Bliss Triple Oxygen Facial: Can the Foam Work?Saturday, October 04, 2008
I recently shared how I feel about "extra" oxygen. I'm going to ignore that as an obvious target of this product review. I'll just summarize and say, you don't need extra oxygen in your skin. At best your skin is not set up to have it actually get to alive skin cells, at worst you would be increasing free radicals and making all those anti-oxidants that you've already painstakingly applied to your face completely useless.
So, we're ignoring the useless oxygen.
Other than all that nonsense, I do actually really like this facial. It's pretty cool: a light orange/peach gel comes out of the bottle, you spread it on your face. With spreading and with about 1-2 minutes the products foams up and I swear if you listen closely you can hear it bubble. It is like Rice Krispies! The foaming feels really cool as well, not at all unpleasant. I'm not sure how the bubbles work, but I'm sure the Beauty Brains girls could explain it to the rest of us. After 5 minutes the foam rinses off easily.
The results? I do look a bit glowy and well rested. I'm also very hydrated, which I suspect is the real reason this mask works. Glance down at the ingredient list below and you'll see some moisturizing ingredients in the list (glycerin, PEG-7 glyceryl cocoate). As well, there are some anti-oxidants (grape seed extract, tocopheryl acetate) which make me wonder if Bliss is trying to neutralize any free radicals? As well, I don't see their oxygen even mentioned.
Water (aqua), methyl perfluorobutyl ether, cocamidopropyl betaine, sodium laureth sulfate, coco-glucoside, glycerin, PEG-7 glyceryl cocoate, cyclopentasiloxane, chondrus crispus (carrageenan), polyquaternium-37, dimethicone PEG-7 phosphate, fragrance (parfum), propylene glycol dicaprylate/dicaprate, sodium PCA, vitis vinifera (grape) seed extract, camellia sinensis leaf extract, aloe barbadensis leaf juice, gynostemma pentaphyllum extract, panthenol, polyhydroxystearic acid, ethylhexyl isononanoate, isononyl isononanoate, sodium cocamidopropyl PG-dimonium chloride phosphate, hydrolyzed soy protein, potassium chloride, benzyl alcohol, phenoxyethanol, tocopheryl acetate, potassium sorbate, PPG-1 trideceth-6, citric acid, mica, tetrahexyldecyl ascorbate, ferulic acid, ethylbisiminomethylguaiacol manganese chloride, titanium dioxide (CI 77891), tocopherol, citral, limonene, linalool, red 40 (CI 16035), yellow 5 (CI 19140)
So, if you want to feel pampered and try out the cool foaming action then try out this facial. But, be educated about the extra money you're spending on the oxygen. It's probably paying for those cool bubbles.
Bliss Triple Oxygen Facial Mask