There’s no better feeling than treating yourself (and your skin!) to a facial, but certain treatments can come with a hefty price tag for the results that they promise. If you’re looking for a spa-quality facial that won’t totally break the bank, then we recommend adding OleHenriksen‘s new PHAT Glow Facial Mask to your skincare arsenal. This innovative mask is designed to deliver the same skin-glowing results as a facial using potent PHAs and Nordic birch sap, which come together to exfoliate and brighten the skin. Its formula was even suitable enough for this editor’s dry, sensitive skin, making it the best at-home facial mask for every skin type.
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The PHAT Glow Facial Mask is powered by PHAs (polyhydroxy acids), which are a gentler alternative to alpha-hydroxy acids (AHAs) and help even skin tone and texture through chemical exfoliation. Combined with hydrating Nordic birch sap and clarifying pink bentonite clay, this one-step, massage-activated, 15-minute face mask reduces the look of pores, dark spots, fine lines, and wrinkles, revealing smoother, more luminous skin.
We're not the only ones that are loving the PHAT Glow Facial Mask; the product has already received thousands of outstanding reviews from shoppers and even has a near-perfect rating at Sephora. Read some of their reviews below:
"I have been looking for something to use as I have fine lines and wrinkles around my eyes and on my forehead. After using this product just a few times I noticed a decrease in the fine line, brighter skin, softer skin, less oil, smaller pores and less break outs! The mask feels great on your skin, it doesn’t feel too heavy and the color-changing property in it is awesome! Another thing I loved was how easy it was to wipe off of my face and I didn’t feel any residue on my skin after like some other masks! Definitely would recommend!" - gkara
"I had such a pleasure trying out this product- it was such a beautiful texture with a lovely tint to it. The scent was so decadent and I loved just how rich it felt as I was spreading it on my face. Being that my skin is so dry however I would love to do it maybe 3 times weekly for myself to feel the benefits, however I’m not sure how that would fare to do. I loved the product, I have never used a product quite like it, and therefore give it 2 thumbs up!" - MeliTorelli
"I really enjoy using AHA and BHA and was excited to try a new kind of chemical exfoliant in this mask. I have sensitive, oily skin and can sometimes get irritated if I use too many acids. I really enjoyed applying this mask and relaxing. It didn't burn at all and the application was easy. My skin felt really smooth after and not irritated but I didn't notice a huge change in the appearance of my skin. I've only used it a couple times so I'm looking forward to continuing to use it and see the results. I received this product complimentary for testing purpose." - smiddy16
As we've mentioned before, PHAs are a gentler alternative to AHAs, but there are so many other amazing reasons why you should be incorporating this powerful ingredient into your skincare routine. To start, PHAs offer less irritation than traditional chemical exfoliants thanks to their unique molecular structure. "The molecules of PHAs are much larger and therefore cannot penetrate as deeply as AHAs and BHAs; they work exclusively on the surface, without disturbing the deeper delicate layers," New York City dermatologist Patricia Wexler tells Allure.
This effective surface exfoliation allows PHAs to remove dead skin cells and help reveal a smoother and more even-looking texture, even for those with sensitive skin. "PHAs are wonderful alternatives to both AHAs and BHAs if you tend to have very sensitive skin and could not tolerate many chemical exfoliants," Shereene Idriss, a dermatologist in New York City, says, who also notes that their hydrating properties make them ideal for those suffering from dry skin as well. "PHAs are an attractive option for those with dry skin as they are humectants, meaning they attract water and are ultimately moisturizing."
In addition to their gentle approach to exfoliation, PHAs are also a dermatologist-favorite ingredient because of their ability to protect skin from damaging UV rays. "They're also rich in antioxidants and stimulate epidermal growth and repair," Dr. Wexler adds.
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