Testing: Garnier Skinactive Valcano Mask

24 April 2018


I was casually having a stroll through savers (I do quite often if I finish work early) and I came across this mask pack from Garnier and was instantly intrigued. Here is what happened when I first tested this face mask. 


First Thoughts

When I first saw this product it was actually the first time id heard of it, I knew Garnier had brought out the Moisture Bomb masks but I had never seen these masks before. In Savers, this mask is 99p which I thought was pretty reasonable. I have interested straight away because it claims to be pore minimising and self-heating. It shows the lady on the front has a red mask on and I wasn't sure if the product would be the same colour (see me in it later on!).

Packaging

Like I said before it is in quite a small package and it doesn't look like there would be a lot of product in this. I'm not quite sure how you would describe what the packaging is made from but its similar to what most sheet masks are packaged in. As I realise later that you can get more than one application out of this mask with this packaging you can't reseal it to keep the product fresh. I did also find it a little hard to get all of the product out of the packaging but that happens with most masks packaged this way. 

Product Amount

In this little sachet, you get 8ml of product. I thought by looking at the packaging that you would only get one use out of it but you can get at least 2 uses. To reseal the product all I did was roll up the edge I opened and keep it sealed with a hair clip. 

*PS my eyebrow are not done!

First Impressions 

Seeing this mask in the shop I was very intrigued especially when it said it contains volcanic rock and clay. Applying this mask was really easy I just put a little bit out on my finger and applied it to my face, a little bit does go a long way with this mask because a small amount of product nearly covered half of my face. When I was applying this mask the consistency reminded me of a non matte liquid lipstick (I know that sounds weird), It was also quite thick and gloopy. I was expecting this mask to dry down hard because it says it contains clay but it doesn't dry down at all.

I was also expecting more of a heating effect I only really felt it when I applied it to my upper lip but other than that I didn't feel any heating. After I applied this mask I realised that it didn't settle in certain areas of my face like around my eyebrow and cheeks, I think this is the area that I have pores (see below). It says on the mask to only leave it on for 3 minutes but I always leave masks on slightly longer.


Removing this mask was really easy because it didn't dry down, I just used a damp flannel to remove it. Lastly, my pores did look slightly smaller but not a huge difference I think I would need to use it a few more times to see a bigger difference. My skin did feel really soft after using the mask and my skin also felt more hydrated. I think I would definitely use this mask again to see if my pores reduce.

Testing out new beauty products is always my favourite thing to do! Have you tried any mew masks recently?

Aaliyah xo 

2 comments

  1. I've not tried this one before but it sounds great! I really need something that's going to help my pores because right now they feel massive. It's great you can get 2 uses out of it, I like products that you can get more uses out of than expected.

    Jordanne || Thelifeofaglasgowgirl.co.uk

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    1. Its a lovely mask that makes your skin feel great! I want to try it out a few more times to see if it has a big effect on my pores x

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