Mask Monday: Studio 35 Beauty Warming Mask

This Mask Monday edition hosts a warming mask from Studio 35 Beauty, Walgreen’s own beauty line…

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I picked this one up when Walgreen’s had them on sale for about $2.50. They usually run around $3.50.

Walgreen’s has a 100% satisfaction guarantee on their home brand products. That’s a great reason for me to recommend these to you. If you don’t dig it, take it back. It was interesting to see that after all the Baroness paper masks I have been reviewing that even this one is from Korea, as well…

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The Studio 35 Beauty mask is a liquid mask, however. It’s a semi-thick cream that has an off-orange color to it…

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When I squeezed out the entire package to apply to my face, most of the cream was the opaque cream rather than the clear liquid. I made sure to emulsify the rest of the cream in the envelope in case it all needed to blend together to create the warming effect.

And, mentioned the warming effect, it is slight yet, still noticeable. But, only upon application. I didn’t really feel the warmth after 3 minutes of applying it.

The fragrance is very light. I was expecting it to have more of a citrus odor to it but it wasn’t even leaning towards an orange smell. I found it to be pleasant and didn’t interfere one bit with the great experience of using the warming mask.

Although the instructions state to leave the mask on until it dries, I found it didn’t completely dry on me. It did get slightly tacky but, it didn’t become dry or tight…

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The exfoliating part is very subtle. I can’t say I noticed it at all. I just trust that the mask was breaking down the dirt and dead skin layer and was washed away when I was finished. It wasn’t on purpose but, some of the mask got on my lips. It actually felt nice and so I left it on. There wasn’t any itchy, burning or otherwise unpleasant sensation so I went with it.

The list of ingredients are as follows…

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Along with a very long list of herbal and natural extracts are some chemical components I wasn’t familiar with. I picked one to research as I love to learn about these things.

The fifth listed ingredient is Sodium Silcoaluminate. Just on a guess, I figured it was some sort of salt, silicon and aluminum mixture. What I discovered is that it is a rather common ingredient used in eye shadows, mascaras and foundations. It has a very slight SPF but nothing worth touting about. It does have some anti-aging benefits and can be found in those types of products as well. You can also find Sodium Silcoaluminate in laundry detergent and Biscuits. Why, may you ask, would this ingredient be in those items? It is also an anti-caking agent, and is often used as a food additive. It is abrasive and helps increase the volume in items. Quite commonly known as a bulking ingredient.

As I concluded by the name, it is made up of sodium, aluminum and silicate. There is no known toxicity to the environment or to humans. This ingredient isn’t a known allergen and isn’t known to interfere with the human immune system.

After researching Sodium Silcoaluminate, better than 20 minutes had passed. (I had the mask on while I did the research.) I checked and found the mask, as I mentioned, to be tacky but not drying. I must mention that there is more than enough product for my face and my neck so, I got the idea to use it on the back of my hands as well. I washed it all off with a warm wash cloth. The mask washed off very easily. After I pat-dried my skin, it felt squeaky clean. Not extra soft but I wasn’t expecting that. My skin was very clean-feeling. And, I’m quite happy with that. It was prepped and ready for my regular skin routine.

Walgreen’s warming mask is one that I feel I could recommend to all skin types. Unless you see something in particular that you know you are allergic to from the ingredient list, I think it would be OK for those with sensitive skin.

Have you tried any of Walgreen’s Studio 35 Beauty items?

 

  • Allison @neversaydiebeauty

    I would love to try a mask that warms rather than cools. I’ll look for it at Walgreens!

    • Kimberly Purcell

      Don’t expect too much warmth, Darling. It’s still a great mask and I do recommend it. I think you will like it.

  • YAY Mask Monday!!!!! I love orange scented stuff and the warming effect sounds wonderful!!! NEED to try this!

    • Kimberly Purcell

      This one is high on my recommendation list.

  • I have tried a few masks that were “warming” and I found a very little goes a long way. For some reason they work better in smaller sections if that makes sense hehe. I fell into that hole of mask buying last year and tried everything I could. Somehow I missed this but worth a try, even if it didn’t get too warm or dry completely maybe if I just use a little at a time hehe

    • Kimberly Purcell

      You have a point. I didn’t hold back on using up this single use packet. Maybe I could get two uses out of it by putting on a thinner layer. I’ll give it a go next time.

  • I tried Studio 35 premium cotton rounds and they’re the best ever! I highly recommend giving them a try, and you’ll never go back to another brand 🙂

    • Kimberly Purcell

      I got Studio 35’s knock off of Zoya’s polish remover and I must say, it is really good. Now to get those cotton rounds to go with it. 🙂

  • Cindy Ingalls

    I haven’t tried these masks yet. I’m always weary of the warming masks because my skin is so sensitive, but this one sounds very gentle.

    • Kimberly Purcell

      Cindy, it really is gentle. Maybe someday you’ll give it a try. Do you use facial masks? What’s your favorite?

  • Interesting. I was not familiar with the concept of warming masks.

    • Kimberly Purcell

      Something in the way the product interacts with the skin creates a feeling of warmth. It’s a very mild warmth with this mask. I’ve tried others that created much more of a warming sensation.

  • I think the warming mask is something that would not work on me. Thanks for your detailed review on it!

    • Kimberly Purcell

      It probably wouldn’t work with folks that have rosacea, you are right.

  • BeautyJudy

    Love the sound of this mask, not sure I could benefit from it with my silly skin but I kinda want to try it!

    • Kimberly Purcell

      I bet the warmth wouldn’t work for you, I agree.

  • Mai

    I haven’t tried anything by Studio 35 yet; I’m also not too familiar with warming masks.

    • Kimberly Purcell

      If you get a chance, you should try one. 🙂

  • Aleya Bamdad

    I’m a mask junkie so I have to try this. It will be mt first warming mask.

    • Kimberly Purcell

      I hope you review it because I’m very interested in what you think about it. 🙂

  • This sounds very nice. I like a good masque.

    • Kimberly Purcell

      Me too.

  • FabZilla_Kath

    That sounds promising for sure.

    • Kimberly Purcell

      I liked it very much.

  • totally intrigued by this! I love a citrus scent!

    • Kimberly Purcell

      As I mentioned, it didn’t have a citrus scent at all. 🙁

  • This would be great to stick in a gift bag.

  • I love warming masks. You just made me want to go do a mask real quick

  • marciaf

    Even though there are so many Walgreens around, I never seem to stop at one. The mask does sound interesting and it’s a great price.

    • Kimberly Purcell

      I find them in the facial products aisle, down on the bottom shelf.

  • This mask sounds nice… but I have a hard time with citrus masks as they tend to really affect my skin. I think this would be something I would want to try though.

    • Kimberly Purcell

      If you have the slightest bit of issue with citrus, even though this one didn’t seem to have too much, I’d definitely not risk it. There are too many other fine masks that I’m sure you use with no issues.

  • I’ve tried a few of the Studio 35 items and I’ve loved them all! I haven’t seen masks, though!

    • Kimberly Purcell

      They have them on the bottom shelf where the facial products are. They have several different styles too.

  • A warming mask sounds awesome!

    • Kimberly Purcell

      Even though there wasn’t a lit of warmth, it still was awesome.

  • Lisa Marie Heath

    It sounded good, and I like warming masks – too bad it didn’t warm too much on you

  • I love that you picked a random ingredient to learn about- I think I need to start doing this!

  • I haven’t tried any of the Studio 35 items but I wouldn’t mind starting with the masks.