Today I would like to show you all something special: Sisley’s Black Rose Cream Mask. Let us have a look at what this mask has to offer.
This is the first product I ever bought from Sisley. I have been intrigued by the brand but never bought something before due to its general hefty price tag. Nevertheless, after reading tons of reviews telling me how AMAZING this mask should be, I made the splurge.
Sisley claims the mask will offer skin “instant youth”:
It is rich in active anti-aging ingredients (black rose, padina pavonica, and alkekengi calyx extracts), it immediately gets to work on signs of fatigue and leaves the skin looking youthful and energized.
For those who do not know, my skin type is combination to oily and shows signs of fatigue all the time.
The mask comes in a dark red, purplish tube (hence the name) and the packaging is overall quite sleek, simple. I like it. You can simply unscrew the lid of the tube, which is far more hygienic than dipping your fingers into a jar.
The mask itself has a light pink colour. It spreads out easily on my face, even though the texture is very creamy. I apply one full layer and that is sufficient for my skin. The directions state you can leave it up for 10 to 15 minutes before removing any excess with a tissue, but I like to leave it on overnight as well. The scent is a very subtle but gorgeous (!) rose scent. After applying this mask, my skin feels baby soft. I feel no need to apply a moisturizer on top as it is hydrated enough already.
Ingredients:Water/Eau (Aqua), Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Glycerin, Hydroxethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldmethyl Taurate Copolymer, Squalane, Butylene Glycol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Panthenol, Physalis Alkekengi Calyx Extract, Verbascum Thapsus Extract, Algae Extract, Rose Extract, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Leaf Extract, Padina Pavonica Thallus Extract, Michelia Alba Leaf Oil, Pelargonium Graveolens Oil, Rosa Damascena Flower Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, Ethylhexglycerin, Pentylene Glycol, Polysorbate 60, Sorbitan Isostearate, Disodium Edta, Citric Acid, Sodium Hydroxide, PEG-12 Dimethicone, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Benzoate, Potassium Sorbaite, BHT, Iron Oxides (Cl 77491), (cont. linalool, citronellol, limonene).
Now, the ingredients. The INCI list tells us this mask is high in shea butter, squalane and algae extract, which are all very emollient and healing for the skin. It also contains a large dose of tocopherol (vitamin E) to protect the skin from free radical damage. No alcohol is listed, only a little bit of fragrance (limonene), but it will not cause any harm due to its low concentration.
Do you need to spend such a large sum of money on a hydrating mask? No, you do not. I am a big fan of Clinique’s Moisture Surge mask as well, which is less than half the price. However, this rose mask feels like a spa treatment in a tube. I use it sparingly, as it is a small tube, hoping that I can use it for a few months. If you use it up to 3 times a week as Sisley recommends, your wallet will be empty in no time.
Sisley’s Black Rose Cream Mask retails for 105,00 euro/60 ml at Douglas. You can find it in the UK at Space.NK, John Lewis and at any department store in the US.
Have you tried any face mask recently that you fell in love with?