I had a day to myself today, and with some time to spare, I tried out this facial mask that one of my roommates gifted to me a little while back.
With even more time to spare, I decided to write up a little review.
Disclaimer #1: I am not being paid to review this product.
Disclaimer #2: I have good skin, thanks largely to good genes, so please take skincare reviews with a grain of salt.
The Face Shop Real Nature Mask: Aloe Vera
“A soothing/hydrating mask sheet containing aloe extract, which hydrates and soothes the skin with a rich sense of moisturization, to provide instant care to puffy and sensitive skin.” – from the package
The directions indicate that you should use this mask following up a cleanser + toner regimen. I didn’t follow these instructions to a T, but oh well!
The mask is a cloth mask that is saturated with the formula. It is scented, quite strongly so, and smelled a lot like the cucumber-melon fragrance you may find in other products. I struggled a little bit with getting it to be in the right place on my face, but eventually I got it. The problem with this was that I don’t think my entire face was in contact with the mask.
I left the mask on for 20 minutes and could feel a bit of a tingle as I waited. I took the mask off and it was still very much saturated with formula, so I’ve since shoved it back in its bag and will maybe rub more formula into my face at a later date because I am thrifty and also bad at throwing things away.
The formula is pretty sticky, even after patting it into the skin after removing the mask. It doesn’t absorb extremely readily, either, but my face does feel refreshed and seems to be very moisturized.
Ingredients note: This product is not alcohol-free, silicone-free, oil-free, or paraben-free.
This is a decent mask, but I don’t know how moisturizing it actually is (will see how my skin fares tomorrow) or how good it is on sensitive skin. The scent may also be a bit irritating for people. However, I enjoyed it and liked pampering myself for a bit while scaring my little brother.
Would I purchase this on my own? Probably not.