While browsing through the variety of masks offered by Birchbox, I came across this mask. It is a fantastic product that I have recommended to my friends. I'm one of those people who doesn't necessarily wash their face every night (I know, I'm bad!) but I try to use this once a week. Once I wipe it off, my skin is smooth and refreshed! One thing to be mindful of: there are 2 steps to the mask and make sure to follow the steps- clay then gel. I also have found that I can use one pouch twice and I have what I think is a larger sized face.
It is absolutely great product. My face feels smoother, looks fresher, and helps with my breakouts. It is a great addition to any beauty routine.
One of the greatest face masks ever...EVER.
Though I didn't sample this through Birchbox, I'm a huge fan of this product and have been using it for a while now. It is fantastic. I joke with my fiance when I'm about to go and put it on by saying "I'm going to shed five more years off of my face"...He knows this means it's face mask time, so don't get too close ;o)...Though it may seem a bit pricey, I actually get 3 masks out of every pair of packets that comes in the box. So, basically, I get a month's weekly use from one pair of packets. This not only brightens my skin immediately, it leaves it feeling squeaky clean. I actually like to leave it on for a bit longer than the recommended time because I sometimes have breakouts/blemishes that I'm trying to dry out. This is a life changer, ladies. If I'm broken out, within 2 days of use it clears up my skin. I've also found that if I fiddle with a pimple/aggravate it, this is great at bringing the swelling down and taking the redness out. I have been using this stuff for more than a year now. My skin has never looked this great. It's even done wonders for the bags I had under my eyes. To give you an idea of how much I love this, I bought it for my older sister as well and she is hooked. I would recommend this product to anyone. It's worth the price.
Be Forewarned, but then Give it a Try
I was very glad that I read reviews before I tried this product, so I will return the favor and pay it forward. There are two parts to this mask. The first part looks like and has the texture of any other mask I've ever tried. It feels very nice all by itself. The second part is a gel that goes on top of the first layer. It feels a little gross going from the pouch to your hand, and from there to your face. Be prepared. Leave it on for about 10 minutes, and wash it off. You will need a warm washcloth for this - this mask won't come off easily with just your hands and water. Be prepared for that as well. But it left my skin looking and feeling better than it's felt in awhile. I's a journey to get through it, but the ends - at least in my case - DO justify the means!
what a mess!
So the mask worked ok- left skin rosy and soft BUT the 2 step application process was messy and the mask ended up running into my eyes and mouth each time I applied it. YUCK and OUCH. The results were not worth the inconvenience. The layers end up really thick and it took forever to wash off. I actually felt like it left a light film on my face (I don't know if that is one of the benefits?) I use a TON of different masks and in my opinion there are lots of masks that give the same benefits without all of the hassle