I love it when you discover a new product that really makes you think, WOW. I’ve had the pleasure of testing out OZ Naturals before and was pretty impressed with one of their serums, and luckily was invited to try out another product of theirs. If you missed my previous review of the hyaluronic acid serum you can view it here. Today, I get to share with you my experience with their Amino Herbal Hydration Mask.
As someone with acneic skin, I tend to steer clear of “hydrating” masks as I’m afraid of how my skin my react. I know acne-prone skin needs moisture, but I usually stick to just serums or moisturizers and use mask for exfoliation or soaking up excess oil. I recently had a facial and was told she used a hydrating mask so I figured it couldn’t hurt to try this one out. Especially since it said it was gentle enough for daily use!
OZ Naturals Amino Herbal Hydration Mask is vegan and cruelty-free. The formula claims to plump up the skin and hydrate tired skin that needs nourishment. The main highlighted ingredients are hyaluronic acid, Vitamin B5 and Vitamin E. As we’ve discussed before, hyaluronic acid is a powerhouse ingredient for helping skin lock in moisture and can hold up to 1000 times it weight in water. Vitamin B5 helps repair the skin so that it works better at locking in the moisture, and Vitamin E is known as an antioxidant to fight free radical damage. The formula also uses glycerin which is a humectant and pulls moisture into the skin, and includes a variety of amino acids to strengthen the skin while providing anti-aging properties.
The directions say to use this mask (daily, if you choose) after you cleanse and exfoliate. Just apply a layer and relax for 10 to 15 minutes to do its magic, and then rinse clean. The mask is a clear gel and has a slight botanical scent to it, which I only notice when I squeeze out of the tube, but not when it’s on my face. I apply a semi-thick layer and was surprised to see that most of it actually absorbs right into the skin. By the time you wash it off, it looks like you have a thin peel-off mask on because so much has sunk in.
The first week I had this product I DID use it daily. I was so happy with the results on the first night that I wanted to use it again and again. My skin felt incredibly soft after rinsing it away that I couldn’t help but keep touching my face which is a big no no, but I couldn’t help it! My skin looked hydrated and helped some areas that got really dry from acne treatments I was trying out at home. Now that I’ve had this product for a couple weeks I lessened my usage to a couple times a week so that I can stretch the product out longer. After, I dab some of the hyaluronic acid serum to finish out my nightly routine and don’t feel the need for an extra layer of moisturizer.
I’m happy to report this didn’t cause any acne flare ups or appear to clog my pores any further than they already are! The last thing acne-prone skin needs in products that settle in the pores and create more pimples!
The size of the tube is good at 4 oz. and I expect it to last quite some time. The price is bearable at under $22 on amazon, so you don’t need to “save up” to buy a replacement later on.