26 March 2012

Olay Total Effects Mask

I like face masks.  I like sheets.  I like Olay products.  So imagine my thrill when I got these Olay sheet masks to try*!  Part of the fabulous Total Effects range, this glossy black box contains 5 sheet masks that claim to offer the 7 skincare benefits that are the hallmarks of the Total Effects range.  They are line minimisation, nourishing moisurisation, tone enhancement, gentle exfoliation, pore refinement, brightening and spot minimisation.
A very bold set of claims, no?  The masks themselves are packed in individual sachets, folded and soaked with with the actual product (a serum-type texture) and they're very cooling when initially applied.  There's an absolute shit-ton of product on the mask, so they're a little bit slippery to apply, but once on, they stay on.  I like the fact that the cloth is stretchy so you can mould it to the contours of your own face easily, and the eye and nose holes are big enough to not make the mask feeling restrictive or claustrophic, if you're concerned about that.
I leave the mask on for about 15 minutes, and after pulling it off, there's still a fair amount of product on the skin, which you massage in and leave overnight.  I have to say, I'm really impressed with these.  My skin feels incredibly soft and taut (but not tight) afterwards, and it looks brighter and nicely glowing.  I'm not sure it's contributed to minimisation of spot or pore tightening but I wouldn't expect that from a weekly treatment like this anyway.  And now for the fun photos...
Attractive, no? The only thing I don't recommend these for is wearing in front of potentials lovers.  It will kill that potential dead.  DEAD.

However, as a skin pick-me up, these are fantastic and I will buy them again.

*PR sample


  1. I love these too. However my kids didn't appreciate it when I walked down the stairs with one on and resembled Hannible Lecter.

  2. I used to use the SKII version of these when I was flying. Good to prevent dehydrated skin...BRILLIANT for stopping the weirdo next to you talking to you.