Obsessed With: Alchimie Forever Kantic Brightening Moisture Mask

One of my favorite things to do in New York is to treat myself to a facial at Heyday on Reade St.  I always leave feeling relaxed, pampered, and glowing.  The first time, I was so nervous that something would go wrong, that my acne would come back, but instead, I was able to go makeup-free for days and received so many compliments on my skin.

Even though I am overladen with products, I always like to get recommendations from Cheryl, my facialist.  She’s a licensed aesthetician and she makes my skin look so darn good that I’m inclined to listen to her!  At my most recent visit, I picked up a product that she uses on me every time, Alchimie Forever’s Kantic Brightening Moisture Mask, a product from Switzerland.  After a facial with microdermabrasion, she instructed me to drink a lot of water and use this mask every night this week in order to maximize the effects of the facial, so I thought I’d share my thoughts on the product with you!

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Pros: 

– It brightens while hydrating.  One of my biggest complaints about most brightening masks is that they use ingredients like lemon, which are very drying to the skin.  As such, I rarely choose brightening masks in the winter, but this mask solves that problem!

– It’s hydrating and very gentle on my windburnt, dry skin.  You can even leave it on overnight as a sleeping mask.

– It’s not gooey or sticky.  It has a smooth consistency, it’s pleasant to apply, and it won’t drip anywhere or make a mess.

– It’s made from natural ingredients like Vitamin E, oats, grape extract, and blueberries.

– Somehow it is formulated without parabens, animal byproducts, dyes, phthalates, sulfates, gluten, nuts, soy, mineral oil, propylene glycol, formaldehyde and formaldehyde releasers.  It’s also not tested on animals!

– It smells great and has a pretty, bronze shimmer.

– Easy to wash off!  I hate having to scrub my face to remove a mask.  It’s why I usually go for sheet masks.  This mask is creamy and doesn’t harden, so it’s easy to wipe off.  I usually take it off with a muslin cloth.

Cons:

– I hate washing off masks.  This isn’t really a con about this particular mask, just in general, I’d prefer not to have to get up and remove the mask.  Sheet masks are easier!

– The color will stain if you get it on your clothes or sheets, so don’t wipe your face on anything before making sure you’ve really removed all of the mask!

– At $60, it’s a bit pricey, but you only need a little to cover your entire face, so I’m predicting that it will last me months, even a year!

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Verdict:  I highly recommend this mask!  It’s long-lasting, effective, multitasking, and a lovely at-home spa experience.

Have you tried any Alchimie Forever products?  If you’re in the New York area, I’d recommend booking a facial at Heyday.  They can give you a great introduction to the line!

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