I adore a good sheet mask as much as the next beauty blogger (as evidenced by this post, this post, and this post), but sometimes I feel bad about how much garbage a single sheet mask generates. Between the mask, the packet, and plastic or paper interlining, that's a lot of stuff going into a landfill! Thankfully, Fresh Rose Face Mask ($72) has been giving me all the sheet mask feels this winter, minus the eco-guilt trip.
The Rose Face Mask is one of Fresh's cult faves and for good reason. Each heavy white jar contains two and a half roses' worth of petals and is composed of 50% pure rosewater, long touted as an excellent natural toner. Cucumber extract and aloe vera calm inflammation, while green tea brightens and algae hydrates. As for the texture, it's a not-too-rich but deeply hydrating gel consistency that has a cooling feel right on first contact—much like a sheet mask.
Unlike detoxifying kaolin clay-based masks which can be harsh and drying, the Fresh Rose Face Mask is so gentle and soothing you can use it daily if desired, and its hydrating/toning/calming benefits are suitable for all skin types. I've been using it all winter—on Sundays after exfoliating and sometimes in the middle of the week if I'm craving a hydration boost. It always leaves my skin softer and more even-toned and eradicates any redness. If I focus on the rose scent and the rose petal bits suspended in the formula and the cooling sensation of the mask, and I close my eyes and enjoy how relaxed I feel, I can almost pretend I'm at the spa.
The strange irony of the Fresh Rose Face Mask is that its price per use is significantly lower than that of a sheet mask, even though its user experience is arguably more luxe. Despite my constant use all season, only about a quarter of the 100 ml jar is gone. $72 may feel like a splurge, but one jar will last all year and bring many 5-10 minute bouts of relaxation and joy. This is a face mask you'll want to keep in your arsenal for all seasons.
Have you tried Fresh's Rose Face Mask?
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