The Superfood Skin Reset Mask has a nice ring to it – full of the greens you never ate as a kid – spinach, kale, green tea, and some more goodies. Now it’s rare that I see all these veggies in my skincare since I always knew they would do good to my skin and body but my mom couldn’t really find a creative way to make them tasty in my childhood. If I can’t have these in a smoothie, might as well smack them on my face.
Now, the only reason I went for this product was because it was on discount at Sephora. I had a hard time not adding this to the cart since I got it for 50% off. Yessir. I know, what a steal.
Let’s dive right into it.
Quantity: 59ml, or 2 oz. The price isn’t too bad since you don’t need too much of the mask. It’ll last you a while.
Consistency: Thick, green, applies super well, doesn’t feel like a regular clay mask at all. If you have sensitive, dry skin, this could be a great clay mask for you.
Smell: Smells quite like the Spinach and Kale moisturiser by YTTP. I know, I’m not helping much here. It smells very….’green’ and ‘healthy’.
It does have added synthetic fragrance and other natural fragrances such as Limonene and Linalool. You might want to watch out if your skin does not take kindly to added fragrance.
I was surprised to find out that there was kaolin clay in it – that too, as the second ingredient because this doesn’t feel like a normal clay mask that leaves your skin feeling tight. It’s hydrating too! Win-win.
Side note: don’t let your clay mask dry out. Ever. Use a facial spray to keep it wet. Your skin will REALLY thank you. For other amazing skincare tips by several bloggers and dermatologists, click here.
I used this the first time when my skin was acting up a bit and this left my skin feeling de-congested but not stripped. The entire claim about delivering the right nutrients and superfoods to your skin seems a bit unsubstantiated to me, personally. I don’t feel like this is irreplaceable my skin. But for 20 bucks (on discount) this is a great mask.
It’s key ingredients are:
Kale Extract – I didn’t find a direct link for kale extract. But I found one for ‘quercetin’ which is an ingredient that occurs naturally in kale. Antioxidant and skin-soothing agent, 4th ingredient in the INCI list.
Spinach Extract – didn’t find any information regarding spinach extract’s benefits for the skin. 5th ingredient in the INCI list.
Green Tea Extract – Great skin-soothing anti-oxidant, 6th ingredient in the INCI list.
Alfalfa Extract – anti-oxidant and skin revitaliser, 8th ingredient in the INCI list.
So they don’t openly mention it, but Kaolin clay is a key ingredient too. It’s 2nd on the INCI list and is used as an absorbent, to absorb extra sebum on our skin.
(information taken from Paula’s Choice)
Below if the full list of ingredients:
Water (Aqua), Kaolin, Organic Glycerin, Organic Brassica Oleracea (Kale) Leaf Extract, Organic Spinacia Oleracea (Spinach) Leaf Extract, Organic Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract, Organic Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Organic Medicago Sativa (Alfalfa) Extract, Organic Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe) Leaf Extract, Organic Spirulina Platensis (Spirulina) Extract, Plankton Extract, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Stearic Acid, Glyceryl Stearate, Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C), Panthenol (Vitamin B5), Sodium Hyaluronate Crosspolymer, Algae Extract, Chlorophyll, Sodium Citrate, Sodium Ascorbate, Lecithin, Natural Fragrance, Pentylene Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Phenoxyethanol, Potassium Sorbate
I love using this mask when my skin feels a bit ‘low’. I do find that my skin feels a bit refreshed afterwards.
However, if I’m being honest, I don’t know if those greens are doing anything to my skin. I feel like what works the best is the kaolin clay, the sunflower oil, and other extracts. To me, this is a gentler clay mask that has green veggies stuffed in it – whether they do any good is beyond me. I don’t know if that was just written and added there for the marketing.
I give it a 4/5 rating. I love the product overall, it’s not a Holy Grail for me but definitely something to treat my skin with once in a while.
Have you tried this mask? What was your opinion?