SKINCARE | Rodial Snake Oxygenating and Cleansing Bubble Mask #100DaysofSheetMasks

It's bubble mask time yet again! My first experience with a bubble sheet mask was with the MaskerAide Bubble Bubble Pop Charcoal Bubble Sheet Mask and it was a positive one so when I realized I hadn't tried the Rodial Snake Oxygenating and Cleansing Bubble Sheet Mask* yet and had had it in my collection for quite some time it seemed appropriate to compare an affordable bubble mask with a luxury one!

Rodial Snake Oxygenating and Cleansing Bubble Mask Review

PR sample

This mask promises to "freeze" and "smooth", which I take to mean, "firm" and "re-texture", with a detoxifying and cleansing formula enriched with "O2 bubbles" that remove dirt, dead skin cells and excess sebum to reveal a brighter looking complexion!

Rodial Snake Oxygenating and Cleansing Bubble Mask Review

For the most part, all bubble masks operate in a similar fashion and use perfluorocarbons to "hold" oxygen, which is highly reactive in water, and bubble upon massaging and exposure to air. Honestly, I don't put too much stock into the bubbles and science hasn't really come out with any proof of significant anti-aging effects, BUT these masks are fun and relatively clarifying though maybe not cost-efficient if your sole purpose to JUST to detoxify. That's when a potted mask might be more worth your hard-earned dollar. If you would like to know more about how bubble masks work check out Lab Muffin's post!

While the featured ingredients of this mask are hyaluronic acid and "Syn®-Ake Dipeptide" (freezes the appearance of lines and wrinkles), they appear to be in minimal amounts and I have my doubts about any ingredient that can freeze fines lines that you then wash off...

Rodial Snake Oxygenating and Cleansing Bubble Mask Review

Ingredients: Aqua (Water), Glycerin, Dipropylene Glycol, Methyl Perfluorobutyl Ether, Methyl Perfluoroisobutyl Ether, Sodium Lauroyl Glutamate, Disiloxane, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Phenoxyethanol, Allantoin, Chlorphenesin, Sodium Cocoyl Apple Amino Acids, Sodium Chloride, Caprylyl Glycol, Hydroxyacetophenone, Niacinamide, 1,2-Hexanediol, Propanediol, Parfum (Fragrance), Hexylene Glycol, Disodium EDTA, Butylene Glycol, Illicium Verum (Anise) Fruit Extract, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Adenosine, Charcoal Powder, Citric Acid, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Sodium Bicarbonate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Retinyl Palmitate, Arachis Hypogaea (Peanut) Oil, Hydrolyzed Collagen, Royal Jelly Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Ethylhexylglycerin, Ceramide NP, Ubiquinone, Hydrolyzed Conchiolin Protein, Tocopherol, Dipeptide Diaminobutyroyl Benzylamide Diacetate, Acetyl Hexapeptide-8, Linalool

Rodial Snake Oxygenating and Cleansing Bubble Mask Review

In terms of mechanism of action, the Rodial mask was the same as the MaskerAide one in that I needed to agitate the package first and then the bubbles started to form as I applied the mask. The charcoal cotton mask itself was very soft, but not quite as stretchy as the one from MaskerAide and though the amount of bubbling was satisfactory, there definitely weren't as many bubbles as Bubble Bubble Pop!

Rodial Snake Oxygenating and Cleansing Bubble Mask Review

Mask Summary:

Scent: None to minimal
Duration: 10-15 minutes
Thickness: Thin
Mask Fit: Good
Tackiness: Not applicable as this is a wash-off mask
Hydration: Not really applicable as this is a clarifying and detoxifying mask, but was not drying.

Final verdict: Yes, my skin felt clean, clear and smooth after removing the mask and enjoying the extra bubbles on my skin though compared to the MaskerAide one, my skin didn't look quite as bright and I'm not really sure why. This mask did have niacinamide in the first half of the ingredients list, but the MaskerAide one had more plant-based ingredients so maybe my skin responded to the latter ingredients better. If I hadn't tried the MaskerAide mask first, I probably would have been happy with this Rodial one so anyone WOULD be happy with this mask in terms of clarifying and detoxing effects (not so much on the freezing of wrinkles or time), but I just feel like I have already found something better in terms of results and price.

You can find the Rodial Snake Oxygenating and Cleansing Bubble Mask at Murale and Shoppers Drug Mart.

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