I’d already read up on this face mask and unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ll have seen it in all the fashion and beauty mags and noticed that it’d even won a few awards. The Sisley Black Rose Cream Mask (Masque Crème à la Rose Noire) did not disappoint.
It’s no secret that I often spend most of my salary on facials or skin care and from experience, there are some cheaper face masks that I’ve used that have worked really really well. So when I saw the £95 price tag on this Black Rose Cream Mask, I was desperate to know what made it so different and actually, did it do what is says on the tin?
The product promises to offer the skin “instant youth”. It did. In just 15 minutes, when taking off the excess cream, it was evident that the active anti-aging ingredients (Black Rose, Padina Pavonica, and Alkekengi calyx extracts) had worked their magic and gave me plumper, more hydrated skin. Signs of fatigue were gone (translation, I definitely didn’t LOOK hungover anymore despite how I was feeling) and it left my skin looking energised, like I’d had an early night and drank lots and lots of water. I’ve never used a product when feeling a little worse for wear that’s worked as brilliantly as this.
It’s definitely for more mature skin (again at 29, I’m the younger end of their target market) and if you’re skin is tired and in need of a boost immediately (without the hassle of having to do courses, invest time and energy etc) then this product is worth the investment.
So how is it different from other face masks? Well firstly, let us look the ingredients. Black Rose especially is good for the skin in repairing barriers and moisture levels. It does this by enhancing skin’s natural moisture levels (it’s high in Vitamin A, which help to increase collagen production and Omega’s 3 and 6, which strengthen your lipid barrier).
The product brings together three actions to restore a luminous complexion and re-densifies skin in just 10 to 15 minutes: firstly, it promotes a smoothing and plumping action, secondly gives skin a revitalising action then finally there’s a softening and hydrating action. It smells incredible (dainty scents of rose) and the texture is incredibly light – so no clogging, mess or jelly like consistency to worry over. It feels like a light face cream and depending on how dry your skin is, it’s absorbed almost instantly. As I was feeling a little sickly from sharing a bottle of wine the night before, my thirsty skin devoured the lot. With the place to myself, I relaxed on the sofa and kept up with current affairs (Keeping Up With The Kardashian’s), feeling like I was in a little private spa.
You apply this product 2 or 3 times per week as a thick layer on the face and neck (is it me or do we always ignore our necks), avoiding the eye area. Leave on for 10 – 15 minutes then wipe away the excess.
Each of the ingredients play their individual part in helping the skin feel more hydrated, brighter and keeps it looking younger. Skin is visibly smoother, the signs of ageing reduced and the face definitely appears less fatigued. My complexion was definitely overall radiant and when Dan came back home, he mentioned that I looked like I was ‘feeling better’ – ha!
- Black Rose: smoothing, anti-free radicals
- Alkekengi Calyx extract: promotes collagen synthesis
- Padina pavonica: promotes the synthesis of glycoaminoglycans
- Vitamin E Acetate: anti-free radicals
- Red Vine: promotes radiance
- Chlorella: revitalizes
- Geranium (essential oil): contains stimulating properties
- Great Mullen: protects and soothes
- Shea butter: nourishes, soothes, repairs, softens and protects
- Provitamin B5: softens and hydrates
- Rose and Magnolia (essential oils): soothe
- Vegetable Glycerin: hydrates
*note, I could only leave mine for 10 mins as the active ingredients went to work quicker on my skin and it started to feel a little tingly.
Have you tried the face mask? What do you think of Sisley? Comment below Xx