Sand & Sky Australian Emu Apple Super Bounce Mask Review
The new Sand & Sky Australian Emu Apple Mask is legit now my go-to mask and here is exactly why...
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I've always been someone who loves a good face mask. They kind of make you feel like you've got your life together – especially when you don't.
As a result, I've tried a number of masks from sheet to clay and even those weird bubble foaming ones. So when Sand & Sky reached out to introduce its newest Australian Emu Apple Super Bounce Back Mask, I was more than keen to give this beauty a red hot go.
I'd used the brand's Pore Refining & Detoxifying Clay Mask months ago and really enjoyed it. However, the clay mask is all about pulling dirt and toxins from your skin whereas this Bounce mask is all about soaking antioxidants and moisture into the skin. But if this mask was anywhere near as good then well… I was in for a treat!
About the product
This mask is designed to make your skin look like it had a big drink of water – which is great because my skin behaves like I haven't had water in seven years. It's dry, to say the least.
The ingredients list sounds like it could be a fruit salad with ingredients like riberry, pepperberry and emu apple to achieve radiant skin. The formula is also backed up with some powerhouse ingredients like vitamin C, jojoba oil and five different types of hyaluronic acid.
If you haven't heard of emu apple before then don't worry, you're not alone. It's actually a golf-ball-sized fruit found in the eastern outback regions of Australia and is being named as a new super-ingredient in skincare. Sand & Sky is one of the first brands to explore the benefits of this Australian plant. The new range actually has two products called the Australian Emu Apple Super Bounce Mask and the Australian Emu Apple Dreamy Glow Drops. If you couldn't tell by the names, these new products are all about achieving plumped-up radiant skin.
The actual consistency of this mask is crazy. It's like a creamy jelly and I've genuinely never seen anything like it before. I legit spent a good five minutes just playing with the product with my fingers because I was so intrigued by the texture.
Using the paddle brush I applied a thick layer to my skin and I must say the texture felt really nice. The paddle brush is silicon and while it works well to cut through the jelly-like mask, it does make it a little hard to get to some areas of the face like the nose because the brush doesn't bend. I found using a different brush or my hands worked better for me but you might just have to see what your personal preference is.
The instructions say to apply a thick layer and leave on for 10 minutes. When you apply the mask you definitely get a bit of a cooling sensation but it feels so refreshing. After 10 minutes the mask was still pretty wet so I left mine on for 15-20 minutes and found this was a better amount of time for my skin to really soak up this mask's glorious ingredients.
All in all it's a super easy application process and a small amount of this product goes a surprisingly long way.
The final verdict
I own a fair few face masks. However, in the short period of time that I've owned this product, I've reached for it more than any other. I really like the way it feels on my skin and the glow it gives. I've never really found a mask that I've thought – hmmm my skin is looking dry, I must be due for that specific mask. I normally feel like doing a mask but this one has really specifically incorporated itself into my weekly routine.
The main reason why I enjoy it is that I feel like the effects really last. My skin really soaks up the product and I see a radiance to my skin for a few days. Normally a hydrating mask will last for a few hours/a day max. This bad boy really gives your skin a big drink of water that lasts a few days.
This product retails for $93.90, which is kind of a weird price and is a little on the pricier end of the scale. BUT you do get a large amount of product (100 grams) and you don't need to use a lot so you really get your bang for your buck.
In all honesty, I'd happily pay that price once I finish this tub because I'm low-key obsessed with this mask.
Where you can buy it
The new Emu Apple range from Sand & Sky is available to purchase now! So seriously, give it a go and tell me I'm wrong. You can purchase both products directly from the Sand & Sky website or find discounts and sales here. Sand & Sky also offers free shipping on all orders over $50 which is fabulous because let's be honest, we all hate paying for shipping.
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