Hey Gorgeous!! Today’s post is about some much needed self pampering and relaxing! I’m going to do a quick review of four different types of masks offered at Sephora! I admit I don’t have the besttt skincare routine, but I’m always up to try new things and try to figure out what works for me! These masks caught my attention during my latest Sephora spree, and they were pretty cheap so I thought I’d try them out and let you guys know what I think!
The first two things I noticed and really liked about these masks are that 1) they don’t take a bunch of time and 2) you don’t need to rise off after taking them off. I neverrrr feel like I have enough time in the day, so anything that’s quick and doesn’t require any extra steps is a WIN in my book! Now let’s get into details of the individual masks!
First up, the “rose eye mask.” This is a pair of fiber eye masks. Basically it’s little cloth-like baby masks for your under eye. There are a few different versions of each mask to choose from. I chose the rose mask because it claimed to be ultra moisturizing and brightening. My under eyes get pretty dark sometimes so products that claim to brighten typically catch my attention! The mask is pre-saturated; all you do is remove the protective covering and place on a clean, dry face.
This mask made me somewhat nervous because they were veryyy wet, and I was afraid that whatever the mask was soaked in would get in my eyes. That didn’t happen (thank goodness!). I can’t say that my under eyes were miraculously brightened and all of my pigmentation issues were solved in one use. However, they did feel pretty hydrated. Being that this mask retails for only $5, I’d definitely try it again if I’m feeling dry or like I just want some pampering!
Next, is the “algae face mask.” This is a pre-saturated sheet mask. It’s essentially a thin cloth-like mask with cut outs for the eyes, nose and mouth. I chose the algae version of this mask because it claimed to be purifying and detoxifying. I’ve been traveling a lot lately and with that comes tons of fast food and restaurants. I struggle with breakouts from time to time and all of this not-so-great-for-you food doesn’t exactly help my cause. Removing impurities sounded like a no-brainer! Again, all you have to do is remove the protective sheet and apply to your face.
This mask was sooo wet lol. Don’t get me wrong, it wasn’t dripping or anything. I just didn’t expect it to be quite that wet. I don’t know if I necessarily felt like my skin was purified or detoxified, but my skin was definitely super soft and supple after the mask. It actually took quite a while for my face to dry completely after I took the mask off. I was kind of damp and sticky for a while, but babyyyy were my cheeks soft. This mask retails at $6 so its great for a quick, cheap pamper session!
Note: I’ve recently started using Josie Maran facial cleansing oil (smells great) and Belief aqua bomb moisturizer. When I say “recently” I mean I’d used the cleanser like 3 times and the moisturizer once. Those could have also had some responsibility for my soft skin.
Next up: the “aloe vera hand mask.” This mask claims to be ultra-moisturizing and beautifying. It’s actually a set of plastic gloves with some type of serum/mask inside. You put the gloves on and there’s a small sticky tab to make the gloves tight around your wrist and make sure no product drips out. I didn’t think to pull the paper that reveals the sticky tab on both gloves before I put the first one on. I couldn’t get it off once the first glove was on so my left hand just had a loose wrist glove lol.
I was hoping for miracles with this one! At my day job, I deal with a lot of various chemicals, so I’m constantly washing my hands. Unfortunately, that dries my hands out quite a bit. Due to the nature of the business, many self-care products are banned from use on the premises. There are only certain lotions we’re allowed to use.. They’re not the best, to say the least. Anywho, my hands felt hydrated (and very sticky) for a short time after using the mask. That feeling didn’t last very long. Womp womp. The mask retails for $6. If you want to try something new and your hands aren’t in need of something jaw-droppingly hydrating, it could be worth a try. I’d probably pass on this one next time.
Last, we have the “lavender foot mask.” This mask claims to be refreshing and relaxing. The packaging is very similar to the hand masks. It’s a pair of plastic socks with some product inside of them. Again, there are tabs to ensure that they’re tight around your ankles, and no product slips out.
If you are a regular here or know me in real life, you know that I recently fell in love with lavender (See my Copper Moon review.. Their lavender vanilla frappe is amazing!). The scent was definitely relaxing. Unfortunately you really only smell itt when you’re putting the socks on and taking them off. Aside from the scent, this product didn’t really wow me. It retails for $5, so if you want to just try something new and cheap, go for it. Otherwise, I’d probably skip out on this one.
All in all, I think these masks could be a good option if you’re not looking to spend a ton of money or time. If you just need a quick, affordable and refreshing bit of self-care, these are the way to go! I know sometimes it can be difficult to find time in our busy lives to take care of ourselves and just do something relaxing and comforting. Since these take less than 30 minutes, from start to finish, I think they’d be perfect for busy moms or business women constantly on the go! Treat yo self! LOL
Thanks for joining me today! I hope you enjoyed! Have you tried any of these masks or any others? Have you tried any other brands? Let me know your experiences and which masks you’re planning to try in the future! Also, if you know of any great products to soften hands and feet let me know! See you in the next post! Byeeeee!
Hey Hipsters, it’s intro time! I’m Kristin. Originally from Indy’s east side. I graduated from Purdue University in 2012 and have been whirling through the “real world” ever since. I love science, love, arts & crafts, DIY projects and appreciating the random beautiful moments of life!!