The Review: Burt's Bees Hydrating Sheet Mask
For the first few months of the year we start to hear, and think, a lot more carefully about self-care and our resolutions for the year ahead. Practicing self-care is all about remembering to take the time and care to look after and treat yourself on a regular basis because, hey, you deserve it! Already this year we’ve seen a huge rise in the popularity of skin care products intended to pamper and treat yo’self! In particular, face masks have become the most popular and highly featured products or topics of conversation on beauty blogs, Youtube channels and at your local Sephora. Here at eVitality Voices we always encourage our readers to #BeGoodToTourself, so with that in mind, I decided to take advantage do a little practical research into the mask trends and give you my own honest review and experience of Burt’s Bees Hydrating Sheet Mask.
Sheet masks are wildly popular at the moment due to the growing popularity of the k-beauty trend and skin care routines in North America. It’s likely you’ve seen your favourite beauty blogger’s sharing selfies wearing these masks that make them look a little bit like Hannibal Lecter at the spa. Full disclosure – I totally freaked out my roommate in the process while dramatically entering a room while wearing the Burt’s Bees Hydrating Sheet Mask. Now these sheet masks are nothing like painful peel-off masks; they’re usually cotton sheets (somewhat similar to baby wipes) with holes cut out for your eyes, nose and mouth and soaked in serums intended to moisturize your face while you wear them.
The Burt’s Bees Hydrating Sheet Mask is infused with clary sage to moisturize, balance pH and improve the texture of your skin. AND, bonuses with this mask: it’s made with 99% natural ingredients, is dermatologist tested and free of parabens, phthalates and petrolatum! It’s also pretty easy to use and makes way less mess than some of the other masks I’ve tried – simply unwrap, unfold and smooth over your cleansed face. After 5 minutes, voilà you’re done!
There was no separator to the mask which meant it was a little tricky to unfold and the material was quite thick so it didn’t adhere to my face as easily as other sheet masks. Not a huge deal, but I didn’t feel like I could walk around without it falling off! Overall the experience was pretty enjoyable – partly because the mask has a mild fruity scent (which I’m guessing comes from the natural Kiwi extract) and partly because I was able to take the 5 minutes to just relax and kick back. When I removed the mask however, there wasn’t as much excess serum to massage in as with some of the k-beauty sheet masks I’ve tried. Nevertheless, after massaging in the residue, my first reaction to the mask was wow – my skin was smooth, moisturized and dewy! This time of year I find my skin is super dry and even begins to peel so I was pretty happy with the results - I felt my skin stayed slightly more moisturized than usual for a few days after using it, so I definitely recommend it to anyone with normal-dry skin. But, as it wasn’t super serum-heavy, for those with really dry skin it probably wouldn’t be moisturizing enough.
I'll leave you with this little bit of skincare wisdom that I've learned while reviewing: it’s great to have fun with your skin care routine and try new things every now and then, but remember to think critically before you try out a flashy new skin care trend and practice patience when it comes to your skin. It may not be as exciting, but to see long-lasting and effective results, nothing beats a consistent skin-care routine with good-quality products that suit your own skin! As always, never forget to #BeGoodToYourself!