Monday, April 29, 2013

Makeup Wars Favorite Facial Masks




 This Makeup War is all bout our favorite facial masks.  I have to admit I'm a facial mask junkie.  While I have only written a few times about masks here on the Pink Sith Blog, I must say that I own waaaay more masks than I care to admit.  I think the main reason I don't write about them all that often is that they don't usually give the results they claim to give.  Well. Let me rephrase that. They don't give the instant results they claim to give. It usually takes dedication and several weeks of use to see the results that a mask claims, and by then, like the ADD child that I am,  I have lost interest and have moved on to other masks.  Oh well. It happens right?

The goal was to provide a picture of us wearing one of our favorite masks.  While I don't really have a favorite mask, I do have a few that I like a lot.

See?

OK. But seriously. Here are a few of the ones I like the bestest!

Clay:  

Ahava Time To Clear Purifying Face Mask. Hands down my favorite clay mask ever invented.  Not only does it feel amazing and not make my skin feel like it's being stretched dry, it actually lessens the swelling on my acne and CLEARS UP SMALLER PIMPLES OVERNIGHT! Sorry to yell. It's just works so well I love it so! 

Peel Off:

Until I tried the Le Metier de Beaute Chem60 Pro Peel Mask (This mask was provided for review by the PR company representing the brand) I had yet to find a peel off mask that doesn't drive me insane. If you remember, ages ago I used the Seikisho Mask White, which is actually a black peel off mask that did nothing but peel off all the tiny hairs on my face and a top layer of skin. Blerg!  The Le Metier de Beaute Mask first used a chemical peel that was washed off then followed with a chemical peel off mask that did not hurt, did not turn my face red and did leave it smooth and baby soft and glowing. I love that!

Sheet:
I do adore sheet masks because they are so easy to use and don't require washing off. Just pull one out of the packet, slap it on your pace, wait about 15 min and you're done. Smooth leftover product into your skin and hit they hay!  I have told you about my love of the Karuna Brightening mask, but this time I feel compelled to tell you about my new love, 



The Etude House AC Clinic Intense Mask Sheet.  This mask is formulated with salicylic acid and special moisturizers so those with acne and dry skin can use this as well as those of us with acne and oily skin. It's a lovely and easy treatment. 15 min on the face and you're left with calm skin that has had a deep salicylic treatment, and your acne flare ups are fewer because of it.  


I like to apply this mask a week before "that time of the month" and then usually  a day or two before just as a preventative measure.  Then whenever I have a flare up I'll slap one of these babies on just as a treatment. It works wonders.  It costs $6 for three masks, and while that's kind of on the expensive side compared to clay masks, it's worth it's weight in convenience and effectiveness!

Other:

Whoo baby. So I like to use alternative types of masks.

I love my Peter Thomas Roth Oxygen Mask that leaves my skin soft and glowy. The foaming action tickles a little, but it's fun to wear. It's like a science experiment happening on your face.

The good old Aspirin Mask, for days when my acne is out of control. A poor mans salicylic acid mask. Aspirin Masks are inexpensive, but you should always ask a Doctor before using one just in case you might have an allergy to aspirin or might be pregnant.


Moisture Infusing masks like the one from Fresh with real rose petals suspended in a moisturizing gel, this masks just makes my skin feel soft and supple. Perfect for those cold winter days when my skin is angry from the cold air and wind.  Of course,  the hefty price tag may put some people off, but sometimes you just have to indulge, right?

What I think is most important to remember about facial masks is that they give you 10 to 20 minutes of "me" time. Everyone deserves a break and facial masks are the perfect way to pamper yourself and scare small children at the same time.  I find that one of the most relaxing things about wearing a facial mask. The terrifying of small minds and instilling fear in the hearts of children is always so rewarding!  Sure it may not clear up your clogged pores, but you'll clear a room, and what better way to get caught up on the show "The Shahs of Sunset" do you suggest?

Read about all the other warrioresses (That's not a word) in this Makeup Wars battle over favorite facial mask below!  Then share your favorite mask in the comments section!


17 comments:

  1. You are the mask aficionado!! I love the LMdB one too. If I could afford to constantly have that in my cabinet I would glisten. I'm sure of it.

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  2. wow, you do have a lot of masks! I must have that ahava one!

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  3. That is a lot of masks!!! the LMdB is phenomenal!

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  4. I never heard of sheet masks until reading this post they sound brilliant! I kind of one try one now!

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  5. I love your picture! You are the mask queen, I'll send a tiara. I had choices but not nearly that many. The Ahava sounds like a good one to have around.

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  6. Okay so I died when I saw your combined mask pic. Hehe! Why didn't I know that Fresh had a mask? Winter, my foot. I kinda want to use it here in hot/humid Florida.

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  7. I adore Korean sheet masks! My local Walmart sells the Purederm ones. I try to use one every 2 weeks or so. I have dry, irritated, red and sensitive skin that it prone to breakouts (especially hormonal ones). The Purederm "Yoon-an" Hydrating mask is awesome for my skin! I also like the brightning one, and most recently I tried the tropical fruit one and liked it as well. I see a huge difference in my acne scarring when I use these masks.

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  8. I totally forgot about the LMdB Mask (smacking forehead!). I love that one!!! That rose mask looks amazing, too! :)

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  9. Okay, I am purchasing the Ahava one right now. I always struggle with breakouts.

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  10. Wow, that's a whole lotta masks, girl! I forgot I have a moisturizing sheet mask that I need to try. I want to try the Fresh rose mask too!

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  11. I like a good old aspirin mask sometimes too. The Fresh mask looks awesome!

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  12. I love the collage of your face and different masks! I want to try the oxygen mask, I don't think I've tried one yet!

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  13. Moar face mask pics!!! :-) Great post, and very informative, muchos gracias,

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  14. So many masks to check out! I love that first pic! I rarely use masks. I need to rectify this stat!

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  15. I'm loving reading these posts! I am going to do a face mask now!

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