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Masks, Masks Everywhere- Share Your Experiences Here

Hey ladies-

 

After starting yet another mask trying spree, it occurred to me that it might be a great idea to have one thread with our common knowledge of various masks in one place- a BT guide to masks if you'd like.  We have the swatch board for makeup, but nothing like that for skincare.

 

If you submit a mask, please include the following:

  • Name of mask
  • Type of mask (rinse-off, peel-off, etc)
  • What type of skin you have
  • Your experience with it
  • Do you recommend it? To whom?
  • And is there anything else a BTer should know?

I'll get started here in a minute...

Re: Masks, Masks Everywhere- Share Your Experiences Here


I'm going to do these 2 together:

 

Name of Masks: Shiseido Benefiance Pure Retinol Intensive Revitalizing Face Mask/ Benefiance Pure Retinol Instant Treatment Eye Mask

Price/Availability: Both $62.50 each and available from Sephora

Type: Sheet

My skin: Sensitive with some redness in my cheeks, tendency towards oil in T-Zone

 

My experience: I've tried both of these, and if money were unlimited, I'd keep an unlimited supply of both around. Like any other retinol treatment, I saw a huge improvement in my skin that lasted for a day or so.  The eye masks are a full night's sleep in 30 minutes- so soothing, and so revitalizing.

 

Do you recommend? YES! Especially the eye masks

 

Who should use it? Anyone in need of retinol or before a big event.  Provided that they were tested prior, I'd see these being really useful to a bride!

 

 

Anything else? Pro tip: If you're super careful with the eye masks, there's enough liquid in there for 2 uses. Make sure to seal and refrigerate overnight.

Re: Masks, Masks Everywhere- Share Your Experiences Here

Currently rocking out one of the eye treatment masks as I type since I got a power nap instead of a full night's sleep.

 

Seriously, power retinol = looking like I've slept for 12 hours and been to a spa. I will probably break down and buy the eye masks once my samples run out. (I've stashed a box's worth of samples)

Re: Masks, Masks Everywhere- Share Your Experiences Here

Name of Mask: Shiseido Benefiance Firming Massage Mask

Price/Availability: $48, from other Shiseido retailers, sadly not at Sephora

Type: Rinse-Off

My skin: Sensitive with some redness in my cheeks, tendency towards oil in T-Zone

 

My experience: This is the second mask (the other- Glamglow Supermud) in my regular skincare rotation, so I like it a lot.  I'm admittedly a Shiseido girl, so I was naturally inclined to like it.  This mask is different than most in that there are a series of facial massages that you're to perform when you apply the mask in order to increase blood flow. I'm not sure how much that adds, but it feels luxurious and feels nice.  I use this twice a week. It's a partially clear gel with some "beads" suspended in it.  It feels nice, tingles a bit, and my skin glows after I wash it off.  Over time, I've seen my skin improve a bit, but it's not a miracle worker.  I do like it, though.

 

Do you recommend? Yes

 

Who should use it? Benefiance is targeted towards anti-aging, so I'd recommend this to 30+s.

Re: Masks, Masks Everywhere- Share Your Experiences Here

Name of Mask: GLAMGLOW Youthmud

Price/Availability: $19-$69, available at Sephora

Type: Rinse-off

My skin: Sensitive with some redness in my cheeks, tendency towards oil in T-Zone

 

My experience: Wow, does this one burn more than its pore-cleansing sister.  This one is meant to exfoliate- and it does so. It left my skin really soft and resurfaced- but I was very nervous due to the burn.  I almost didn't tough it out the first time I tried it. I don't know if I'll repurchase after getting the smaller version since the other mask is a staple in my routine now. It's nice for an occasional treat, but my skin couldn't handle it frequently.

 

Do you recommend? Yes, but not to those with sensitive skin or congested skin. 

 

Who should use it? Anyone needing a nice exfoliation.

 

Anything else? I saw results- but you don't need both this and the Supermud.  Pick one or the other.

Re: Masks, Masks Everywhere- Share Your Experiences Here

I loved this one! I thought it tingled without burning and I enjoyed taking a loooong time scrubbing it off and giving my skin the most thorough scrubby exfoliation it has ever had. It left my skin smelling yummy and feeling SO SOFT, though the chunks of tea leaves looked kind of weird/out of place in the mask.

Re: Masks, Masks Everywhere- Share Your Experiences Here

Name of Mask: GLAMGLOW Supermud Mask

Price/Availability: $69, available at Sephora

Type: Rinse-off

My Skin: Sensitive with some redness in my cheeks, tendency towards oil in T-Zone

 

My experience: It's simultaneously the most horrifying and amazing skincare experience of my life. Why? The Matrix pore technology, where you can see spots forming on the mask as it dries and pulls junk out of your pores. It's amazing in resurfacing and purifying your skin- if you can deal with the ick factor of seeing just how much is coming out of your pores (warning: don't look at your nose too much!).

 

Do you recommend? YES YES YES. It can also be used as a spot treatment.

 

Who should use it? Anyone with congestion in their pores, or someone wanting to pull oil from their skin.  Not too harsh for non-oily areas either.

 

Anything else? It's gross. It tingles. But it's like going to spa.  Think of it in those terms, and the price tag per use is much easier to deal with.  I'd recommend anyone trying a sample!

Re: Masks, Masks Everywhere- Share Your Experiences Here

I think as a spot treatment this is amazing. I need too much of it to cover my face and i went through my jar so fast. :/

The little i have left i'm going to use as a spot treatment. It helped with the blackheads on my nose. 

Re: Masks, Masks Everywhere- Share Your Experiences Here

I'm using this again now that the Boscia mask broke me out. It works best around 20 minutes on your skin.

Re: Masks, Masks Everywhere- Share Your Experiences Here

Sorry to hear your skin didn't like the Boscia mask. I tend to leave mask on wayy longer than suggested! I feel like i get more benefits than just 10 minutes!

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