I got the BIO-CELL Firming Face Mask by The Face Shop as a part of a monthly sheet mask subscription. Here is what I think of it.

Claims from the manufacturer:

❇ This firming mask features a naturally adhesive bio-cellulose sheet and a Collagen serum.
❇ It restores elasticity and firmness to give you baby-like skin.
❇ Dermatologist Tested / Formulated without added parabens.

Application directions from the manufacturer:

1. Cleanse and tone face. Remove mask from package and unfold.
2. Peel off protective sheet on one side of mask.
3. Place mask on face with the other protective sheet on the outside.
4. Remove remaining protective sheet.
5. Remove mask after 10 to 20 minutes and gently pat to promote absorption of remaining serum.

Ingredients:

Water, Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, Alcohol Denat., Glycereth-26, 1,2-Hexanediol, Panthenol, Hydrolyzed Collagen, Desamido Collagen, Proline, Hydroxyproline, Glycine, Cholesterol, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Sodium Hyaluronate, Citrus Paradisi (Grapefruit) Fruit Extract, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Phenyl Trimethicone, Allantoin, Ethylhexylglycerin, Xanthan Gum, Carbomer, PEG-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Potassium Hydroxide, Disodium EDTA, Fragrance

My experience:

The BIO-CELL Firming Face mask is contained between 2 protective sheets, blue and white. I first removed the harder white layer and applied mask onto my clean face. Afterwards I removed the blue protective sheet and smoothed the cellulose sheet over my face so that there are no bubbles left in between. It took me about two minutes to finish the application process which is quite a lot of time for me.

The bio cellulose sheet is very thin and translucent. It is lightly scented and to my nose it smelled like lavender and citrus. The smell was quite calming and it was present the whole time while I was wearing the mask. I kept it on for about 20-25 minutes and then peeled it off my face. With these type of masks the longer you wear them, the better they adhere. I managed to do some laundry and dishes while it stayed on my face without moving around.

After removing the sheet my skin looked radiant! there were no traces of the thin wrinkles around my eyes and at my laugh lines. My 2 main wrinkles on the forehead were much less noticeable. The effect at my laugh line area lasted for the entire day. Very impressive for a person who smiles as much as I do. Besides the major difference in my wrinkles appearance I have noticed that my skin felt hydrated and well nourished.  It definitely felt rejuvenated and I even got a compliment from my husband that I looked different. Good different ?

My final verdict? I want more of these masks in my arsenal! The BIO-CELL Firming Face Mask by The Face Shop did much more than I expected and it instantly became one of my  favorites. I will be trying to get my hands on more of the BIO-CELL sheet masks from this line to test them out and I will definitely let you know about them once I get them.

Pros:
+ Paraben and sulfate free
+ Excellent fit and adherence to the face
+ Excellent moisturizing and skin firming results after 1 use
+ Great at evening out my face wrinkles
+ Light lavender-citrucy fragrance
+ Zero stickiness, perfect base for the make-up

Cons:
– Contains alcohol and fragrance
– Not so suitable for dry and sensitive skin types
– In general biocellulose masks are more difficult to apply than any others
– Impossible to find in NL webshops

Where to buy:
❇ NL and BE: not available in online shops
❇ Internationally: Available at amazon, ebayroseroseshop, thefaceshop,
❇ Price is +/- 4€

Thank you for reading!

Yours truly, Kati ?

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