My obsession with face masks began when I was about 4. I remember watching my mom applying her Revlon Moon Drops mask carefully (it’s thick like glue mixed with honey), which seemed to me like some sort of golden beauty magic I couldn’t wait to get a part of.
After the mask dried she would let me pull it off and I marveled at how it seemed like a snake’s skin shedding to reveal my beautiful mom’s now glowing face.
So, when I spotted the Que Bella mask WALL at Target I had to pull my cart over and see what it was about. I grabbed one with two masks in one pack so I could try more of these 80% natural, cruelty free* masks I’ve been seeing blowing up on Instagram.
— jesse sage (@sagejesse) December 30, 2016
This limited edition (they better be kidding) one was $2.99 & all of their masks are in the $1-3 price range. I used the Rose & Green Tea side first since I asked on Twitter which side I should try, and that one got the most votes! I cut the pack straight down the center so I could save the other side. As soon as I started applying the smooth, cool clay mask the aromatherapy of the rose scent had me hooked.
Rose has been “my scent” since I was probably 12, and nothing makes me feel as glamorous, vintage, fresh & sexy at the same time like the smell of roses!
A beautiful smell will make me smile while wearing the mask but if it doesn’t show results in my skin, I don’t have time to mess with it! But after washing off the mask which made my face feel gently tight, I was impressed with the glowing results. But what made me want to go back to this mask (and I hope they make it a full size and non-limited edition!) was that even 3 days after wearing I could see the difference. My pores were CLEAN (clay is amazing for clearing pores) , minimized, and my skin was supple and had a natural radiance. My love, James commented about how great & healthy my skin looked. And when a non-beauty obsessed person notices, you know you’ve got something 🙂
The pomegranate side I missplaced! Will have to do a review when I find it, sorry peeps 😂
My mom’s love of masks in our childhood must have given my lil sis’ the idea to give my mom several Que Bella masks for the holidays. I found this jackpot in my mom’s bathroom over the weekend and (now that I’m finally old enough 😂) we did this Deep Cleansing Aloe Vera Cream Mask together. One pack was plenty for the two of us.
This one’s consistency due to the Aloe was very light, almost a gel like cream. I didn’t think the mask would dry all the way but it actually did & after washing, the results were clearer, plumped up skin!
I noticed my skin was a little sensitive post-mask. I only read on the package afterwards that this one targets oily skin’s problem areas like the t-zone so if you’re a sensitive skinned person like I am, you may prefer a more gentle option, or if you use this infrequently, make sure to only leave this on as long as the package directs, & avoid combining other deep cleansing treatments. If you have oily skin, or skin with lots of breakouts, this mask is probably amazing!
Que Bella has a quiz on their site to help you pick what’s best for your skin here so you don’t have to make the same mistake I did!
Regarding the cruelty free question, check out this info from Que Bella’s website. I think this is a very interesting & honest way to handle the issue.
Que Bella do not test any of the Que Bella products on animals. Also, it is our policy to source, where possible, raw materials that have not been tested on animals. However, we cannot completely guarantee that these ingredients have not historically been tested using animals.
Que Bella is against cruelty to animals. It is our goal to be as transparent and honest with our customers as possible. We believe the “cruelty free” certifications provide unclear explanations to consumers, as it implies that none of the ingredients incorporated into products have ever been tested on animals. This is a nearly impossible certification for any cosmetic company to make. We prefer to be able to stand 100% behind our claims.
I’ll definitely be trying more of these masks in the future. Let me know your favorites or ones you’re curious about & I’ll put them to the test.
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