I'm very lucky seeing the job I'm in, as I regularly receive full size "trial products" from some of the best cosmetics and skin care products from around the world. I am also very lucky to have plenty of beautician, makeup artist and dermatologist friends that are very generous with the products they receive and that's how I have had the opportunity to not only try but enjoy a large selection of Guerlain products from the masters of makeup and skin care at Guerlain France. Lucky me!
The Super Aqua Face Mask is not a prettily packaged as most of their products, it come in a rather standard looking tube compared to their normally lavish looking packaging. However what it does have in it's favour is that it is a pretty colour it's a soft duck egg blue with an attractive and striking gold screw on lid.
I love face masks, they are a fantastic way of ensuring good, deep penetration of the ingredients. Plus I feel like I am treating myself when applying it. First of all I cleanse my face as I would normally do and pat my skin dry using a very soft towel.
Tip : always pat dry never rub as it is harsh on the skin and can cause irritation and drying of the skin which can lead to wrinkles.
Once clean, I then squeeze gently on the tube and out on to my fingertips.
Tip: when using a cream or any product for the first time always squeeze or press as gently as possible as you don't yet know the consistency of the product and how much will be dispensed from the container. As I always say if too much comes out you can't put it back in. This is even more important when dealing with expensive products such as this as you don't want to waste a drop.
With the product on my fingertips I then simply spread slowly across my face all the way up to just below my hairline. As with any mask I of course avoid the delicate eye area. The cream smells wonderful, fresh and clean. It is a lusciously thick, creamy cream that just glides over my skin and feels sensual upon application. Once applied I sit back and watch TV or read a book. It feels wonderfully cool on my skin, refreshingly cool. This mask should be left on for ten minutes at the very least but I always tell my clients this little tip.
Apply a tiny dot of the product to the inside of your arm the day before you try a product for the first time. If no irritation occurs you can then leave the cream, or mask on for double the recommended time.
*** WARNING ***
This tip only applies to moisturising products and moisturising masks.
NEVER! use products that peal, exfoliate, or heat the skin for longer than instructed on the product.
Once the allotted time has passed I then simply wash off the mask using clean, warm water. Using my fingertips again I slowly and gently rub in circular motions to aid in it's removal. Once removed the reason it is called Super Aqua becomes very clear. My skin is SO soft, SO plump, SO incredibly moisturised. I'm young and thankfully don't have any wrinkles but my more mature clients both male and female love how this plumps out their skin and removes fine lines in the process. But it is the feeling of new, fresh, young feeling skin that I love about this product. The results are visible too, my clients have commented that they have received compliments on how well they are looking once they use this mask. And I have also revived nice comments from my colleagues after using Super Aqua the night before. This is a product that actually works, it is one of THE best moisturising products I have every had the privilege of trying. A little goes a long way so one 75ml (£38) tube should last far longer than a cheap mask.
Do I recommend this product?
Absolutely 100% yes.
Stay beautiful xxx
I love to try new products from higher end cosmetic brands when I have the opportunity. I often add them to my gift wish list in the hope that some generous soul will indulge me and occasionally it works. I received this as a gift last Christmas, along with a couple of other products, and was very excited to try it.
The mask comes in a bright blue coloured tube with a gold twist lid. The packaging is attractive, functional and expensive looking. The vivid colour is great in the bathroom as it is easy to spot amongst a plethora of other products. The flexibility of the plastic tubing is practical as it allows you to squeeze the contents easy and to cut open the tube when it begins to deplete. I really like the size of the application hole, it stops you from using too much at once which is nice from a product that is pretty outrageously expensive.
The product comes in the form of a cream mask, you apply this by rubbing across your face making sure you evenly coat your entire face - obviously avoid your eyes and hair as best you can. You then leave this for ten minutes, or fifteen like me, before washing off with water. It is fairly simple to use and the smell of the mask is subtle and pleasant. Application is easy and removal is relatively trouble free. Obviously the longer you leave the mask on the harder it sets so just be careful to remove all of the product thoroughly.
The mask leaves me skin feeling super smooth and refreshed. It leaves my skin looking and feeling healthier than before and is the perfect face mask for utter bathroom indulgence. I like to use it once a week/every two weeks so that I can savour it and feel the benefits more. This works well for me because I have other products I can use in between but if you are looking for more regular use I would choose a cheaper product. I love the effect this mask has on my skin, but is it really worth the price?
At roughly £28 for a 75ml tube I have to reluctantly say no. At that price the mask would have to transplant Jessica Alba's face onto mine completely pain free. Perhaps that's an exaggeration but for that price I expect an awful lot. I can't see myself purchasing it again but I would certainly love to receive it as a gift.
Overall? Too pricey for me.
I love face masks and normally buy cheap ones from the chemist they come in small satches or if i really push the boat ill go into lush for a tub of face mask. Not only does it clean and hydrate the skin but its so relaxing and a nice way to chill out.
