Dot & Key Vitamin C Concentrate Glow Reviving Serum Review Phots Price

Vitamin C has become an integral part of my skincare regime and I have been using one for the past 2 years. Recently I got a chance to test out Dot & Key Vitamin C Concentrate Glow Reviving Serum. I am going to share my experience with you all today.Dot & Key Vitamin C Concentrate Glow Reviving Serum Review Phots Price

According to the brand –

A concoction of potent ingredients, this vitamin C serum boosts collagen production, accelerates repair and smoothens expression lines.  With stable Vitamin C in a weightless, quick absorbing, water base formula, this serum actively illuminates the complexion, and eliminates dullness and dark spots by neutralizing free radicals. Infused with moisture magnet hyaluronic acid, this vitamin C serum for face provides intense hydration restoring skin’s plumpness. It contains no nasty chemicals, and is completely safe and gentle on skin. The result? A noticeably brighter, more radiant complexion, with signs of ageing and photo damage minimised. Add it to your beauty routine to make skin less fatigued and more luminous.Dot & Key Vitamin C Concentrate Glow Reviving Serum Review Phots Price _1

Dot & Key Vitamin C Concentrate Glow Reviving Serum Review

The serum comes in yellow plastic bottle with dropper. I love serums with droppers as you can control the amount you dispense each time. The serum is clear and quite thin in consistency. It smells nice and mild.

The serum has a water like formula that absorbs into the skin immediately leaving no sticks residue behind. I have used it continuously for two months and loved the brightening effect it leaves. Vitamin C is derived from kakadu plum with 12% concentration.

I used it everyday in the morning. Vitamin C is great for people who want brighter & glowing complexion. With regular use it also fades marks and blemishes. Vitamin C is also great for reducing lines and wrinkles. Dot & Key Vitamin C Concentrate has hyaluronic acid as well which is one of the most popular humectants and retains moisture in the skin.

My skin is quite dry and prone to dullness, Dot & Key Vitamin C Concentrate has kept it looking glowing and smooth. I had a few acne marks left on the sides of my cheeks and they have faded to a great extent. The key is to use it regularly without fail. This one bottle lasted me 2 months.

This is a vegan formula and free from parabens, sulphates, phthalates and other skin nasties.

Dot & Key Vitamin C Concentrate is priced at Rs 975, available online HERE 

bareMinerals Bounce & Blur Collection

[productsamples/affiliate] Ever since bareMinerals dropped their main sell as pots of dust, they’ve gone from strength to strength. This collection is gorgeous – innovative in colour and texture and actually does fulfil the ‘blur’ brief with eye shades that look diffused from the moment you put them on, which I don’t think I’ve seen before.

bareMinerals Bounce & Blur Collection

There are two palettes – Dawn (front) and Dusk (back). They don’t look too far apart, shade wise, in the pan, but Dawn is softer in colour selection than Dusk and they swatch completely differently.

bareMinerals Bounce & Blur Collection

You’ll see in the swatches what I mean by a ‘diffused’ look – a kind of soft and smoky finish that I was surprised that they achieved. I think Dawn does it best. The first palette is Dawn and colours are (from bottom to top) : Starry Sky (iridescent twinkly), Hazy Taupe (twinkly), Misty Morning (twinkly), Pink Cloud (matte sheen) and Stormy Sky (sort of matte-metallic). Dusk starts with Purple Twilight (matte sheen), Harvest Moon (matte sheen), Crimson Sunset (metallic), Sepia Sky (metallic) and Evening Star (metallic).

bareMinerals Bounce & Blur Collection

This is Dawn – you can see the shades look slightly blurry which I absolutely love.

bareMinerals Bounce & Blur Collection

The blur effect isn’t quite as apparent in Dusk but there are some strong shades in the mix for deep toned lids.

bareMinerals Bounce & Blur Collection

So, with the eyes, we’ve taken care of the ‘blur’ part of this collection. The ‘bounce’ part comes with four blush shades in a bouncy formula (which means that if you poke it, it feels soft and gel-like rather than hard and powder-like). The down side to this is that they feel a little oily which isn’t a problem personally because it makes the diffusion fantastic, but may not suit some. At a stretch, you might say that there is a blur effect, but I think it’s more that despite the intense looking colours, they go on as a fine wash of colour. I’m wearing Blurred Buff at the moment and it’s warmed up my tone without looking weird – it really looks quite natural.

