I am always on the hunt for a great mask. Clay, charcoal, DIY I love them all. But my first love was peel-off masks, and I feel I have neglected them lately. The anticipation of peeling the mask off boils inside of you as the mask "cures." And after what seems like a forever wait, you just can't wait to see the results...like Christmas all over again!
I received a sample of Boscia's new Cool Blue Calming Mask and decided to give it a whirl.
My first issue, the sample size was to small, so I wasn't able to coat my face as much as I'd like to. However, I still think I was able to "experience" the product as needed. That being said, the fact that it was blue was just awesome. As most masks I've been using have been quite earthy, I felt like a kid applying it. The texture was something to remark on too. It kind of felt like I was putting paint on my face...(I'm starting to see a theme here)...thinner than a gel and not too sticky. When rinsing my hands, I didn't feel any oily residue or film as some masks leave. +1 for Boscia. Once on, I had to wait 25 min. for it to dry, and oh man, do you feel the effects. They didn't lie about the "cool" part. If I weren't so cold last night, I probably would've enjoyed it...but I was truly freezing...so I bundled up in a blanket and waited for it to dry.
As I waited I decided to investigate the ingredients:
- +++ Made without Parabens, Sulfates and Phthalates
- Key Ingredient: Deep Sea Whip - known for its powerful natural anti-inflammatory properties.
- Key Ingredient: Aloe - which we know is good for healing, hydrating and promoting collagen growth.
- Key Ingredient: Willow Herb - reduces redness.
Ding! Time was up! So I scrunched up my face and began to peel away. And surprise surprise was it fun : P It's always a game trying to see if you can get it off all in one piece...does anyone else do this?
Positive Results: My skin felt clean, hydrated and refreshed. I had a few spots and I felt they look less red and not as irritated. No filmy residue or dried, overly tight skin.
Negative Results: None. The product delivered as promised...
...that being said, I prefer masks that help minimize pores and exfoliate. I didn't feel this helped with either. However, it didn't promise to. My conclusion left me feeling that this would be a GREAT product for anyone who has a sunburn. It kind of develops into feeling like you've put ice water all over your face. And then combined with the healing properties of aloe, it becomes a must for sunburns (and hot flashes)...it will be something I keep in mind if and when I get one again.
I've never tried Boscia products, so this was a positive first experience. So much so, I plan to try their exfoliating peel-off masks in the near future. Tell me what you think. Have you tried any of the Boscia peel-off masks?