I have talked about my love of sheet masks a lot around these neck of the woods. I especially adore using them when I am feeling run – down, tired, or I have had a night out on the tiles.
Apart from the obvious skincare benefits of using a sheet face mask, i love how relaxed and chilled i feel when i use one. I usually use the time to meditate, or gather my thoughts.
Christian Breton is a brand with over 25 years of experience in solving specific problems for different areas of the face, using advanced scientific methods. The brand is renowned for offering the very latest, safest and most effective skincare, without a prescription.
I had never heard of the brand before, but doing some research i discovered that they stock a wide range of skincare, make-up and perfumes. Their best selling range is their Eye Priority range, a specific range that helps target, serious under eye circles, fatigue and wrinkles. I was a little baffled when reading about all the science behind the brand, so I took to researching what “real people” like me and you thought about the brand. It was all great, their products have really positive reviews, and are renowned in particular for being good quality products, that work.
The *Christian Breton Lifting & Firming Facial Masks are £45, and there are 3 sheet masks in the pack. The masks are recommended for all skin types, particularly those with mature skin, they contain powerful collagen and plant extract. I recently wrote about using a derma-roller at home, here and about how this process increases collagen.
I decided to use these masks after I had used a derma-roller. I thought this would be the perfect time, as product absorption is more effective after using a derma-roller. As they average at £15 per mask I wanted to get the most out of the product, and for me this seemed like the perfect opportunity to do so.
The masks are similar to every other mask i have used, 2 holes where your eyes are and one slit for the lips, and then a flap that sits over the nose. The masks are very wet and covered in lots of product. They feel cooling and comfortable on the skin. The instructions recommend you leave the mask on the face for 20-25 minutes.
The masks are infused with 1 full bottle of 20ml serum, and the breakdown of the formula is below:
- Collagen : contributes to hydration, suppleness and elasticity of the skin
- Orchid : rich in antioxidants and minerals, it has protective, moisturising and anti-ageing properties
- Cucumber : helps to tighten pores
- Aloe Vera : contributes to cell renewal and allows to improve the elasticity of the epidermis and to fight against its ageing
Allantoin : helps regenerate tissue
I have used all 3 masks over the course of 2 weeks after using my derma-roller, and I am impressed with the results. After using a derma-roller the skin can feel sensitive, hot and tight. This mask helped to calm and cool my skin down. I could smell the cucumber and aloe vera, and the overall scent is very natural, un-offensive and pleasant. The product feels high-end, and afterwards my skin felt hydrated and firm. Pore size around my cheeks had reduced, and my skin appeared much plumper. I didn’t see any lift to the skin, but maybe this is because my skin isn’t “mature” as yet.
I particularly feel these would be great to use before an event or a special occasion.
Priced at £15 per mask, i feel i wouldn’t personally purchase these at this stage in my life. I would until my skin was a little more mature. As i really do feel this is when I would see more beneficial results.
I am very intrigued by this brand, and their products. I thoroughly enjoyed using the mask, and i am now especially interested in trying their critically acclaimed eye-cream Liftox which has incredible reviews across the web.
Have you tried any products from Christian Breton?
*Products featured on this post are press samples or gifted items.