I saw quite a lot of posts about the Collagen Firming Sleeping Mask a couple of months ago, and, naturally, I let my curiosity win. I ordered a box from Shopee right away. I tried it for a few weeks, and here’s my review.
What is a sleeping mask?
You can think of a sleeping mask or an overnight mask as a night cream formulated with ingredients that penetrate the skin deeply as you drift off to dreamland. Because of this, you’re advised to use a sleeping mask only three times a week and not daily as you would with a night cream.
This type of skincare can also be likened to the usual masks, but instead of washing it off or putting it after a serum (and before a moisturizer), you leave it on while you sleep.
A sleeping mask’s main task is give the skin extra hydration.
Collagen Firming Sleeping Mask Packaging, Scent, Texture
The sleeping mask comes in thin sachets, which remind me a bit of instant coffee or matcha latte sachets from other countries. There’s enough product for a few days’ use in each sachet.
The product itself is a clear, moderately thick gel that has a botanical scent — think aloe vera with a bit of tea.
How to use the Collagen Firming Sleeping Mask
Before applying it on my face, I put a bit of it on my elbow pit to see if I’ll have any bad reactions to the product. Make sure you patch-test new products too cos you’ll never know!
It didn’t cause any discomfort or negative reaction so I proceeded to apply the gel on my face after my moisturizer. On the first night, I did apply the entire thing, as advised on the product’s packaging, and it was truly a lot. You don’t need much of it!
It’s a bit light for a sleeping mask for me, especially when compared to other products I’ve tried in the past. So I decided to forego my moisturizer and use just the product while I was testing it out.
The good news is I didn’t feel any stinging or itching — it was a pleasant experience smoothing the product over my face. It gets absorbed quite quickly too.
One of the major things I noticed is that it doesn’t feel as hydrating as I thought it would. Remember how sleeping masks are primarily for hydrating the skin? Yeah, this one doesn’t quite do that.
I did feel a bit of tightening on my face, in a good way — not the oh-this-made-my-skin-even-drier way. But did it live up to its claims?
Product claims and my final thoughts
The Collagen Firming Sleeping Mask claims to do a LOT of things to your skin such as improve the appearance of fine lines overnight and give the skin a smoother appearance.
Well, let me tell you that I don’t believe the first claim. I don’t think there’s anything on the market right now that can do that. But is the second claim true? In a way, yes.
Prior to starting a routine with the Collagen Firming Sleeping Mask, I was breaking out like crazy because of stress (we had just moved to a new house and there were so many things to deal with).
After a week of using the product, I noticed that my skin had cleared up and I had fewer bumps on my face — even my husband noticed it.
I did enjoy using the product and saw a bit of an improvement in my skin’s texture and overall appearance. I do have qualms about continuing to use it.
The first and most important is I’m not sure if the product is FDA-approved, so safety-wise I really went in blind. I tried to look for a registration but couldn’t find any. While I didn’t get a bad reaction while trying it, I’m not sure if there may be harmful effects for me in the long run.
While I was able to translate the instructions and ingredients list, I can’t really tell if it’s true because, well, I’m not sure if it was verified by the FDA.
Speaking of ingredients, here’s the translated version of the ones found in the packaging.
Water, Propylene Glycol, Glycerin, CLADOSIPHON NOVAE-CALEDONIAE) extract, hydroxyethyl cellulose, hydrolyzed collagen, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, Xanthan Gum, Carbomer, Triethanolamine, PEG/PPG-17/6 Copolymer, methylparaben, octanohydroxamic acid, essence, licorice (GLYCYRRHIZA URALENSIS) extract, hops (HUMULUS LUPULUS) extract, Rosemary (ROSMARINUS OFFICINALIS) Extract, Lavender (LAVANDULA ANGUSTIFOLIA) extract, Centella asiatica (CENTELLA) ASIATICA) extract.
The last one’s just more on preference. I expect a sleeping mask to be a bit heavier in texture but this one’s really light. I believe this will be a great moisturizer for those who have oily skin though.
So do I recommend the Collagen Firming Sleeping Mask? If you can get past the same qualms I mentioned above and you’re looking for an inexpensive moisturizer, pick it up.
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