Review: Fenty Skin Hydra’Reset Intensive Recovery Glycerin Hand Mask
Lately I feel like the products with the most hype have *by far* been the most disappointing. Is it because that after hearing all the rave reviews I have unfairly high expectations? Or maybe it’s all the glowing recommendations that make me more sceptical, and then it’s easier to find faults. Either way, this is another product to add to the ‘not terrible, but not good, and certainly not worth the price tag’ list… which unfortunately is getting a little crowded with recent additions lately. What makes the Fenty Hand Mask a mask, rather than a traditional hand cream is the texture. It’s incredibly thick and sits on the skin rather than absorbing in. There’s a sweet spot between not enough and using too much, both of which I discovered on my first few uses, but once you find the right amount it does feel more comfortable. As it is so thick this is very much an overnight use product, and it needs to be applied right before you go to sleep, there’s no holding a book or scrolling on your phone with this, it’s an absolute grease-slick of a product.
What Makes It Special:
It’s not unusual to find Glycerin listed high on the ingredients list of your hand cream, but the latest lilac offering from Fenty Skin is packed with 40% of the stuff. Glycerin helps to keep skin soft and supple, protect from possible environmental irritants and protect the skin barrier. The packaging is really unique, rather than a typical cap and nozzle, you’ll find three slits in the top where the contents squeezes out of the soft, plastic tube.
Why I Like It:
The Fenty Hand Mask feels like a really thick and nourishing cream, and although it doesn’t absorb quickly, it doesn’t feel sticky or uncomfortable. I also think the packaging is unique and kinda fun.
What I Don’t Like About It:
Weirdly, I feel like this really softens my hands, but it doesn’t actually hydrate nearly as well as my normal (and much cheaper) hand creams. As someone who suffers from seriously dry hands, I’m all about the moisture, and this just doesn’t feel like it gives me that. The cream has a very thick consistency and feels like Vaseline when I’m trying to rub it in. It doesn’t absorb (although to be fair, it’s an overnight mask, it doesn’t claim to absorb quickly) and I can still feel the residue of this on my hands in the morning. Once I rinse my hands the silicone feel disappears and my hands feel softer but no more hydrated.
Apply the Fenty Hand Mask as you would any other hand cream, but at night, right before bed.
An indulgent hand mask that deeply moisturises, revitalises and nourishes – it makes my skin feel soft, that’s about it.
Glycerin, Aqua/Water/Eau, Panthenol, Ethylhexyl Stearate, Cetyl Alcohol, Stearyl Alcohol, Mangifera Indica (Mango) Seed Butter, Astrocaryum Murumuru Seed Butter, Citrullus Lanatus (Watermelon) Seed Oil, Hibiscus Sabdariffa Seed Oil, Malpighia Punicifolia (Acerola) Fruit Extract, Garcinia Mangostana Fruit Extract, Tocopherol, Sodium Phytate, Palmitic Acid, Cetearyl Alcohol, Dimethicone, Cetearyl Glucoside, Stearic Acid, Caprylyl Glycol, Butylene Glycol, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, Sodium Polyacrylate, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Phenoxyethanol, Parfum/Fragrance, Linalool, Limonene, Benzyl Salicylate, Hexyl Cinnamal.
75ml – $30
Nope. It doesn’t hydrate my dry hands nearly well enough and it’s not as comfortable to wear as my favourite (and cheap) hand cream (Garnier SkinActive Hand Repair Intensive Restoring Hand Cream), especially if I layer a few drops of Pixi Milky Tonic underneath (#bestcomboever). I’d put up with texture and fork out for the price if it seriously helped my dry hands, but I get much better results with the Garnier at a third of the price.