Even though we're only three days into April (aka still another two months off winter), I'm already tweaking my skincare routine to suit the changing seasons. Why? Because despite the fact I'm currently spending most of my time indoors (work, Netflix etc.), Sydney's recent rainy, windy weather has left me flaky and dry. My poor lips, for instance, are practically peeling off my face. (I've already pulled out last year's autumn lip balm wardrobe for help.) As for the rest of my mug, I've doubled up on applying my favourite hydrating serum ($89), and now add a few drops of oil to my moisturiser at night.
That said, there's one product in particular I've seen a real difference from using. Introducing: Charlotte Tilbury's latest launch, the Instant Magic Facial Dry Sheet Mask ($35).
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Referred to by the brand as "the dry mask of the future", it was largely inspired by innovations in Korean skincare. (Isn't everything these days?) One of its main selling points is the use of biomimetic technology which allows beneficial ingredients (like vitamin B3, and skin-boosting peptides) to be impregnated into the fabric mask itself, doing away with the need for a water-based formula. These ingredients are activated by putting on the mask and pressing it into the skin. Amazing, right? Because of the dry formula, which is naturally resistant to bacteria growth, you can also use each mask three times.
(FYI, per use, it works out at $11.60—not bad.) Personally, it only took one go for me to fall head over heels in love. After 15 minutes, my dull face had recovered a little of its former glow, and the effects lasted all day. Even better, there was no gloopy cleanup. I'll definitely be stocking up in the next few months.