What it says on the tube: This overnight replenishing mask with nature's most nourishing nightcaps, Plant Glycerin, Hyaluronic Acid and Apricot Kernal Oil, instantly queneces compromise skin with deeply satisfying moisture. Avocado Oil and Mango Butters build up a reservoir for tomorrow. And Japanese Seaweed helps prevent future moisture loss. Skin awakens refreshed, replenished, ready to face the day.
Twice a week or as desired, gently massage onto clean skin at bedtime. Tissue off excess.
I'm familiar with the Origins brand and regularly use Modern Friction and Never A Dull Moment in my skincare regime which I adore so I was expecting good things from this.
I followed the instructions and massaged it onto my face and tissued off the excess, only to have annoying bits of tissue left all over my face. Grrr. The mask itself feels like a light moisturiser and the formula reminded me very much of Elemis Papaya Enzyme Peel - they even smell similar.
I think instructions on the amount needed would be helpful in order to avoid the tissue fiasco but It felt somewhat cooling on my skin and I went to bed with high hopes of waking up looking 10 years younger.
I awoke the following morning to find a small cluster of whiteheads had formed overnight on my chin. Nice. They were easily exfoliated away but I didn't appreciate their impromptu appearance and put it down to the mask 'drawing out impurities' as I slept. My skin didn't look any brighter but had a faint softness about it.
I decided to try again 2 nights later and used less on my face which resulted in no issues with tissue (rhyming not intentional), and I had every intention of giving the mask a chance to redeem itself. Again my skin didn't look any better in the morning, but luckily I didn't wake up to find anything that resembled the start of toadstool season on my chin. To be perfectly honest my skin again felt a little soft to the touch but looked really dull and lacklustre - basically how I look when I sleep in my make up (Yeah I know, tut tut. Bad Yinks!).
I've used this a total of four times now and have concluded that this just isn't working for me. I was disappointed that it didn't leave my skin looking refreshed, boost its moisture or even make a visible difference to its texture. I had high hopes for this mask which has just been released but sadly it just didn't tick any boxes for me. Nil point!
Where can I get it from: Origins, Origins counters. Available from November 2009 (but it's on the site already).