I have oily yet dehydrated skin, and some tiny clogs here and there. It's very frustrating for me as I can't use very oily stuff yet serums doesn't hydrate enough for me. This mask works wonder when I see fines lines due to hydration and rough patches around my skin. I usually spray a round of vichy thermal water on before applying the mask as the consistency of it is quite thick. I leave it on for usually 20 mins or more. After wiping it off with wet cotton pads, my skin is so much well hydrated and has a soft glow to it! Even the pores look smaller! The bottle seems tiny but last quite a while. I hope they do not discontinue this product. If anyone needs a bit of moisture for their skin, give this a try! You won't regret! :)
Ahhh. Here in sunny Singapore, John Masters is considered a really niche beauty brand and it takes a fair bit of sleuthing to know where to buy it (it's available at Bud Cosmetics at Novena Square's Square 2 anyway).
The smell is fairly yeasty (but pleasant enough), and the light cream-coloured contents are in a small jar. Lippies deducted for packaging; the thought of dipping moist or unclean fingers repeatedly in the jar, week after week, is rather off-putting. I would have preferred it in a tube or at least come with a spatula. So always make sure your hands are totally clean before using the mask!
On to the review of the product... a full list of ingredients is presented below in the review below this one, so I won't be repetitive! The consistency is really unique... it spreads on like a lotion more than a mask, due to its watery-creamy texture. I apply lots of it liberally over my face, taking care to rub it in for at least a minute. The product is so soothing and gentle that it can be used under the eyes and on top of eyelids.
Leave on for 20 minutes or longer, rinse off with cold water -- and notice the difference in your complexion! It's a fantastic pick-me-up for fatigued skin and rough patches are obviously improved. Skin feels really soft and smooth to the touch, and the results are much better if you use it once a week (as recommended) instead of throughout the week.
The Calendula Hydrating Mask is a real, luxurious treat for skins of all types. Skin glows with health and makeup application is much easier. Since it's used once a week (more, if you want to indulge but it's not necessary), it turns out to be real value for money despite the price being a little on the hefty side. The certified organic ingredients and animal-free manufacture are also a bonus.
Overall, John Masters Calendula Hydrating Mask is an essential health supplement for your skin's complexion. It's a nice little product that does as it promises and it's also a good feeling knowing that you're using a mask that still remains pretty exclusive rather than mass marketed.
My skin loves this! The mask gives so much moisture and my skin just drinks it! Smooth. Moisturized. Tighter pores. My complexion digs the Calendula mask! And such a small amount is needed each time, which I'm happily surprised by (because it's not all cheap at $26 for 2 oz). I thought that my small sample jar would last me for one application only, but I've used it five times already and there's still a little left. This type of moisturizing effect is just what my skin needs now when heading to the colder weather!
I really recommend the Calendula Hydrating Mask!
Ingredients: Aqua (purified, deionized water), prunus armeniaca (apricot kernel oil),* cetearyl alchohol & glucoside, vegetable glycerin, sea algae extract (wild-crafted), arachidyl & behenyl alcohol, arachidyl glucoside, yeast extract, lavandula angustifolia (lavender hydrosol),* plant phospholipids, retinyl palmitate (vitamin A), tocopheryl acetate vitamin E), ascorbyl palmitate (vitamin C), avena sativa (oat kernel) protein, butyrospermum parkii (shea butter),* squalane (olives), aloe barbadensis (aloe vera gel), avena sativa (oat kernel) extract, lecithin, essential oils of calendula officinalis (calendula),* canaga odorata (ylang ylang)* & rosa damascena (rose),* vitis vinifera (grape seed) extract,* zinc oxide, capryloyl glycine, undecylenoyl glycine, lonicera japonica (japanese honeysuckle) extract
This is the John Masters Organics Standard:
1. No sodium lauryl sulfate, parabens, DEAs, MEAs, or TEAs
2. No GMOs (Genetically Modified Organism)
3. No petro-chemicals
4. No animal testing
5. No artificial colors, fragrances or fillers
6. Ingredients must be as organic as possible
7. All plant extracts and essential oils must be certified organic whenever possible
8. All essential oils used must be steam-distilled and not extracted with propylene glycol - which kills the effect of the oils
9. All plant oils must be cold pressed, not heat distilled - which kills the therapeutic properties of plant oils
10. All ingredients must be proven to be beneficial to the hair or skin
11. All ingredients must be harvested in an environmentally-friendly manner (wild-crafted)
12. All ingredients must be bio-degradable as possible
13. Fair-Trade ingredients must be used when possible continued >>