Sothys Hydra-Smoothing Mask $45.40


Love this mask. Does what is says, smooths and hydrates and makes skin look dewy. Especially if you use it after Sothys W. Cleansing Cream. The smell is light and softly perfume-y, they have their own signature sothys smell that is very luxurious. This is a staple for me to re-moisturize skin, especially after using a lot of acne medications and benzoyl peroxide face wash.

$45.40 Amazon or Authorized Salons


Nip+Fab Hydrate Dragon’s Blood Fix Plumping Mask


This mask applies thick and tacky. It has a cooling and slight burning sensation when applied to the skin. After ten minutes, and washing it off, skin is definitely plumper. The smell is exotic and fruity, if a little chemical-y. Paired with the Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel, it did give my face a nice glow. However, the moisturizing effect is not very pronounced. The bottle recommends it can be used as an overnight mask, however, I found it to be a little too irritating after a night of wearing it. Also, do not put under eyes, as I mistakenly did. It plumped my under eye skin in an unnatural way and gave some wrinkles there.  At a higher price point, I really like this leave on mask,  Dr. Brandt’s Needles No More Plump Up the Volume 3D Filler Mask at for $95 (comes with an applicator brush). All in all, Nip+Fab is a decent enough product, especially for the price. Anyone else recommend a similar product or have an experience to share?

$14.99 CVS

Kate Somerville ExfoliKate Intensive Exfoliating Treatment


Kate Sommerville has two ExfoliKates, one for face and one for body. This review is for her face ExfoliKate. I really love this mask/peel. It really works, and takes off a nice little layer of skin. It is a gentle peel, and it takes only 2-3 minutes to work. The results are instant. However, I do love Vine Vera reservatrol peel better. It works more quickly, is a more intense peel, and has more lifting properties than exfoliKate. However, ExfoliKate is more reasonably priced. All in all, a delightful experience. I recommend this. Has anybody tried this one or the one for body?

$85 Sephora