Mask Monday: Cosmedix Detox Activated Charcoal Mask

Claims
–Draw out pore-clogging dirt, oil, and daily impurities
–Does the dirty work with gentle, effective ingredients
–Not over drying
–Exfoliates to help smooth skin texture
–Cleanse away pollutants
–Ideal for even the most sensitive skin

Price
–$54 at cosmedix.com

Pros
–Cruelty free
–Gentle enough for sensitive skin
–Leaves skin soft and plump

Cons
–Full size is expensive
–Not readily available :: online or select spas

Final Thoughts
I got this in a Boxycharm and it is a good mask. It’s not overly powerful for drawing out impurities like my beloved GlamGlow, but it’s more gentle than GG. I will use this one up, but I wouldn’t buy the full size.

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Mask Monday: Mario Badescu Rose Hips

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Claims
–Boost radiance in dull, tired skin
–Diminish the look of fine lines, wrinkles, and minor discoloration
–Gently purifies pores
–Leaves the complexion rehydrated and revitalized

Price
–$20 for 2.0 oz
Ultamariobadescu.com

Pros
–Affordable
–Cruelty free
–Works for all skin types
–Thin formula, easy to apply
–Dries down completely
–Easy to remove, almost emulsifies when you rinse it
–Leaves skin smooth and hydrated

Cons
–Scent

Final Thoughts
I really like this mask, but I can’t stand the scent. It’s a great mask, but not a great mask for me.

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Mask Monday: Formula 10.0.6 Pores Be Pure

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Claims
–Eliminate impurities
–Instant complexion perfection
–Clear clogged pores

Price
–$6.99 for 3.4 oz at Ulta, Target, and formula1006.com
–$2.99 for 1 oz at Ulta & Target

Pros
–Ingredients :: salicylic acid, bentonite
–Affordable
–Easily accessible
–Doesn’t claim to be hydrating, but I found it to be
–Skin felt clear and clean without feeling stripped
–Packaging :: squeeze tube, mess free

Cons
–Don’t love strawberry scented things
–Cruelty free status unclear

Final Thoughts
I loved the slight tingle and heat, it made me feel like it was working. My skin felt so plump and hydrated after rinsing. I was really impressed with this mask and would love to try more products from the line. I purchased the travel size to test and I wouldn’t buy the full size because of the scent, but the actual product is good!

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Mask Monday: LOreal Pure-Clay Clear & Comfort

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Claims
–Non-drying formula
–Cleanses and captures impurities
–Evens skintone
–Leave skin feeling clean, soft, and comforted

Price
–$6.50 at Ulta
–$6.59 at Target
–$12.99 at Walgreens
–$8.67 at Wal Mart
–1.7 oz

Pros
–Affordable
–Easily accessible
–Good ingredients i.e. titanium dioxide
–Didn’t leave skin feeling dry or stripped
–Skin felt soft and supple after use
–Quality packaging
–Lots of product for the price

Cons
–Not cruelty free

Final Thoughts
I’ve tried the other masks from this line and really liked them so I figured this one would be good too and it is! I found this at TJ Maxx for $4.50 so I figured I had nothing to lose by buying and trying. Clay masks are good for drawing out impurities and unclogging pores, but they can be drying. This mask wasn’t, but if you have dry skin like me, I would only use one or two times a week. I will definitely be incorporating this to my skincare routine weekly.

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Mask Monday: Aveeno Pretox Antioxidant Peel Off Face Mask

Claims
–Gently exfoliates and helps remove impurities
–Reveals renewed, refreshed skin
–Hypoallergenic
–Non-comedogenic

Price
–$3.29 at Ulta (one time use packet) 0.35 oz
–$10.99 at Ulta for full size 2.0 oz
–$9.99 at Walgreens 

Pros
–Affordable
–Paraben free
–Phthalate free
–Non-comedogenic
–Smells good
–Easy to apply
–Left my skin feeling soft & smooth
–Pretty purple color

Cons
–None

Final Thoughts
I freaking LOVE this mask. It smells good and is such a pretty purple! I don’t know about the exfoliate and remove impurities part, but it did leave my skin feeling SO soft. I have one peel off mask that I need to finish up, but when it’s gone, I will definitely be buying the full size.

Pro tip when applying peel off masks–Apply Vaseline to your brows. The mask won’t stick to the Vaseline so if you accidentally get some in the brow area, it won’t pull the hair when you peel the mask off. 

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Mask Monday: GlamGlow Gravity Mud Firming Treatment

Claims
–Instantly leaves skin feeling firmer and more lifted

Price
–$25 for 0.5 oz
–$59 for 1.7 oz
–$79 for 3.4 oz
Nordstrom, Sephora, glamglow.com

Options
–3 limited edition colors with the My Little Pony collection
–Glitter
–Standard silver/chrome
–Pink shade shown above is limited edition Becca collab
–2 limited edition colors with the Power Rangers collection
–See them all here

Pros
–Pretty color
–Easy to peel off
–Left my skin feeling really soft and clean, but not stripped

Cons
–Expensive
–Not cruelty free

Final Thoughts
First, how pretty is this pink mask?! I love how my skin felt after I peeled this off. It felt so smooth and soft. This is the perfect mask to use before applying makeup. I didn’t notice or feel any lifting or firming though. GlamGlow has great products and if you want to treat yourself, go for it. I like it and I recommend it, but I won’t repurchase the full size because of the price.

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Mask Monday: GlamGlow Thirsty Mud Hydrating

 

Claims
–Non-drying hydration mask that delivers instant, extreme moisture
–Moisturizes, restores, replenishes, and calms the skin
–Dewy, glowing complexion
–Leaves skin with an instant silky, soft, and supple feel

Price
–$25 for 0.5 oz (what is shown above)
–$59 for 1.7 oz
–$79 for 3.5 oz
Sephora & Nordstrom

Pros
–No parabens, sulfates, phthalates
–Contains hyaluronic acid which my skin loves
–Leaves my skin feeling soft and supple

Cons
–Expensive

Final Thoughts
I think this is a good mask and I like how it makes my skin feel, but I don’t think it’s worth the price. The Neutrogena sheet masks have the same effect and are so much cheaper. I’m glad I got the small jar and I enjoyed using it, but I wouldn’t buy it again or buy a bigger size. If you want to treat yourself or have been wanting to try it, give it a go!

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The 0.5 oz jar is tiny!

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