Recently I have been using the Pearl Brightening Sleeping mask from LAPCOS as my final touch at night. Make no mistake, it is not a night cream. Night creams tend to have a thicker consistency so that they can slowly soak into the skin overnight. This sleeping mask has a much thinner consistency to it. It is a light cream that oddly reminds me of a water cream as far as texture goes.
According to the Lapcos website…
Our Pearl Sleeping Cream features a 2-in-1 formula with a convenient spout that makes it so that you can enjoy the brightening, skin tone evening efficacies at home or on the go. For an even and energized appearance, this balancing formula revitalizes dull, lackluster complexions come morning. Pearl Extract & Glycolic Acid both lightly exfoliate to clarify skin and reveal a glowing complexion. Bilberries contain both strong anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties to even and resurface the skin tone, and defend against spot-causing environmental aggressors.
How to use: After face cream, apply the cream evenly across face (avoiding the eye area) as the last step of your nighttime skincare routine. Cleanse in the morning with warm water. Use two times per week or when needed.
Now, I am currently using a moisturizer that is a day cream. I do have an actual night cream on hand as well. I have about half a tube of the Grown Alchemist Night cream left. It is a good cream and I need to write a full review of it, but basically I like it, but needed a break from the heavy floral scent of it. I can only take the scent for so long before I have to put the cream away. However, for this I can rotate it into use if needed since I know it works well.
Here is the thing with this sleeping mask. If I used the sleeping mask as the last step over the day cream that I am currently using (111Skin’s Y Theorem Day Cream) then I had to use it every night because the day cream really isn’t enough of a moisturizer for night time use. If I tried using the sleeping mask over a night cream (Grown Alchemist) then is never really absorbed. The night cream basically had it covered and the services of the sleeping mask were not needed.
And so the mask sat on my skin.
Well, actually the mask absorbed into my pillow case and now my pillow case has a grease spot from the side of my face. I’m hoping it washes out when I do laundry this evening.
I tried the sleeping mask on its own without the day cream as sort of a replacement night cream, but I just didn’t like it. The sleeping mask absorbed almost all the way, unlike when I paired it with any other product, but it didn’t feel like my skin was getting the correct level of moisture.
For me the trick with this mask was finding the right balance. It couldn’t be used in conjunction with a night cream and it couldn’t really be used on its own. So I had to use it after my day cream absorbed in simply because my day cream wasn’t providing enough moisture for the night.
I really wanted to like this mask. I would love to have an affordable sleeping mask that I could just have on hand. This one is very affordable, but I’m afraid it just isn’t for me. Perhaps if I had much drier skin I would be able to combine it with a night cream and be happy, but even when my skin is at its driest, it isn’t dry enough for this sleeping mask.
This is a sleeping mask for people with really dry skin.
I would much rather just get a good night cream and skip the sleeping mask. It would have been a lot less trouble. I am all for adding a variety of products to my list. I don’t mind having a long and detailed arrangement of skin care products. when it comes to skincare I am not a minimalist. However, if an item is on my list, then there is a clear benefit. Sleeping masks have a benefit. I have tried several that I really like. This just isn’t one of them.