If you know me, you know I am obsessed with facial masks – especially one with hydrating properties. In this entry, I would like to share some thoughts on the NARSskin Aqua Gel Luminous Mask.
Infused with NARS exclusive Light Reflecting Complex™, this advanced treatment provides a surge of hydration anytime, leaving skin feeling ultra-soft, vibrant and filled with visible youth-boosting benefits. Lightweight and velvety to the touch, it plumps skin with aqua moisture, helping it achieve a new level of luminosity.
For all skin types.
Dermatologist Tested. Non-Comedogenic. Synthetic Fragrance Free. Paraben Free. Alcohol-Free. Oil-Free.
*product descriptions above extracted from NARS website
The NARSskin Aqua Gel Luminous Mask comes in a pearly off-white plastic tube with a screw on cap. The packaging is really pretty and I like how “thick” and sturdy the plastic tube is – it’s not soft and filmsy like most plastic tubes out there, it’s hard and structured if you know what I mean.
I have been using this mask for a good couple of months – since November last year. I use it fortnightly together with a selection of other facial masks depending on my skin’s condition.
This mask bears a very pleasant scent – which is slightly stronger as compared to rest of the NARSskin products. Texture is soft and creamy with a gel-like consistency. The white cream spreads over the entire face easily and has a translucent appearance.
The shiny appearance disappears once the product starts to get absorbed and dry – and that’s when you know it’s time to wipe it off (if you are not watching the clock). I give my face a good massage before removing the mask – only for about 1-2 minutes.
I find occasion massages help circulation and absorption rate to increase. But because of my sensitive skin, I only do it for a short time – too much massage breaks me out.
I love the smell for sure. I also like the cooling and freshness upon application. The mask doesn’t dry “hard” which makes removing a bliss.
However, after wiping off or rinsing off, the mask leaves a slippery layer of film (when contact with water) – which I don’t quite like and strange enough, I have not encountered this feeling with other masks I have. To ease this uncomfortable feeling, I use a foaming cleanser to give my face a final wash.
With a foaming cleanser, the slippery feeling is gone.
Overall, I find this a decent performer, a good basic hydrating mask. If you are looking to boost up your skin’s moisture level for a night’s out or special occasion, this does the job.
The NARSskin Aqua Gel Luminous Mask retails at S$58 for 75ml of product, made in USA.
I have reviews of more NARSskin products coming up soon. I must say, I am overall impressed with the textures and lightweight qualities of this line – makes them very well suited for even a hot and humid country like Singapore. And, I love the simple, modern and minimalist packaging.
Thank you for reading.