[JOLSE] HIDDENCOS AMERICANO & LATTE MASK

HIDDENCOS AMERICANO & LATTE MASK

I received two types of coffee masks from Jolse.com
I actually didn't know that I was selected in the giveaway raffle but here I am, chasing the deadline. :D

So what exactly are coffee masks? Read on and join me on this journey of discovery.

HIDDENCOS AMERICANO & LATTE MASK

The first mask that I tried is the Latte mask. 

The premium arabica coffee extract provides rich moisture and nutrition to the tired skin.Anti-aging adenosine and whitening niacinamide tends the skin clear and elastic.Patented Phyto Oligo ingredient protects and tends the skin smooth with moisture.

HIDDENCOS LATTE MASK


The packaging is brilliant - vivid and it really reminds me of a creamy coffee. 

Me, being a coffeeholic wanted to see how it would work for me. 
I actually mostly drink black coffee because regular milk gives me skin troubles and I want to avoid that. I was curious if this mask would help me boost my skin or if it would mean trouble.

HIDDENCOS LATTE MASK
the mask came soaked in coffee-scented serum

When I first opened the mask there was a shock! It smells exactly like milk coffee and for some odd reason that put me off
But I put on my brave face and applied it anyway. I was a bit grossed out by the excessive essence even if that is something I usually love - it was all because of the coffee scent!

HIDDENCOS LATTE MASK

The instructions say you should leave it on for 20- 30 minutes.  I left it on for 30 because I like to enjoy my masking time. 

HIDDENCOS LATTE MASK

The mask fitted nicely, but it was a bit too big around my mouth and the eye area was just weird. Otherwise, it was wide enough for my face. 

After the 30 minutes, I took it off and patted the remaining essence into my skin. I finished the pampering with my regular skincare routine. 

On the sheet, there was still a lot of essences which I'd be normally sad about but here I had a strong EW factor and wanted to get rid of it as soon as possible. 

I felt weird - I love coffee but the thought and actually having a coffee thing on my face puts me off. That's something new I learned about myself :). 

The mask left my skin feeling moisturized and smelling slightly of coffee (mostly milk coffee). 

The next day I woke up with a painful zit on my forehead. I don't get forehead zits! It hurt and it took a week to go away. I think I got it because of the mask but I wasn't too sure about it. 

HIDDENCOS AMERICANO MASK

The premium arabica coffee extract provides rich moisture and nutrition to the tired skin.
Anti-aging adenosine and whitening niacinamide tends the skin clear and elastic.
Patented Phyto Oligo ingredient protects and tends the skin smooth with moisture.

HIDDENCOS AMERICANO MASK

A week later I decided to give a go at the Americano mask. I mostly drink americano coffee (black coffee with water) and somehow loved the idea better than the milk coffee mask. 

This mask had less of a milk scent and more of a coffee scent. It was a pleasant scent that didn't put me off and now I know that milk scent puts me off and not coffee scent alone. 

HIDDENCOS AMERICANO MASK

This mask was more brown (as in the paper or maybe the soaked essence?) and it fitted a bit better than the Latte one. At least around my eyes. 

HIDDENCOS AMERICANO MASK

With it, I also waited for 30 minutes before I removed it.  I could still smell the coffee essence after I removed the mask. The scent is pretty strong. 

HIDDENCOS AMERICANO MASK
On my forehead, you can still see a pimple the other mask left

With this mask, I actually loved the results! My skin felt fresher, moisturized and pretty darn happy.  In a couple of minutes I got a small itchy patch next to my cheek. Luckily, it passed. 
I still just couldn't do with the scent but it was less revolting than the latte mask. 

Would that make me a not-true coffee addict? I guess not, it does just probably mean that I can't process having my favorite beverage on my face. :D

The next day I woke up to another pimple which was sad for me. I really thought I could use these masks!


I wanted to love these masks, I really tried hard to love them. 
But sadly there's something in them that my skin just doesn't like. This was actually the first time that using a sheet mask resulted in active acne. It was shocking and made me think about life a bit (hah!). 
But as far as I could read the other posts, people seem to like them. 
Sadly, they didn't work for me. I loved the coffee scent but hated the combination of the scent and texture (slimy). And it seems I'm one of those "old school" coffee loves - I love my coffee in my cup and nowhere else (okay undereye/cellulite products are amazing and contain coffee!). 
Which means that these masks get a hard NO from me. 

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