RéVive's new mask, Masque de Glaise ($145), intrigues me simply because its formula includes "the limestone-rich Kentucky mud that nourishes bluegrass and champion horses." Now, I like horses and I like a little bluegrass now and then, so that's enough to pique my interest. Masque de Glaise's promise to instantly reveal complexion clarity has me really going. RéVive was kind enough to send me a sample of this antioxidant-packed mask, and I tried it out last night. For my full review,
It shouldn't matter, but I love the packaging. It's simple, elegant and classy, which transformed the not-so-glamorous event of applying a face mask into a more luxurious endeavor. Speaking of luxury, the texture of the mask is wonderful. Although it's thick, it spreads smoothly, so there's no pulling of the skin. I followed the directions to apply the mask liberally (at least 1/8-inch thick) and felt a slight tingling; I'm not sure if that's due to the mask or due to the pre-mask exfoliation I did with Dr. Brandt's Microdermabrasion. Drying time was about 15 minutes, and I liked how uniformly the mask firmed up.
So why just three stars? Well, for the high price of the product, I had hoped that my skin would be amazing after I rinsed off the mask. And while it looked good, it didn't look remarkably luminous. I liked how Masque de Glaise left my skin looking cleaner without drying it out, but I had hoped for a little more glow and softness. Essentially, Masque de Glaise is the creme de la creme of mud masks, and if I were a big spender I'd probably be satisfied with its performance. But if I had $145 to spend on RéVive skin care, I'd go for one of its creams. I can see why people pay more for their moisturizers—especially Moisturizing Renewal Cream, which saved my skin during a bizarre dry patch last month—but this mask didn't create fireworks for me.