Introducing: #2 The Mask

The third mask to join our superlative collection of formulations, RATIONALE is delighted to welcome #2 The Mask into The Vitality Collection.

The third mask to join our superlative collection of formulations, RATIONALE is delighted to welcome #2 The Mask into The Vitality Collection.

Inspiring the same energy and exuberance that has come to define The Vitality Collection, this targeted formulation re-energises the skin—for a brighter, more even, and radiant tone. 

Harnessing a proprietary complex of nourishing Antioxidants, #2 The Mask is suitable for all skin types, and ideal for those with uneven, reactive skin and a tendency to flush. As a hydrated glow is reawakened, skin appears infinitely brighter. 

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The Importance of Masking

As with most things in life, consistency is the key to success. So, we asked RATIONALE Founder, Richard Parker, about his personal weekly masking ritual to enhance that signature RATIONALE Glow—we hope it inspires you to create one of your own. 

Hello, Richard! Thank you for enlightening us on your RATIONALE masking ritual.

Firstly, how often do you perform a masking ritual?

I must confess to being something of a masking maximalist—I mask every second day! Day one will be the #1 Mask. Day three, the #2. Day five, the #5 Mask. Repeat.

And how do you best prepare your skin for your masking ritual?

I see optimal results for my skin type (post acne, sensitive) by cleansing with #4 The PreCleanse Balm, followed by #5 The Cleanser before applying my mask of choice.

Inviting moments of quiet restoration, what do you like to do whilst the mask is infusing?

I use a meditation app called Brainwave from Banzai Labs. It entrains brain waves to whatever frequency you need e.g., clarity, calmness, creativity, etc. You can select the length of time and background sounds or music. I select whatever level of brain activity I need, put my RATIONALE mask on and Airpods in, and listen. Perfect.

Finally, could you please enlighten us as to why you mask?

Masks are the optimal way to deliver an extra dose of a RATIONALE Complex when needed. For example, I select masks that boost my skin immunity, antioxidants and help restore my skin’s healthy acidic state. 

Masking Maximalists

All RATIONALE mask formulations have been designed to complement each other. So, if you have multiple skin goals, RATIONALE’s Assistant Education Manager, Ellie Bowley, prescribes applying multiple masks at the one time—this is also known as ‘zoning’. 

“We recommend applying the prescribed mask on the zone you’re treating. For example, you may apply #2 The Mask where you seek a more brightened complexion and apply #5 The Mask to the zones where you are experiencing signs of congestion”, says Ellie. 

If you are unsure on which mask is right for your skin goals, take Ellie’s following prescription as a starting point:

“If you seek a more even-toned complexion and you have normal to resilient skin, #1 The Mask is your answer. If you’re experiencing signs of hyperpigmentation, dullness, or a lacklustre complexion, #2 The Mask is your prescription. If you’re wanting to achieve clear, smooth, refined skin tone, #5 The Mask is ideal for you.” 

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Personal and Professional Advice

Understanding human skin at its genetic level is the most critical step when prescribing a RATIONALE Ritual. Thankfully, our complimentary Virtual Consultations and Skin Reviews are at your fingertips—seven days a week.

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