Slathering on a sleeping mask during summer is a bit too much for my combination skin, but now that the weather is getting cooler, it’s the perfect time to bring a sleeping mask back into my daily nighttime skin care routine.
When Korean cosmetics brand AROMATICA launched their latest LIVELY collection, I was immediately drawn to its cute pastel minimalist packaging. Since my skin needs a lot more hydration during fall and winter, I picked out AROMATICA’s sleeping masks to put to the test.
Which one out of the two sleeping masks do I consider my favorite? Read on to find out!
What it claims to do: Nourish, soothe and moisturize dull and tired skin
My experience: A skin care product’s ingredients list is always a must-read for me since my skin can be quite sensitive to certain ingredients. 91% of the Lively Vita Glow Sleeping Mask’s ingredients are natural, such as its mango, guava, and sea buckthorn extracts. These extracts alone already provide many great vitamins for the skin, including Vitamins A, B, C, and E, all of which help promote healthier-looking skin.
I normally get at least 7-8 hours of sleep but there are days when I am sleep-deprived so I face the consequences the next day — hello, tired skin. Luckily, the Lively Vita Glow Sleeping Mask comes to the rescue! This sleeping mask feels soft and silky upon application and although it doesn’t feel like a thick cream, it does feel rich enough to give me a boost of hydration overnight.
I like to slather on a good amount of this at the last step of my skin care routine, especially when I know that I won’t be getting enough beauty sleep. The results? My skin goes from looking exhausted and dull to bright, plump and dewy the next morning!
What it claims to do: Clarify and rejuvenate skin, and improve skin’s elasticity
My experience: Packed with skin-rejuvenating ingredients like kale, celery, parsley and spinach extracts, as well as moringa oleifera seed oil, the Lively Vege Cleanse Sleeping Mask is exactly what my skin needs when it feels irritated or congested. The vitamin-rich leafy green ingredients help promote collagen production and detoxify skin. I think of it as a green juice cleanse, but for my skin!
Just like the Lively Vita Glow Sleeping Mask, the Vege Cleanse Sleeping Mask applies smoothly and doesn’t leave a tacky feeling. This sleeping mask also has a lightweight formula so I don’t have to worry about creating a mess on my pillowcase the next morning.
When my skin is breaking out, the Lively Vege Cleanse Sleeping Mask does a great job of calming my skin. My skin feels refreshed and hydrated, and my skin texture feels a lot smoother after applying this sleeping mask before bed the previous night. It’s the ultimate skin pick-me-up!
My Final Verdict
It’s impossible for me to choose one out of the two sleeping masks to call my favorite since they target different skin concerns. They’re both amazing in their own ways so I’ll keep both of them on my skin care vanity and alternate between them, depending on how my skin feels.
If you’re after dewy and glowing skin, I recommend going for the Lively Vita Glow Sleeping Mask. If you have sensitive or acne-prone skin, or if you’re looking to give your skin a detox, then the Lively Vege Cleanse Sleeping mask is your best bet.