I dream of the perfect spa vacation where no one is screaming asking for their shoes “by the door where you left them” or arguing about who’s not arguing with the other . However, I am a mother and that just is not possible in my world. What is possible is the few snippets of time that I can get to myself, “come on bedtime!!!”. Some days when I am really lucky I can get everyone to bed and sleeping and actually have 5 minutes before I don’t fall straight on my face in my bed from pure exhaustion. Those are the nights I enjoy giving myself a little pampering with a glass of well deserved wine, like a quick painting of my toe nails, facial or just soak in the tub.7th Heaven Cucumber Peel Off Masks are great for before bedtime facials. There are two things that I look for when selecting a product to try for a facial. The first is that it is made with natural and easy to read ingredients. I don’t want to eat weird things I cannot pronounce so why would I put them on my face and let them soak into my body? The 7th Heaven Cucumber masks first ingredient is purified water, a plant based alcohol, bergamot, lime oils, cucumber extract, Vitamin E, Black Walnut shell extract, Jasmine extract, Ginseng extract, evening primrose extract and cactus extract. Perfectly easy to read ingredients. There are a few non plant based ingredients for stabilization, and to make the mask actual peel but those are safe and all the ingredients are approved by PETA.The second is how easy it is to use and how much time it takes. I don’t like to commit to more than 15 minutes otherwise someone is bound to wake up or start crying if I don’t hurry it’s just how it works. These cucumber masks are perfectly timed at 15-25 minutes so if by some miracle I can actually have the full time I most certainly can take it but should I need to remove at 15 I can! Of course ease of use is also important, the last thing I need is a 20 something step facial. 7th Heaven Cumuber masks have 4 easy steps:
- Wash and cleanse face as normal
- Apply mask
- Relax and Wait 15-25min
- Peel off and feel refreshed
The mask itself feels cool and sticky and a bit tacky when first put on. It smells like citrus, cucumber with a floral hint. I put on a generous amount but you could actually get two uses out of one package if your smart about application. You can feel it tightening as it drys on your skin just like you would with any mask. The one thing I forgot was to go all the way under my nose (opps) other than that the mask was great. It stayed clear and got very shiny when it was ready to be peeled. When it was time to peel it peeled very easily almost without the need for a mirror and my skin felt super soft and lovely.7th heaven started 30 years ago as Montagne Jeunesse, French for Mountain Youth. They began by mixing natural vegetarian ingredients together and still do today. They realized that most people could not say their name so they changed their name in 2015 to 7th Heaven. They operate in an Eco-minded green barn with solar panels and a wind turbine to help reduce their carbon footprint. They even plant kidney vetch to help nurture the rare Small Blue butterflies, now a priority species in the UK Biodiversity Action Plan. 7th heaven masks have won several awards and continue to grow and maintain a green, eco-conscious and cruelty free skin line that is ever evolving.
Which 7th heaven products would you like to try? Do you enjoy purchasing products from companies that care about more than just their profits?