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).
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.
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!