I’ve never done one of these SMACK-DOWN kinda’ posts. I like them! You get a feeling of what a product is like and a comparison of a few similar ones. What’s not to love?
Today I’m doing a Moisturising Mask Smack-Down! I’ve got four to compare for you, and I’m going to tell you my honest opinion about each one. A little different from other smack-down posts you’ve read…I hope.
No like seriously, my HONEST opinion. Like what I actually wrote down whilst testing. TRACY UNPLUGGED. And like it or not, it’s what happens in my mind when I test stuff…be prepared… OH and I’m going to do this Moisturising Mask Smack-Down in order of LEAST favourite to MOST favourite. Because again, that’s how my mind works.
The inner machinations of my mind are an enigma.
Last place and least liked first, just to be clear:
1. Glam Glow ThirstyMud Hydrating Treatment:
“I got this cute little mini GlamGlow Thirsty Mud jar in California in the beginning of January. I was REALLY excited as I really wanted to try this for ages. BUT. It’s thick. GOOPY. And tough to smooth on my face. AND it smells like PLAY DOUGH. NO LIKEY, even though I have extensive experience in making play dough worms and sculptures. Marky loved the stuff as a kid and we played with it a lot. And… she ate a lot of it. I am not her. I did not eat any play dough. The smell is UGGGGGGH to me. And my skin? Doesn’t feel any softer or more moisturized after. BOO. Glad I didn’t spring for a full-size that’s for sure.”
2. La Roche-Posay Hydraphase Intense Masque(still love that French spelling of MASK, so extra marks for that):
“It’s pale blue in colour, which is cool. Which makes you think that it’s hydrating because blue is the universal colour of HYDRATION, right? But it doesn’t smell like water. It STINKS like herbs? And not in a good way herbal? Medicinal HERBS. Almost dentist office smell. I hate that smell. I hate the dentist. This also feels heavy and a bit greasy on my face. It does hydrate, but UGGGH… the smell…it’s not good…pity. I might pass this on to my dentist because I think she’s the only one who’d like the smell.”
3. Clarins Hydra-Quench Cream-Mask
“Ok, I thought that last one was heavy, but this? REALLY is heavy. And WOWZA it smells. Better than that La Roche-Posay one that’s for sure. But it smells like walking through a flower garden, YET someone is also chasing me and spritzing perfume at me and interrupting the good sniffs of all the gorgeous flowers around me. GET LOST YA SPRITZER. Like what is that smell? Dior? Gucci? Prada? But wait…isn’t this supposed to be plant based? Why all the fake perfume? Eh, could be to hide the plant smells…but Clarins DUDES…I say embrace the plant if that’s what you really are. FEEL THE PLANT. BE THE PLANT. Also, this broke me out the next day. AND ON MY NECK TOO. That’s just not cool Clarins. Neck zits are like WHY and get an automatic SKINCARE BANISHMENT. WHY WHYYYYYYY…I thought we were friends Clarins? NOPE, not this stuff at least. It’s way too rich for my skin. But, this mask is probably meant for REALLY dry skins and would work well for that skin type. Will have to find a dry skin friend that would appreciate it and pass it to them. “
#4. Avene Soothing Moisture Mask- THE WINNER HANDS DOWN
Hey!! No smell! That’s weird, because all of these moisturizing masks have really stunk so far. And most people with sensitive, dry or dehydrated skin can’t tolerate smells, right? YAY! This is GENIUS. It’s nice! Not too heavy, and feels good going on. It makes my skin soft, smooth and better than before using it. It even reduces the redness in my cheeks! And no break outs. Simple! Yet it WORKS. LOVE. LOVE.“
Avene Soothing Moisture Mask is my FAVOURITE of all of these lovely brands. Seriously, none of these brands are bad…but the Avene Soothing Moisture Mask? Is what my sensitive, dehydrated skin truly responds to and loves. Not gonna waste my money on any other so-called moisturizing masks that stink of god knows WHAT. Avene Soothing Moisture Mask is now my go to moisturizing mask and I use it ALL the time. Especially since I’ve been going to the gym and showering every day. I use this pretty much after every shower and my face is happy!
What’s your favourite moisturizing mask?
*some of these products were sent by PR to test, but PFFFT. You know that doesn’t affect my brain what-so-ever. Honestly, anybody that still sends me stuff you have to give kudos to…it’s like throwing your product in the Tracy Lion Den. ROAAAAAARRRRRRR.