Here’s the thing: You’re into beauty, I’m into beauty, we’re all into beauty. And to be into beauty, even just a little, means we’ve all already got enough bottles of Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair Serum to last us until the youngest Hemsworth dies and there’s no reason to look good/live anymore.

But are you already on the Advanced Night Repair Concentrated Recovery PowerFoil Masks bandwagon? In plain English, these are intensely moisturising sheet masks made with Estée Lauder’s famed exclusive repair technology. They’re said to inject skin with twice the moisture of a standard Serum application and instantly make you look renewed and revitalised.

I love sheet masks. Hard. Admittedly a significant percentage of my love comes from sneaking off during dinner parties, throwing on a sheet mask and scaring the *fork* out of everyone, but they’re also amazing for my skin. So, I was excited to try a Concentrated Recovery PowerFoil Mask and may have developed some unrealistic expectations about its ability to improve my life.

One night I had a shower, threw on a mask and watched an episode of Brooklyn Nine-Nine while it did its thing. Unsurprisingly, I loved it. My skin was glowing so bright you could take me to a rave and I would still feel like I’m reaping the benefits weeks later.

I’d happily recommend these masks to anyone looking for extreme hydration. As a periodic Serum devotee, you can only imagine the impact on my skin with regular use. Also, they’re nice and gooey, kind of smell like tea and make for funny Instagram posts so that’s three more ticks from me.

I think PowerFoil Masks would make excellent gifts, or stocking stuffers if you and your loved ones stuff stockings. Give one mask, several masks or as a set with a bottle of Advanced Night Repair Serum. Give them to beauty followers like you or to anyone you think could use a bit of self-care and relaxation. And give them to yourself if you think you could use a bit of self-care and relaxation.

Hell, give them to everyone! You’ll be like beauty Santa. Santa Pores. (I’m deeply sorry but also not sorry at all.)

Words, Nadine von Cohen. Video, Duc Thinh Dong.