Recently I have been lucky enough to try some wonderful cloth masks supplied to me by Larisa from Michika. Larisa loved cloth masks so much, she created her own for when she was breastfeeding and needed something effective but gentle and easy to use. Introducing…
MICHIKA: Complexion Synergist
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Price: ( $ ) $17.30 for packet of 5, available from the Michika website. Postage is flat rate $6.50 Australia wide.
Application: As per a regular sheet mask, unpack and place over face, leaving for 10+ minutes. When taking off, dab the excess serum over face and neck and allow to absorb.
Thoughts: Michika: Complexion Synergist is a fabulous mask. With Green Tea extract, Vitamins C and E and Hyalauronic Acid, this mask packs a punch and is chock full of goodness. It is a gel texture that absorbs well, doesn’t drip and is not sticky once absorbed. If you wanted to read more about synergy, and what this means for this mask, go here.
Leaving it on for just 10 minutes leaves skin fresh, bright and plump. I felt a slight, pleasant tingle the first few times I used this mask, which shows just how effective it is. My skin was immediately brightened, and was definitely hydrated and refined. The fragrance is very light and fresh so this mask is super relaxing. With my combination skin, I didn’t have to use any moisturiser after this had absorbed, but now that it is a bit colder/drier, I could happily put a moisturiser over top before bed to ensure incredibly hydrated skin. I *love* how simple the ingredients list is on this mask, and that the Green Tea Extract is high on the list – as this is reputed to help acne-prone skin (like mine – weeeee!!!). I had no breakouts from this mask, and can agree that it’s great for sensitive skin (although you should always do a patch test first if you are prone to sensitivity of course).
Conclusion: Effective mask for brighter, hydrated skin. Seems a little on the pricier side than what I am used to paying for sheet masks, but for the effectiveness, these would be worth it for me. I tried this once a week, then twice a week, and prefer using it twice for better results. A very light exfoliation could be good before using the Michika mask, but for my skin I tried not to exfoliate too much as I did feel that initial tingle. With the Michika mask, I saw much better results than with other brightening cloth masks I have tried, so I would be very inclined to continue using them!
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Disclaimer: Michika: Complexion Synergist Mask was provided to me for consideration. This review is my honest opinion based on my personal experience and has been in no way influenced.