Happy Friday everyone and welcome to Friday’s face mask Friday. Skincare is important to me and really everyone should have an interest in it. If you think that your face is on show all the time and why wouldn’t you want to look good, when daily you decide on which clothes to wear, what looks good and makes you feel good. Whether you are older or only a teen its not too late or early to start looking after your skin.
Every week I bring to you a new, different mask and review it for you. Mainly for my skin type which is normal to dry and as it is now winter and whether is colder, I am really feeling the colder weather and so is my skin. This week’s mask is from Masque B.A.R and its one of their christmasy face masks, gingerbread cookie cream mask.
Masque Bar’s Gingerbread Cookie Cream Mask is to help improve, cleanse, nourish and refine your skin. This of course is today’s mask to review and I have to say I was really looking forward to this mask. I’ve used Masque Bar as a brand before and I have gotten on well with many of their skincare products.
Let’s talk packaging, what do you see when you look at this? A gingerbread man right? From the shape, to the colour, the white lining looks like icing and I feel those Christmas vibes when I see this with the colouring of the rust orange, white and red detailing. The branding and name are pretty clear on this and it just looks cute.
The back of the packaging is reversed as such, white with a rust orange colour outline. Detailing all the information and instructions. One thing that is a downside to this is because everything is written. Though I can read obviously, something written is better in picture form.
Starting off by having a shower and being already for bed, I am all for a cosy night in over a night out on the town. So face mask Fridays are right up my street, chuck on a mask, a couple of onesies and a good tv program or movie I am there. It asks for you to have a clean face to begin with of which I had being straight from the shower.
Always keep your hair tied up and I mostly add a knot wrap because I have many a flyaway and baby hair around my face. You really don’t want to have parts of your hair stuck into a hair mask trust me.
For a while I looked for the opening. It’s easy to find just need you’re better eyes looking for it. The actual mask was sitting near the top of the pack so I had to push down a little before I opened but that is usual with face masks.
When applying the mask, it was fairly thick but spread more than others. Creaming beige colouring but I couldn’t get the scent of gingerbread. It smelt more of the dentist and the chemical smell of disinfectant and dentist equipment. This was kind of disappointing being named a gingerbread cookie. There was neither the freshly baked cookie smell or the gingerbread and gingerbread is a powerful scent so should have been there more than it was.
Anyway a few minutes later and a face full of cream face mask, I still had a third of the packet left and that’s pretty good for a face mask packet. This is why you can’t say you don’t have time to apply a face mask and let it work its magic. When a mask is working you can do pretty much anything. Clean the house, watch something, read, cook the dinner, empty the dishwasher, put the washing away or just chill out.
This is a 15-20 minute mask so once its on go do your thing. For me I am watching television mostly or on my iPad or computer. But it’s so easy to do whatever you want. To be fair the leave on time goes so fast that when its on, its a click of the finger and its time to go wash it off.
Like that the time is up, the mask is done its thing and the creaming like texture that was on your face has not hardened and why I don’t know but I love it when you try to share an emotion and the mask starts to crack as you smile.
I dampened a flannel with cold water and it really wasn’t anytime and the mask was off. Wipe and wash off, wipe and wash off the flannel. Once the majority of the mask was off it was ok and time for me to do the last clean, I washed the flannel of all the mask and wiped it over my face again. You always get a few speckles of mask that love to stay no matter how much you scrub. Well for me anyway.
My face, how does it feel? Well actually it feels good, smooth and soft. Hardly any dry patches and clean. As the mask states it does, really it does. I’m not overly a spotty prone person and never have been really. Occasionally I will get dry skin kind of spots and hormonal small bumps under the skin but nothing massive.
Right now 3 days after using the mask, my skin really so good. Nothing I can really point out to not be ok or good. Which means this is a good mask to get.
Pricing is £4, which for a packet mask like this, is a pretty average price. There aren’t many cheaper than £4 and really I could get 2 masks from this which would make it a really good price.
Scent wise was disappointing to be honest. Why name something as gingerbread when it really doesn’t smell of gingerbread. Though really what would appeal more. A dentist hygiene face mask or a gingerbread one? Even if they just added a little extra gingerbread to bring that scent in more. Something because really the only thing that shouts gingerbread to me is the packaging.
Would I recommend this mask? Yes I would, if you are looking for a good cleansing, nourishing mask then yes, if you want gingerbread then no. it works and does its job so why not do?
What is your go to mask at the minute? Do you have one to recommend to me?