I've always been a sucker for face masks. So when I found out that SeneGence had their own face mask I decided to put it to the test. I absolutely love their makeup products but had never tried any products from their skincare line. I figured y'all were curious as well because brands like this are definitely hit or miss, especially when it comes to skincare. I also wanted to clear something up before we jump into this review: Just because I am now a SeneGence distributor doesn't mean I'm going to start lying to you to get you to buy these products. I hereby promise to continue sharing my genuine opinion on every product reviewed on this blog, whether I receive any benefit from your purchase or not. No dirty little secrets. No regrets. Being honest with you is my heart and soul, and my goal is to let you know about the best and worst products (in my opinion) before you make a purchase!
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Now that we've gotten that little disclaimer out and about, let's jump into the good part...the actual review!
Application + Review
This mask retails for $50, which definitely seems like a stretch. I was hesitant to blindly purchase a product I knew nothing about, for a price like this. Then I thought - I blindly purchase high end makeup products all the time, never knowing the outcome. There are so many other incredibly expensive face masks and skincare products out there that are much more expensive than this mask, and, as far as I know, they are expensive for good reason. Because they do their job, and they do it well. So with that mindset, I decided to take the plunge.
I applied the mask with an old, flat foundation brush. I always apply face masks with these brushes because it reduces the amount of bacteria transferred from your hands to your face, and eliminates the messiness caused by using your hands. The directions say to leave it on for 15-20 minutes, so I left mine on for 20.
Since this mask's sole purpose in life is to detoxify, but more importantly, MOISTURIZE, if you have combination-dry skin like I do, the longer it stays on the better. If your skin is more on the oily side of the spectrum, I would leave it on for a lesser amount of time. This mask is EXTREMELY hydrating, almost to the point of creating a natural glow effect on my dry skin which never happens. Like ever.
When the mask settles in after about 20 minutes, it truly settles in. It's a hydrating mask for a reason: the thing HYDRATES like none other. It sinks into the skin and the white begins to disappear, and that is when it's time to rinse it off. Honestly my skin felt like I had just drank a gallon of water. So definitely recommend this mask for all my dry skin folk who need a quick fix.
The consistency almost reminds me of a clay mask, without the hardening-over-time aspect, which I am all about. It almost feels like an extremely heavy moisturizer. As far as smell goes, I feel like it's supposed to be unscented but there is a slight "clay-ish" scent to it...if that makes any sense to you. The smell isn't overpowering, and definitely those of you who are sensitive to fragrances have nothing to worry about, however the smell isn't *pleasant* per-say, but it's a small price to pay for a great result.
Honestly, I am surprised at how much I thoroughly enjoy this face mask and will definitely continue using it, thought sparingly due to the price. This picture shows me after a few days of using this mask and how clear and glowy my skin is without makeup on. I feel it lives up to the price, because when your skin is healthy it makes you feel good and sets a good stage for your makeup. I always say that the most important part of your makeup routine is skincare, and that still applies here. Need a new face mask? Do you have dry skin? I think we found a winner, folks.