There are a couple of tell-tale signs that signal fall's arrival — the dip in temperature, the changing of the leaves, and, most annoyingly, our skin drying out. With the drop in humidity combined with exposure to indoor heating, our skin takes a serious beating come the cooler months of the year. But whether your Sahara-like complexion is a seasonal thing or simply something you're genetically prone to, there's a new skincare product that's poised to become your saving grace: Sisley Paris' Velvet Sleeping Mask ($140, Violet Gray).
The follow-up to the brand's cult-favorite Black Rose Mask, this overnight formula, which was eight years in the making, is a dream for parched, sensitive skin. Its star ingredient is Saffron flower, which is utilized for its ability to calm an irritated complexion and leave it radiant. Additionally, you'll find a blend of nourishing ingredients in this sleeping mask, including shea butter, kokum butter, thyme honey, macadamia oil, Japanese Lilyturf extract, plant-based glycerin, provitamin B5, and Padina pavonica extract.
To get the most out of this velvety blend, apply a thin layer to your face and neck one to two times a week and leave it on overnight. Highly absorbent and deeply moisturizing, the mask will quickly penetrate the skin, so you won't find remnants on your pillow come morning.
Though it was just launched this summer, it's already gained something of a cult following.
One customer shared, "The mask itself is very smooth for great coverage while applying, and has a lovely natural floral fragrance. In the morning my skin looked younger, dewey, bright and hydrated! The feeling lasted throughout the day and I noticed a radiance [throughout] my makeup. A great, gentle and effective mask!"
Another went on to rave, "This mask is absolutely amazing! The [first] time I used this, I woke up with my skin looking and feeling just amazing. [It] looked clearer and younger-looking. I am just amazed by this mask. Truly a great product. My skin hasn't looked this good in years!"
While the Sisely Paris Velvet Sleeping Mask may be a splurge, those who suffer from dry skin know how life-changing it can feel when it's finally met with a product that can properly soothe it. We say pamper your skin the way it deserves to be: After all, it's the only face you've got!
Where to buy: $140, Violet Gray
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