Jane Scrivner Intense De-Stress Mask contains the ingredients to nourish, hydrate, calm and plump the skin for a radiant and smooth skin, such as argan, jojoba, rosehip oil, while also providing a detoxing session with kaolin clay, making it suitable for a morning and evening skincare routine.
I’ve been testing and using a few Jane Scrivner products in the past few months; one of them being the Intense De-Stress Mask. What peaked my interest with this mask is the ingredients, of course, which make for a mix of a hydrating mask suitable for oily and congested skin due to ingredients such as witch hazel and kaolin clay. Kaolin clay makes the texture a bit more “glued” together, and with one ingredient – particularly the Sodium bicarbonate, but also a bit due to coco-glucoside, I’ve experienced a bit of a clogged pores with this mask.
The Jane Scrivner Intense De-Stress Mask comes in an elegant slick frosted glass bottle with an airless pump; there’s a very generous, to say the least, amount of this mask: 100ml – quite unusual for facial masks. The scent of the mask very similar to the Jane Scrivner OO Cream: neroli and a bit on an orange-y side. The texture is like a very smooth, medium rich cream. Jane Scrivner suggests dispensing 10 pumps of the mask for one masking session – I find this exaggerated, as 2 pumps, 3 at most, will sufficiently cover a face and neck! If the texture is similar to a cream, the way this mask spreads is not, especially due to kaolin clay and mostly – Sodium bicarbonate: the mask doesn’t just disappear into the skin, but slowly dries up. Again, not to the point as a clay-based mask you’d mix with water, but nonetheless, it dries up, yet still feeling creamy to the touch. You can feel the mask providing hydration in a quite rich manner, might I add.
I usually go a bit overtime when leaving on facial masks to do their magic, but with the Jane Scrivner Intense De-Stress Mask, I’ve learned I have to dial-back on the suggested 10-15 minutes. Why? Mainly and mostly due to the mask containing Sodium bicarbonate, which resulted in a few clogged pores. I know some experience this issue with Sodium bicarbonate based deodorants, and occasionally, I do, too, but obviously, Sodium bicarbonate is the main reason why I’ve experienced a few clogged pores while using this mask – but only when I left it on for over 10 minutes, so now I make sure to treat it more like taking a cold shower: quickly in and quickly out, meaning, I leave it on for no longer than 7 – 8 minutes. A minute or two before rinsing it, I spray a hydrolate over the mask, and then thoroughly rinse it with lukewarm water, and sometimes, I even use a gentle face towel to make sure the mask is removed completely.
I’ve been using the Jane Scrivner Intense De-Stress Mask for a few months now, and I include it in my evening as well as morning skincare routine. When I use it in the evening, I, in most cases, use it after some type of detoxing, green clay based mask or after a peeling in order for the skin to soak in hydration. I then proceed with spraying a hydrolate and a light moisturiser; Jane Scrivner OO Cream (review soon!), for example, works nicely.
From time to time, I incorporate the mask into my morning skincare routine as well, in order to to achieve a plump, radiant and relaxed skin. Whether used in the evening or in the morning, my skin feels fed and hydrated, thanks to such ingredients as jojoba, almond, argan and calm due to chamomile and calendula and cleared up due to kaolin clay and witch hazel and de-stressed due to rosehip oil.
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How about the ingredients?
Ingredients: Aqua, Kaolin, Aloe vera (O), Sunflower (O), Argania spinosa (o) Rosehip (o) Calendula (o) Apricot (o) Glycerin, Witchazel, Stearic acid*, Cetearyl alcohol*, Cetyl alcohol*, Phenyl alcohol*, Caprylyl glycol*, Jojoba (o) Coco glucoside* Xanthan gum, Sodium bicarbonate, Benzyl alcohol** Neroli**, Green mandarin**, Benzoin**, lemon**, Ylang ylang**, Chamomile**, Imortelle**, Petitgrain** *Naturally derived **naturally occurring in essential oils
Aloe vera has antimicrobial and antibacterial properties; it is soothing, moisturizing and promotes wound-healing. Sunflower has a high content of unsaturated fatty acids. It is rich with Vitamin A, D and E. It spreads easily and is quickly absorbed. It is an antioxidant and a moisturizer and it promotes skin regeneration. Argan oil has anti-inflammatory properties; it contains high content of fatty acids and antioxidants. It softens the skin and is an excellent anti-aging agent. Rosehip oil is a potent anti-ageing ingredient; it repairs, restores and rejuvenates tired and stressed skin. Calendula has antioxidant, antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. It soothes the skin as well as heals the skin. Apricot oil has nourishing and softening properties and is very suitable for sensitive and dry skin. Jojoba oil is an emollient, natural to skin’s sebum, it soothes the skin and promotes collagen production.
Witchazel has astringent, antiseptic, anti-inflammatory and wound healing properties. It moisturizes and balances combination and oily skin. Kaolin is a fat absorbent and an abrasive agent. It tones and cleans the skin of toxins, while promoting circulation.
Coco glucoside is a surfactant and a foaming agent.
Potentially problematic ingredients?
Sodium bicarbonate can be irritating and pore-clogging. Cetearyl alcohol, an emulsifier, can be irritating. Phenyl alcohol, a preservative, and Caprylyl glycol, a stabiliser, tested as a paraben-free preservative.
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My final word?
The Jane Scrivner Intense De-Stress Mask contains the ingredients to nourish, hydrate, calm and plump the skin for a radiant and smooth skin, such as argan, jojoba, rosehip oil, while also providing a detoxing session with kaolin clay. It makes it suitable for all skin types, whether oily, dehydrated (just because your skin is oily, it does not mean it’s not dehydrated!), but especially if it’s stressed from internal stress or due to environmental factors. It will plump and calm the skin, making it ready to proceed with your evening skincare routine by applying a moisturiser, or with your morning skincare routine, for making it a relaxed canvas before applying makeup.
The only caution I need to point out regarding this mask is that it contains Sodium bicarbonate, which, especially in combination with kaolin clay, making it paste-like, could clog the pores, so those, who have experienced irritation and/or clogged pores with using Sodium bicarbonate based deodorants, I would not suggest this mask.
Price? £33 for a whooping 100ml, an unconventional amount for a facial mask, making it very reasonably priced; even if there were only 50ml for the same price, the price point would be OK. And since you really don’t need more than 2 – 3 pumps to cover the face and neck, this mask will last, at the minimum at least one year, and I am hitting the lowest mark here.
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Are you familiar with Jane Scrivner products? Which one have you tried already? Do you incorporate facial masks in your skincare routine? Let me know!
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