It's time for the second installment of Face Mask Friday! This week I'm reviewing the Bliss Triple Oxygen Facial In a Box (£12 from www.debenhams.com). This kit contains enough for two three-step radiant skin facials.
The first stage is a mask- the Bliss Triple Oxygen Instant Energizing Mask. This isn't enjoyable to use at all and I couldn't feel or see any real results after using it. This is one of Bliss' cult products, but I just didn't get it. It comes in a minature pump bottle with enough for two applications. It comes out as a coral coloured gel, but when you start to rub in onto your face, it turns white and starts to froth. You leave it frothing on your face (which is actually quite tickly and annoying) for five minutes before wiping off. It's supposed to detoxify the skin by releasing Oxygen, Vitamin C and anti-oxidents into your skin so that it is left energised, brighter and glowing. For me, it didn't do anything as far as I could tell. It certainly didn't combat my dull and tired skin like it claims to.
Step two is a peel. Again, this isn't pleasant to use as it really stings the skin. The Bliss That's Incredi-'Peel' comes as two spa-strength glycolic acid resurfacing wipes. These are designed to be anti-aging pads that exfoliate the skin. They are supposed to retexturise and smooth the skin plus target fine lines and imperfections. I have dry skin, and if you do too, I wouldn't recommend using these as all they did was strip my skin of every last bit of moisture it had; leaving it feeling tight and uncomfortable. Those with sensitive skin should avoid too, as it really does burn.
The last step is a moisturiser. Again, this comes in two sachets. The Bliss Triple Oxygen Ex-'glow'sion Moisture Cream claims to give an "instant burst of youthful radiance", but it just left my skin feeling bogged down with product and greasy. It contains micro-alegae (to enhance cell turnover), Vitamin E (to neutralise free radicals that damage collagen production) and Oxygen and Vitamin C (to reinforce collagen synthesis and help the skin breath). I just found this to be a very thick cream that doesn't absorb well into the skin, leaving you feeling like you need to wash your face.
I am really disappointed with all of these and didn't see any positive results from doing these facials. I definitely wouldn't buy any of these products again- together in this set, or seperately. I don't usually feature products that I hate on this site, but that's why I'm enjoying this new Face Mask Friday series so much- it really is going to be a warts and all guide to the world of masks.
Have you tried the Facial In a Box from Bliss before?
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