If your winter skin is crying for a little moisture and a lot of TLC like mine is, you’ll want to try Patyka Biokaliftin Intensive Moisturizing Mask ($95). I don’t treat my poor skin to moisture treatments like I should. I’m usually all about the skincare peels so it was really a treat to try this thirst quenching mask. Before I tell you about my indulgent at-home spa evening (I know you can hardly wait) I want to tell you a little bit about Patyka. Patyka is a French luxury beauty brand that is well known in Europe, but was only recently introduced here in the US. They already have a cult of devoted fans. This mask was made for over 40 women!
First of all it’s a French luxury skincare brand–that should be enough to peak your interest, but there’s more. What makes them special is their meticulously researched delicate blend of plant based natural and organic formulas. Only the finest available ingredients make it into their products.
Key ingredients include:
- Shea butter
- Jojoba oil
- Avocado oil
- Rose hip oil
- Marine algae extract
- Vitamin E Extract
- Hexapeptide 11
After cleansing in the evening, apply a generous layer of this intensive moisturizing mask and leave on for at least 10 minutes. Use a cotton pad to tissue off then use a hydrating toner. If your skin is very dry, you may want to skip the toner. After my last mini-peel I used this mask to deep hydrate my skin and lessen the peeling. I used it at bedtime without toning for about three or four days my skin was healed and moisturized! Patyka‘s Intensive Moisturizing Mask absorbs fairly quickly and has a light floral scent.
This is a highly effective mask for imparting much needed hydration to dry skin. Most hydrating masks feel good for a few minutes but this one seems to have lasting results. When I had a facial back in November, my esthetician said my skin was pretty dehydrated. I had my next facial just last week and I’m happy to report my facialist said my skin had improved!
The container features an award-winning dispenser system that’s truly revolutionary. At first glance it appears to be a standard tub, but on the inside you will find a button in the center, and a small slit. You push the button and it dispenses just the right amount of product, taking the guess work out of how much to use and eliminating any mess! The innovative packaging also protects the product from light, air and contamination. Genius!
Patyka does not test on animals and is certified cruelty free.
Bottom Line: I highly recommend this for anyone with dry skin and all women over 40. It’s not cheap, but you will results and not have to wait for months to see the effect.
Prime Beauty Grade: A
The Patyka Biokaliftin Intensive Moisture Mask is available at Neiman Marcus or DermStore.com