As soon as winter rolls around, it seems that everyone begins experiencing the same skin complaint: dullness. Achieving that coveted glow during the summer months is difficult enough, but in winter it's even harder to obtain.
With weather extremes and temperature changes to contend with, your skin faces more stresses. Some will find their skin becomes dry and irritated, which can lead to seasonal flare-ups of hyperpigmentation, rosacea, eczema, and psoriasis. It's critical, then, to nourish and revitalise your skin. That's where Versed's Doctor's Visit Instant Resurfacing Mask (£17) comes in.
By now, you'll already be familiar with our beautiful sister brand, Versed. Not only are the products affordable (every single item is under £18), but the sustainably sourced, vegan, cruelty-free, results-driven skincare buys are also essentially everything you need to ensure your skin looks its best year-round. Still, its latest addition, the jelly-like Doctor's Visit Mask, surpasses even our highest expectations.
Best described as a salon-grade facial in a tub, beauty emporium Cult Beauty described it as "a literal pot of gold." Here's why. Featuring a triple threat of AHA, BHA, and enzyme exfoliation, it tackles the aforementioned effects of hyperpigmentation and boosts cell turnover for brighter, smoother, rejuvenated skin. The lactic and glycolic acids dissolve dull, dead skin and help fade dark spots, while salicylic acid minimises the appearance of pores and redness. And that instant glow is all thanks to vitamin C–rich pineapple and papaya enzymes, which gently remove the outer layer of dead skin cells that trap bacteria and sebum, all the while moisturising and softening skin.
Like the rest of the Versed skincare collection, the Doctor's Visit Mask is vegan, cruelty-free, and clean. It's as safe as it is effective. That means no tingling and no burning, just a post-facial glow in a flash with results that build. Oh, and did we mention you only need to apply it once a week for just a few short minutes to see these impressive results?
To reap the Doctor's Visit Mask's benefits, apply a thin, even layer to clean, dry skin. Leave it on the skin for two to three minutes, then rinse it off with cool water. Its potency means it shouldn't be used for longer than three minutes tops and that you should avoid using other acid-based products and retinoids for 24 hours before and after each use to allow your skin time to adjust from the treatment. Once a week is all you need, and you'll soon start to see noticeable results.
As with any new product, we always recommend doing a patch test on your arm before you use this mask. Your skin is yours and yours alone, so what works for someone else mightn't be what's right for you. Still, we're pretty confident that once you've got the green light, this will become a staple in your skincare regimen.
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