Today my darlings is a bittersweet masking moment. I reached into my masking drawer and pulled out one of my favorite masks. I was very happy to see it because I haven’t used it in a while. It is the Elemis Superfood Vital Veggie Mask. I think this actually might be my third tube of this mask. I liked it enough that I picked up several tubes. I think they might have actually changed the packaging a bit since my last stock up, so it is probably good that I finished this out. I actually like everything I’ve tried from the Superfood line actually. I have the cleanser from the line waiting in my skincare drawer ready to be called into use as well. I don’t tend to buy a lot of backup products, but that cleanser and this mask are two that I will pick up back ups for and tend to order multiples of during sales.
This Elemis Superfood Vital Veggie Mask is a long term favorite. I tend to lean on this mask when I want my skin to feel soft and hydrated just like I turn to the Herbal Dynamics Beauty Chamomile and Cocoa Clearing Clay mask when I want to bring relief to deeply clogged pores. It is a masking staple for me.
So why is it a bittersweet moment with this mask you ask?
Because as I put the mask on I realized I was using the last of the product in the tube. Oh yes my darlings, the mask container must now journey to the empties bin. There is nothing left inside. And it was the last backup of the mask I had on hand.
It does feel fantastic on my face and the scent just says spring is here and the world is full of green and growing things. This mask does have a definite vegetal scent o it which I really like. I also like the way my skin looks when it is washed off. Today I used my Cosmedics Masking brush to apply. Any silicon masking brush will do actually. While it is a bit extra, if you do have a masking brush, this is the mask to use it on. It has a creamy consistency and if applied with the hands there is a lot of product that remains on the fingers. And thus has to be washed down the drain. If you use the masking brush this isn’t an issue as the product goes on your face and not your fingers.
And while a masking brush is an extra skin care tool to add to your collection, I do recommend them. You can easily pick one up relatively inexpensively and it really does help you to use less product. I may not be sold on the usefulness of jade rollers yet, but this is one skin care tool that has earned its place in my skin care arsenal. I am currently using the Cosmedics brush because it came in a Boxy Charm Box and I really like it. It is sturdily built and I really do like the curved corners that let you get into the not so flat spots on my face. I still use my very cheap silicon masking brush that I picked up on Amazon for less than a dollar, and it works fine. The only issue is the squared off corners. And to be fair that really isn’t that big a deal. I think if I were looking for a new one, I would look for one with rounded corners as that is the only difference that seems to matter. But you really don’t have to spend a lot on these.
My masking moment today was less relaxing than usual as I had to take a call in the middle of it. Luckily the Elemis Superfood Vital Veggie Mask is not a clay mask and allows my face to move while wearing it. And the people I was talking to didn’t mind being on speaker phone so I didn’t get mask all over my phone. I did end up keeping it on longer than intended (by about five minutes). I also cast longing looks at my unlit candle and I-pod. I never got around to using either. However the candle will decorate the bathroom when I lounge in the bath with my hair mask on this weekend. I’m going with the ESPA Pink Hair and Scalp Mud which has to sit on the hair for about twenty minutes so I’ll have plenty of time to use the candles then. I just won’t use them today.
My skin didn’t have any issues with the extra five minutes of masking time. And quite frankly I feel very pleased with the end results. My skin is hydrated and refreshed.
But now comes the hard part. This is one of my standard favorite masks. I am trying to work through all of my stockpiled masks and not purchase new ones until I’ve cleared out some space. Not immediately reordering this is going to be difficult. I think I may have to look at the drawer and figure out when I can reorder. Maybe when I use up three more masking products I can reorder this mask. Possibly two. We’ll see. But this is one of my favorite masks and one that I will definitely reorder.