Is anyone else having a case of the Mondays? Well I’ve got something to cheer you up…another Mask Monday review! This week I am trying a brand new line and a unique type of mask that I think you all will like.
Banobagi Vita Cocktail Foil Mask in Intensive Whitening
This mask claims to be full of vitamins and collagen to help plump the skin and reduce the appearance of wrinkles. It says that it will leave your skin feeling moisturized and bright. The instructions on the Shop Hush website also recommend repetitive use for 1 month to see maximum results.
I did a little research of the ingredients and I was pretty impressed. In addition to water being the first ingredient, there is also something called methylpropanediol which helps in the penetration of product into the skin, glycerin which assists in maintaining moisture and extending the wear of makeup and niacinamide which is a great B vitamin for anti-aging.
What was interesting about this mask is that it comes in two pieces—an eye area that covers the forehead down to the nose, and the lower half that spans the chin, jaw and mouth.
The “foil” aspect of the mask is interesting as well. I am not sure what benefits it has for the skin, but it is a very bold metallic silver and may help to direct the moisture into the skin as opposed to out into the air.
This Vita Cocktail mask retails for $6 dollars on the Shop Hush website. The backside of the package features instructions in English as well and said to leave the mask on for 10-20 minutes and then rub the excess moisture into the skin after removal.
As you can imagine since the first ingredient is water, this mask is really wet. When I removed it from the packaging I had so much excess moisture on my hands that I was able to rub it into my neck, chest and arms. There was still a lot of liquid leftover in the package.
I did the mask pretty much first thing in the morning. I did a quick rinse of my face with a cleansing wipe and applied the mask. Since my skin is more on the combo-oily side, generally the moisture from these masks never sinks in all the way. I had to leave the mask on for about 30 minutes before I felt a substantial amount of absorption.
I liked that the mask came in two pieces because it allowed me to mold it my face better, but as usual, I felt that the mouth area was way too wide and thin for the way my mouth is shaped. It ended up covering most of my top lip, which was fine with me since my lips are so wrinkly.
Overall the formula felt mild, the scent was subtle and pleasant and the mask felt hydrating and refreshing as it claimed.
On a scale of 1-10 I’d rate this mask a 5-6. I wasn’t a huge fan of it to be honest. It is the kind of mask I’d prefer to use when I’m breaking out, getting over a rash or going through a dry skin period. The thing I liked most about it was the tacky feeling after the mask was completely absorbed that was perfect for applying my makeup.
One thing that I noticed that really turned me off was that the liquid sort of pooled under my left eye and left an under eye bag that wasn’t there before. The area was puffy pretty much all day and because of that, I probably wouldn’t use the mask again.
As far as delivering on results, I can’t judge too harshly as the description does recommend multiple uses to see a significant result. Even so, as an avid mask user I want a mask that is going to work great the first time, and I’d rely on something like my cleanser or moisturizer to work better in the long run. For a mask to require multiple uses is a bit unnecessary to me.
I did not see any “whitening,” just a subtle brightness that is usually the result of good hydration. Overall, I don’t think I’d use this particular mask again unless I was breaking out, but I would be curious to try some of the other foil masks they make.
Have any of you tried out a foil mask, either from this brand or another brand, that you liked? I am always on the hunt for new masks to try out so if you have one you’d like me to review, please let me know! Thanks for reading 🙂