I’ve made no secret of the fact that I suffer with dry skin, it really can be a problem at times and as a result I’m always on the lookout for any product that will help soothe my face. I’ve tried numerous face masks in the past that have promised to moisturise my skin and leave me soft as a baby’s butt, however none of them really live up to the claim. I’m still on my journey to radiance and the latest product that I’ve put to the test is the Garnier SkinActive Moisture Bomb Chamomile Tissue Mask (what is it with the crazy long names?!)
I saw this in Superdrug a month or so ago and it was only around £3 if I remember correctly, I’d never tried a tissue/sheet mask before and the name of this one had me sold immediately. I definitely had high hopes! But did the product live up to my expectations?
What they claim: Our new generation of super hydrating tissue mask contains the equivalent amount of hydrating active as per 1 week’s use of day care*. Truly innovative, its ultra-thin tissue is infused with soothing Chamomile, super-hydrating plant serum and hyaluronic acid. Its amazing freshness quenches, comforts and soothes skin reducing feelings of tightness.
I’ll start off by saying that unfortunately I totally forgot to get a selfie of me wearing the mask, I was so focused on how uncomfortable I felt that I just completely forgot. If you’d like a visual though, I looked a little like this:
So my immediate first impression was how much I hated how it felt. It didn’t fit on my face properly and as it was so heavily saturated with product it slid around a lot meaning that I got product all over my mouth (it didn’t taste great). Once I’d got it into place I made sure to stay still as I didn’t want it moving any further.
It felt really cooling on my skin which I absolutely loved, when you have dry skin it can tend to feel a little tight at times so to have the immediate feeling of relief was amazing. I found that my face felt a little itchy about halfway through just from having so much wetness on my skin, usually a mask dries up but this one obviously doesn’t – it was nothing to make me want to remove it though.
I kept it on for the suggested 15 minutes and honestly I was happy to remove it. My skin had so much product still left on it, I had to remove some with a cotton pad and then massage the rest in.
Straight away my skin felt absolutely amazing, it was really soft and had plumped out a lot just from how moisturising the product was. It wasn’t red like it usually is after I’ve removed a mask, it was just slightly pink from me wiping it with a cotton pad. I had a gorgeous glow and I was really happy with the results.
The claim is that the mask will basically provide you with 7 days worth of moisture in one go, so I expected my skin to stay hydrated for a good couple of days – which it most definitely did! I think I got to around day 5 when I started feeling a little dry again which is amazing in my opinion.
So would I recommend this mask? If you suffer with dry skin most definitely, it’s only a few pounds and really does a brilliant job. I’ve come to the conclusion that I’m just not comfortable in sheet masks, but this one did such a great job that I think I’d be willing to put up with it!