Friday, September 21, 2018

Estee Lauder ANR Concentrated Recovery PowerFoil Mask Review

At this stage of my Blogging career (if I can call it such), okay, that sounds weird, let me rephrase it.
At this stage, 10 years plus of Blogging, I can honestly say, I'm quite confident in knowing what my skin wants/needs.  Let's talk about Face Masks, I've tried a lot of brands through the years, I started out thinking they are just there to add up to my expenses to "I can't live without them!" 

Yes, I am at that stage of knowing and understanding the full importance of using Facial Masks!  I use them weekly (once, twice even thrice!)  and I can vouch on them and honestly tell you that this is honestly my secret to healthier-looking glass skin!  -- I am claiming it today that I sometimes have glass skin! :P

I've tried Php50-Php250.00 worth of face mask and I thought I wouldn't go higher than that!  Then Estee Lauder came out with their own mask called ANR Concentrated Recovery PowerFoil Mask which retails approximately Php1,075.00 each (fine, you can do the jaw drop now!), it took me MONTHS to finally review this because I waited for that "skin moment" when it really needs all the ANR moisture and the day finally came!

Are you ready to read my thoughts about this?

Estee Lauder ANR Concentrated Recovery PowerFoil Mask
Php4,300.00 for a box of 4
Available at Estee Lauder Counters and Boutiques

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Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair Concentrated Recovery PowerFoil Mask is a weekly treatment mask that leaves skin instantly looking fresh and renewed. The foil-backed sheet mask creates a protective barrier, allowing the treatment to penetrate fast and deep within the skin's surface, and helps lock in moisture. The anti-ageing formula delivers a surge of liquid revitalisation, immersing skin in a double dose of Advanced Night Repair Serum's powerful moisture magnet.

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I did my own research before using my first sheet, this is called Iron Man Mask by most beauty enthusiasts online because of the "foil", so I read instructions and knew how to use it!  

The night finally came when I knew my skin was dehydrated and sallow, I went ahead and tried one for the first time.

Keep in mind that this mask is said to be loaded with nearly half a bottle's worth of Advanced Night Repair, and you all know that is a pricey skincare product that does its' wonder when it comes to anti-aging!  I can tell because I use it until today!  

The mask is divided into 2, the upper portion and lower portion of your face making it easy to fit the mask on your face.  Since the sheets were split into two, I start with the upper portion and gently custom-fit it to my undereye area, sides of the nose and temple.  Once in place.  I go ahead and wear the lower half of the mask.  

The FOIL is meant to be left (please do not throw it away!)  The foil layer is there to prevent the serum from evaporation!  I find it a bit difficult to adjust as first as the foil tends to move around, so better make sure you don't do anything once you do masking!

Here's a proof to show you that the foil worked!  Look at the mask sheet after 15 minutes, it still looks drenched like newly opened!

The mask is best left 10-15 minutes, as tempting as it sounds, please DO NOT leave the mask longer than that!  If you want to get the best out of your money, you may use the remaining serum and gently apply all over your neck, arms, shoulders and legs!  I do that in ALL my mask sheets!

It takes a bit of time to get used to the Foil technology but since it works, again, showing you how drenched the cotton mask sheet was even after 15 minutes....

I knew that the moisture has nowhere to go but into your skin!  Now, I can't vouch on how effective it is for anti-aging but for someone who lacks moisture, I can definitely confirm that this is drenched with so much serum my skin was hydrated for good 1 week!  

After removing the mask, it felt a bit uncomfortable on me since I have full-blast serum all over my face and neck and I try my best not to get close to my son during sleep, but after waking up with super hydrated, smooth, soft and bright skin, I knew in my heart that the discomfort is worth it!

I know I always tell YOU to do a patch test, but if ANR line works for you, no need for patch test as this has the same ingredients you love from ANR.

Is it worth the hefty price tag?

YES, YES if you need all the much needed pampering!  For someone who suffered extreme skin dehydration, this is the answer to your problem, and instead of spending so much on different TYPES of skin care product, you may give this one a try and to see is to believe.

I always do what Mr. AMW does, once a week mask sheet x 4 is Php4,300, if it worked for your skin and you save up on facials, that is still worth it!

How do you feel about Estee Lauder PowerFoil Mask?
Will you pay such price for YOUR current skin condition?

s to use PowerFoil technology (unsure what this is) that penetrates serum fast and locking it into the skin  (faster then regular masks), delivering a great punch of hydrating moisture drawing hyaluronic acid and some soothing ingredients. 

I leave the mask on for way longer that EL recommends. Well, mask is expensive and luxurious, so why not get most out of it! Plus more relaxation while masking.....more is always better. There is a lot of serum in the pack,  this excess  I save it in sterilised container for next use  without the sheet...just using it as a plain serum. On well cleansed face, I also exfoliate prior for max/better absorption.  The serum after peeling the sheet of I leave on overnight. In the morning skin is so hydrated still and has that glow.

Serum is sticky and takes time to absorb.

Results: In the morning skin is very hydrated, looks brighter because of this hydration boost, plump and has that healthy glow. And after washing my face in the morning skin is so smooth. Love the results. 

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