This week was full of amazing mask discoveries as I can’t think of any mask that didn’t work for me. In fact, I think I found a few of all-time favorites like MZ Skin Radiance and Renewal Mask and HydroPeptide under eye patches. Read up to learn more about each mask and feel free to join the 365 Masks Challenge next time you are applying one at home. Just tag me @stylesprinter and use the hashtag #365MasksChallenge to be featured on my Instagram Story!
Ever since I opened the package, I had high hopes for this mask as it smelled delicious! As it turned out, this shimmery looking mask is much more than just yummy scent: after a short initial tingling, the mask revealed the most glowing skin I’ve ever had.
The Promise: “This deeply exfoliating face mask instantly brightens tired, dull skin. A 10% concentrate fruit acid complex stimulates cell turnover, refines pores and helps to eliminate pigmentation to brighten and restore luminosity. Results in smooth, revived and glowing complexion.”
Active Ingredients: 10% Alpha Hydroxy complex.
Scent: Lemony and so yummy!
Price Point: $200 at Net-a-Porter.
I literally had a moment or two to dedicate to the mask challenge, so I opted in for this sheet mask by Patchology. At this point, I think that I need to start searching for the mask that I don’t like from the brand because all of them are so amazing. The same thing happened with this quick mask—it was as effective as promised and much more! Think smooth makeup application and extra glow throughout the day.
The Promise: “Nothing soothes irritated skin quite like aloe vera. So we found a way to mimic the plant and turn it into a sheet masque that calms and soothes on contact. Skin is left de-puffed, hydrated, and softer than soft. Ahhh, that’s better.”
Active Ingredients: Aloe Vera, Cotton Seed Extract, and Shisandra Berry (improves moisture level of the skin).
Price Point: $30 for a set of 4.
Under eye masks go fast in my household as I’m constantly struggling with dark under eye circles. This mask was not an exception: ever since I tried and loved it for the 365 Masks Challenge, I used it two more times and even convinced my boyfriend Ben to do the same. It’s one of those unique products that literally deliver the results in seconds–I’m obsessed!
The Promise: “To promote a youthful complexion, Hydrogel technology is infused with key collagen supporting peptides and hydrating nutrients to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles while brightening the under eye area.”
Active Ingredients: Castor Seed Oil, Caviar Extract, and Niacinamide.
Free Of: Gluten, Parabens, Phthalates, Sulfates. Not tested on animals.
Price Point: $48 for 8 pairs of under eye patches.
While testing this mask, I was also using brand’s customized shampoo and conditioner. The brand is known for its essential oils based ampoules that you add to the hair products in order to achieve desired haircare results. I added mint and lemon into my shampoo to purify the scalp and address the split ends issue. It smelled delicious and I loved how my mask felt afterwards.
The Promise: “This mask with Keratin and Goji Berry, which is an excellent source of antioxidants, provides nutrition, softness and suppleness to your hair. Its perfumed Fig and Flowers offer a delicious fragrance.”
Active Ingredients: Keratin and Goji Berry.
Price Point: $51 for 250 ml.
I already featured some of the hand masks by the brands in the challenge and I have to say that their face masks are also amazing. In fact, this hydrating mask made my day as my skin felt a bit dry. The mask didn’t have the best fit on my nose area, but it was not important as my skin literally sucked in all the moisture from this mask. If you are having problems with your winter skin, this mask might be a perfect solution!
The Promise: “This comforting mask is made out of 100 percent natural wood-pulp fiber, allowing pores to fully absorb essential nutrients and nourishing ingredients for ultimate hydration.”
Active Ingredients: Hyaluronic Acid, peptides, aloe vera, chamomile, and Chinese licorice and Vitamin B.
Price Point: $8 for 1, $28 for a set of 4.
From all the masks from last week, this one was the most fun to use. It literally looks like Zorro eye masks and all my girls had so much fun laughing on my Zorro mask look on Stories. It was more than just cracking jokes though as my skin really felt tighter after using the mask!
The Promise: “Infused with gold and beneficial blend of botanicals, this pure gel mask cools and soothes on contact to comfort and replenish the delicate skin around the eyes.”
Active Ingredients: Bamboo charcoal and organic blend of botanicals.
Price Point: $10 for a set of 3.
I stopped experimenting with any hair or patch masks that I have to wear overnight as I can’t sleep with those so I opted in for wearing this mask during the day. The package comes with a fun looking shower cap so I kept it on while working from home. The results were visible immediately after washing my hair as my curls felt so much softer and shinier.
The Promise: “A line of hair masks with targeted benefits to hydrate and repair hair while you sleep. Coconut Mask: Nourishes and repairs hair fibers.”
Price Point: $5 each.
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What were some of the masks you tried last week? Any new favorites you’d like to recommend? Please let me know in the comments!