Beauty Abroad: Garnier Self-Heating Sauna Mask Review
Absolutely lovin’ the fact that Garner makes mask treatments in Asia! Dude, WTH? Why do we never get the cool stuff?
Recently, the Muse came across Garner Self-Heating Sauna Masks at a local Asian beauty shop so I hauled five packs, shrug they sounded good and the price was right at $3.00 for two.
What did I think?
Jump for it!
Aw, I so wanted to love them but I’m not really all that impressed.
These come in a dual pack so you basically rip one package apart and you end up with two masks, kinda nice right?
Garnier Pure Self-Heating Sauna Mask formula is supposed to be like Biore’s Self Heating mask but it fails miserably. It’s a bright blue mask you massage on, particularly paying attention to your t-zone. As you massage, yes you guessed it, it will heat up…but nope, no go. Heating action is very minimal, can barely feel it. I thought nothing of this as I assumed I’d go about rinsing off the mask and proceed to feel the “burn” during my rinse. Nope, no heat, no burn. The idea is to leave the mask on for 3 or so minutes and the self heating action will open up your pores and deep clean your face…oooo…ahhhh! No sense denying my face felt pretty darn clean after use however a tad on the dry side but that’s not a surprise as it’s probably best suited when my skin is oily in the Summer rather than dry in the Winter.
The packaging is a real problem for me. I generally like the idea of ripping apart and getting two masks for the price of one however it proves difficult and messy to get the mask out as it’s a foil rip open package and you’re left to digging the mask out with your fingers or trying to squeeze it all out, bit messy and not nice.
It’s marked up for oily, acne, or combination skin types but I’d avoid it if you’re anything else but oily as it will make you feel a tad tight after use.
Overall, the idea is nice but it’s not really worth tracking down when you can get better results with Biore Self Heating Mask.
Meh, not so fab.
If you want to try ’em I suggest heading to an Asian market or beauty store in your area however I did Google around and Sasa has them but they are showing as out of stock plus they are marked as $2.10 and I paid $3 for one pack that held two masks, so online the price is cheaper.
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