Dr. Bragi Intensive Treatment Mask with marine enzymes- reviewed and recommended
Kudos those guys for treating us like grown-up consumers and, I have to say, for the mask, which I tried this morning and like a lot better than I did the serum. The mask is one of those pre-soaked things made out of the kind of paper used for moist towelettes and with holes for eyes, nose and mouth. The thing I like about these kinds of masks is the enforced relaxation since you can't really go about your business and do the laundry without risking the thing falling off. So I put my feet and tilted my head back and listened to NPR's This American Life for 15 minutes.
As it happened, I've had a touch of rosacea for the past few days and when I peeled off the mask I noticed that it was much more subdued. Overall, my face was looking smooth and relaxed and my skin was definitely plumped up. Several hours later, as I write this, the effects are still noticable. What I also really like is that the list of ingredients hasn't got much more in it than Penzyme (the enzyme extracted from the stomachs of cod, which are assured by Dr B are not killed in the process and don't contain any mercury). There is certainly nothing not to like. Looking back over my last review, it makes sense that this mask should have done a good job on my roscacea since Icelanders have been using this enzyme for years in over the counter creams to treat skin disorders.
Now to bottom line: would I use this product again. Most definitely. This mask will come to the rescue pre-party, post-flight, morning after the night before or, as with my test, on a bad skin day. However, I'm not going to hand it to the Dr Bragi team that easily. Let's make the question more precise: would I buy this product for myself? Hmmm. Here's why I'm hesitating - these masks are sold singly at twenty bucks a pop. A pack of one is ridiculously inefficient. What, am I going to order this up every week, or order 10 at a time and remind myself how expensive they are? But, Dr B, if you would bring the price down a smidge and put them in a box of (at least) six, you've got yourself a customer.
Aqua, glycerine, Penzyme, alcohol, calcium chloride, tromethamine, acetic acid.