This morning I used the last mask from the tube and can report good results from a product I will never purchase again due to the very high price of a full size tube. Sisley is available from most higher end department stores such as Selfridges, Harrods and the pricing today was taken from the John Lewis website where is 60ml bottle costs £75.
This is a cleansing mask that is applied to dry skin, it is recommended you allow it to absorb into your skin for 3 - 5 minutes before rinsing off with plain water. I left the mask on my skin for ten minutes each time and as it does not dry or set my skin was comfortable for the duration of this time. The mask includes red clay as an ingredient and it does have a consistency that reminds me of clay, the fragrance is light but pleasing with a natural smell that is slightly floral but with less flowery tones included.
My skin is exposed to the weather most days and I work manually in outdoor environments on a regular basis, as well as in a workroom located outside that is woefully underheated. I have no specific skin concerns but my complexion is uneven across my face, this does not matter to me but it was good to use a high quality face mask that promised to address this. After rinsing my skin felt cleansed and soft to the touch but there is no difference to the evenness of my skin tone in spite of using the tube regularly, once every three days for the five applications I was able to take out of my small tube. Longer term use may have made some improvement but in my view if there was no difference over the two weeks in which I used the product as directed it is unlikely a further two weeks or two months would have improved the results.
The Sisley face mask is a more luxurious product to use than other far cheaper masks I have used prior to this. It feels soothing whilst on the skin and is easier to apply than I anticipated, this helped me to get as many applications as possible from my small tube but I would not recommend multiplying my five uses to work out how many the full size tube will give you as naturally if you have a larger tube you will probably not use it as economically as I did. It doesn't rinse easily and I used tissue to remove it once I realised the face mask was going to be stubborn to take off my skin using water, the fine layer of residue left after using tissue was easily removed with water.
I received a small sample tube in my You Beauty Discovery advent calendar this year. I knew the brand having had small samples before from them and knew it to be one of extreme quality and premium price but we'll save that bit for later.
So this tube of Sisley face mask is an express mask and comes with scant instructions on the back of the tube, to smooth on to the face and leave for three to five minutes then wash off with water.
I can cope with this type of fast paced beauty treatment and was even able to do it early this morning before the household was up and active. I just put a thin layer all over my freshly cleaned face and tidied up the bedroom for a few minutes before washing it off. I used a water based spray and cotton wool to remove it.
My skin felt absolutely wonderful after this product had been on. I am glad that I think I can get three applications out of my small tube because a 60 ml tube in the House of Fraser is currently £73 and as much as I like it and the effect it has on my skin, I don't think I could part with this much for it!
I might try and eke out the contents of the tube to four applications now I know how expensive it is. The red clay contents are clearly a winner in this equation of face mask ingredients. Recommended.