There’s no better pastime than testing out the coolest new skincare/makeup/hair trends and snazzy innovations in beauty tech from the comfort of your own home. That said, there’s nothing more frustrating than spending upwards of £100 on a new at-home facial system or snazzy pair of hair straighteners, only to find out they don’t *actually* work.
Enter GLAMOUR Tries: the weekly Instagram series which sees GLAMOUR editors do all of the time-consuming (and expensive) work for you.
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Yep, we’ve been busy trying out all of the wacky and wonderful beauty crazes to take the internet (read: TikTok) by storm – from BaByliss’ Hydro Fusion Air Styler (the rotating hot air brush of dreams) to CurrentBody’s Skin LED Precision and Fanola’s No Yellow Foam Conditioner. These are the products every influencer/gen-Z beauty slueth/beauty editor is talking about on the internet – but that you want to be sure about before parting with your money.
Thanks to GLAMOUR Tries, you won’t need to waste your hard-earned pennies on testing these innovations yourself. We’re getting in their first, giving you the lowdown and making sure you invest in products that genuinely work. Like what you see? You can shop all of the products seen on GLAMOUR tries in previous weeks down below. Race ya?
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On GLAMOUR Tries this week, Editor in Chief Deborah Joseph tried out the Dr. Harris Anti-Wrinkle Sleep Mask from Current Body. The eureka moment behind the mask came about when Dr. Harris was on a long-haul flight and found himself frowning while wearing his sleep mask – so he created the Anti-Wrinkle design to stop wrinkles from forming and aid relaxation. The mask uses silicone dots to stimulate mechanoreceptors (the tiny nerve endings in your face) which relaxes the muscles and helps to prevent wrinkles.
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“This little mask, which looks like a normal sleep mask except it’s got these little studs on the inside, is apparently going to reduce my wrinkles by 64%. I only need to wear it for 15 minutes and not only will I see a reduction in wrinkles around my forehead and eyes, but also I will have a mindful relaxation experience,” says Deborah.
She holds the mask up, showing the silicone on the inside, “it helps the nerve endings relax to create a calmer mood and apparently reduce wrinkles. I’m a little bit sceptical – not going to lie – because having tried all manner of beauty treatments in my life, although they do help, normally it takes months to reduce the appearance of wrinkles. Generally I would say botox is the only thing that has done it for me personally, though I haven’t had it for about nine months so I’m in full movement and can test this properly.”
Deborah puts the mask on and wears it for the full 15 minutes, allowing it to stimulate the autonomic nervous system and relax the body completely.
She take takes the mask off and reveals her results, “I’m done, I’ve done 15 minutes and it was SO relaxing. What do you think? Can you see any difference in my skin, does it look smoother and less wrinkled? I think I definitely look fresher faced! I think I look less tired and I certainly feel much more relaxed. I’m going to give it another go tonight and sleep with it on and see how I feel in the morning. One thing is for sure, I will be wearing this on a plane if I ever get away this year or next year. You can feel the pressure points and they force you to close your eyes and relax which is such a nice feeling. I’m giving this the thumbs up.”
Would you give the Anti-Wrinkle Sleep Mask a go? Have you already tried it? Let us know your thoughts over on Instagram @glamouruk.
For more from GLAMOUR UK’s Associate Commerce Writer Georgia Trodd, follow her on Instagram @georgiatrodd.
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In the meantime, here are all of the products you’ve seen on GLAMOUR Tries over the past few weeks. Happy shopping!