I Have A New Favorite Face Mask & The Science Behind It Blows My Mind

I absolutely love a good face mask. Every Sunday night, I use a clarifying face mask so I can start off my week with a fresh face. I use sleeping masks on the regular. I was on the Glow Recipe wait list for their watermelon sleeping mask. I’ve used the 24K gold Peter Thomas Roth mask. Name a mask and I’ve probably tried them all! I was super excited to test out the new  CO2Lift mask a once a month mask, that will give you that dewy look (that lasts for 3 weeks)!

I know you’re thinking how can a mask give you results that lasts for 3 weeks. Guys, I swear by this mask! I did a little research because I was truly intrigued. First, this mask is scientifically backed up by the Bohr Effect. Sound familiar? Here’s a refresher, hemoglobin’s oxygen binding affinity is inversely related both to acidity and to the concentration of carbon dioxide. So an increase in blood CO2 concentration will result in hemoglobin proteins releasing their loads of oxygen. The ingenious idea of using carbon dioxide to promote the transfer of oxygen within the human body, to treat an area where carbon dioxide is present i.e. the face, neck and hands, was made famous by the Danish physiologist Christian Bohr.

The initial uses in Europe were used as an injection (ouch! Beauty is pain I guess).  The purpose of using this treatment as an injection was specifically designed to create a natural vasodilator. This will cause the blood vessels to widen for the improvement of blood flow and as a result increase the transport of oxygen to various tissues for cellular regeneration as well as act as an anti-inflammatory. With the years of successful studies and results in Europe, Japan took the treatment’s principle a step further in enabling the same powerful results, but without the use of injections and instead using masks.This non-injectable treatment was originally created in Japan for the use at hospitals to treat burn victims and for wound healing due to its physiological effects. For each successful outcome reported, several patients with burns or wounds to the face, neck or hands began to notice additional beneficial effects from this treatment. The results were astonishing. Not only did the patient’s primary wounds and burns heal, the patients visually experienced improvements to the texture and firmness of their skin. In addition, patients experienced reduction in fine lines and wrinkles, reduction in the size of their pores, as well as a more firm and lifted appearance to their face. #Winning.

So how does it work on your skin?

My C02 Lift Mask

The addition of carbon-dioxide (AKA the mask) being delivered into your blood stream will promote the occurrence of vasodilation. As a result, this will increase the metabolism efficiency of your cells and improve the discharge of waste from your skin.

The improvement in discharge of waste from your skin will reduce the inflammation which is a usual cause of such skin problems including acne, dryness, and water-retention. With the increased oxygen delivery to the skin being treated, the treated area will effectively fight off several forms of bacteria that attacks your skin on a daily basis. This mask is great for people who live in cities where air quality is poor.

When carbon-dioxide gets absorbed into your blood stream, it will produce dioxide which will improve your blood circulation. With the improvement of blood circulation and the efficient discharge of waste from your skin, you will experience an overall brightness and radiance to your face and neck. Those with freckles and brown spots will also experience improvement in lightness to their skin tone.

Carbon dioxide promotes the activity of protein synthesis which then directly improves the elasticity and firmness of your skin, your collagen production, reduces your fine lines and wrinkles, and overall improves the texture and smoothness of your skin.  With the improvement in anti-inflammation, blood circulation, and balance in skin moisture and cell membranes, your skin will experience less occurrence of acne and an improved appearance of those with post acne scaring.
What comes in the kit? How do you use it?
It’s super easy to use! You can start off with a kit that has one mask (retail $85). In the kit, there’s two pouches you need to mix together. The kit conveniently comes with a spatula.
In the Large Packet there’s a mixture that contains: Water – BG ( Butylene Glycol )- Sodium Alginate – Magnesium Carbonate – Hydrolyzed Collagen – Ceramide 1 – Ceramide 3 – Ceramide 6 ll – Passiflora Edulis Fruit Extract – Pueraria Thunbergiana Root Extract – Chlorella Vulgaris Extract – Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract – Xanthan Gum – Calcium Chloride – Phytosphingosine – Cholesterol – Carbomer – Phenoxyethanol – Citrus Aurantium Dulcis ( orange ) – Titanium Dioxides – Iron Oxides – Alumina – Silica. Small
In the 2nd packet the product contains : Gluconolactone – BG ( Butylene Glycol ) – Water – Squalane – Xanthan Gum Sodium Ascorbate.
All you have to do is mix the two packets in a bowl for a minute and put it on your face! Leave on for 1 hour, then peel off the mask, and go on with your skincare routine!!  So how long should you see results? You should see results just after 1 application! It has been proven to increase the skin’s hydration by more than 117%!!  It’s totes okay to leave the mask on for more than an hour. I know I get carried away watching a movie or taking a nap when doing masks. If you do have a hard time peeling it off, you can totally wash it off with water.
Wearing the mask for 1 hr
What I like most about this mask is it’s safe for even the most sensitive skin. I didn’t break out from it at all. PLUS you can wear makeup right after using it or any of your skincare products you usually use. I absolutely loved how cooling it felt when I put it on. I was amazed on how the actual mask dries on your skin. There’s a lot of product and since it’s gel-like it didn’t fall off your face. I was literally walking around my apartment multi-tasking.
Final Thoughts
I absolutely love the mask. It’s super hydrating, and it felt gentle. After I used the mask I noticed how my skin was smoother, and overall looked healthier. I usually get skin that looks like this 2 days after getting a facial, and getting a chemical peel, and the skin has regenerated. But with this mask, I didn’t have to go through the pain of extractions. I would totally 100% use this again in 1 month. Now that I’m 30 I’m definitely looking into skincare more, and this will definitely make my top Shelfie. My tip is to make sure you put a thick layer on your face. On my eyelids and neck I didn’t use as much and when it dried it was harder to peel off compared to my cheeks. Places where I put a thick layer it was easier to take the mask off. But otherwise, still loved the mask!  My skin still felt hydrated the next day! Check out my selfie below with no makeup!
Seriously, you all should get this mask. I highly recommend it for all skin types!
*note: I did receive a sample of this product. However, this is no way sponsored and the product review is 100% honest. I do plan on buying this mask tho.

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