bareMinerals Bounce & Blur Collection

I thought I was more excited about the palettes, but as I’ve been writing this and re-swatching as I go along, I think the blush has taken the edge. The first one is Coral Cloud, next is Pink Sky, then Mauve Sunrise followed by Blurred Buff. They look sparkly in the pot but I can’t really pick it up once it’s on the skin.

bareMinerals Bounce & Blur Collection

In the swatch bottom to top, it’s Coral Cloud, Pink Sky, Mauve Sunrise and Blurred Buff. I’m linking you to Escentual who have this collection cheaper than elsewhere – the palettes are £22.10 (instead of £26) HERE and the blushes are £19.55 (instead of £23) HERE.  Non affiliate is HERE. 

 

*all products are sent to me as samples from brands and agencies unless otherwise stated. Affiliate links may be used. Posts are not affiliate driven.

Breast Cancer Awareness Month & Estee Lauder Companies

Sometimes, it’s far more about what goes on behind the scenes than the things that you can readily see. I know that many beauty lovers have come to feel cynical about BCA month and the number of brands that jump on the bandwagon as a marketing exercise. This isn’t something that can be levelled at ELC who are more pro-active than most when it comes to putting actions beside their words. Commissioning a survey (of 2017 UK women aged 18+ representative for age, social grade and region) to discover new facts about breast cancer, their key findings are that

*One in five women have never checked their breasts for signs of cancer;

*Over a third don’t know what to look for when checking their breasts;

*One in seven have never seen or been shown how to check their breasts for signs of cancer.

The very clear implication of these findings (more coming) is that despite the fact that it feels as though all women are educated on breast cancer, they’re not. A huge tranch has somehow been missed which is beyond troubling as the sooner breast cancer is identified, the better the outcome. Some other findings to consider are:

*One in seven women under 40 have never seen or been shown how to check their breasts;

*Women are more likely to have been to the dentist in the past six months than checked themselves for signs of cancer;

*14% of women say they have never checked because they’re scared to do so.

It’s kind of shocking, isn’t it? But, knowledge is everything, so on the back of the survey findings, ELC UK & Ireland are distributing over 650,000 self-check leaflets on over 1,750 beauty counters (and on-line stores) across the country. Of course, all the ELC brands have their special products that donate money to BCA charities (in fact ELC, as a whole, has contributed $79 million in total over the years to support research, education and medical services, with the UK & Ireland funding nearly $13 million of research grants) but the products are the front facing aspect of the work behind closed doors. The Estee Lauder Companies UK & Ireland hashtag for this campaign is #itstimetoendbreastcancer which indeed it is. If you put knowledge in women’s hands, you’re arming them with potentially life saving material – Estee Lauder Companies sought out what they didn’t know and then did something concrete about it.

I’m at an Estee Lauder event today to discover even more about the campaign – if there is additional information, I’ll let you know. In the meantime, maybe this is the month you bring the topic up with friends and family.  The product page is HERE.

 

*all products are sent to me as samples from brands and agencies unless otherwise stated. Affiliate links may be used. Posts are not affiliate driven.

Small Talk: Petitfee’s Chamomile & Agave Hydrogel Face Masks

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There are so many different kinds of masks out there formulated to suit different skin types and provide different benefits. Previously for Small Talk, we’ve reviewed Village 11 Factory’s 2-Step Sheet Masks and Dr. Jart’s Dermask Shaking Rubber Mask. This time around, we’re trying out Petitfee’s Chamomile & Agave Hydrogel Face Masks!

The Agave version is cooling while the Chamomile version brightens skin. Read on to see who’s on Team Agave and who’s on Team Chamomile.

Dianne: Hey Maureen, I saw that you tried Petitfee’s Chamomile & Agave eye masks! I’ve been meaning to try out the hydrogel sheet mask versions. Have you tried those ones yet?

Maureen: I tried the eye masks and they were great! Can’t wait to try the face masks 😍

Zoe: I love hydrogel masks, and my face is like SUPER DRYYYYYY right now 😭

Romy: I’m already obsessed with sheet masks but hydrogel masks are next level! And the colors of the Petitfee Hydrogel Face Masks look so cute!

