My skin is dry. Not typically dry, no dry, flaky patches. But dehydrated. Thirsty.
I used to use a serum and hydra moisturiser, but the formulation changed and nothing has really matched up. I also have to be careful as my skin can be incredibly sensitive.
So, after a busy morning of clearing snow from the drive – and then snowman building – Mr Six and I gingerly made our way to the supermarket for essentials (bread, milk, wine) and it was there that I spotted this moisture mask.
I was intrigued. I saw a lady using one on Gogglebox last night and it looked an utterly absurd idea. But then, we all love a gimmick.
Garnier have a range for different skin types, but I chose one that super-hydrates and revitalises. It claims that after 15 minutes skin is intensely rehydrated, skin looks smoother and complexion is radiant – and that in 1 week fine lines appear reduced, skin looks plumper and skin radiance is revitalised.
When we got home I went for a shower, cleansed my skin, dried off and pulled on my pjs. I decided to give the moisture mask a go as if I had a reaction, I still had another full day before having to go back to work looking like Will Smith in Hitch…
The mask comes in a foil sachet which was easily opened. Inside, folded into four, was the coldest, squidgiest tissue I have ever experienced. I found it a little tricky to unfold – but it wasn’t exactly the Krypton Factor. I applied it to my face, tissue side on my skin, plastic side out.
I gently massaged the mask to get good contact then removed the plastic layer. I massaged it a little more, lifted the annoying flap that sat on my nostrils, then lay back and relaxed for 15 minutes.
I was surprised at how pleasant the whole experience was. The mask remained cool for the entire time – not chilly and uncomfortable, but tingly like menthol. If I’m honest, I almost fell asleep as it was so relaxing.
When my 15 minutes were up, I removed the mask and gently removed the excess serum with some cotton wool. I was surprised that there was no redness at all because my skin can react badly, but it was dewy. As I came downstairs, Mr Six noted that my fine lines looked lessened and my skin felt renewed and healthy.
I’m interested to see whether the effects last the week, as promised, but at £3 per treatment, it certainly won’t break the bank.
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