KLAIRS | Freshly Juiced Vitamin E Mask
When Klairs came out with the Freshly Juiced Vitamin E face mask it was hard not to get intrigued by the innovation! It’s a cream mask with a unique jelly texture that has “shape memory”. This might be unfamiliar, but basically, shape memory means it remembers the original shape. So the product comes back to the same shape as it was. Therefore, this texture helps the product tightly adhere onto the skin, giving an even and flat surface when applied. This mask promises to soften, hydrate, nourish and brighten the skin.
Key ingredients are: Vitamin E, Niacinamide, Hyaluronic Acid and Ceramide NP.
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First Impressions – Regular Mask
The mask comes in a beautiful packaging with a holographic front. There’s also a spoon included for easy and hygenic application.
The first thing that hit me while applying it was the strong herbal scent. I literally started coughing. Not exaggerating! It didn’t sting my eyes, and it didn’t make me chuckle more, but that doesn’t mean I wasn’t bothered. The scent toned down a bit after 10 minutes or so.
One small spoon was enough to cover my whole face and neck. The “shape memory” is impressive as within a few minutes the mask seems to have vanished deep into the skin. It dries sticky but doesn’t feel that uncomfortable. To use it as a sleeping mask though, you’d have to put a thin layer, or as they recommend on Wishtrend, by mixing a tiny amount with an essence or cream.
The Vitamin E mask washed off easily, but I went with a stroke of a soaked cotton pad with toner, just to be sure everything came off. My skin felt soft and plump. But I wouldn’t say that I saw a huge difference in my skin.
Second Impressions – Sleeping Mask
After cleansing, toning, and serum-ing, I put a thin layer of the Vitamin E mask all over my face and neck. I topped it off with another thin layer of moisturizer to get rid of the stickiness. It helped somewhat. Didn’t cough this time, but I still found the scent too herbal for me.
However, after an hour or so I had to wipe it off from my neck/jawline after bumps and aggravation started to occur – that’s where I’m most breakout-prone these days. I guess the mask felt too heavy for that area.
I swiped it off with an acid toner and re-moisturized with my regular night cream. Thankfully, my skin calmed down. The rest of my face seemed to not be bothered by having the mask on.
I wasn’t too comfortable sleeping with it though. Some of the stickiness felt through. But not enough to feel like I need to change pillow covers as I only had put a thin layer on.
When I woke up 9 hours later, my skin seemed hydrated and soft, but nothing extraordinary. Mostly like it always feels like with my current routine. No new pimples on the face, however, I did get an angry one below my jawline where my skin got irritated.
Conclusion & Full Experience
It’s gone 6 months of using the Klairs vitamin E mask. I never went tried again to use it as a sleeping mask as I concluded that my skin isn’t that sort of dry to handle it. Instead, I’ve been mostly using it as a morning face mask to energize and plumb my skin for the day, or when it has felt particularly dry. Also, I haven’t experienced any other irritation than as for that time.
I don’t find it to be heavily transformative on the skin, but it’s a lovely nourishing mask that I’ve grown to look forward to using.
What I mostly don’t like about this mask and other Klairs products is the herbal scent that’s throughout the line. It’s very heavy on Lavender, and it’s not my liking. Sometimes it’s mild and sometimes, like in this mask, it’s quite heavy. I’m also amazed that other’s don’t seem to agree with me or note upon it. As Renee Jacques editor of The Klog writes:
“I’m also happy to report that the scent of the mask is pretty mild. I’m not a fan of heavily-scented products and thankfully Klairs never releases products with lots of fragrance. The Freshly Juiced Vitamin E Mask smells faintly of baby powder but mostly just like a “fresh” product with a clean scent.“
I personally don’t see where she picked up baby powder? I’ve read other reviewers calling it mild. Maybe it’s my batch or something? I will admit though, that the strength of the scent has declined with each use. As of now, it doesn’t linger on as strongly after application as before. However, not enough to say that it’s okay for sensitive skin in my opinion. Just enough to make it tolerable and for me to give it another chance. As with each use I’ve grown to like it more and more as a hydrating and brightening mask.
Still unsure if I would repurchase it though solely based on the fragrance. Klairs as a brand has unfortunately not fully impressed me yet. Nonetheless, had this been completely fragrance-free or with a milder non-herbal scent, I wouldn’t think too much of it. I would probably repurchase within a heartbeat!
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