After making some money on Ebay a few months ago i decided to spend my earnings on some treats for myself. I had already heard good things about the Guerlain super aqua mask so had my heart set on getting the product to try.
Even on ebay the Guerlain products are expensive this cost £28.00 free postage a little cheaper than the original price tag that's £35.00.
Guerlain super aqua mask comes in a blue tube with gold screw on lid, the packaging is fairly plain but you can tell it is posh stuff and costs alot. You get 30ml in a tube and it comes boxed with an information leaflet with details of ingredients and how to use the product.
The cream that comes out of the tube is thick and cold, you only need a small amount so the tube should last a while and as its a face mask its advised you only use the product around twice a week.
There is a light smell from the mask like roses and peaches but not over powering just nice. The cream although thick is actually nice and light even when on the face, you could easily mistake this as a moisturizer when its on the face because it does hydrate the skin and feels soft and light.
To use the Guerlain super aqua mask it should be applied to clean skin, ie make up removed and freshly washed skin. I squeeze a small blob on my finger tips around the size of a ten pence piece and spread over my face starting at the forehead working my way down, it feels cold as it goes on ,spreads very well and evenly.
I leave the face mask on for around twenty minutes sometimes longer , recommended time is ten minutes but does no harm if on longer. Wash of in warm water and i splash my face with cold water afterwards to close my pores.
Guerlain super aqua mask washes off with ease and no effort needed, you don't have to use any creams afterwards as the skin is already soft and hydrated.
My face feels so smooth and refreshed after using the product. It really works wonders for hydrating so if you have dry skin then this would work well for you. Its also great for reducing wrinkles and firming the face. This is an expensive product but i thick its ok to pay good money for products that really work. It is also good as an anti ageing product as contains anti ageing properties.
I think its a fabby product and i will treat myself to another tube when i need it, i recommend Guerlain super aqua mask.
This product costs around the £30 mark so it is not cheap, then again Guerlain products never are but you do tend to get a good quality product for your money which is a good job considering your £30 only buys you 75ml of this product.
This cream has a lovely fresh smell to it, before applying you should thoroughly cleanse your face and then apply the contents evenly over your skin, do use it sparingly as it has pretty good coveridge and therefore at these prices you do not want to be wasting any.
Fortunatley the design of the packaging means that you can comfortably control the amount you use at any one time, it comes in a nice vivid blue tube with a gld screw top. It is best to leave it on for anything from fifteen minutes to half an hour depending upon the condition of your skin and then you need to completely rinse it off with warm water to make sure all of it is removed, a good idea is to remove it while in the shower to ensure that it is all off before you towel dry.
The results however justify the price tag, this mask leaves your skin feeling really refreshed and very soft to the touch, it has an excellent cooling effect on your skin and it fully moisturises it as well so there is no need to apply a seperate moisturiser after using this.
A nice product to have when you want to treat yourself and one that I certainly think warrants the cost.
Sometimes it pays off if you splash the cash as it is worth paying extra for a quality product and with this Guerlain Super Aqua Mask you are getting a top quality product however you will be paying upwards of £30 for a 75ml tube.
The packaging is very functional but also quite attractive, a vivid blue body with a gold screw top lid, before using you should cleanse your face and then apply the creamy contents evenly across your face. The smell is very nice and it is easy to apply and a little does go a long way. You should leave it on your face for at least ten minutes and then rinse it off
This face mask leaves my skin feeling really refreshed, it has a wonderful cooling effect and my skin is really moisturised after using it and very healthy looking, it is a wonderful pick me up to pamper yourself with this product and although it is not cheap the fact that a little goes a long way means that you do get a decent amount of use out of a bottle.
I tend to rionse off in the shower as it does cling to your skin a bit however afterwards my skin is really soft and refreshed and this is one product that justifies the higher than average price when compared with other such products that claim to have the same results but maybe do not live up to the boasts.
It will not stop you getting old but it will certainly make you look and feel better about yourself and is a good pampering product. Highly recommended by me.
I think every girl loves to be pampered and this product suerly lives up to the pampering treatment.
It's a little costly at £30 for a 74ml tube but the results of the feel of your skin after using this is well worth the price.
I have sensative skin and this has been a good product to apply for cleansing and refreshing the skin.
It comes in a small light blue tube and you only need a small amount of the creamy facial mask as it is expensive so you don't really need to plaster it on.
Leave the rich creamy mask on for about 10 minutes and gently wash off to be able to feel soft, clean refreshed skin, it really feels like the skin can breath.
It says it reduces wrinkles but i'm never too sure any beauty product can do this but there is a definate improvement in the feel of my skin when I use this .
It says on the tube to use it twice a week but I only use it once a week for a specail pampering and it boasts that it restores comfort, softness and elasticity to the skin, whilst smoothing small wrinkles caused by dehydration, to leave skin beautifully radiant.
