Today’s review is about the Sisley Gel Express aux Fleurs mask. This mask is  my least favorite from all of the masks I’ve tried so far from this brand.  Unfortunately it doesn’t do much on my skin in terms of hydration and removing signs of fatigue. The only reason I still use it is because it is quite good at evening my skin tone for those days when I am absolutely not in the mood for wearing makeup.

Claims from the manufacturer:

❇ BENEFITS
Express Flower Gel is a very fresh, moisturizing, and toning cream-gel mask specifically designed for dehydrated, lifeless, or tired-looking skin. Through its exceptional concentration of moisturizing active ingredients (Lily and Iris extracts), it regenerates (Sesame extract), hydrates, tones, removes traces of fatigue and stress, smoothes features, and evens the complexion in just 3 minutes.
❇ RESULTS
Skin is left toned and hydrated and features are smoothed. Signs of fatigue and stress fade away and skin is left looking magnificent.

Directions from the manufacturer:

Two to three times a week, apply to clean, dry skin on the face and neck, including the eye contour. Allow to remain on the skin for 3 minutes, then wipe away the excess. It is not necessary to rinse. This gel is ideal for restoring skin for a well-rested appearance before an evening out.

Ingredients:

Active ingredients (listed on the manufacturer’s website):
❇ White Lily: hydrates, softens
❇ Sesame: hydrates, protects, and regenerates
❇ Rose: Freshens, softens, astringent
❇ Iris: softens, tones

Full list of ingredients (not listed on the manufacturer’s website):
Water, Rosa Centifolia (Cabbage Rose) Water, Dimethicone, Iris Florentina Root Extract, Sorbitol, LiliumCandidum Flower Extract, Peg-40, Hydrogenated Castor Oil, SesamumIndicum (Sesame) Seed Oil, Butylene Glycol, Triethanolamine, Carbomer, Phenoxyethanol, Acrylates/ C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate, Crosspolymer, Octoxynol-13, Sodium Methylparaben, Propylene Glycol, ChlorhexidineDigluconate, Methylparaben, Butylparaben, Ethylparaben, Propylparaben, Geraniol, Citronellol.

My experience:

I bought this mask from the parfumswinkel.nl. Prior to buying it I tested it out in the store and was hoping that this mask will deliver as good results as the Black Rose Cream Mask.

The Express Flower Gel Hydrating Mask comes in a nice pale blue semi-transparent tube with a plastic seal. With help of the cap you can easily remove it and get to the product itself. Cream-gel is whitish in color and looks quite thick. Once you start spreading it out it turns into more gel like consistency and gives off light fragrance that disappears in seconds.

I tried using it for advised 3 minutes and didn’t like the fact that within that time it does absolutely nothing to my skin. The only thing I am left with is a sticky finish. Wiping it off with simple tissue won’t do. I have to use my toner to fully get rid off the tacky residue.

After trying it out in the different ways I do think that the best results on me are achieved when I leave it overnight just like with a regular sleeping mask. In the morning I rinse of my face and it looks more glowing and semi-hydrated.  I do have a big downside to report! It is packed with comedogenic ingredients that occasionally break me out when my skin is more sensitive than usual. Would I buy it again? Definitely not! I would rather splurge a bit more and get the Black Rose mask instead.

Pros:
+ Sulfate and alcohol free
+ Best suitable for normal or dry skin types
+ Light fresh fragrance
+ Light hydration effects on my skin
+ Evens the skin tone

Cons:
– Contains parabens and silicones
– Contains 5 comedogenic ingredients
– Not suitable for acne prone skin
– Overpriced for what it does
– Leaves a tacky film on the skin
– Sometimes it breaks me out

Where to buy:
❇ NL and BE: ICI PARIS XL and  Douglas shops
❇ Internationally: Available at sisley, amazon and many other webshops
❇ Price is +/- 95€ per 60ml tube

Thank you for reading!

Yours truly, Kati ?