As much as I love trying out, reviewing products and discovering little gems, the law of averages will always dictate that there will be a certain percentage of products that for whatever reason will simply not work for me. So in light of this I have decided to write up a series of posts detailing the products that simply did not blow me away. As always this is purely my personal opinion. What works for one person may not work for another. That is why the beauty industry is as big as it is, there is no one size fits all. This series of posts are in no way an attack on any company or brand. I will give the reasoning as to why I did not like a product etc. Let me know in the comments section below if there are any beauty products that you think are overly hyped or simply do not work for you.
Dr.Jart+ – Hydration Lover Rubber Mask
I picked up this Dr.Jart+ hydration lover rubber face mask whilst browsing the duty-free store in Frankfurt airport. I have tried and loved (and repurchased) the Dr.Jart+ hydration mask so I thought if that mask was good then this mask could only be better. This face mask is in no means purse friendly costing approximately €10 per mask but its ‘rubber mask’ description really intrigued me alongside my bustling obsession with all things face mask. So you know I just had to purchase one!
I decided to apply the mask on Halloween night (it seemed like an appropriate time) and honestly on first impression I felt pretty much underwhelmed about it. I definitely do not think it is worth the €10 price tag. Also, I thought the rubber itself would have been somewhat thicker but it is actually quite flimsy. So much so that it can tear easily. I also was not a fan of the “pre-goo” as I like to call it, that you apply before placing the rubber mask on your face. The “pre-goo” is supplied in a separate container and has a strange consistency to it, sort of like a creamy-gel infusion. Once I applied said goo, I unpacked the two separate sections of the rubber mask and placed them on my face. One other gripe I have is the excessive packaging. The rubber mask itself is packaged in a foil pouch with each piece protected on both sides by transparent plastic. The foiled pouch is then enclosed in a cardboard package and the separate “pre-goo” attached to the front of the package. The pre-goo itself is housed in a plastic container with a foil lid. I honestly think the packaging was a bit too much and quite unnecessary.
I let the mask sit on my face for a good 40 minutes as suggested in the instruction guide. Did I feel the rubber mask had any extra benefits over a normal sheet mask? Honestly no, I think I actually prefer the thinner sheet mask. My skin did not look or feel any different afterwards. What I would say is the ‘pre-goo’ and the rubber mask itself did not cause any skin irritations. My skin is always very sensitive so I was happy it did not irritate it. The two rubber pieces once applied actually feel nice and cool on the skin but this cooling action only lasts a couple of seconds until the mask comes up to body temperate. So here is the important question. Would I repurchase this facemask? Unfortunately no. I really wanted to like this mask but I really do not think it added any extra benefits to the look and feel of my skin. Price wise it is just too expensive for something I felt meh about when there are other fantastic face masks that are much better and cheaper on the market.