Hello beauties~ I am really sorry for the late reviews from TSS. I have been so busy lately (pregnancy and so much more!) Anyway, here is my take on the mask that was also sent by The Skin Shop for me to review along with my IRIS CC BB cream and the recovery mucin pack ^^
Due to the stress that I am experiencing lately, I finally decided to open the mask and do some self pampering… before going on to my actual review, I might as well give you all a brief explanation why facial masks/ mask packs are so important and the best time to apply them!
According to Janice Markley, a skincare specialist and independent Noevir consultant,regular cleansing will remove surface dirt and grime, but only a facial mask will actually draw out impurities from beneath the top layers of the epidermis. Masking helps exfoliate dead skin cells and unclog pores so your toning, hydrating and protecting products work more effectively. Masks also help stimulate blood circulation and leave your skin feeling smoother and softer.
The best time to apply a mask? You might all ask… well here is the answer!
Science has shown that skin is in fact far more receptive to treatment while the body is at rest. When not expending energy fending off environmental aggressors – sun, wind, pollution – skin enters it ideal repair state. Studies have shown that wounds heal faster while you sleep. Your body ultimately goes into recovery. You are indoors and it is dark. Your cells are not in overdrive producing antioxidants to fight free radicals. Instead they are producing collagen and repairing DNA. Any topical active ingredient with repair benefits like Noevir becomes more efficient when the body is at rest.
In a recent study, it was found that skin loses moisture at night – between the hours of 1:00 and 3:00 a.m. – which makes it not only in need of extra hydration but also more receptive to absorbing ingredients. Aside from the fact that skin is more receptive to treatment while the body is resting, many efficacious ingredients work best at night when not exposed to UV light.
Now, ladies and gents, on to my review…
It comes in a 23 ml plastic container. The color is a mix of white and pink, a true symbol of femininity ^^ I also like the fact that it has a direction (with a guide picture) on how to use it. I remember when I had to review Evome Mask whitening essence, I had to google on how to use the product since it doesn’t contain any instructions at all 😦 So far, I am also impressed that the company included Japanese, Chinese(i think) and English translations to the product itself so that consumers will be able fully understand what this mask offers! Thumbs up for that ^^
a closer look (sorry for the quality of the pic 😦 )
*PRODUCT DESCRIPTION/ FEATURES
The Skin Shop’s IRIS Collagen ampoule mask pack claims to have a superior effect on improving skin elasticity by providing nutrition with the use of a key collagen ingredient, 184mg of hydrolyzed soy flour and softening work of Dipotassium Glyrrhizate to present a fresh and silky skin. In short, it provides MOISTURE, ELASTICITY, and NUTRITION for a healthy skin inside and out!
Before putting on the mask, I see to it that I had already cleanse my face properly to remove stubborn dirt and oil. That way, it’ll be easier for the mask to work its way onto my pores and be fully absorbed my my skin, thus increasing the effectivity of the product dont ya think? ^^
After doing so, I pat my face lightly using a towel and slowly opened the sheet mask. I adjusted it following the contour of my face, after a minute or so, I felt a cooling sensation and I super love it! It somehow relaxed my facial muscles from stress( not that I am over exaggerating, but that’s how I felt at that time) I left it on for a good 20 minutes.
After patiently waiting for about 20 minutes, I removed it from my face and waited for another 2-3minutes for the product to be completely absorbed by my skin(tip: I lightly massaged my facial areas to make sure it goes to the inner layers of my skin and nourish it deep within)
This was taken after I removed the mask! As you can see, the essence from the mask is still there…
After 2-3minutes… Voila!!! a healthy glowing skin ^^
What I like about this mask is that after it has been absorbed by my skin, I did not get that heavy/sticky feeling afterwards! Considering that I have an oily skin, that is a plus point for me. I also love the fact that when I lightly touched my face, it feels soft and supple giving credit to its claim of making the skin ELASTIC! ^^, How I wish they’d put a little scent on it though. I don’t know if its me, or my olfactory nerves just aint working, but I hardly notice a faint scent!
Overall, I would definitely recommend the IRIS Collagen mask pack to others. It holds true of its promise in its key features:
>MOISTURIZES the skin without that sticky, heavy feeling
>provides ELASTICITY to the skin as evidenced by the suppleness of your skin after usage
>NOURISHES/provides NUTRITION to your skin from deep within with the use of collagen hence, the healthy glow that was captured on my pic!
I give it a rating of 4.8/5
The one thing that is sad is that The Skin Shop is not available in our area at the moment. So if you wish to purchase their products, here are the ff links which might help you in your decision making ^^
-facebook fan page:http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Skin-Shop/221296321229718
– once you have decided on the items you would want to purchase, kindly email them at firstname.lastname@example.org
That is it for now… Hope you were all informed somehow~ Love y’all