Hydrating Antioxidant Mask vs. Redness Calming Mask: Which is Best for You?


Not sure of the difference between our Hydrating Antioxidant Mask and Redness Calming Mask? We have you covered. 

Both masks are hydrating and restore the skin's natural barrier over time. However, they have their unique benefits: The Redness Calming Mask works to reduce redness and sensitivity with active ingredients proven to do so. As part of this process, it delivers deep, intensive hydration and prevents the process of overnight transepidermal water loss. The Hydrating Antioxidant Mask in comparison works to brighten dull-looking skin by providing incremental hydration to skin that needs it.

Hydrating Antioxidant Mask

What does it do?

The Hydrating Antioxidant Mask is designed for those with dry or mildly dehydrated skin. Their routine needs a slight boost in moisture. The weekly boost of antioxidants and hydration from this mask is a mild intervention to help skin that needs a moisture lift. 

How does it work?

The Hydrating Antioxidant Mask delivers a larger antioxidant dosage than a typical daily moisturizer. It's formulated with occlusive shea butter to help trap the stabilized Vitamin E, C, and Beta-Thujaplicin actives closer to the skin allowing them to penetrate deeper. These antioxidants stimulate healthy cell regeneration, while the hydrating base protects the skin from environmental pollutants.   

Redness Calming Mask

What does it do?

The Redness Calming Mask is an overnight multi-active treatment to visibly neutralize facial redness, cool the skin, and help guard against moisture loss. Dr. Rivers made this mask specifically for very dry, easily irritated, or redness-prone skin.

How does it work?

The Redness Calming Mask delivers inflammation-fighting Centella Asiatica, Glycyrrhetinic Acid, Beta-T, Aloe Vera, and Niacinamide to help calm skin discomfort. A blend unique to Riversol, these five redness-reducing active ingredients were selected from the forefront of rosacea research.

Protecting the skin's moisture barrier is crucial to reducing redness and sensitivity. The Redness Calming Mask helps reduce moisture loss through the epidermal layer (also known as transepidermal water loss or TEWL for short). TEWL is a key driver of irritation in redness-prone skin. Overnight, our skin's barrier recovery is slower, and the barrier permeability is higher. Thus, TEWL is exacerbated at night. The Redness Calming Mask is intensively hydrating, and an overnight application helps mitigate TEWL. 

Reducing moisture loss is particularly important for redness-prone skin. Individuals with facial redness or sensitive skin tend to have higher levels of moisture loss and more damage to the skin barrier. This dryness exacerbates irritation, which further damages the skin barrier, causing a vicious circle.


Overall, if you are looking to give a little boost to your hydration levels or brighten dull skin, the Hydrating Antioxidant Mask is the product for your routine. The Redness Calming Mask is designed to calm skin discomfort and sensitivity while reducing redness. As part of this process it is intensively hydrating for very dry or dehydrated skin. As always, if you suffer from any pre-existing skin condition, it’s always a good idea to speak to a dermatologist before introducing something new into your skincare routine.

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