INTRODUCING THE "GAME-CHANGER SERIES" BY SARAH BROOKS (AKA @HYDRATEDHO) AND OUR NEW CONTRIBUTING BEAUTY EDITOR.
If you are in pursuit of baby soft skin, and dreamy iphone product photos, WELCOME. You have arrived at the right place.
GAME CHANGER SERIES II | MARIO BADESCU SUPER COLLAGEN MASK
Skin type: I became fascinated with skincare after realizing that my oily/acne prone skin was actually just dehydrated. Since this discovery, I’ve been focused on incorporating comforting moisturizers and oils into my routine
Why “Game Changer”: I decided to embark on this series of sharing my “Game Changer” products in order to feed my relentless addiction of testing out every single beauty item until I find the best of the best.
To be honest—I kind of goofed up ordering this mask. After reading something about the bizarre skincare powers of pig collagen, my instant-gratification-driven self pulled up Amazon, saw Mario Badescu’s Super Collagen Mask, slapped the next day shipping button, and that was that.
I’ve always associated collagen with young, plump, baby-like skin, so I assumed this mask was on the hydrating side of the scale, so I was originally disappointed when it started to dry and crack after around 10 minutes on the skin. After rinsing, I noticed that some patches of cystic/hormonal acne that had been terrorizing me for days looked far less horrendous, and my pores seemed to have tightened up instantly. I checked the ingredient list to find out that this is actually Kaolin clay based, which would have usually sent my dry skin running for the hills. But somehow this magical mask doesn’t dry me out or give my skin that itchy, tight feeling. Mario Badescu collagen mask for the win!
To use, I target and spot treat this mask on congested areas (avoiding any dry patches) and typically see an improvement in 20 minutes flat.
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Aka the @hydratedho. The Texas native, 100% skincare obsessed. When she is not impulse buying beauty products, you can probably find her at a plant shop or hanging out with her Corgi. Currently in the pursuit of baby soft skin and fluffy eyebrows.