[REVIEW] Facial Pilates Mask by Eco Your Skin (Before and After)
My Mother is an esthetician and she owns a beauty clinic in Brussels. She sells some k-beauty items, but doesn’t like selling items she hasn’t tested out herself for a few months at least. She recently bought a lot of Eco Your skin products and they look very unique and aesthetic and their ingredient formulas are interesting so I stole one of her masks and decided to try it out myself.
Cruelty-free: I can't find any information on this.
What you get: 100mL
Price (in this link): 30$
Texture: Gel with some texture
Ingredients: Water,Sodium Polystyrene Sulfonate,1,2-Hexanediol,Hydroxypropyl Starch Phosphate,Caprylyl Glycol,Hydrogenated Polyisobutene,Anemarrhena Asphodeloides Root Extract,Soy Isolavones,Cimicifuga Racemosa Root Extract,Polygonum Cuspidatum Root Extract,Pueraria Mirifica Root Extract,Angelica Polymorpha Sinensis Root Extract,Punica Granatum Extract,Trifolium Pratense(Clover)Flower Extract,Pueraria Lobata Root Extract,Xanthan Gum,Sodium Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copoymer,Isohexadecane,Polysorbate 80,Sodium Polyacrylate,Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer,Arginine,Allantoin,Ethylhexylglycerin,Butylene Glycol,Adenosine,Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate,Lactose,Cellulose,Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose,Jojoba Esters,CI 77492,Tocopheryl Acetate,Ascorbyl Palmitate,Pentylene Glycol,Aspalathus Linearis Extract,Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract,Fragrance
SOME INTERESTING INGREDIENTS:
Sodium Polystyrene Sufolnate: This is a film former and binder that makes this tightening mask dry the way it does.
Anemarrhena Asphodeloides Root Extract: Excellent at stimulating adipocyte (fat cells) production and reducing inflammation of the skin. It promotes body volume by a cosmetic lipofilling-like effect. It stimulates adipocyte differentiation and proliferation, and promotes lipid storage leading to an increase of volume in the fatty tissue.
Soy Isolavones: Antioxidant and depigmentation effects, this compound prevent ultraviolet (UV)-induced pigmentation from appearing by inhibiting the enzyme that produces melanin. Isoflavones also bind to estrogen receptors on the surface of the cells of your skin which promotes estrogen production pathways which in turns promotes skin elasticity, water-holding capacity, pigmentation and vascularity.
anti aging + antioxidant + anti inflammatory + promote even skin tone + promote collagen and elastin production
——-Soy Isolavones,Cimicifuga Racemosa Root Extract + Polygonum Cuspidatum Root Extract,Pueraria Mirifica Root Extract + Angelica Polymorpha Sinensis Root Extract + Punica Granatum Extract + Trifolium Pratense(Clover)Flower Extract + Pueraria Lobata Root Extract + Butylene Glycol: This particular blend of ingredients is called MultiEx Phytrogen which has been clinically proven to stimulate collagen synthesis in normal skin. The study was done on breast tissue and resulted in the enhancement of the shape, size and firmness of the breast. Check the link here for before and after pictures.
——-Hydrogenated Polyisobutene + Anemarrhena Asphodeloides Root Extract: This particular blend of ingredients is called Volufiline, which has been clinically proven both in vitro and in vivo to promote the proliferation of adipocytes (fat cells) in wanted areas, in vivo study was also done on breast tissue and resulted in a moderate increase (2.2% in 56 days with long term results expected to follow). Check the link here for the full study in detail.
HOW TO USE IT
After cleansing your face, pat your face dry.
Apply a thin layer to your face and neck, careful to avoid your eye and lip areas.
Leave it on for 5 to 10 minutes, as the mask works to lift and firm skin.
Rinse it off using tepid water with your hands or with a gentle sponge.
Follow it up with your serums, essences, and moisturizer!
This mask feels extremely tight when it completely dries down, don’t use it for more than 10 minutes as it will leave your skin noticeably red if you do so. Also try not to move your face when you put it on as to maximize the effect. The sensation strongly resembles that of the Orc Pack Tight Skin mask, with the added benefit that it’s very easy to slide on and remove.
