Yet another sheet mask for this month’s Face Mask Friday (and yet again it’s another Tony Moly one… sorry that will probably be the case for a while!). I don’t have many non sheet masks left to try, and I’ve been desperately trying to finish up some other multi-use ones before I crack out another one.
Last week my skin seemed like it was about to start it’s third mini freak out since Christmas, right before my Hen Party. My sister also said her skin was breaking out via text and I said crack out the tea tree… naturally in my house I could not find my own Tea Tree, but I did remember that I had a Tea Tree mask from industrial sized variety box from Tony Moly, waiting and ready to go, so Thursday night I lay in bed just before going to sleep and enjoyed it for as long as I possibly could.
I was wondering just how nice a tea tree mask would be, I know the Body Shop do one (or did one?) however being a cream based one you can place it not close to the eyes. Tea Tree is a pretty intense smell that makes my eyes water when it gets too close, and with a sheet mask you can’t really control the proximity to your eyes… unless you fancy doing some DIY adjustments with a pair of scissors to the mask.
Luckily my paper snowflake skills were not required to butcher the mask, it smelt vaguely of Tea Tree, but really more alcoholic than Tea Tree, when I inspected the ingredients list Tea Tree was the 14th, and last thing listed so I imagine the quantities were quite low. This mask was very very wet and watery feeling, by far the wettest out of all the Tony Moly ones I’ve tried thus far, it was so wet it ended up with the ability.
There was nothing after removing the mask that immediately made me think it had done any thing of note. On inspection the next morning I noticed that overall my complexion was more neutral, it was looking quite red. The spots that I had coming up on my cheeks, forehead and noticeably chin did look like they had shrunk a little since the evening before. Was my skin perfect by morning? No. Do I think this helped get the situation in order? Yes.
Other than it helping calm the skin down completely, I woudn’t say this had any additional effects for me. I didn’t walk away feeling like my face was nourished or moisturised. And whilst I think it did sooth the skin, I didn’t find it particularly fresh feeling as I expected I would. But never the less for a breakout situation I’d use this again, I just wouldn’t expect the biggest miracles from it.
Are you a tea tree fan? It was a product my Mum had bottles of for spot control for my sister and I when we were younger and it’s automatically an ingredient I gravitate towards now!