Hydrating Face Mask Review

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Best of Beauty
  • Best of Beauty
  • 2017, 2016, 2015

What It Is:

A hydrating mask for dry skin

What It Does:

Plumps, softens, and moisturizes

KEY INGREDIENTS:

Aloe, glycerin, dimethicone, olive oil, camellia-seed oil, and spirulina extract (moisturize)

HOW IT LOOKS/FEELS/SMELLS:

The translucent white, thick gel has a scent that, weirdly, reminds us of Froot Loops (sweet and a tiny bit fruity). It comes in a single-serving tub that looks like a bigger version of the peel-back jelly packets they hand out at diners.

WHY WE LIKE IT:

Masks can feel like the extra-credit assignment of skin care—for overachievers only. But when they come in a single serving like this, they feel accessible even for B students. (And that single serving is giant—we kept smoothing layer after layer on our face, neck, and chest and still had some left in the tub that we had to toss out.) This particular formula has megahydrating ingredients, including camellia-seed oil, aloe, and glycerin, yet doesn't feel suffocating on your skin. Over the seven minutes we left it on (the packaging advises five to ten), it never changed consistency, dried, or hardened; it was just seven minutes of cool, wet heaven. But most importantly, it transformed our dry-as-the-dustbowl complexion—we looked seriously freaking dewy after wearing it. Our skin was practically wet to the touch, looked plumped up, and felt incredibly soft. We considered not even putting on moisturizer, but then our cheeks (the driest spot on our face) started to feel a little tight, so we dabbed some there and were good to go.