Happy Monday beauties! <3
I recently found another great coconut oil based product thanks to Angie from the Maquillage <3 She was raving about these coconut sheet masks made by a company from Queensland (Lonvitalite) and I couldn’t resist trying them out for myself as they sounded delicious amongst other things lol
When it comes to sheet masks I’m a bit ‘meh’ about them. I’ve tried a few Korean sheet masks before and the results were quite ‘modest’ (hydrating but not amazingly so). Angie mentioned that this coconut milk mask leaves your skin incredibly soft and smooth thanks to the inclusion of coconut milk and oil in the masks ingredients. Coconut oil is one of the few oils which is absorbed by the skin easily (oils like almond, avocado, castor and olive, are occlusive moisturisers which only trap existing moisture into the skin – so if your skin is dehydrated, they won’t do you to much good) as it acts as an emollient which increases the amount of water your skin can hold, while binding water and oil in the skin (argan oil also does this). The only trick to this is that you can’t go nuts with the oil as somehow if you apply it to liberally and thickly, the oil will bind to itself and become occlusive. This particular sheet mask is perfect because the coconut oil and milk is suspended in a light serum.
Here is what Lonvitalite claim the mask does:
“Lonvitalites C4 Coconut Milk Mask penetrates into the deep layers of the skin to strengthen the underlying layers. Coconut oil is well known for its highly effective moisturising properties, supporting the natural chemical balance of the skin.
Helps to relieve and prevent dryness and flaking of skin, sagging of skin and age spots. Helps to reduce the appearance of fine lines by helping to keep connective tissues strong and supple. Assists with acne, helping to dissolve obstructions to the skin.”
Each mask comes in an individual foil sachet/packet which means that the ingredients stay fresh. It’s recommended to keep the mask on for 20 minutes but you can most certainly keep it on for longer without hesitation. The instructions say to rinse the skin with clear water once you take off the sheet mask, but I don’t this – I leave the serum residue on my skin, massaging it in a little and then pop on a moisturiser on top. This sheet mask does leave your skin incredibly hydrated and smooth. Oh so smooth! The additional ingredients of allentoin and panthenol soothe irritated and inflammed skin (great for sensitive reactive skin types). Niacinimide (also known as vitamin B3) is one of my favourite ingredients because it epidermal barrier function (and hence is great for acne and inflammed skin) and helps diminish hyper-pigmentation with regular use.
These sheet masks have a light coconut scent to them and I find the scent to be quite lovely (I can’t stand the scent of over powering artificial coconut). The material of the sheet mask is super moist and soft, so keeping this mask attached to your face (lol!) isn’t a problem – it won’t suddenly flop off into your food should you be snacking/eating while wearing this mask 😛 They are also generous with the serum within each sheet mask, luckily so because it isn’t the cheapest mask on the market. In saying that though, I do think it is worth the pennies, especially if like me you don’t have the chance to have professional facials regularly (or ever). A box of 5 of these sheet masks costs $36 Aus gold coins. Each mask works out to cost $7.20 – not the cheapest but like I said, worth the treat if DIY facials/skin care treatments are your thing. As long as you cleanse thoroughly before applying this mask to your skin, your skin will be smoothed, soothed, hydrated and oh so happy with your efforts 🙂 I’ve been trying to use one of these masks once weekly and so far I’ve been able to stick to this plan! In summer this mask will be lovely and soothing on parched, sun stressed skin while in winter the hydration would be very much needed.
I bought my pack of Coconut Milk Masks from the official Lonvitalite online shop – but seeing as they charge postage, I recommend buying your Lonvitalite masks from Adore Beauty if you live in Australia (they provide free shipping on all orders). I wasn’t aware that Adore Beauty was selling Lonvitalite products when I ordered mine directly from Lonvitalite. In saying that, Lonvitalite ship internationally and they processed my order super quickly. You can also order a pack of all of their face sheet mask offerings for only $29.00 (the pack contains 5 different sheet masks).
Lonvitalite C4 Coconut Milk Mask Ingredients: Aqua, Butylene Glycol, Cocos Nucifera (coconut) Extract, Sweet Almond Oil, Sea Coconut Extract, Panthenol, Yeast Beta-Glucan, Allantoin, Carboner, Niacinamide, Ammonium Glycyrrhizate, Triethanolamine, Peg-40 Hydrogenarated Castor Oil, Sodium Hyaluronate, Parfum.
Along with my Hello Hair mask, I think coconuts are serving me well! Are you a fan of coconut oil or sheet masks? How was your weekend lovelies? Let me know in the comments below – I’d love to know! 🙂 I spent my whole Sunday sleeping – literally. It was soooo good! I don’t have many weekends like that anymore, so it’s a lovely treat 🙂 I actually feel rested for the week ahead and I haven’t felt like this in a while 🙂
Catch ya next time beauties,
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