Dianne: Yes!!! I tried hydrogel facial masks a LONG time ago and tbh I don’t really remember what they feel like!

Zoe: I only remember that it’s hard to make them stay on lol.

Dianne: Let’s get #sheetfaced 😂

Zoe: How was the fit? 

Dianne: It’s crazy! It fits like a second skin lmaooo

Romy: These masks fit perfectly for me as well! I applied the top one first before putting on the bottom one, and I was surprised that it didn’t fall off my face like other hydrogel masks I’ve tried before.

Zoe: Lol how did it fit your face that perfectly? Mine was loose.

Maureen: Mine also hugs perfectly.

Romy: Haha maybe your face is too small for the mask?

Dianne: :O This was the first time a mask fit so perfectly for me! Usually, it falls off to the side or down my chin, or it goes up to my hair!

Maureen: The chin area is a bit small for me, but I have a long chin.

Zoe: Oh my god, I was actually hoping it would be a little bigger. There were gaping holes around my nose and chin. 😂 Usually with face masks, I use the extended areas for my neck too, so they can really deliver a lifting effect.

Dianne: On closer inspection, I noticed that it had a gauze-like material in between the hydrogel. I think that’s what made it easily conform to the shape of the face~

Maureen: Yeah, it doesn’t slip.

Dianne: Did you like the texture of the masks?

Maureen: I sure do. I mean, I love all hydrogel masks.

Dianne: I thought it would be a lot more jelly-like, and that it would feel slimy because of all the essence in the packet.

Zoe: The essence was super silky.

Romy: These masks have such a smooth feel to them, and the essence was just the right amount so it wasn’t messy to put on.

Zoe: I rubbed the essence from the packet all over my body~~~ It literally softened my skin instantly, and it’s non-sticky omg!

Maureen: It also doesn’t drip.

Romy: Plus it doesn’t tear as easily!

Dianne: Exactly! I was surprised at how durable it was considering I’m hella clumsy.

Zoe: It sure feels more premium than regular hydrogel.

Maureen: I just hope they could use less plastic to make it more eco-friendly. Both pieces were layered between plastic sheets. Makes it easier to take them out tho.

Romy: I think that’s so they stay in shape in the packaging? But I agree, they should try to make it more eco-friendly.

Maureen: How long did you guys keep them on?

Dianne: I put them on for around 15 mins and I really felt the essence soak into my skin. Could’ve gone longer tho, the packet says it lasts around 20 mins.

Romy: Same here. I left them on for 15 minutes and there was still plenty of essence left after taking them off.

Zoe: Oops, for the Agave one, I left it on for like 40mins (by accident).

Romy: Wow, did it completely dry out?

Zoe: Surprisingly not lol. The finishing is the same as when I put the Chamomile one on for 20 mins 😂

Romy: How did your skin feel after applying the Agave version?

Zoe: I felt very soothed haha, and my face looked hydrated and plump but not super dewy like it’s supposed to after wearing a sheet mask.

Dianne: Yeah, I agree. With some masks, the essence feels super sticky afterwards and doesn’t dry very quickly. I always feel like the essence dissipates into the air instead of soaking into my skin. BUT for this one, the essence was lightweight and actually moisturized my skin!

Romy: It soothed my skin as well! I had a few blemishes that were super red and angry but after applying the Agave mask, my skin felt soothed and my acne looked less inflamed.

Maureen: I also like how it soothed my skin, especially after a day in the sun. My masks were half-flattened by the time I took them off, so all the moisture went into my skin!

Zoe: I love how with hydrogel masks, they actually shrink after use haha. I also really love the smell and color! Not sure what the scent is actually… reminds me of certain air fresheners in oceany scents XD

Dianne: Oh really? I honestly didn’t think it had a certain fragrance! 😆 I’m not very sensitive to scents and couldn’t really pinpoint what it was~

Maureen: I can’t remember the smell tbh, but is it just me, or do both masks have a minty feel?

Romy: Yeah, I can’t remember the smell either, but I remember they were both pleasant scents XD The Agave one left a slight cooling sensation while I was wearing it, but it felt really nice and not tingly!

