Emma S Treatment Overnight Repair Mask Review

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Pros:

Makes my skin very soft after use.

Cons:

Takes long time to get absorbed.

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Those of you who have followed this blog for a while, know that I‘m a fan of Emma S – the Swedish brand, making some great stuff for a pretty reasonable price. This mask is of high quality, but doesn‘t beat my old favourites from Emma S. – their cleansing oilcleansing oil, and enzyme peel face mask. The mask promises to make my skin beautiful in the morning and relieve signs of stress. Having just started a new job and with cold autumn coming up I thought this boost is just what I need, and that anything promising to reduce my fine lines (which are starting to show their ugly face) – is a go. My verdict is that it definitely adds loads of hydration, and makes my skin more smooth and luminous – making it nicer to wake up and look in the mirror. I‘m not sure about those signs of stress – but maybe it‘s because I simply don‘t have any (wishful thinking). What I don‘t like is that the mask takes a long time to get absorbed, so I kind of have to wander around my place for a while before heading to bed after application.

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Peter Thomas Roth Cucumber Gel Mask Review

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Pros:

You need a tiny tiny bit per use – so you can use this jar forever.

Cons:

Might have caused an allergic reaction for my poor friend.

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I haven’t quit made up my mind of what I think of this mask – on one hand I think it‘s really hydrating, I love that you need very little per use, and it‘s not very sticky (despite being a gel). On the other hand I‘m almost certain it gave my friend an allergic reaction – not a serious one just some redness that passed within a few hours – but still a bit of a killer when one brings this for a fun spa day with girlfriends and one of them turns into a tomato (she had tried it once before – which makes it more plausible, since one doesn‘t get an allergic reaction when using something for the first time). After using this mask I still need a cream and a serum but feel baby smooth, but not 100% covered in terms of hydration. This is a decent mask and you can make it last a year at least, but the result is not that fantastic considering its price.

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Kiehl’s Daily Reviving Concentrate Review

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Pros:

Makes my skin supersoft.

Cons:

Takes ages to get absorbed.

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I bought this concentrate thinking it was a serum – and I was wrong. Apparently you are supposed to apply it between your usual cream and serum. This concentrate feels like a thin oil on my skin – it gets absorbed super slow – so every morning I walk around glowing like a sweaty muscle for 20 minutes – applying a serum in between my layers would just give me break-outs so I chose using this concentrate as my serum. Thoughts: despite taking ages to get absorbed, this concentrate feels great on my skin – making it supersoft, and I‘ve had no break-out after I started using it (aka its not irritating my skin). It smells delicious of lemon and herbs which makes the feel a bit less synthetic when applying this potion. The price is pretty steep but I think its ok since one only need a tiny bit per use.

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Origins Drink Up Intensive Overnight Mask Review

Pros:

This mask is a hydrating bomb.

Cons:

Can cause break-outs when your skin is in a sensitive state.

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This mask is my absolute favourite, the one I return to after fooling around with others and feeling the disappointment, cause no mask compares to this one. It is a overnight mask, so you wake up with nice and hydrated skin the next day after usage. It sinks in fast and the consistency is that of a really thick cream. Not everybody loves this mask and Origins have previously disappointed me but this mask makes up for all of that. I got it two years ago and the tube is still very much full, because you need so little per use. The big minus is the drastic price difference: the mask is much cheaper in the US. Also it smells a bit of old flowers in my opinion, which sometimes can irritate me.

This mask has made me break out on rare occasions, when my skin was so sensitive is should not have put anything on (except this), but still.

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BEAUTÉ PACIFIQUE Instant Hydrating Mask

Pros:

Very moisturising.

Cons:

It‘s a bit pricy.

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Spring is here, and I am almost ready to depart with my “heavy” face creams and move on to lighter products. Naturally I have been locking for a face mask (it‘s no secret that I‘m very much obsessed) to bring into my spring routine – one that isn‘t too “heavy” and “fat” but rather gets absorbed quickly but still makes your skin looks luminous and smooth when you wake up.

I like that the founders of Danish Beauté Pacifique are engineers and have a past working for the medical industry, I just simply can‘t imagine engineers things that would be crappy for your face. I also like that those same engineers develop medical equipment for diagnostics of skin diseases – which makes me feel that they are far more knowledgeable then the execs of some major skin care brands. And of course- as all of you know – I have a soft spot for smaller companies making their way in the beauty industry relying on the quality of their products rather then multibillions dollar ads.

