For those who have gotten the chance to experience a Renée Rouleau Facial (voted “Best Facials in Dallas” by Allure, InStyle and D Magazines) you have most likely been treated at the end of the facial with our signature Seaweed Mask. This is my own proprietary mask and offered exclusively in our facials—not a product sold for home use.
Many facials that I have had at other skin care spas/salons throughout the years use traditional clay-based masks. These can dehydrate the skin, which is the last thing you want as the last step in a facial. (Read: Why Most Clay Masks Are Not Beneficial to the Skin)
Here are the many benefits of our Seaweed Mask:
-It creates an occlusive, non-breathable barrier (like plastic wrap) so when our high performance treatment creams and serums are applied underneath, they have no place to go but into the skin and won’t evaporate out like they can under a clay mask…
-The mask is extremely cold so it’s excellent for lowering the temperature of the skin to reduce any redness caused from extractions, steam, exfoliation etc.
-Since the mask is cold when applied, it pushes blood away from the skin and in the process it creates a vacuum effect to pull topical ingredients from the creams and serums deeper within the skin giving amazing results.
-The cold also helps to constrict the muscles to help temporarily tone and tighten the skin. (Read: Skin Firming Tips for Those in Need of a Lift)
-Due to the high water content, it is extremely effective for delivering water-based hydration into the skin.
So as you can see, the mask has many benefits and is a staple in all Renée Rouleau facial treatments.
How can you create the same effect at home?
The Seaweed Mask actually uses our Bio Calm Repair Masque to give it a cool temperature and can deliver a similar result when the mask is kept refrigerated.
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