Zoe: I find the Agave gave more of a tingling feel when I first tried it, whereas for Chamomile, it was more of a gentle coolness throughout (relieved)

Dianne: The Chamomile defos felt gentler on skin. I didn’t notice my complexion looking much brighter, but it did even out the areas where I got a bit sunburnt.

Romy: I was in total zen mode when I had the Chamomile mask on. It felt soothing and left my skin looking plumper, but it also didn’t leave my skin tone looking brighter.

Maureen: The brightening effect of the chamomile was more obvious when I tried the eye masks ­– they helped brighten my dark circles.

Romy: Perhaps you need to use it long term to really see the brightening effects?

Zoe: Hmm, brightening effect is always so hard to judge. But it sure made my skin glow nicely! Based on the finishing, I feel the masks are more suited to use before putting on makeup.

Romy: They definitely make it easier for you to apply your makeup, but I prefer using it in my nighttime routine.

Dianne: Yeah, I only ever wear sheet masks for my nighttime routine or when I wear particularly heavy makeup.

Zoe: I actually still need to apply a sleeping pack afterwards for my nighttime routine. I love the finishing, but it’s just not quite nourishing enough for my dry skin.

Dianne: Team Agave or Team Chamomile?

Maureen: It’d be Agave for me just coz of the strange blue color XD

Dianne: Same here! Maybe it’s because of the weather, but I love how cooling it is after a long day of boiling under the sun!

Romy: Me too! I love how the Agave one cools my skin, so Agave wins for me! The cute bluish/purplish color is also another reason why I prefer it 💙

Dianne: Totally~ its color is so Insta-worthy!

Zoe: Despite the amazing color of the Agave one, I prefer Chamomile. Chamomile is like a holy grail for sensitive skin 😍 I have to say the slight tingling from the Agave put me off a teeny bit.

Morgan Brian feels empowered and healthy for the first time in a long time

Photo Copyright Lewis Gettier for The Equalizer

One flip side of never sustaining a serious injury is that when it does happen, a player doesn’t necessarily know what to expect.

That seems to be the case with United States women’s national team midfielder Morgan Brian, who starred for the team as it went on to win the 2015 World Cup before suffering three injury-riddled years between 2016 and 2018.

This winter, however, Brian decided to make her health a priority and it’s paying big dividends so far in 2019.

“Back in January, I finally took a step back and said, ‘I’ve had enough of this.’ The main goal was to get myself healthy and back and feeling great,” Brian told The Equalizer.

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Dot & Key Vitamin C Concentrate Glow Reviving Serum Review Phots Price

Vitamin C has become an integral part of my skincare regime and I have been using one for the past 2 years. Recently I got a chance to test out Dot & Key Vitamin C Concentrate Glow Reviving Serum. I am going to share my experience with you all today.Dot & Key Vitamin C Concentrate Glow Reviving Serum Review Phots Price

According to the brand –

A concoction of potent ingredients, this vitamin C serum boosts collagen production, accelerates repair and smoothens expression lines.  With stable Vitamin C in a weightless, quick absorbing, water base formula, this serum actively illuminates the complexion, and eliminates dullness and dark spots by neutralizing free radicals. Infused with moisture magnet hyaluronic acid, this vitamin C serum for face provides intense hydration restoring skin’s plumpness. It contains no nasty chemicals, and is completely safe and gentle on skin. The result? A noticeably brighter, more radiant complexion, with signs of ageing and photo damage minimised. Add it to your beauty routine to make skin less fatigued and more luminous.Dot & Key Vitamin C Concentrate Glow Reviving Serum Review Phots Price _1

Dot & Key Vitamin C Concentrate Glow Reviving Serum Review

The serum comes in yellow plastic bottle with dropper. I love serums with droppers as you can control the amount you dispense each time. The serum is clear and quite thin in consistency. It smells nice and mild.

The serum has a water like formula that absorbs into the skin immediately leaving no sticks residue behind. I have used it continuously for two months and loved the brightening effect it leaves. Vitamin C is derived from kakadu plum with 12% concentration.

I used it everyday in the morning. Vitamin C is great for people who want brighter & glowing complexion. With regular use it also fades marks and blemishes. Vitamin C is also great for reducing lines and wrinkles. Dot & Key Vitamin C Concentrate has hyaluronic acid as well which is one of the most popular humectants and retains moisture in the skin.

