Recently, while watching Santa Clarita Diet, I turned to my husband and said, WHOA: Drew Barrymore’s skin looks amazing. Sure, she’s playing a zombie who feels amazingly alive now that she’s undead — plus, she IS Drew Barrymore — but still, I was impressed. (Side note/squee: hooray for Timothy Olyphant.) Obviously, this lead me to Google, which lead to reports that Barrymore swears by the Hanacure mask I’ve seen all over Facebook — aka “the Grandma” mask. FINE, said I: let’s order it. I just got the single mask ($29), but there’s a set of four for $110 also (that’s the one pictured). Here’s my quick Hanacure mask review and thoughts:
- I had a TON left over in my $29 set — I wouldn’t recommend “saving some for later” because part of the fun of the mask is combining different ingredients — but I did wish my mother or best friend were with me so we could’ve done it together. (My husband valiantly turned it down.) I wound up just putting the rest on my face, but it really felt like I could’ve stopped at the two-thirds point, which could have easily been the halfway point if I’d skipped my chest or hands.
- Oooooh, it’s tight: they were not kidding about that. I made the mistake of watching some SNL videos while I waited for it to dry and it hurt to laugh (I didn’t want to put on my glasses and I’m blind enough to need to stay put once they’re off). Another bonus: you get to look like this after about 10 minutes in.
- Block two-three hours out of your day the first time: I happened to do this on Mother’s Day and freaked out a bit because the instructions warn that “there may be 90 minutes of redness” and after my shower the redness was evident… but sure enough it did fade by the time we went out to meet family. (Yes, there are pictures of the redness; no, you don’t get to see them.)
Did it work? Well: I did catch a view of my face in a mirror in sunlight and found myself thinking, HEY, I do have some of Drew Barrymore’s luminous glow. Not QUITE as much as she does, but then again, she owns a skincare and beauty company AND probably has a trainer and regular facials at fancy spas and blah blah blah and I, well, not. The big caveats here, of course, is that a) I’m kind of into skin stuff right now (I’m still doing my regular skincare regimen, using Good Genes on a regular basis, and I just bought a sampler set of Drunk Elephant stuff that I’m loving) so who knows whether this particular mask had any effect on my skin or whether it was, you know, cumulative, b) I must admit I didn’t really study my face in sunlight BEFORE the mask, and of course, c) I’ve been pretty lucky thus far with “good skin” (and hooray for extra pounds being great for keeping wrinkles at bay!) so, yeah, there’s that.
TL;dr Hanacure mask review: I’d buy it again — particularly for a night in with girlfriends.
Ladies, have you tried the Hanacure mask? What’s your review? Are you generally a fan of facials at fancy spas, or do you prefer to do your skincare at home? Have you tried anything lately that you’re loving?