Smell (Irrelevant to effects)
True to the scent profile of the Joy Organics skincare line, their CBD Face Mask smells very fresh and clean. There’s a hint of the rosemary and black licorice extracts the mask features, which lend a subtle spice to an otherwise very gentle aromatic profile.
Taste (Irrelevant to effects)
As an external, topical product that’s meant for skin, this mask shouldn’t be tasted. Please do not ingest!
The mask itself is white, subtly textured, and thoroughly soaked with serum. It comes in two pieces: one for the top half of your face, and the other for the bottom half. This allows for a good fit in the end, but it makes it a little bit tricky to unfold the mask — don’t worry, you didn’t tear it!
The serum saturating the sheet mask is clear and pleasantly fluid, though it leaves a noticeable texture on the fingertips as it absorbs. It’s not an oiliness or stickiness, but perhaps a … dampness? It’s similar to the feeling your skin takes on when it’s not fully dry after washing your hands. It’s not an unpleasant feeling — quite to the contrary, our skin feels hydrated, which is a good sign.
We should note that the extra serum will run down your neck — we didn’t mind this, but you might want to keep it in mind if you’re masking with nice clothes on. The excess runoff can be patted or massaged into your neck and decolletage for added benefits to areas that are often neglected during skin care regimens.
Effects (Onset, Duration, Intensity)
After cleansing our face with mild soap, we patted our skin dry and applied the mask. We noticed a gentle cooling sensation, which could likely be amplified by sticking the mask in the fridge for a few minutes before use (this could be especially helpful to reduce puffiness and inflammation of the skin and facial tissues).
We noticed the effects of the serum within the mask on our neck first, with a notable softening and hydration of the skin. Our skin looked plump, moisturized, and even a bit glowy, giving us high hopes for the mask itself.
After removing the sheet mask, we found our skin rejuvenated, replenished, and very hydrated. Our under eye area was noticeably less puffy, our skin had a gentle glow to it, and typical trouble spots like the nasolabial folds (corners of nose and mouth) looked improved in tone and texture. We were soft to the touch, and our skin felt both plumped with moisture and smoother than before the mask.
We also noticed a subtle brightening effect, which may be due in part to the antioxidant properties of the serum within the mask. Since hyperpigmentation is usually caused by inflammation, it’s not unreasonable to think that this product, as part of an ongoing CBD regimen, could be used to reduce hyperpigmentation of the face.
Best Used For
This mask is an excellent way to give your skin a hefty dose of CBD to target inflammation or redness. While it’s a great addition to a regular anti-inflammatory skin care routine, this mask would also work well in preparation for a special event if you don’t feel like splurging on your skin on the regular. It might also make a good part of your aftercare regimen if you wax your face, especially if you are prone to redness and bumps after a wax.
We especially like the mask for treating red, inflamed skin, whether it be from cystic acne or rosacea or another inflammatory condition. The mask calms redness and soothes soreness and irritation, reducing puffiness (we noticed a huge difference in our under eyes especially!), and restoring balance to the skin.
This CBD face mask is also immensely hydrating, providing a rich dose of moisture that lasts without feeling greasy or heavy on the skin. The mask softens dry patches and soothes the tender new skin underneath, improving skin condition and texture. We especially recommend it for drier skin, but this product is absolutely appropriate for oily or acne-prone skin as well.
Best used with (Complimentary Product)
This product provides an intense, localized dose of CBD straight to the skin of your face. While it’s a potent shot of hydration and anti-inflammatory benefits, it’ll be more effective when used with the complete skin care bundle by Joy Organics. It’s a great weekly (or even monthly) treat, but you’ll get the most out of it as part of a regular CBD skin care regimen, as opposed to a one-off thing.
If you’re looking to really make the most of your CBD skincare routine, consider pairing your topical products with a systemic dose of CBD via a tincture oil or softgel. The ingestible CBD will work from within while your skin care routine improves the condition at the surface, further soothing inflammation and reducing redness.
The mask contains 10 mg of organic CBD and is intended for a single use. It is vegan, cruelty-free, non-GMO, and contains no THC. It is also free of parabens, sulfates, alcohol, gluten, toluene, formaldehyde, phthalate, artificial dyes, and artificial fragrances, making it an option for even the most sensitive skin. It is a bit pricey as far as face masks go: $12.95. That said, it’s much more affordable than many of its closest CBD-infused competitors, especially in terms of price per milligram. And, while we’re on the subject of competition:
CBD is quickly becoming increasingly popular in the skincare world, and for good reason — its anti-inflammatory properties work powerfully against the puffiness and redness so many of us struggle with, and the compound helps bring skin back to baseline by normalizing excessively dry or oily skin. Ulta recently introduced its first CBD skincare brand, and more are sure to follow.
That said, we’ve noticed a pattern with these brands: they operate like beauty companies rather than CBD providers, which allows them a lot more leeway with the claims they can make. For cosmetic products, the rulesare a bit different, and companies don’t necessarily have to tell you how much of an active ingredient is in a product.
For all intents and purposes, this means that a company can claim CBD content even if it doesn’t contain enough of the compound to be therapeutic. If you’re into cosmetic and beauty products in any capacity, you’ve likely been frustrated by products that don’t live up to the claims on the packaging — this is part of the reason why.
To us, the advantage provided by Joy Organics is clear. Since the productis batch-tested (and those results are publicly available), you know exactly how much CBD is in what you’re buying. Additionally, you know that the CBD is responsibly derived from organic, non-GMO hemp and contains no THC whatsoever. There are very few CBD skin care products on the market that can check all those boxes; Joy Organics meets our CBD Buyer’s Guide criteria for quality, purity, and potency.
PRODUCT OVERVIEW: Our Face Mask renews your skin with the nourishing and restorative benefits of CBD oil. Infused with black licorice and rosemary extracts, our Face Mask combats damage from pollution and restores what daily life takes away from your skin.
SUGGESTED USE: Prepare by first cleansing your face. Remove mask from packaging and apply to face. Allow mask to sit for 20 to 30 minutes. Remove mask and massage remaining serum into face and neck. Repeat 2-3 times a week for best results.
Ingredients: Water, Glycerin, Dipropylene Glycol, 1,2-Hexanediol, Carbomer, Triethanolamine, Sodium Benzoate, Chlorphenesin, Sodium Hyaluronate, PEG-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Disodium EDTA, Butylene Glycol, Centella Asiatica Extract, Polygonum Cuspidatum Extract, Scutellaria Baicalensis Root Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Quillaja Saponaria Bark Extract, Phytocannabinoid-Rich Hemp Oil (10 mg of CBD), Glycyrrhiza Uralensis (Licorice) Root Extract, Anthemis Nobilis Flower Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Flower Extract and Fragrance.
No Animal Testing. Made in Korea
Zero Animal-Derived Ingredients, Parabens, Sulfates, Alcohol, Gluten, Toluene, Formaldehyde, Phthalate, Artificial Dyes, Artificial Fragrances
Non-GMO, No THC, High Absorption, Full Spectrum
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