Professional is enriched with masks for hydration and exfoliation

Professional kolekcija obogaćena maskama za hidrataciju i eksfolijaciju

We are still continuing the series of presentations of new products that we have been diligently working on for months. The face masks that many of you have been eagerly waiting for have arrived. Meet Professional Hidro CICA mask for hydration and Enzyme mask for exfoliating the face, neck and décolletage! 

Gentle and effective level up routines

Hidro CICA face mask is a neutral and highly moisturizing face mask that moisturizes, soothes and stimulates skin renewal. It is suitable and created for all skin types, especially sensitive and dehydrated skin to which it restores fullness, much-needed moisture and makes it soft. It is ideal for additional hydration during the use of acids and retinoids.

If you don't like acids and are afraid of mechanical peelings, we have something for you. The Enzyme face mask is a treatment mask that provides gentle exfoliation and restores smoothness, shine and softness. Papain and bromelain, natural enzymes from papaya and pineapple help remove dead skin cells.

Centella asiatica, hibiscus, hydration complex...

Hidro CICA face mask is a multifunctional skin care product rich in a range of moisturizers and extracts for soothing, rich hydration and care. Madecassoside is one of the main active ingredients extracted from the plant Centella asiatica (Gotu kola) . We are talking about centeloside, which has its roots in Ayurveda, and which is traditionally used to care for and stimulate the renewal of damaged, irritated skin. This ingredient stimulates collagen synthesis and soothes the skin. Centella asiatica plant extract comes from the Gotu kola plant, and is one of the most famous extracts in the care of all skin types, as it provides antioxidant, hydrating, soothing and regenerating effects. We use these two substances synergistically, in order to establish an extremely soothing property and emphasize the effect of the extract.

AQUAXYL™ represents a hydration complex that alleviates the loss of moisture, thereby strengthening the barrier function of the skin , which results in softer skin and, in the long term, less visibility of signs of aging. It controls the flow of moisture through the skin, as well as moisture reserves in the layers, ensuring optimal hydration. Hibiscus extract, on the other hand, is rich in antioxidant and anti-inflammatory components that soothe, protect and revitalize the skin. With long-term use, this extract helps preserve elastin, i.e. firmness, tone and elasticity of the skin.

The hydration of the Hidro CICA face mask also relies on ectoine, a type of amino acid that provides the skin with different but very valuable properties. Namely, ectoine is first and foremost a "super hydration booster", i.e. a substance that excellently supports skin hydration and enhances it. It protects, soothes and strengthens its natural resistance, which is why this type of care is perfect for people with skin prone to conditions such as atopic dermatitis or impaired health of the skin's hydrolipidic barrier.

With long-term use, the Hidro CICA mask helps to strengthen the skin's resistance , that is, the barrier function, which is a prerequisite for the use of active ingredients and the full potential of the results of the skincare routine. It can be used in several ways - as a fifteen-minute "reset" of the skin, as an overnight treatment, and it can also be used instead of a cream, after a serum or on its own, several times a week. For even better hydration, it can be combined with Professional Hidro tonic and Hyaluron hydrator 4H.

The power of papaya and pineapple for a smooth, refined complexion

The Enzyme face mask is an exfoliant based on fruit proteolytic enzymes that break down proteins (dead skin cells). These proteins are broken down into peptides and then into amino acids. The amino acids are then absorbed (returned to the skin), which ensures hydration, strengthening of the skin's barrier function and renewal . At the same time, the enzymes form an amino acid layer on the skin that improves moisturizing and ensures better absorption of other cosmetic ingredients. With long-term use, they lighten and even out the complexion and ensure freshness.

In addition to enzymes, this mask also contains the Teflose® polysaccharide complex aimed at maintaining a balanced skin microbiota . This is why it is extremely desirable in the care of skin prone to acne ( C.acnes ). It has an anti-inflammatory, soothing and regenerative effect. There is also pineapple extract, which has a high-value nutritional profile of vitamins and minerals, especially beta-carotene and vitamin A, which contributes to the overall balance of the skin.

Part of the formulation is beta-glucan, a polysaccharide (complex sugar) and humectant by its action, which means that it attracts water and thus hydrates the skin . Certain studies have shown that beta-glucan has a 20% stronger effect compared to the same percentage of hyaluronic acid, and it is also known for giving the "plump" effect of fullness to the skin. In addition, it prevents cell damage induced by UV radiation, has a restorative and soothing effect and protects the hydrolipidic barrier from all environmental stressors.

It is used in several ways

In addition to exfoliation itself, the mask hydrates the skin and helps prevent irregularities. It is applied to clean and dry skin in the evening, left on for 15-20 minutes and then washed off. For a better effect on more resistant skin, it can (and is recommended) be left on longer or overnight. In the evenings when this mask is applied, it is not recommended to apply retinoids and/or acids, and the skin should be protected with SPF during the day.

This mask is suitable for almost all skin types, including more sensitive skin (of course, depending on the type of sensitivity). It does not contain classic acids for exfoliation and is therefore a more suitable alternative for skin prone to irritations related to classic acids or for fitting into a routine with retinoids and other stronger active ingredients. It can be used up to several times a week.

Professional face masks do not contain ingredients of animal origin, as well as added fragrances. They are waiting for you in drugstores and on the official Olival webshop. 

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