Monday, July 6, 2015

On The Shelf


Sephora Collection Face Mask 5 Pack

Purchase Price $24 + tax  ($6 each)

Retailer Sephora

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Product Review:

Having tried, and enjoyed, other fiber face masks when I saw the variety Sephora was offering I had to grab them. The bright and colorful wall in store makes you feel like a kid in a candy shop so make sure to get your favorites! If you have never used any face fiber face masks don’t feel overwhelmed by the color or choice selection. This week’s On The Shelf will break down the five that were in my pack with the usual mini review on each and comments taken directly from Sephora and my own feedback.

First, these masks are created in such a way that they will accommodate many face shapes with either simple snipping or just folding and overlapping edges. Next, the masks are SUPER hydrated and they should not feel dry to the touch. Lastly, after applying recommended time is fifteen minutes but I usually leave them on for an hour. I have actually slept with a couple overnight. For a more intense cooling sensation pop these well sealed masks in your fridge for an hour before using, this can help reduce facial puffiness and inflammation from environmental causes.

Honey Mask: “Nourishes and balances to soothe and refresh dry skin.”
I did not notice any improvement in my skin after use. This mask was amply moist and a bit tacky from the honey.

Pearl Mask: “Perfects and brightens with natural-origin pearl to create high luminosity.”
No distinct scent, was not irritating, good amount of product, and did leave skin noticeably brighter.

Pomegranate Mask: “Awakens, energizes, and protects the skin with antioxidant-rich natural pomegranate extract.”
Absolutely loved this fruity aroma of this mask from the instant I opened it. After wearing this mask for an hour it left a lot of excess on my skin, which I massaged for a couple minutes all over my face, that was tacky but definitely felt suppler. The following day, I received many compliments about how my skin looked as if it were “glowing”.

Ginseng Mask: “Tones and energizes while providing a tightening effect for a plumped and supple complexion.”
My least favorite out of the five I tried. If you are a fan of ginseng then go right ahead and give this one a shot. For me the smell was overpowering and the product started to make my eyes water. The warming sensation it created on my skin was not pleasant. If you have sensitive skin perhaps this one may not be for you as I wore this mask for ten minutes had to take it off and within another five minutes had to completely wash my face. The irritation and discomfort this mask caused me was not worth the “tightening effect” it did seem to produce.

Rose Mask: “Provides deep moisture and brightening properties through natural rose extract.”
Love, Love, LOVE this one! The light rose scent is pleasant without being overwhelming while wearing it. If you are not a fan of roses then avoid this mask. This mask was drenched in product and I had no issues with irritation to skin or eyes. Once applied it made my skin feel cool and refreshed. This mask felt so good I fell asleep only removing it once it had almost dried out mid-way through the night. My skin felt and looked amazing the next morning! This will be a go to for many summer, and winter, nights to rejuvenate what was lost from the elements.

I enjoyed all but one of these masks and have repurchased a couple and as long as these are available they will be on my shelf.