face mask friday

It is face mask Friday and the weekend has just begun! Every Friday I try, test and review a different face mask for you all. Most masks I try are for my skin type which is normal to dry. But others take my fancy as well and end up in the basket to be reviewed. Skincare is so important and should be for everyone. For something that is on show 24/7, your skin should be equally as important as your teeth and eyes. 

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This week’s mask is by Dr Jart+, a brand I have never used before. Today I am reviewing the Shake & Shot Rubber Soothing mask and to be fair there was a lot of hype about these masks and I thought that I should give one a go. The mask is designed to calm and repair delicate complexion. Formulated with a cocktail of vitamins and a soothing botanical complex to give your skin the self care it deserves. All the ingredients are put in the cup container and its designed for you to make the mask yourself. 

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dr jart +

The packaging is just pure fun! Bright and bold with the green and purple colouring. It is made to look like a take away coffee cup. But for face masks, with the lid actually being sculpted into a pouting face in bright turquoise green. I do get a sort of health and fitness vibe from the packaging, whether that is the colourings, the shake and shot labelling or what, but it really does fill straight from the gym vibes. 

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Being a shake and shot mask, you can see but the instructions and the packaging how it all goes together and works to form the mask you are wanting. The instructions are on the side of the cup and also in the instruction manual inside the cup. Along with a spatula and 2 packets, step 1 and 2. I guess the colours and the features make this mask look more fun and inviting. More to do and make a thing of rather than something that looks like any other mask. It stands out because of this. 

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Instructions are really important to read. Even if it’s written or what is there makes it quite straight forward. Always read them. On the side of the cup the instructions are pretty basic and more in picture form. I love picture form instructions have to admit. But the instructions in the manual are all written. Really do read/look at both because I could of really messed this up if I didn’t recheck the instructions after shaking. 

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Easy as step 1, 2, 3. Step 1 is to put the cream like mixture into the cup. Now I am sure I did put all the contents into the cup but not a lot came out. I think its the size of the cup to the amount that’s in the pack that causes the confusion. Just a quick shot size I guess. This is a 1 mask only mask as well, so amount was right. 

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For step 2, it’s another packet of what looked like water. As I opened it, not expecting water like liquid. Some did fly across onto the shower door, which I had just cleaned! So I poured the rest into the cup and quickly wiped the shower door clean. The layers just sat onto of each other and didn’t look like they would even blend. 

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Then it was time to put the lid back on and shake the cup. Do hold the lid on tight covering the hole so it doesn’t leak much. Pretty sure it asks to shake for a couple minutes. I felt like I was cocktail making, just from my bathroom and not a bar! This is why you need to read the instructions properly. Because once the mask has been shaken up, you have 3 minutes to apply to your face. 

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If I hadn’t read that after shaking, the mask review would end here. Because my tumble dryer had just finished and I was going to fold my bedding up. Glad I didn’t and was able to use this mask. 

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Using the spatula provided, I applied the mask all over my face. It isn’t really hard to apply but the longer I left it whilst applying, the thicker the mask was getting. Always avoid mouth, eyes and brows. But even when I avoid them they get there anyway. 

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It only took a couple minutes to apply. Some went on thicker than the rest but I did want to try cover my face as good as possible. I thought I did cover my entire face but once it was set I noticed a corner wasn’t covered at all. 

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This is a leave on for 15-20 minute mask. Something else you should check because some masks due love to fool you! You can not tell me you have no time for skincare. What can you do in 20 minutes? I read for 20 minutes because I love to have a relaxing face mask. But you can cook the dinner or hoover if you want. Maybe so yoga or catch up with a friend. Really the 20 minutes in this case, goes by face. 

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I love masks like this because it fascinates me to see if I can peel them off in one. Weird as that sounds its cool to me. haha. This is a rubber mask and I did know that from the start but until the time comes to peel it off. You really wouldn’t know it. Peel off masks are normally a little sticky still but this just peeled off and really was set as a silicone rubber. The texture is weird and made me think how did this happen?! 

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As I just mentioned it peels off so easy. I didn’t manage to peel the whole mask off in one go but its so strange and cool. Pretty much all of the mask had come off when I peeled it, but if some doesn’t come off easily you can use a little water. The waifs and strays were limited but I could run my finger over them to remove easily.

skincareAnd that was it. I really do want to try more of these masks because they are weird but wonderful. All the science that goes into making this an actual mask, but in your hands really from the shaking process. 

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Not necessarily for the mask and what its meant to do especially but for how the mask feels and looks. They are very clever with their packaging and they really do draw your eyes in. I guess its different from the wide range out there and so many are like me that want to see something amazing from the look or feel of the mask, as well as the actual mask. 

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Does my face feel any different? To be fair my skin is pretty healthy 29 days a month. I don’t get spots overly or rough skin. But I do like to look after it, even if I got luck in the genes with perfect skin. Most of my face feels soft and smooth but under the cheek bones slightly I have a dry rough patch of skin. 

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The mask is higher priced than the average I try out. It is £8 and I actually think that most of it is for the shake and shot element of it. As in you are paying for making the mask itself. Packaging wise and the lid, to the spatula and the 2 packets of the actual mask. 

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For me I would say this mask is worth it for the fun element but the actual mask really didn’t do anything for me. To be honest I have had better results from sheet masks which aren’t even my friends, so that is saying something. 

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It maybe that I didn’t get the correct mask for me and what I needed from it and maybe I should give another go that is purifying or hydrating. But I 100% think you are paying for the little bit of difference to this mask. The making element of the mask. If you could get this ready made and in a basic square pack you would pay at least £3 less. 

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For fun yes, for the way the mask feels and sets yes. But the benefits from the mask are minimal. What is your go to mask at the minute? 

Melanie Kate

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