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What is Menopause Faace?
Faace is a new skincare line of facemasks that cuts through all the BS flowery names to do what it says on the tin. Sorry, tube. So products include Period Faace, Tired Faace, Sweaty Face and, now, Menopause Faace.
As if going through the perimenopause and menopause wasn’t tough enough, all of a sudden, your skin is playing up too. You don’t care what it takes, you just want your skin to feel normal again. Damn right and it’s why we’ve packed ample collagen-boosting, super-hydrating and anti-inflammatory ingredients into this soothing mask so you can take control back of your complexion.
Basically, it’s a moisturiser that you can use as an intensive facemask or every day as a sort of primer under your make-up.
What happens to our skin in menopause?
Falling levels of oestrogen during the menopause transition (read my What is Menopause? guide for more information about what this means) have a huge impact on our skin.
One of the biggest is the drop of collagen, a protein that’s vital for keeping the skin’s elasticity. It’s the looking-young protein! We start losing collagen in our 20s, but studies suggest we can lose up to 30% of our collagen in the first five years after menopause. And it keeps going, although at a slower rate. So with the loss of collage, our skin becomes saggier, crepey and starts forming wrinkles. It’s worse on sun-damaged skin, so encourage your younger members of the family to use sunscreen every day!
Added to that is the affect testosterone has on us (yes, women have testosterone) As our hormones become unbalanced, testosterone levels can dominate, leading to acne.
Wrinkles and acne. And they say teenagers have it bad…
What’s in Menopause Faace?
There’s some lovely ingredients, including:
- rose water – to sooth and refresh;
- carrot seed and pomegranate oil – antioxidants to keep your skin looking plump and health;
- rosehip oil, rose flower oil and immortelle flower oil – give a youthful glow and minimise fine lines;
- sea buckthorn – contains Vitamins C, E and some Bs to stimulate collagen, nourish the skin and keep it looking fresh;
- safflower seed oil – helps dryness, and
- zinc and geranium – to fight against breakouts.
It has a delicate floral scent that reminds me of Avido hair products, which I adore. I liked inhaling the scent for a bit before applying it.
In addition, Faace is produced in the UK and the masks are vegan, cruelty-free and 100% plant-powered using ethically-sourced ingredients. Plus for every sale, they will make a donation to The Menopause Charity (which has a really snappy hashtag…)
How do you use it?
At heart, Menopause Faace is a facemask, so you can slather it on your skin and leave it for 5-20 minutes or even overnight. But it’s designed to sink into your skin quickly, which means you can also apply a thin layer each day under your make-up.
I’ve been using it for a month now, trying it both as a 20-min mask and an everyday moisturiser.
Can I put a deep sigh in here, please? After all my ranting about menopause skincare, I really like this.
After a winter spent 99% indoors, my skin was tired and dull. Now I am going to put my hands up and say I’ve had a couple of tweakments done over the last month (which I’ll write about soon). But after using Menopause Faace, my skin itself looks fresher and a little more glowy in a way that has nothing to do with the tweakments.
I liked it best as a facemask, however, and I tried that before any of the tweakments. The scent is so relaxing and spa-like that lying there, with my eyes closed, with a relaxing soundtrack, was bliss. My skin felt lovely and hydrated without any greasiness. It will be part of my weekly routine from now on
While I still have a problem with the whole “menopause” skincare, I would recommend this. But I’d recommend it to anyone, menopausal or not, who was finding their skin was feeling a bit off. The ingredients will help anyone.
And If you’re after more in-depth advice on menopause skin, check out the advice from facial aesthetics specialist Dr Michael Barnish.
My skincare routine has changed over the last month and I’ve been trying several new products which I love. Let me know if you’d like to hear more in the comments below.
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