As we make our way into spring, masks are an essential treatment for our transitioning skin. I am in my late-20s, and my new go-to mask that is helping my skin blossom into the warmer season is the latest one I sampled from Truth In Aging, the Michael Todd True Organics Rose Petal Facial Mask. It is a hydrating antioxidant mask with a formula concentrated from real rose extract combined with acai and glycolic acid to soften and hydrate.
True to Michael Todd form, the ingredients are simple and all natural. The product is also gluten free. The mask is said to be suitable for all skin types except sensitive.
The first thing I noticed was the smell, which is the scent of a fresh bouquet of roses. The mask itself is a clear gel and goes on extremely smooth with a viscous texture. It did have a tingle upon application, which was stronger in the drier areas of my face like my nose and cheeks. I could see how this might be irritating to sensitive skin. The instructions say to leave on for five to 10 minutes, and I chose to leave it on for 10. The mask does dry tight — extremely tight to the point where you can't move your facial muscles. This may bother some users, but it wasn't a problem for me. When it was time to rinse, the mask came off very clean, which I liked, and it left my skin feeling very soft. I continued using the mask twice a week for four weeks and really saw an improvement in the clarity of my skin tone and texture. This mask is a keeper — and besides, what woman doesn't love roses?