What is an Alginate Mask? Or Seaweed Anyone?

Pevonia Plantomer Lift-off Mask

An alginate mask is a setting mask usually made derived from seaweed.  In powdered form it is mixed with water or some times a serum.  They are great for applying over creams, serums, or ampules to seal in the products to allow it to penetrate the skin better.  They must be applied to the skin quickly they set fast, avoid the nostrils and eye area when applying.  Once dry they have a rubbery texture and peels off in one piece.  If you are allergic or sensitive to marine life or iodine you should avoid an alginate mask.

Seaweed

Seaweed (Photo credit: Mark Bridge)

 

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