Many skincare articles in Japanese magazines recommend frequent use of face masks, some even suggest doing it every single day. The goal is to get a well moisturized skin and to get rid of dark spots. Although I can’t commit to such routine, I’ve been having at least two pampering sessions a week.
I’ve been using Pai’s Rosehip BioRegenerate Rapid Radiance Mask during the past month. It was a part of one of their two holidays gift sets. You currently can’t get it on their website but I saw from Twitter that both of the limited edition masks might become permanent from April 2, 2015!
I threw away the box but this is what I saved from BeautyBay website as of February, 2015.
Aqua, Glycerin **, Helianthus Annuus Seed Oil *, rosa canina seed extract *, ricinus communis seed oil *, Butyrospermum Parkii Butter *, glyceryl stearate citrate, cetearyl alcohol, prunus domestica seed * oil, kaolin, fragaria vesca leaf extract, rosa canina fruit extract *, sodium anisate, acacia senegal gum, carya ovata bark extract, glyceryl caprylate, xanthan gum, tocopherol, sodium Levulinate, Rosmarinus officinalis leaf extract *, lactic acid
* Certified Organic by the Soil Association (Organically produced 75% of product). ** Organic origin.
Consistency and Scent
This mask has a creamy with a smell like the Pai Rosehip BioRegenerate Oil but stronger, a herbal medicine kind of smell. The scent fades away as you leave the mask on for a few minutes. The color is actually more mustardy that what my phone camera can capture.
How I Use It
After cleansed and big exfoliation (now I’m using a sample size of Pai’s Kukui and Jojoba Beads exfoliator), I leave the mask on for 20 – 30 minutes then wipe off with a warm muslin cloth. I immediately follow with the Rosehip BioRegenerate Oil that came with the gift set and continue with the rest of my nighttime routine.
During the mask, my skin feels very cooling and relaxed. It is easy to wipe off and makes me feel hydrated and nourished. At the first application I left the mask on for about 10 minutes according to the directions but I saw no visible results. Then I read many reviews saying they saw great results when leaving the mask on longer (some even use it as an overnight mask). So, the next time I decided to leave it on for about 20 minutes and I started to see some radiance. When I leave on for 30 minutes, my fine lines become less visible, however once left the mask on for an hour and I got small red patches on my face.
This is a lovely and gentle mask that I might be repurchasing in the future. It gives radiance and hydration without being greasy which is what I was looking for. I hope it will become permanent so I don’t have to be too careful on the amount I’m applying. Although I don’t think everyone will like the scent of it, I recommend this mask for those who need hydration especially normal to dry skin types. Since it’s non-greasy, oilier skin people who need hydration might benefit from it as well. For those who have sensitive skin, you might want to patch test this first and definitely don’t leave it on for too long.
Bought as a gift set from: www.paiskincare.com
Price: 300 DKK (+50 DKK for express delivery)
Made in: UK