My skin is quite dry and prone to dullness, Dot & Key Vitamin C Concentrate has kept it looking glowing and smooth. I had a few acne marks left on the sides of my cheeks and they have faded to a great extent. The key is to use it regularly without fail. This one bottle lasted me 2 months.

This is a vegan formula and free from parabens, sulphates, phthalates and other skin nasties.

Dot & Key Vitamin C Concentrate is priced at Rs 975, available online HERE 

bareMinerals Bounce & Blur Collection

[productsamples/affiliate] Ever since bareMinerals dropped their main sell as pots of dust, they’ve gone from strength to strength. This collection is gorgeous – innovative in colour and texture and actually does fulfil the ‘blur’ brief with eye shades that look diffused from the moment you put them on, which I don’t think I’ve seen before.

bareMinerals Bounce & Blur Collection

There are two palettes – Dawn (front) and Dusk (back). They don’t look too far apart, shade wise, in the pan, but Dawn is softer in colour selection than Dusk and they swatch completely differently.

bareMinerals Bounce & Blur Collection

You’ll see in the swatches what I mean by a ‘diffused’ look – a kind of soft and smoky finish that I was surprised that they achieved. I think Dawn does it best. The first palette is Dawn and colours are (from bottom to top) : Starry Sky (iridescent twinkly), Hazy Taupe (twinkly), Misty Morning (twinkly), Pink Cloud (matte sheen) and Stormy Sky (sort of matte-metallic). Dusk starts with Purple Twilight (matte sheen), Harvest Moon (matte sheen), Crimson Sunset (metallic), Sepia Sky (metallic) and Evening Star (metallic).

bareMinerals Bounce & Blur Collection

This is Dawn – you can see the shades look slightly blurry which I absolutely love.

bareMinerals Bounce & Blur Collection

The blur effect isn’t quite as apparent in Dusk but there are some strong shades in the mix for deep toned lids.

bareMinerals Bounce & Blur Collection

So, with the eyes, we’ve taken care of the ‘blur’ part of this collection. The ‘bounce’ part comes with four blush shades in a bouncy formula (which means that if you poke it, it feels soft and gel-like rather than hard and powder-like). The down side to this is that they feel a little oily which isn’t a problem personally because it makes the diffusion fantastic, but may not suit some. At a stretch, you might say that there is a blur effect, but I think it’s more that despite the intense looking colours, they go on as a fine wash of colour. I’m wearing Blurred Buff at the moment and it’s warmed up my tone without looking weird – it really looks quite natural.

bareMinerals Bounce & Blur Collection

I thought I was more excited about the palettes, but as I’ve been writing this and re-swatching as I go along, I think the blush has taken the edge. The first one is Coral Cloud, next is Pink Sky, then Mauve Sunrise followed by Blurred Buff. They look sparkly in the pot but I can’t really pick it up once it’s on the skin.

bareMinerals Bounce & Blur Collection

In the swatch bottom to top, it’s Coral Cloud, Pink Sky, Mauve Sunrise and Blurred Buff. I’m linking you to Escentual who have this collection cheaper than elsewhere – the palettes are £22.10 (instead of £26) HERE and the blushes are £19.55 (instead of £23) HERE.  Non affiliate is HERE. 

 

*all products are sent to me as samples from brands and agencies unless otherwise stated. Affiliate links may be used. Posts are not affiliate driven.

Breast Cancer Awareness Month & Estee Lauder Companies

Sometimes, it’s far more about what goes on behind the scenes than the things that you can readily see. I know that many beauty lovers have come to feel cynical about BCA month and the number of brands that jump on the bandwagon as a marketing exercise. This isn’t something that can be levelled at ELC who are more pro-active than most when it comes to putting actions beside their words. Commissioning a survey (of 2017 UK women aged 18+ representative for age, social grade and region) to discover new facts about breast cancer, their key findings are that

*One in five women have never checked their breasts for signs of cancer;

*Over a third don’t know what to look for when checking their breasts;

*One in seven have never seen or been shown how to check their breasts for signs of cancer.

