As usual, I’ve cleansed and toned my skin before masking. Read about how I prep my skin for masking here. On top of the usual dryness, my skin is experiencing some redness on the cheeks and eyelid.
Hydrogel masks are becoming more and more popular due to its ability to adhere snugly to to the skin. This has the exact same opaque hydrogel material with front back coverings as the moisturizing version which I did a full review and demo of. Please read the instructions on the back of the packaging and peel one layer off first, lay the gel side on your face, then peel the outer layer off. The mask sticks to my face contours very well and feels so luxurious. It also has a slight scent which lingered while the mask is on my face.
This did not irritate my skin at all and I had it on for about 20 minutes. Please do not leave this one for more than that, I noticed that the edges of the mask are becoming dry and crusty the longer I leave it on. This downside is that the mask will absorb moisture from the skin instead of delivering it. Which defeats the purpose of masking.
Just like the moisturizing version, there is no drastic visible changes to my skin but it no longer felt dry and itchy. The redness has also been reduced slightly and my skin looks brighter and healthier with a slight sheen to it. It gave my skin a very slight amount of hydration, which my skin absorbed after an hour in and became dry again. Here is a side by side of the before and after for comparison.
I like the immediate effect this gave my skin but I think $6 is too expensive for a moisturizing mask that doesn’t give a long-lasting effect. I’ve tried other moisturizing masks that performed better and cost less, so I will not be repurchasing this. Check out more Leaders reviews here.