What the sheet is a bio-cellulose face mask?
Updated: Jan 7
You've seen sheet masks made from plastic, paper and even rubber, but before you put all your masks in one basket and call it a day, you must try a bio-cellulose sheet mask!
We've all had the experience of applying a sheet mask which drops down, drips and slips off the face while trying to cook dinner or browse through instagram - this is due to the traditional material they're made out of.
The Bio-cellulose material however, according to Proplenish, is "a super thin, all natural fiber that was originally developed as artificial skin to heal and soothe burns and dress chronic wounds".
Produced in a highly-controlled environment, a bacteria called Acetobacyer Xylinun, is able to feed off sugars and creates ribbon weaves of pure bio-cellulose, that is then used in cosmetic products - like face masks!
The texture of the mask is almost skin-like, in that it hugs the face, contouring and moulding to the shapes and angles. The occlusive nature of the mask acts like a surface barrier, aiding in the delivery of the active ingredients to the epidermal layers of the skin, which during use, reduces transepidermal water loss, also known as TEWL.
What really makes this material stand out from the crowd is the fact that bio-cellulose fibers are four times stronger than plant-based cellulose and are able to attract and retain fluid in great capacity - we know this as being hydrophilic, or water loving - all without the adverse effects of chemical compounds or production at any point in their formulation.
This means the solution the mask is sitting in has the ability to lock and retain the serum, delivering it directly into the skin upon application - goodbye drippy face-masks and hello to true multitasking!
tShould you wish to try a Bio-Cellulose face mask, we recommend Proplenish Anti-ageing face mask due to it's hyaluronic acid content and cocktail of other active ingredients for your most hydrated skin yet