For this review, let’s talk about moisture! If you have read my earlier post on “Unveil My Beauty Secrets For Good-looking Skin”, you probably are aware that skin hydration is one of my most important factors for a great skin.
Whenever my skin is dehydrated, fine lines will get more prominent and skin will appear more dull-looking. And moreover, my face will tend to get oilier too and that is due to skin craving for moisture.
Therefore in addition to moisturizer, I will always include at least a hydrating product into my skincare regimen. Be it a mask, serum or lotion.
A few weeks ago, I have received my first parcel from Mary Kay. The big parcel comprises of a Mary Kay TimeWise Moisture Renewing Gel Mask, lovely tote bag, sleeping pillow, sleeping socks and eye mask. All in baby pink!
Mary Kay TimeWise Moisture Renewing Gel Mask is my first Mary Kay product that I will be reviewing.
This lovely hydrating pink set is definitely great for traveling.
About Mary Kay
Mary Kay Singapore Pte Ltd opened in 2009. Mary Kay, one of the largest direct sellers of skin care and color cosmetics, realized another year of record results. In 2008 Mary Kay Inc. and its international subsidiaries achieved $2.6 billion in wholesale sales worldwide. Mary Kay® products are sold in more than 35 markets worldwide, and the global Mary Kay independent sales force exceeds 1.9 million.
Wake up in the morning to skin that is hydrated, feels firmer, softer and looks smoother. The new Mary Kay! TimeWise! Moisture Renewing Gel Mask provides intense hydration and is formulated to nourish skin that has been depleted of moisture during the day. This new powerful age-fighting multi-tasker works overnight so skin appears plumped from within, and radiance is restored, to look younger and more resilient. It also helps reduce the appearance of pores, leaving skin feeling healthier, smoother and softer.
This intensely hydrating gel mask has been formulated to work at night while the skin is in its natural resting and recovery cycle. During the night, skin can more easily rebound than it can during the day when it is defending itself against the effects of stress and the environment. In fact, in an in-depth consumer study, women who used TimeWise® Moisture Renewing Gel Mask as a sleeping mask overwhelmingly agreed that it not only enhanced the overall appearance of their skin but also delivered these skin-renewing benefits.
- Instantly Hydrates
- Locks in Moisture
Mary Kay Timewise Moisture Renewing Gel Mask contains a handful of potent antioxidants such as euterpe oleracea fruit extract, tocopheryl acetate and anthemis nobilis flower extract.
Its key ingredient, sodium hyaluronate, helps to hydrate the skin by retaining water. Other beneficial ingredients are niacinamide, glycerin and squalene.
Alcohol Denat, second ingredient on the ingredient list, is a strong skin irritant. In high concentration, it can dry up the skin in a long run. Moisture Renewing Gel Mask also contains a couple of skin irritants such as anthemis nobilis flower extract, lavandula hybrida extract and linalool.
Timewise Moisture Renewing Gel Mask is a hydrating mask that is oil and fragrance-FREE. It is claimed to nourish and pamper skin by infusing it with moisture while firming, smoothing and refining skin texture.
It’s light and clear gel-like texture (with a tinge of pink) feels cool on my skin without pulling and tightness feeling. I will usually apply a thick layer onto my skin.
After leaving it on for about 10 minutes and rinse off with room temperature water afterward, my skin does feel superficial smooth and moisture to the touch. But I can’t visibly tell the difference to the naked eyes though. It is only when I touch my skin I can only feel the differences.
The fine lines and wrinkles seem to reduce a little but the result is not long lasting though.
In fact, I was actually shocked to find out that Alcohol Denat, a strong skin irritant, is listed as the second ingredient on the ingredient list. Which means the amounts can be plentiful. I’m just very puzzled on why alcohol is included on the hydrating mask. This harmful ingredient can dry up the skin which is bad bad bad! Isn’t the main purpose of this mask is to provide moisture? Or instead control oiliness? That is why even after usage, my skin does not feel as hydrating as compare with my usual moisturizer.
Mary Kay TimeWise Moisture Renewing Gel Mask is suitable for normal, combination or oily skin. But I will not recommend this mask to people with dry or extremely sensitive skin cos it contains alcohol which you may want to avoid.
Will I buy it? Unlikely!