Getting Behind Face Masks

favorite Victoria Beckham face mask sheet , which is based on the technology of cleaning the cell, made me think they do not have to be better options out there. I’ve always been a big fan of facial masks – they can perform multiple tasks or focus solely on brightness, tightening, cleaning or moisturizing. Also nice :. Because it is not necessary to sink into the skin, masks are formulated with active ingredients mostly sans solvents, emulsifiers, and vehicles often come into serums and creams

But after weeks of study and slathering I have found that many popular facial masks are full of unpleasant and irritating chemicals. I also found some that are unique and very promising. These are those who have rejected before reaching a selection for testing.


ClarityRx mona Mask ($ 120)
I’m a big fan of ClarityRx Get Suero Fit ($ 105.75 in store), so we had high hopes for sleep it off. It is listed as a natural alternative to retinol, but, unfortunately, this (glycolic acid) sugar cane overnight treatment was too strong for my sensitive skin.

Fresh Umbrian Clay Purifying Mask ($ 62)
Its base is a kind of clay called Fuller’s earth that is popular among manufacturers of cat litter because of its properties absorbent. This formula also includes as fresh irritating pentylene glycol , potentially toxic polyacrylamide , and BHT and mineral oils.

GlamGlow Supermud Compensation Treatment ($ 62)
Though widely popular, this mask seems to have been created by a phobia bacteria. There is a lot of hard preservatives inside, including all parabens known to man (with its associations with controversial cancer), in addition to neurotoxins phenoxyethanol and sodium hydroxide. You will find English ivy extract, but not just compensate.

First aid Beauty 5-in-1 inflatable mask ($ 38)
I was grateful to see that this mask 5-in-1 was not only the expensive clay. It is made with some good botanical products such as lentils, seaweed, apple and feverfew, as well as two forms of vitamin C. However, the key ingredient propanediol , is a known irritant, and there silicone lots, pentylene and sodium benzoate (reported to be toxic when mixed with vitamin C).

Dermovia cord of his face Soften peptides Mask ($ 55)
casting around for something less predictable, I found this variant of the mask sheet . It is a strange fabric, lace and peptides stem cells. Unfortunately, the first four ingredients include glycol irritating, toxic chlorphenesin propylene, and Methylisothiazolinone, a neurotoxin that is considered safe only in rinse-off products (although it could admit it’s a mask).

N Masks UGG Face ($ 16.45 for 5)
Nugg calls itself the mask authority of the skin and can not be accused of overcharging for strangely products packaged to look like the salad dressing that comes with your lunch deli. They get off to a good start with aloe and olive oil, more anti-aging niacinamide. Unfortunately, the greater evil than good with some of the harsh ingredients identified in previous reviews.

selected to test

tend to think that less is more when it comes to a good mask. I love the simplicity of I Pekar ($ 98 in store), which is based on thermal mud from Hungary. I’m not a fan of whimsical masks sheet. They do not get into the nooks and crannies, often are committed with chemicals, and fall unless one is lying I prone for 20 minutes. However, recently I made an exception for one of Italy called Arosha lift and contour the mask . It comes saturated quinoa seed extract, hyaluronic acid, peptides and resveratrol and really leave the face looking up and contoured. Also, I am anxious to give the following masks to try.

do not know if Lilfox chlorophyll + tourmaline Brightening Mask ($ 68) will bring out my inner slut, but looks like a top of another clay mask with crystals tourmaline, algae, matcha tea and sea buckthorn. Even better:. contains no unpleasant

Thanaka powder ingredient is an interesting and unusual. Extracted from the bark of a tree, which is an antioxidant and anti-inflammatory, which can also block ultraviolet light and prevent hyperpigmentation. It is the highlight of Global Trio face Lina Hanson ($ 70), which is a cleaner and exfoliater well as a mask.

Mask O2 Infuse Luzern reafirmante ($ 70) comes with a serum vial to finish. Even without him, this seems to rise above the standard clay mask, thanks to the yeast extract, edelweiss, algae, phospholipids and ubiquinone. The formula is overshadowed by the irritating propanediol, but the good far outweighs the bad.

Mask Palmetto Derma rejuvenating antioxidant ($ 64) seems to be a good brightness mask with vitamin C, glycolic and lactic acids. There are tons of plant extracts, such as cranberry fibers, bayberry, hibiscus and cayenne, chosen for its antioxidant properties and a nod to science as a peptide. I note two hard preservatives, but otherwise this product seems worth a try.

Red clover is on my radar as an ingredient that is particularly useful for the skin of menopause. I found in Laurel skin antioxidant facial mask ($ 56). This clay mask has 13 ingredients, mostly organic, and has nettle and dandelion purification.

A moisturizing mask that goes beyond hyaluronic acid struck me :. Hylunia Antioxidant Mask ($ 39) has a mother grape, noni and Granada


I like the idea of ​​a mask Manuka honey, especially when dealing with chokeberry (full of polyphenols antioxidants), turmeric and fig. Beauty Mask Figure Healing Manuka ($ 60) is good enough to spread on toast.

stay tuned for full reviews of products. Meanwhile, tell me about your favorite mask below!

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