Today I wanted to share my experience with the Glossier Moisturizing Moon Mask with you. In case you don’t know, Glossier is a modern beauty brand created by Emily Weiss from Into the Gloss. Her goal with Glossier is to make products that work with you, rather than on you, and enhance what you already have. And yes, Glossier is cruelty free!
Glossier Moisturizing Moon Mask
Sometimes I feel like my skin is like Goldilocks. It’s very picky. I used to have oily skin, but rosacea meds changed me to be super dry. Now I’m just normal leaning dry, with sensitive skin. I don’t consider my skin very dry most of the time (except in the winter or under my eyes), but it’s definitely more dry than oily. Some days I feel like every little thing sets it off, especially fragrances. So it’s refreshing to try a product that makes my skin happy, especially after just testing out a skincare line that was a fail for me (causing me to break out because of fragrance in every product).
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$22 for 3 fl. oz.
Water (Aqua), Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Dimethicone, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, Cetyl Alcohol, Glycerin, Urea, Polysorbate 20, Butylene Glycol, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Squalane, Tropaeolum Majus Flower/Leaf/Stem Extract, Honey, Tocopheryl Acetate, Betaine, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Tremella Fuciformis Sporocarp Extract, 1,2-Hexanediol, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Fruit Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Beta-Glucan, Benzophenone-4, Disodium EDTA, Cyclohexasiloxane, PEG-100 Stearate, Glyceryl Stearate, Polysorbate 60, Acrylates/ C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Ethylhexylglycerin, Sodium Hydroxide, Caprylyl Glycol, Phenoxyethanol
- Shea butter, plant-derived squalene, sweet almond oil, soybean oil, dimethicone (all for moisture)
- Licorice root and lemon extracts (to brighten / even skintone)
- Honey, aloe and hyaluronic acid (skin soothers and humectants)
Looking at its ingredients, it’s got some great ones. Shea butter is one of the most moisturizing butters for the skin. Sweet almond oil is very nourishing for the skin and contains fatty acids and lipids. Dimethicone, which make skin smooth, has moisturizing properties and even softens the skin, is high up in the ingredients listing. Licorice root, as you probably know from me raving about the Cover FX CC Cream, is a nice ingredient because it has skin brightening properties over time. It will help even out skintone with continued use. Aloe is a natural skin soother.
This moisturizing mask is made to be used after you use the Glossier Mega Greens Galaxy Pack detoxifying mask. That mask is a kaolin clay mask that draws out impurities in the skin, leaving your face ready to be drenched in moisture.
The Moisturizing Moon Mask is really unlike any other mask that I’ve tried before. It’s a very liquidy, runny white formula. When you apply it to your face (or in my case, face, neck, décolleté and hands) it absorbs quickly. It left my hand silky soft and visibly plumped. It also felt very soothing on my face, which a little pink after my post-workout shower. After twenty minutes, rinse off and follow up with a rich moisturizer. Or, break the rules and wear this mask at night to bed! Guess which way is my favorite way to use the mask?
One of the best things about the mask is that when you do go to rinse it off, it doesn’t leave behind any icky residue. Your skin just feels soft and ready for whatever you want to do with it. I also don’t really notice a smell, which is a relief.
The only thing I really dislike about this mask is the jar packaging. I wish it came in an airless pump, which I find easier to dispense (I hate sticking my fingers in jars and ending up with moisturizer under my nails). This is the only thing that I would change about the product.
As far as value goes, I think it’s more than reasonably priced. It’s slightly more expensive at $22 3oz than my Paula’s Choice Skin Recovery Hydrating Treatment at $21 4oz but far less expensive than my NARS Aqua Gel Luminous Moisturizer (which I used as a mask) for $58 1.8 oz.
Overall, I highly recommend the Moisturizing Moon mask. I love how it makes my skin feel soft and hydrated. I like that it can be used as an overnight treatment, on its own, or with the Mega Greens Galaxy Pack. I feel it’s reasonably priced.
What do you think of Glossier? Have you tried any of their products? What do you look for in a moisturizing mask?
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