Giving Good Face
Grace Lim 
Lancôme’s Advanced Genifique serum

Sleep Tight

A good night’s rest is essential to keep one’s complexion clear and healthy. Now get a double boost as you snooze with Laneige White Dew Vita Capsule Sleeping Mask. Formulated with Saururus Chinensis extract, vitamin B5, Trehalose and Raffinose and Vita Powder, it is also fortified with vitamin C to prevent pigmentation. For even greater effect, combine the White Dew Vita Powder with the mask.


Fuss Free

The star of Kiehl’s Instant Renewal Concentrate Mask are the three plant-derived cold-pressed oils from Brazil’s Amazon – Copaiba resin oil, Pracaxi oil and Andiroba oil – that offer instant hydration. After a few times using it, the skin will be noticeably smoother and feel softer. It is also pretty easy to use and doesn’t leave a mess. The formula is infused into the mask using a unique hydrogel biocellulose technology to ensure no drip and no mess while delivering quick absorption and hydration. The mask comes in a two-piece design that sits comfortably on any face shape.


Sink In

For those familiar with Lancôme’s Advanced Genifique serum, you will be delighted to know that Lancome has created a single sheet mask containing the same amount of Bifidus extract as a whole bottle of Advance Genifique. The Hydrogel Melting Mask delivers results instantly visible on skin, the result of advanced microscopic technology developed to optimise the penetration of the active ingredients in the mask into the skin. It is made with a special, heat-sensitive hydrogel mesh which melts into a fluid at skin temperature, releasing its active ingredients on contact with the skin. It half-melts into the skin with a soft, pleasant texture without that greasy or sticky feeling. You can apply it for 10 minutes before makeup application to ensure better-hydrated skin, 20 minutes to plump the skin, or 30 minutes before sleeping for firmer, younger looking skin in the morning.

Quick Fix

How does getting radiant, younger looking skin in just 15 minutes sound? If instant gratification is what you are after, Clarins’ new Super Restorative Instant Lift Mask will let you see results in a jiffy.

It is the brand’s first anti-ageing sheet mask with replenishing organic harungana extract that helps skin become more defined and toned. It boasts the synergy of a unique serum texture paired with a stretch mask made with 100% natural fibres and wood cellulose, with special slots for the ears for a better fit. Leave it on the skin for 15 minutes for an instant boost.


Into the Blue


Biotherm is applying its revolutionary Life Plankton Essence to a beauty mask suitable for any skin condition. The tissue mask is made from 100% biodegradable organic cotton and is not only able to soak a high content of essence but also infuse the skin with a high concentration of Life Plankton. It is also given the Organic 100 content standard certificate, which confirms that it is made with organically grown materials and guarantees the traceability and integrity of the raw materials across all manufacturing stages. Whether you need it for a skin emergency or to relax on a Friday night, the mask soothes and effectively hydrates skin, promising renewed radiance after only one application.

This article first appeared in Focus Malaysia Issue 273.