I saw the box for Biore's self-heating mask on a reduced shelf in Boots and I decided it sounded interesting. I also got it for a bargain price of £1.95, it usually costs £7.82 and having a quick look at Boots.com show's it there for the full price.
Biore products are aimed at pores and they claim themselves to be pore experts. The Biore collection has a large range of products from cleansers, to cleansing strips and other various products, all helped at cleaining pores and emptying them of excess oil's and making you feel purified and cleansed.
This self heating mask comes in a green box, I personally don't care much for the packaging (and it's nothing like the picture on DooYoo at all!) however it's not the packaging that's important! Inside the box you will actually find 8 single use masks in small metal pods. You just need to rip the tops off these pods and squeeze the product out to use it.
Before applying this mask you need to ensure your face is wet, as the heating ingredients are activated on contact with water. Squeezing out the mask you will notice a white/creamy coloured substance with small blue balls in it. I massage the mask onto my face and the beginning part is the best. You immediately feel the heat from this product and it's surpising just how hot it feels, but don't worry, it certainly doesn't burn your face off!
The mask itself feels really thick and that's another thing I love about this mask. It's not a watery, thin product but feels so thick and there's plenty of the product in the pod to massage all over your face!
I concentrate on the areas with large pores first before moving around to other areas. The blue balls in the mask play a part, as you massage these balls will burst open (though, you can't really feel this) turning the mask on your face blue, this assists you in knowing that you have massaged the mask in properly.
The heat doesn't last too long, which is disappointing, however your face is nice and warmed up and so are your pores, which means they have opened up making it easier to clean them out! The box states to massage this for a minute, and I don't get bored doing it. The mask feels so pleasant on my skin and it feel's relaxing to apply it.
Rinsing the mask at the end is easy, just splash some water on your face or use a face cloth. The mask doesn't leave any residue or stubborn parts that require hard scrubbing to remove!
After removing I personally notice a difference, my face LOOKS cleaner and it feels smooth and soft. I feel like my pores really have been given a good clean! I recommend following through with a good toner and moisturiser afterwards to give an even better appearance and to really pamper your skin.
I recommend this mask, I like to use it once or twice a week to give myself a good pamper as it feels great to apply and the mask has such a luxury feel to it. At £7.82 (boots.com) it is a bit pricey, so I would keep an eye out to found it cheaper elsewhere, I was pleased to only pay £1.95 for this product and I would be interested in trying more from the Biore range.
Product Information: The back of the box says the mask is supposed to open up and intensively cleanse pores. The thermal heat purifies and refines your skin by absorbing excess oils and getting rid of pore-clogging dirt and dull, dead skin cells. The product is dermatologist tested, hypo-allergenic, and non-comedogenic. One box contains 8 single use masks that are applied for one minute.
Packaging: The American box (I believe it may be different in the UK) is made of cardboard and is Biores standard green color. Inside, the mask is packaged in metal pods, which was pretty unexpected to me (I was expecting a bottle, rather than individually wrapped packages).
Price: It is a bit expensive, but, in my opinion, its well worth the price!
Application: In reading the How to Use section on the back of the box, it says you must wet face first (the mask heats in response to the water), apply mask, massage into skin for one minute, and then wash off. I have found that the mask is extremely hard to wash off due to its consistency, so I just apply it in the shower. It works the same way (and even gets a bit hotter than normal), but theres no hassle in washing it off. If you do chose to apply and wash off with a wash cloth, try not to get mask in your hair, because it turns your hair a blue-green color that is hard to wash off roots.
At first, the mask heats almost to a point where I feel like its going to burn my skin, but after a couple seconds it cools down and feels quite nice. I just rub all over my face for 60 seconds and wash it off. It leaves my skin feeling smooth and refreshed!
Personal Opinion: The box says the mask is supposed to turn blue when finished, but I find that it just darkens a bit. It visibly reduces spots and really does minimize pore size. With one use per week, it gives the desired effect while not using too much mask in too short a time. I would recommend this to anybody, especially people with skin problems because it makes zits disappear (for the most part) and leaves skin smooth and pretty!
Now i'm the kinda guy that likes to take good care of my skin, particulary my face. I've tryed most types of face masks and i have to say that this one left me feeling damn good. After reading a couple of opinions on this product i ran out to boots and bought it straight away. As far as i am aware b'iore self heating face mask is only available in single use sachets and come in a box of six for around 7.50p or you can purchase them individually for 1.25p this is from BOOTS. I would recommend that you use two at a time for best results as there isn't much in each sachet. B'iore self heating face mask isn't cheap, but each sachet is worth every penny if it doe's the job. The sachet contents dolook a little weird, it is a thick white goo with tiny blue bits in. After reading the directions a thought that it would be a wind up. I wet mt face with cold water and then i applied the mask all over my face, taking care not to get the stuff in my eyes or mouth. Firstly i felt a rather nice burning sensation which seemed to get hotter and hotter the more i massaged it in. Like all good things the burning sensation does'nt last for ever and after about sixty seconds of it being on my face i had to wash it off. After patting my face dry with a towel i can definately and honestly say that my skin felt more softer and refreshed. I would definately use this product again and recommend it to other people as it made me feel ten years younger, even though i'm only in my twenties myself.
Self heating eh? I thought okay, it must just mean that it works as if it was warm. Oh no, you sqeeze this stuff out and rub in and then weyhey whoooooooooooo, your facce gets really hot and gets hotter when you keep rubbing it in! It is worth trying this just for the sensation, it is mad! I got my hubby to try it too and watched his expression, well funny! It is applied to a wet face and rubbed in for 60secs and then washed of. My skin felt smooth and was less shiny. I have never used a mask before and was worried that I would be spotty the next few days, but so far so good. It is a bit gross to wash off as it goes a bit slimy when you do it. I have only tried a free sample so I can't comment on price, though it is definately worth a try.
It was a bit worrying the first time I used this, I mean I know it says self heating but for some reason I didn't really believe it and couldn't think how it would work. Still don't know how it works but its less worrying now I know its not going to burn me or anything!! It is quite expensive and comes in a packet with about 6 or 8 small sachets. You have to wet your face quite well before using it as it is very thick and gloopy. The little blue bits in the mixture are I assume the self heating part and as you rub it into your face they disolve and turn the whole lotion blue. Almost immediately as soon as you start massaging it onto your face you can feel the heat, maybe I'm just strange but it was a bit of a shock to me and it got warmer than I expected. Still afterwards your face is left nice and clean and any spots or blocked pores you may have are opened up a bit by the heat and therefore easier to squeeze out if thats what you desire too do!!
OK, so these are a little on the expensive side, but hey what a face mask! I've never really gone in for the whole-hog routine thing, but these little capsules contain a full-facial in under 60 seconds. Which is really useful when you have a two year old braying on the shower screen door! You basically squeeze the stuff out of the capsule and apply to wet skin, and massage around a bit, while the whole thing turns blue and warms your face right up and then rinse off. My skin has honestly not been as clear for years. Big big thumbs up from me!
The mask gently warms your skin, opening pores, melting away waxy oils and leaving your skin truly refreshed, invigorated and clean / It doesn't make your skin tighten up or dry and it continues working while you rinse / The mask turns a deep blue signaling