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Tuesday, June 28, 2011

THE FACE SHOP: Volcanic Ash Self-Heating Mask

I was at one of the Asian malls the other day and I was pretty excited when noticed a new shop: The Face Shop!
My friend usually gets me stuff from this store whenever she goes back to Korea and so it was nice that there's a store here (I won't have to bug my friend anymore hehe).

One of the items I bought was their Volcanic Ash Self-Heating Mask from the Nature's Gifts line:
Front

Back/Description and Instructions
The mask looked really dark just by looking at it from the tube:

But it is not really very black like some of the other volcanic masks (MAC Volcanic Ash Thermal Mask):
Thick clear gel with what I assume are volcanic ash particles/bits
Bonus pic of me with mask on :P
See what I mean? The mask is more on the clear side.

PROS:
-Self-heating:
I definitely feel the thermal heat effects once the gel is rubbed onto my face. I like it because it feels pretty relaxing.

-Gives squeaky-clean feel:
The gel feels quite thick and so I was afraid that it won't give my skin a squeaky-clean feel after I had washed it off but it actually feels really clean and smooth.

-Good for oil-control:
My skin type is combination but it is more on the oily side during summer and so this is why I chose to try this since it claims to absorb excess oils while exfoliating the skin.

-Good scrub:
The volcanic ash particles are a good scrub! :p Makes the mask have a bit of a nice texture as well.

-Volcanic ash has benefits:
Volcanic ash is supposed to absorb toxins and strip impurities from the skin. I heard that it reduces skin inflammation.

CONS:


-Might not be too good for people with sensitive or dry skin.
The thermal effect might be bothersome to some. The volcanic ash particles might feel a little too rough.

-Length of time you have to leave mask on:
The instructions say to leave the mask on for about 10-15 minutes.
Not for people who don't have a lot of time? :P


Disclaimer:
This is not sponsored.
I bought this product.
This is my honest opinion and review from my own personal experience.

9 comments:

Nic Nic said...

this sounds amazing! I would totally use this on my clogged t-zones (although it's much better now) you look really cute with the mask on!

aMz88 said...

Sounds Good :D i want to try this one out ^^ i have same skin type as u do huhu..
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Mai Linh said...

haha sounds good! :)

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Pop Champagne said...

I've heard that volcanic ash is suppose to be super good for your skin too, I'd love to try this product!

Hello Naka said...

i love self heating masks they always seem to make my face seem alot cleaner :p althought i have tried on that gave me a rash so I understand what you mean it might not be for people with sensitive skin :p

Anonymous said...

how often would you say you should use it?

*~kAy~* said...

@Anonymous:
I've been using it at least once a week lately, sometimes twice/week.
The sales-person at the store recommended to use it only once a week though, fyi. :)

ELLE said...

I want to try that!