|Look at me trying to get fancy with the camera.|
The Green Mask claims to "smooth lines and wrinkles, soothe damaged skin and reduce scarring, permit fresh, glowing skin, allow natural oil flow, moisten dry skin, reduce blemishes, and improve the application of makeup". It also talks about a "sting", which Maskd promotes by asking "Can you handle the sting?" and then stating, for those who might be concerned that they're about to feel the cosmetic equivalent of a bitch slap, that it's actually not that bad. They claim that it varies from person to person and that it lessens each time you use it -- I believe it to be true to an extent, and I'll touch on that a bit later.
So, using The Green Mask works like this:
- You slather a thin layer onto a clean face.
- Let it sit for 10 to 15 minutes.
- Wipe it away with a wet washcloth.
- Follow it with your favourite moisturiser.
|Clean face, pre-mask|
A couple of weeks later, my skin had decided to let a few demons break loose, so I tried it again -- and this time the results were comparatively different. The burning sensation, while not unbearable, was more pronounced and took a little longer to subside than it had the first couple of times. I have to admit, I was quite pleased! There's nothing I like better than knowing I've got skin problems that are being fixed. To see if it was my skin causing it or a random coincidence, I tried it on my younger brother, whose skin is much more problematic than mine. He remarked on a cooling sensation all over his face rather early on, but didn't feel any burning or tingling until a bit later on; my mother, whose skin is practically perfect, felt no cooling, burning or tingling whatsoever.
The Green Mask comes with a cute white fibrecloth for that very purpose -- you wet the cloth, and wipe away the mask! What I was surprised to notice was how much dirt and makeup came off when I did -- of course, your face is supposed to be clean before hand, and I have used a face wash to do so before using the mask, but the cloth still manages to take off traces that it missed. I haven't noticed this as much with other masks.
|We meet again, white cloth.|
Both my mother and brother remarked that their skin felt smoother, and the reddening on my brother's face had lessened a little. He's not sure that it did too much to improve his skin overall, but sometimes the worst thing about face demons is the redness -- and he's only used it the once. For me, I feel like this is a gentler version of the Origins 10 Minute Mask to Rescue Problem Skin, a product that I love but try not to overuse for fear making my skin dry out. I don't feel like The Green Mask cleared up my blemishes as quickly as the Origins mask, but once it did I did notice that my skin remained clear for longer than normal (#win). My makeup also went on a little easier and lasted a bit longer, something which my mother also experienced after using The Green Mask.
|Fresh clean face!|
And in conclusion...I think this is a great product. It'll last me a while, it's Australian made and owned, and it definitely delivers on results. The results will vary from person to person and the sting is subtle enough that I think even those with sensitive skin will be able to handle it like a boss. Would I purchase this for myself? Yeah, I reckon so. I don't usually buy products online because I prefer to
Padawan Product Rating: B+
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This product was sent to me free of charge for my honest consideration. It's been reviewed in accordance with my Disclaimer Policy, because life's short and I have better things to do with my time than lie.