29 April 2013

Makeup Wars: Favorite Masks!

I am so happy to be participating in another edition of Makeup Wars!  I missed several weeks due to illness and work, so it feels good to be back in the swing of things!  In this week's Makeup Wars, my friends and I will be showing you our favorite face masks!  Will they be crazy expensive, or truly affordable?  I can't wait to see what everyone else writes about!  

And why am I using so many exclamation points?!?

I love face masks, but my favorite by far for my dry, breakout prone skin is the AmorePacific Moisture Bound Vitalizing Masque.  I first purchased it as part of a set and then quickly snatched up a full sized bottle!
Let me begin by sharing with you what the Sephora website has to say about this mask.
What it is:
An overnight mask with a liquid-gel texture for improving internal hydration and antioxidant levels. 
What it is formulated to do:
Restore tired, dehydrated skin overnight with this lightweight mask. AmorePacific's 5-Hydra Complex dramatically improves internal hydration and antioxidant levels. Cellular turnover and youthful metabolism are promoted while moisture loss is prevented, all from the inside out.
What it is formulated WITHOUT:
- Parabens
- Sulfates 
- Synthetic Dyes
- Petrochemicals
- Phthalates
- GMOs
- Triclosan
Suggested Usage:-Apply in the evening. -After cleansing and treatment, apply an ample amount on the face and neck, avoiding the eye area. -Wait five minutes and retire. In the morning, rinse and follow with normal treatment routine. 
OK, I've got a secret.  I love the AmorePacific Moisture Bound Vitalizing Masque... But I don't use it as a "once a week treat" as you may think... I use it almost daily!  That's right, I apply the Moisture Bound Vitalizing Masque every night.  A little bit goes a very, very long way, and it dries down within 5 minutes. I wake up with wonderfully refreshed skin - without those dry lines around my eyes. Plus my husband thinks it smells divine!

Why don't I just use a moisturizer, you may ask?  This moisturizing masque is actually less expensive than purchasing my beloved AmorePacific moisturizer!  I have been using this routinely for about 6 months, at least 5 nights per week, and I am in love!  Judging by the heft of the bottle, I have about one month left before I repurchase.  I was testing another line of skincare in that time, so about one month went by that I didn't use it at all.  That means if a bottle is $60, and I used it five times per week for 6 months, I will get approximately 120 uses out of the bottle.  That's $0.50 a night!  WINNING!

If you are like me and suffer from dry skin (or only occasional dry skin) I highly suggest you try out this masque!  Even if you don't use it daily!

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