StriVectin’s new Instant Revitalizing Mask ($63; strivectin.com) is an instant brightening, skin transforming mask that lightly exfoliates, brightens and refines skin texture.The mask is formulated with AHA’s to exfoliate and brighten skin and is particularly targeted at uneven pigmentation and dullness.
The texture is very creamy, in-between that of a cream and clay mask, that doesn’t actually dry, but can be washed off in 10-15 minutes. The scent is very light and the mask goes on smooth - no chunkiness or exfoliating bits in here. I found that the first time around, it did sting my chin area a little bit, but after a few seconds the stinging subsided. No redness or sensitivities though. The mask is definitely quite brightening, very mildly exfoliating and moisturizing for this consistency. I did only need a light moisturizer afterwards. Since my skin leans sensitive, I would use this not more than once a week and would follow up with sun protection afterwards. Its really nice for a quick mask that can be applied straight from the tube - no fuss, no mess and one that gives better results when removed using a wash cloth.