Earlier last week I reviewed the Garnier Moisture Bomb The Super Hydrating Sheet Mask in the soothing formula. I also happened the try the hydrating The Super Hydrating Sheet Mask which I wanted to tell you about as well since it was more suitable for my skin type.
If you read my blog you know it’s no great secret that I am addicted to sheet masks. They are a fab way of hydrating skin quickly, easily, and affordably. Most of my sheet masks are from a variety of different Asian brands as I find them far superior compared to the ones that are currently flooding the US market. In my post, on the soothing Garnier Moisture Bomb Mask I had mentioned that Garnier ventured into the sheet mask realms a few years ago but without terribly success. Recently, they are trying their hand yet again at the sheet mask craze with three new formulas that mattify, hydrate, and sooth skin. I wasn’t terribly impressed with the soothing formulation of these new masks but I still decided to try out the hydrating one.
Let’s see what I thought.
Garnier Moisture Bomb The Super Hydrating Sheet Mask are $2.99 each or Amazon.com has boxes of six available around $14. I haven’t seen them in boxes available at stores personally. I recommend trying one and if you like them head in for the purchase of a box.
This formula apparently contains half a bottle of serum but haven’t tried masks that are super saturated I wouldn’t say this contained that much. It’s a nice saturated mask but half a bottle of serum? Probably not. This says it is formulated with hyaluronic acid which can hydrate, plump, and help to retain moisture however, it also contains a heaping dose of alcohol which not only dries skin out but also breaks down collagen. Why include this in your products Garnier? Seriously, they have some great products but the alcohol content sucks. The good news is I didn’t experience any tightness or dryness using the mask but who knows what sort of long term harm you’re doing to your skin using a mask that contains alcohol higher up in the ingredient list. Unlike the soothing variation this did have a light, aquatic fragrance but it wasn’t terribly overpowering but deserved mentioning for sensitive users.
I thought the mask had a better fit compared to the soothing version which seemed to not fit well around my eyes. I could be crazy but this felt like it adhered a lot better to my skin and fit well under my eye area. As I mentioned above it was nicely saturated as well so, it has that cool, slick, slimy feel. I sat around with it for 30 minutes, removed it, and gently patted the excess essence into my skin.
It left my skin nicely hydrated, soft, and smooth and a little bit tacky but nothing that was irritating.
I’d probably consider repurchasing this since it’s affordable and hydrating but the alcohol prevents me from doing so. I’m at an age I actually care about alcohol content in my skincare and sadly, Garnier is legendary for including it in their products. That’s about the only crummy thing about this lovely mask.
Have you tried the Garnier Moisture Bomb The Super Hydrating Sheet Mask?
Do share your thoughts!