I completely forgot to post this yesterday, so here’s a Mask Monday post one day late!:
It’s been a while since I’ve done a Mask Monday post so I thought, hey it’s Monday, I’ll do a mask monday post! It’s not that I haven’t been using masks — I have, once a week — but I haven’t particularly using anything new until today. If you want to catch up on some of the other masks I’ve tried in the past, including one that I’ve been using almost every week (The Body Shop Seaweed Ionic Clay mask) click for the posts!:
- Oil Removing Mud Face Mask by Baléa
- Brightening Facial Sheet Mask by Baléa
- GLAMGLOW Supermud Clearing Treatment
- Seaweed Ionic Clay mask by The Body Shop
- Ultra Firming Face Mask by Baléa
Anyway, today I tried the Anti-Aging face mask by Baléa. This one intrigued me for its’ synthetic snake venom ingredient that claims to relax and smooth the skin.
The consistency of this is a translucent, quite sticky (like honey) formula. It has a faint scent to it, a floral one I want to say, but I can’t put my finger on it; quite pleasant actually. I tried to apply this as evenly as possible all over my face but it was a little difficult to see if I was getting an even layer on because it was transparent. I used up the entire package.
As I was applying, I was reading the ingredients and realized that the second and third listed was alcohol – OH NO! This is probably why I felt substantial tingling as I applied this and for a few minutes after I had it on. I try to stay away from products with alcohol in them — I’ve learned it’s the worst thing you can put on your face. And for an “anti-aging” product, the inclusion of alcohol completely contradicts it’s claim!
I already had it applied so I figured I’d just continue on with it! (but boo on me for not reading the ingredients before hand)
I had this on for a total of 20 minutes as it took longer for it to dry completely despite the 10-15 minutes it says on the packet. Once it was dry, it was quite easy to peel off. Excuse the lighting and the unmatching headband and striped T-shirt!:
After rinsing the excess mask that remained stuck to my eyebrows and sideburns, I was left with very smooth feeling skin. I also noticed that my face did not feel tight or dry afterwards even after I’ve towel-dry-dabbed my face and waited about 10 minutes before applying moisturizer. That was surprising considering the mask had alcohol in it. My face also looked very mattified; again, probably because of the alcohol.
Although I liked how my skin felt and looked after using this mask, I won’t re-purchase this because of the high alcohol content in it.
I give the Baléa Anti-Aging Face mask: a THUMBS DOWN
Have you tried this mask? How about any of the other masks I’ve tried? Like or dislike? Any suggestions?
Thanks for reading!!