Product Review | Andalou Naturals Pumpkin Honey Glycolic Mask
Product Review | Andalou Naturals Pumpkin Honey Glycolic Mask ($11.99, Ulta)
Product Details (from Ulta's website): The Andalou Naturals Pumpkin Honey Glycolic Mask contains vitamin C, pumpkin puree, manuka honey, and glycolic acid.
Vitamin C - dramatically improves surface pigmentation, uneven tone, and dark spots caused by sun damage and over-stimulation of melanin; invigorates dermal circulation and cell turnover, boosts collagen and elastin, and fortifies skin's immunity to defend against free-radicals that can age skin prematurely
Pumpkin Puree - natural enzymes remove dehydrated cells to brighten and smooth
Manuka Honey - soothes and heals to clarify and restore balance
Glycolic Acid - AHA gently dissolves intra-cellular glue to exfoliate dead cells and impurities
Non-GMO Project Verified
Formulated without phthalates, gluten, sulfates, parabens, synthetic fragrance, colors, or preservatives
Review: I love any thing honey when it comes to skincare. Honey has natural healing and soothing properties that has worked so well for my skin type so when I saw this mask at Ulta, I was quick to add it in my cart. This is not the first product I have tried from Andalou Naturals. Their Coconut Firming Cleanser is amazing so I figured this should be a good one. This comes in a white and orange box with a few multi-color printed squares and black typography. The jar is a brick orange color but transparent with a white screw cap. The consistency of the product looks like a pureed pumpkin as well as to the touch. It does smell like both pumpkin and honey although the pumpkin predominates, in my opinion. The smell is nice; not too strong. I have been using this mask for three weeks straight. I really wanted to try it due to its claims of improving skin surface pigmentation due to sun damage. While my skin is not extremely damaged by the sun (I wear sunscreen); I have been out quite a bit during the summer to this present time jogging/running about 4-5 times a week. My skin is exposed to a lot of elements when I am outdoors mixed with sweat; it sure does need an extra boost. Every time I use this mask my skin feels smoother and hydrated. I cannot attest to how much it reduces and soothed the redness only because I also use a serum for that; so both could be working together well. The one thing I do not like about this product is its consistency and texture. It feels like pumpkin puree and to be honest; it applies like a pumpkin puree on the face. There's not a lot of grip like most masks have. It's like applying a homemade mask to your face and hoping that clumps won't fall near you mouth or eyes or nose. You have to apply a thin layer to avoid the possibilities of clumpy fall outs mentioned above. I wish it had more grip and this mask would be a 10/10. Would I recommend this product? In terms of performance and price point, absolutely. However, I am not a fan of how it applies and how there is no grip once applied on the face. I remember posting on my Instagram stories saying that it feels like a lathered baby food on my face. I will definitely finish the entire jar; although I am on the fence of repurchasing this product.
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