March 7, 2016

...Like Champagne Bubbles...

Besides the usual mud masks and face sheet masks, there are also these innovative face masks that foams up once it is exposed to oxygen. These self-foaming masks deeply cleanses your pores, lifting all the dirt and oil (and makeup) from your skin leaving skin feeling clean, smooth and hydrated. I have recently been using three of these "oxygen activated" face masks and would love to share you my thoughts on them!
Malin+Goetz Detox Facial Mask
StriVectin Oxygen Infusion Smoothing Mask
dr.brandt® Oxygen Facial Flash Recovery Mask

The first product I want to share with you is one I have received from one of my POPSUGAR Must Have boxes last year. I never really got into using it until last Summer after visiting their store here in NYC to buy my husband his favorite Rum Body Wash. The guy in the store explained to me some more how to use this product since I wasn't sure how to use it - do I use it after washing my face or can I just use this as my face wash, AND can I use this everyday??? 

*pronounced as MAH-lin and geh-tz
Family-owned-and-operated, our original apothecary launched in NYC’s Chelsea neighborhood in 2004, focusing on the needs of women and men with sensitive skin. Matthew Malin suffers from rosacea, eczema, seborrhea, fragrance allergies and dry skin. He and Andrew Goetz have developed easy-to-use treatments to be both gentle and effective for multiple skin conditions. Our advanced formulas blend trusted natural ingredients with performance technologies for the face, body and hair. Our perfumes and candles, highlighting that we do not use synthetic fragrances in our treatments, offer beautiful sensory experiences and luxurious gift-giving options.

Detox Face Mask
$42.00 ( /
Voted in 2008 as the Best Deep Cleansing Mask by Allure Magazines Editors Choice Best of Beauty Awards.
This mask deep cleanse and purifies, lifting dirt, oil and makeup away from the skin while keeping skin hydrated. 
In place of your cleanser 1-2 times a week. Apply a thick layer all over your face and wash it off after 5 minutes. You will see the cleanser foaming up as soon after you have applied it. The best way to take this off is with a wet wash cloth. This will remove all your face makeup so no need to go heavy on the makeup remover before using this! After washing it off, move on to your usual PM skin routine! Toner-serum-eye cream and moisturize!
Synthesizing complex amino acids and natural almond extract to gently and effectively, purify, clarify and balance all skin types. Stable vitamin c, anti-oxidant vitamin e and soy protein help firm and address signs of aging. Oxygenating cleansing agents replace harsh detergents to deep cleanse and purify, lifting dirt, oil and makeup away from the skin, while creating a physical barrier to seal hydration. Natural fragrance and color. Easily integrated into daily maintenance and prevention regimen.

Next is a product I received from StriVectin and have been using it on and off the past few months. I may have Snapchatted an unboxing of it, and have not updated any of you about it until now. 

We source high-performance skincare solutions from around the world to bring women the latest clinical advances that transform skin. 
Oxygen Infusion Smoothing Mask
A purifying mask that boosts radiance and smooths out the fine lines and wrinkles.
This is used on clean, dry skin 2-3 times a week. Only apply a thin layer all over the face and this starts foaming as well as soon as its applied. Leave this on for 3-5 minutes or until all the foam have dried up. Rinse with warm water afterwards and then continue with your usual skin routine!

Treat your dull skin to a quick, hydrating and purifying foam to visibly reduce sallowness revealing a radiant appearance. This mask will leave the skin soft, smooth and refreshed allowing for easier makeup application during the dry, colder months.

Lastly, this was also sent to me for review purposes and I gladly accepted! If you have been reading my blog, I love all dr.brandt® products and I was not going to pass this up! I have been using this 2-3 times a week the past month (hint: it's a February fave!).

Oxygen Facial Flash Recovery Mask
This mask is designed to reinvigorate tired looking skin. It also promotes radiance, luminosity and hydration. Also purifies and protects skin from environmental pollutants.
Used 2-3 times a week, apply it on clean, dry skin. Leave it on for 3-5 minutes or until all the foam have dissipated. Rinse with warm water and then continue with your regular skin routine!

My Thoughts
I love all three masks! All three have been very gentle on my skin, except around my nose area as that has been pretty dry and irritated from me rubbing my nose a lot this past Winter season. So do be careful when you have dry or any irritated areas on your skin as this may irritate that skin some more, when that happens I just pile up on moisturizer at night.
I love using a wet muslin cloth to wipe these masks off. I run the cloth on warm/ hot water and let this rest for a little bit on my face before wiping off the mask. I feel this extra step helps to open up my pores some more and get all the dirt out as I wipe it off with the warm muslin cloth.

Malin+Goetz detox face mask I use on nights I am too tired or lazy to remove all my makeup from the day. This makes face washing easier as it does all the job for me! I apply it on and let it bubble up and while it's doing that I can unpack, undress and get a snack ready! Once I wash this off all my makeup is gone, and then I continue with my usual skincare routine.

StriVectin oxygen infused mask I love to use this when my skin is looking dull and tired. I have been using this at night as well and do have noticed my skin the next morning feeling soft and re-energized. 

I received the dr.brandt® oxygen facial recently and this has replaced the previous oxygen masks on my routine! I was using this a lot when I was running around like crazy during NYFW. The weather was super cold and dry and though my body was super exhausted, my skin was looking fab! I was using this every other day and it kept my skin hydrated, looking radiant and re-energized like I had 8 hours of sleep! 
I still am using this 2-3 times a week and have given the two other ones a break. You see instant results with dr.brandt® 's oxygen facial every after use. Besides the great skincare products that I have been using (see my preview post HERE!) I think this has helped a lot to keep my skin hydrated and looking radiant!

Overall, I am all about these self-foaming oxygen activated face masks! They really do feel like champagne bubbles on the face! You feel these tiny bubbles "pop" around your face and that actually feels calming and relaxing at the end of the day. 

*If you have noticed anything different with my photos it's because these were taken with my new camera! 
I recently bought the Sony A6000 and I'm really loving it! I do still love my 10 year old Nikon D40 though!

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