Hi everyone, welcome to my first installment of Mask Monday. This Monday I will be reviewing a mask that I recently purchased from the Shop Hush website.
This mask clearly makes a lot of claims. Honey is known to be moisturizing and soothing. Grapefruit contains vitamin C which brightens and tones the skin. And collagen is what keeps our skin looking smooth, supple and plump. Apparently this mask is supposed to create some Cindy Crawford, Death Becomes Her-esque results.
Then I decided to research “collagen essence” because that sounds a little vague, amirite? Apparently it’s pretty simple. It enhances the skin’s natural ability to produce and maintain collagen and inserts tiny molecules of collagen into the skin for a plumped and firmed appearance.
With all the promised benefits this Dermal mask claims to provide, I was pretty excited to see how it would behave on my skin.
This mask comes in a thin plastic pouch lined with foil on the inside. I am not sure if the sheet is pure cotton or microfiber. Most of the writing on the package is not in English.
The mask itself is wider than some of the face masks I’ve used, and the forehead is a bit shorter. The cutouts for the eyes are not fully detached. Also there are slits on the sides of the face near the ear area and on the bridge of the nose.
This mask is very saturated and there was a lot of liquid leftover in the pouch, which I will talk more about later. I did not notice any color to the serum, but I did notice a very subtle grapefruit scent.
I applied the mask in the morning after washing my face and kept it on during my shower, probably for about 18 minutes total. I detached the eye flaps and adhered them to the skin directly under my eyes, beneath my mask. I felt like I could use a bit more hydration in my eye area, and I kept those patches on after I removed the mask.
After removing the mask I rubbed it into my face and neck. I didn’t notice any incredible brightening, just a subtle glow. My skin felt hydrated but tighter and I saw a very slight decrease in the fine lines around my mouth. Afterwards I applied my makeup so I am not sure if the results increased throughout the day.
In the evening after removing my makeup and washing my face I layered on the leftover serum until I had used it all. When I woke up I did feel again like my face was pleasantly tight and slightly more plump.
I feel that for my skin type and needs this mask did a good job but didn’t 100% deliver on it’s claims. I did see some affects from the collagen, which is what I was most skeptical about actually. And overall I felt hydrated and refreshed. This mask was worth the $3 dollars I spent and I would definitely use it again. I feel like this is the kind of product that you have to use a few times to see really prominent results. I do recommend this if you’re dry, looking for a mild tightening effect or if you’re sensitive. I’d definitely say it is a nice mask to try out. Let me know if you’ve used this mask or if you’ll be picking it up!