Whenever I hear the phrase ‘face mask,’ I’m immediately reminded of the horrible metal headgear apparatus I had to strap to my face before bed every night in order to prevent my occluding lower jaw from creeping forward. Long story short, I stopped wearing the thing when I hit puberty and now I have slight underbite. Needless to say, I was reluctant to write about another face mask. But when I checked out Lace Your Face by Dermovia, rather than experiencing PTSD, I was pleasantly surprised.
Lace Your Face is the brainchild of Anita Sun Eisenberg, a medical esthetician, and entrepreneur, Mariella Scott. When the two founded Dermovia, they had just one goal in mind: to create a facial mask that left their clients looking and feeling beautiful. Eisenberg, who worked for over a decade as a medical esthetician, helping to repair patients’ skin that had been damaged by burns, injuries, and cancer treatments, recognized that layering cotton gauze with bandage compression was the most effective way to administer skin treatment.
Inspired by this technology, Eisenberg realized she could create a superior, clinical-grade facial mask for women that was both affordable and convenient.
Here’s how it works:
The Lace Your Face face mask is comprised of a wearable compression fabric containing a treatment solution that pushes active ingredients through all layers of the skin while dispelling impurities. The lace is produced from biodegradable stretch-cotton fabric and all masks are hypoallergenic and subjected to medical-grade sterilization to keep them antimicrobial.
It’s easy to apply, but before you do, make sure that your face is clean and dry. After opening, squeeze any excess serum back into the pouch for re-use. Then simply line up the eye, mouth, ear, and nose holes with your own and secure the chin strap by pulling back and looping the ends around your ears. Let it sit for about 15 minutes. If you have any remaining serum on your face after you remove the mask, make sure to gently massage it in rather than rinse off; your skin is hungry—feed it!
Each mask contains enough serum for two applications (just remember to rinse the mask out after your first use and store it in the refrigerator in its original pouch when you’re done).
What’s in it?
Lace Your Face features eight different mask serums whose formulas are uniquely designed to treat a variety of skin concerns, from redness and sensitivity to anti-aging and wrinkles. Dermovia only uses ingredients that are naturally derived, like aloe extract, bamboo charcoal, multi-peptides, sea algae extract, and others—and all of their formulas are paraben, sulfate, and gluten free. As a bonus, all of their products are also vegan and cruelty free.
And the results of Lace Your Face speak for themselves. In an independent study conducted with 40 women, ages 18 to 60, over 90 percent experienced increased levels of hydration, firmness, and texture.
While I can’t say confidently that I’ll ever shake the association of a face mask with my Hannibal Lecter headgear, I can say that putting a lacy mask full of rejuvenating skin balm on my face would be a welcome change.