Thursday, 23 October 2014

WOW Facemask

Now I love a good face mask and I have tried quite a few in my time. I try to make it a weekly ritual that I will spend at least 2 hours of me time to pamper myself from head to foot. When I was asked if I would like to try the new WOW mask, I hadn't finished reading the introductory blurb before i quickly responded 'Yes please'.

That blurb reads as follows:

"WOW mask is a brand NEW Bio-­peptide Aqua Gel mask that contains innovative natural ingredients to restore the skin’s tone, elasticity and hydration to reduce the appearance of fine wrinkles. It releases the essence of nature’s most potent skin-loving plants at exactly the right speed for your skin to get the maximum benefit".

The packaging of the mask is quite something and there are little anecdotes which really made me chuckle such as "WOW are dedicated to the caused of perfect looking skin without the intervention of needles or a pact with the devil" an important yet light hearted statement.

Clinicians in Switzerland and beauty fanatics in California came together to develop this mask using ingredients that help to restore the skin’s tone, elasticity and hydration as well as to reduce the appearance of fine wrinkles. The mask isn't a cream, lotion, potion, powder or watery substance, instrad it is a Bio-peptide Aqua Gel Mask, which comes in two pieces to cover your face.

When it comes to using the mask, you need to ensure that your face is as clean as it can be and then dried. Then placing both sheets on your face, allow it at least five minutes to settle onto your skin, the reason for this is because it does feel a little slippery when first applied, but given those five minutes, all you need to do is sit back and relax for between 20-40 minutes as per the description on the packaging. After those allotted minutes, of which I chose 40, you simply remove the sheets from your face.




Institute Hyalual Switzerland, a scientific research centre dedicated to skin rejuvenation, created the mask as the simplest and most effective way to combine the moisturising effect of Hyaluronic Acid (HA), Argireline (famed for its skin firming properties) and RMCP-complex (a combination of ingredients that include fruit and leaf cell culture and flower extract). It’s the interaction between HA, Argireline and RMCP-complex which results in such a complete anti-ageing effect. The mask also uses newly developed Transdermal Cosmetics Delivery technology which is activated by skin temperature to allow the ingredients to reach the deeper layers of skin. This means that WOW mask provides 200% more hydration than other collagen-based moisturising treatments.

So after all that sciencey bit, what you are getting is a fantastic sounding face mask, which is very unlike any other that I have tried and when I did get round to using it, my skin had been a real nightmare all week. I don't suffer from breakouts as such, but my roseacea had flared up on both cheeks, it tends to do so when I am stressed, then it goes again within a week to ten days. So I decided to put this mask to the test and this is the result!


As you can see my cheeks beforehand were quite red, not as bad as they usually are, but it is obvious that I am not just flushing!  Then you can see the mask on my face after I first applied it, then as it begins to settle down on my face and form a sort of second skin, it is quite hard to describe, but it does feel really cooling on the skin and it does smell amazing, not at all chemical and really natural.  Then after I had removed it, wiped my face clean, the redness is a whole lot less than it was, infact amazingly so, I took a lot of photos of my face just to ensure it wasn't the light or the darkness, it was just the effect of the mask and one which remained for two weeks after using it.

The phrase "It’s not magic but 
WOW mask offers the best that nature and science can provide in terms of beautiful and youthful looking skin". I think is one that certainly speaks for itself.  Soft, smooth, moisturised and hydrated is exactly how my skin felt for days after using and the experience was incredible.  This mask isn't cheap, infact they come in a box of five and are priced at £99.99 which means every mask is valued at around £20 and I actually think it is well worth the money spent.  If my skin ever had a really bad Roseacea break out I am reaching for these as it is the only thing to date that I have found which works.

Do these sound like the type of mask you would love to try? 

26 comments:

  1. Once, I'd tried these types of Korean Mask and that had given me very bad burning sensation.. This one looks good , however I'm afraid to try out these kinda stuff ^_^

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  2. The effect the mask had on your skin is amazing. I would indulge myself in a pack if I had the money. But, as an old age pensioner, the price is out of my league. Sigh!

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  3. Definitely a noticeable difference , but I would expect some sort of result for that price. Sadly out of my price range so will have to stick to my 3 minute clay masks for now :)

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  4. The effect is amazing on your skin but it'd want to be for that price! I can't honestly see myself ever spending that much on facemasks :/

    Jess xo
    http://just-jesss.blogspot.co.uk

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  5. Skin looks great! Haven't heard of this brand before.

    Sophie
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    www.pocockins.co.uk

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  6. An obvious difference is visible but it is too much pricey.
    GlamupGirls

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  7. It might look crazy but it sure sounds great!

    Josie XOXO
    Fashion Mumblr

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  8. Oh, I love finding out about new face masks! I haven't herd of this before!

    http://bamblingsofnaffy.blogspot.co.uk

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  9. oh wow what a difference! need to get me one of these ;)

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  10. WOW... it does look amazing! :0
    I wish I could afford it!


    http://creepersandcupcakes.blogspot.co.uk

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  11. I have to admit I do like masks which have a paper or such like base to them it makes it so much easier - I would love to give this one a try :) x

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  12. What a result! It is pricey but if you went to a salon you would probably paid far more than that for a specialist facial.

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  13. Wow, very noticeable result! I haven't tried a mask since I was a teenager, would you believe?! I badly need one.

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  14. I love paper.facial.masks :)
    http://www.sparklingsmakeup.com/

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  15. I haven't tried this mask before, but I do like sheet masks. I like the before and after pictures, where you can see the difference :) Thanks for sharing! xo's

    Laura
    Pink Frenzy

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  16. WOW! Love the finish result ~ looks like it really brightens up your skin :) so nice.

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  17. amazing effect ... your skin is really glowing

    Shumaila Jaffer
    Beauty Redefined

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  18. Oh wow... you can so tell the difference in the after picture! Can totally see why they named it this too! x

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  19. definitely wow! its less red. and damn the price tag, very hefty. i love sheet masks like these. quick and easy XD

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  20. I do have to say WOW - it really did make a massive difference! It's certainly not cheap but sometimes the things you know work are worth forking out for!

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  21. This is definitely the kind of mask I'd love to try! (I'm a sheet face mask sucker) Have you tried the Klair's Soothing Mask?

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  22. I too love face masks and haven't tried one in ages but my skin could definitely do with some love so will look out for this!

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  23. Wow it is really good and your skin looks so radiant.

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  24. I have really bad rosacea and this has had such a noticeable effect that i need to try them!

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  25. It looks like it did a good job. I don't tend to try face masks as they normally leave my skin worse then when I started but it looks good

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  26. Wow, the difference is clearly visible.
    It is a bit on a high side with its price but at least we know it works ;-)

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