What do i think?
Well yes I agree with it's claims that it can leave the skin looking radient as you can see a real glow after you use this. It's like the blood has got to the skin and the skin feels soft and gentle and is clean and smooth.
I am sure this is worth the money I paid and especially for the pampering moments, after a bath whilst relaxing reading a book before bedtime.
All in all it's a good quality product not for everyday use as I couldn't afford it but for once a week for a specail treat.
I have been using this now for a few weeks now and I love the way it cools the skin down when you first apply it and the feel after using it.
I'd be happy to recommend it to you and it would make a lovely present for someone too if they are into being pampered.
I despise spending ridiculous amounts of money on skin care products; over the years I have been happy with using £2 Nivea face cream with the occasional foray into the Clarins range, which in my opinion are still expensive at around £20 - £25 per product. The problem is that although I have always had infuriatingly sensitive skin it has always remained in relatively good condition, while being slightly overweight for the majority of my adult life has tended to keep the wrinkles at bay. Recently, however, I have lost some of this weight with the result being that my facial skin is now beginning to look a little saggy and wrinkled - this was something I wanted to address rather quickly as there is nothing more aging appearance-wise than loose and dehydrated (wrinkly!) skin.
Guerlain was actually recommended to me by my daughter's hairdresser, she is roughly my age but has the most amazingly fresh glowing skin which quite literally knocks years off her age. It was actually the facial moisturiser she recommended, but at almost £40 a pot I baulked at that and ended up purchasing a tube of their Super Aqua Face Mask - still rather overpriced (in my opinion) at £28 but at least it would last longer due to the fact that the mask needs to only be used 2 - 3 times a week. To my mind I could combine this 'wonder mask' (apparently) with a cheaper brand of face cream and get the same effect as if I were to have spent upwards of £100 on Guerlain products - as the Guerlain assistant seemed to think I was going to.
The face mask comes in a rather basic tube, it's an extremely attractive blue colour with gold screw top lid and detail. Unlike, say, Avon or L'Oreal face masks this comes in a box which also contains a sheet of detailed instructions on how to use the product. Personally I would have been happy if they had dispensed with the box and instructions and brought the price down a little, but I doubt the terribly posh women who generally buy Guerlain would be prepared to forego their box for a small discount. The packaging is actually very attractive, although not dissimilar to an Avon Icelandic Spa product I bought a few months ago.
You are advised to cleanse your face before applying the face mask and I would certainly recommend you take the trouble to do this thoroughly with a cleanser rather than simply dampening your skin with water. This is because the mask is a very creamy one and it will both soak in and cling to clean skin better than if you have left any particles of dirt on the surface of your skin. It has a deliciously creamy and fresh smell and also feels very creamy and luxurious to the touch, it's a rinse-off mask which needs to be left for ten minutes to work its magic - although I admit to leaving it on for rather longer than this time as I want to get the most out of such an expensive cream!
Despite the fact that this is a rather thick cream, a little goes a surprisingly long way. When you first come to use the Super Aqua Mask I recommend you put small amounts onto your fingertips for application rather than putting a larger blob into your hand, which may be wasted as it's impossible to get any excess back into the tube for next time. I find it to have a beautiful consistency and although it's thicker than the majority of rinse-off masks I have used it has a delightfully feather light texture on my skin. The cream is very cooling when you first apply it and I must confess to being astounded at how well moisturised my skin began to feel within minutes of spreading it across my face, I do suffer with dry skin so have used my fair share of moisturising masks over the years - and I can confirm the moisturising properties of this one are apparent almost immediately upon application.
I don't tend to time how long I leave the mask on my skin, although I would say an average length of time for me personally is around 30 minutes. The mask will apparently work in as little as ten minutes, however I adore the cool and moisturising feel of it against my skin so tend to leave it on for longer than recommended. As the time goes on I notice how much of the mask is absorbed by my skin, what was a liberal(ish) covering when first applied looks rather patchy and under covered by the time I come to rinse the creamy mask off. This is a plus point in my opinion as it means the mask is also acting as a type of face cream, soaking into my dry old skin instead of simply sitting over the top layer and being rinsed down the sink a few minutes later.
I always rinse this mask off with luke warm water and never fail to be impressed with the results. Immediately after rinsing there is always a slight pink hue to my skin which fades fairly quickly, the skin on my face looks as though it has plumped up and it actually feels softer and smoother to the touch. The moisturisation properties of this mask are second to none and I can honestly say that I have never used a face mask as good as this Guerlain one - and in 63 years you can believe me when I say I must have used hundreds of different varieties, brands and preparations. Using it twice weekly is enough to keep my skin looking and feeling far smoother than it did before I first discovered Super Aqua, which I put down to the fact that so much of the cream is absorbed by my skin so it is allowed to continue nourishing and moisturising my skin deep down even after the mask itself has been rinsed away.
