Not all things are created equal. That is true, even for my skin. On any given day, I can be tackling up to six issues at once. Dry patches, blemishes, wrinkles, dark circles, pores dehydration, sun spots, dullness, shine, the list goes on. Recently I did 5 face masks in one night, yup five. I don’t know what was going on with my skin, but it needed a lot of attention for all different reasons. I was frustrated when having to decide if I should banish the blemishes, or tighten my skin. While I obviously did both, and more, I couldn’t help but feel like the first mask was going to be the most effective, and there was this nagging noise in my head asking if these products should be used one after another.
I ignored that noise, and hoped for the best. I didn’t get the best, but I didn’t get the worst either. Basically, nothing happened, my skin went into hiding and didn’t seem to take in any of the benefits of masking. I never liked the saying “less is more,” less is less! But for once I saw the point and had to agree. While my skin was taking a big time-out from me, I had lots of time to reflect on my bad behavior. Heavy creams are not to go on shiny spots, don’t exfoliate around the eyes, don’t mix retinol with vitamin C. I know all of this already, but how many labels can I read before I give up and slather them all on to my face and pass out. Sometime it’s just too much work, even for me. No wonder everyone is talking about Wander.
Wander Beauty is by two wonderful women, leading busy lives, one entrepreneurial mother of two, and the other a busy supermodel always on the go. While their day-to-day might not look the same, they had one very important thing in common, beauty, and the lack of time they had for it.
Much like my masking dilemmas, they too, didn’t have enough time in their days to use all the products needed to look and feel best. I’m sure most of you can relate to those rushed moments of frantically digging through a giant makeup bag or over-filled product drawers to find the mascara as your dinner date is texting, child is screaming, or Uber driver is calling.
Knowing what real life looks like, this dynamic duo created a beauty line focused on making their products dual-purposed. Two for the price of one! Wander Beauty is now well-known for many of their popular products like the On-The-Glow Blush and Illuminator Stick, and my all-time favorite, Unlashed Volume and Curl Mascara, but it’s their most recent products that have me eagerly washing my face.
The Multi-Masking Duo by Wander Beauty is the answer to all-time saving skin problems since there are not 25 hours in a day. These magical mates purify, brighten and hydrate. Knowing that skin can be as temperamental as my 8-year-old daughter, these two masks can be used simultaneously in separate areas or one after the other. Divide and conquer.
Lift Off Purifying and Brightening Peel Off Mask is to be used first, either all over, or on the t-zone and around the nose only. Not only does this peel-off mask satisfy my need to pick at tiny imperfections, and is in my most flattering shade of pink, but it is also chalked full of ingredients that work wonders to reduce dark spots, wrinkles, acne and pores. It’s also not just a taker, it gives back with hydration and collagen. So thoughtful.
Extended Stay Hydrating Mask comes next and can also be applied all over or alongside the peel-off mask in the areas it was not placed. This mask is so soothing and gentle, it can also be worn overnight for a deep hydration, and a smaller amount into your morning and evening routine, like a lotion. That is some bag of tricks they have packed into one bottle. This soothing mask has many of the same benefits as it’s counterpart, complementing and accelerating the effects while locking it all down.
Partners in crime is nothing new to this world. Thelma and Louise, Batman and Robin, Bonnie and Clyde, Wander Beauty Masking Duo. I sleep better at night now that I use this killer combo, not only because I’m no longer worrying about the science experiment I was layering on my face but mostly because I have more time to relax and rest!