I received the Passport To Beauty Gold Radiance Luxury Facial Mask with Collagen and Rose Oil in my 2015 Fall Edition FabFitFun box. It sure took me a while to try it, huh?!? But it’s all good, the expiry date has not passed yet! 😛 So let’s see what this golden mask looks like…!
But first, let’s look at the ingredients! 😉
Glycerin – Used as a lubricant and humectant in a variety of personal care products. Attracts water to skin and helps skin to feel smoother and softer. (source)
Algin – Derived from the sodium carbonate extracts of brown seaweed and natural acids, this gelatinous substance serves as a natural gel base and thickener for formulations. Due to its rich consistency and makeup, it also has a moisture-preserving effect on the skin. (source)
Sodium PCA – A naturally occurring humectant found in human skin. (source)
Aloe Barbadensis Leaf – Aloe vera
Hydrolyzed Collagen – Composed of small amino acids, which help form new collagen in the body. (source)
Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate – A salt derived from the licorice plant. Also known as licorice root extract. Functions as a skin conditioning agent. (source)
Hyaluronic Acid – A natural lubricator that promotes collagen formation. (source)
Niacinamide – A derivative of Vitamin B3 that suppresses melanin from reaching the surface of the skin and protects the skin from further UV damage. (source)
Tocopheryl Acetate – A form of vitamin E, a natural skin-conditioning agent and antioxidant. (source)
Rosa Damascena Flower Oil – Rose oil
Colloidal Gold – Minute gold particles suspended in a solution, usually water.
Ethylhexylglycerin – A natural preservative used as an alternative to parabens. Derived from glycerin and can also be used as a deodorizer and skin conditioner. (source)
Phenoxyethanol – A preservative
Butylene Glycol – A small organic alcohol used as solvent and conditioning agent. (source)
Chondrus Crispus (Carrageenan) Powder – A polysaccharide extract of Irish moss, a form of seaweed. It is a skin conditioning agent and is useful in the control of viscosity in an overall product. Due to it being a seaweed extract it is packed full of vitamins and minerals which are vital to the maintenance of healthy skin. (source)
Hydrolyzed Ceratonia Siliqua (Carob) Gum Extract – Skin Tightening / Smoothing (source)
Amorphophallus Campanulatus Rhizome/Root Extract – Amorphophallus Campanulatus is a type of yam (elephant-foot yam). It’s a cosmetic ingredient for skin conditioning. (source)
Mica – A naturally occurring mineral dust used in cosmetics for its brilliant or shimmering appearance.
Potassium Chloride – An inorganic salt that functions as a viscosity increasing agent. (source)
Iron Oxides (CI 77491) – Red pigments
Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891) – A naturally occurring mineral used as a coloring agent, whitener, thickening agent, and sunscreen ingredient in cosmetics and personal care products.
Hydrates skin for a supple and plump look
Contains collagen for skin’s natural beauty and anti-aging
Transparent collagen mask base allows for quick absorption
Colloidal gold for luxurious effect and skin benefits which helps stimulate circulation, increase enzyme activity to restore and rejuvenate damaged skin cells and induces the addition of mineral nutrients.
Rosa Damascena Flower Oil conditions and soothes skin. This fragrant, pink-flowering plant yields Rose petals that provide the precious Rose essential oil, regarded to be more precious than gold.
The mask is pretty straight-forward to use: (1) wash face, (2) apply the mask, (3) leave on for 20 minutes, (4) massage remaining product into the skin.
Never before have I seen a mask with such a huge wrapping, look at how big that plastic film opens up! It also has A LOT of essence in the package so it kind of gets everywhere as you’re opening it up. It really doesn’t need all that packaging.
The mask itself feels a bit like a hydrogel mask as it has that thicker and slippery consistency, but it’s not AS slippery as a hydrogel mask. Because of that it will not stay put if you stand up so I had to go lie down while I had this mask on. I wasn’t able to take a picture at the beginning cause the mask kept sliding down my face, so I took it at the end. My face had absorbed some of the essence so the mask wasn’t as slippery.
After I removed the mask I noticed that the inside has this beautiful marbled pattern.
Once I removed the mask I massaged my face until it had absorbed the essence that was left behind, and I took some of the essence left in the packaging to put on my neck since the mask didn’t reach that far down. My face felt well hydrated and I did not need to add more moisturizer. It also had this plumpness to it that was nice.
I did this mask before going to bed and the next morning my face still felt great and well hydrated.
The mask smells really nice with the rose oil in it, it’s quite pleasant.
I don’t know how often you can do this mask, but at its price point ($65 USD for 2) I wouldn’t do it too often. I really enjoyed it and will use the second mask, but I wouldn’t purchase it. I’ve had the same results with less expensive masks. It does really feel luxurious though so if you want to treat yourself then this is a great option.
Have you tried a gold mask before?
– Chantal 🙂