Yesterday I took part in Facebook’s event called “Put on your face masks”. It was a day of skin indulgence and those who have joined were supposed to share a photo of themselves with a facial mask on. So me and my sister-in-law have gladly joined this fantastic event and fulfilled the requirements yesterday night.
We’ve decided to use Colway Gold Masks. Those masks are perceived as a luxurious face treatment due to gold particles (24K), and are quite popular in beauty salons. However you can have this treatment at home too because you can easily buy those masks over the Internet. Colway has a set of 3 masks in one package for only €40, and they are quite unique as regards the list of ingredients, which I will present in details at the end of this article.
Yesterday I’ve decided to use my business trainer’s advice and I used this mask not only on my face but on all my body (including hair). So in the end I got a safe and natural luxurious full-body treatment for only €13.33 !!! yay 🙂
So what I did was:
1. I put on the Gold Mask on my cleansed face and kept it on for about 15 minutes. Then I rinsed off my face with a lukewarm water.
2. Under the shower, after washing my skin and my hair, I poured the remaining “juice” from the mask’s packaging, onto my hair and skin, massaged it gently and left it on for a couple of minutes. Then I rinsed it off.
The effect I got was amazing! I was especially impressed with the effect I got on my hair: it was velvety soft and sleek like never before! That’s something I’ve always wanted to achieve and with my dyed hair it was nothing but easy. My skin also felt very soft and smooth afterwards. I will definitely use this treatment again!
Here’s me and my sister-in-law during yesterday’s treatment:
Happy Golden faces 😉 (me still trying to put the mask in proper place…)
We look like two gold mummies, don’t we? My husband had a good laugh taking these photos, but we couldn’t care less 😉
Now, let me introduce the list of ingredients (INCI):
Aqua, Glycerin, Algin, Sodium PCA, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Sodium Hyaluronate, Collagen, Elastin, Niacynamide, Tocopheryl Acetate, Colloidal Gold, Caprylyl Glycol, Lactic Acid, Benzyl Alcohol.
SODIUM PCA – occurs naturally in the human epidermis. Its role is to maintain the body’s proper moisture level. Pyroglutamic acid salts are used in modern cosmetic biotechnologies. They have marvellous absorptive and hygroscopic properties, drawing water from the air.
COLLAGEN – is a protein that constitutes about 30% of the total human body protein and as much as 70% of the skin protein. Collagen and elastin form a flexible mesh in the dermis, which adds elasticity and firmness to the skin. Collagen has an extraordinary ability to bind water, thus influencing the proper hydration of the skin. Applied to the skin, collagen extracted in helical form from fish skins is renowned as an extremely effective preparation which holds back the wrinkling processes by years.
ALOE – rich in valuable compounds, namely amino acids, including exogenous amino acids forming the Natural Moisturising Factor (NMF), vitamins A,C and E, vitamin B and folic acid, which are all very important for the health of the skin, as well as micro- and macro-elements, including the most valuable: calcium, sodium, potassium, manganese, chromium, zinc, together ensuring proper skin nourishment. Aloe extract also contains enzymes and hydroxy acids to help remove dead epidermal cells and promote epidermis regeneration, thus naturally preventing skin ageing. Aloe also contains substances with astringent, mild disinfectant, anti-inflammatory and cleansing properties. It strengthens the skin and restores its firmness, elasticity and healthy colour.
ELASTIN – a protein working with collagen to create a supporting fibre network in the skin, responsible for maintaining the suppleness, firmness and elasticity of the skin.
HYALURONIC ACID – it is a physiological component of our tissues, including the intracellular matrix of the dermis, where it is responsible for maintaining proper hydration, and hence for keeping it supple and free of wrinkles. It is able to bind up to four thousand times its own mass in water, and is therefore used in cosmetic products as one of the most valuable moisturising agents. It is also used as a natural film protecting the stratum corneum against penetration by toxins and bacteria.
VITAMIN B3 – stimulates the production of lipid components of the skin, such as keratin, filaggrin and involucrin. This makes the skin more resistant to environmental factors and reduces epidermal water loss. It also smoothes and reduces fine lines as it indirectly influences the production of collagen and stimulates the production of hyaluronic acid. It improves the skin tone and helps fight skin discoloration. Vit. B3 also has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. It promotes skin regeneration and is recommended for acne-prone and sensitive skin as it reduces the excessive production of sebum, the size of pores, irritation and redness.
VITAMIN E – one of the most potent of natural antioxidants, often called as the “vitamin of youth”. It traps free radicals, that might destroy skin structure, in order to prevent premature ageing and wrinkles. It protects the epidermis from excessive drying, halting the loss of elasticity and firmness. It restores the skin’s youthful vitality and radiance and promotes tissue regeneration.
GOLD – slows down collagen and elastin loss, thus contributing to skin tissue regeneration. In this way it affects skin’s firmness, smoothes the existing wrinkles and limits the formation of new ones. It moisturises the skin and eliminates discoloration, helps achieve a radiant complexion, full of brightness. Gold also displays an anti-inflammatory action.
Now, a few words how best to use it:
Use the product every 2-3 days initially. After using 7 pieces to bring the skin to the best condition, use the product once or twice a week for maintenance of your smooth, bright and moisturized skin.
after 1-2 uses: instant moisturising and hydration effect, instant supplement of collagen, repair of surface skin cells
after 3-4 uses: gradual reduction of fine lines, decrease in size of pores and level of melanin
after 5-7 uses: visible reduction of fine lines, overall skin repair