My skin is feeling dry and slightly congested today. I’m sporting some deep set whiteheads along my chin and on the right side of my mouth. I’ve cleansed my skin. Find out how I normally prep my skin for masking.
Step 1: Detox Bubbling Mask aims to cleanse and detoxify the skin with natural ingredients. With small carbonated bubbles, it stimulates and cleanses skin by removing all traces of oil, sebum, and dead skin.
Out of the packet, I caught a strong floral fragrance. I was surprised to find a sheet mask instead of a gel. This makes the application very convenient! The mask sheet material felt very soft and plush. It did not come with a backing. It was drenched in gel essence, which began to show tiny bubbles while I was unfolding it. The essence felt very soapy and slippery.
After 1 min of step 2 bubbling mask
After 2 mins of step 2 bubbling mask
After 3 mins of step 2 bubbling mask
Fit was great! I wish the eye holes were larger because I don’t think the delicate skin around my eyes requires detoxing. Adherence was great too as long as I stayed still!
There were no bubbling sounds nor tingling sensation whilst I had this on. I was expecting a full face of foam (aka cloud face) after the stipulated wait time of 3 mins. However, I was disappointed to see only a meager amount of bubbles despite giving it a gentle rub.
This was how much bubbles I collected by swiping one side of my cheek.
I decided not to wait anymore for fear of irritating my skin. I do have sensitive skin after all. There were lots of soapy gel essence left on my skin.
It took alot of rinsing and splashing to get the soapy essence completely off. My skin felt squeaky clean but also tight and dry after drying off. At this point i noticed my pores looking cleaner and smaller, especially the large pores on my nose. Skin tone also looked a shade lighter.
Step 2: This microfiber mask aims to feed the skin with various nutrients, hydrolyzed collagen, and plant-based stem cells to give skin a healthier, younger looking glow.
Out of the packet, I caught a different strong floral fragrance. The microfiber sheets felt thin, soft, and smooth. It was drenched in clear gel essence and did not come with a backing.
Fit was great! It was a big enough sheet to cover my entire face and the holes were perfectly lined up with my features as well. As with all microfiber masks, adherence was amazing.
I took the mask off after 30 mins, it was still damp.
After patting in the remaining essence, the finish was dewy and felt tacky. This did not last long though, the tackiness went away in about 15 mins but my skin looked gave off a dewy glow. Hydration was above average, I suspect this was due to me applying the mask straight to my clean face, skipping my usual toner step. My skin felt plump and looked smooth. My pores looked the same as after step 1, clean and small. However, I did not notice any calming effect. Also, my dehydrated skin type requires a moisturizer for additional hydration and to seal everything in.
Below is a side by side comparison of the before and after pictures.
I think this is a nifty set for travelling, but the strong fragrances from both steps eventually gave me a headache. Aside from hydration, the other effects were meh. Though I think this would work better on oily skin types. This is still a pretty good mask since its gentle and uses natural ingredients. Check out more Double Dare reviews here.