5 hacks to elevate your masking game

We’ve become all too familiar with face masks (no thanks to the pandemic), but what about facial sheet masks? If you’ve never tried a sheet mask in your life, we’re not sure what you’re doing with your life skin.

Sheet masking is THE obsession of all beauty junkies out there. These magical sheets of goodness are like mini treats for your face, leaving you with an insta-gratifying glow just after 20 minutes. 

Of course, not all sheet masks are created equal but we highly recommend those that are made from bio-cellulose material. Its hydrophilic (water-loving!) property means that each bio-cellulose mask is able to retain much more essence than masks made from other materials, plus it conforms perfectly to your facial contours which increases absorption rate and multiplies the effectiveness of the mask.

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However, if you already have tons of sheet masks at home that are not made from bio-cellulose material, there’s no need to discard them away. Let us teach you the BEST way to apply them so you can maximise their efficacy.

You’re welcome!

1. Apply your sheet masks after a hot shower

Picture this— you step out of a relaxing, steamy shower and put a sheet mask on your face. Ah, pure bliss! 

The steam from the hot shower opens up your pores, increasing the skin’s absorption of the mask essence. It’s like giving your skin a one-way ticket to hydration heaven!

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2. Exfoliate before masking

Yup, before you slap on that sheet mask, it’s essential to exfoliate your skin. By removing the build-up of dirt and dead skin cells, you create a clean canvas which enables the mask essence to penetrate easily into the skin for it to work its magic.

For an effective yet gentle exfoliation, we highly recommend trying ést.lab’s LumiWhite Exfoliating Scrub

Suitable for all skin types, this brightening exfoliator unclogs pores and preps your skin for better absorption of subsequent skincare products. With added Vitamin C, Jojoba Oil and Fucogel, your skin will be left looking brighter, smoother and more luminous after just one scrub.

3. Chill them in a fridge

You heard right! Take your sheet mask experience to the next level by chilling them in the fridge before use.

The cooling effect of a chilled mask not only feels incredibly refreshing but also helps to soothe your skin, reduce redness and puffiness, and calm any irritation.

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It’s like a mini cryo therapy session in the comfort of your own home!

4. Invest in a beauty gadget

Do you want to enhance the absorption of the mask’s essence? Grab a facial tool like a roller or massager. 

But we have something that cuts above the rest and that’s none other than ést.lab’s LumiGlow SmartSkin Buddy

This all-in-one beauty tech facial device amps up your skincare routine with its revolutionary technologies and multi-tasking functions to recreate spa-like treatments anytime, anywhere.

The LumiGlow SmartSkin Buddy is specially formulated for all skin types, so you can enjoy its benefits worry-free.

5. Lock it in with a moisturiser

Once you’ve indulged in the goodness of a sheet mask, don’t forget to seal in all the active ingredients with an occlusive moisturiser. 

This helps to retain the benefits of the mask and keeps your skin hydrated and nourished.

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Now that you know how to level up your sheet masking game with these 5 tips, go ahead and treat yourself to a relaxing sheet mask self-care session and let your skin soak up all that juicy goodness.

BUT if the above 5 tips are too much to follow (i.e. you’re lazy like us…), we have just the right product for you.

Introducing the NEW and improved VitaLift A+ Brillage Mask from ést.lab for the bio-cellulose sheet mask upgrade you need.

Well-loved for its visible firming and hydrating benefits, this amazing mask is now fortified with Diglucosyl Gallic Acid, which inhibits the activity of the enzyme responsible for melanin production. Say hello to enhanced brightening! 

As part of ést.lab’s anniversary and National Day celebrations, you can now get your hands on 4 thoughtfully curated sleep wellness kits to help you achieve radiant skin and beauty rest through their collaboration with homegrown lifestyle brand, Sunday Bedding.

1. ést.lab x Sunday Bedding Sleep Wellness Kit at $170 (U.P $236, 28% bonus value)

If you can’t get enough of the ést.lab VitaLift A+ Brillage Mask, then one is definitely not enough! That’s why our Sleep Wellness Kit comes with not one, but two boxes of this iconic mask. Pair it with the Sunday Bedding Bamboo Pillow Cases that’s perfect for Singapore’s hot weather that keeps you cool throughout the night.

2. ést.lab x Sunday Bedding Restorative Night Wellness Kit at $200 (U.P $279, 28% bonus value)

Our Restorative Night Wellness Kit is the perfect recipe for a truly transformative night of self-care, with our bestselling LumiGlow Enzyme Cleansing Pods, VitaLift A+ Intensive Youth Restoring Capsules and Brillage Mask. Complete your night spa experience with better sleep quality with Sunday Bedding Bamboo Pillow Cases.

3. ést.lab x Sunday Bedding Glow Up Wellness Kit at $330 (U.P $456, 27% off)

It’s time to wake up and glow up with the radiance-boosting powers of the ést.lab VitaLift A+ Brillage Mask that’s complemented by the cutting-edge technology of the LumiGlow SmartSkin Buddy. Included in this kit is the Sunday Bedding Eye Mask with silk filling that’s sure to give you uninterrupted beauty sleep. 

4. ést.lab x Sunday Bedding Eye Spa Retreat Wellness Kit at $260 (U.P $362, 28% bonus value)

Pamper your delicate eye area with two boxes of the rejuvenating ést.lab VitaLift A+ Brillage Mask. Pair it with our OptimaLift A+ Intelligent Eye Revitalizer to revitalise and uplift your eye contours. Complete the experience with the stylish Sunday Bedding Eye Mask to treat your eyes to the ultimate spa-like escape and fake a good night’s rest.

These limited edition kits won’t be here for long so fastest fingers first to get first dibs on quality products with bonus savings! 

Whether you’re looking to indulge in a relaxing sleep wellness routine, restore your skin’s vitality with a restorative night regimen, achieve a radiant glow-up, or treat your eyes to a spa retreat, these kits have got you covered.

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