So today this happened!

No it is not baby food nor cereal that my daughter was throwing at me 🙂 Couple of days ago I’ve picked up a new  “gold” face mask (like I don’t have enough). Being all curious about it I’ve immediately decided to try it out and report back to you. What do I think of it after one use? It is pretty decent exfoliant! Yes, you heard me correctly. I will explain later. First of all let’s talk about the usual stuff.

Packaging:
Golden foil ziplock bag with 141,7 grams of powder in it.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Substance inside:
Grainy dry powder without scent. Has light pinky-yellowy hint to it.
Seriously, I was searching for gold speckles or at least glitter, to my disappointment none was found.

Claims:
Couldn’t find any on the package, neither online.

Application directions:
Pour 1/2 tablespoon of powder into your hand. Add water and mix until powder becomes a paste. Apply on face and leave on for up to 5 minutes. Rinse thoroughly with water. Remember to spot treat first before applying to the entire face.

Ingredients:
oryza sativa(rice) powder, zea mays(corn) kernel meal, zea mays(corn) starch, sodium bicarbonate, kaolinite(rose clay), gold, cocos nucifera(coconut oil), parfum.(Thumbs up for almost all natural ingredients!)

My experience:
After NOT following the instructions to the letter (yeah I know I’m a rebel, I’ve mixed it in tiny bowl and applied it with the masking brush) I kept it on for 5 minutes. Mask remained the consistency of smashed rice pudding on my face till the very end of that time, not drying my skin out. So at this point I thought why not and scrubbed my face with it a bit. The result was impressive. After I’ve rinsed it off my skin was left smooth and squeaky clean. It was seriously as squeaky as it could get. I presume all the goodie ingredients have stripped the skin oil which is not a bad thing if you have a face that looks like a grease-ball by the end of the day. I think I will give it a go in the morning hours to prep my skin for make-up.

For the time being I applied my night-time skincare and headed off to bed. Upon waking up my skin was still smooth and had no breakouts. It wasn’t irritated either as it often happens once I do any abrasive scrubbing the day before. I’m positively intrigued and will continue experimenting with it.

Pros:
+ Multiple use product. I can easily get 15-20 mask out of a bag
+ Nicely packaged. I like that it is sealable so that all the germs stay out of it
+ Relatively low price for the quantity of product
+ Excellent exfoliator
+ Superb at removing the sebum and oil
+ Nearly all ingredients are of natural origin

Cons:
– Lack of information on the manufacturer’s website
– Absence of claims on the packaging. How else are we supposed to know what it is supposed to do to our faces?

Where to buy:
❇ NL: Tkmaxx stores
❇ Internationally: homeandbodyco.com
❇ Price: 5,99 -11€ depending on where you purchase it

Thank you for reading!

Yours truly, Kati 🙂

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