For the last two months I have been testing the Sciote Hydra-Infuse Masque ($70 in the shop) on my 56-year-old face. My skin is thin, a little dry and sensitive. I don’t have a lot of wrinkles, but I sure wish my skin was a little firmer.
I have always preferred a leave-on overnight product to a mask. It seems to me that anything that is washed off in a few minutes or so is not going to do much good. I don’t like thinking about those expensive active ingredients just going down the drain instead of sinking into my skin. I have not changed my opinion since testing Sciote’s Hydra-Infuse-Masque. I gave the product an extra few weeks to see if more benefits could be seen in colder (read: dry skin) weather, but I never did feel the need to do the happy dance when I looked in the mirror after a treatment.
There was nothing wrong with this product. I liked the frankincense fragrance, which was sort of a summer camp in the mountains, resinous smell. I admired all the natural ingredients and found that only a small amount of product was necessary. The product felt nice going on and did not irritate my skin. I think my skin felt softer and slightly “plumper” after a treatment.
The modest benefits were fine but do not justify the price compared to other products I’ve used as a Truth In Aging tester. I will continue to use the product this winter to see if my face feels more moisturized. Next, I think I will leave it on half my face overnight and see if I notice any skin improvement. I don’t intend to buy more when I’m finished with the test jar.