Masks are something I often and routinely buy on a whim. . . I don’t know why, I mean sure they are fun and make me feel like somehow after doing a facemask I am just miraculously going to have my S@¢t together (just me?) but I just can’t resist. When I recently found out that e.l.f (a brand I LOVE) launched a few new skincare products I was very, very intrigued. I was strong and managed to hold off on purchasing yet another mask, but then I had a bad day and I decided to splurge. . . Treat yo self.
I went with the e.l.f Hydrating Gel Mask because it is fragrance free (sensitive skin problems) and frankly my skin can always do with an H2O boost.
I bought my e.l.f mask at my local Penneys (Primark) for about €15, so honestly its not cheap but I really enjoy products from e.l.f (I have mentioned them many times on my blog) so I was fairly confident it would be worth the price. e.l.f also had a Mask Brush that you could buy to use with their products but honestly I was too cheap to spring for it (it was about €6ish and honestly I am yet to hear of someone dying from using their fingers to apply their mask :P).
The mask comes in sleek, sturdy packaging that will look oh so pretty on your bathroom counter. The product itself is an almost gel-like white cream product that smells very fresh, despite the fact that it is fragrance free. I think this is due to the yummy plant extracts in this mask which include Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Coconut Oil, Jojoba Seed Oil and Cocoa Seed Butter.
The ingredient list is as follows:
So after a day out in the cold and the wind, I decided my skin needed a bit of sumthin’ sumthin’ so I decided to give my e.l.f Hydrating Gel Mask a go. I removed all my makeup and throughly cleansed my skin before slathering on my mask and set a timer for 10 minutes. . . top tip don’t multi task by knocking over your cup of tea, and cleaning it up, while you are marinading like a Christmas ham.
Right off the bat I noticed how cooling and soothing this product felt on the skin, it spreads on like a thick balm and does not run or drip or any of those messy things and does not sting at all! Very exciting if you have obnoxiously sensitive skin. After being on your skin for 10 – 15 minutes the mask leaves a slightly oily residue but doesn’t feel at all tight or uncomfortable like gel masks tend to. I removed the mask with warm water and my Come Clean Cloth, but the packaging states that you can just wipe the residue off with a cotton pad or a tissue and be good to go.
After removing the mask my skin wasn’t red at all (yay!) and felt really soft and glowing, I followed with my regular skin care after the removal of this mask without any problems. The next morning my skin felt great and hydrated with no breakouts or anything funny. I need to mention that my skin doesn’t tend to break out, but as the mask contains Coconut oil (a very comedogenic oil) I would not recommend it for people with acne or problem skin.
All in all I really enjoyed this product and award it five stars. . . great ingredients, lovely packaging, not too expensive, nice formulation and awesome results. LOVE.
Thank you so much for visiting my blog today, let me know in the comment section down below what your favourite masks are. . . I looooove me some recommendations!
Have a beautiful day.
Disclaimer: I am not affiliated with the company mentioned in this post in any way shape or form. All opinions are my own.