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Mask Monday | Fresh Black Tea Instant Perfecting Mask

I just looked up this product on Sephora.com and literally laughed out loud at the price...but I'm getting ahead of myself.

Samples are a beautiful thing.

Fresh Black Tea Instant Perfecting Mask sample - www.modenmakeup.com
Fresh Black Tea Instant Perfecting Mask sample - www.modenmakeup.com

From Fresh's site: "PRODUCT DETAILS

Black Tea Instant Perfecting Mask with advanced antioxidants is a hydrating treatment that reveals smoother, healthier-looking skin while enhancing luster and immediately softening the complexion. The innovative mask’s velvety whipped texture has a cooling effect to refresh the skin and the senses.

THE PROOF*
Proven to have a significant moisturizing effect for 6 hours
94% reported softer skin
84% noticed more supple skin
81% felt it smoothed and improved skin texture

*in vivo

KEY INGREDIENTS
  • Black tea ferment is an advanced antioxidant that helps to defend against wrinkle-causing free radicals** while softening, smoothing, and enhancing luster. 
  • Lychee seed extract helps maintain the skin’s elasticity.** 
  • Polysaccharides help to smooth the skin. 
  • Jicama root juice is notable for its hydrating and nourishing properties. 
**in vitro

HOW TO USE

Cleanse and towel-dry skin. Apply to the face, avoiding the eye area. Leave on for 5-10 minutes and rinse. Use 2-3 times per week."

Fresh products are raved about on YouTube but since I tried their Soy Face Cleanser and wasn't impressed with the scent, I'm not sold on the brand. Thankfully this mask smells like cucumber due to the extracts used. The product consistency is like a thick lotion; it spread easily upon application. I noticed the "cooling effect" that was advertised immediately.

Fresh Black Tea Instant Perfecting Mask freshly applied - www.modenmakeup.com
Fresh Black Tea Instant Perfecting Mask freshly applied

A tingling sensation occurred around my nose while I wore the mask; otherwise there was no discomfort and the product dried without causing tightness.

Fresh Black Tea Instant Perfecting Mask after 12 minutes - www.modenmakeup.com
Fresh Black Tea Instant Perfecting Mask after 12 minutes

Ingredients: AQUA (WATER), GLYCERIN, RICE FERMENT FILTRATE (SAKE), CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE, PENTYLENE GLYCOL, SODIUM POLYACRYLATE, BETAINE, SACCHAROMYCES FERMENT FILTRATE, CAMELLIA SINENSIS LEAF EXTRACT, AVENA SATIVA (OAT) KERNEL EXTRACT, VITIS VINIFERA (GRAPE) SEED OIL, LITCHI CHINENSIS SEED EXTRACT, RUBUS FRUTICOSUS (BLACKBERRY) LEAF EXTRACT, ROSA DAMASCENA FLOWER OIL, SODIUM HYALURONATE, ADENOSINE, TOCOPHERYL ACETATE, TOCOPHEROL, ETHYLHEXYL PALMITATE, POLOXAMER 407, BUTYLENE GLYCOL, PARFUM (FRAGRANCE), HYDROGENATED LECITHIN, MENTHOXYPROPANEDIOL, MALTODEXTRIN, SILICA, CI 77891 (TITANIUM DIOXIDE), TRIHYDROXYSTEARIN, HYDROXYETHYLCELLULOSE, DISODIUM EDTA, SODIUM CITRATE, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, CITRIC ACID, CARAMEL, HEXYLENE GLYCOL, POTASSIUM SORBATE, BHT, BIOTIN, PHENOXYETHANOL, LINALOOL

Fresh Black Tea Instant Perfecting Mask ingredients - www.modenmakeup.com

So I went in kinda "meh" and after using the product I thought it was ok. If hydration is your skin concern, I could see how using this product as often as directed would be beneficial. It definitely does leave the skin feeling softer and more smooth. The price is what put this in 'no go' territory; $92USD bruh? Nah Fam. Yes, that gets you 3.3 oz or 100 ml but that's a lot to spend at once for just an ok product. What I find interesting is that that is the only size available.

Hard pass.

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