The secret is in the mask, and its texture. And in the fact that we are forced to take a few extra moments to ourselves and enjoy life even when it comes to skin care ‒ with some good music, in a beautiful ambience, and with grateful thoughts about how much progress beauty industry has made, so don’t be surprised to learn that there are face creams and masks that can achieve miracles. I’ve already written about Starskin face masks: one of the reasons I love them is that they don’t come in the form of cream, but are applied to fabric, which gives you the instant sensation of a profound effect. It’s anew generation of treatment masks that only take 10-20 minutes helping you to make sure your skin is glowing just like Jennifer Lopez’s, that you hands are wonderfully soft, and your feet gentler than ever (their foot peeling is just divine) The area around the eyes becomes instantly smoother, without noticeable puffiness, and lighter as well. Starskin is a system and it’s a line of masks that you need, because each of them is tailored for a specific occasion; Red Carpet are the ones with an instant effect, which makes them perfect for special occasions and the times you have to look spectacular in a second.
I got the opportunity to test all the Starskin products these past few days, so it’s going to be hard to choose only one to review. From Glowstar face peeling with a very special sponge to an unpleasantly smelling, but ever so useful green face mask (it comes with a soap you simply have to have, because it has a detoxifying effect), it’s all to die for. The skin smoothing eye patches are a must-have, and the best morning ritual that gets you ready in no time, especially, if you store them in the fridge. The carefully selected names of the masks reveal their purpose: Behind the Scene and Red Carpet Ready both contain a serum to make the skin toned, elastic, and glowing. Personally, I prefer to use the Starskin masks in the evening, before I go to bed, like a small ritual just for me, but there are also weekends that start precisely with the face mask, for a change of pace. I realised that they’re ideal to prep your skin for makeup, never greasy or heavy. They don’t sit on top of your skin, but are invigorating, they have a smoothing effect on your skin and calm the problem areas. They do their magic in 15 minutes, after which the mask dries out, which allows you to tell when it’s time to remove it without actually checking the time.
All of the masks I’ve tested contain a large amount of fluid: you can put it to good use by applying the remaining serum to your neck and hands, because these areas are the first to show our true age, and yet we tend to forget about them. If you have a problem with enlarged pores, the following two products offer the solution: Starskin The Master Cleanser Foam and Starskin The Master Cleanser Mask. The smell isn’t the greatest, as I mentioned earlier, because it’s a mix of various algae. Every mask is the product of 1300 hours of work, because each mask consists of handpicked algae, soaked in a moisturising essence, which is composed of 90.37 % organic plant extracts. Different marine algae work on reducing redness and blemishes, protect, nurture and moisturise, tone, diminish lines and smooth the skin. Marine algae remove impurities, and their natural cooling effect diminishes the appearance of enlarged pores in only 15 minutes, but the effect will last for full 72 hours after the first use.
Starskin combined the most innovative and exclusive cosmetic methods with selected Korean formulas. The wide selection of their product line has me completely enthralled, and I can sincerely say, as a face-mask- aficionada, that you will be just as pleased with the results. All in all, it’s a straight A.