Wednesday, 20 April 2016

Erborian Bamboo Waterlock Mask

When moving from one season to the next, or indeed with the Great British weather, one day to the next, my skin can often decide it is having one of those off days where it can be greasy, dry, flaky and just look generally dull and grey. It is at this point that I know my skin need a good exfoliation and a lot of hydration. When the Bamboo Waterlock Mask from Erborian landed on my doorstep, I couldn't wait to give it a try and given the colour of the packaging, it isn't a product that you are going to miss spotting within your stash!


Erborian Bamboo Waterlock Mask
Erborian Bamboo Waterlock Mask
Erborian Bamboo Waterlock Mask

I am a huge fan of Erborian skincare, anything that is a French/Korean hybrid is always going to wow me and something that promises to instantly and deeply hydrate, give an instant plumping effect and a feeling of freshness upon application is just something I need right now.

The tube within which The Erborian Bamboo Waterlock Mask sits is sturdy enough and designed so you can put it down on any surface, once the lid is off, you can scoop out a little of the gel mask and apply without dropping it, dripping it or knocking it over. The mask is referred to as a hydro-gel mask, put simply, that means it is water based facial product that has a gel crossed with a jelly like texture, something quite a few brands are now using, so it isn't overly runny, but it isn't too thick either, it is sort of bouncy under your fingertips when you prod it. Once applied to the skin, there is an instant cooling feeling which I find quite refreshing, more so if it has been in the fridge and it is so incredibly lightweight, you cannot even feel it as it absorbs. The main ingredient used is the Bamboo both in sap which contain minerals and amino acids to help hydrate the skin, while the Bamboo fibers contain proteins and lipids to help maintain skin's natural moisture retention, something you need when your skin just feels in need of hydration. There is also Disospyros kaki, which you might know better as Sharon Fruit, is also an ingredient which is known for its astringent and illuminating properties, helping to keep skin supple and toned with its pore tightening effect.

This Erborian Bamboo Waterlock Mask can be used two ways. If you are wanted a quick fix then you simply apply a light layer to clean cleansed skin and leave for up to 10 minutes and rinse off or you can apply a layer and leave for as long as it takes for your skin to fully absorb the mask, which depending on how dry and thirsty your skin is, could be anything from ten minutes to half an hour. Whenever I use this mask, my skin literally sucks it up almost immediately and I am currently using it twice a week - once over the weekend and once mid-week.

The Erborian Bamboo Waterlock Mask retails at £44 for a 100ml and as far as I am concerned, it is well worth investing in, particularly right now when the weather is hard to predict and your skin is in need of some extra TLC

35 comments:

  1. This sounds really good, I like that it's not too thick as too many masks can be. This has reminded me that I really need to use a face mask soon, mine's feeling a little dry x

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  2. I love Erborian and I've been looking at this mask for a while - so glad to hear it's as good as I hoped it was.

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  3. The colour already gives it a refreshing look. Would love to try this one out too. x

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  4. This sounds great, I love gel based masks as they always seem to hydrate my skin better.

    Jess
    Philocalist.co.uk

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  5. This sounds great I love how refreshing it sounds when applied. I will keep an eye out for this.

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  6. You always have the most fascinating products that I've never heard of. Anything deeply moisturising sounds a useful thing to keep in the bathroom cabinet.

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  7. I havent heard of this before i dont know why but i expected a sheet mask? haha

    www.beautyandtheboy.com

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  8. Reading the comments above - glad I'm not the only one who thought that the colour of it already makes it looks refreshing! I could really do with something like this right now. This weather is so confusing and my skin just doesnt know what to do!

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  9. I like the sound of this mask. I love masks like this that you can put on if skin and let sink in. I agree with others that the colour makes it look really refreshing.

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  10. My skin would love this! I love the idea of leaving it to soak in - it looks great. Kaz x

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  11. This mask sounds lovely! I haven't heard of the company before, but off to check them out.

    Laura x x x

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  12. This looks and sounds very refreshing!!! I'd love to try it - must check them out!

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  13. Bamboo? That does sound refreshing. I don't use such things being a bloke but I might sneak a little if my wife had some. Just don't tell anyone....

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  14. This sounds amazing! I don't use as much products on my face as I feel I should so perhaps this is a good brand to start with!

    Oliver • http://suedeandsymphony.com

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  15. This sounds fab - my skin could do with something like this right now! x

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  16. I have never heard of this before. I really need to take more care of my skin as I often neglect it x

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  17. My mummy's skin is awful at the moment! Really dull...this looks so refreshing and uplifting! Going to check it out for her!

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  18. I've never heard of this before but I love the sound of it, I love that it looks so refreshing as well as sounds it! xx

    Charli | Beauty and Lifestyle Blogger at CHARLI B

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  19. I think my skin would love a treat like this

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  20. I've heard good things about Erborian, I really need to try this mask! IT sounds great, my skin could use some hydrating. xx

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  21. Whoo this looks great! I need to start pampering myself more :)

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  22. this looks really hydrating and refreshing!

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  23. looks like a great product to hydrate the skin, I need one of these. Thanks for sharing.

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  24. This sounds amazing. It is definetly something i could do with using :)

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  25. Ooh these sound amazing. Must give them a go

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  26. Sounds like magic :D I love face masks and I would love to try x

    Laura
    Öku Möku

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  27. Oh I need to be lay in the bath with a face mask on right now! x

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  28. This looks lovely and refreshing! I wish I had the time for something like this right now!

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  29. I heard of erborian before, I wasn't sure how good it was though. Your review was extremely helpful will definitely give it a go.

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  30. Ooh wow I haven't heard of this mask before but it looks so refreshing! xxx

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  31. This sounds fab! For some reason, from the title/product name I was expecting it to be a sheet mask... It definitely looks super hydrating! :)

    Jess xo | The Indigo Hours

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  32. Ohhhh, that looks SO luxurious! I love using gel-consistency products on my face. Don't as me why...I just do. Maybe because they're so soothing :-)

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