This has been an interesting gadget to try out – the Dr Harris Anti-Wrinkle Sleep Mask.
Well, I say gadget but I guess it’s also a bit of a sleep aid/accessory too. At any rate, there are no electronics or other tech involved. I’ve been trying it out for a few weeks and this is how I got on.
(BTW this was a PR sample provided for a review, and the links given are affiliate, but this post is not affiliate driven).
How does the Dr Harris Anti-Wrinkle Sleep Mask work?
As you can see, the black silk mask comes nicely gift boxed with a velvet pouch for travel. As gadgets go, it’s extremely simple to use
Step 1: Put on the anti-ageing sleep mask with the strap surrounding your ears.
Step 2: Press one finger firmly over the relaxation point between your eyebrows.
Step 3: Hold for 5 seconds.
Step 4: Release and lean back, allowing the mask to work for at least 15 minutes (or go to sleep).
Step 5: For longer-lasting results, wear as a sleep mask overnight.
The science behind it
Dr Steve Harris, a highly experienced aesthetic practitioner from London, developed his signature mask over a six year period.
The key to this is in the little silicone dots that press into the area around the eye and forehead as you’re wearing it. The dots press into receptors in the skin, which then send signals to the brain and tell it to chill the fuck out (I’m paraphrasing here).
How I got on wearing the mask
So far I haven’t been able to wear this all night. I’ve been wearing it when going to sleep and somehow by the morning it ends up on my bedside table. Some nights I’ve put it back on when I’ve woken up at 3am, and it’s been pretty good for calming down an overactive brain.
It’s very effective at blocking out the light, and the silicone dots mean that the mask stays snug on the face rather than slip around as it might do if it was just silk.
If you are somebody who travels a lot and needs to sleep on the plane, or if you usually wear a sleep mask and want to upgrade, then this could be for you. In a perfect world I would love to take 15 minutes to relax with this when getting ready to go out in the evening. It really does leave you feeling relaxed and looking that little bit more refreshed. Kayley Cuoco used this as part of her prep for this year’s Emmys. See, if I had that kind of life then this sort of thing would fit right in.
Meanwhile, back in my regular life of trying to fight back the cat to get to my computer screen, I don’t think I’m really in the right place to gain the most from this mask. It’s not you, mask, it’s me.
For the me the benefits of this mask have been totally in the sleep and relaxation area. I can’t say I’ve noticed any of the promised wrinkle reduction yet. But then I do find that non-surgical treatments like this and micro-current devices tend to be cumulative over time. So I’ll keep wearing it and update in a few months to let you know how I’m getting on.
The Dr Harris Anti-Wrinkle Sleep Mask is available exclusively here at Currentbody, RRP £89.99
*PR sample; contains affiliate links