Bliss In the Honey Mega Moisturizing Lavender Honey Mask ($12.99) is a gel mask created with drier skin types in mind that softens, smooths, and hydrates dry, tired skin.
As you may know Bliss reinvented themselves a few short months ago with brand new packaging and lower prices. I’m actually really proud of them as a brand as instead of just closing shop due to perhaps poorer sales they sat down, thought about things, and decided ok, the way to go is new brighter packaging and more affordable prices. I don’t think they were all that expensive before but now they seem even more attainable with prices starting as low as $10 bucks. They are also available at mask retailers such as Target and Ulta.
I mean, I’m only assuming their new packaging and prices might be due to poorer sales, I don’t know that for a fact but none the less they are bright, fresh, newly packaged, and newly priced if you’re look to rediscover your love for Bliss or to introduce yourselves to them for the first time.
Along with new packaging there are several new products available and one of those items is the Bliss In the Honey Mega Moisturizing Lavender Honey Mask. Oddly enough this is priced two different ways and I’m not entirely sure why that is. At Target it’s $12.99 yet at Ulta and directly from Bliss it’s $16. Same mask, same size, same everything. Shrug. No idea why that is but the best place to shop it if you want to try it would be directly from Target. Most of the new Bliss items are in store as well if you don’t relish the idea of shopping it online.
This is actually formulated surprisingly well aside from the fact it does contain lavender oil which may or may not be an issue for some skin types. The lavender does give this a strong herbal scent plus lavender is a known skin irritant. It personally didn’t bother me but it is worth mentioning for sensitive skin types. The other issue is it does comes housed in a jar. A tube would be much, much more friendly to keep the mask nice and fresh. Aside from that it contains some fairly good hydrating ingredients such as glycerin.
I actually didn’t like it personally simply because I dislike honey masks of any kind. Korean brands are very fond of doing gel masks with honey and I find them a pain in the butt to remove. The same holds true for this formula. The consistency is a gel formula that’s very thick and honey-like in texture but not sticky nor tacky. You smooth it on, sit around 10 to 15 minutes, and rinse with cool water or tissue off. In my experience, removing with a tissue is the way to go because getting this off with water is impossible and you really have to sit there and rinse, and rinse, and rinse, and rinse, and rinse some more. It’s just really difficult to remove and one of the main reasons I disliked it so much. I took to using a wet wash cloth as that makes things a lot easier.
The other reason I didn’t love it is because it really didn’t provide that much of a dramatic result. I like a mask that provides some visible results and this just didn’t do much. According to the brand it would ease dullness and hydrate skin. I experience some light hydration but nothing dramatic and my dull skin was still quite tired looking after I used it.
It just felt like a mediocre formula that provides a bit of moisture but not much else.
Bliss In the Honey Mega Moisturizing Lavender Honey Mask might be a good pick for someone who wants a bit of lightweight moisture but for those of with really dry skin you might want to select something else to restore hydration!
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Bliss In the Honey Mega Moisturizing Lavender Honey Mask is a hydrating mask created for normal to dry skin types that’s 1.7 oz in size and will set you back around $13 bucks. The mask has lavender oil in it which gives it a rather strong scent that might be an issue for sensitive users but I find it pleasant enough. It’s a thicker gel consistency that reminded me of honey but wasn’t tacky nor sticky. I did have severe problems washing it off so removing it with a tissue or a wet wash cloth was necessary. It left my skin lightly hydrated but nothing dramatic which did disappoint me since I have drier, duller skin I was hoping it would address.
Water, Glycerin, Disiloxane, Betaine, Hydrogenated Poly (C6-14 Olefin), Glycosyl Trehalose, 1,2-Hexanediol, Dimethicone, Dimethiconol, Hydrogenated Starch Hydrolysate, Honey, Propolis Extract, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Extract, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Extract, Lavandula Angustfolia (Lavender) Oil, Squalane, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Polysorbate 60, Sorbitan Isostearate, Dextrin, Polyglyceryl-10 Laurate, Hydrogenated Polydecene, Carbomer, Alcohol, Butylene Glycol, Tromethamine, Disodium EDTA, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Sodium Hydroxide, Yellow 5, Yellow 6, Red 4.
- Formulated well with fairly good ingredients.
- Affordable at $13 for 1.7 oz.
- Jar packaging.
- Doesn’t address dullness as promised.
- Lightly hydrating, not ideal for really dry skin.
- Lavender fragrance might be an issue for sensitive users.
I can see this being an easy enough pick for those with normal skin types that require a lightly hydrating mask that gives skin a smoother look and feel but anyone with really dry skin might not see the benefits.