Disappointed: Organic Masks

Natural Beauty Facial Masks-1While skincare is my biggest passion in beauty, and I try to thoroughly research the products before using them, sometimes getting disappointed is unavoidable. Most of the time, these products are not bad products in general, they just don’t meet my expectations, are difficult to use, ineffective or simply unattractive. Although facial treatments rarely disappoint me, this time I have two masks that I want to share about that, unfortunately, did not leave a good impression.

Juice Beauty Stem Cellular Eye Mask-1We hear a lot that our under-eye zone has sensitive skin and should not be neglected. I try to hydrate it daily by using an eye cream, but I thought that some extra TLC would be good for such a delicate area. That’s why I was so excited to try this vegan Juice Beauty Stem Cellular Instant Eye Lift Algae Mask*. The Stem Cellular Mask comes as a kit that contains two separate freeze-dried algae patches and an activator fluid with organic skin firming and moisturizing ingredients. The Mask is easy to use: all you need to do is to apply the activator fluid on the algae masks until fully saturated, then to apply the patches onto the under-eye area and leave for ten minutes. I like that the masks gently stick to the area and won’t fall. However, the activator fluid kept running all over my face. The pieces are very gentle, so they are suitable for all skin types, even the most sensitive.

The Instant Lift Algae Mask promises to instantly reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and puffiness, leaving the eyes brightened and refreshed. Unfortunately, I didn’t see any results. If I am completely honest, it maybe provided a slight glow to my under-eye area, but that’s probably it. I have a few fine lines, but they weren’t reduced. Maybe the effect would be better if used on mature skin with deeper fine lines and wrinkles. So overall, as much as I liked other products from the Stem Cellular range, this Algae Mask isn’t one of my favorites.

It goes for $10/£8 for a single use mask. You can find more Juice Beauty products at Naturisimo.

See the ingredients:

Mask: Algin, Cellulose Gum, Vegetable Glycerin, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Citric Acid, Sorbitol. Vegan.

Activator: Aloe Barbadensis (Organic Aloe Juice)*, Vegetable Glycerin, Leuconostoc/Radish Root Ferment Filtrate, Malus Sylvestris (Apple Buds), Vitis Vinifera (Grape Buds) & Citrus Limonum (Lemon Bark), Xanthan Gum, Sodium Alginate, Vitis Vinifera (Grapeseed Extract), Sodium Hyaluronate (Vegetable Hyaluronic Acid), Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate (Vitamin C), Organic Botanical Extracts of Cucumis Sativus (Organic Cucumber Extract)*, Camellia Sinensis (Organic White Tea Leaf Extract)*, Chamomilla Recutita (Organic Chamomile Extract)*, Lavandula Angustifolia (Organic Lavender Extract)*, Calendula Officinalis (Organic Marigold Flower Extract)*, Arnica Montana (Organic Arnica Flower Extract)* *Certified Organic Ingredients. Vegan.

Yes To Grapefruit Pore Perfection Sheet Mask-1Another disappointment is The Pore Perfection Paper Masks from Yes To Grapefruit range. These are single-use sheet masks made from recyclable paper and soaked with natural ingredients such as probiotics, oat bran extract, aloe vera, and other. The use is simple – just take one sheet mask out of the packaging, place it on a clean, dry face, keep for ten minutes, discard. Sadly, my skin started to itch within a few moments after I put the mask on my skin. The feeling was unbearable, so I had to remove it after one minute and wash my face with water to make the itching stop. Of course, I didn’t expect any results after such a short time; also my face was burning red. It did calm down after an hour or so, but I haven’t tried the mask again after that. Now, while this is only my personal experience, if you have sensitive skin, I advise you to keep this in mind if you decide to try this product yourself.

See the ingredients:

Water (Aqua), Lactobacillus Ferment, Lactobacillus/Arundinaria Gigantea Ferment Filtrate, Glycerin, Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe) Leaf Juice, Isoamyl Cocoate, Avena Sativa (Oat) Bran Extract, Hydrolyzed Jojoba Esters, Xanthan Gum, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Aminopropyl Ascorbyl Phosphate, Tetrasodium Glutamate Diacetate, Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe) Leaf Juice*, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Peel, Rosa Canina Fruit Extract, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Bark/Leaf/Twig Extract, Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Fruit Extract, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Extract, Sodium Hydroxide, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate, Potassium Sorbate, Polysorbate 20, Fragrance (Parfum). *Certified Organic Ingredients.

Yes to Grapefruit Pore Perfection Paper Masks come in a pack of five single-use sheet masks for $15.99/£12 (I haven’t seen them sold separately) and are available at Target, Walmart, etc.

Have you tried any of these masks? Did you have good results?

Inga | Organic Beauty Blogger
Inga | Organic Beauty Blogger

I’m Inga, the creator of this online place called Organic Beauty Blogger. Since 2013, I’ve been on a mission to redefine beauty by sharing my insights into the world of green beauty.

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7 years ago

The “Yes to” brand masks also irritated my skin as well. Still searching for something better.

Inga | Organic Beauty Blogger
Reply to  KarmaBum

Which ones have you tried? I have only tried the Pore Perfection and was thinking of trying other masks from this brand

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