Because I’m not getting any younger.
Usually, an anti-aging mask would be a once-in-a-while skincare delicacy reserved for weekends when I have time for a marathon Netflix sesh, but since UFO only takes 90 seconds, I can bathe my haggard 30-something face in virgin’s blood on the reg. And by virgin’s blood I mean collagen, which is probably better for your skin and much easier to procure.
For your reading pleasure, I decided to take one of FOREO’s new advanced masks, Youth Junkie, for a week-long test drive and see if I could make my skin look like my college tanning bed phase never happened.
Step 1: Prep
Thermo-Therapy and revitalizing red LED light prep the skin to absorb the full benefits of the mask essence.
Step 2: Renew
Red LED helps reduce the appearance of fine lines while Thermo-Therapy and T-Sonic pulsations help mask serum penetrate into the skin.
Step 3: Nourish
As this facial treatment comes to a close, heat and pulsations gradually reduce while red LED leaves you with radiant looking skin.
As someone who has shocked many a facialist with my skin’s absolute lack of moisture, it took a few treatments to get things well and hydrated. But each time I used Youth Junkie, I was surprised to find that the collagen-infused essence is so rich and milky that my face immediately felt soft, smooth and supple.
I never wash my face in the morning – just spritz a bit of fancy French spring water to help me wake up. I would usually follow with my daily moisturizer, but my skin already looked dewy and well-rested, so I went straight for the SPF and then out the door.
After a full week at work, I reveled in the heated facial massage courtesy of my UFO mini, as my skin drank from FOREO’s sweet, sweet fountain of Youth Junkie. Normally, I would perform my skincare rituals in secret, but now I can mask in front of my boyfriend without striking fear in his heart.
A last-minute party invite meant I only had 20 minutes to take things from weekend athleisure wear to perfectly polished. I hadn’t masked yet, so I grabbed Youth Junkie for a quick 2-minute skin makeover, and later that night basked in the glory of the glow when a friend commented on how great my skin looked.
I know an anti-aging mask can only take you so far – proper hydration and nutrition are the foundation of a timeless complexion – but by the end of the week, Youth Junkie helped me turn back the clock at least a few minutes. I’ve officially made it a part of my top shelf lineup.
If you’re looking for a collagen mask to combat the early signs of aging and want the added anti-aging benefits of LED light therapy, then UFO-Activated Youth Junkie is The One you’ve been waiting for.
Katie Steadman is a native Texan roaming Asia with a penchant for writing and solving sudoku puzzles at breakneck speed.