Triple Oxygen Self-Activating Facial With O2 Molecules
Bliss’ Triple Oxygen Self-Activating Facial With O2 Molecules is fun to use, but fun doesn’t necessarily mean effective when it comes to skin care.
This cleanser/face mask combo comes in a plastic bottle with a pump dispenser. The product inside begins as an orange gel, but when applied to damp skin as instructed, it quickly becomes a bubbling foam. It’s an interesting sensation and fun, especially as it becomes foamier during the five minutes you’re supposed to wear it.
That foaming action, by the way, comes from the inclusion of two ingredients: methyl perfluoroisobutyl ether and methyl perfluorobutyl ether. Though Bliss claims they can oxygenate and detox skin, they make contact for such a short period of time that there isn’t much impact they can have. Besides, there’s debate about whether oxygenating healthy, intact (meaning non-wounded) skin is truly beneficial, and skin care products can’t detox your body (that’s a job for your liver).
As for the other ingredients, there are some note-worthy antioxidants, among them vitamins C and E, and some plant extracts including cranberry and green tea. They’re solidly in the “nice to have” category, but since this is a product designed to be rinsed off in just five minutes, they’re not given an opportunity here to do much.
Another issue: this contains a small amount of fragrance. It’s a light, orange scent that’s reminiscent of a Creamsicle, and although this product is meant to be rinsed from skin, even small amounts of fragrance still have the potential to cause irritation.
Though certainly not a terrible product, this just doesn’t have the goods to rank among the best face masks that can back up their claims.
- Creates a refreshing bubbling sensation on skin.
- Contains beneficial antioxidants.
- Cannot detox skin as claimed.
- Contains fragrance, which has the potential to cause irritation.
The original bubble mask, formulated with O2, activates on contact to replicate our iconic spa facial and take complexions from dull and drab to brightened and revitalized. Bubbles and transforms as it delivers a shot of glow-giving oxygen to instantly supercharge and energize. Facial-in-a-flash does it all: cleanses, exfoliates, detoxes, stimulates and leaves skin nourished in minutes.
The story of Bliss starts in 1996, when personal trainer Marcia Kilgore opened a New York spa designed around no-fuss skin treatments and de-stressing regimens for busy lifestyles. Over time, clients asked for Bliss-branded skin care products, and so Bliss skin care was born.
Bliss enjoyed success for years, being sold in spas as well as online and at some brick-and-mortar retailers. Kilgore eventually sold Bliss, and after changing hands a couple more times, the brand began to lose some of its identity. Its most recent owners decided it was time for a back to our roots makeover, with lower prices across the board and a cleaner version of Bliss's iconic white with splashes of color packaging.
Bliss's biggest appeal is in providing people with a spa-like experience at home. The line features multiple masks, in addition to exfoliation treatments, moisturizers, and body care products for a variety of skin types and concerns. While there are some missteps in the line (including fragranced products and some instances of jar packaging), there are some gems to be found among Bliss's offerings you just have to know where to look.
For more information on Bliss, visit www.blissworld.com.
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