Yay!!! as promised I am back with a review on another sleeping mask: Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Overnight Hydrating Masque.
I have used Kiehl’s products before. Some have worked wonders , some have been disappointing (including the Ultra Facial moisturizing cream). So when I purchased this mask, I had neutral expectation as in I hoped that it is HYDRATING as the name suggests but I did not expect it to be a mask that will do significantly more than that.
It is a clear gel-like , light-weight consistency mask with no fragrance.
The ingredients list has a lot of good stuff like :Ophiopogon Japonicuthis, which is a plant that survives drought conditions by producing humectants. Humectants, by defintion are substances that attract and hold water molecules from its surrounding environment. Also, they help increase the active ingredients’ ability to penetrate skin, or its activity time. Hyaluronic acid which is known to facilitate and maintain hydration in the skin and Glycerin and Urea which help in locking in the moisture.
Right from applying the mask on my face till waking up the next morning, I found it super comfortable and hydrating. For some with super oily skin, it can feel a bit heavy and in that case you can wipe off the extra from your face or even wash it off after an hour or so.
I personally, liked massaging everything into my skin and leaving it overnight. The next morning I did feel that my skin was supple and hydrated. So in terms of holding up to my expectation, I would say the mask did well. I can absolutely recommend it to people with dry to very dry skin for that extra punch of moisture.
If you ask, would I repurchase it: I doubt it. Main reason being, it is recommended to use on a weekly basis, so even the little tub I bought will last me a long time. Also, after using the awesome – Shiseido Ibuki sleeping mask, I am becoming a little greedy to find similar masks that go beyond just hydration.
My verdict : I will give it a 5/5 for meeting my expectation in terms of being deeply hydrating BUT if I have to rate it as a sleeping mask in general I would give it a 3.5/5.
Do come back for my review on two more sleeping masks in the coming weeks. In between I will be reviewing some other skincare products such as facial oils and cleansers …