I have been eyeing all of these masks for awhile but never knew which one to try first. I decided to purchase the entire Mask Frenzy set for $75. They are all full-size jars which makes this a phenomenal value. For reference, my skin is dry/sensitive.
Cucumber Gel Mask – I was really looking forward to trying this mask but it was the most disappointing. I kept it in my mini-fridge as suggested on the label. The first time I used it, it stung immediately upon application and I didn’t last the full ten minutes. I was extremely red after I washed it off. I used it again after I had gotten more sun than intended one afternoon so the cooling affect was nice. Although, this relief was probably due to being stored in a cold fridge rather than any alleviating properties in the mask itself.
Rose Stem Cell Bio-Repair Gel Mask – I suggest to use caution if your skin is remotely sensitive or if you are prone to dryness. I only used it once overnight, as directed, but my skin was very irritated the next morning and it felt a bit dried it. This was annoying since a product intended for overnight should at the least make my skin feel moisturized. My skin also had a pinkish tint to it which made sense when I saw Red 33 on the list of ingredients. I don’t understand why synthetic dyes are ever used in skincare products but I will save that rant for another day. I used it again a few more times for just 10 minutes and that was better but the results were meh. My face felt soft but a lot of products will provide that benefit. The scent of this was too geriatric for me. If you prefer a product with a strong, rosy smell then you will love this.
24K Gold Mask – I will be honest, I thought the sound of this mask was kind of hokey. I really like the PTR gold eye patches, as they do help with puffiness, but I figured the mask would only provide satisfaction psychologically. I actually loved the way this made my skin look while wearing it. I felt like the top of a glamorous Egpyptian casket. I used this the Monday morning after a hectic family weekend and it made my skin feel completely refreshed. I washed it off and was surprised that the flakey patches near my nose were gone. A little of this goes a longer way than the other masks so use sparingly. If you use too much, it will feel really slimy.
Hungarian Thermal Water Mask – The ‘warming’ sensation felt really cool at first. Although I was not a fan of the grainy texture because it felt really irritating. The mask left a weird, ‘coated’ feeling to my skin after I washed it off. My cheeks were really flushed too. I think this would probably be better for those with oily or acne-prone skin.
Pumpkin Enzyme Mask – If you have very sensitive skin, do a patch test on your skin before trying this mask. You should always do this when a product contain AHAs since those of us with sensitive skin are more prone to redness and irritation. The bar was rather low for this mask. I don’t love the smell of pumpkin but I actually liked this scent. It definitely tingled after application but if you are used to using AHAs, this sensation won’t come as a surprise to you. I washed it off and was surprised to see that my redness was minimal. My skin was really smooth and my pores looked non-existent afterward. I have incorporated this in my rotation of AHA-containing products I use. This and the gold mask were my favorites of this set.
Irish Moor Mud Purifying Black Mask – This might work for you if your complexion is acne-prone, oily or if it is not sensitive. I appreciated that this didn’t have a strong scent. Although I was surprised that this burned as much as it did. It definitely made my skin feel tighter and ‘decongested’ but unfortunately, it dried out my skin. This also makes a huge mess when you wash it off. It is best to put it on before you get in the shower and take it off in there.
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