Full disclosure: I was not a fan of rose-scented products as a teen. I found the potent aroma overpowering — and not in a good way — but in an overwhelming, can't-get-me-out-of-here-fast-enough sort of way. Dramatic, maybe. But as I’ve gotten older (and perhaps wiser?), the smell of roses has grown on me. I still don’t love an especially strong rose fragrance, but when it’s on the more subtle side, I can definitely get on board. So when Feel Harmony’s Rose Petal Facial Mask landed on my desk for me to test, I was interested in trying it out because of the formula, but hesitant the fragrance might turn me off right away.
As soon as I twisted off the lid I knew I’d be a fan. Despite containing actual rose petals, rose essential oils, and extracts of the ever-popular flower, it didn't smell cloying, but rather light and pretty. Scent aside, the mask claims to be deeply hydrating, which I’m 110 percent sure it does after using it. Other than rose, ingredients like vitamins E and C and Italian olive oil fruit extract work to speed up cell turnover and brighten your complexion.
I decided to try it out on a Sunday after a night out in which copious amounts of wine and cheese were involved (no judgment zone, right?). I had left the jar in the fridge because I love when products feel extra cool on my skin.
The gel-like consistency of this mask is interesting — it reminds me a bit of baby food — which doesn’t sound appetizing but feels surprisingly lovely on the skin. I applied a thick layer and immediately felt it go to work on my irate epidermis. Both cooling and soothing, two of my favorite features in a mask, I couldn’t wait to see what it would do to my skin.
Approximately 20 minutes and half a Queer Eye episode later, I gently removed the mask with lukewarm water. I appreciated that it was so easy to take off, as many masks, especially ones with clay in them, can be tough to remove since they dry and adhere to the skin. When I looked in the mirror, I felt so gratified by the results; the soothing effect was exactly what I was hoping for. My alcohol-induced redness had calmed down significantly and my dry spots seemed to disappear completely.
My skin felt refreshed and happy for the whole day, too, so I was very impressed. Needless to say, I highly suggest picking up this rose-infused mask if you're prone to redness and dry skin like I am. Or, if you subscribe to the Allure Beauty Box, you'll find one in your box for July.
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