Historically, I’ve had normal to oily combination skin. But I’ve noticed now that I’m approaching my third decade, my skin is changing. It’s moving towards normal to dry, and for the most part, I ain’t mad about it. This shift comes with its own set of needs, and it’s very apparent when I make the wrong decision with skin care. This week I tested out a new cleanser that’s meant for oily to combination skin, and it left me with the worst dry patches around my noise. It stripped my skin completely, and I couldn’t shake the scaly feeling even after moisturizing. Enter this week’s Beauty VIP, June Jacobs Intensive Age Defying Hydrating Masque.
This masque is no joke. It completely eliminated those dry patches and provided my skin with the most intense blast of hydration. The tiniest bit goes a long way, which is great, considering the $80 price tag. The intense moisturizing properties are matched with a potent combination of anti-aging ingredients to smooth fine lines and increase collagen and proteins in the skin. There’s white, red and green extracts coupled with goji berry, pomegranate and grapefruit extracts to help neutralize signs of premature aging, which if you go outside at all, are everywhere in the form of free radicals floating around in the environment.
A few more ingredients to boast about are sweet almond oil, rich in fatty acids and vitamins A and E, and something called Konjac Mannan, which comes from the root of a tree that grows in Africa and Asia. While the ingredient doesn’t have name recognition, its effects are obvious on the skin. It acts as a humectant to maintain moisture and helps create volume in the skin’s appearance.
Another perk? You can reap the effects of this masque overnight by applying it in a thin layer. It will perform like a balm so it doesn’t make a mess on your pillow. I tried this and woke up with plump, healthy-looking skin. Amazing! I sense a weekly winter skincare ritual coming on…
Check out the deets on June Jacobs master masque here.