The Art:Cell Aurora Pearl Mask Review
Confession time: I bought this for the packaging (that happens to me a lot, actually). But come on - mermaids? Who could say no? I may have had a Little Mermaid themed bathroom at 16, but I'll never admit it :)
This pearl mask promises to brighten dull skin and create a “luminous glow”. I bought it on Facetory and can’t seem to find it on eBay or Amazon.
In short - I’m not really impressed. The pearl cellulose sheet does feel nice and adheres very well. The mask is drenched in serum to the point of leaking onto the neck and chest (not the most pleasant feeling). The serum is full of some sort of shimmer that lingers on the face (maybe that’s what’s meant to provide that luminous glow effect?) and I’m not crazy for it. My inner mermaid not pleased.
Despite waiting a good 5 minutes after removing the mask for the serum to absorb, my face felt sticky and I had to splash it with water before continuing with the rest of the routine. My skin did seem more hydrated and supple, but there are many other masks that provide better effects without the downsides.
Moral of the story: not every mask is a winner, and I try them so you don’t have to :)
Ingredients: Water, Dipropylene Glycol, Glycerin, Niacinamide, Betaine, Butylene Glycol, Sodium Hyaluronate, Pearl Extract (1,000ppm), Mother of Pearl Extract, Spirulina Platensis Extract, Chlorella Minutissima Extract, Leontopodium Alpinum Extract, Saussurea Involucrata Extract, Glutathione, Pearl Powder, Arginine, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Carbomer, PEG-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Cyclopentasiloxane, Propanediol, 1,2-Hexanediol, Caprylyl Glycol, Illicium Verum (Anise) Fruit Extract, Xanthan Gum, Adenosine, Disodium EDTA, Ethylhexylglycerin, Gardenia Florida Fruit Extract, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Tin Oxide, Titanium Dioxide, Phenoxyethanol, Fragrance