My box arrived equipped with 6 pre-mixed powdered masks, 6 wooden spatula, and a measuring cup for water. Igniting my inner chemist, I grabbed a metal bowl and got to work. I am a notorious directions skimmer., often leading to some dicey outcomes. I did catch the part about mixing it into a paste and applying it quickly, but missed the one about not disposing any remains down the sink. Ruh-roh!!! (I immediately had visions of a sweat soaked plumber, chisel in hand doing battle with my pipes, while I feigned wide eyed innocence). It takes 15-20 minutes for the key elements--detoxifying seaweed and the powerful anti-oxidants to be absorbed into the skin while the mask hardens. Here's what I looked like in full blue regalia:
What I was really hoping, as I anxiously waited for it to dry, was that it would come off in one piece like a latex Halloween mask...no such luck. This is actually my second try. I was convinced that I did something wrong, because rather than rubber, it hardened more like a pinata. There were a few spots that did "rubberize and whisked off cleanly. The paper mache part...not so much. What I decided to do, (besides putting a small lined waste paper basket in my sink) was use a dry wash cloth to buff as much of the remaining mask off as possible, creating a bit of a microdermabrasion effect. I then rinsed any remaining residue. Here's the really good part...my
Fabulous Skin-Reviving Rubberizing Mask is Bliss Spa's most requested facial upgrade and I can definitely see why. I would be much happier skipping off in my fluffy robe and leaving someone else to deal with the clean-up. On the plus side, 6 masks (used weekly for best results) are only $38, a little over $6 each and a fraction of a facial or a microdermabrasion treatment, for a mask that delivers excellent results.
What will I say if I am offered another opportunity to sample a Bliss product? "Yes, please"!!! Me and my pipes, apparently, are game for anything...