Elvis + Elvin Hydrate Therapy Detoxify Alginate Peel Off Mask is a naturally moisturizing, detoxifying mask that promises to increase elasticity, tighten the skin and detoxify.
It contains algin, also known as alginate, or brown algae is used as an emollient to soften and smooth skin. Brown algae is also known to be antibacterial and an antioxidant. Another notable ingredient is the charcoal powder (it does not specify whether or not it is activated, which is important to note), which draws bacteria, oils, chemicals, dirt and other micro-particles to the surface. There’s also mentha arvensis oil, an ayurvedic oil known for healing acne, itching and rashes.
The mask is composed of a neutral base and actives gel that is mixed together at the time of use. Mix the two gels together for about a minute using the spatula provided, and apply to the skin in an even layer using your fingers, a brush or a spatula. After 5 minutes, peel off.
The application was very simple, you just mix the products together and apply. This mask has a very smooth, crisp, minty fragrance. There was just enough product to thoroughly cover my face. After application, there was a tingle that began about a minute after application, and lasted 6 minutes after removal. After 5 minutes the mask peels off with ease, no tugging, pulling or ripping. My skin felt hydrated and soft.
With a price tag of $80, I entered into this review with expectations that it would meet or exceed the performance of products on the market that are similar, which in this case would be sheet masks. Sure, this mask is not born a sheet, but it peels off like one. The logistics of a sheet mask is simple- a beneficial serum or essence combines with an occlusive to ‘hold’ nutrients into the skin. You can get that for way less than $80. This mask is less attractive when you compare the ingredients in this mask to one of lesser price. Products that contain charcoal or brown algae are affordable. $80? For what?
Aqua, Algin, Calcium Sulfate, Phenoxyethanol, CI 77499, Tetrasodium Pyrophosphate, Charcoal Powder, Cyamopsis Tetragonoloba Gum, Xanthan Gum, Ethylhexylglycerin Mentha Arvensis Oil, Tocopherol, Dipentene