Cannabis Hydrating Face Mask
Milk Makeup’s Cannabis Hydrating Face Mask is a good option for providing a quick shot of moisture to skin – provided you only use it occasionally.
This green, fragrance-free face mask comes in stick form, in a plastic swivel-up tube. It’s easy to apply – even though this mask has kaolin clay in it, it’s emollient enough that it glides right across skin, and it only takes a second to apply this to your entire face. Its moisturizing nature makes it best for normal to dry skin.
Milk says to leave this on for 10 to 15 minutes, then rinse from skin. We found it rinsed cleanly and that it left skin noticeably smoother and refreshed looking after.
In terms of ingredients, there’s the previously mentioned clay, as well as hydrating aloe and glycerin. The cannabis in this product is Cannabis sativa oil, or hemp oil, not to be confused with cannabidiol or CBD, which comes from the related marijuana plant. That aside, hemp oil is a good non-fragrant plant oil and helps boost this mask’s moisturizing properties (alongside tried-and-true sunflower seed oil).
In fact, the sole drawback to this mask is the inclusion of arnica extract. Long associated with bruise healing (though there isn’t a ton of scientific research to back this up), in high amounts and used frequently, arnica can be a source of skin irritation. To avoid this, we advise using this mask only a couple of times a week. Even though you rinse this from skin, the potential for irritation still exists, so it’s something to keep in mind, especially if you have sensitive skin.
That aside, there are more positives than negatives here, and it does leave skin feeling amazingly soft.
- Emollient mask in stick form is easy to apply.
- Rinses cleanly without any residue.
- Contains skin-beneficial, non-fragrant plant oils.
- Fragrance free.
- Includes arnica extract, which puts skin at risk for irritation if used frequently.
Hydrate in a flash. Solid clay mask stick instantly moisturizes, calms, and soothes for a revitalized complexion.
Milk Makeup At-A-Glance
Milk Makeup is one branch of the Milk media company, based in New York and Los Angeles, where creativity and innovation are at the forefront. That vision echoes throughout their skincare and makeup lines, designed to create cool, effortless looks with easy application.
Since many Milk Makeup products can be used several waysa blush is a highlighter is an eyeshadowand since even some skincare products come in solid, swipe-on formulas, their target audience is a savvy girl-on-the-go: one whos not afraid to experiment with a low maintenance, high concept look. Milk makeup was created to travel well and often, since few products come in liquid form, and all can be applied without brushes, puffs, or applicators. Not everyone's ideal makeup can be done in five minutes in the back of a cab--but if you're that girl, you're a "Milk girl."
For the most part were impressed by Milk Makeups performance, design, and vibe, but their ingredient selection isnt exactly worry-free: While Milk Makeup advertises their products as made with the best possible ingredients, many of them, unfortunately, contain irritants such as citrus oils. A multi-tasking, time-saving product isnt worth your time or money if it also exposes your skin to troublesome ingredientsalthough some Milk products fare better in this regard, so do take a peek at our reviews!
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