Know what's annoying? Dry patches on an oily forehead. Okay, so #firstworldproblem, but still.
The remedy? A moisture-mask treatment. But instead of turning to my go-to, Olay Professionals Pro-X Intensive Treatment Mask ($29.99/box of five), I thought I'd try something else: the Yves Rocher Cure Solutions Anti-Agressions Anti-Asphyxiation Flash Mask ($7/travel kit).
1) Wow, that's a long product name.
2) Anti-asphyxiation? Discuss.
3) Hey, the texture of this Anti-Asphyxiation Flash Mask is rather like a honeyed gel. Pretty colour -- artificial, it turns out.
4) The mask only has to stay on my cleansed skin for five minutes -- hence the "Flash" part of the name, I guess.
5) The ingredient of note is moringa extract. I've mentioned moringa before, here, but have learned something new: it's a purifying substance that absorbs cloggy impurities away from the skin. Guess that's the anti-asphyxiation part of the name? Other botanicals include organic aloe vera gel, tea extract, organic sesame oil, organic saro essential oil (an antimicrobial extract from a madagascan plant).
6) Whoa, time to rinse. (Yes, it took me five minutes to write that last point. So?)
7) Hmmm, skin feels soft and looks wonderfully fresh and clean. Complexion looks rested, and -- well, kinda radiant. Like.
8) Ingredients: Aqua/water/eau, glycerin, aloe barbadensis leaf juice, methyl propanediol (a chemical humectant), alcohol, sodium polyacrylate, propylene glycol, sesamum indicum (sesame) seed oil, mangiferin, parfum/fragrance, phenoxyethanol, cinnamosma fragrans leaf oil, camellia sinensis extract, butylene glycol, moringa pterygosterma seed extract, linalool, limonene, methylparaben,CI 15985 (yellow 6), CI 16035 (red 40)
9) Parabens are in some of Yves Rocher's products, not all. But the company has no plans to remove or replace the parabens they do use.
10) Have you tried the Anti-Asphyxiation Mask? Where do you stand re: parabens?