Happy New Year!
As a New Year back to work treat, I decided to give my skin a little at home pampering session in the form of the Garnier Moisture Bomb Tissue Mask.
Not heard of this mask before? Check out the product description below:
This super hydrating tissue mask, inspired by Asia, diffuses the equivalent level of hydrating serum as per 1 week’s use of day care. Truly innovative, its ultra-thin tissue is infused with a super-hydrating serum. Unmask smoother, bouncier, healthier looking skin in just 15 minutes. Applied to the face, it acts like a hydration wrap that continuously diffuses all the effectiveness of the serum intensely hydrating your skin. Its amazing freshness quenches and comforts skin instantly, for a pure moment of absolute pampering. The mask is easy to apply and remove. Suitable for all skin types, even sensitive.
I originally tried a sample of the day cream a few weeks ago and really liked it, so when I came across the tissue masks on offer I jumped at the chance to buy some. I’ve only used cream style face masks in the past, or ones that set and peel off, so having a full face tissue mask to use was a real treat.
The mask contains pomegranate extract, hyaluronic acid and plant serum, and promises to be super hydrating as well as reducing the appearance of fine lines, leaving your face radiant and revitalised.
After a good week and a half of festivities and consuming enough sugar to last me a lifetime, I feel like my face looks flat and dull so I couldn’t wait to get it home and test it.
The instructions are simple and easy to follow – thoroughly cleanse your skin before starting, pop the mask on for 15 minutes and remove, wiping away any excess serum with a cotton pad.
The simply designed and eye-catching packet contains one very soaked mask – there really aren’t any words I can find to describe just how much moisturising serum is infused into the material. If you can’t stand slimy feeling things then this definitely might take some getting used to.
They are marketed as a ‘one size fits all’ but I’ll admit as I unfolded the product I had major doubts as it looks and feels quite large. The mask is supposed to be placed white side down with a blue protective layer facing outwards, which is peeled off once the application is complete.
There are holes for your eyes, nose, mouth and two slits on either side just under where your cheek should be. The packaging doesn’t explain what the purpose of these slits is, but if you break the material apart where they connect it gives you more control over the mask and allows it to really wrap around the cheek and chin area.
It took a few minutes to fully line it up – a tip here would be to line the mask up as best you can initially and then remove the blue film and adjust to the contours of your face. I found that if I tried to match it to the shape of my face with the film on that it wouldn’t stay in place, and it’s only when I removed this that I could play around with it and get it to fit comfortably.
The serum is cold and soothing, and despite there being a lot of it I didn’t feel like I was making a mess or that the mask was slipping down my face – I sat upright for the duration of wearing it and it didn’t budge at all. About 5 minutes in it did start to tingle but I didn’t find this to be unpleasant in the slightest, just an odd sensation that I wasn’t expecting!
I peeled it off after 15 minutes and wiped away the excess with a cotton pad – the packaging does suggest that you massage this into your skin, however I found that there was a lot left over and it wouldn’t absorb no matter how much I rubbed, so I removed it instead.
My face was a little red and felt warm immediately after using but within a half hour had calmed down and felt very silky, clean and moisturised. I can’t comment on the reduction of fine lines, but my face looked and felt radiant and the softness of my skin carried over right up until the morning after – even after cleansing.
I didn’t get my hopes up for a magical transformation from this mask but was pleasantly surprised with how nice it is. I’d be interested to take one of these on holiday to use after a flight as I think my skin would benefit from it.
Coming in at just £1 (usually £1.49) I think it was absolutely worth the money and I’m going to stock up for future use.
Have you tried the Garnier moisture bomb mask, or have a favourite one that you’d like to see me try? Get in touch and let me know!