One slight niggle I have is the amount of rinsing it takes to remove all traces of the mask. It's quite deceiving actually as you'd imagine such a light and creamy product to be simple to remove, but if I don't rinse for long enough I am left with unpleasantly sticky patches of skin. This can be avoided by being meticulous as you rinse, however as mentioned this can take longer than you imagine so do be prepared to allocate some bathroom time for removal of the product. Once it has all gone you will certainly see a difference in both the appearance and texture of your skin so taking this extra few minutes to ensure it has all been rinsed off is worth it.
Over the six weeks I have been using this mask I have noticed a minor reduction in my wrinkles; the very fine wrinkles have vanished completely and frankly I wasn't expecting miracles, so the deeper age-related wrinkles remain. This has not disappointed me as overall my skin is in wonderful condition, the tone has evened out and to the touch my skin feels refreshed and plumped out. I simply have to put this down to the excellent effect the Super Aqua mask is having on my very dry skin, I have not changed my moisturiser or any other aspect of my skincare regime so therefore this mask is the pure source of my pleasure.
Even the price doesn't seem terribly high now I am used to using a more expensive mask than usual, the 75ml tube is still roughly half full so I envisage at least twelve weeks of use out of it - and suddenly the initial £28 price tag doesn't seem so high considering this will work out at a mere £2.33 a week, less in fact than I spend on the single use Montague Jeunesse face masks that I have been using recently.
I absolutely recommend this face mask to anyone who is suffering from excessively dry, or standard aging, skin. I have the most awkward skin so I can honestly say that if it works for me than it will certainly work for you.
Guerlain Super Aqua-Mask
If you are in the mood to go out and spoil yourself with some luxury cosmetic goodies then this would make for an excellent purchase. Guerlain are brand that delivers quality products but they all more or less come with a hefty price tag. I have built up a small collection over time of a few of their makeup and skin care items, but not near as many as I would like. Sadly, my budget only stretches to these as an occasional treat.
I love pampering myself with a face mask and with slightly dry skin I usually prefer a moisture enriching product, making this super aqua mask a perfect match for me. You just apply this and then remove any excess in 10 to 15 minutes time. However, I have found that you can just apply this quite thinly and it still works just as well. It is expensive and I always try and get as many applications as possible from my tube. I have also been advised to use this in the bath as the steam and heat from the water lets the face mask work even better, plus you get the added bonus of treating yourself to a bath.
Personally, I think this face mask also doubles up and makes for a great night cream. Once or twice a week I apply a thin coating of this at night and leave it to work its magic and let it sink in, leaving my skin feeling smooth and looking healthy in the morning. Even after washing my face it still feels more moisturised than it does normally.
Aside from how this mask leaves my skin feeling, I adore the lovely and delicate rose smell that lingers for a while even after application. It isn't an over-powering smell but rather a more subtle hint of rose.
I think that the only thing that I don't love about this product is the packaging. The tube is an attractive enough blue with gold lid, however, I kind of expect more for the cost. The packaging is just pretty average.
--The expensive bit--
As I said at the start Guerlain are a pricey brand and this mask in no exception it typically retails at their cosmetic counters for a whopping £36.50 for a 75ml tube of this super aqua mask. This does last for a while, especially if like me you use it sparingly.
I think that this deserves a four out of five stars, it is a lovely face mask but it comes with a pretty hefty price tag. I would happily go out and buy another one of these after I finish my current one, money depending. It is a lovely face mask and it smells even lovelier.
My introduction to Guerlain's Super Aqua range, this is a real treat. These cloth face masks were given to me as a Christmas prezzie, and now I'm thinking of buyin some of the range when my current moisturiser runs out.
It's easy to put the mask on - It has all the holes in the right places! feels lovely and soft , is lightly fragranced, and as with most face masks it's best to thoroughly cleanse the skin first as this optimises the effect.
Leaves me with quite a bit of gunk on my face, but I just rub it all in, it absorbs very quickly. Afterwards my skin feels amazing - super smooth, refreshed and positively glowing....a bit like a professional facial as opposed to my regular moisturising routine.
Sometimes face-masks bring me out in spots, as I have very sensitive skin but no problems at all with this one.
Suitable for special occasions, interviews, people with more time on their hands etc, generally I find cloth face packs are a bit faffy and time consuming but a nice luxury every now and then.
Come in a blue box with gold and white writing, inside are 6 individual sachets containing 1 face mask. Recommended use is once a week.
Priced at around £80, I think a bit much for face masks - would rather invest that into a good moisturiser - It actually says on the side of the box that 1 mask contains as many essential ingredients as a 30ml bottle of Super Aqua Serum.
It's available at most large department stores and online.
Also posted on Ciao under my user name guerlain_girl.