Review of Kanebo Inner Balance - 10 minutes relaxing mask by bastet
I have sensitive combo-skin and love this mask. The proper way to use this is actually:
1) cleanse skin
2) use a scrub (I like Kanebo's Silk Peeling Powder)
3) slather on toner (I use Kanebo's IB II) so that skin is still wet
4) apply a really generous amount of the mask and relax
5) wipe off excess
If I do it that way I get the most plump and soft skin. It's the way they use it when you get a Kanebo facial. Most days I am too lazy though and just cleanse my skin and slather on the mask and go to bed. I wake up with soft, pretty skin. I like how this masks rehydrates and is very emollient, since my skin wouldn't tolerate a heavy cream for every day use, but still needs the "oil". It has never given me any rashes or breakouts although it feels quite heavy. It helps with keeping away the dry patches I get on my cheeks. The mask is slightly scented, so make sure you get a sample if you're scent-sensitive! The downside- this stuff is quite expensive! You get a tub of 100ml for Euro 54.50 (here in Austria). I have a hard time finding skin-care that doesn't mess with my skin, so I am very happy I've found this and I'll definitely repurchase.