It's just all about hydration on the blog at the moment isn't it? Well of course being a dry skinned girl, who am I to turn down a new face mask with promises to give me hydrated, plump and rejuvenated skin all within 5 minutes. So naturally when I was approached and asked if I wanted to sample the Vichy Quenching Mineral Mask I jumped at the chance, so read on if you want to know how I got on.
Unlike what you'd expect from a mask offering to hydrate the skin, this comes in a gel formula which is easily spread all over the skin. In the past I've always steered clear of gels mainly because I have the perception that they don't intensely hydrate but once I've applied this, waited the recommended time and then removed it; my skin is plump and I actually feel like my skin looks brighter and more radiant because it's so hydrated.
For £14.00 you get a huge 75ml jar and because the product is so thick, a little goes a long way, I found that 2 50p size amounts covered my face and neck. The instructions for this is to apply your desired amount, leave it on for 5 minutes and massage in the remainder but I like to follow with my normal routine so I wipe away the excess with a flannel. The only thing I don't like about this product is it can dry a bit tacky which means when I have previously tried to rub in the excess it's been harder than expected so I've found lightly buffing away the excess with a flannel is a perfect alternative for me.
I've been using this as instructed between one to three times a week and I now reach for this whenever my skin is feeling tight, dehydrated and generally dull looking. I really fell in love with this after my holiday after using it on my sunburnt face and the relief I got from this was incredible. Heads up if you're going away and your face burns, taking a product like this is great for adding hydration back into the skin and if you pop it in the fridge for an hour before applying, it really packs a punch as it's already cooling; a must for anyone who's suffered from sunburn and all you want to do is plunge your face into cold water.
If you're after a product like this without wanting to break the bank I can't recommend it enough; Vichy products are always something I'd heard of but never really tried myself as I felt they were more targeted towards older people but I'm loving this mask and I'm really intrigued to see what else the brand has to offer.
This post contains a PR sample. As always, my opinion is 100% honest.