Have you ever noticed just how good your skin looks on a Saturday? That necessary lie-in manifests itself in brighter eyes and a healthy, rosy flush across the cheeks. The lack of rude interruptions from your iPhone alarm lends your complexion a kind of glow that just isn't possible on a weekday—without intervention, of course. And then there's the promise of an entire two days to fill with whatever you choose—a kind of hope that simply makes the face gleam.
Well, that's the belief by trendy skincare line Saturday Skin, which has scooped up all the bliss of a Saturday morning and funnelled it into a nine product–strong skincare line to use every day. Hailing from Seoul, South Korea (where else?), you'll have noticed the range bandied about all over on your Instagram feed—it is by and large decked out in that shade of pink—catnip for the social age. But until now, try as you might (and boy did I try), you just couldn't get a bottle of the stuff in the UK.
Thankfully, Cult Beauty knows what's up and has just stocked its virtual shelves with the range. Curious to know if it lives up to the hype? I was too, so I put a few formulas to the test to help guide you towards the products you'll want to try yourself—because believe me when I say you will want to try this.
Made of biocellulose, Saturday Skin's sheet masks have a bit more grip than paper versions, meaning they won't peel away from your jawline or pucker up around the nose. This one is soaked in a serum containing bilberry, liquorice and lotus extracts, which are all brilliant at gently erasing dark spots and amping up the radiance of the skin.
Neither too flimsy nor too rich, Saturday Skin's moisturiser gives skin that comfortable feeling that comes with being suitably hydrated without weighing it down with too many heavy oils and butters—perfect if your skin is pretty balanced as it is.
I'm already rather partial to a regular face misting, but Saturday Skin's is fast becoming one of my firm favourites. It contains kiwi and grape extracts to hydrate, as well as rosemary and lavender to tone—I've been using it post-cleansing, to set makeup and to refresh my skin at tactical intervals, and I'm pretty certain its the reason my skin has stopped hoovering up my makeup throughout the day.
While gel cleansers are brilliant at deep cleaning, they have the propensity to strip the skin of all-natural moisture, which is why cream cleansers like this one have come to the fore. It contains apple, peach and citrus fruit extracts that collect excess oils and dirt, whilst feeding skin an extra dose of hydration, so it doesn't feel squeaky clean and tight.
The second of the brand's sheet masks, this one contains our old friend hyaluronic acid, as well as aloe and watermelon to ply skin with a heavy hit of hydration.