I love this mask. I would repurchase this, it helped hydrate my skin and it made it super smooth. I purchased this from sephora and it was pricey but worth every penny. I would recommend it
I love Peter Thomas Roth skin products and when this mask appeared at Sephora I had to buy it. The price seemed a bit too steep but I really liked the cooling and moisturizing feeling on my face. I use it 2 to 3 times a week. There are a lot of new products being added so I may try a different mask but it will be from this product line.
The Blue Algae Marine Mask is my first product from PTR. I've read really good reviews about the brands gel masks, but only recently decided to try one for myself.
This mask is for hydrating and nourishing the skin. The description states that it has anti-aging benefits, and helps defend the skin against further damage. It contains humectants to help the skin retain moisture and to soothe dryness.
There are a lot of fancy sounding ingredients in the description, and it's kind of hard to believe ALL of the claims that this (or any) product makes, but I do honestly enjoy using this mask and I feel like it's had a positive impact on my skin.
It makes sense that this product is a shimmery ocean blue colour in the jar (although it looks clear when applied). This definitely adds to the charm and effect of this product! The scent is hard to describe but it honestly reminds me a little bit of men's shaving cream. I wasn't sure what to think at first, but now I find it really soothing and relaxing.
The directions say to apply a generous coat onto clean skin, which is really easy to do because the jar is huge! I find that I can be really generous when applying this, and still not need to use very much at all (and the amount in the jar looks almost untouched). In my opinion, this is a really good deal for the price, (although there's lots of info about how jars of product tend to lose their "efficiency" faster because it's exposed to more light, air, etc).
The gel feels cool on my skin at first, and after a minute it begins to feel like it's tingling a little bit. The cool feeling stays but it also feels like it warms up a bit too, like it's waking up my skin. It's very calming and luxurious.
After about 10 minutes the gel dries down somewhat (but without any tight, dry feeling, like when using a clay mask). Once I rinse off, my skin honestly looks and feels so fresh! It seems to plump it up a bit and give me a nice glow. It definitely helps my skin feel softer and look smother, and makes a really big difference when my eyes are puffy.
I've been using this mask at least once a week since purchasing it and it's helped round out my skincare routine. My skin gets so dry and flaky in the winter, but I haven't had to deal with that much lately because of this and all the other great products I've been using (and of course making sure I stay hydrated and eat well).
The Blue Marine Algae Mask is a bit pricey but it is 5 oz of product, and I personally think it's worth it for the whole experience when using it! Plus, I've used it many times now and hardly made a dent in the jar.
I really like this product and look forward to using it every few days. When it runs out I might try another PTR gel mask (the rose or cucumber probably) but this is something I would love to always have around for when my skin needs extra care.
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