I am a sucker for a good face mask.
There is something so relaxing about applying a mask to one’s face, and like magic once it’s one a person is instantly taken into a spa-like mentality.
I mostly use a face mask before a big event to prep my skin to look flawless under the amount of makeup I pain to wear, to detox my skin about a few breakouts, after a long day, or simply when I’m bored.
So it was impossible for me not to pick up a new mask from my local Walgreens when I passed by the display.
Like most beauty products, not all face masks are made equally, so I really had no idea what I was getting myself into when it came to the products I chose. However, I do remember reading something about the health benefits of rosewater (which I will get into in a minute), so I figured why not give it a try—especially since it was only $2.99.
Called “Rose Water Infused Face Mask,” this product is made by The Crème Shop and comes in a pink and white with flowers packaging—along with some Korean.
The mask is said to be rich with antioxidants and vitamins, reduce inflammation, prevent aging and promote glowing skin.
Following the directions on the packaging I started by washing my face to have clean, dry skin. Since I am pregnant, I am currently using Belli’s cleansing facial wash. After patting dry and giving my skin a few minutes, I opened the package to find that this product is not a cream or liquid that must be self-applied. Instead it’s an actual mask which makes the application process simple as can be.
However, getting the damn thing unwrapped was a slight challenge since the gel-like liquid sticks to the cloth and will get all over your hands.
Once the mask looks like a mask, apply it directly onto the face, lined up with the space for the eyes and mouth. I had to further unwrap the nose part to be fully covered. I also didn’t know which side goes on the bottom, but it appears this doesn’t matter.
The rosewater mask stays true it its claim that it is cooling and soothing. Second upon putting it on my skin felt a nice cooling sensation that doesn’t tingle and already felt zen.
Just keep the mask on to 10 to 15 minutes, and the best part is that you don’t have to rinse it off after. The packaging suggesting leaving as be to allow the skin to absorb the nutrients.
So what is it about that’s so good for the skin anyway?
Rosewater’s antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties hydrates and moisturizes the skin. It reduces redness and its anti-bacteria properties helps get rid of acne. It also helps heal scars that often come with acne, along with treating eczema.
Rosewater aids in the pH balance of the skin, and prevents fine lines and wrinkles while strengthen and regenerating skin cells.
Because of both its anti-inflammatory and cleansing side effects, rosewater can also be great at preventing sunburn when laying out at the beach or for preventing pimples after getting sweaty in the gym.
I have a habit of leaving face masks on for a bit longer, but I really did not want to take this one off. After making sure the nutrients were soaked in there good, I removed the mask to not having my skin be red or irritated.
Instead my face feels so fresh and so clean, clean, but a little wet. After about five minutes, I noticed the product drying up a bit although it still felt like it was continuing to work its magic.
I am happy I decided to do this before bed to let all those nutrients in.
- Easy to apply
- Feels amazing on without burning or tingling
- Truly soothing and cool
- Skin feels clean and softer
- Very wet because there’s lots of product
- Have to have a wet face still after removing
I will say I do wish I purchased more than one of this The Crème Shop face mask, but at least I did buy another type that I will try out in a few days.
This mask is worth a try for sure, but you can also make you own at home with rosewater, rose essential oil, rose pedals and honey.