An interview with Shireen Khan about why she created The Workout Mask, her vision, and how she uses the mask.
Why did you design The Workout Mask?
I designed The Workout Mask last year upon becoming frustrated with sheet masks on the market.
My self-care routine consists of sitting in the sauna once a week. After a long gym session and a body scrub, the sauna is the time I give myself to unwind and relax. To look after my skin whilst relaxing my mind, I would bring a cooling sheet mask to sit on my face and work its magic while my blood vessels are dilated. My calming ritual soon became frustrating with my sheet mask moving every couple of seconds, or my neck becoming stiff from tilting it upwards. As an entrepreneurial woman with several businesses, I don’t have plenty of time to take for myself, so any time I do take for my own self-care, I want to enjoy 100%.
This is where the idea for The Workout Mask was born. I wanted to design a mask that allowed you to do anything, be anywhere, used, however, and whenever you want.
Why did I call it The Workout Mask?
As I designed the mask with fitness enthusiasts and used the mask at the gym myself, I wanted the name of the mask to reflect this. It is best used during a workout or physical activity as your blood vessels are dilated and more readily absorb the product. Instead of your face being covered in sweat, and other dirt and debris at the gym, The Workout Mask also provides a great protective barrier for your skin while its at its most vulnerable.
What are the star ingredients in The Workout Mask and Why did you combine these ingredients?
- Honeysuckle – has great calming properties that soothe redness and inflammation from your workout
- Vitamin C – is a powerful antioxidant that stimulates the production of collagen while reducing free radical damage caused by UV rays
- Vitamin B3 – also known as niacinamide which is extremely powerful for improving surface texture, minimising age spots, and lightening hyperpigmentation
- Hyaluronic Acid – is a powerful humectant and helps to reduce the visibility of fine lines and wrinkles by bringing moisture to the surface of your skin