I’m nearing the bottom of my pot of Oatifix, and wanted to say a few words about this hydrating mask. It’s my first time trying it out, and I thought the dead of wintertime would be the perfect time to give it a go. Formulated with oats, bananas, and gently exfoliating ground almonds, Oatifix is a calming and nourishing mask appropriate for sensitive, dry and irritated skin.
I myself have combination skin, but it had been feeling a little extra irritated after spending a weekend outside at the beginning of the month. Oatifix is a gooey blend that spreads easily onto clean skin and stays soft throughout the whole time I wear it. It’s wet consistency makes it really comfortable to wear since it doesn’t ever feel tight or crumbly. It also means that it’s easy to wash off.
I don’t enjoy the smell of this … all I smell is over-ripe banana. I’ve seen others say online that their mask smelled like cinnamon oatmeal, so I’m guessing that this can vary batch by batch (these are handmade fresh, after all). Once I wash it off my skin does feel more hydrated, and it almost feels like it has lightly protective barrier on it. It’s not quite like a greasy residue, but I can feel a little something on my skin. It doesn’t bother me.
All in all, I like it ok. After using it for maybe a week and a half, I felt like my skin didn’t exactly need the extra moisture and it just didn’t seem like it was offering anything that my skin would seriously benefit from. There’s no real magic for me. If you have drier skin, this may be very helpful for you, though!
Ingredients: Glycerine , Fine Oatmeal (Avena sativa) , Fresh Organic Bananas (Musa paradisica) , Water (Aqua) ,Ground Almonds (Prunus dulcis) , Illipe Butter (Shorea stenoptera) , Kaolin , Talc , Vanilla Pod (Vanilla planifolia) , Vanilla Absolute (Vanilla planifolia) ,Sandalwood Oil (Santalum austro-caledonicum vieill) ,Benzoin Resinoid (Styrax tonkinensis pierre) ,*Coumarin , *Benzyl Cinnamate , *Linalool , Perfume ,Gardenia Extract (Gardenia jasminoides)
As with all of the Fresh Face Masks, Oatifix is only available in-store and needs to be kept in the refrigerator. The Fresh Face Masks each cost $6.95 for a 2.1 oz jar.
Do you have a favorite mask?