New to hit the western markets, straight from Korea….presenting the Splash Mask or Patting mask. A new innovation in my beloved mask category. Claims to condense a 20 minute mask ritual to 15 seconds ritual for an instant glow.
Glow Recipe explains how it works:
A concentrated blend of lactic acid and botanical extracts in each splash mask work to re-texturize and smooth skin instantly and increase radiance over time. This Blithe Patting Splash Mask is formulated with citrus fruit extracts and honey to help brighten skin for a natural, youthful glow. The splashing, then patting action helps the mask to absorb quickly and efficiently for a quick and easy treatment that puts the face mask practically on the go (Source: Glow Recipe’s video demo here).
With a concentrated, unadulterated ingredient list (lactic acid as the 2nd ingredient followed with some lush botanical extracts and oils) this fella means pure business with noticeable results. The formulation is also Free of Parabens, Synthetic Dyes & Fragrances, Mineral Oils.
Yet another time, I was hugely skeptical and almost dismissed it even before trying it. But what kept the tiniest bit of hope alive was the ingredient listing. Not one thing jumps negatively at me except it might be intense for sensitive skins. The consistency is like water and scent is fresh and citrusy.
Recommended way of use is mix a capful in a bowl of water and splash 10-15 times. Alternatively, take a capful and pat under shower. Whilst both these methods are fine, they work great for someone in a rush.
For me personally I don’t like rushing my masking ritual, also I feel these ingredients need more ‘face time’. So my methods include: take some in palm of hand, pat it in face and wait till skin is dry to touch and then splash water. Or mix with flower water (rose, jasmine whatever your heart desires) and use/spritz/splash as acid exfoliation toner. Or mix with cleansing powder/ubtan, make a paste and apply as mask and exfoliate away. Or can be used in bath for whole body. Or soak a compressed face mask tablets in this liquid and slap it on.
The methods of application can be as creative as they can get but what remains consistent is the result on skin. Bright, radiant skin like someone slapped it to life! This product is truly tailored for clumsy individuals like me. The only downside is the packaging, I would have preferred a pump instead of pouring liquid which causes spillage and wastage of this precious juice. Despite this downside I love this product and intend on exploring its other flavours (so to speak).
Definitely look into this, now available in Sephora too so you can try a sample.