Friday, 7 October 2016

Hydro Face Mask by Vitamasques

I've been so excited at the thought of trying out a sheet style mask ever since they came on the beauty scene a while back. They are wonderful little masks full of amazing ingredients and promise to give super hydration to the skin, which is just what I need when we're going into a new season where my skin can start to feel a little bit drier than it normally does.
The Vitamasques Hydro Face Mask has been designed to give super hydration thanks to the Artificial Moisturising Factor (AMF) which enhances the skin ability to retain moisture for up to 120 hours, that's nearly a whole week! It also contains extracts of Rose of Jericho for an extra moisturising boost, which is fabulous if you're like me and can suffer from dry, dehydrated skin.

I got this Vitamasques Hydro Face Mask in September's Glossy Box and was keen to give it a try, especially now I'm starting to think about switching up my skincare routine to cope with the effects the colder weather can have on my skin.

Vitamasque suggest thoroughly cleansing and toning before applying the mask and then sitting back to relax for 30 minutes, sitting quiet for that length of time was going to be a challenge in itself as I'm used to a mask that only takes 15 minute, so I popped on some relaxing music and prepared to be pampered.

I thought the Hydro Face Mask was going to be made from a cotton sheet type material impregnated with the product but instead it consists of a face shaped gel which comes in 2 parts. I applied the mask to my face which I found really easy to do and smoothed it carefully over my skin. Due to the type of material it's made of it sticks to the face so easily without slipping off.

After about 15 minutes I did start to have a tingling sensation on my skin and I thought I may be having a reaction, but as this has happened before with a wonderful minty clay mask I've used and been fine with, I decided to just go with it and give the Hydro Face Mask the full length of time to work it's magic.

However, after the 30 minutes I was so relieved to be able to remove the mask as the tingling sensation had got worse. I followed the instructions for removing the mask and gently massaged any remaining product into my skin which soaked in really well without leaving any sticky residue behind.
My skin did feel soft and hydrated but it also looked extremely red and felt really itchy, so after a while I splashed some cold water on my face to soothe it down a little. I think there may have been something in this mask that I found didn't agree with my sensitive skin, which I'm a little bit disappointed with as I'd heard such wonderful things about the Vitamasques Hydro Face Mask. This mask may be perfect for someone else with normal or dry skin who wants an extra moisture boost, but sadly it wasn't for me.
Unfortunately, it took a good few days for the redness and sensitivity to settle down, so next time I shall be sticking with my usual clay or mud style masks to give my complexion a refresh or for my weekly pamper routine.

Thank you for reading. Have you tried a sheet mask or a hydro gel mask? How did you get on?

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