No, dry and dehydrated skin are not the same! It's important to differentiate them because the management differs. Dry skin means the skin type lacks sebum/oil gland and production. This may manifest as itchy and flaky skin. Dehydrated Skin, on the other hand, is the lack of water caused by weather, environment, diet, including excessive caffeine consumption. Symptoms include dull, tight skin with wrinkles and dark circles looking more apparent, as well as congestion.
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My face is fairly dehydrated recently which is explaining the breakout! Partly because I have to wear surgical face mask for prolonged period at work. This makes me less likely to consume enough water. Since work is picking up its pace post covid, I am also more tired and rely on my daily caffeine boost.
Besides drinking more water, topical collagen can be helpful. Collagen aka hyaluronic acid is an important skin component that is lacking in dehydrated and ageing skin. Topical collagen binds water to keep the skin supple, lock down the moisture content as well as to faint wrinkles and scars.
IMBZ Infinite Hyaluronic Silk Mask
IMBZ Infinite Hyaluronic Silk Mask contains Nano Miracle Hyaluronic Acid and Micro Hyaluronic Acid. The Micro molecules are bigger and get retained in the epidermis to stop moisture from evaporating. On the other hand, the nano molecules are able to penetrate deeper into the dermis which keep it hydrated, double the effect of conventional hyaluronic acid.
There are 8 forms of hyaluronic acid used in the mask!
1. Conventional hyaluronic acid stimulates water channel insertion onto the skin to allow water molecules to enter the skin.
2. Hydrolyzed hyaluronic acid maintains skin moisture.
3. Potassium hyaluronate supplies the skin surface with constant moisture.
4. Sodium acetylated hyaluronate is lightweight and stays on the skin surface better to retain moisture.
5. Hydroxypropyltrimonium Hyaluronate forms a water film on skin surface.
6. Sodium Hyaluronate stops water from evaporating.
7. Sodium Hyaluronate Crosspolymer locks moisture in the skin and prevent wrinkle formation.
8. Hydrolyzed Sodium Hyaluronate is small and can penetrate deep under the skin.
Other active ingredients include:
Saccharide isomerate has anti-ageing properties and keeps the skin hydrated.
Chondrus Chrispus is rich in fatty acids which are important components of healthy skin.
Hydrogenated lecithin repairs dry skin and restores the skin's natural ability as a protective barrier.
Arginine is a potent antioxidant and promotes collagen formation.
What is IMBZ?
IMBZ is Malaysia's first company to have a fully mechanized sheet mask production. This allows a controlled and hygienic environment with precise quality monitoring to ensure consistency and efficiency in production. Only quality ingredients are used.
IMBZ strives to deliver VIP level skincare products to your doorstep in this fast-paced world when people have very little free time, let alone to focus on good skincare.
How to use IMBZ Infinite Hyaluronic Silk Mask?
After cleansing and toning, apply a sheet mask onto the face. Leave on for 15-20mins. After removal, gentle pat the face to help absorption. The mask is suitable for daily use.
What does Dr Yingzangel think?
I absolutely love products with collagen. Topical collagen in the form of sheet mask is one of the safest ways to boost collagen content in the skin compare to consuming collagen by mouth, especially if one is pregnant or breastfeeding or has chronic illnesses and am worried about systemic side effects. IMBZ Infinite Hyaluronic Silk Mask is a great way to wind down after a busy day at work. Very refreshing and is definitely a great way to boost skin hydration.
IMBZ also has another sheet mask range called Aquagenic ColdMed Mask. The mask is made of ultra thin and light texture natural silk which is anti-ageing, boosts collagen synthesis and hydration.