Really wanted to love this night mask as I’ve heard good things about the Akane products, but it really hasn’t given me the results that are claimed.
The thick gel mask (quite sticky) is intended for use overnight – apply a thin layer at night and rinse in the morning to help beat signs of tiredness and hydrate thirsty skin.
Having rather dry skin and always up for a boost I was looking forward to this, but I found it left my skin feeling tight and a quite a bit drier than after using my usual night cream and although signs of fatigue were reduced my skin was a tad pink – not sore pink, just very flushed pink!
The range is based on ‘pomology’ – yep, I’d never heard of it either! Pomology is the study or use of fruit extracts, usually taken from the stones or seeds and in the Cocoon Nocturne Mask, Akane have used an apple extract – a popular ingredient in anti-aging skincare and offering a high-level of vitamin C.
The scent is nice, the texture is weird in a good way, but for me – with dry and very slightly sensitive skin – this unfortunately didn’t deliver the results I was hoping for.
Available from Birchbox
Ingredients (December 2013): Aqua, Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, Saccharomyces/Xylinum/Black Tea Ferment, Hordeum Vulgare Extract, Cellulose Gum, Xylitylglucoside, Gluconolactone, Dicaprylyl Carbonate, Malus Domestica Extract, Anhydroxylitol, Lysolecithin, Sclerotium Gum, Xanthan Gum, Xylitol, Sodium Benzoate, Sodium Hydroxide, Parfum, Pullulan, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Galactaric Acid, Sodium Hyaluronate, CI 77891, Sodium Phytate, Tocopherol, Citric Acid, Calcium Gluconate, Potassiumsorbate, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Alcohol.
Hordeum Vulgare = Barley
Malus Domestica = Apple