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Charlotte Herrold, digital editor
I was immediately enticed by this packaging’s promise of erasing deep laugh lines in minutes, because I’ve been weirdly self-conscious about mine pretty much since my last birthday (we all have our thing). And although generally skeptical, I felt like there might be some magic in the Icelandic glacial water in this mask’s formulation. So I gave it a try on Monday morning while making my breakfast (so luxurious!). The application was way easier than other sheet masks I’ve tried (and tangled) in the past, because it’s separated into three pieces: one for your forehead and two for either side of your mouth. It’s a cloth mask, so more comfortable too, although not quite as sticky—I had to keep pressing the mouth pieces back down, because they began lifting any time I moved my face (my bad—I shouldn’t have attempted to sip coffee).
The cooling sensation was not as extreme as I anticipated and I was thankful for that—a reminder that there weren’t any super harsh ingredients at work. (This mask is free of fragrance, dye, chemical sulfates and a whole list of other toxic junk.) After the recommended 10 minutes, I peeled away the patches: I didn’t notice a huge difference on my forehead, but I don’t have very deep lines there to combat. My laugh lines definitely looked softer, though—nearly invisible on my right side and significantly reduced on my left, deeper side. The recommended usage is once per week, but I could get used to starting every morning like this!