Item Reviewed: Glow and Shine mask
Price/pack size: US$25 (50ml)
Available at: Online – Sasa and Guardian stores in Singapore.
Purified Water (Aqua), Zinc Oxide, Glycerin, Koalin, Hexyldecanol, Silica, Polysorbate 20, Cetearyl Alcohol, Lactic Acid, Stearic Acid, Bentonite, Cetyl Alcohol, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, Propylene Glycol, Sodium Cetearyl Sulfate, Diazolidinyl Urea, Menthyl Lactate, Methylparaben, Papaya Enzyme (Papain), Fragrance, Propylparaben.
Description: Glow & Shine deeply exfoliates damaged, scarred or unhealthy skin, to reveal the smooth, flawless complexion lurking within. It also lightens and brightens the dull and uneven-toned face, to make one’s inner glow and shine rise to the surface.
Use Glow and Shine once a week:-
1. Wash your face.
2. Apply a thick layer over your face and neck after cleansing. Leave on for 5-10 minutes. Avoid the lip and eye area
The mask was a sample from B.Liv’s PR team and I remembered Xiaxue reviewing it before so I was quite pleased to receive it. However, I was soon disappointed by the lack of thought that went into designing the sample packaging.
The mask is a thick paste, almost like wall plaster, so it took all of my strength to squeeze the mask out from the small bottle (made from hard plastic). The first time I used it, I only applied a thin layer since it was difficult getting the mask out. I had to use both hands to squeeze the bottle, then had to quickly ‘catch’ the mask before it drops into the sink.
Second time I used it, I pulled off the squeeze tip with a pair of scissors and used the end of a cotton bud and a clean blackhead extractor to ‘dig’ the mask out. Even then, it took me close to 10 minutes before I was able to cover my face with a thick layer, as instructed. TIRING.
The mask contains tiny beads that helps exfoliate the skin as you apply it and wash it off later. I’m not sure if I was supposed to let the mask dry as it was already pretty dry and remained the same texture close to 15 minutes later. As I rinsed the mask off, I gently scrubbed it over my face and the pores on the sides of my nose were slightly reduced. The scrubby bits didn’t make my acne scars more obvious though I thought they were a little bit too harsh.
You definitely have to use a moisturizer after that as it’s quite drying. I could feel my cheeks getting tight after I dabbed the water off.
I don’t think I’ll get the full-sized product as the dry texture of the mask and lousy packaging were quite a hassle for me.
Would I buy again: No.
* A sample of Off with those Heads was received by me, from b.liv.