Glossier Moisturizing Moon Mask

Who is it for?
Anyone needing an extra boost of moisture.

What’s in it?
Aqua/Water/Eau, Dimethicone, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Glycerin, Polysorbate 20, Urea, Butylene Glycol, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, Cetyl Alcohol, Cyclopentasiloxane, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Phenoxyethanol, Squalane, Tropaeolum Majus Flower/Leaf/Stem Extract, Cyclohexasiloxane, Mel/Honey/Miel, Tocopheryl Acetate, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Benzophenone-4, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, Betaine, Polysorbate 60, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Disodium EDTA, Ethylhexylglycerin, Sodium Hydroxide, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Tremella Fuciformis Sporocarp Extract, Beta-Glucan, 1,2-Hexanediol, Caprylyl Glycol, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Fruit Extract, Hyaluronic Acid

What’s not in it?
parabens, fragrance

Possibly acne/allergy/troubling for some ingredients?
silicone, shea butter

Suitable for pregnancy?
Yes

Natural? Organic? Man made? Vegan?
Man made

Tested on animals in home country/EU/sold in territories that require testing?
No/No/No

How does it smell?
‘fresh’, it’s not fragranced, it’s subtle

How do you use it?
‘Smooth a thick layer on to moist skin, avoiding eye area. Relax for 20 minutes, then rinse well with lukewarm water and follow with Soothing Face Mist and Priming Moisturizer.’
Personally I would lightly remove any remnants as opposed to washing it off, but I’m dehydrated, so you do you.

Can it be taken around the eyes?
It says no, but I did it without thinking and it was fine.

Best for winter or summer?
Either. There are benefits to hydrating products in any season.

How long did I test it for?
I’ve had it for a few months.

How much is it? /Size/Approximate cost per usage?
$22 for 3fl oz or approx 89mls

Works well with?
A good spritz underneath doesn’t go amiss, and perhaps a slightly more clay-based mask used beforehand.

What’s the website like?
It’s good. Ingredients are listed, more info on all products and back story.

Clicks to buy?
4

How’s the distribution? Available freely or limited?
Limited to glossier.com and the showroom in NYC.

What’s good about it?
It feels lovely on the skin, the formula looks and applies like a slightly runny Betty Crocker cake icing, and that’s a compliment. I’ve tried it over and under other products and it seems to work best over a spritz, and then left to absorb. Used on top of products, it becomes a little sticky, which is fair enough, the brand make no claims that it can be used that way, I just like to try a lot of variables. I didn’t get any breakouts from the shea, it seems to be fairly ‘thin’.

What’s not so good about it?
It’s heavily siliconed, so talk of it being ‘oxygenating’ are a tad far-fetched. It would have to get through shea, silicone and almond oil for starters. And there’s so little licorice and lemon in it that claiming they are brightening is also a stretch. 

Would I repurchase?
Probably not, but only because I have too many hydrating masks to trial. I’m sure brand loyalists would repurchase. It’s a similar formula to a lot more expensive brands making bigger claims, and it’s only $22.00.

Do you need it?
Depends how easily you can buy it, if it’s within your budget, and how badly you need a hydrating mask.

Similar products?
Avene Soothing Moisture Mask
Sanctuary Spa 5 Minute Moisture Boost Mask
Bioderma Hydrabio Mask
Aveda Intense Hydrating Mask (my personal fave of the 5)

 

Glossier Moisturizing Moon Mask is $22.00 from glossier.com (USA and Puerto Rico only – coming to London later this year)