After reading the hundreds of comments, good, bad and in-between I decided I had to try it. So I made my way over to the site where I discovered a normal size pot would set me back nearly 60 euro. Unwilling and unable to make that kind of investment, I purchased the try-before-you-buy size which set me back about 8 euro. And when they say trial size they really mean it, it is tiny!! But the results it claimed to produce were pretty impressive; a noticeable 3 day glow, tightening and toning of the skin, pore minimizing and dark circle lifting. If it delivered it would definitely be worth the price tag.
The first thing I noticed when I opened the tube was the really strong perfume-like scent, which put me off a little as I usually only use unscented products on my skin. I applied it to my clean skin, expecting it to "tingle" as the tube suggested. Now I don't have sensitive skin, but "tingle" was the understatement of the year. It stung, pretty bad. The texture is very harsh, with large exfoliating beads and pieces of green tea leaves, which tend to flake off. But I left it on and the stinging subsided. It hardened and tightened quite quickly, and after about 15 minutes I had to wash it off. I used a facecloth and warm water to take off the mask, which again was quite sore due to the texture.
And afterwards? Well luckily I didn't get a rash or stinging afterwards as some people had reported happening. My skin definitely felt softer and tighter, and a few blackheads had disappeared. But definitely nothing like the website and more glowing reviews had promised. There was no three day glow, my pores have not significantly reduced and my dark circles are definitely still present! Will I be buying this again? No. Would I recommend it to anyone? No- and definitely not to those of you who have sensitive skin. It was an ok mask, but I've purchased whole pots of masks for the price of this tester, with better results. This product is too harsh, too scented and too expensive. It's being marketed as a Hollywood secret, but I seriously doubt that any celebrities would let this stuff near their skin.
I recommend using an exfoliator and mask once a week- just not this one!
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