Repairing the Hydra Biome for Face Mask Friday

I’ll admit, my face mask choice was inspired by my skin care line up. In thinking about the Korres Foaming Cream Cleanser I remembered the Hydra Biome mask, also from the Probiotic Yoghurt line from Korres. This mask comes in a heavy glass jar which is lovely frosted glass. However its weight means that I tend to store it towards the back of the masks and so it often gets obscured by smaller trial sized masking tubes and bots that I am trying to clear out of the way.

Today I was reminded of it and remembered that I both really liked the mask and that i hadn’t used it in a while. For those who don’t know much about the mask, according to the website the Korres Hydra-Biome Probiotic Superdose Face mask is supposed to…

Mask applied

Fortify your skin’s natural protective layer, often broken down by stress, pollution and diet. Through a clinically tested blend of superfoods, hyaluronic acid, and skin-rebalancing technology, this mask improves elasticity, radiance, and texture for a revitalized, healthier look.

The mask has a vaguely yoghurt-y scent to it, but it isn’t overpowering. It still smells very clean and fresh. The yoghurt is more pronounced as a scent in the mask than in the cleanser, but both still smell really clean. One thing I love about this mask is that you can practically see your skin drinking it in.

I apply the mask in a thin layer and and let it sit for fifteen minutes. At the end of the fifteen minutes a large amount of the mask has absorbed into the skin. The rest gets rinsed off. Your skin takes what it needs and just leaves the rest. So there is no over hydrating or greasiness. You are just left with clean and hydrated skin. This mask feels as though it ought to be used in the summer. I think I feel that way because I tend to keep it refrigerated. So cold mask used to beat summer heat.

mask after 15 minutes

In all honesty though, it works wonders on winter dry skin as well. In the winter my face sucks it in as though my pores were actually little vacuums. There is very little left on my skin then. In the summer i can go a little lighter with the application if I want, but I forgot and just applied the same level of product as I did in the winter.

My skin really liked the mask today. I personally also enjoyed the time out I got from it. I lit my candle (still using the La Playa Salted Blue Agave Candle from Paddywax) and then put in my ear phones. Today was The Pogues for my zoning out music. I know. Not entirely Zen like, but it made me happy and we all relax in our own little ways.

My skin loved the Korres Hydra-Biome Mask (I think this is either my second or third jar of this mask, I can’t remember. I’m fairly certain I finished the second at the same time as Korres had a sale and I picked up the third. But I could be mistaken.) It is one that I have repurchased and will repurchase again in the future. And with both the mask and my fifteen minutes of mental down time, I feel much more prepared to face the rest of the afternoon and take down the rest of Friday.

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