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PACK LIGHT. This has been my mantra since I started travelling more often. I have learned this during my elementary to high school field trips and I still apply this in the present.
I just love the challenge of fitting all the right essentials into 1 backpack and 1 carry-on.
When I travel with my family, my sisters tend to bring so much skin care and make up products. They have this pouch that fits in so many products that add more baggage weight. As for me, whether I travel on my own or with my family, the only products I bring are soap, deodorant, and shampoo. That’s it! I prefer to save and just maximize the space for gifts I bring back home.
When I travel, I don’t think about doing 10-step morning and night routines that the beauty world has been marketing nowadays. I do not have the time (or patience haha!) to cleanse – tone – put serum – moisturize – rub blur cream/primer to hide pores – lather sun block – and the list goes on………..I would rather be out the door of my accommodation after 30 minutes to an hour of getting ready and start making grateful experiences during my trip.
But after some time, I noticed some unfortunate travel patterns that affect my skin:
- Most of my flights are red eye which result to a very ‘zombie’ look the next day.
- After my “maximize everything” or according to my sister, “toxic” itineraries, I always look and feel tired.
- People I meet on tours or at my accommodations often ask me why I look so sleepy or exhausted.
- During extreme weather changes like winter, my face gets super dry and dull that almost always lead to cold burns.
After giving it much thought, I decided to invest on good skin care. A product that I can bring with me during my travels that would meet my mantra of packing light and on-the-go morning and night routines while overcoming the patterns that make me feel and look unpleasant.
I GRATEFULLY DISCOVERED SISLEY PARIS’ RADIANT GLOW EXPRESS & BLACK ROSE CREAM MASKS.
A friend recommended this to me so I started researching on it. This is a very expensive skin care brand. As in DAMN EXPENSIVEEEEEE! I really did thorough research and went to Rustan’s Sisley counters to get samples so I can try them first.
Before investing in any skin care brand, try to get samples and test them out for a week or so. Check if it goes well with your skin and if the product really does what it claims to do.
Here’s a short review on my experiences with Sisley Paris’ Black Rose Cream & Radiant Glow Express Masks:
FOR ME, THESE MASKS ARE AMAZING.
Jeffree Star, Tati, & Jaclyn Hill love these masks too!
I use the Black Rose Cream Mask during my flight or before I go to sleep. I find myself waking up with super hydrated and supple skin. This acts as a moisturizer. I used this during a winter trip to Beijing and I did not get any wind burns. This made me breathe a sigh of relief knowing that I would not have a painful feeling on my face when I go back home.
I use the Radiant Glow Express Mask 5 to 10 minutes before I start my travel itineraries. The effect is really awesome. It just gives that clean and radiant glow. I see it and I definitely feel it. It makes me feel good inside knowing that I do not look dull or tired. It makes me feel grateful that I can go about my day without anyone asking if I stayed up late or why I look exhausted.
This product really WOW-ed me when I put this product on before a 1AM to 6AM flight. I HAD NO SLEEP AT ALL. When I got to the arrival hall, I checked myself in the mirror. I was surprised. I looked pretty! There was this certain glow to my face and I did not look tired at all.
These masks help me LOOK GOOD, FEEL GOOD, AND FEEL MORE ENERGIZED after I use them. Once I get THAT FEELING, it’s my go signal to explore the day and night ahead! If you need quick skin care routines that can help you look better during your trips, these masks can be an option for you.
After seeing the great results of these masks on me, I decided to invest on the Sisley Radiant Glow Express Mask. I just asked for samples of the Black Rose Cream Mask and the sales lady was kind enough to give me 6 pieces. I use these products when I badly need them during my travels. This is not a daily skin care product for me due to the price. I only use it during flights, special occasions, or when my skin really needs the hydration and use pea amounts at a time.
SISLEY PARIS SAMPLES/PURCHASES HAUL + QUICK REVIEWS
Other Sisley Paris products I’ve tried via purchase or samples:
- Floral Spray Mist – My face feels so refreshed after using this. It smells good too! WANT! (TRIED DURING A SKIN CONSULTATION)
- Black Rose Infusion Cream – Lighter than the mask version but extremely moisturizing! WANT! (SAMPLE)
- All Day All Year Cream and Intensive Serum with Tropical Resins – I don’t like these products. I had breakouts on my jaw line and neck. (SAMPLES)
- Eye Contour Mask – Did not see any contour or smoothing effect. (SAMPLE)
- Express Flower Gel – works a bit like the Black Rose Mask but not much blushing/lifting effect on me. My friend swears by this though! She uses it during long haul flights. (SAMPLE)
- Facial Mask with Linden Blossom – I felt the smoothing effect of this mask but I like the Black Rose’ effect on me more. I don’t like the smell of this product. (SAMPLE)
- Hydra-Flash Intensive Formula Mask – No moisturizing effect. Pass on this mask! (SAMPLE)
- Hydra-Global Intense Anti-Aging Hydration Moisturizer – Surprised with this product! The effect is similar to the Black Rose Mask. My face LOOKS hydrated, glowing, & radiant! Used 1 sample for a week! WANT! (SAMPLE)
- Buff & Wash Facial Gel – I haven’t tried this but my sister purchased this and she loves this one! She likes the Black Rose Mask too! (PURCHASE)
- Floral Toning Lotion – One of my favorite toners! It’s gentle and very moisturizing! (PURCHASE)
- Gentle Facial Buffing Cream – BEST exfoliating product I’ve ever tried so far! A little goes a long way! I exfoliate my face every Sunday and I really feel that my face becomes significantly smoother! (PURCHASE)
- Black Rose Cream & Radiant Glow Express Masks – Best masks ever! (PURCHASE)
For more product information & prices, visit Rustan’s or contact Sisley Paris’ Shangri-La counter at +63917-812-3036.
For Philippine residents, you can order Sisley Paris products online at Rustans.com
NOTE: These products worked for me. These Sisley masks/products MAY or MAY NOT work for you. I highly suggest that you visit a Sisley Paris counter first (Rustan’s Makati or Shangri-la) and request for a sample. Try it out for a week or when a stressful day arises! A sample has a lot of product in it. I got 3 uses out of 1 sample.