CONCERNING THE CLAIMS
‘Originally designed as a concept product that was meant to stimulate facial muscle cells to contract, it was eventually added to the line’s permanent collection because of it’s astounding (and instant) effects! This lifting and firming mask is ideal for those who struggle with a loss of elasticity and sagging skin. It acts like a corset for skin that works to tighten skin immediately upon application. The main ingredient of this wash-off mask is Multi EX Phytrogen (a vegetable filler), which works to give skin resilience while keeping fine line and wrinkles at bay. It also includes volufiline, an ingredient that fills in fine lines, helping skin instantly appear smoother and younger. Over time (and with repeated use) it helps to firm skin and reshape it’s silhouette without the use of fillers or injections.’
Astounding and instant effects: The effects are not astounding, I was not surprised or amazed, but they are pretty great, not more, not less (for one use). But yes, the results are instant, after the 10 minute mark, your skin is noticeably firmer and ‘‘pulled’’.
Lifting and firming, ideal for loss of elasticity and sagging skin: I completely agree and support this claim, I wouldn’t say I have sagging skin, but my dermatologist has remarked that my skin isn’t exactly full of elasticity, and this mask really helped in lifting it up.
Multi EX Phytrogen (a vegetable filler), which works to give skin resilience while keeping fine line and wrinkles at bay: Check the ingredient remarks above as well as the link to the study. Multi Ex Phytrogen has been proven to promote cell growth in the mammary glands and maintain female hormonal balance. If you click on some of the ingredients in this mix, or if you my short resume of what the first one does (Soy Isolavones), you’ll notice that a lot of these ingredients have been shown to activate the collage and elastin production pathways, and other ingredients have been used both orally and topically in the successful treatment of post menopausal symptoms. So strictly speaking from concrete examples and evidence, I would agree that this mix would probably work to give skin resilience (which it achieves after 10 minutes) and in keeping fine lines and wrinkles at bay in the long run (which I can’t prove because that would take years).
Volufiline, an ingredient that fills in fine lines, helping skin instantly appear smoother and younger: Your skin will appear smoother and younger after 10 minutes, but the results aren’t INCREDIBLE, again, they’re very nice, very satisfactory, but I feel like advertisement on such products makes you think you’re going to look 10 years younger in 10 minutes and that just isn’t the case. This is more than a little pick me up, it picks you up a lot, I agree, but not to a jaw dropping effect. As for volufiline, please check out the study (link above in interesting ingredients) because it’s full of information, but, yes, basically again I would agree, older wrinkly skin looks the way it does in great part due to loss of fat which makes it look less plump, since volufiline promotes fat cell proliferation, it would theoretically help with this in the long run.
Over time (and with repeated use) it helps to firm skin and reshape it’s silhouette without the use of fillers or injections: Honestly, I’ve used this mask for 2 times a week for a month and I personally have seen some firming of my skin. It’s nothing drastic but it’s an optimistic result.
I had some irritation and minor acne on my skin the first time I used the Facial Pilates mask, and it did not irritate it whatsoever. However, it’s important to note that my skin was red for a good 10 minutes in certain parts of my face where the mask had cracked as it dried down, but the redness went away after that.
I really like this product, I will keep on using it until I run out and will probably repurchase it. I will say something though, I don’t like paying a certain amount of money for something, if I can get the same result while paying less. I’ve tried the Orc Pack Tight Skin by A'pieu mask and the results are basically the same, check out this link, everything I said about the A’pieu mask applies to this one, and Orc pack costs 7.99$. However, Facial Pilates actually has ingredients that will improve my skin in the long run, it is a quick fix for when you haven’t had a good night of sleep, but the ingredients and results I’m getting suggest that this is also something that will help my skin in the long run, and that’s something I’m more than happy to put my money on.
Fun to use
Quick fix when you look tired
Results will last a couple of hours
Ingredients list suggests that this is actually good for your skin
Smooths down fine lines
Leaves red marks for 10/15 minutes in certain part where the mask pulled and dried too tightly.
Score: 4.5/5 --- I love this product, it would have gotten a 5.0 if it completely smoothed out my fine lines when I use it instead of ‘‘blurring them out’’, but no product can do that yet (except for fillers). So yes, If I wasn’t as expectant and picky as I am I would probably have given that a 5.0, but I am so…. 4.5 it is.
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