Sometimes the middle of the year feels like it can drag on – it’s not quite yet spring in the southern hemisphere, and it’s still five months until the end of the year. To cure the end of winter blues, we recommend taking some time out for yourself, whether it be 15 minutes or a whole afternoon, to look after you and your skin.
Perfect for this task is our Epiology® Advanced Anti-Acne Recovery Mask. It’s a luxurious facial mask designed to rescue and restore skin troubled by acne, maintain a youthful appearance, and protect against the effects of the sun and environmental free radicals.
What gives it these superpowers? The Recovery Mask combines the benefits of our patented active ingredient, IDP®, hyaluronic acid and glycerine to help your skin retain moisture and remain smooth and soft.
We love talking about IDP®, and for good reason. It’s a natural bioactive protein isolated from fresh, pasteurised milk, and acts as a powerful defensive shield against infection. IDP® penetrates deep into the pores of stubborn spots to prevent the spread of acne-causing bacteria and reduce redness and irritation, leaving skin nourished and clear.
You may have heard of hyaluronic acid before, but did you know that it is naturally produced by your body, and works to keep your skin soft and moisturised? However, the natural aging process, exposure to UV light and pollution can reduce your levels of hyaluronic acid. This can cause skin to dry out, and increase the number of wrinkles and fine lines (which we all want to avoid!), so by using a product with hyaluronic acid as an ingredient you can ensure your skin gets all its benefits.
The other hero ingredient in the Recovery Mask is glycerine, which we also discussed in our blog last month. Glycerine is a natural component of healthy skin, and works to hydrate the skin to make it smooth, nourished and soft. It does this by pulling water into the outer layer of your skin from the deeper dermal layers and the air, essentially trapping the moisture to keep it hydrated.
Some days, your skin just needs that something extra, and that’s when the Recovery Mask works well in conjunction with Epiology’s three step system. Once you’ve used the Anti-Acne Foaming Cleanser, give your skin that extra boost by applying the mask to restore and rejuvenate, before applying our Advanced Anti-Acne Cream (and Extra Strength Spot Gel if needed!).
You can purchase the mask in our online shop as a single mask and in a 5 pack, or in selected Unichem and Life Pharmacies around New Zealand.