To break my period of silence on this blog, I want to review today the Sculpt Vitamin C Mask. I picked this up from TK Maxx a while back, and have been keeping this in my bathroom for the past month or so, so I want to talk about it now I’ve had time to give it a try. It retailed for £7.99 in TK Maxx, although when I looked online for price comparisons for the same product, I found a variety of price points depending on the website. Some sites retail it for approximately £20.00 while some for around double the price. It’s honestly a little odd to see such a wide price range, but I am happy that I found this mask for much cheaper.
So what is this mask and what does it aim to do? According to the packaging, it claims to:
- “Reduce the appearance of discoloration & defends against environmental damage.
- Fights free radicals that cause brown spots, lines and loss of firmness.
- Promotes natural cell regeneration for healthy and young looking skin.”
As the name of the product gives away, it’s a Vitamin C based mask, which tailors itself really well for dry or dull looking skin. While I don’t have dry skin myself, I do make a routine of using hydrating masks of some sort at least twice a week to combat potential dehydration in my skin. While my skin is naturally very oily, I try to use stronger masks only on my t-zone where I’m oiliest, and a hydrating mask on my cheeks and jaw area instead as they’re more sensitive areas of my face.
On first impressions of the packaging itself, I was a little underwhelmed by the size of the pot as it seems deceivingly small compared to the box it’s packaged in. However, from actually using the product inside, it’s contains a lot of product that it’s a case of where I misjudged it. In a way, the size is actually quite ideal – it doesn’t take up a lot of space, but I know that with my habits for stretching products to last as long as possible, it will take months to use this up. The pot was filled near to full, and I’ve barely made a dent in the two months I’ve been using it.
Moving on to the actual mask itself, I initially threw this into my shower routine with the intentions of it being a less intense version of a hydrating leave-on mask I already have on the go. I described this briefly earlier, but for an idea of how I use this product, I used this initially just on my cheeks, with a separate mud mask on my t-zone for clearing my pores. In the past few weeks I’ve been applying this to my neck as well to really test the mask out – as well as the fact that I just forget to apply products down to my neck until very recently.
The mask itself is a strange mix of goopy but also quite creamy, but applies over the skin very easily, and can be layered. It feels very light on the skin, and can actually be tough to tell if you’ve washed it all off. The instructions say to leave on the mask for 5-10 minutes, which is what I tend to do – I’ve created an in-shower routine that allows enough time for my masks to sink in and do their job at the start and then wash them off.
Initially, it was hard to tell if the mask was really doing anything – the combination of a face scrub and a cleanser after the masks leaves my skin feel cleansed, refreshed and smooth regardless of the masks I use underneath so I felt a little underwhelmed about it at first. Once I started using the mask on my neck is when I started to really see the difference. It’s a little embarrassing to admit, but because I’m forgetful about applying products to my neck, the stark contrast of my smoother skin on my face to the not-so-smooth skin on my neck. However, the upside is that I really saw the difference the mask was making after about three applications. My neck isn’t completely smooth now, but the difference before and after is definitely noticeable, so I’m really happy using this mask.
As for my face, I haven’t found this to be irritating so far, and I’ve been really happy overall. The front of the box claims the mask also tightens the skin, but I haven’t really found this to be the case, although it may be because I have younger skin? I’m assuming that being in my early twenties counts? Nonetheless, I think is a really great product, and if you can find it for the £7.99 price range like I did in TK Maxx, I think it’s worth the money. £20 or £40 though? No, I think that passes a line. Otherwise it’s worth the purchase and I think most skin types would experience the benefits of this product. I’m curious to try other products from Sculpt’s skincare line, so hopefully one day I can find them.
Thank you for taking the time to read my blog post. I’ve been really looking forward to writing a review for this product, so I hope it was informative. If you have any questions about the Sculpt Vitamin C Mask, please let me know and I’ll answer to the best of my ability. Until my next post, please take care and I hope you’re happy and healthy.