Can I Use a Serum Under a Face Mask?

One way to spice up those sessions with your face mask is to layer it over a serum. However, not all serums and masks are compatible. Let’s go through some best practices for boosting your face mask me-time.

One way to spice up those sessions with your face mask is to layer it over a serum. However, not all serums and masks are compatible. Let’s go through some best practices for boosting your face mask me-time.


Can I use a serum under a face mask?


Cocktail Ingredients for Personalised Results


Choose a mask with penetrating active ingredients as opposed to an absorptive mask. If your mask counteracts your serum, there's no point in layering the two products.

Jurlique Rose Moisture Plus Moisturizing Cream Mask is amazing with a serum under it, particularly a lightweight serum such as Clarins HydraQuench Intensive Serum Bi-Phase. These two products work synergistically to bring moisture to the top layer of the skin.

The serum by Clarins reinforces and restores hydration in the skin’s surface with hyaluronic acid, which binds to moisture and can hold 1,000 times its own weight in water. Jurlique’s mask contains intensely hydrating rose hip oil, antioxidant green tea extract, and radiance-boosting rose essential oils with natural vitamin C.

This product pairing performs better together than separately, with each item enhancing the best qualities of the other. It's a skincare match made in heaven!

 

Can I use a serum under a face mask?

 

Exfoliate With a Peel


Another great product to use before a mask is a peel pad such as Philosophy The Microdelivery Triple-Acid Brightening Peel. A quick sweep of this pre-soaked treatment pad, containing mandelic, phytic, and glycolic acids, sweeps away dead skin so your potent treatment mask can penetrate better.

Similar results can be achieved by applying an acid serum before a mask. Alpha-H Instant Facial, which contains glycolic and citric acids, is gentle enough for daily use and perfect under a more active mask.

So go on and check out some amazing serum–mask combos, and let us know what you find. We’re always looking for something new to recommend. Have fun with your dynamic duo!

 

Can I use a serum under a face mask?