The very clear implication of these findings (more coming) is that despite the fact that it feels as though all women are educated on breast cancer, they’re not. A huge tranch has somehow been missed which is beyond troubling as the sooner breast cancer is identified, the better the outcome. Some other findings to consider are:

*One in seven women under 40 have never seen or been shown how to check their breasts;

*Women are more likely to have been to the dentist in the past six months than checked themselves for signs of cancer;

*14% of women say they have never checked because they’re scared to do so.

It’s kind of shocking, isn’t it? But, knowledge is everything, so on the back of the survey findings, ELC UK & Ireland are distributing over 650,000 self-check leaflets on over 1,750 beauty counters (and on-line stores) across the country. Of course, all the ELC brands have their special products that donate money to BCA charities (in fact ELC, as a whole, has contributed $79 million in total over the years to support research, education and medical services, with the UK & Ireland funding nearly $13 million of research grants) but the products are the front facing aspect of the work behind closed doors. The Estee Lauder Companies UK & Ireland hashtag for this campaign is #itstimetoendbreastcancer which indeed it is. If you put knowledge in women’s hands, you’re arming them with potentially life saving material – Estee Lauder Companies sought out what they didn’t know and then did something concrete about it.

I’m at an Estee Lauder event today to discover even more about the campaign – if there is additional information, I’ll let you know. In the meantime, maybe this is the month you bring the topic up with friends and family.  The product page is HERE.

 

*all products are sent to me as samples from brands and agencies unless otherwise stated. Affiliate links may be used. Posts are not affiliate driven.

Small Talk: Petitfee’s Chamomile & Agave Hydrogel Face Masks

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There are so many different kinds of masks out there formulated to suit different skin types and provide different benefits. Previously for Small Talk, we’ve reviewed Village 11 Factory’s 2-Step Sheet Masks and Dr. Jart’s Dermask Shaking Rubber Mask. This time around, we’re trying out Petitfee’s Chamomile & Agave Hydrogel Face Masks!

The Agave version is cooling while the Chamomile version brightens skin. Read on to see who’s on Team Agave and who’s on Team Chamomile.

Dianne: Hey Maureen, I saw that you tried Petitfee’s Chamomile & Agave eye masks! I’ve been meaning to try out the hydrogel sheet mask versions. Have you tried those ones yet?

Maureen: I tried the eye masks and they were great! Can’t wait to try the face masks 😍

Zoe: I love hydrogel masks, and my face is like SUPER DRYYYYYY right now 😭

Romy: I’m already obsessed with sheet masks but hydrogel masks are next level! And the colors of the Petitfee Hydrogel Face Masks look so cute!

Dianne: Yes!!! I tried hydrogel facial masks a LONG time ago and tbh I don’t really remember what they feel like!

Zoe: I only remember that it’s hard to make them stay on lol.

Dianne: Let’s get #sheetfaced 😂

Zoe: How was the fit? 

Dianne: It’s crazy! It fits like a second skin lmaooo

Romy: These masks fit perfectly for me as well! I applied the top one first before putting on the bottom one, and I was surprised that it didn’t fall off my face like other hydrogel masks I’ve tried before.

Zoe: Lol how did it fit your face that perfectly? Mine was loose.

Maureen: Mine also hugs perfectly.

Romy: Haha maybe your face is too small for the mask?

Dianne: :O This was the first time a mask fit so perfectly for me! Usually, it falls off to the side or down my chin, or it goes up to my hair!

Maureen: The chin area is a bit small for me, but I have a long chin.

Zoe: Oh my god, I was actually hoping it would be a little bigger. There were gaping holes around my nose and chin. 😂 Usually with face masks, I use the extended areas for my neck too, so they can really deliver a lifting effect.

Dianne: On closer inspection, I noticed that it had a gauze-like material in between the hydrogel. I think that’s what made it easily conform to the shape of the face~

Maureen: Yeah, it doesn’t slip.

Dianne: Did you like the texture of the masks?

Maureen: I sure do. I mean, I love all hydrogel masks.

Dianne: I thought it would be a lot more jelly-like, and that it would feel slimy because of all the essence in the packet.

Zoe: The essence was super silky.

Romy: These masks have such a smooth feel to them, and the essence was just the right amount so it wasn’t messy to put on.

