Sephora Double Duty Exfoliator + Mask Review, Swatches: How are you shiny people? Dull? Tired? Listless? Well, cheer up, because today I am going to tell you about a product that will help you get your shine back on. Who doesn’t love a product that multitasks? The Sephora Double Duty Mask + Exfoliator is one such genie in a tube that is literally a manna sent from heaven…read on to know more about it…
About Sephora Double Duty Mask + Exfoliator
Describing the product, the Sephora website says: “A smart 2-in-1 exfoliator and mask that revitalizes skin in just a few minutes! Apply it in a thin layer as an exfoliator or in a thick layer as a mask. Refines the skin’s texture, smoothes skin and restores radiance. Leaves skin soft and comfortable after use, without making it feel tight. Benefits: A double duty product that revitalizes skin, an ultra creamy texture and a formula enriched with shea butter and jojoba beads for more comfortable skin that feels great, dermatologically tested tolerance, suits all skin types even sensitive.”
Benefits of Sephora Double Duty Mask + Exfoliator
The Sephora Double Duty Mask + Exfoliator helps to visibly improve the look and feel of dull and tired facial skin. The fact that it is a 2-in-1 product means it saves up on space, time and some money. This also makes it a really travel-friendly product.
In just a few minutes, this intensive treatment refines the texture of skin while smoothing facial features. Packed with natural jojoba beads, it exfoliates effectively without irritation.
Ingredients of Sephora Double Duty Mask + Exfoliator
The star ingredient of this baby is HydroSenn+, a plant-derived ingredient that is proven to deliver immediate and long-lasting hydration (more effective than hyaluronic acid). A polysaccharide derived from an Indian plant (cassia angustifolia), this ingredient forms a protective barrier on the skin’s surface that is able to harness and retain water for optimal moisture that lasts all day long.
The other ingredients are – Jojoba Beads (Exfoliate gently and naturally); Shea Butter: (Provides rich, emollient, nourishing, and softening properties while improving the texture of skin); Pro-vitamin B5 (Stimulates cell renewal while providing moisturizing properties) ; Vitamin E: Provides antioxidant properties; .Aqua (Water); Cellulose; Hydrogenated Didecene; Cetyl Alcohol, Glycerin, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Polyethylene, Hydrogenated Jojoba Oil, Pentylene Glycol, Glyceryl Stearate, Diisopropyl Sebacate, PEG-100 Stearate, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), PPG-5 Pentaerythrityl Ether, PEG-5 Pentaerythrityl Ether, Panthenol, Caprylyl Glycol, 1, 2-Hexanediol, Parfum (Fragrance), Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Sterols, Tocopherol, Tetrasodium EDTA, Sodium Hydroxide, Cassia Angustifolia Seed Polysaccharide, CI 77289 (Chromium Hydroxide Green), Phenoxyethanol, Alumina, Hydroxyethylcellulose.
How to Use Sephora Double Duty Exfoliator + Mask
Sephora recommends using this product once a week.
Price of Sephora Double Duty Mask + Exfoliator
₹ 920.00 for 50 mL
In Detail Sephora Double Duty Exfoliator + Mask Review, Swatches and My Experience
The mask comes in a clean white translucent tube with a flip cap. This allows you to figure out how much product is there in the tube and is easy to squeeze out as well. This is an exfoliator and face mask in one!
It feels light and fresh as a mask and the idea is that instead of simply washing it off, you wet your face and scrub it as an exfoliator whilst you remove it. I will be honest, I was sceptical about this mask when I massaged it onto my face. The first impression was that it was coarse and grainy. I was not hoping for any action in the five minutes for which I was to leave it on my face indicated in the directions. But I was in for a surprise. In exactly five minutes, the product had somewhat dried and was almost completely absorbed into my skin; only a thin white layer, with almost no grains remained.
I washed it off – and doing this was easy – the exfoliator+mask came off rather easily. What was the best was how my skin felt thereafter. I couldn’t keep my own hands off my face! It was that smooth and silky. There was not an iota of dryness that is usually associated with scrubs. So much so I almost skipped moisturizer – but following ritual, I didn’t. I used very little of moisturizer after the scrubbing.
After a month of using this scrub – at least once a week, my skin looks and feels great. This product has become an integral part of my regular skin care regime. The other thing that I love about this mask is that it doesn’t have to be left on for too long, 10 minutes maximum but if you want to leave it on for longer then it doesn’t dry out or completely stick to your skin like some non-clay masks do. A gentle, yet effective exfoliating face scrub and mask in one. Gently loosens and peels away impurities and dead skin cells while relaxing and smoothing facial contours.
How I Use it
I cleanse my face thoroughly with a mild face wash. While it is still damp, I squeeze out a coin-sized amount and apply it on my face. I massage my face in circular movements using my fingertips. I then let the product stay for 5-7 minutes and wash it off with water. Using this product after a day out in the sun is a must for me. I’ve tried it as a mask with and without exfoliating afterwards and both ways my skin felt super smooth and renewed.
Effects of Sephora Double Duty Mask + Exfoliator
The Sephora Double Duty Mask+Exfoliator refines the surface of the skin while smoothing facial components. The jojoba globules remove dead skin cells without aggravating the skin. Thanks to jojoba and shea butter being among this product’s key ingredients, it feels quite nourishing and hydrating on the skin.
It does make a nice 3-minute daily mask, just to refresh and revitalize your skin a little bit. It does smooth out rough, drier skin areas on my face and is a very gentle product, which is why I can get away with using it on a daily basis. I use it thrice a week – but only during days that I am regularly going out on a daily basis. Also a good one for those who are afraid of using something more intense; or for those who have sensitive skin. Some hard scrubs also actually break your capillaries. This one doesn’t. Also if you are on a hunt for a hydrating exfoliator – this is it.
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Pros of Sephora Double Duty Mask + Exfoliator
• This would be very good for people with sensitive skin or those who do not like to use rough exfoliators on their face.
• Free from Synthetic ingredients
• Product comes in a convenient travel size, with a squeeze tube and flip cap.
Cons of Sephora Double Duty Mask + Exfoliator
• It is expensive
• Does not have a really long shelf life. You must use it within four months maximum
Use this scrub on damp, not fully dry, skin. Also, even if your skin doesn’t feel stretched, don’t skip the moisturizing after this product.
4/5 (The 1 point less is ONLY because of the price!)