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It’s not jelly it’s a collagen mask!

October 16, 2010

The BeautWise Collagen Mask

If you are after something a little different from your home facial then give this a whirl.  This mask really is something else, filled with high quality collagen, hyaluronic acid and  aloe vera  it is every dry-skin owners dream but what I wanted to know is “is it worth the big dollars????’

Well, I have to say that this product did wonders for my skin today – it felt soft, hydrated and a little plumper than usual over those dreaded wrinkled areas (my laugh in the face of botox frown lines)  however it definitely isn’t something for the faint hearted as it looks and feels like a giant squid has taken up residence on your face and neck…..  This is not something to be caught out in!

The reason that this product SHOULD work is that as mentioned before, it contains high levels of collagen and hyaluronic acid which are both well-known for their water binding and skin-rejuvenating power.  In addition to the ingredients, the fact that this mask forms an occlusive barrier on the skin whilst the actives get to work adds to the products potency.  The key actives are  supported by some aloe vera extract which has skin healing and soothing properties; Rose extract with its gentle anti-inflammatory action;  Orange Oil to help with detoxifying the body and Zea Maize – a natural source of Allantoin for an even bigger calming boost. All of that is held together in a light clear fluid gel and jelly mask by acacia gum.

As I mentioned this mask does feel a little weird and should be worn while relaxing, not while you are trying to type up a BAS statement (taxes) – mine slipped off my face at a critical moment 🙂  That said, this really is worth trying as it does make you feel like you just slipped into a swanky members-only salon and who would say no to that?

So after 10 minutes or so the deed is done and the mask can be peeled away and used in the bath or shower as a body rub.  The mask will eventually dissolve into the water releasing the remains of its actives while you wash away the not-too sticky residues and delight in beautiful skin.

I have tried some fab products out recently and think that this is also worthy of my ‘love’ list, especially as my skin felt and looked sooooo good afterwards. The only things that some of you may find hard to deal with are the following:

  • The mask is preserved with a tiny bit of paraben to ensure its safety and integrity.
  • The collagen is marine derived which means that it would be classified as an animal based product.
  • I can’t remember exactly what this retails at but it is more of a $50 than a $5 treatment – this makes it a bit much for weekly use.

The verdict?

I am a fan! I love the fact that there is no waste and I also love the fact that this is soooo potent and comfortable to wear.  I will be begging them to send me a whole crate so that I can enjoy the feeling and look for a little bit longer. 

Oh what a tough life I have!

Beautwise can be contacted through their website. They are looking for stockists and distributors at the moment and would love to talk to you!

3 Comments leave one →
  1. brammerkm1 permalink
    October 18, 2010 4:35 am

    Thanks for your review of the mask. I’ve read that topical collagen has no bioavailability to the skin, but do you know if the salon says this marine-based form does?? I use 100% hyaluronic acid daily, and I love it on my skin–I think it does a great job of hydrating and plumping. Thanks again for the review. Gabi @

    • RealizeBeautyEd permalink
      October 18, 2010 9:27 am

      Thanks for the lovely feedback, glad it was useful! Bioavailability is a term generally used to measure how much of a substance gets into the circulation and getting collagen that far into the body would not make any difference to your appearance. What you may be wondering about though is the ability of the topically applied collagen/ hyaluronic acid to boost your bodies own collagen etc production. Again I would have to say that although it may do this (as a secondary benefit to improving the condition of the skin) that would not be the primary benefit of the product. Both collagen and Hyaluronic acid in this type of product are of most benefit for their ability to bind moisture and keep it at the surface of the skin. This plumps out the skins surface and makes it appear smoother while higher moisture levels help the skin to stay in tip top shape. The fact that the mask is able to form a semi-occlusive form on the skin is helpful in locking in that moisturising benefit. It is a good product but I doubt that it would end up anywhere near your bloodstream.

  2. November 2, 2010 7:37 pm

    ooh I like the sound of this. Might have to buy one for my mum (and one for me too, to make sure it is okay for my mum of course).

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