So while we all adjust to the very odd new rules on how the CMA is asking us to alert readers to where we have been paid to write about a product, where we’ve been sent a sample to review, or where we have a previous relationship with a brand, I’ve had to designate this as an “AD” and that is has been “gifted” to me. I’m pretty sure that you know by now that whether I buy something myself or it’s sent to me by a PR or brand to trial I just tell you what I think personally and how it works for me. Anyway, without further ado, as they say, here’s what I think of the Illuminating Pearl Mask from Annemarie Gianni.
This luxury mask is designed to restores balance to your skin. Ingredients include:
- Honey – to deliver complex nutrients and hydrating properties to visibly improve tone and radiance.
- Turmeric – with bioactive compounds to leave skin feeling calm
- Pearl powder – to brighten the skin’s appearance
- Uva ursi (no I didn’t know what that is either. It’s also known as bearberry apparently) and liquorice to give your complexion a glow.
A selection of the herbs used in Annmarie products is hand-picked in the mountains where they grow wild. When these “wildcrafted” herbs are used they know that no commercial farming methods have been used and that the plants are hearty, vibrant and full of skin-nourishing nutrients. You can learn more about the beginnings, process and values of the brand here.
Directions are to apply mask generously to clean skin. I applied the mask with a brush although, leaving it on for 15 minutes. You can leave it on longer if you wish. You should then remove it with a wet towel – I used a flannel/muslin. Then you just pat dry.
As soon as I started to remove the mask I could feel that my skin felt amazing, touching it was a bit like touching porcelain or a doll’s face – not like my skin at all really. What I did find though was that I hadn’t removed all of the product and that the wet flannel/muslin method just wasn’t enough to remove it. Eventually, I resorted to using a gel cleanser to completely remove it but then found that, whilst my skin still felt great, moisturised and pumped, the “like porcelain” feel that I described was lost.
I checked in with the PR/retailer for some advice and was told:
The mask comes in a 50ml size and is available from Live in the Light priced £39.95 here.