As you'll learn on this blog, I am a creature of habit. I love routines, and planning actually makes me genuinely joyful (I know right? Who invited this guy). So after I accidentally combined Estée Lauder's and Mizon's night-time offerings (I was really tired and just slapped both on my face) with excellent results, a habit was born. I genuinely have not used anything else since!
Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Recovery Complex is a mega-punchy overnight resurfacing serum. It has a light serum texture and is easily absorbed in to the skin, though it does leave a very slightly tacky finish. It claims to hydrate, smooth and "reduce the look of all key signs of ageing", and with an antioxidant rich formula, I can agree with most of this claim. Not going to lie, I love this stuff - I woke up almost looking like those girls that have "just woken up" (yeah right) in their insta-selfies.
Mizon Good Night White Sleeping Mask is a gel-texture, non-sticky sleeping mask. Now when I think of sleeping masks, I have to confess, I think of stifling, heavy creams aimed at very dry skin. Not so with this little beauty. It's got a whacking great chunk of niacinamide in the ingredients list - I would deduce from that that it's aimed at evening out skin tone and reducing acne scars/sun spots. It's also chock-full of hyaluronic acid - fantastic for deep hydration without any oily, greasy texture. It has a very slight lavender scent which is extremely pleasant just before bed, and not at all overpowering and old-lady-ish. If you're of a drier persuasion you may want to use an oil along with this, but for me it is fantastic alone. Oily skins rejoice - this is practically made for you.
The two of these combined? DREAM TEAM. Think Instagram-filter-face. Estée first, Mizon second, sleep, done. That's my kinda recipe.