Lace Is Good for Your Face

It's not just for lingerie anymore.

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Lace is typically seen on the fringes of dresses and lingerie, but it's also a great accessory to better-looking skin. Face masks made with lace exist, and they're not a gimmick: the technology behind them derives from common medical procedure.

Dermovia cofounders Mariella Scott and Anita Sun enjoying their own creations.

"Layering knit-cotton gauze with bandage compression is a technique used in medical settings to heal, repair, and enliven severe skin conditions such as facial burns and skin cancer," says Mariella Scott, the cofounder and executive vice president of Dermovia, the brand that makes the Lace Your Face mask range.

Hydrating Rose Water Face Mask, $15, dermovia.com.
Hydrating Rose Water Face Mask, $15, dermovia.com.
Not a bad lineup.
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"Dermovia's proprietary blend of high-performance wearable compression fabric, i.e. lace, is embedded with a beneficial treatment solution for the skin. It mimics the material used in a medical setting," she adds.

"Layering knit-cotton gauze with bandage compression is a technique used in medical settings to heal, repair, and enliven severe skin conditions such as facial burns and skin cancer."

This doesn't mean that your complexion has to be extremely damaged to enjoy the benefits of these masks. There are formulas for dullness, dryness, blemishes, and irritation. Dermovia's masks are reusable, as well—after first use, stick them in the fridge and use them again later.

Fancy masks play well with other fancy items.

Dermovia's not the only brand in on the lace movement. Givenchy's luxurious Le Soin Noir comes in a set of four creamy formulas with black lacy masks. The cream contains black algae, which helps regenerate skin cells for a brighter complexion. Apply the product directly to your skin and then layer the lace over it!

The Masks

Take a look at the lacy numbers below and find the one that's best for you!

For Irritation

Calming Chamomile Face Mask, $15, dermovia.com.

For Dullness

Brightening Bearberry Face Mask, $15, dermovia.com.

For Dryness

Hydrating Rose Water Face Mask, $15, dermovia.com.

For Roughness

Smoothing Peptides Face Mask, $15, dermovia.com.

For Tired Skin

Rejuvenating Collagen Face Mask, $15, dermovia.com.

For Oiliness

Clarifying Mulberry Leaf Face Mask, $15, dermovia.com.

For Sensitivity

Healing Yogurt Milk Face Mask, $15, dermovia.com.

For Clogged Pores

The Big Kahuna

Le Soin Noir Lace Face Masks x 4 by Givenchy Beauty, $330, net-a-porter.com.
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