Bliss Mighty Marshmallow Mask Review
Bliss is one of my favorite skincare brands available at Target. Their products are fun and fruity, and the Mighty Marshmallow mask is a jar of fluff that increases my appreciation for their line.
What’s in this mask?
Water (Aqua) (Eau), Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Hydroxyethyl Urea, PEG/PPG-17/6 Copolymer, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Cetearyl Alcohol, Cetyl Ethylhexanoate, Ascorbic Acid, Tocopheryl Acetate, Ascorbyl Glucoside, Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Olea Europaea (Olive) Leaf Extract, Phyllanthus Emblica Fruit Extract, Opuntia Coccinellifera Fruit Extract, Althaea Officinalis Root Extract, Hydrolyzed Acacia Macrostachya Seed Extract, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil, Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot) Fruit Oil, Citrus Aurantifolia (Lime) Oil, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Peel Oil, Eucalyptus Globulus Leaf Oil, Pinus Sylvestris Leaf Oil, Zinc PCA, Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/Beheneth-25 Methacrylate Crosspolymer, Polysorbate 20, Polysorbate 60, Stearic Acid, Glyceryl Stearate, Sorbitan Stearate, Sorbitan Isostearate, PEG-100 Stearate, Polyacrylate-13, Dimethicone, Caprylyl Glycol, Sodium Acrylates Crosspolymer-2, Polyisobutene, Maltodextrin, Disodium EDTA, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Chlorphenesin, Tetrasodium Pyrophosphate, Limonene, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Red 33 (CI 17200)
What’s good about what’s in this mask?
- Althaea Officinalis Root Extract, aka marshmallow root extract, is the star ingredient. This has topical uses for reducing inflammation and plumping up the moisture barrier. This is because the root contains mucilage polysaccharides, which is a gel-like substance that plants use as a humectant to protect themselves (PubMed ID: 24278070).
- Olive fruit oil is a non-fragrant emollient with essential fatty acids. It’s great for adding a slip and hydrating skin. (Using olive oil alone on your skin is negative though - it needs to be formulated in the right amount.)
- Olive leaf extract is an antioxidant that is great for firming up the skin. It may also help protect against pigmentation and wrinkling (PubMed ID: 19957248)
- Ascorbic Acid, aka vitamin C, protects against photosensitivity and evens skin pigmentation. However, studies show that it is generally only effective at a low pH and a certain concentration (PubMed ID:29104718), so I would use this mask as the “dessert” and not the “meal” when it comes to vitamin C serums in your routine.
Who is this mask for?
People who want the fun and “touch my face” smoothness from masking without the dryness from clay.
The Marshmallow Experience
My favorite thing about it is the texture. It’s like a fluffy, moussey foam that is soft and spreadable. I leave it on my face for 10-15 min, and unlike clay masks, this does not dry and crack. My face feels hydrated throughout and feels even fresher after washing.
The mask has a slight fragrance of herbs and citrus. It does not smell like a marshmallow.
This mask made my skin feel smooth, soothed and hydrated. I definitely think that this mask lives up to its claims on that front.
I did not notice any change in my skin tone or overall brightening effect.
This is available in the USA at Target for $16 (but I usually wait for a BOGO sale). This is also available at Bliss World’s website for the same price.
This is a great mask for hydrating, soothing, and improving the firmness of your skin. While I would not use this as the primary driver for evening out skin tone, the vitamin C blend is an added benefit. I would recommend and repurchase.