Harley Street Injectables founder and leading dermatologist Alice Henshaw is renowned for her bespoke skincare treatments at the iconic London clinic, looking after a global portfolio of clients and celebrities who sought after her expertise. This month, Alice launched a luxury sustainable skincare range, Skincycles by Alice, debuting with a bio-cellulose hydrating mask.
Skincycles hydrating face masks are available now in-clinic at Harley Street Injectables, and they will be available online in February 2021. Finally, beauty treatments at home can now achieve real results! The face mask boasts patented technology that the manufacturer doesn’t apply to the other beauty face masks in production, making it unique to other masks in the market.
The patented technology is reflected in the minuscule size of the hydrating liposome particles, significantly increasing permeability, therefore the moisturising effect of the mask on the skin. “Since other brands’ face masks for skin care do not have this technology, even if they possess similar ingredients or high-quality ingredients, they are not absorbed by the skin effectively to achieve optimal results,” Alice explains.
Highlighted below are the four key ingredients that this glow-inducing, skin-plumping mask contains. They are all naturally sourced and studies have proven their effectiveness.
Hyaluronic acid is a naturally produced molecule in our bodies that retains water to keep our tissues hydrated and lubricated, thus providing elasticity to the skin. It helps reduce dry skin and wrinkles among other skin concerns, promoting a supple and smooth complexion.
Blue Agave Saponins
Saponins are derived from blue agave leaves, and when used for skin care, the compounds stimulate the natural internal synthesis of hyaluronic acid. This ingredient ensures the skin completely absorbs the hyaluronic acid.
Palmitoyl Hexapeptide 12
This powerful natural anti-ageing amino-peptide reduces the molecules responsible for skin inflammation and degradation. It works as an antioxidant to protect the skin from free-radical damage, also improving skin firmness and texture by smoothing wrinkles and reversing age-related skin damage.
Formosa Ruby Essence
This anti-ageing essence is extracted from a natural whole grain found in Taiwan. It prevents glycation degradation of the skin, which is what causes the skin to age. It also increases natural collagen production and skin moisture content.
When it comes to the best face masks for skin care, there are many factors to consider other than what your skin concerns are in which you want to target. How these masks are made is a significant element to what Skincycles by Alice embodies as a brand. Sustainability is ensured through the manufacturer in producing all products in an environmentally green factory rated carbon neutral to minimise the impact on the environment. This recognised market leader has clear corporate social responsibility (CSR) to its employees relating to working conditions and pay. It also protects nature with a cruelty-free and untested on animals policy. You can rest assured knowing when you’re relaxing with your luxurious face mask on that you’re doing your bit to help make a positive change for our planet.
Skincycles by Alice came to life during a time of disruption. Alice reveals that the pandemic-induced skincare line was a way to provide her clients with a clinical experience in the comfort and safety of their homes.
“Skincycles was launched at a time when clients couldn’t necessarily come to my clinic for treatments. I wanted to be able to offer my clients a product that would deliver real results at home. The hydrating mask offers exactly that – an intensively nourishing and moisturising product that helps plump and tighten the face.”
The skincare line will feature three core ranges targeting anti-ageing, acne and skin pigmentation; all commonly expressed concerns of Alice’s patients at Harley Street Injectables. The debut mask is a face mask for anti-ageing that will give you a youthful radiance by smoothing wrinkles and hydrating the skin. It is a face mask for sensitive skin and can be used post-facial treatment and as part of your regular skincare routine at home.
There’s no denying that in-clinic treatments provide incredible results. But if you aren’t following a proper skincare regime at home, this hinders the longevity of treatment results and any further improvements. Incorporating scientific-backed and technology-supported beauty products to your home routine ensures you a long-lasting rejuvenated, flawless complexion.
To keep up-to-date with Skincycles by Alice, be sure to follow @harley_st_injectables on Instagram. The next time you visit the clinic, take home a five-pack of the hydrating face mask and see how the ingredients work magic on your skin!