I am super excited to tell you about this face mask today. The S.M.A.R.T. Skin Perfecting Mask is from a company that just recently launched called Grand Central Beauty. Grand Central Beauty prides themselves on having a "Classic Treatment" with "Modern Results" so I was happy to put them to the test. This is the only product in their line so far, but they have committed to launching more products every year for the next 4 years to grow the line. Each product they roll out will utilize their S.M.A.R.T Skin Perfecting skincare technology to deliver "multi-efficient results". Grand Central Beauty says "Our unique combination of active mask powder + our exclusive intensive booster (loaded with vitamins and minerals from fruits, botanicals, and marine seaweeds) delivers an array of clinically proven results in as little as ONE use."
What they say...
(Get it? The first letter of each word spells out S.M.A.R.T.. I didn't until I was typing this lol)
- Designed for all skin types
- Loaded with vitamins and minerals
What I say...
- Easy to follow instructions
- Results immediately
- Soothing and cooling
- No harsh scents
- Evens skin tone (within 15 minutes)
- Brightened and moisturized skin with just one use
- Diminishes pores immediately
- Spa quality at home
I absolutely loved everything about this Skin Perfecting Mask, I really don't think there is anything I could say that would be a con. I was a little intimidated when I first saw it but once I read the easy to follow instructions I was good to go. You mix the two parts together, apply it to your face, and wait 15 minutes before peeling it off. As soon as I applied the first the little bit I could already feel it working, you immediately get a cooling sensation and it feels great. I lounged around on the couch and waited the allotted 15 minutes for the mask to dry and felt wonderful the whole time, I compared it on twitter (I live tweeted my experience) to sticking your face in a freezer for 5 minutes it was the perfect treat for such a hot summer day. After the time was up, I began to peel it off, now the girl in the picture on the instruction seemed to peel her mask off in one swoop. I think I applied mine extra heavy and probably not as evenly as I could have so mine came off in pieces (i love peeling off facial masks) which was fine for me.
After I was finished, I could instantly tell that the redness that I usually have around my nose and cheek bones was reduced greatly. My skin felt super soft and I could almost promise you that I was glowing, as my husband mentioned as much, and he notices next to nothing. My usually large pores were almost unnoticeable and that result has stuck around as I write this 4 days later. Also worth a mention is that I have noticed since using the mask my other skin care products apply like a dream. I'm feeling extra moisturized, brighter and have noticed visibly less redness. This mask would be a great addition to any skin care regimen. It's meant to be used once a week, and comes with enough of the Active Mask Powder and Intensive Booster for 4 uses when you purchase it for $75. I know, sticker shock, and I know what you're thinking already... "How can someone who is so keen on budget beauty be suggesting a $75 face mask?" I'll tell you why, if you are someone like me, then investing in your skin care is something that is important to you. I know I don't want to age and be left lusting after Botox because I didn't care for my skin properly and have turned into a wrinkled, leather freak. I justify it now, because it will pay off later. Skin Care is so important to me and I look at this mask like this, most facials (that I have had) run anywhere from $75-$125 for an hour, now let's say you're doing that once a month, it adds up. So when I look at a mask, that I can do at home, looks, feels & has better results than any facial I have ever gotten, than I am all in.
The Skin Perfecting Mask is paraben, sulfate, petro-chemical and phthalates free and is not tested on animals.
The mask retails for $75 HERE but can also be found at Henri Bendel NYC and BeautyArmy.com (I hope I get to pick this in my next Beauty Army Kit)
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**Disclosure** These products were received from the company for review. I am not being paid to review these products and a review was not mandatory. As always my opinions are 100% my own.