What is it?
Blithe Patting Splash Mask – Rejuvenating Purple Berry
Star ingredients Possible Acne trigger/not so good ingredients
Water, Glycerin, Lactic Acid, Vaccinium Myrtillus Fruit Extract, Saccharum Officinarum (Sugar Cane) Extract, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Fruit Extract, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Fruit Extract, Acer Saccharum (Sugar Maple) Extract, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, panthenol, 1,2-Hexanediol, Sodium lactate, Gardenia Florida Fruit Extract, Ipomoea Batatas Root Extract, Fragrance, Euterpe Oleracea Fruit Extract (40ppm), Rubus Fruticosus (Blackberry) Fruit Extract (40ppm), Vaccinium Angustifolium (Blueberry) Fruit Extract (40ppm), Fragaria Chiloensis (Strawberry) Fruit Extract(40ppm), Rubus Idaeus (Raspberry) Fruit Extract (40ppm), Tocopheryl Acetate, Adenosine, Dextrin (cosdna.com)
The ingredients look great! I love that there are many extracts in here.
PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil derived from castor oil. It’s deem safe to use in cosmetics with limitation for use and concentration. But that can be apply to everything else. There’s always limitation regarding ingredients level in any formula (some exception probably be hydrosols and water) but you know what I meant 😉 The biggest concern regarding with PEG-40 is contamination with impurities. That’s why you always want to buy from a company with good reputation 🙂
I don’t really care for any products that added fragrance. I don’t like synthesized fragrance, they give me headache and sometimes skin irritation. But I didn’t notice any skin irritation with this product. The smell is kind of fake berry… it reminded me of Pop-Tarts for some reason lol
Lactic acid belong to a group of AHA (alpha hydroxy acids). Other AHA acids include glycolic acid from sugar cane, mandelic acid from bitter almonds, citric acid, malic acid from apples. AHA helps sheds the surface of skin to reveal brighter and smoother skin. Depending on your skin, irritations can occur if you have sensitive skin or use in high concentration. As with any of chemical exfoliation it might make you sensitive to the sun. You should always wear sunscreen if you go outside anyway.
Who is it for?
- Anyone who wants to have smoother and brighter skin.
- Anyone who doesn’t have time for sheet masks.
- Anyone who loves fast results.
- Anyone who is not sensitive to AHA, specifically to lactic acid.
How do you use it?
I use it once in the evening while in the shower. I do not like the instruction of diluting it in a bowl of water. First and foremost I never ever wash my face out of a bowl. I just think it’s dirty lol. Imagine you have to sanitize the bowl every time after use! But that’s just me.
- First I cleaned my face with my regular facial cleanser.
- Then pat the mask on my wet face. I normally use 1/2 of the cap instead of the full cap as they suggested. That’s plenty for me.
- The liquid is slightly more viscous than water, when you pat it on your face you can feel a film is forming. It’s hard for me to describe as I’m not a writer lol but it’s not sticky at all.
- I smear and pat that on for about 15 secs then wet my hands and pat some more so the mask can be absorbed and the excess get wash off.
- I normally skipped my acid toner step after this because lactic acid is AHA and that’s enough for me. My skin is still very weak 🙁
Price & where to buy
$48.00 for 200ml from www.glowrecipe.com
I was lucky enough to win this from an instagram giveaway from glowrecipe. Thank you! But that doesn’t affect my opinions regarding the product. Trust me, I’ll tell you if something doesn’t work for me 😉
I think I found a new friend in lactic acid. Compare to all the acid toners I had tried, this mask by far is giving me the best results. My skin immediately feel smoother, pores are super clean, my skin looks so much brighter and continue to improves from the first use. My skin doesn’t feel dry or irritate at all maybe because the acid doesn’t stay on my face long. Regardless, my PIH marks faded much faster! I’m in love!
Worth repurchase? A definitely yes for me! I want to try the other two flavors from this line also 🙂
Have you tried this mask before? Did you have similar results? Are there any other lactic acid product that you love? I would love to hear your recommendation 🙂