I have dry skin and during winter season, this skin concern gets exacerbated. To combat that, during the winter season, I switch to hydrating and moisture-based products. Perricone MD Cocoa Moisture Mask caught my attention for that very reason. Also, I have tried a couple of other products from this brand which I have really enjoyed and since this face mask was on a great holiday deal, I could not help but give it a try.
Our best hydrating face mask for dry skin, the Cocoa Moisture Mask is as powerful as it is indulgent. A radiance-boosting, firming face mask, it harnesses the power of DMAE, hyaluronic acid and cocoa extract to visibly plump, lift sagging skin and minimize lines and wrinkles.
My Experience with Perricone MD Cocoa Moisture Mask:
What is special about this product? It claims to be a rich, intensely hydrating face mask. This mask claims to visibly firm and nourish skin while replacing moisture that we lose during the dry season. The key ingredients of this face mask are DMAE, hyaluronic acid and cocoa extract. DMAE is a widely-used anti-aging ingredient in skin care products. It is naturally produced by the human brain and helps visibility lift sagging skin. Its molecular structure is such that it easily gets absorbed into the skin and helps support skin resurfacing. Hyaluronic acid is a naturally-occurring chemical in our skin but it’s concentration depletes with age. When applied topically, it can absorb moisture from the atmosphere and make our skin visibly supple and luminous. It is essential to use a lower molecular weight of this acid in skin care ingredients and this face mask does that. The cocoa extract is a concentrated boost of hydration. It is rich in antioxidants and immediately hydrates and re-balances our skin while combating fine lines and wrinkles. It apparently contains more antioxidants than blueberries, green tea or red wine.
The product comes in a 2-fluid ounce plastic jar with a wide mouth and a twist up cap. It also comes with a spatula. The base of the product is made up of Water, Cetearyl Alcohol and Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride. This base contains the essential ingredients and fine cocoa particles. The mask has pleasing cocoa aroma and has a thick lotion like consistency.
It is recommended to apply a liberal amount of this product on clean, dry skin. Massage the product into the skin until all the microcapsules cocoa burst and the color of the mask transforms into a darker shade. Leave the mask on face undisturbed for 5 to 10 minutes and then rinse it off with warm water. This mask is gentle and can be used 3 to 4 times a week.
I really enjoyed using this mask as my skin care routine for several reasons. First, it has amazing, soothing cocoa aroma which transforms my skincare routine into a spa routine. Second, the mask is rich in the moisture and its efficacy in this regard is apparent right after the first-time use. Third, I have used other products from Perricone MD that contain DMAE and they enhanced the overall quality of my skin in a matter of one week and I had the same expectations from this mask since it contains that key ingredient. I was happy to see that this mask succeeded in this aspect. For these reasons I do recommend this mask to others especially during the dry winter season.
Pros of Perricone MD Cocoa Moisture Mask:
- The product comes in a sturdy jar packaging which is sanitary and easy to store.
- The base of the product is made up of Water, Cetearyl Alcohol and Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride This base contains sugar, Honey and pomegranate seed powder.
- The key ingredients of this facemask are DMAE, hyaluronic acid and cocoa extract.
- It is easily available in Sephora or Ulta and online.
- Has amazing, soothing cocoa aroma.
- Adds moisture to my face, made my skin more supple and luminous.
- Can be used 3-4 times a week and within a week it starts to show its benefits.
Cons of Perricone MD Cocoa Moisture Mask:
- An expensive face mask, I wish the quantity was a little more for the money paid.
Would I Recommend Perricone MD Cocoa Mask?
The aroma of this face mask is pleasing and makes a good addition to my skincare routine. It has a potent ingredient list, it is a fast-acting formula and I do recommend it to others.
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