I was looking at all these Asian brand “sleeping packs” and “gel masks” where you apply a mask with gel texture on your skin and go to sleep for the mask to work – usually for moisturizing benefits. It then struck me that I could do the same with a gel moisturizer! So I did my experiment and here’s a weekly treat I give myself :)
What you need is … a gel based moisturizer <- stating the obvious :P
My gel moisturizer of choice is currently Vichy Aqualia Thermal Aqua Gel. Its quite new in the Vichy skincare range and is a light gel texture that’s translucent and feels watery and cool on the skin.
I was using it as a day time moisturizer before. It works great because its so light and non sticky and keeps my skin all lovely and moisturized and interestingly, cools down my skin too! But I’m using the Guerlain Super Aqua Triple Protection in the day now, so my Vichy Aqualia Thermal aqua gel is my weekly “sleeping pack” mask. Here’s how I do it.
Sleeping Pack mask with gel moisturizer:-
- Scoop out a generous amount of gel moisturizer
- Apply a thick layer of moisturizer on your cleansed skin
- Relax and go to bed
- Wake up with lovely moisturized skin with a “toing toing” texture
I’m actually really liking the Vichy Aqualia Thermal aqua gel moisturizer. Works very well for me both as day moisturizer and mask and cools down my skin in hot weather. When I’m at home during the weekends, I like using it as a day moisturizer for this purpose. There is a scent which would have been nicer if they did not add it but did not bug me very much. For those for whom it matters, it is oil free and paraben free but does contain alcohol and dimethicone. At RM100/50ml its pretty affordable and it works for me.
Have you tried doing something similar with your gel moisturizers? I do it once a week or twice if I feel like it. I have combination-dry skin and I believe this is helping me since I sleep in an air-conditioned room :)
Vichy Aqualia Thermal Aqua Gel retails at RM100/50ml at all Vichy counters