Kiehl's introduced its Ultra Facial Overnight Hydrating Face Mask with 10.5% Squalane, a multi-use mask that helps to deeply nourish and stabilize skin's barrier by reducing moisture loss over night for refreshed skin by morning. This restorative product is designed to prevent dryness for up to three days, helping to treat particularly dehydrated, flaky and tight skin.
According to the company, the mask's transformative balm-to-oil texture contains 10.5% plant-derived squalane and glacial glyco-protein. The squalane acts as an emollient to deeply hydrate and strengthen the barrier, making skin feel supple and soft. The glacial glycoprotein is described as a renewable, naturally derived protein that adapts to extreme environments; it is applied in the formula to draw moisture into skin.
The Ultra Facial Overnight Hydrating Face Mask can be applied in different ways: all over the face for deep moisture replenishment over night, as described; or to specific problem areas that tend to experience more dryness. The formula can also be applied as a 15-min tissue-off treatment, i.e., removed using a tissue; or used as a cleansing balm to gently melt away makeup and residue from the face while leaving the skin feeling clean and hydrated.
“The skin can experience up to 93% more water loss at night,” said Nancy Ilaya, Ph.D., Kiehl's global scientific director. “This is because when our bodies are asleep, our skin tends to produce less sebum/oil than is needed to maintain adequate hydration, and therefore we experience more transepidermal water loss ... Ultra Facial Overnight Hydrating Face Mask was specially formulated to help minimize overnight water loss by flooding the skin with nourishing hydration to supplement moisture that may be lost during sleep ... to reveal supple, healthy-looking skin by morning."
Ingredients: Water (Aqua), Lauryl Laurate, Squalane, Isononyl Isononanoate, Behenyl Behenate, Sorbitan Olivate, Sorbitan Stearate, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Candelilla Cera/Candelilla Wax, Propanediol, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Polyacrylate, Chlorphenesin, Ethylhexylglycerin, Pseudoalteromonas Ferment Extract, Salicylic Acid, Sodium Hydroxide.