I was very excited to see fantastic results, absolutely love this mask and annoy the hell out of my followers by spamming them with this beautiful tube and texture. I did love it…however, I also unearthed some things many peple are unaware of. Check out my review of the other 2 Summer Fridays masks here.
WHAT IT CLAIMS TO DO
This mask is supposed to make you dream of a rose garden with an ultra-luxe spa experience in between.
It’s supposed to leave your skin smooth and is supposed to nourish and hydrate your skin thanks to the abundance of natural oils in the formula.
Check, it does leave my skin feeling uber-soft because of all the oils.
This bb costs 52$…it has good ingredients, yes, but it doesn’t have gold plated caviar with side of buttered lobster with pearls in its mouth. The price point is steep and I didn’t have the heart to shell out that money for a mask. Got this on sale for 25% off.
SMELL, TEXTURE, AND THE LOOKS
This beauty looks like a dream. I bought this mask mostly because I couldn’t resist how beautiful the texture looked. It smells like rose heaven.
HOW TO USE THIS MASK
You’re supposed to apply this mask on a cleansed and dry face, rub it in for 60 seconds and then leave it on for another 10 (pretty much like the Overtime mask). After 10 minutes, you’re supposed to wipe off the little rose powder beads and whatever that stuff is and let the oils sit on your skin, hence, it’s preferred to do this at night.
Don’t wash it off! It’s advised to just wipe off the excess with a cloth. I once washed it off (not with a cleanser) and I attest to the fact that it’s better not to. I love the oily remains on my skin. Follow it up with an overnight sleeping mask and it’s a great pamper session for me.
I LOVED IT.
I loved it so much. Praises were being sung left, right, and center. Happiness engulfed me after one use and I was convinced this was a great purchase.
The first time I used it, I quickly washed off the excess and noticed that the mask turned a bit milky upon contact with water. I didn’t wash it with a cleanser though, so most of the goodness remained on my skin.
The second time I just took some hand towels and wiped off the excess. I highly recommend doing the latter. I then applied an overnight mask and slept. My skin felt very nourished, as if I stepped out of a spa.
I’m adding the ingredient breakdown after my initial thoughts as I discovered some ingredients that may not be the best for your skin and this changed my outlook on the mask itself…
Carthamus tinctorius (safflower) seed oil, sucrose, silica, sesamum indicum (sesame) seed oil, argania spinosa (argan) kernel oil, caprylic/capric triglyceride, hydrogenated vegetable oil, tetrahexyldecyl ascorbate (vitamin c), rosa damascene (bulgarian rose) flower oil, rosa gallica (rose) flower powder, tocopherol (vitamin e), persea gratissima (avocado) oil, vitis vinifera (grape) seed oil, tocopheryl (vitamin e) acetate, all natural fragrance, phenoxyethanol, ethylhexylglycerin
- Safflower seed oil – antioxidant and emollient (BEST rating by PC)
- Sucrose is hydrating and skin replenishing (GOOD rating by PC)
- Silica – thickening agent (GOOD rating by PC)
- Sesame seed oil – moisturising and emollient properties (BEST rating by PC)
- Argan Kernel Oil – antioxidant and emollient properties. It contains beneficial fatty acids for the skin (BEST rating by PC)
- Caprylic/capric triglyceride – emollient and skin-replenishing properties (BEST rating by PC)
- Hydrogenated vegetable oil – emollient, occlusive properties
- Tetrahexyldecyl ascorbate – this is a medium-strength Vitamin C, which goes deeper into the skin as it’s oil-soluble (BEST rating by PC)
- Bulgarian Rose Flower Oil – Often times people might think this is good for us, but sadly, this can cause skin aggravation (POOR rating by PC)
- Rose Flower Powder – no details found (POOR rating by PC)
- Tocopherol – natural vitamin E (BEST rating by PC)
- Avocado oil – emollient and antioxidant properties (BEST rating by PC)
- Grape seed oil – emollient and antioxidant properties (BEST rating by PC)
- Tocopheryl acetate – synthetic vitamin E (BEST rating by PC)
- Phenoxyethanol – preservative (GOOD rating by PC). This is a controversial ingredient so I suggest you do your research and then decide for yourself if you’d like to stay away or not
- Ethylhexylglycerin – preservative and skin-softening agent (GOOD rating by PC)
WHAT SKIN TYPE WILL BENEFIT FROM THIS MASK?
People with sensitive skin should try and stay away from this mask. It has a lot, a lot of goodness except for 2 ingredients which can sensitise your skin – Rose Flower Oil and Rose Flower Powder, both of which are quite sensitising to the skin. This, to be honest, can be a deal breaker for many people, including those who don’t have sensitive skin.
If your skin can tolerate most products without having side effects, you might just fall head over heels in love with this mask. Everything else about it is to die for. I am a lover of roses, and when I found out rose flower oil isn’t the best for you, I was let down. Maybe they could’ve formulated this product with rose water, which is a favourite of mine.
People with oil skin may not love this so much. This narrows down the ‘I love this mask’ audience to people with dry, combination or normal skin types who don’t get sensitised skin easily.
I was in love with this mask until I discovered its skin aggravating ingredients…now I don’t really recommend this to everyone unless your skin can tolerate harsher products than others. Even then, this mask wouldn’t exactly be one that I would rave about so much. I’m quite disappointed, actually, I really wanted to love this mask.