It’s been another really busy few days, so what better reason to relax and take some time out than with a mask …… or two!
I bought a couple of the masks below in Singapore but I didn’t see any point in telling you all about a mask if you couldn’t get hold of it, so I made sure that all you lovely Flawsome people out there could get hold of them if you want to.
I have a few more masks I want to try out, so I’ll write a short review of them over the coming weeks, but here’s what I thought of the first few …….
SKINLITE Ultra Moisturizing Hand Mask – (I bought it in Singapore but available from Amazon UK – £3.60 at time of writing post).
As you can see from the photograph, inside the packet are 2 “gloves” which you place your hands in to for 20 to 30 minutes, then take off the gloves and throw away. No need to wash your hands, any residue can be massaged in. I did this at bedtime so that my hands had all night to absorb the Oatmeal and Shea Butter Moisturiser before they got washed again. What did I think …….. OK but nothing brilliant. They made my hands feel a little softer but nothing more than a regular good hand cream would do.
GARNIER SkinActive MOISTURE BOMB Tissue Mask – (99p at time of writing post).
Try not to let the photo. give you nightmares!
I was in my favourite chemist looking at anything that promised soft and youthful skin when I came across this GARNIER Tissue Mask and thought the description of what it was supposed to do fitted my want list perfectly…….
At last everything I had been looking for in a mask! I had images of taking off this mask and looking glowing. People would turn around to look at my beautiful, radiant skin as I nonchalantly glided down the road ………. but that little film only went on in my head! In reality, I didn’t like this mask at all, nor did it make my skin look or feel nice!
I opened the packaging to find an extremely slimey mask. The idea is you unfold it – which was very difficult due to it being excessively slimey – then place it over your face with the white tissue side down and the blue protective film facing outwards. Smooth the mask over your skin to ensure contact, remove the blue protective film and then leave the mask on your face for 15 minutes. Then take the mask off and massage any excess serum in to your skin.
Well as already mentioned, I took the mask out of the packaging and it was a gloopy mass. Unfolding it and placing it over my face wasn’t easy and then once on my face, I began to get a stinging sensation which I thought might be the serum working. The stinging did gradually ease off, but the relaxing, de-stress time I had imagined didn’t happen at all because the mask felt horrible and slimey on my face. At the end of the 15 minutes I took off the mask to reveal ……. slimey, red, blotchey skin. As directed, I massaged the excess serum into my face but it was really strange, rather than my skin feeling lovely and soft, this mask made my skin feel really taught and it had a plastic coating feel to it when I rubbed my fingers over my skin. Again, I had done this face mask just before going to bed and thought that perhaps by the morning it would have worked it’s magic, but unfortunately not. I actually woke up to slightly less but still red, blotchey skin.
This is the worst face mask I have ever used and definitely won’t be using it again.
BUT I LOVE THESE LITTLE BEAUTIES!
SKINLITE Wrinkle Care Eye Gel Patches – (£4.99 at time of writing post)
Infact, I’ve got quite addicted to them and I’ve already received some more via Amazon.
I’ve tried this type of eye mask before, found them uncomfortable and I didn’t see any benefits but I saw these on sale in Singapore and thought I would give them a whirl…..and I’m so pleased I did. In the box are 6 pairs of individually wrapped eye masks. The directions say that for the first week use for 5 days and then 3 days per week afterwards – 30 minutes per session. Unlike the previous similar eye masks I’ve tried, these are made of a lovely, soft material(a bit like felt) and so when you put them under your eyes they’re not uncomfortable. They feel slightly cooling when you put them on and the skin under my eyes felt cool and refreshed when I took them off. I also did notice less puffiness under my eyes. I put them on first thing in the morning whilst I’m getting ready for the day and have to say I really enjoy the cooling sensation…..so much so, they’re now part of my skin care routine. Love them!
And finally KAO MegRhythm Steam Eye Mask – (£11.28 at time of writing post)
These were being sold everywhere in Singapore. They say that they relax and relieve tired eyes and so I bought the Lavender ones so I could use them at bedtime to relax and ease me off to sleep. But bizarrely all that happened was I ended up with hot eyelids! That’s it! They didn’t “de-stress”, “de- puff” or “de” anything else…..they just heated up my eyelids! So I have to say with warm, confused eyelids, I won’t be using them again.I have noticed that Optrex have now started selling their own version, not sure if they are the same but I won’t be rushing out to try them.
(This review is based solely on my own personal experience and opinions and I have not had any contact, directly or in-directly, with any companies or any other individual)