I have a thing for face masks. In fact, I have a thing for anything that makes my face feel like its been kissed by baby bunnies. Due to this love for skincare, I thought I would share some of my favorite products and brands, as well as compare the ones that I find lack the quality they claim. I’m not going to sugarcoat anything, so let’s get straight into it!!
This last Christmas I received the one and only “SUPERMUD Clearing Treatment” by GlamGlow and it was exciting. I heard all of these great things about this product and brand so I was excited to try it out. There were things I really liked about it, but was disappointed overall. 6.5/10
- Aesthetically pleasing from packaging to the satisfying feeling of seeing the dark spots where the mask is pulling oil.
- Feels natural and gives a very nice tingling sensation.
- $69 for 1.7oz
- The company uses natural ingredients, meaning I found a literal stick in my mask one day. It wasn’t off-putting because it was clean and clearly meant to be there, but it took up room in that 1.7oz jar.
The overall product is fun to use every once in a while. However, I was let down by how well I thought it was going to work. I was hoping for more clarity and a decrease in oiliness, but the product didn’t seem to do all that it had promised despite its reputation. This could be an instance of differing skin types but I don’t think it is something I would spend my own money on for the quality.
After doing some research for other face masks that (hopefully) live up to their reputation, I stumbled upon Memebox and their “Botanical Mellow Clay Masks”. They come in a set of three, all focused on different skin types and because of this they encourage you to use each product on the part of your face that needs that specific treatment – aka “Rainbow Masking”. 10/10
- $42 for 2.5oz (x3) + cat headband + silicon
brush + pore cleansing sponge
- A little bit goes a long way = long-lasting.
- Each is targeted for a specific purpose, so you aren’t necessarily forced to put only one mask on at a time.
- Depending on how you feel about foreign shipping, this is a company based in Korea and shipping can be anywhere from $0 – $8.
- Applicator brush use is optional, but it can be hard to clean out if you do use it because of grooves in one side of it.
I can confidently say that this brand and their facial products are by far my favorite in comparison to the other products that I have used. I feel rejuvenated each time I use this product, and satisfied that I can use more than one at a time to target my specific problems – meaning that I don’t feel as though anything is going to waste. These clay masks should be priced higher because of their quality, but that is part of what I like about Memebox: they are focused on the ingredients and the efficiency of their products, but having a wallet-friendly company is always an asset in sales.
Lotions, Toners, Treatments, Oh my!
One of – if not the – most important part of healthy skin is the day-to-day care. For a long time I wasn’t big into moisturizer or all the acne treatments, but over time (and as I became a teenager) I started to find products that fit me and keep my skin clear and happy! A lot of the products I love are under brands that are not as widely known, so I’m going to go by brand for this one.
When I lived in Northern California, a wonderful woman at our church introduced my mother, sister, and I to Rodan + Fields, a company she works for. The company was created and is run by dermatologists, which entails the quality and reliance of this company. They have 4 target branches: Redefine, Unblemish, Soothe, and Reverse. Needless to say, I’m in love. 8.5/10
- Skincare is notoriously expensive, and this is no exception. However, I feel like their products last for a substantial amount of time and don’t have to be repeatedly purchased.
- Change can be seen. For myself, there are some products that I use along with others, and when I run out I can go a while without purchasing because my skin maintains the changes.
- You don’t have to be dependent on this sole brand.
These next products were discovered in New Zealand, and I don’t even want to think about how much it would cost to order them now with shipping…But for the time being, I am loving these products from Wild Ferns. Their products feel like the soft, wet noses of baby goats who have been blessed by the gods of nature, and for the products I have they deliver! 9/10
- Rotorua Mud Face Mask and Face Wash: This mask the the kind that feels as though it has peeled off a layer of dead skin. The mud is infused with aloe vera and cucumber and leaves the skin feeling fresh and cleaner than ever before.
- The face wash exfoliates wonderfully!! I’ve always been a bit skeptical of exfoliating face washes because I’m worried about damaging my skin but this one alone has helped improve all of that.
- Lanolin Cream: There are few face creams that I find consistently reliable and this is one of them. Another product that leaves the skin feeling fresh and new. I think one of the main reasons I find it so appealing is the lightness of it, so many creams can feel heavy on my skin but this one still allows me to feel my skin breathing.
I hope I could be of some help to anyone experimenting with skincare products. As someone with sensitive skin, I really appreciate finding products that work for me and are worth my money. But as with anything, you have to come across a few unsuccessful products to find ones you really love. And of course, if you are really worried about some issue or sensitivity I highly recommend going to see a dermatologist; I have 2 prescriptions for skincare and find that they couple extremely well with the other products I have chosen to use!