I have another quick review today as part of the Beauty Directory Expert Panel...the soon-to-be released Sukin Hydrating Facial Masque (Mango and Avocado)! That's a bit of a mouthful, phew!
|Sukin Hydrating Facial Masque|
This hydrating mask sounded quite interesting as I love anything with mango in it. There are also quite a few other lovely ingredients in it, with the main ones listed below:
Mango extract - source of antioxidants such as Vitamins A, B and C, phenolic acids and caratenoids to help protect the skin against skin damage, boost the immune system and be astringent to prevent acne.
Mango butter - softens the skin with its rich content of C18 fatty acids and triglycerides.
Olive oil - moisturising and softening properties due to the high concentration of fatty acids. It's nutritious for the skin, absorbs and penetrates easily and reduces the appearance of scars.
Papaya extract - loaded with vitamins A, B and C, and nutrients like magnesium and potassium to nourish the skin. Papain, an extract within papaya, also possesses anti inflammatory properties to help reduce redness and puffiness.
Pineapple extract - contains Vitamin B to improve the skin barrier function and reduce redness and irritation.
Avocado oil - moisturising and nourishing, it's a rich emollient with superior skin penetration and valuable vitamins, proteins and fatty acids.
Jojoba oil - similar to avocado oil, it is a very moisturising emollient which helps restore the skin's regular pH levels and is excellent at soothing inflamed skin.
Keep reading after the jump!
First up, let's talk packaging. The product is packaged in a simple screw top tub. I like to apply my masks with a clean makeup brush to keep things hygienic; you simply unscrew the top, dip your brush in and stroke it over your damp skin! Voila!
The masque itself is quite interesting, it's smooth and creamy but with quite a light consistency compared to most of the masks I've tried. It also has a slight mango scent to it which I love. I did feel a little tingling after I applied it, so those with sensitive skin might like to keep that in mind. It didn't burn and it did subside after a couple of minutes.
The instruction say to allow the masque to penetrate for about 15 minutes to maximise results. I noticed that it became almost clear once it dried, but it does become cloudy again once you try to rinse it off. It's a little hard to rinse off the skin, so I highly recommend using a washcloth!
What did I think of it? It was quite hydrating and my skin did feel quite moisturised after using this. I think it would be a great idea to do a skin pamper night with an exfoliating/deep treating mask, and then follow up with this for an extra skin boost, before finishing with a light to medium weight moisturiser.
The Sukin Hydrating Facial Masque will be available in late March/early April at Priceline, Chemist Warehouse, selected pharmacies and health food stores, and retail at $15.95. A little goes a long way with this so a standard tub will last quite a good while!
Does this strike your fancy, lovelies? Am I the only one who likes applying masks with a brush?
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