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