I’m sure I’ve said this before but masks are my absolute favourite type of skincare. There is nothing more relaxing or instant in the skin care world in my opinion. Between sheet masks, clay masks, gel masks, and everything in between, every skin type has a multitude of options.
This face mask is different than any I have used before. The Fresh Black Tea Instant Perfecting Mask in texture and smell is exactly like banana pudding. I love banana pudding so to me, it wasn’t offensive in the slightest. But how did it perform?
It starts as a matte cream but on your face, it almost melts into your skin. It totes that it is good for all skin types and based on how gentle it is, I would have to agree. After 15 minutes or so, I take it off and my face is softer but otherwise, not much of a difference.
This mask is meant to hydrate, help with fine lines and wrinkles, and retexturize. Being only 24, I couldn’t say whether it helped with fine lines/wrinkles but I am a fan of hydration and retexturizing. Overall, this is a very gentle mask. You can feel it working on your skin to really hydrate. It almost feels soothing. However, I was a little underwhelmed with my results. It doesn’t hydrate a whole lot and my skin only continues to look and feel nice for a very limited time.
Here, I have a small sample size jar but the full size of this stuff will put you back a full $108 CDN for 3.3 oz. At that price, I think there are much better options out there and even at Sephora. Brands I tend to love are Glamglow (though they aren’t cruelty-free unfortunately), Peter Thomas Roth (same here), and Origins (same again). At the drugstore level, I strongly suggest giving the 7th Heaven single use (though you tend to get 2-3 uses out of them) face masks. They are cruelty free and you can try their entire collection for much less then this mask would cost. If you have any cruelty free masks you’d like to share, leave me a link below!
Til next time, ttfn x