I’ve wanted to try a SK-II Facial Treatment Mask for a while but I was put off by the price. It is $90 for six individually packaged masks (which sounds like a lot of money to me). I did tons of online research and I only found rave reviews about this product. Everyone loves it! Finally, during Want It Wednesday of last week I bit the bullet. My face has been SUPER DRY due to this Winter weather and the heat in my office blasting. I decided to break one out last Saturday in preparation for date night with the hubby. Basically, this is a thick paper mask that is coated in a gel-like liquid. You unpeel it and put it on your face. Here are some questions I had and the answers to them:
– Why aren’t the instructions on the box or the packaging?
Answer: I don’t know and I was annoyed by this. I was all set up in the bathroom, ready to apply the mask and I had to get my iPad and Google the instructions. I wound up finding the information on their website but I was irritated that I had to do that research. Once I found them though, the instructions were pretty much self-explanatory. Unpeel it and put it on your face for about twenty minutes. Afterwards, peel off the mask and wipe off any excess liquid. Do not rinse.
– How do I use it? Do I need to lay down? Will it slide off my face onto the floor?
Answer: You dont need to lay down. The gel will help it stay on your face. (I would not recommend doing Zumba while using it but if you watch TV sitting up you should be fine.)
– How long do I leave it on and when should I use it?
Answer: I left mine on for about a half hour. Another tip is to use this when your husband/child are not home. Mine were playing Fibber in the living room and when I went downstairs they chased me through the house while trying to snap pictures of me in my Silence of the Lambs mask.
– Was it worth it?
Answer: I would have to say yes. I think it made a tremendous difference in my skin. Prior to using this, my face was flaky (especially around my nose) and afterwards my skin was soft and smooth. It stayed that way for about two days and made applying makeup much easier.
The only downside was the price but in my online research I found other bloggers that re-used their masks. So, I followed their example and got another use out of it! When I put the mask on I saved the packaging and the extra liquid inside. Then, when I was done with the treatment, I re-folded the mask, carefully put it back in the package with the residual liquid and taped it shut. I stored it in my fridge until I was ready to use it again (two days later). I added a tiny bit of water at that time and and squished it around. I applied it the same as I had the first time and it worked just as well. Now, I thought $90 for six masks was expensive but I can deal with $90 for twelve uses! I will definitely use the SK-II Facial Treatment Mask again and highly recommend it.