It’s Pretty but… Does It Actually Work? Feferafe Ice Cream Mask Review!

Hey cutie and welcome to my very first Face Mask Wednesday! I’ve been wearing one sheet mask a week since mid-last year, and I thought: why not make it into a series on this blog? This might be more of a bi-weekly feature as I want to slowly ease myself into this before committing to doing it every week. Anyway, this week I want to feature the Feferafe Ice Cream Mask that I bought from Mask Time. Yes, I have been given boxes from Mask Time for free in the past (here’s my previous Mask Time review to know more about them), but this time I wanted to treat myself during this lockdown period!

What really caught my eye was, of course, the packaging. I am a sucker for cute things and had to add this one to my basket! I was a bit skeptical at first because it’s usually for those with oily skin (I have dry skin/eczema) but I wanted to give it a go. Here’s my review!

Feferafe Ice Cream Sheet Mask Review by hellolizziebee

Gimme’ the Lowdown…

Green Tea – Perfect for repairing damaged and calm irritated skin. I’ve got a lot of blemishes so I’m hoping this will calm them down a little. 

Strawberry – I was a bit skeptical about this because strawberry apparently fights oily skin, and I have the complete opposite (I have really dry skin/eczema). But strawberry also helps to nourish and revitalise which was what I was looking for!

Tahitian Vanilla – This makes the mask both anti-bacterial and anti-flammatory! 

My Experience

The first thing I noticed was that it was – and I hate saying this – very, very moist. Almost creamy! There was a lot of excess liquid which I rubbed onto my neck, and the mask itself was one of the biggest ones I’ve worn! There were a lot of ‘folds’ and it crept over my hairline because of how big it was. For the first few minutes it was quite refreshing, but then after 5 minutes the area just above my upper lip started to tingle. Okay, I thought, that’s quite normal… And carried on. The mask didn’t lose any moisture for the whole duration, but after 15 minutes the edges of my face started getting tingly in a very uncomfortable way, especially around my chin. I got the sensation that I just wanted to rip the mask off so I waited a few seconds before doing this.

Luckily, though, there weren’t any red patches or noticeable signs that I just went through this uncomfortable experience apart from the fact my upper lip looked a tiny bit swollen. I made sure to rinse my face just to be on the safe side, and the next day it was fine. I’ve never had this experience before with face masks so I was a bit disappointed!

Soooo what did I actually think of the Feferafe Ice Cream Mask?

Rating: 1/5

Okay I admit – I was mainly attracted to the packaging, and I’m really sad that the mask itself wasn’t that great. It’s strange because Green Tea is supposed to be good for calming irritated skin but it did nothing but irritate mine. I guess it’s probably because I have sensitive skin? And that this is more catered towards those with oily skin? Who knows!

Have you tried this Feferafe ice cream mask before?

Lizzie xx

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  • Aaliyah
    May 6, 2020

    The packaging is really cute on this mask and I am also really into packaging and sometimes I but masks just for the packaging and then I hope they work. That’s a shame that the mask didn’t work for you, hopefully your mask next time will work! X

    • hellolizziebee
      May 6, 2020

      Haha yeah I am a sucker for cute packaging! I was a bit disappointed but, alas, maybe next time I’ll just wear face masks that are good for my skin type!

  • Aimsy
    May 8, 2020

    I’ve not heard of this brand before, but I am a sucker for a face mask! What lovely packaging, but it is a shame that the mask didn’t work as you wanted it to. I always find with sheet masks I’ve used that they are really wet, I’m guessing that is just their design?
    Hopefully you have more success with the next mask you use!

    Aimsy xoxo
    Aimsy’s Antics

    • hellolizziebee
      May 10, 2020

      Yeah I think it’s pretty normal for face masks to be really wet, but I never experienced one this wet before! I’m really hoping my next one will work better for me.

  • Ellie
    May 8, 2020

    The packaging is so cute but it’s a shame it didn’t end up doing what it was supposed to. I love sheet masks and I’ve only had one bad experience with them – it made my skin feel so itchy and sensitive. I hope the next ones you try work just fine!
    Ellie x //

    • hellolizziebee
      May 10, 2020

      I really hope so, too! Thanks so much!

      • Kayleigh Zara
        May 11, 2020

        It’s a shame it did nothing but irritate your skin – because like you the appeal for me would be how beautiful the packaging is. X

        • hellolizziebee
          May 11, 2020

          I know right? Oh well! There are so many sheet masks out there that I want to try so I won’t let myself feel too bad about it xx

  • Claire
    May 8, 2020

    That’s a real shame that it didn’t offer what you’d hoped for but like you I’d of been tempted by it’s prettiness too!

    Look forward to reading more of your face mask series, I love a face mask!

    • hellolizziebee
      May 10, 2020

      Awh thank you so much Claire! I’m really excited to continue with this series as I do love a good face mask (but obvs I’ll share all of my bad experiences too!)

  • Hayley
    May 8, 2020

    How cute is this! Dissapointing that you didnt find it worked very well – I was thinking the green tea would probably be the best option for my skin – can be a little red and is sensitive/oily. I rarely use sheets masks I much prefer creams – Origins rose clay and glam glow supermud – although I’ve enjoyed all the glam glow masks i’ve tried haha! even the thirstymud and my skin is oily.

    Hayley || hayleyxmartin

    • hellolizziebee
      May 10, 2020

      Yes I thought so too so I was very surprised!
      Ooh I very rarely try creams so I’m tempted to give that a go to try it out for this series. Thanks so much for the recommendations!

  • Hannah Louise
    May 9, 2020

    Such a shame that this didn’t work, it looks like such a cute mask!

  • Lindsey
    May 13, 2020

    Oh no! The one time you try and treat yourself and it backfires! I’ve never actually used a sheet mask, mine are more the creams you put on yourself that I use. I’ve been tempted for a while but maybe this isn’t the one to start with.