Faith in Face After Shower Look Hydrogel Mask is an interesting gel mask that promises to give you fresh out of the shower skin. There’s so much truth here right? I mean maybe it’s the steam, maybe it’s the warm water, who knows? But when you step out of the shower and look in the mirror doesn’t your complexion look incredible? I know mine does. My skin has this natural flux, my complexion looks brighter and more youthful, I dunno what it is but I look damn good after a shower with zero makeup or concealer on. Obviously, someone was going to try to recreate that look and stick it into a bottle or a mask and Faith in Face was the brand that decided to give it a go.
But that after shower look aside, I think one of the things that originally attracted me to the brand was the fact it looked so much like Soap & Glory. Which, although I have a hit and miss relationship with, I love very much. I think one of the first products I tried from the brand was their Swan Feather Coating Cream but for some reason, as much as I love a good facial sheet mask, I didn’t try out their masks.
Because I really hate gel masks! They tend to slip off my face and I have to lay down when I’m wearing them. I like to multitask when I wear a sheet mask, laying down, doing nothing, can’t handle it.
None the less, Faith in Face After Shower Look Hydrogel Mask finally made their way into my stash and here’s how things went down.
Faith in Face After Shower Look Hydrogel Mask arrive in packs of 3 and typically set you back around $10 bucks. I think they might be available as single purchases or even in bigger boxes but I’ve only seen the boxes of three where I shop them.
The mask has two parts one of which is for the upper portion of your face and one for the lower. The lower portion fit great but the lower portion did slip and slide off my face so, laying back, and maybe listening to some music is the best way to get through the 30 minute wear on this one because attempting anything else is a little hard. If you dislike the sliminess of a regular sheet mask you might be happier with a gel mask. These have a gel texture and adhere closer to the skin than a fiber mask not to mention they are a lot less “wet”. Although be warned they still feel very slippery. I didn’t notice any fragrance in this mask nor any of the masks from the Faith in Face Collection but they do contain silicones so, beware sensitive users.
The mask isn’t reusable and you don’t have to rinse your face after using it. It always surprises me when someone says they rinse after using a sheet mask. Why?! You’re removing all that good essence! Don’t rinse! Apply the mask, wait 30 minutes, remove, pat your skin gently, and toss the mask in the garbage. Done!
So, does this give you that fresh from the shower look is the real question.
What it does do is re-textures skin quite nicely. It softens and plumps up skin giving a softer, smoother feel and texture. I wouldn’t say it brightened or added a glow to my skin but it did soften my skin but not necessarily hydrated it (I’ve tried far more moisturizing masks than this). This is one of those masks that you can wear before date night if you have the time or before heading out because it smooths and softens so well that your makeup will look incredible and apply a hell of a lot easier. I typically reserve this mask for such occasions but don’t really rely on it as a way to brighten or hydrate my skin. But before I head on for a night out? Totally my go to!