The Face Shop Raspberry Roots Sleeping Mask Review

by jomol on October 31, 2014 · 19 comments

By Monika Madhwal

Hey lovely ladies!

I am so excited today. Today is my birthday! It becomes all the more special because this time I have IMBB with me; you know I believe being a part of IMBB is like a birthday present for me. I also happen to share my birthday with my father-in-law! So yes, it’s a double celebration! Okay, enough of family gossip! 😛
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Today’s review is about The Face Shop’s Raspberry Roots Sleeping Mask. Honestly speaking, I had never heard about the brand. My sister brought this for me from Sephora (Delhi) when she came on vacation. She said that The Face Shop has a really good skincare line but I thought it was some cheap Chinese imitation of The Body Shop ;). I have really sensitive skin, so I don’t like experimenting much and stick to the trusted brands. But seeing something new, my research bug got jaagrit; Google always helps, you see!

I got to know that The Face Shop is a highly acclaimed South Korean natural skincare and cosmetics brand! I also got to know that it is a subsidiary of LG Corporation, which was a little weird for me as when I hear LG, all I can think of is ovens and washing machines 😛

About The Face Shop Raspberry Roots Sleeping Mask:

An advanced lifting line formulated with wild Himalayan Raspberry Roots that instantly lifts, tightens pores, and re-contours the skin that lacks resilience. A sleeping mask that nourishes, hydrates and relaxes skin through the night. Only a few easy steps “Apply, sleep and wash”, and you can instantly tighten pores and re-contour the skin that lack of resilience. In gel texture form and yet it is not greasy. A must-have for busy cosmopolitans.

Price:

SGD$25.90 (INR 1250, approx.)

Qt: 100 ml

Ingredients:

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Plant extracts 0.64%

My experience with The Face Shop Raspberry Roots Sleeping Mask:

To begin with, I had not heard much about sleeping masks before I got this (Lakme introduced the Skin Gloss range that also has an overnight mask much later). So I was a little confused. This mask comes in a cute pump bottle. What I like about the packaging is that the pump has an outer lid. I mean pumps are really good for me only if they have an outer cover.

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The mask is a babypink-colored thick gel. It has a strong fruity fragrance that I don’t like. I take a full pump and slather it on my face (I don’t use it with any other product). Don’t hit the bed immediately as it is bit sticky when applied (or maybe I use too much!). It gives a cooling sensation and takes a minute to get fully absorbed. The skin is really smooth afterward. I thought this had silicones, but couldn’t find any in the ingredient list. Correct me if I am wrong.

In the morning, I just wash my face with water, when I have this applied. And I can’t really notice a visible difference though my skin does feel smoother, I mean less bumpier! One thing I noticed with this particular mask is that when I do regular exfoliation, it goes on smoothly over the skin. But when I skip my weekly scrubbing/exfoliation, I feel applying this becomes really messy. How do I describe this? You know, when you write something with a pencil and then erase it, that rubbery stuff that you see. . .you get that on your skin (sorry for such a  stupid reference).

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I used it for full 2 months three times a week. About the toning and recontouring claims, it did nothing for me. But then sagging skin is not my problem right now. What I did notice was tightened pores. This is not a miracle product. I think using any gel cream will give you the same benefits. The Raspberry range is an award-winning range of this brand (they recently had a 1-million-pieces-sold celebration), and with all the good things listed in the ingredient list I really wanted this to work. But it did nothing extraordinary for my face. My sister uses this during long flights (she has oily skin) and swears by this.

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My skin is really dry in Winters, and it is not enough moisturising for me now, so I have stopped using it at night. I have read people using it with their night creams and emulsions. I can’t do that as I like keeping my night skincare routines simple, and right now I am really happy with my night cream.

Pros of The Face Shop Raspberry Roots Sleeping Mask:

  • Light and hydrating gel.
  •  Pore-tightening.
  •  Mostly, natural ingredients.
  • 100 ml lasts really long.
  • Comes in a travel-friendly pump.

Cons of The Face Shop Raspberry Roots Sleeping Mask:

  • Tall claims not fulfilled.
  •  Has parabens.
  • Availability might be an issue.
  • Could be messy/sticky.
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Would I repurchase The Face Shop Raspberry Roots Sleeping Mask?

No! You can easily skip it.

IMBB Rating: 2.7/5

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{ 19 comments… read them below or add one }

neha October 31, 2014 at 6:13 pm

Happy birthday Monika 😀
skip this product, thanks!

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Monika October 31, 2014 at 6:27 pm

Thank you so much Neha 🙂

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neha October 31, 2014 at 6:18 pm

Which night cream are your using currently?

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Monika October 31, 2014 at 6:28 pm

FE Date and Litchi. I just loooove it 🙂

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Kadambari October 31, 2014 at 6:40 pm

Happyyyyy bday 🙂 and welcome to IMBB 🙂

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Monika November 1, 2014 at 8:12 am

Thank u Kadambari 🙂

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Shaila October 31, 2014 at 7:11 pm

Happy birthday Monika!

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Monika November 1, 2014 at 8:13 am

Thank u Shaila 🙂

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Rati October 31, 2014 at 8:19 pm

OMGG! i totally want to give it a try. we do get faceshop products here in sephora. Hopefully they’d have a fresh stock for this sadly mostly things we are getting here are old manufactured. Anyway, welcome to imbb and thanks for this fab review. have a verrryy happy birthday 🙂

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Monika November 1, 2014 at 8:21 am

Thank you so much Rati! I know you have already heard it a million times, but I’ll say it again, you and IMBB are an inspiration, a push that so many women need at some point in their life. 🙂
And about Faceshop in Sephora, my sister said the same thing. Pieces they keep are old manufactured.

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jomol October 31, 2014 at 8:40 pm

Happy Happy Birthday to you Monica…..hope you are having a great party tonight 🙂

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Monika November 1, 2014 at 8:22 am

Thank you Jomol! Last night was so much fun 😛

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Arpita October 31, 2014 at 9:05 pm

Happy Birthday to you Monika 🙂 I really hope you have a blast today…This mask totally sounds worth a skip…Thank you for saving my money 😛

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Monika November 1, 2014 at 8:27 am

Thank you Arpita 🙂
Ya, nothing special about the mask!

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Arpita October 31, 2014 at 10:12 pm

Happy birthday dear…. Loved ur review….keep it up….

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Monika November 1, 2014 at 8:28 am

Thanks a lot Arpita 🙂

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parul October 31, 2014 at 10:33 pm

happy birthday monika!
sad that it didn’t work for you…

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Monika November 1, 2014 at 8:30 am

Thank you Parul!

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Madhur November 1, 2014 at 5:43 pm

Happy birthday Monika. 🙂
And I laughed so hard when you said that Face shop was some cheap Chinese imitation of The Body Shop. Lol it does sound like one. 😉

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