Thursday, September 23, 2010

Mask your disappointment

Currently listening to: Just Say Yes by Snow Patrol (I'm obsessed by this song)

Good morning girls,

I start work a bit later today so I thought I'd write a quick post.

As I told you the other day, I decided it was about time I tried a Neutrogena Hydro-Boost Mask that I was given a while ago.

Neutrogena advertises "smart-fit fabric for immediate hydration" and "increased Hydro-Boost essence deeply penetrates for supply, glowing skin".

The directions for use were quite simple: "Use after cleansing. Open pack, take out the mask and unfold. Press lightly with fingertips to set in place over face. Relax and feel the Hydro-Boost essence infuse into your skin. Remove the mask after 15 minutes. Discard mask after use."

Here's what I found when I opened the pack:

Not really what I was expecting!
Anyway, I gave it a try and pressed it into my face but it didn't fit very well. However, I stuck with it for the required 15 minutes. It didn't feel unpleasant when it was on, I could feel the liquid and felt it going into my skin. The scent wasn't anything special, similar to skin products aimed at teenagers. However, once I removed the mask I didn't know what to do. My hands felt sticky from handling the mask and my face was still covered in the "Hydro-Boost essence" yet I wasn't sure if I was supposed to cleanse my face again or just pat it dry.
This really wasn't as fun an experience as I had expected. I have a few more sachets of these so I guess I'll use them up and see if I experience any benefit. I can't say I feel or see any benefit from this one. After I use my other sachets I definitely want to try a different type of face mask, the type you actually have to wash off.

Is this type of mask something you've tried before? If so, how did you get on?
Bye for now,


  1. Oh no! The mask looked so promising! This is good to know, because I was actually going to try it. Thanks for sharing!

  2. I've used these kind of masks from other brands. I don't think they're as good as normal masks. None of them fitted my face properly, so it didn't feel like my whole face was getting worked. I normally rub in any excess liquid after taking off the mask, then wash it off. x

  3. That's one funny looking mask.

    Sorry about the experience with it, thanks for sharing!

    ***** Marie *****

  4. The moon will probably still be quite big these few days I reckon. Last night was quite cloudy though so when I looked out last night it was bright but blurry like I wasn't wearign my glasses, hehe. Plus there's a huge tree outside my window so branches were obscurring my view :(
    Not been to HK for four years. A colleague was so sweet and lent me her New York guide book but I guess I shall return it to her tomorrow (she doesn't work on Thursdays). Maybe next time

  5. the mask looks really funny! it makes me laugh. but sorry about how it turned out. thanks for the heads up on this one! :)

    <3, Mimi

  6. Always glad to share my experiences girls :-)

    I wouldn't say it was worth trying one of these, Girlie Blog.

    Glad it wasn't just me who didn't get on with this kind of mask Olivia :-)

    You're right Marie and Mimi, it is one funny-looking mask! Although it isn't the best photo admittedly...

    I did notice how bright the moon was on Thursday Amy :-)

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