Rated 4.51 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review Super effective and really fun!
My journey into obsessive skin care hasn't stopped. I keep learning about skin in general and what my skin needs. I know no matter what I do, my face needs some good exfoliation a few times a week. I was so excited to dry Dermalogica Hydro Masque Exfoliant because I am already a HUGE fan of the brand, and I was very interested in the ingredients. I have never come across Snow Mushroom in a face product before and the claim that it "holds 450x it's weight in water" really drew me in. So could a exfoliation product also provide ultimate hydration? I was about to find out!
I have to say that I'm totally IN LOVE with the bottle! While it looks like a squeeze tube, and shuts like a squeeze tube, it's anything but! To dispense the product, all you have to do is push the rubbery top of the bottle (like a button). 1 pump dispenses about a half dollar amount of product which will completely cover your face and neck. No more overusing and wasting product for me! There is also a window down the side of the bottle that shows exactly what you have left. Because you are pumping from the top and sending the product down via plunger, this ensures you get every last drop of product from the bottle. I have to say this is the best bottle design I have ever used!
The formula has a very light, fresh scent. It reminds me of cucumber water from the spa. It isn't overwhelming and doesn't give me a headache like many other masks do.
The formula itself is nice and thick, but is easy to work around the face. It doesn't get stuck in one spot where you have to drag or pull your skin to spread around. The tiny "beads" feel gentle when massaging the product into your skin. It doesn't feel like your tearing or damaging the skin at all, which is something that I really dislike with other products. I can tell my skin is getting refreshed, but it isn't an overwhelming feeling of scratching or pain.
I think letting the mask sit is when the hydration happens. It doesn't harden on the face, and it doesn't get thick and sticky either. It stays put and gives me a few minutes to brush my teeth.
My favorite part is removing the mask. I think this part is magical because this is where you really feel those beads go to work! Again, they don't feel like they are digging or tearing my skin, rather they are just doing what they are meant to do- getting the dead layer of skin off (gently) so fresh new skin can glow. The beads provide a little massage for my face. I love it because not only is it making my skin healthy, but it is stimulating new, healthy, glowing skin. There have been many times I've actually looked for the beads, but they are so tiny I can not see them, but I know they are there!
I do follow directions and follow up with a moisturizer. Before writing a review, I waited for a while before I applied my moisturizer to see just how hydrating this mask is and if Snow Mushroom was really a legit thing. I waited 15 minutes. Usually, after this amount of time, my skin looks like an old grape, thirsty for moisturizer and almost painful to move because of dryness. I was really surprised to see that, although moisturizer was needed, my skin still felt very soft and hydrated.
I use the HME twice a week because I absolutely LOVE how my skin looks and feels afterwards! It is smooth, soft, glowing and plump. It feels fresh and almost "new" again. It keeps my makeup looking great and smooth as well because it has a nice, clean surface to lay on.
Dermalogica has really made an incredible product that delivers results. From the bottle to the formula, everything was made with healthy skin in mind. I highly recommend the Hydro Masque Exfoliant to anyone who wants fresh, clean, smooth and glowing skin. This fun mask is an important step in my skincare routine that I enjoy and look forward to using!
Most Helpful Critical Review Exfoliant?
While not strongly scented, the mask did have a pleasant cucumber fresh/organic smell which I appreciated since I only like natural products. The product comes out as a rather thick cream with blue balls and the directions say to rub the product in until the balls melt into your skin, which takes only 30 seconds. I left the mask on for a little over 5 minutes while I was in the shower and I was surprised that the mask felt heavy and I didn't feel any exfoliation happening or any tingling like I do with other masks. I wasn't sure what to expect with this mask but since it was labeled as exfoliating I thought there would be some scrub beads or some kind of physical exfoliation. While the mask did appear to hydrate my skin and it felt soft afterwords, I was a little disappointed that there was no exfoliation and my skin didn't appear brighter. My skin looks pretty much the same as before I used the mask and I was hoping that if the mask did exfoliate my blackheads and pores would look better like it does with other exfoliating masks. My skin does tend to be oily and it was nice that this hydrating mask didn't add oil to my face or make it look shiny. I definitely liked that I could do this in the shower while conditioning my hair since it only took a few minutes, however I feel that my moisturizers do a better job softening my skin so I don't think I would buy this mask when I run out.
The packaging is rather unique in that you press down on the rubber top to get the product out which wasn't apparent to me at first. I appreciate on the side of the bottle there is a clear window so you can see how much product is left. I wish more companies would do this with their packaging. The size I received is rather small (1.7 oz) so if you use this once or twice a week as recommended, one bottle will not last you too long. After just a few uses I'm already halfway through the bottle. While I received this product for free to test, the opinions above are my own.
Reviewed by 732 customers Great for my skin
Nisha from Kansas
I have severe eczema on my face, the kind that cracks open. This did not irritate that, but I highly recommend sticking to the directions. I think the longer you leave it on, the more likely it is to get irritating. It does a good job of loosening dead skin but bc I have so much, I had to do a little work to get all the dead skin fully off. I would definitely recommend this, but I do believe it will take regular use for the exfoliation to be a "wow" factor. I'm just happy it was non-irritating!!!
Works but not worth the price
Steph from Fl
I didn't hate this product but also didn't love it either. I ended up returning it because I felt it was too expensive.
sun510 from Denver, CO
First time trying the Dermalogica Hydro Masque. It works well and exfoliates, but I am not a huge fan of the smell.
Lizziedoll4 from Texas
This product worked really well with my skin type, I'm oily with moderate acne that is currently being treated by a dermatologist. It didn't aggitate my skin or cause any additional breakouts, it exfoliated my skin while making it feel hydrated just like that label states. I also enjoyed the clean scent.
