I’ve long been a fan of face masks. Firstly, for their cleaning properties and secondly for the element of ‘self-care’ using one brings.
That said, I’m not a huge fan of the sheet mask trend of the last few years, finding them fiddly, uneconomical and largely ineffective.
That’s why I was so pleased to be introduced to a proper, traditional mask, in the form of the Renaissance Mask by Oskia.
Coming in at £55 this isn’t a cheap option for your skin, so it needed to prove it’s benefits to me in a hurry.
The mask is a balm-meets-gel texture (it’s pleasingly pretty) and feels really luxe going on. It doesn’t harden, you massage it in and it goes white, which shows that the products have ‘activated’. It’s packed with natural fruit acids to exfoliate the skin so sensitive types should only leave for around 10 minutes, and those more used to this form of skin regeneration, up to twenty. I’d also avoid the delicate eye area.
It goes really far so don’t apply heaps, and it says to rinse off with warm water, but I like to use a hot cloth and gently sweep it off before spritzing with a tonic.
It smells amazing – very rosy interestingly even though there seems to be no rose in the ingredients. It’s fresh and light and quite luxe, which is lovely for the ‘self-care’ part of the treatment.
On removal, my skin did look brighter and noticeably more hydrated. I also didn’t get any redness or ‘mask spots’ which I often find in the days following a treatment.
A yes for those looking for glowing, fresher skin!