Aveda Tulasāra Wedding Masque
We're becoming very fond of this new range from Aveda, having already given the Tulasāra Morning Awakening Ritual (with its complexion-stimulating facial brush) a rave review, here. We also very much like this Aveda Tulasāra Wedding Masque, which can be slathered on generously overnight to leave skin looking decidedly perky, plumped – and perhaps even a teensy bit 'lifted', unless we're imagining things? – by morning.
'Overnight masks' (a.k.a. 'sleeping masks') are really not that different from night creams, as we've explained before. This particular option can certainly be used nightly – or for an occasional boost – and is inspired by a pre-wedding ceremony in India in which home-made turmeric paste is applied to the complexions of the bride and groom to encourage glowing skin on their wedding day; with its tendency to stain skin, that's not something we'd counsel for Western complexions. (Tulasāra, we're told, means 'working towards balance', in Sanskrit – something we're always striving for!)
Apricot seed oil, along with repairing potato, red raspberry and tomato stem cells, also feature.
It smells just fab, fab, fab – which, for us, is half of the point of many products. It's truly the scent of India: a little bit spicy, a little bit tropical – like an Ayurvedic spa, somewhere hot. And the texture itself is rich, without being greasy, allowing for generous slathering.
We're definitely saying 'I do' to using this regularly.
Aveda Tulasāra Wedding Masque/£48 for 50 ml at johnlewis.com