I’m sorry that Face Mask Friday has been away for a good few weeks now – I’ve just been very busy and have fallen behind on the masks that I’ve been needing to try. I’m back this week with a review of the Forever Living Aloe Bio-Cellulose Mask – a sheet mask that has great skin benefits.
The Forever Living Aloe Bio-Cellulose Mask (£51 for 5 from Forever Living) is made from bio-cellulose, the most effective material for sheet masks. It’s incredibly thin and forms a second skin on the face, letting ingredients penetrate more deeply than any other type of mask. It’s made from natural bio-cellulose fibres fused with aloe and sea grass, so it’s environmentally-friendly.
The serum that the mask is infused with contains aloe, horse chestnut, Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid) and green tea, to hydrate the skin, tone the skin and even out skin texture and discolourations. It really rejuvenates dull, tired skin and gives it a real boost of moisture to make skin look fresh, healthy, youthful and awake.
Green tea contains caffeine to wake up the skin, and antioxidants to fight the environmental causes of premature ageing. Green tea is also an anti-inflammatory that helps combat skin redness. Ascorbic Acid is a powerful skincare ingredient – it too is an antioxidant and helps to brighten skin and even out discolourations. It also helps promote collagen synthesis – a key anti-ageing protein that keeps skin plump and elasticated.
Horse chestnut helps to even out skin tone and texture, as it improves blood circulation and is also an anti-inflammatory. What horse chestnut is also great at is inhibiting the breakdown of Hyaluronic Acid (a strong humectant that keeps skin hydrated); helping skin to retain its moisture levels.
Aloe is a big feature in this mask. Aloe Vera also contains a lot of antioxidants, as well as also being an anti-inflammatory and containing Vitamin C. Aloe also contains Vitamin A, which helps develop collagen and elastin, to keep skin firm and youthful. Aloe Vera is moisturising and soothing; leaving you with a fresh, calm face.
You wear the mask for 20-30 minutes, the massage in any remaining serum residue left on the skin. These masks are over £10 per use, and if this isn’t an amount that you would normally invest in skincare, you could save them for special occasions – they create a great plump and smooth base for makeup. I think these masks work very well, and they are definitely ones that I’d revisit.
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