When traveling the world, you not only discover new foods, sights and customs, but also great products that you can't buy back home. This is how the co-founders of BioRepublic SkinCare, Justin Hong and Paolo Mentonelli, came across sheet masks while spending time in Asia. They took things a step further and decided to introduce the Korean-inspired products to the US market last year - great news for ladies on the go.
Face masks are an important part of after-flight skincare routine to rejuvenate skin after spending hours in ruthless airplane cabin conditions (Say No To Plane Face - Step 2: In-Flight). It’s best to bring along single use packets to save space and avoid having to put the mask in a travel-sized container, where it can harden and change texture in the process.
BioRepublic's powerful serum-infused sheet masks take the convenience to another level. Not only are they almost weightless and take up virtually no room in a carry-on, but they don't need to be rinsed off after use. Not having to wash your face after the mini spa session means you can keep your mascara on, treat the serum as your moisturizer and be out the door for a post landing dinner or early morning meeting after a redeye within minutes. It doesn't get any easier than that!
Loaded with active botanicals, these express facial treatments deliver results immediately after use. The steps are simple:
- Wash your face or use a cleansing wipe you are tight on time to remove any makeup or product you already have on your skin. If you’re not rushed, it’s best to gentle exfoliator like the Natura Bissé Tolerance Enzyme Peel to refresh the skin’s surface after flying.
- Unfold the mask, smooth it onto your face and leave for 15-20 mins.
- Peel off the sheet and pat the serum into your rejuvenated skin.
Each mask contains a proprietary blend of five of nature’s time-proven skin remedies – witch hazel water, licorice root, star anise, green tea extract, and vitamin E. Here's what's currently on the menu:
Aloe Rescue Revitalizing Fiber Mask
Soothing aloe vera, plumping phytocollagen, and nourishing vitamin E means immediate hydration. Perfect post flight love and savior during your next beach trip.
Cucumber Breeze Soothing Fiber Mask
Soothing natural cucumber extract, plumping plant collagen, and healing vitamin E reduces swelling, tightens pores and calms irritated skin. All this while tackling premature aging caused by dryness and stress. You can't go wrong with it if you plan to go skiing or hang out in the sun!
Green Tea Detox Purifying Fiber Mask
The antioxidants-packed natural green tea extract and plant collagen heal and detox the skin while helping control oiliness. Perfect for those who suffer from post travel blemishes! Green tea has even been shown to protect skin cells against UV radiation, reducing the damage caused during the flight.
Pomegranate Crush Illuminating Mark
This Pomegranate and green tea extract infusion helps smooth and nourish and brighten your complexion while evening skin tone. Pomegranate is a potent antioxidant with anti-inflammatory properties.
The masks contain no Parabens, Sulfates, Pthalates, or any other harmful chemicals that could irritate the skin making them suitable for most skin types. As an added bonus, with BioRepublic SkinCare, landing pretty is eco-friendly. Their packaging is biodegradable and the products are not tested on animals, making beautiful skin feel even better! The masks are available for purchase online at BioRepublic SkinCare, Birchbox and they're soon coming to Bluefly.