I Tried a "Fire and Ice Mermaid Mask," and This Is What Happened
Occasionally, senior beauty editor Kelsey Castañon will place a cosmetic gift on my desk for me to try. I'm a fan of everything cute and colorful, so she knew what she was doing when she decided to leave me the new Boscia Mermaid Fire and Ice Cryosea Peel-Off Mask ($39).
The combination of the many marine-inspired ingredients in the mask (which include seawater, red algae, sea kelp, and menthol) give the mask an ice-cold feeling upon application, making it ideal for Summer. The sea kelp extract in the formula provides antioxidants and a brightening effect, while the hyaluronic acid hydrates. According to the box, the mask is supposed to plump, tighten, and lift, which my allergy-ridden face really needed.
I promptly ripped open the rainbow-colored box and squeezed out the sticky gunmetal liquid from the tube. In an effort to avoid getting the chrome liquid all over my desk, I ran to the bathroom to smear it on my face in an opaque, thick layer. After 20 minutes and an intense cooling sensation, I peeled off the (now rubbery) mask from my skin and stared at my revitalized complexion.
The process was so fun, painless, and refreshing that I plan to use the mask all Summer long. To make it even more cooling, I'll be popping the tube in the fridge. Check it out, ahead.