Alright all you green tea lovin’ ladies! It’s Jeanasina here and I figured since I have such a love-thing with facial masks, I thought I’d give a new type of mask a try!
I don’t know about you, but if I see the words “Green Tea” on a product, I automatically think it’s going to be good for me! Green Tea = Healthy! Right?
I was sauntering through Walgreen’s, telling myself to step away from the Pink and Yellow Easter Peeps! Suddenly, the words ‘Green Tea’ flashed before my eyes as I fled to the skin care isle! My arm immediately shot out so that my hand could lock on to the box which contained Sudden Change Green Tea Facial Mask. I read the front of the box which informed me that this product “Instantly Rejuvenates Appearance of Dull, Tired-Looking Skin…Adds Moisture as It Firms AND Accelerates visibility of smoother, firmer skin.” All words that beckoned to me personally! The box also informed me that this product “Provides 100% Green Tea Antioxidant Absorption!” There was no turning back at that point, I was in the check-out lane, money in hand (only $9.99) and I was about to go home and find out for myself if this product would improve the overall appearance of texture and elasticity in my face! I ran home that day, box in hand shouting “My skin is falling, my skin is falling and maybe this green tea mask is gonna help!”
I followed the directions which suggest that you use your fingertips and paint the Green Tea Facial Mask over your entire face and jaw line. It says you will immediately feel a cooling sensation. Well…I guess if I was running through the house, the run-induced breeze on my face would be noticeably cooler. Standing still – not so much cooling. I definitely didn’t need to put on a hat or anything because my face was too cold. Then the mask starts to tighten. Now it says to wait about 5 minutes or until the mask looks and feels dry. Well – nothing much is going on in 5 minutes. I let it sit until my face felt as tightly stretched as a new drum cover. Maybe 30 minutes…
Let’s back up here, let’s talk consistency. The last mask I wrote about is thick and muddy and pulsates on your face. The Sudden Change Green Tea facial mask comes in a tube and squeezes out just like your toothpaste does! It’s green (of course it is!) and it goes on very thin. Because it’s so thin I kept on putting more and more on my face because I wanted to SEE gunk on my skin! The company says “Tension is relieved as you feel a tingling sensation – as though an invisible cosmetician was gently massaging your face.” Ok, so THAT didn’t happen so much for me. But… I’m used to my Aztec pulsating mud you know? So maybe I don’t feel tingles anymore!
After it dries, your skin is definitely looking tighter… while it’s on! It comes off SO easily! I just used cool water from the sink and as you glide your hands over your face while rinsing it off, you’ll find your face feels really silky! When you stand up and look in the mirror just after rinsing you’ll notice your face is flushed a healthy pink. The pink goes away and your face … well it looks pretty good! It comes off like a dream!
The mask is not supposed to leave your face dry but I did feel the need to put on my usual moisturizer after I used it, but I have dry skin. I think my skin appears at least somewhat improved for the moment for having used the mask. I can’t however say it “rebounds with resilience” as the product claims. I can say my face is super SOFT!
Here is a list of the Ingredients: WATER, BENTONITE, SODIUM COCOYL HYDROLYZED SOY PROTEIN, GLYCERIN, CAMELLIA SINENSIS (GREEN TEA) LEAF EXTRACT, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, PHENOXYETHANOL, HEXYLENE GLYCOL, FD&C BLUE NO. 1 (CI 42090), FD&C YELLOW NO. 5 (CI 19140).
The good news about this product is that they offer a Money Back Guarantee – they are THAT convinced you’ll be REALLY happy with the results of the Green Tea Facial Mask! I found that a wide variety of stores carry this too!
Now the real fun begins! I’m going to go and and squeeze some of the green tea mask out and try to shape it into a green Easter peep and cover it with sugar. Boy will my husband be surprised if he tries to eat it!
Have any of you tried green tea based products?