Oh. Em. Gee. What do we have here? It’s a face mask like no other.
But before I kick things off, I would like to give a special mention to Farrah Gray. Farrah is the one who brought this mask to my attention when she posted a picture of herself on Twitter wearing it. I was fascinated and also found it freakishly odd, but Farrah is a huge fan and swears by it…and I trust her.
This mask is by Jamela Skin Care and it’s a gold crystal collagen facial mask. I can’t promise wearing this will make you look half as pretty as Farrah…however, it contains 24 carat gold so slapping this on your visage is instantly going to raise the bar above the humble clay mask.
Now what’s all the fuss? Well Jamela has developed an exclusive formula for extracting the same rejuvenating properties that gold has to offer and infused them along with organic nutrients and anti-oxidants, into a collagen based all natural anti-ageing, rejuvenating, anti-wrinkle gold mask. What you’re getting is 100% molecular plant collagen with 24 carat gold. Ooohh!…(and can I just add)…Ahhhhh!
This is an all singing and all dancing mask. It’s anti-ageing, moisturising, hydrating, firming and regular use of it will help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles thanks to the collagen, the magical ingredient that keeps us looking all elastically youthful. And here’s how it looks…
As you can see from the top picture, it comes sealed. Removing it from its packaging is quite tricky so you must follow the instructions carefully: cleanse face with warm water, lay the mask flat on an even surface and peel back the foil. Then apply it carefully to the face and relax.
When applied to the skin, the Gold Collagen Facial Mask immediately forms a protective layer, which instantly reacts to the skin’s natural chemistry and helps to replace the collagen that decreases with age.
It is a generically shaped to fit all faces though I found it tricky around the eyes and mouth area especially as my eyes are big and the mask kept slipping over making me look like something out of a horror film.
I kept it on for 2 hours (minimum 30 minutes and up to 5 hours) and amazingly, it remained cool throughout. It also did not dry out and crack like you’d expect a mask to, staying consistently soft.
After my skin felt beautifully soft, fresh and the collagen ingredients really helped to smooth out any lines and creases. I don’t have a lot (luckily) but it pays to start taking care as early as possible.
Once you’ve peeled off the mask (and it comes off easily), it can be re-used on other parts of the body such as a toner. How? Pour hot water over it and it will instantly melt. Farrah gave me a great tip to use as a face toner or if you leave it to cool off, it will solidify and then you can use it in the bath. Brilliant! Multi-functional! To be fair, it would break my heart to throw away something made of 24 carat gold that frivolously…
A pack of 5 masks costs £37.50. Yes! Only £37.50 so that works out to be £7.50 each. I bet you thought these would be hugely over-priced. You did, didn’t you? The 24k gold collagen range also includes masks for the neck, eyes, under eyes, lips and erm, even breasts.
What do you think? Walk like an Egyptian?
Jamela Skin Care has an immense range of other masks all available online at http://www.jamelaskincare.co.uk.