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NERD Skincare Masks

NERD Skincare Masks on Belle Belle Beauty

There is nothing like a whirlwind weekend of hard travel to make you appreciate a good sheet mask. No wonder sheet masks are having a moment. They are convenient, effective and still a bit of a novelty. While I will always have a soft spot for the classic SK-II Brightening Derm-Revival Mask, this trio from NERD Skincare were pretty darn amazing to use.

First a little about NERD: the products use serious science (no wonder this beauty nerd is drawn to the brand). The masks use biocellulose, a natural product used for centuries in medical treatments. The masks are hypoallergenic and send ingredients deep into skin while binding comfortably with skin – key in these pre-cut and shaped wearable skin care items.

For the fellow nerds out there, biocellulose is actual grown using acetic acid bacteria (AABs), specifically Acetobacter Xylinum – a strain no one else uses. This specific strain builds the smoothest microfibrils that work best on human skin. They make neat patterns that allow more surface area exposure to skin, allowing for maximum ingredient absorption.

NERD Skincare Masks on Belle Belle Beauty

Okay, back to the fun. The three masks work against specific concerns: dullness, dryness or damage with serums that focus on brightening, hydrating or repairing.

The Miraculous Brightening Mask uses antioxidants, collagen and elastin building blocks to add back a glow. The serum softens appearance of fine lines and tightens pores. I loved this mask when my skin was looking particularly dull after a late night and a bout of allergies.

Skin Repair Master Mask heals and soothes stressed skin. In my experience, this was the least nourishing mask but had the greatest effect on the appearance of my skin. I’d love to have it in my stash after a day in the sun at the lake. Antioxidants work against free radicals and skin cells are revitalized.

Super Hydrating Mask was my favorite. My dry skin adored the way this mask infused my skin with moisture after a long day of travel. Plus the serum infused a barrier to continue retaining hydration over my long weekend in NYC. My skin was left supple and full.

I left the masks on for 20 minutes. Because there was a generous amount of serum, I was able to work what was left on my face into my skin and decollatage. I also liked the way the substantial texture of the mask was easy to adjust on my face. Plus, they were long so they went to work below my chin and jawline as well.

Available at NERDSkincare.com and Amazon.

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Dove Intensive Repair Shampoo and Conditioner

Dove Intensive Repair Shampoo and Conditioner // Belle Belle Beauty

I know you guys have been through this. You try and try to grow out your hair. And then, at some point, the realization sinks in that you’ve got a significant amount of dead and split ends. Then comes the inevitable “trim” when you have to suck it up while a couple inches are loped off your locks. After about four years of growing out my hair, I had some great length. But I knew it was time to clean things up. So at the beginning of this month, I cut about four inches (check out this post for details).

After that experience, I vowed to take better care of my hair, nourishing it and avoiding heat styling when I could. I jumped at the chance to try out Dove’s Intensive Repair Shampoo and Conditioner. Hopefully their formulas could help heal and halt any further damage, especially since I’ve started coloring my hair.

Thicker masks that promise to repair my hair often weigh down my fine strands. Dove Intensive Repair delivers moisture without making my hair limp. Keratin Repair Actives helps absorb already present keratin and repairs at the cellular level. Even after blow drying, my hair was ultra-soft and shiny. I loved the fruity, yet sophisticated scent. And the drugstore price point can’t be beat. I’m keeping Intensive Repair in the rotation to ensure my (shorter) hair stays healthy. Maybe one day I’ve finally have ultra-long hair with perfectly healthy ends!

Also worth noting, Dove’s Great Hair Affair Sweepstakes where you can win thousands of prizes! Don’t miss the festivities here.

DoveAuthorLogoDove understands that having beautiful, healthy-looking hair gives you the confidence to feel your best. Whether your hair is dry or damaged, Dove has a tailor-made solution for your hair care needs. After just one wash hair is shiny, healthy-looking and full of life. Thanks to Dove, you can look and feel beautiful from the inside out.

Disclosure: Compensation was provided by Dove via Glam Media. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Dove.