A couple of weeks ago, I showed you the new KICKS products (here) for this summer and the only ones I didn’t talk much about were the face masks. I needed a bit more time, as they’re skincare items and I always like to test skincare products a bit longer.
There are four face masks in total that are suitable for all skin types but I do think you’d find a favourite one, depending on your skin type. There’s also a spatula which is really good when applying product on the cheeks or forehead, for example, but it’s quite difficult to get an even layer around the nose and I always end up using my fingers.
The face masks have nice fruity scents that aren’t too overpowering. All four of them should be left on for only 10 minutes which is amazing if you’re in a rush but you still want to give your skin a special treatment.
The KICKS Clearing Mud Mask* has a lovely raspberry scent. It’s a deep-cleansing mud mask that eliminates impurities and absorbs excess sebum. It makes the skin clear and fresh. The active ingredient is Salycilic Acid which makes the product really good for people with oily/combination and blemish-prone skin. In comparison to other mud masks I’ve tried, this one washes off pretty easily which is another plus.
I use the KICKS Instant Moisture Mask* as a night cream sometimes and I really enjoy it. It has a delicate watermelon fragrance and it’s an intensive moisturising mask that revitalises and nourishes dry skin. It doesn’t break me out and my skin is hydrated without being more oily. The face mask contains biosaccharides and effective moisture concentrates that get to work deep and provide long-lasting hydration. I use it once or twice a week as a face mask, applying a thin layer to clean dry skin, avoiding the eyes, then I wait for about 10 minutes and wipe off the excess. On the next day my skin is nourished, soft and radiant. This one reminds me a lot of a favourite of mine, the Origins Drink Up Intensive Overnight Mask.
The third mask is called KICKS Anti-Stress Mask* and smells of melons. It feels very cooling and soothing but it’s also a nourishing face mask for stressed skin. It gives long-lasting hydration and brings the glow back to the skin. I leave it for 10 minutes on cleansed skin and then I rinse it off. It requires a bit of an effort and you’d probably need a wash cloth to take it off. It contains Shea Butter and I’m surprised that it doesn’t break me out, considering how my skin reacts to this ingredient.
I was very surprised to see a face mask that is similar to the popular Glycolactic Radiance Renewal Mask from REN. KICKS Exfoliating and Tingling Mask* smells of oranges, too and gives the skin glow and vitality. It exfoliates to remove dead skin cells and gives a clearer complexion. There’s definitely a slight tingling sensation while using the mask, I use once or twice a week and I have to say, I love it. You should know that you may experience sensitivity to the sun after using the mask, so a higher factor sunscreen will be needed. As you probably have guessed already, this product contains Glycolic Acid and I love how radiant my skin looks after using it.
I’m really happy with these face masks, my top picks must be the Exfoliating and Tingling Mask* and the Instant Moisture Mask*. All of them contain 40 ml of product and can be found in Norway at the price of 49 kr each. They are travel-friendly and really affordable, so you don’t pay more for less product.
Have you tried any of these face masks?