Monday, 29 December 2014

Mizon Goodnight White Sleeping Mask

What is a Sleeping Mask and do I need one?
Sleeping masks are yet another step in your already crowded beauty routine, some of you may be groaning right now, while others may be rubbing their hands in delight at the thought of another product to add to your growing arsenal! Sleeping masks are your last step at night to be used 2-3 times a week. Their aim is to deliver an intense burst of moisture to dehydrated or unhappy skin, so if yor skin is very dehydrated like mine you may wish to use one every night, while those people with less dryness may only need to use them as a weekly treat. 

I picked up Mizon Goodnight White Sleeping Mask from RRS (you may recall it from my first post) and I've been using it ever since. 

I just love the simple blue packaging

Packaging - It comes in a 50ml tube and is also available in an 80ml tub - I do like the convenience of the tube packaging and price per ml works out better if you buy the tube packaging too. Also from a quick glance at cosdna I'm not sure if the formulation of the tub mask is the same as the tube, despite the same name.

Scent - Very subtle, maybe a hint of lavender? Anyway it's quite soothing and perfect for night time.

Thick gel texture

Feel - Not very creamy or rich, which is what I was expecting from a sleeping mask. From what I'd read beforehand online I imagined all sleeping masks to be an extra boost of occlusive hydration - so when I squeezed the first bit out, I was very surprised to find it was a thick gel texture. It spreads easily over the skin and sinks in fast - the feel of spreading the cream is really nice, it's just so light and easy to spread and you don't feel like it's just sitting there waiting to be absorbed by your pillowcase as soon as you nod off to sleep.

On my first night of using it I left out my starfish step thinking that using them both together may be too hydrating and boy was I wrong - this cream contributes minimal hydration. I was so dissapointed thinking that this was a wasted purchase (however nice it felt slathering it on at night.) So I checked out the ingredients list, only to find that this packs a huge Niacinamide punch - not so useless afterall.
What is Niacinamide and why was I so excited?
Niacinamide also known as Vitamin B3 or Nicotinamide works well as an anti-inflammatory and is used as an adjunct to many acne treatments with some new creams containing niacinamide as well as the usual acne medication. Niacinamide has also shown very promising results as a skin whitener when applied topically (not a skin bleacher it will not make you paler than your natural colouring) and is especially effective at treating post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (those pesky marks left behind by spots!) and uneven skin tone (dodgy panda eye tan marks left over from a summer wearing sunglasses anyone?) 
White as the snow comes into your skin!! Purest skin will come true!!

Ingredients:  Aqua, Dimethicone, Cyclomethicone, Niacinamide, Butylene Glycol, Alcohol, Polsorbate 20, Glycerine, Sodium Hyaluronate, Polyacrylate-13, Polyisobutene, Caprylyl Gycol, Ethylhexyl Glycerine, Tropolone, Triethenolmaine, Carbomer, Trehalose, Sclerotium Gum, Broussonetia Extract, Morus Alba Bark Extract, Patethine, Placental Protein, Natto Gum, Biosaccharide Gum-1, Disodium EDTA, C1 17200, C1 42090, Fragrance

Results: Using this Product in conjunction with the rest of my skincare routine has considerably lightened the stubborn red marks and pigmentation left on my chin and around my nostrils - left over from previous breakouts and the freckles on my cheeks left over from a summer spent in the sun have also almost completely faded and are now only visible under bright light. 

Rebuy - Although Mizon Goodnight White Sleeping Mask is amazing, it's not quite what I'm looking for at the moment as my skin is constantly dry, so I'll be continuing my search for a new Sleeping Pack after finishing this tube. I imagine this could easily become a HG sleeping pack for ladies with oily skin or those with PIH - it really is so light and non-oily and at this price-point I really do think it's worth the risk and I am considering buying another tube "just in case" as it's so reasonably priced.