As I have reviewed both the night and day cream from this range, I decided it would only be right to give their hydrating face mask a go.
Following the tissue mask hype, I was especially excited as most of the other ones I have tried previously have been ridiculously expensive (between £5 and £10 for a one-use mask) and I was really eager to find a more budget-friendly alternative. So, here we are!
The description of the mask is as follows: “Super-hydrating revitalising mask for dehydrated skin. Intensely rehydrates skin, reduces the look of fine lines, and revives radiance. Enriched with pomegranate extract, hyaluronic acid, and plant serum.” So, pretty much the same as the creams.
It is again aimed at dehydrated and dull skin to achieve the look of radiance. Again, the same aims as the creams. Considering although I liked them I found that neither of the creams really targeted this skin-type and therefore did not work in their intended way, I was interested to see how the latest part of the range fared.
I really love the idea of tissue masks, you unfold them, line them up against your face then sit back, relax and let them work their magic. You put on the one-size-fits-all mask, apply the white side of the mask on your face before peeling the blue protective layer off, smoothing the mask down to fit your face and then allowing 15 minutes for it to fully re-hydrate your skin. Relaxing, right?
Firstly, I know that they don’t make different sizes and we all have different face shapes and sizes, but this mask was bloody huge! All the flaps kept flapping over my nostrils causing me to inhale the product which was a horrible experience and I could not keep any of the mask actually on my face. I spent most of the time trying to keep the mask on or peeling it off and starting again – there was no stick or hold at all!
The mask is really, really wet. And slimy. And feels pretty rank, if I’m honest. I have used several different types of tissue masks before and none of them felt this weird.
But, the worst thing about this mask for me was yet to come. About 5 minutes in, my skin began to burn. I don’t have particularly sensitive skin and I had no open cuts or sores on my face. And yet this was the most uncomfortable and stinging feeling I had ever experience in skin care. It was almost like my skin had been submersed in witch hazel or tea tree oil. And this is supposed to be a moisture mask!
Obviously, I couldn’t wait to take it off, despite sticking it out for the full 15 minutes. It was a really uncomfortable and unpleasant experience and unfortunately do not rate this in the slightest. It’s such a shame because what it was marketing is completely what I was after, and at 99p per mask it was great shame that it could not live up to it’s competition which retails at more the £5 mark.
I know I’ve sounded a bit harsh but I just really felt disappointed. Obviously your skin will be different to mine so it may work out differently to you. Let me know if you’ve tried this and what your experience was – I’d be very interested to know!