I feel like the Garnier Moisture Bomb Tissue Mask has been all over social media for the past few weeks now. Obviously Garnier spend quite a bit on their advertising campaigns and have got some top beauty bloggers and You Tubers involved with this launch, Estee Lalonde being one of them. The thing is though, when there is so much marketing behind a product, the cynical person in me wonders whether it can actually live up to the claims and hype surrounding it. So I bought a mask myself last week, and thought I’d give you my honest opinion on the Garnier Moisture Bomb Tissue Mask….
I’ll come out straight away and admit that I don’t use masks half as often as I should. In terms of exactly how often…it’s probably only about once a month at the most. Which is awful I know! The last mask I used was the L’Oreal Pure Clay Purity one which I found Okaaaay…., but nothing particularly special. I find that traditional clay masks are always so messy, and I don’t really like the feel and texture of them on my skin to be totally honest with you.
These new tissue masks which are on the market however, are totally different in that they are literally a ready-made mask complete with eye, nose and mouth holes and are designed to be put straight onto your face for a period of time (fifteen minutes in the case of the Garnier one).
What makes the Garnier Moisture Bomb Tissue Mask so different from other masks?
The concept behind tissue masks is that they are packed full of hydrating serum and skin-loving ingredients which when applied directly to the face, can be absorbed with maximum impact and therefore able to deliver maximum results.
This idea in itself comes from Asia, where these sort of masks have been used for a significant period of time. The infused tissue is supposed to flood the skin with hydration, and according to Garnier, their Moisture Bomb mask delivers one weeks’ worth of serum in just fifteen minutes…..
That’s a pretty bold claim.
So does it live up to the hype?
In a word: YES! This mask is seriously good, and I can happily say that my skin felt so soft and plump after removing it.
I’ll spare you the photos of me with the mask on, because I looked like Halloween had come early if you know what I mean..Honestly though, I actually managed to scare the hell out of myself when I looked in the mirror and saw this creepy white face looking back at me.
Anyone who follows me on Instagram will know exactly what I mean as I posted a few snaps on my Insta Story but suffice to say, best do the mask during the day unless you want to frighten yourself in a dimly lit bathroom late at night.
The mask is easy to apply and the nose, eyes and mouth sections make it comfortable despite the fifteen minute wear-time. It’s surprisingly heavy actually, and I guess that’s largely due to the amount of serum packed in it. It feels very dense and I did find quite a bit of excess serum after removing the mask which I just massaged into the face for added hydration.
I couldn’t say for sure if it lives up to the claim of reducing fine lines, because I personally couldn’t see much difference in that respect. But I can definitely confirm that it revives radiance and instantly hydrates the skin, which is exactly what I was hoping for. It felt like I’d had some sort of lovely spa massage (minus the scary reflection), and I think I’ll be using one of these at least once a week now that winter has well and truly set in and the colder weather wreaks havoc to my skin.
Hats off to Garnier. I can predict a lot more of these mask coming out from other brands over the next few months but I think I’ll be sticking with this one for a while yet.
They are currently on offer at Boots and Superdrug for an introductory special offer of 99p which is well worth it, so snap them up while you can. Even at the full price of £1.49, these masks are a beauty bargain.
Although this post has been focussed on the Garnier Moisture Bomb Tissue Mask, I thought I’d pop in a very brief review/thoughts on the latest Micellar Water offering from L’Oreal, as I saw this was on offer last week in Superdrug.
My micellar water of choice has been Garnier’s one since the year dot. Literally as soon as they brought out their iconic dupe to the Bioderma version I have never not been without a bottle of the stuff. I’ve been through countless bottles of the original pink-capped one, dabbled with the green ‘sensitive’ one, and most recently have been loving the yellow oil-infused one, which is so nourishing on the skin as well as effective at removing make up.
I think that’s what this L’Oreal Micellar Water lacks actually thinking about it, as although it’s very good at removing make up, it feels slightly stripping and dehydrating on the face. That’s not to say it isn’t a good product however, as I think it more than serves its purpose, and it’s brilliant for sensitive skin. For an affordable make up remover therefore, this offering from L’Oreal is certainly worth a try. It’s currently in Superdrug for less than £3.00 if I remember rightly, and that’s for a huge 400 ml bottle, although I’m not sure how long that offer is on for.
So that’s it for my little skincare review and first impressions – I hope you enjoyed this post and found it useful, and I’ll be back with a new post very soon!