It is face mask Friday and as the world is getting serious, it is definitely time to look after yourself. So why not treat yourself to a face mask. Every Friday I try, test and review a different mask for you, more in depth I guess than the ones that are reviewed on their websites against the product. Most masks I try are for my skin type, normal to dry skin. However, if the masks scream at me or looks interesting, I am up for trying them also. Skincare is important to me and should be for everyone, if you think of it as you look after your health, teeth, ears and eyes why not your skin. Being that your face is on show all the time.
This week’s mask is all about the eyes and the skin around them, the most delicate skin you have! Your eyes are something really to focus on, not just because they are delicate, but they show so many things in a person. From the dark circles to the poorly looking and to the bright, cheerful, fresh looking good night’s sleep look. They always need a boost from time to time or even daily! The tissue mask is infused with an ultra light hydrating and refreshing formula. Enriched with green tea extract and hyaluronic acid. It is intense hydrates, smooths eyes contours and reduces the fine lines and dull tired look. Allows the eye area feels replumped and tighter. For a colder temperature you can leave this mask in the fridge prior to using.
Let’s talk packaging. Ombre effect from red to silver, makes the packet glow and stand out a little. Garnier’s packaging comes in various colours and styles depending on the product and name. All their masks have the circular form marked out on the packet, with the water and leaves printed on. Clear writing marking the brand, name and what the mask is for. A picture of how to wear the sheet masks and that is pretty much it. Simple but really effective.
The back talks about the mask, how it works, what is in it and all the details that need to be on the packaging. It also gives you the instructions to follow. I love the fact they are written and in picture form. Having both makes it more user friendly and for me pictures really help to work things out better than written instructions. It is always important to read the instructions as well because some mask throw you off with their randomness. This is a leave on for 15 minutes. Pretty standard timings to be fair.
Starting off, I was straight out the shower so clean, cleansed and ready to go. Opening the packet, the liquid is there but mostly sticky so stays in the pack. The instructions tell you to remove them from the sheets from the plastic layer. Well unless this just means the packet, I read it wrong because there was no plastic layer between the mask. They were stuck together so I just peeled them apart.
To apply them to my face, I had to look at the pictures in the instructions and front because at first, I wasn’t sure if which was the top and what was under the eye. Really helpful pictures. Straight away the plumped, bigger parts were for under my eyes and the longer narrower were for the sides. Though this isn’t a proper full-face sheet mask, it’s the first that I have actually been able to fit to my face correctly. Or the best I could do. No overlapped sheet, no crease. Just simply smooth against my skin.
That is how simple this mask is, because once they are on, you can go off and do whatever you want for 15 minutes. This is why nobody can say they don’t have time for skincare. What can you do in 15 minutes? 15 minutes I can hoover my whole flat, I can prepare dinner, read a few pages of my book, a whole YouTube video even. Fold the laundry, hand the laundry, put some laundry on. Combine the self care and meditate even.
When the 15 minutes were up it was time to remove them. Easy as putting them on, just peel them off. The instructions tell you to lightly massage in the extra face mask. So, I did so. I didn’t have that much overly to massage in, but it was good to see how much had already absorbed into my skin. It was only a couple hours before bed for me so I could have just left it there to absorb overnight.
Today, the day after I used the mask, the skin under my eyes feel plumped, hydrated and good. Smooth, soft and the mask hasn’t overpowered. Which is good because you never want a to reverse your skin to worse than it was. In look, I probably look the same because my skin is in pretty good condition and has been for a while. Personally, I do get the darker circles and my eyes do show my pain etc. Right now, it is just good.
Would I recommend this mask? Yes, I would. It is easy to use, anyone can use it and it works! £3.99 so a fairly average price. Most sheet masks are on an average of £5. Ok this is only for the eyes, but I would say it is good for its value for money.
Garnier is a brand I have used before and love. It is one I would use again and again, and I haven’t ever been able to fault their products. They have the right formula to make their products work to their full potential.
My eyes are boosted and refreshed. Full of hydrating goodness and soft. All that the mask states it will do. Revitalised and ready to go. The right amount of goodness to full fill what everyone wants and needs from this mask.
It is a sheet mask which I don’t overly love normally. But this works. Whether it’s because I am only applying to under my eyes and up towards my forehead. Making it easier to apply. Works though, no faffing around and adapting it to fit. Nothing just put on and go.
100% go buy this mask. What is your go to mask? One you would like me to try?