Ladies, if you’re going to sell your soul to Sephora, at least do it for skincare.
Forget those buttery highlights and limited edition eye shadow palettes that all of the beauty gurus tempt you with. Like most ladies in their twenties (struggling to make ends meet between bills and brunch), you probably don’t have a whole lot of disposable income. I know the struggle is real, but you need to be a savvy shopper. A $25 mascara isn’t going to help you get carded until you’re 35, but a high quality moisturizer might. If you’re going to invest in one aspect of your beauty routine, save up for good quality skincare.
Listen, I’m frugal AF and I’m not going to dole out a lot of dough for snake oil. Just because it’s a high-end brand doesn’t mean it’s a great product or made of quality ingredients. I spent hours researching moisturizers to help my chronic dry winter skin. And boy, was I in for a treat. Origins’ Drink Up Intense Overnight Mask is hands down the best face mask for dry skin. I gave my mom a small sample size a few weeks ago, and she won’t stop talking about how much she loves it. And this is coming from a woman who has the most sensitive skin I know.
What makes Origins Drink Up Intensive Overnight Mask the best face mask for dry skin?
I thought you’d never ask.
You can see a huge difference in your skin after just one use.
When it comes to skincare, you’re more likely to see results in the long-term rather than a few hours. To be honest, I’m not sure if most face masks in my collection actually make a difference. This guy is one of the rare exceptions. When my skin is feeling parched, I put this on before bed and wake up with beautiful skin. It doesn’t clog my pores and I swear my makeup goes on smoother. And any dry patches? Gone. 10/10 would recommend to a friend.
High quality product for a very fair price.
A 3.4oz tube goes for $27, which is a fraction of the price of most high-end masks (Glamglow, Peter Thomas Roth, etc.) And a little goes a long way. I use a pea-sized amount and a tube has lasted me more than a year. Did I mention I pretty much use this every night before I go to bed during the winter? The instructions say use twice a week, but if you have really dry skin, treat it more like a really thick moisturizer than a relaxing mask.
It’s a mess-free overnight miracle.
Once upon a time, women would slather globs of cold creams on their faces before going to bed. I can’t even imagine the discomfort of trying to sleep with what feels like a pound of glue on your face, never mind the mess it makes of your sheets. This mask doesn’t feel greasy and absorbs into your skin within a few minutes, meaning your pillowcases stay safe no matter how much you toss and turn.
4+ star rating on all beauty websites.
From beauty retailers to review forums, people are going nuts about this face mask. Don’t believe me? It has a 4.6 star review out of 956 on Sephora’s site.
All of the good stuff, none of the bad stuff.
While I’m an expert reading ingredient labels in the kitchen, my medicine cabinet is a complete mystery to me. There are definitely some things you should avoid like parabens (chemical that mimics estrogen…gross) and sulfates (strips your skin of natural oils), which the Drink Up mask is made without. Are you wondering what active ingredients help this mask pack such a powerful punch? Some of the standout players include:
- Rich in antioxidants
- Anti-inflammatory to reduce puffiness
- Removes excess oils and discourages bacteria growth (great for controlling acne!)
- Helps maintain skin’s pH balance
- Gentle for sensitive skin
Apricot Kernel Oil
- Hydrating and seals in moisture
- Good source of Vitamin A, C, and E
- Reduced fine lines and wrinkles
- So gentle that it’s included in many baby products
- Stimulates blood flow
- Boosts collagen production
- Reduces dark circles
- High in antioxidants
- Anti-aging benefits
Need hydration, stat? Origins almost makes a fast-working face mask for dry skin.
Only have 10 minutes? Origins created a 10 minute version that works like a charm if you forgot to prep your skin the night before. I’ll use this a couple times a week in the morning while I’m brushing my teeth and getting dressed. All you have to do is tissue off the excess and you’re ready to go.
How can you get your hands on it?
The drugstore has some of the best face masks, but I have yet to find something that moisturizes as well as Origins’. Not to worry though, you don’t have to go out of your way to get ahold of it. It’s available at Sephora, Ulta, Amazon, and Origins stores if you happen to live near a well-equipped mall. I’ve even seen trial sizes at TJ Maxx and Marshalls. My favorite place to purchase it is Ulta, because sorry Sephora, Ulta’s rewards system is so much better.
- Do you follow a strict skincare routine every night before you go to bed?
- Do you suffer from really dry skin in the winter?
- What skincare product do you think is worth the investment?
**Note: This post is not sponsored and all thoughts are my own. Also, links aren’t affiliated, they’re just there to help you find the info you need.