Experimenting with Honey #facemaskfriday 

Guess what I found-more face goops. No one is shocked. You may be asking yourself, “Will she ever tire of rubbing crap on her face?” The answer to that question is never. I do not tire of tacos, cats, and facemasks (also Harry Potter). Given all the endless marketing scams for skin care products, and the fact that I order enough from Sephora to keep getting samples, I can maintain this face mask Friday train rolling for many weeks. I am always in search of the ultimate mask combo (my holy grail is still Glam Glow). The hunt continues for the ultimate moisture mask with this greasy mess. Stay tuned next week for my serial killer skin care routine next week! Queue Greased Lightening and the hair gel.

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My benchmark for any moisture mask (which is what this mask claims to do) is how well it performs after I intensely exfoliate. The key to sloughing off your dead skin cells is to make sure you moisturize like hell afterwards. I have fallen in love with the Fresh Rose Mask, and I am looking for a more affordable alternative. The rose mask runs $62 for 3.4oz. This mask from Farmacy runs us $56 for 4.1oz. That isn’t cheap, but it is cheaper right? This range’s tagline is, “Farmer cultivated, Scientist Activated.” I feel like that is the biggest no kidding tagline ever. Their products tend to give a “natural vibe.” I got a set of their hydrating coconut brightening masks in a boxy charm box a few months ago. I really loved them. It is the only brightening product that made me have that instant gratification effect. It is supposed to have purple broccoli as an active ingredient. I don’t know why the hell green broccoli was not good enough for them, but it works so I won’t question their choices. The honey potion mask we are trying today is supposed to, and I quote from Sephora:

Featuring an intensely moisturizing combination of honey (a natural humectant used since ancient times), propolis (found in beehives), and amino acid-rich royal jelly, this mask enhances the skin for a younger appearance. A unique, patent-protected variant of echinacea purpurea, GreenEnvy™ contains the highest known concentration of the phytochemical cichoric acid—a potent, natural antioxidant that enhances the hydrating and purifying benefits of honey. The balm gently warms and transforms into a rich cream as it’s massaged into the skin for an indulgent experience:(sephora.com).

If you were to tell me that all made perfect sense to you, I would call you a liar. Let’s keep it real here, most of that was advertising garbage. What we can take from this is that is uses honey to help restore moisture to your skin. Honey has been used in beauty rituals for a really long time. I am not googling the exact time frame for you, but it does have many a proven benefit. I, however, am only here to review this mask, not lecture you on ancient beauty rituals. I will admit, I didn’t exactly “massage” this mask into my skin per say (which is what the directions said to do, which I would have known had I read them). I kinda just brushed in on and let it sit for 20 minutes or so (that’s exactly what I did). It felt like I slapped petroleum jelly all over my visage and let it stew. I suppose the more accurate description would be that it feel like rubbing a honey/vaseline mixture on my face. I can now confirm that it is not a feeling I find relaxing. Smell wise, the scent was really non-existent, or it was faint enough I didn’t even note its presence. I don’t like my face to smell like my skin care all day, therfore, this is a bonus.

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I was alarmed by the warming feeling. It isn’t a tingle like many masks, it just gently warms your face. It is surprisingly nice given that you otherwise lean towards the covered in bacon grease thing without the added benefit of bacon. I really need to check products for the whole warming  property beforehand, because this is not the first time I thought I was having a reaction to a product. Consider yourself warned. It is easy enough to wash off, something important to me when I am testing a mask. Not only am I chronically lazy, but I don’t want to disturb my already over sensitive skin. I do feel like my skin was dewy and sticky after use, which was alright as I was not going to be putting on foundation. In fairness, the redness from my glamglow mask was gone when I washed this off. I left the residue on my skin for a few hours, but I did end up washing my face right before bed. Even still, I did have a few tiny white heads the next day. Over all I would probably not spend $56 for this mess. I have combination skin, so I think maybe this mask was a bit too oily for my body. I think if you had real trouble with dryness, this would be the mask for you. As always, I will leave you with a beautiful picture of my face covered in what could be vaseline. You wouldn’t even be able to tell a difference between that and this mask.

20161018_171207Thanks for reading! Check out my Halloween post–Killer Face Mask. I truly have make skin care scary AF. See you soon!

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