Strap in for a relaxing ride in outer space with Spacemasks.
You certainly expect a lot from a parcel that claims to “transport you to another dimension – relieving tiredness, eye strain and many other Earthly tensions.” Well, Spacemasks has a lot of tiredness and eye strain to relieve in this writer.
Starting at a screen for eight plus hours a day (advance apologies to my optician) and then some more binge watching of Netflix investigative documentaries, it’s safe to say my eyes are strained. Daily.
Anything that can alleviate tiredness and support my poor wee eyes is worth a shout in my book.
There is a simple process to this mask, which I appreciate. When time is the essence there’s nothing more infuriating than fiddling about with tubs of masks you need to rub across your face – no matter how amazing the results.
I wanted to get the full intergalactic experience with this mask. Off go the lights, on with the lavender incense and whale music in the background – not a necessity, but it adds to the picture – I’m ready.
Opening the mask, gently unfolding said mask, placing the product over my eyes and fitting the loops around my ears, jobs a good ‘un.
The Spacemasks comes in a nifty star-spangled navy box with five masks included. Each mask is infused with essence of jasmine and once activated, claims, to take you on a journey of relaxation.
Once placed over your eyes the mask slowly heats up, this is extremely pleasant and it almost feels like I’m beginning to switch off. The mask is created with a thin layer of iron filing which connect with oxygen molecules in the air to heat up.
Warmth slowly seeped across my face and I genuinely felt my body tingle as it started to relax. This was an alien concept for me so there was an urge to move and wriggle, bypassing this urge I almost felt ready to go into a deep sleep.
After the 15-minute timer beeped (to my shock) I was finding it hard to recover from my intergalactic experience – until my kitten started biting my nose. Note to self: remove all pets, children and partners from room when trying to relax with Spacemasks.
This little nugget is my new saving grace during a heavy week. My skin felt toned and fresh after the experience and definitely going to leave it on longer next time.
For busy women, men and babies (literally anyone can use a Spacemasks) do yourself a favour – add to bag.
A box of Spacemasks costs £15, from Victoria Health.