Facial packs/ masks are cosmetic products utilized for skin rejuvenation. Facial masks are divided into 4 groups:
- Sheet masks are made of a cloth containing ingredients that create an occlusive barrier. Sheet masking is a way of sealing the active serums underneath in the skin.
- Peel-off masks make the use of film-forming polymers. Once they complete drying, they create a very cohesive plastic layer allowing for the manual removal of the product without leaving any residue.
- Rinse-off masks are applied and let to dry, then rinsed off.
- Hydrogels are often used as localized drug depots which release the drug (hyaluronic acid, oils, plant extracts, pearl extracts etc.) directly onto the skin. Their hydrophilic base creates a matrix to the skin, which allows high efficacy in delivering active ingredients into the skin.
The benefits of facial masks include:
- a) Skin feels fresh and rejuvenated.
- b) Keeps the skin supple.
- c) Tightens the skin.
- d) Delays onset of pimples.
The ingredients in each face mask decides the results it may reap and which skin-type will benefit.
-Retinoic acid enhances the repair of ultraviolet (UV)-damaged skin and can reduce wrinkles caused by photoaging.
-Vitamin C (l-ascorbic acid) has a photoprotective effect and the ability to scavenge free radicals and destroy oxidizing agents.
-Gold nanoparticles improve blood circulation, skin elasticity, and can rejuvenate the skin and reduce the formation of wrinkles.
-The presence of iron oxide provides a magnetic property to the mask, which enhances occlusive behaviour & hydrates the skin.
-Mineral clays has astringency and physical exfoliation qualities.
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