spa review: Sephora’s Shea lip mask

I’ve decided to start a new (hopefully weekly!) series here on Cosmetic Composition. I realized that I’m always trying out new beauty trends or spa treatments and that this blog might just be the perfect place to give a review and explain some of the science behind it. Whether it’s a new face mask, a makeup applicator, a deep conditioning hair treatment, I’m all over it and plan to share my experiences here, along with some beauty science of course.

Shea lip mask review - Cosmetic Composition

spa review: Sephora’s Shea lip mask

My Snapchat friends most likely think I’m insane at this point because I only really Snapchat when I’m doing weird face masks and today was no exception. I took a Snapchat with my new lip sheet masks from Sephora on and definitely looked like I just had Botox done. While many consumers have probably not heard of these lip masks I’ve been waiting forever to get my hands on one. I found this one last week at Sephora and was very excited to try it out.

For $3 I got a bio-cellulose lip mask boasting to hydrate and soothe my lips. The jelly-like texture of this mask made it very pleasant to wear, however, my top lip is much smaller than my bottom so the mask kept slipping inside and I definitely got a taste of the mask at one point. As per the instructions I kept the mask on for 15 minutes and was eager to see the results. The essence-like liquid felt very nice on my skin and almost had a tightening effect. Upon removing the mask I did notice that my lips felt very nice and moisturized, however, this only lasted for a few minutes before I had to put vaseline on. Over 1 hour later and my lips still felt a bit plump and were a tiny bigger in appearance.

ingredients Water, Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, Propanediol, Arginine, Carbomer, Xanthan Gum, Panthenol, Allantoin, Sodium Citrate, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Hyaluronate, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Polysorbate 20, Disodium EDTA, Tocopheryl Acetate, Butyrospermum Parkii Butter (Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter)), Leontopodium Alpinum Extract.

With humectant ingredients including butylene glycol, glycerin and sodium hyaluronate (a form of hyaluronic acid) it’s no wonder that this product is marketed at a great hydrating¬†mask. I could definitely see myself getting another lip mask during the winter, after a long day in the sun or even a hungover morning when dry lips are super prevalent.

Overall If you’re looking for a fun sheet mask, or are really struggling with dry/ cracked lips this is the mask for you. At only $3 a mask, it’s a great deal and worth the occasional use. I’ll be stocking up on these this winter for sure! Find it here.

Have you ever used a lip mask? I’d love to hear any comments or questions below!

 

{This post was not sponsored, all opinions are my own}

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