Eco-conscious, cruelty-free beauty brands have been taking the beauty world by storm, and rightfully so. They represent all that is desired in beauty: quality, quality, quality. And while you gleefully use the products over and over again, you can rest assured that your quality does not test on animals.
One of these brands is MyChelle. Ethically sourced and sustainable, their products boast dermatological ingredients with clean and bioactive skin care to achieve long lasting, superior results.
Now, if you’re anything like me and suffer from dry skin during the cold Canadian winter months, then you’re sure to have tried every moisturizer under the sun. So, I decided to try out MyChelle’s Hydrating Cactus Mask to see if it lived up to the hype. A true lover of Cacti and Succulents alike, I was intrigued by the this mask’s use of the plant, since I’ve mostly known them to sit prettily on my window sill, but nonetheless gave it a try.
Here are my thoughts:
This scent was truly a surprise that I did not see coming. It’s delicious. Like not just in a “ooh that smell’s good for a beauty product” kind of way, but more in a “is that candy?” way. The smell reminds me of the blue raspberry jolly rancher, and I’m all here for it.
The texture of the mask is super lightweight, which I’m not used to when it comes to masks. I tend to lean more toward clay or peel-off masks, but, that being said, the nice upside to the lightness of the Hydrating Cactus Mask was that it was super easy to wash off afterwards. And frankly, I enjoyed how lightweight it was. Washing it off took significantly less time than my usual masks.
Five to ten minutes. FIVE. TO. TEN. MINUTES. This is brilliant. The amount of masks I do that take 5 minutes just to apply and then another 15-20 minutes while I wait for it to do its magic is crazy. I’m a busy lady and “ain’t nobody got time for that.” But 5-10 minutes? That I can do. You only do the masks 1-2 times a week so I found it worked best for me to do it in the morning and often did it while I brushed my teeth.
So, the packaging says you may feel slight tingling – and I did. The first time I used the mask it was a bit of shock to me. Also because I don’t think my face was expecting it. But, I realized it doesn’t really feel like tingling but more so you feel the mask cooling. You know when you chew really minty gum and then breath in cold air in the winter? That’s what this mask feels like, but all over your face. And honestly, I liked it.
I think I need to give it a bit more time to fully see significant changes, but that’s not to say that I haven’t seen any yet. I usually get dry patches in my T-Zone and since using the mask, while still there, the patches have definitely decreased in size. So I know it’s working, and I’m excited to see what long-term effects look like!