Zoe: I rubbed the essence from the packet all over my body~~~ It literally softened my skin instantly, and it’s non-sticky omg!

Maureen: It also doesn’t drip.

Romy: Plus it doesn’t tear as easily!

Dianne: Exactly! I was surprised at how durable it was considering I’m hella clumsy.

Zoe: It sure feels more premium than regular hydrogel.

Maureen: I just hope they could use less plastic to make it more eco-friendly. Both pieces were layered between plastic sheets. Makes it easier to take them out tho.

Romy: I think that’s so they stay in shape in the packaging? But I agree, they should try to make it more eco-friendly.

Maureen: How long did you guys keep them on?

Dianne: I put them on for around 15 mins and I really felt the essence soak into my skin. Could’ve gone longer tho, the packet says it lasts around 20 mins.

Romy: Same here. I left them on for 15 minutes and there was still plenty of essence left after taking them off.

Zoe: Oops, for the Agave one, I left it on for like 40mins (by accident).

Romy: Wow, did it completely dry out?

Zoe: Surprisingly not lol. The finishing is the same as when I put the Chamomile one on for 20 mins 😂

Romy: How did your skin feel after applying the Agave version?

Zoe: I felt very soothed haha, and my face looked hydrated and plump but not super dewy like it’s supposed to after wearing a sheet mask.

Dianne: Yeah, I agree. With some masks, the essence feels super sticky afterwards and doesn’t dry very quickly. I always feel like the essence dissipates into the air instead of soaking into my skin. BUT for this one, the essence was lightweight and actually moisturized my skin!

Romy: It soothed my skin as well! I had a few blemishes that were super red and angry but after applying the Agave mask, my skin felt soothed and my acne looked less inflamed.

Maureen: I also like how it soothed my skin, especially after a day in the sun. My masks were half-flattened by the time I took them off, so all the moisture went into my skin!

Zoe: I love how with hydrogel masks, they actually shrink after use haha. I also really love the smell and color! Not sure what the scent is actually… reminds me of certain air fresheners in oceany scents XD

Dianne: Oh really? I honestly didn’t think it had a certain fragrance! 😆 I’m not very sensitive to scents and couldn’t really pinpoint what it was~

Maureen: I can’t remember the smell tbh, but is it just me, or do both masks have a minty feel?

Romy: Yeah, I can’t remember the smell either, but I remember they were both pleasant scents XD The Agave one left a slight cooling sensation while I was wearing it, but it felt really nice and not tingly!

Zoe: I find the Agave gave more of a tingling feel when I first tried it, whereas for Chamomile, it was more of a gentle coolness throughout (relieved)

Dianne: The Chamomile defos felt gentler on skin. I didn’t notice my complexion looking much brighter, but it did even out the areas where I got a bit sunburnt.

Romy: I was in total zen mode when I had the Chamomile mask on. It felt soothing and left my skin looking plumper, but it also didn’t leave my skin tone looking brighter.

Maureen: The brightening effect of the chamomile was more obvious when I tried the eye masks ­– they helped brighten my dark circles.

Romy: Perhaps you need to use it long term to really see the brightening effects?

Zoe: Hmm, brightening effect is always so hard to judge. But it sure made my skin glow nicely! Based on the finishing, I feel the masks are more suited to use before putting on makeup.

Romy: They definitely make it easier for you to apply your makeup, but I prefer using it in my nighttime routine.

Dianne: Yeah, I only ever wear sheet masks for my nighttime routine or when I wear particularly heavy makeup.

Zoe: I actually still need to apply a sleeping pack afterwards for my nighttime routine. I love the finishing, but it’s just not quite nourishing enough for my dry skin.

Dianne: Team Agave or Team Chamomile?

Maureen: It’d be Agave for me just coz of the strange blue color XD

Dianne: Same here! Maybe it’s because of the weather, but I love how cooling it is after a long day of boiling under the sun!

Romy: Me too! I love how the Agave one cools my skin, so Agave wins for me! The cute bluish/purplish color is also another reason why I prefer it 💙

Dianne: Totally~ its color is so Insta-worthy!

Zoe: Despite the amazing color of the Agave one, I prefer Chamomile. Chamomile is like a holy grail for sensitive skin 😍 I have to say the slight tingling from the Agave put me off a teeny bit.