hydrating masque

anonymous asked:

Can you please recommend some good weekly moisturising masks for dry skin?

  • Clinique Even Better Brightening Moisture Mask
  • Paula’s Choice Skin Recovery Hydrating Treatment Mask
  • Clinique Moisture Surge Overnight Mask
  • Kate Somerville Quench Hydrating Mask
  • Dermalogica Skin Hydrating Masque
  • GlamGlow ThirstyMud Mask
  • Glossier Moisturizing Moon Mask

SheaMoisture Manuka Honey & Mafura Oil Intensive Hydration Shampoo and Hair Masque 

Back in October, I hit up my local Target and noticed that SheaMoisture had a new line. Since my other shampoo (SheaMoisture Raw Shea Butter Moisture Retention Shampoo) was running low and expired (yes, I know!), I had to get a new shampoo and thought I’d try this one. I also got the masque. 

The scent: I would say that there is a fig-scented, brown sugar aroma–which I absolutely love. If you’re a fan of earthy scents, then this is for you. You can also smell the honey, but it isn’t overbearing. 

Key ingredients (according to the product labels):

  • Manuka Honey: contains anti-inflammatory properties that soothe the scalp. Helps create a moisturizing barrier.
  • Mafura Oil: contains high levels of beneficial oleic acid. Helps replenish oils stripped from hair.
  • African Rock Fig: contains antioxidant Vitamin C, which helps keep hair looking vibrant.

The Intensive Hydration Shampoo: As always, I diluted the shampoo with apple cider vinegar and water, but made sure I had higher concentrations of the shampoo to actually test the product. Interestingly enough, I was able to do a bit of finger detangling in the shower with this shampoo when I cleansed my hair. This shampoo also left my hair very moisturised–even more so than the Moisture Retention Shampoo, which sometimes left my hair feeling dry if I used to much of it. 

The Intensive Hydration Hair Masque: One of the best conditioners I have ever tried hands down. The conditioner has a super thick and creamy consistency. I massaged it between my fingers and there was so much slip, so naturally, I was really excited to see how it would work for my hair. Although I considered using the conditioner straight out of the container, I decided to add EVOO and avocado oil to the mix and a few drops of rosemary essential oil. Then I worked the masque generously into my thick hair. I left it in for an hour and when I hopped in the shower, I noticed just how easy it was to remove the tangles and shedding that I didn’t get during my detangling session the night before. My fingers literally glided through my strands under the stream of water. Also, my kinky, coarse hair literally felt like butter! It was so smooth and soft.

Overall, the shampoo and the hair masque are definitely keepers. I was in HEAVEN as I was washing and conditioning my hair today. If you choose not to get the shampoo,  please look into getting the hair masque–it works wonders for kinky hair. I’m so happy with my purchases! With the combination of the three ingredients plus gylcerin, shea butter, and aloe vera juice–these will be my fall and winter staples! :-) 

@officialjdunn: ✨Sunday Facial✨

1. CLEANSE #EmmaHardie Moringa cleansing balm

2. EXFOLIATE #PeterThomasRoth Pumpkin enzyme mask

3. STEAM #SkinOwl beauty steam

4. CLAY MASK #DrSebagh skin perfecting mask

5.HYDRATING MASK #SkinCeuticals Hydrating B5 Masque

6. EYE CREAM #EstèeLauder advanced night repair eye

7. MOISTURIZE #PixiSkintreats Beauty Sleep Cream

emes  asked:

helloo, can i ask a question about moisturizers? i have pretty dry skin, which i know means i should use a really rich moisturizer, but something about my skin chemistry means a lot of moisturizers just sit on my skin and make it feel sorta gross, so i often avoid moisturizing. i really like serums and gel formulas, but i feel that a lot of those don't moisturize enough? are there any products you can recommend? thank u ^_^ this blog has saved my face

You are indeed correct that many gel moisturizers do not do a good job moisturizing. This could be because they contain hyaluronic acid, which is water binding. This can be good if it is drawing water from the environment but on some occasions it just draws your moisturizer from deep inside your skin. Kind of like a beauty product water vampire. Here’s more on that.  

That being said, I totally love and have been happy with the effects of hyaluronic acid on my very dry skin and I have very dry sensitive skin in the winter. So sometimes I just stare at the science that goes against me and say NAHHHHHHHH. 

But if you want to avoid it and think your gel moisturizers aren’t doing the trick, I can recommend Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Overnight Hydrating Masque. It’s more of your traditional cream, and it hyrates my skin so much that like, it tingles? But not unpleasantly, just like it’s forcing moisture in. That, combined with Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cream (a daily moisturizer) your skin should be good. I honestly skip daily moisturizer sometimes and just use an overnight masque and I’m okay. I recommend both these products to my friends with severe dry skin and eczema.