The Astara Golden Flame Hydration Mask ($46) is the first product that I’ve used from this brand. I found it refreshing and soothing when first applied. It’s gel-like, with a more liquid consistency than other masks I’ve used. It feels light-weight, and absorbs well without clogging my pores.
I’m 50, and my skin has changed in recent years. My face has developed some unevenness in texture and tone, including dry areas. I’m interested in personal care products that will improve the look and feel of my skin.
Even though Astara Golden Flame Hydration Mask contains a lot of moisture, it isn’t a moisturizer. When I used the mask by itself, my skin had a fresh and healthy look, but was still left a little dry. The directions recommend using a separate moisturizer after rinsing off the mask, and this combination worked well.
Astara suggests leaving the Golden Flame Hydration Mask on for at least twenty minutes, but say it can also be used overnight. When I tried longer periods my skin felt too tight to be entirely comfortable, but twenty minutes every other day was fine.
It includes several ingredients that I’ve used in other skin care products and have found beneficial, including aloe vera, vitamin E and calendula. It has a slight herbal scent, which I didn’t find noticeable after application.
After using the Astara Golden Flame Hydration Mask for a month, my skin looks and feels healthier, softer and more even in tone. I find the price a little expensive, but due to the thin consistency a little goes a long way. Overall I would recommend this product.