First Aid Beauty Skin Rescue Purifying Mask

After reading and hearing about this mask from First Aid Beauty on countless blogs and YouTube videos, I decided it was finally time to pop into Sephora and see what all the fuss was about. 

My skin has been pretty horrible lately; aside from the usual and expected chin breakouts I get once a month, my face took it to a whole new level over the past past few weeks. I got a zit on my cheek bone two weeks ago, and tiny remnants of that little sucker are still on my face to this day. (Acne scars are like ghosts, in a way. They stay behind and haunt you forever, even when the blemish itself is no longer there.) Once I realized that my skin wasn't going to magically clear up on its own any time soon, I bit the bullet and bought my very first FAB product. 

Since this is a peel off mask, I think it's super fun and exciting to use. I was always that kid in school who would purposefully get glue all over my fingers during an art project just so I could enjoy the sweet satisfaction of peeling it all off later, so a product like this is right up my alley. The product itself is actually a rusty red color, which is a bit off-putting at first, but it actually makes the application process really simple because you can see exactly where you've applied it on your face. The smell is a bit potent, but I like it because it's the kind of smell that reassures you of the power of the product (if that makes sense). 

The nitty-gritty

This mask is supposed to:

  • Reduce the size and appearance of pores
  • Unclogs pores
  • Detoxify and purify your complexion 
  • Control excess oil/sebum 
  • Reduce hyper-pigmentation 
  • Improve skin's texture from previous breakouts 

Bonus points: This mask won the Allure Best of Beauty Award in 2014 (so you know it has to be pretty freaking fabulous), and is made without parabens, sulphates, or phthalates. 

My Experience

While I can't honestly say that this mask did anything miraculous for my skin after trying it twice, it really is a fun product to use. I'll definitely be using it regularly (up to 2 times per week, as the packaging recommends), and I have hopes that maybe over a period of time it will work to improve my complexion and make me less of an oily monster. Fingers forever crossed!

That's all, folks! Have you ever tried this product? If so, what was your experience with it?

Thanks for reading!