I think these Garnier Skin Active Moisture Bomb Tissue Masks were probably one of the most ‘must-have’ and raved about products of 2017 and needless to say, I had to try it for myself! Garnier has recently added two more variants and there are now a total of 5 sheet masks in the Moisture Bomb range, one for every skintype and concern.
Garnier Skin Active Moisture Bomb Tissue Masks
Product: The Garnier Skin Active Moisture Bomb Tissue Masks are hyaluronic acid-infused sheet masks that deliver a generous boost of moisture and added benefits to dry and dehydrated skin. According to Garnier’s website, these masks diffuse the equivalent of one week’s worth of hydration serum** to the skin to reveal smoother, brighter and more hydrated skin in just 15-minutes.
There are currently 5 variants in the Garnier Skin Active Moisture Bomb Tissue Masks range:
- Blue – Super Hydrating Revitalising Mask
- Pink – Super Hydrating Soothing Mask
- Purple – Super Hydrating Anti-Fatigue Mask
- Green – Super Re-Balancing Mask
- Red – Super Hydrating Glow Revealing Mask
How To Use:
- “Unfold the mask. Carefully apply the white tissue side to clean skin. the protective blue film should be visible on the outside.
- Peel off the protective blue film.
- Adjust the mask to the contours of your face. Leave on for 15 minutes. The mask will stay in place perfectly so you can move around as you like.
- Remove the mask. Eliminate any remaining excess by gently massaging with the fingertips or using a cotton pad.” – Garnier’s Website. You can click here for more information.
Formula: Both these masks were absolutely drenched in product and have extremely subtle fragrancing. It has a light-weight, watery, thin serum consistency which is rapidly absorbed by the skin.
Size: I don’t consider myself to have a particularly large face, but both these masks where way too small in terms of where the holes for your eyes, nose and mouth are. The earpieces couldn’t even remotely reach my ears and because of the tension to make the mask stretch wide enough, it couldn’t properly follow the contours of my nose and upper cheeks, thus losing out on hydration in those areas. Fitting frustration aside, these masks are wet enough to easily ‘stick’ to the skin and you can make it work one way or another.
Skin Types: All the Garnier Skin Active Moisture Bomb Tissue Masks are mainly aimed at dry and dehydrated skin types. These masks are dermatologically tested and suited for sensitive skin.
** “Equivalent to the concentration of hydrating glycerin in Moisture Bomb Day Cream used daily for 1 week.”
Super Hydrating Revitalising Mask (Blue)
The Garnier Moisture Bomb Super-Hydrating Revitalising Mask uses pomegranate extract, hyaluronic acid and plant serum to intensely hydrate your skin and visibly reduces the appearance of fine- and dehydration lines. Sounds amazing, right?
I am not sure if my skin was just sensitive on the day I tried this particular mask, but I experienced some mild burning and stinging for the first 5-minutes after application. It settled down after a few minutes and my skin felt extremely smooth, plumped and hydrated once I took the mask off. Unfortunately for me this hydration didn’t last very long as my skin was back to its former state 2-hours later.
Super Hydrating Soothing Mask (Pink)
The Garnier Moisture Bomb Super Hydrating Soothing Mask uses camomile extract and hyaluronic acid to intensely hydrate and comfort dry and dehydrated skin. This mask didn’t sting my skin at all and similar to the blue mask, my skin felt moisturised and soft after removal. Unfortunately this hydration was also short-lived and I couldn’t really tell from my skin that I had a mask on a few hours before.
What did I think? I think the concept of an affordable drugstore sheet mask that delivers hydration is really great. I do however believe that these masks are maybe a bit too light weight to provide adequate moisture for truly dry and dehydrated skin, especially during the harsh winter months. For me personally neither of the masks provided enough long-lasting hydration and moisture to make a big enough difference and ‘wow’ me. I was very underwhelmed when my skin was dry and itchy again less than 2-hours later. I think this particular product will work more successfully for readers with milder forms of dry/dehydrated skin. In my opinion these masks might be more suitable for use during the summer months when our skins are not so intensely dry and demanding of longer lasting moisture.
Will I buy this product again? No.
Just in case you are wondering about the other three masks and what they are recommended for:
- Green – Hydration; Pore Reduction. Recommended for normal to combination skin.
- Red – Intense Hydration; Restores Glow. Recommended for dull-looking skin.
- Purple – Hydration; Anti-Fatigue. Recommended for tired-looking skin.
I recently purchased the purple lavender-infused mask and will hopefully try it soon and give some feedback. Please let me know in the comments below what your thoughts regarding these Garnier Skin Active Moisture Bomb Tissue Masks are.