BANILA CO Dear Hydration Sleeping Mask is amazing! For now it is my go-to mask that I sometimes use as a daily moisturizer because I love how it makes my skin feel. I will be switching back to the night use once the summer kicks in but for now, I am glad to present to you - my comfy blanket for the day time at home.

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Claims from the manufacturer:

❇ Overnight hydrating mask, leaving skin plumped and glow-y
❇ Trademark Banila Co Urban Water Guard SystemTM formulated with peppermint extract (purify, controls acne), holy basil extract (boosts skin immunity to fight radicals, relieves stress) and neem leaf extract (evens skin tone, diminishes scars and pigmentation)
❇ Water Gel Network Formula maintains moisture by creating a protective barrier with lotus and bamboo extracts
❇ DOES NOT contain parabens, sulfates, phthalates and mineral oil
❇ NO animal testing

Directions from the manufacturer:

As last step in your night skincare routine, apply evenly over cleansed skin in place of your night moisturizer. Avoid lip and eye area. Let mask set for a few minutes before going to sleep. Next morning, continue with your normal morning routine.

Ingredients:

Water, Glycerin, Glycereth-26, Pentylene Glycol, Chondrus Crispus (Carrageenan) Extract, Saccharum Officinarum (Sugar Cane) Extract, Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/VP Copolymer, Caprylyl Glycol, Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Carbomer, Tromethamine, Ceratonia Siliqua Gum, Xanthan Gum, Nelumbo Nucifera Flower Water, Fragrance, Propylene Glycol, Butylene Glycol, 1,2-Hexanediol, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Ceramide, Cetearyl Alcohol, Glycosphingolipids, Stearic Acid, Ocimum Sanctum Leaf Extract, Azadirachta Indica Leaf Extract, Mentha Arvensis Extract, Phenoxyethanol, Bambusa Arundinacea Juice, Pinus Sylvestris Bud Extract, Yeast Extract, Ethylhexylglycerin, Disodium EDTA

My experience:

BANILA CO Dear Hydration Sleeping Mask was a blind buy and I don't regret it. It has been quite tough to find it lately but I hope it will be back in stock soon so I could get the refill jar by the summer. I absolutely fell in love with this product. Since my most favorite night sleeping mask by MF has been discontinued I was on an active hunt for a replacement. After trying out all of the Laneige sleeping packs I was still not sure wether to get the lavender mask from them or not. I took a gamble and decided to try out the BANILA freshly released item and OMG...

 

first of all, many may not like it's scent and texture. I am absolutely in love with both. I love lavender in my night time routine and this baby ticks the box having that wonderful relaxing scent. The texture of the mask is very odd. It is bouncy and granular, like those brain freeze drinks with tons of crushed ice in it. To be honest, it looks like it wasn't mixed well and started separating at some point. You can scoop it with your fingers and it won't melt in your hand until you start spreading it over the face. Container holds 100grams of product in it and comes with a lovely scoop.

 

Mask itself is semi-translucent. Pea size amount is perfect for one application. One thing for sure is that it glides on the skin like a butter. BANILA CO Dear Hydration Sleeping Mask is VERY hydrating with zero finish on my oily skin. Finally no stickiness when coming in contact with the pillow!!! And may I mention that beautiful herbal scent it has...Mmmm.... Beware, the fragrance is added and it is vaguely familiar, almost like relaxing lavender bath oil from Jo Malone. I just can't get enough of it.

 

Final thoughts? Well, it is beautiful as a sleeping mask, and , ta-da-ta-daaa a very much awesome as a daily moisturizer for oily skin in the winter as well. All because it locks in moisture  so well and prevents my skin getting oily during the day. Non-greasy, not sticky, not irritating, smells divine. I got more than I hoped from this product so it is highly recommended to all skin types. Requires SPF application over it. Does not pill as other sleeping masks. Great soothing and skin smoothing over the course of last weeks using it twice daily. I am totally impressed with it!!! And I need more 🙂

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Pros:

+ Alcohol, paraben, sulfate and silicone free formulation
+ Contains ceramide, lecithin, yeast extract, lotus extract and vitamin E
+ Rich bouncy gel texture
+ Economic in use
+ Great price : quality ratio
+ Lovely relaxing scent
+ Extremely hydrating and skin tone evening on my skin
+ Visible skin smoothing, calming and plumping results on my skin
+ Great for all skin types

 

Cons:

— After 5 minutes feels like nothing has been applied on the skin
– Texture feels weird at first but you get used to it
– Somewhat hard to get in EU

 

Where to buy:

❇ NL and BE: Not Available
❇ Internationally: Available at amazon, banila, yesstyle and other online retailers
❇ Price is 20-25€ per 100 ml plastic container with matching spatula

Thank you for reading!

Yours truly, Kati ?