I love a face mask and feel the name of this one is pretty apt for the first review post in quite while.
Launched last year, Resurrection Girl (£44.00) is the latest face mask offering from Pai Skincare. I’ve been a long time lover of Pai Skincare and have reviewed a number of their products in the past (I’ve popped the links below) and they never disappoint.
Resurrection Girl is a gel formulation mask, designed for dry and dehydrated skins however it is suitable for all skin types, including the most sensitive – in other words pretty much everyone!
Before we go any further, I feel we should pause for a moment and take in the colour and scent of this mask. They are simply divine. I was in love with this mask before I even put it on my face!
A beautiful azure blue (which does seem to change a little from tube to tube), which immediately brings to mind the hues of seas and skies and definitely sets you up for a relaxing and calming experience. The blue colour comes from Blue Tansy oil (also known as German Chamomile), an essential oil which is know for being an antioxidant and anti-inflammatory, soothing irritated skins.
Like the colour, the scent is beautiful. A rich woody, earthy scent which comes from the Blue Tansy essential oil. Despite having a rich aroma, it isn’t overwhelming and is very soothing. The love of a particular essential oil scent is always personal thing and it may not be for everyone but I find it quite calming.
The secret to this super hydrating mask (and also the name)? The Resurrection plant. Native to Southern Africa, the Zulu name for this desert plant means wakes from the dead and it appears to do just that. Able to survive the extreme desert climate, this robust, rock dwelling plant desiccates itself and looks to all intents and purposes as if it is dead however a small amount of water and it completely revives!
The Resurrection plant has long been used for medicinal use (mainly for lung and respiratory problems) but only relatively recently has it become known the the beauty industry. Working on a cellular level, it contains a trio of compounds Arbutin (known for it’s pigmentation reducing properties), glyceryl-glucoside (draws and holds water within skin’s surface layers, protects from environmental damage and reduces the skin’s tendency to become dehydrated) and Trehalose (which mimics your skin’s Natural Moisturising Factor [NMF]- protecting, brightening and moisturising for rapid renewal).
Combined with one of my favourite ingredients Hyaluronic Acid, which can hold between ten and fifty times its weight in water and NMF Sugar Complex, a plant-derived carbohydrate complex which strengths the skins barrier. There is a lot to love in this mask!
I’ve been using Resurrection girl myself reasonably regularly for a few months now (I’m just finished my second tube) and I’m hooked.
I apply reasonably generously to my face (and sometimes neck) and leave on for about twenty minutes. The instructions say at least ten minutes on the tube, which is fine but I find it definitely has more of an impact if you leave it longer. Once I’m ready to remove it I lightly work over the skin with moist fingers before rinsing it off (sometimes I use a light muslin but it isn’t really necessary).
I have quite dehydrated skin which is prone to sensitivity and dryness. I notice a real change in the appearance of my skin after use; a visible reduction in fine lines and overall a more nourished and hydrated appearance.
I admit, it isn’t the cheapest of face masks however if you want a real hydrating treat for your parched skin then it is definitely worth the investment.
Have you tried either of the masks from Pai Skincare?
What to read more about some of the products from Pai Skincare?
Pai Rosehip BioRegenerate Rapid Radiance Mask – here
Geranium and Thistle Rebalancing Day Cream – here
Pai Avocado & Jojoba Hydrating Day Cream –here
*organic ingredient; **made using organic and non-organic ingredients
helianthus annuus seed oil* (sunflower oil), glycerin**, prunus amygdalus dulcis oil* (sweet almond oil), butyrospermum parkii butter* (shea butter), aqua (water), camellia oleifera seed oil* (camellia oil), prunus domestica seed oil* (plum oil), sucrose laurate, citrus aurantium dulcis fruit water* (orange fruit water), inulin, hydrolyzed glycosaminoglycans, tocopherol (vitamin e), myrothamnus flabellifolia leaf extract* (resurrection leaf extract), sucrose stearate, sucrose palmitate, tanacetum annuum flower oil* (blue tansy oil), fructose, citric acid, hyaluronic acid, saccharide isomerate, sodium citrate
COSMOS Certified Organic
Leaping Bunny Certified
Contains nut oil
92.35% organic, 100% natural origin
Made in the UK
For instructions on how to recycle Pai packaging click here.