Very decent mask with effective hydration properties. i slather this on after cleansing, and it sinks into the skin immediately. Very soothing, and skin reacts immediately. I usually rub the mask into my skin, and once its absorbed, i apply another layer on top. Like all immortelle range, it has a characteristic fragrance that can take some getting used to. But the mask is effective, and gives enough hydration. WOrth a try!
Masks -The Body Shop - Vitamin E Sink-In Moisture Mask
graceyappy 7/31/2010 3:13:00 AM
this mask is super soothing, and comfortable to use. just slather it on and wait. the mask gets sucked into the skin immediately! just tissue off the residue (slightly oily) and voila! skin is instantly hydrated. The prob is, this effect isnt long lasting, and I find that i need to use it everyday for good hydrated skin. worth a try, one of the few hydration masks i;ve tried that works.
Large granules in this mask. has a nice scent. mask is easy to apply, and doesnt dry. works well as an exfoilator, but pores are not cleaned out well. repeated usage doesnt improve the results. The mask can dry out your skin, so be careful not to use it daily.
I have gone through many many hydration masks over the yrs as my skin is constantly stressed by frequent travels. I came across this mask and the "natural water captors" caught my eye. This is a gel mask, with a slight perfume scent. the product is gooey and sticky, and after you plaster it over your skin, you are supposed to leave it for 5 minutes and tissue off. After 5 mins of this, there is no way i can tissue off the mask as it becomes very sticky and tacky. I had to rinse it off, and even so, theres a film of residue left behind. hydration-wise, its no obvious. even after daily usage for 2 wks, my skin is still very dehydrated. Not effective, this product. Pricey too!
best purifying mask I've use. it doesnt dry, and requires rinsing off. After that, skin is supple, pores unclogged, and effects last a few days. doesnt dry skin out, even when used daily. Slightly perfumed, nothing too overpowering. Worth a try if you have been mask hopping.
I used the charcoal mask, which works very well for me, so i decided to try other masks by origins too. I travel very often, and skinis very reactive to temp/humidity/pressure changes. I wanted to hydration mask that can "rescue" my skin during travels. Sadly, this mask falls short. It has a strong apricot smell, contains algae extracts and is chalk full of flower waters. still, after usage, my skin isnt truly hydrated, and the mask leaves an oily residue even when tissued off.
Uses charcoal as the active ingredient. Its similar to a clay mask, and drys after a few minutes. I use it to suck out the impurities from my large pores, and after 2 mths of using, my pores are unclogged, and no breakouts! I;ve used many clay masks and they always dry out my skin. this mask is gentle enough, yet works on those damn clogged pores! other than its effectiveness, its also fun to have a black/grey mask around!
This is my emergency mask for those pick-me-up times. I use it during skin transistion periods (travel) and it always gives me the hydration my skin needs. Soothing as well. its strongly perfumed, but the smell is a small cons, as opposed to the effectiveness of the mask. this mask is purely for hydration puposes, so do not expect radient skin after using as it does not do brightening. Fuss-free, just slap on after cleansing, and wait for it to work!
Good go-to mask for those poor skin days where the application of it helps to soothe your skin, and at the same time, cleanse it well. The exfoliating part is gentle and non-irritable. skin really looks and feels better after usage. As a spot-on treatment, I apply on spots, and go to bed with it. the next morning, the spots are generally less inflamed and heals faster. a relative cost-effective product.
Treatments -Dr. Hauschka - Rhythmic Night Conditioner
graceyappy 7/31/2010 2:24:00 AM
Bought a 50-ampoule pack after the recommendation from a colleague, and after reading rave reviews here. i was willing to overlook the risk of glass breakage, as i am going thru a rough period with my skin. just before using it, i read and reread the ingredient list: Water/Aqua, Rosa Damascena Flower Oil (Rose Essential Oil), Althaea Officinalis (Marsh Mallow) Leaf Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Extract, Kalanchoe Daigremontiana Extract,Anthyllis Vulneraria Extract, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Extract, Lilium Candidum (White Lily) Bulb Extract, Rosa Damascena (Rose) Extract, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Extract, Mica, Royal Jelly, Honey/Mel (Spring Blossom Honey), SILVER, Sodium Chloride "Silver" popped out at me! I thought this is an al naturale product? Rang up the SA who recommended this to me. She said that silver is used to promote skin renewal. Unconvinced, i did more research on this and found 2 schools of thought- 1) silver is toxic and FDA has since banned the use of silver in oral medications (Source: Silver in health care: antimicrobial effects and safety in use. Lansdown AB. Current Problems in Dermatology. 2006;33:17-34); 2) silver is used as an antimicrobial agent, small quantities is harmless to our body and is excreted via urine in 6 hrs. If it is excreted via urine, then it has to go thru filtration in our kidneys. No research on long term usage of products containing silver, and the effects on our organs. Furthermore, i could not find any research to support what the SA said about silver promoting skin renewal. I dont know abt you guys, but i am very hesitant abt using this product. I really wanted to try, but the presence of metal in the ingredients puts me off. I returned the box today. I guess i'll have to look elsewhere.
To be able to give a fair review, i used this product every night for a month. I kept waiting for the skin to show some signs of improvement, but I saw nothing. This mask does nothing for me and I am bitterly dissapointed! I traveled 2 wks ago and used this at the start of my 15 hour flight, hoping that my skin does not dry out and flake (which it typically will do so). No such luck. The Laneige sleeping pack is far more superior in efffectiveness, and I guess I will stick to that.
Was pleasantly surprised by this product. I have stubborn whiteheads on my chin that no top notch products could remove. Someone recommended this product to me, and shockingly, after 1st usage, i noticed 50% reduction in the numbers of whiteheads. The others, i could gently squeeze out!!! Nothing short of a "miracle"! I have a super stubborn "oil seed" on my cheekbone which could also be gently squeezed out after that 1st application! I now have a whitehead free chin!!! Will definitely continue usage, and recommend to all. Skin feels tingly upon application of mask. If theres one thing to complain abt this product, it will have to the fact that it can be quite hard to wash off. But this is definitely off-setable by the high effectiveness in removal of white heads!
On a particularly dull skin day, decided to use this mask as a pick me up. Lovely smell, soothing on skin. After removal of mask, I smoothed in the remaining liquid. Skin feels very sticky, and looks shiny. Stickiness and shine stayed all day. Skin did not look more supple or revitalized. Will not repurchase.
I tried this product after seeing it work miraculously for a friend. It cleared up her acnes and made her skin really radient. I have oily T and dry-ish cheeks. After my 1st application, my skin was very dry and tingly. Under my regular moisturizer ( creme de la mer), skin was slightly dry. After my 2nd usage, skin started to peel. I went back to the counter and they immediately applied the vit c repair for me and advised that I change to another of their products. I guess this miracle water isnt suitable for me. But honestly, i have seen it work for many so do try it.