Great exfoliating masque
Ambermoe6 from Ohio
I absolutely love this hydro masque exfoliant. This masque is gentle, yet effective. I enjoy the feeling of the beads as I massage it into my face, I can feel it working. Once I rinse off, my face feels so soft, and all the dead skin appears to disappear!
The perfect exfoliating ever
Fatima from Indiana
I have been using this product since I received it for reviewing purposes and I totally in love with it
It leaves my skin super soft, hydrated and smooth
The small particulars helps eviting the dead skin and black heads and after a while I noticed a big difference on my skin tone.
Summer from Utah
Overall I like this product. It makes my skin feel really nice. The only thing I hate is the smell. It's so bad.
Excellent Hydrating Exfoliant!
Grace from Kentucky
Since I have quite dry and sensitive skin, I was nervous to use an exfoliant on my skin. However, this product absolutely blew me out of the park. My skin was left SO soft after every use and I was never left with irritated or dry skin. My cheeks, nose, and chin saw the most improvement and over an extended time, I started to see my skin become brighter as well.
Good, but won't be repurchasing
Bridge from Denver, CO
This was just fine! Not the most amazing exfoliant and I still prefer my chemical exfoliant over it, but it did what it claimed for the most part. I won't be repurchasing though!
George from Michigan
This product is fantastic! I love that it has a clean scent and leaves my face feeling clean and refreshed after using.
Clean & refreshing mask!
Cathy from Orlando, FL
I love any & all Dermalogica products. This one exceeded my expectations as it left my face feeling smooth, refreshed & hydrated!
Monay from NC USA
Best face mask I've ever used. This is now a staple in my routine.
First time trying a Dermalogica product
Kim from Arcadia, CA
This was my first time trying a Dermalogica product and my overall impression is... pretty impressed. I will say however though that I am not a huge fan of the scent (although I did see the list of ingredients contains unusual things like mushrooms which aren't exactly known for smelling pleasant lol)-- it reminds me of clay or something like it.. kind of stale. I am torn over whether the bamboo spheres really do much of anything in terms of exfoliation as they don't seem for lack of a better word-- abrasive enough to get the job done? I'm not sure, but overall it doesn't bother me so I don't mind either way. One thing I really like about this product is its moisturizing component. My skin never felt stripped or overly tight and dry after using it, which is a common problem for me and some face wash/exfoliates. It also felt smooth and soft to the touch and I would say overall, brighter as well. It's a great product with a bit of a steep price point, but you definitely get what you pay for.
Ehens from MI
This is an awesome product! Not only does it feel & smell great, but it works like a charm. There is a handy tool to use to make sure you are applying it as intended.
Not for sensitive skin
Veetamac from Keithville , LA
I would not recommend this product for people with sensitive skin . It broke my face and neck out terribly. It was a rash like breakout and burned so bad .
Amy18 from Chicago
I received this for free in exchange for my honest review. This Hyrdo Masque is everything! The packaging is great! Love that you a little goes a long way. The texture is amazing! Love how it leaves mg face so smooth and flawless! I recommend to everyone!
Leaves skin feeling so new!!
Britt Britt from BINGHAMTON, NY
Talk about a facial in a bottle!! I was pleasantly surprised at just how well this Dermalogica Hydro Masque Exfoliant actually worked!! I have added it into my skincare routine a couple times a week because it leaves my skin feeling like I got a professional facial!!
Better Looking Skin
Drovian from Tallahassee
I've used Dermalogica Hydro Masque for a few weeks now and my skin has never looked better. After a simple and easy applying process, it only takes 5 minutes and who doesn't have 5 minutes for better skin, my skin feels hydrated and looks clearer. This is a must have for for a skin care routine.
Best mask I've found
Lovegren from North Carolina
Literally the most hydrating mask! Seriously can not say enough good things. It goes on super smooth and is very refreshing. I am addicted to this.
Milehigh_giraffe from Black Hawk
My skin felt the most hydrated its felt in some time(over 6 months), that Snow Mushroom definitely does its job. Living in a dry climate it can be hard to actually lock moisture into my skin! Finally a product that does it. This mask was simple and quick making it easy to add to any busy day. It literally takes 5 minutes!
Elle313 from Birmingham, al
I love how my skin feels after using this for several weeks. My husband can't stop touching my cheeks and I even noticed the fine lines on my forehead seem to be slightly less noticeable. The container it comes in also is so smart. I love how it pushes it out though I wish it were a little easier to dispense. But I love that it seems like there will be less product waste, especially when it's a little pricier.
bella from chicago
I really enjoyed this product and it didn't dry out my skin
Gentle but effective
DHardie from TX
I've enjoyed using this. I don't have overly sensitive skin but I like how gentle this is. I can use this frequently without irritating my skin. It's easy to use, quick and leaves my skin smooth and glowy.
srm92 from Missouri
I enjoyed how unique this exfoliant masque was, it has hydro beads that you massage into your skin. This scrub is not abrasive and gently exfoliates your skin . It had a light scent but it was gentle and was hard to detect once on my skin. My skin after this masque felt clean, soft and refreshed. It is a great masque to use a few times a week to help your skin feel hydrated and refreshed .
Very Hydrating, Hard to Wash Off
LikeABelle from Clearwater, FL
So I kinda of love and hate this product. I love the amount of hydration it delivers. Seriously it's amazing on that front. My face does feel very supple after using this mask.
The beads though….I hate them. I can't tell if they actually work in giving my face some exfoliation. I don't feel like they really do anything but stick on my face like crazy. It is ridiculously hard to get them off, cold water, hot water, warm water…it doesn't matter what kind of water I use I have to rub my face to get them off…and I don't have hair on my so… if you're someone who doesn't dermaplane…that's something to think about before using this.