Back to this mask: the consistency of it is very light, it gets absorbed quick and smells of herbs. It can also be used as a 10 minutes mask, but I only use it overnight. The result is satisfying: my skin is soft, looks radiant and I get everything else that one would expect from a very moisturising mask. The only con is that it is a bit pricy. The mask also promises to minimize fine lines and wrinkles but I think I need to use it for a year at least to be able to tell if I can see any of those results…

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Kiehl’s Algae Mask Review

Pros:

See a difference after 10 minutes (no need to walk around wearing a mask half of your evening).

Cons:

The price.

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Some parts of Europe suffer from heatwaves, my part of Europe is going through autumn. I am serious: it rains constantly and it is very cold. I have packed my sandels and summer dresses away and replaced them with cosy sweaters and tea. It is a bit sad to give up on summer before august has even come, therefore I am comforting myself with my favourite skin care obsession: masks. Those of you who have followed my beauty journey on this blog, know that I have an extensive collection of them and can never say no to a new purchase.

This mask from american Kiehls is a bit pricy, but It lasts for ages since you only need a small amount per application. What I really like about this mask is that you can see a difference already after ten minutes. So you do not have to walk around wearing it for ages (and pray for a result). It is sticky, but worth it. Also it contains Algae, Green tea, Calendula..all yummy ingredients for the skin. It promises to make your skin soft and smooth, and actually I think it keeps that promise well. My skin feels very hydrated after usage.

As a conclusion this is a good long-term investment, it you can stand the stickiness.

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Biotherm Lait Corporel Review

Pros:  

Smells fresh of citrus.

Cons:  

Needs to re-applied several times for a good hydrating effect and the smell doesn’t last more than 30 minutes.

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This body milk is the dinosaur of body lotions, it has been around since 1971 (did it go to Woodstock I wonder).

This body milk comes in a big package and you need it. First of all it is not a lotion but a body milk, so the consistency is pretty light. It does hydrate your skin leaving it very smooth, but you need a big amount per use for dry skin. It has a very fresh smell of citrus but unfortunately the smell does not last long.

So basically this is an ok body milk, which manages to hydrate your skin, has a nice silky texture, but is nothing extraordinary and since the smell doesn’t last for long, my guess is that you can find a cheaper version at the pharmacy. If I buy expensive body lotions it’s because they smell extraordinary or do miracles for my skin, this one does neither, even though it leaves your skin silky and smooth (after using a handful).

 

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LANCÔME HYDRA INTENSE MASK REVIEW

Pros:  

Extensive use of this mask really improved how my skin looks: smooth and soft, and no spots.

Cons:  

It’s sticky and hard to wash off.

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Anybody who ever browsed through this blog knows that I have a hall of fame (and shame) of face masks.  Like every proper kitchen cupboard should have some comfort food, every girls collection of beauty products should have a comfort cornor, mine is the shrine in my bathroom belonging to my face masks. Just like Kate Moss thinks when she is shopping for vintage “there is always room for more”, I think when I see a new face mask. Unhappy vallet equals happy readers, so I guess something good comes out of this.

Now back to the mask: it has a gel like consistence, and is blue. It’s sticky and hard to get off. The brand recommends use of 5 minutes, I recommend 10, but don’t even bother leaving it on for longer, no difference in result. And don’t sleep in it (learn from my mistakes ok?). It promises to leave your skin smooth, hydrated and to delete dry lines (dry lines makes me associate with sleeping head down drunk and waking up with old make-up stale in your wrinkes, not sure that’s what Lancome meant).

I used this mask religiously 3 times a week, and on the third week I finally started seeing the miracles: my skin did indeed become very nice, hydrated (the wrinkles still there though) and no pimples. It isn’t a budget choice, but you need very small amounts and I like that it’s a quick fix mask, 10 minutes and you can go and do better things with your life.

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Review of Estee Lauder Hydra Complete Multi-Level Moisture Gel Mask

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Pros:

The alluring gel texture of this mask makes you dream of loads of hydration.

Cons:

I see no difference before and after use.

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Another week another mask I have wasted my money on…This one started by having me at hello: I love gels, they just trick you thinking that gel equals hydration. This mask is no different: it is a gel, and it smells a bit of melon, what is not to like? But once you use it a couple of times you realise that yes – it makes you skin soft, but you still look just as tired before and after use. There is absolutely no difference in the appearance of your skin.

Estee Lauder also promises a cooling and soothing sensation, for me the sensation was mostly sticky and disappointing.

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