It’s Favorites Friday!!
While the Anew Hydra Fusion In-Shower Mask is a brand spankin’ new product, I’ve used it daily since my demo arrived about a month ago and I love it!
A QUICK BACKGROUND
For those of you who don’t already know, I have very oily skin that’s also sensitive, acne-prone and aging – it’s a cruel world. So, once I find a moisturizer that works, it takes a lot of convincing to even get me to try another one and, when I do, most of them immediately cause a god awful breakout, so I abandon the test and go back to what I know works.
BACK TO THE REVIEW
I’m a big fan of streamlining my morning routine and the more I can accomplish before stepping out of the shower, the better. All the reps who attended Repfest a couple of months ago were raving about it, so I figured I’d test it out. I fully expected to be disappointed and boy was I wrong!
First, I have to point out one hiccup. The usage instructions state: “At the end of shower or over a sink, pour small amount into palm of hand and pat directly onto cleansed face. Do not rinse. Use daily or as needed.” Umm, anyone who understands the properties of a water-like substance will immediately see the dilemma I ran into. How on earth do you pat it on your face when it pours down your hand as soon as you tip it? My solution: I place a small amount in the palm of my hand, then face plant into it – certainly not ideal. I groaned about this tiny annoyance and another rep suggested purchasing an empty spray bottle and pouring the product into it – GENIUS! It now only takes about 10 seconds to apply!
The product itself smells very fresh and clean with a light raspberry scent. I’ve accidentally found out that it, unfortunately, does not taste like raspberries. I was concerned about not rinsing it afterwards and the mask feeling like a heavy film on my skin, but it really doesn’t. It feels a bit slimy for about a minute and then it gets locked into my pores and my face feels ultra hydrated. The best part? It lasts all day!
WHY IT WORKS
The mask contains: (1) hyaluronic acid, a super hydrator that is found naturally in skin, but lost with age and holds more than 1,000 times its weight in water; and, (2) raspberry antioxidant, a long touted potent ingredient that is nothing but great for skin! As a result, you get crazy hydration that lasts and a defense from environmental stressors – total win!
It has now completely replaced the day cream I had been using for quite a long while. I have not regretted the switch for one second, which is a nice way of saying my face didn’t freak out and reject it, plus it delivers on its promises! I do feel as though my skin is improving though time will be the real test – and I’m more than willing to give it!
What’s one of your new favorite products?