Behind the sheets: Troiareuke GPS Mask - Perfect 3 Step solution for dry skin

by Vanessa K. April 02, 2018 8 Comments

Behind the sheets: Troiareuke GPS Mask - Perfect 3 Step solution for dry skin

Do you ever forget to take care of your face as well as you should and end up in a downwards spiral of dry skin, acne, and all the other wonderful things that come with neglect? I definitely know what that’s like and thank the lawd Troiareuke exists because they can save you from even your worst bad skin episodes.

Sometimes it happens, you wake up late or you’re out into all hours of the night, suddenly your skin care routine becomes the least of your concerns. If your skin is anything like mine, even just a day or two without proper care can cause ridiculous repercussions.

I have always had a love hate relationship with my skin. I used to suffer from acne and recently started taking medication to improve my skin. Luckily most of my acne has cleared up but the side effects have left me with a new issue: my skin is drier than the Sahara Desert. So, if I forget to moisturize or use my overnight creams my skin becomes an itchy dry nightmare that used to take days to bring back to normal.

Troiareuke in general has amazing products. I am in love with the Acsen line and use their Oil Cut Cleanser and A+ Cushion every day and when needed the Pore Control Mask (don’t forget to read Virginia’s review here) and Recovery Cream. Unfortunately, I had a bacterial infection on my chin last November and that’s when the Glowrious team introduced me to the Recovery Cream and helped save my skin. You can see its amazing results on Instagram.

After I saw how effective their products are I would try anything they sell without hesitation. Thankfully I decided to try the GPS Mask. When I reviewed this mask, I hadn’t been on top of my skin care game, and it brought my skin right back to normal.

The Basics:

The Troiareuke GPS Mask comes with 3 Steps in a sleek white packaging. It’s easy to take with you and isn’t bulky like some of the other sheet masks out there, which is definitely a plus in case you decide to take a few with you while you’re travelling. The packaging says at the bottom that because the products are produced by natural fermentation there may be a difference in thickness color and smell but I didn’t notice anything peculiar. All three steps have pretty neutral smells that I’ll touch on later.

Key Ingredients:

Niacinamide: Also known as vitamin B3 it works with the natural substances in your skin to reduce pore size, uneven skin tones, and signs of aging. This ingredient is tolerated by all skin types and is amazing for renewing the surface layer of your skin to improve moisture retainment. It also can demonstrate anti-inflammatory effects in acne and other skin conditions. This is an essential nutrient for a healthy body and definitely a must have in your skin care routine!

Squalane: Another amazing ingredient that is compatible with all skin types because we naturally produce it ourselves! This all-around helpful oil is great for moisturizing your skin, helps with anti-aging and UV protection. It spreads very easily and penetrates deeply into your skin for prolonged results. Even though it is an oil, it does not leave an oily feel. What more could you ask for?

Galactomyces: As we all learned from Azraëlles most recent post, these babies are great for our skin. Don’t forget to read her post to find out all about the amazing benefits. But for a quick summary: they help reduce acne and improve absorption! This ingredient is only in the energy cream, so even if you suffer from fungal acne rest assured, you can still use the cleanser and the GPS mask!

Several other important ingredients are also in these beauties including: Tea Tree Leaf Oil, Witch Hazel Extract, Grapefruit Extract, and Lavender Oil. Awesome benefits include antioxidants, more hydrating effects and acne fighting effects! I think we can all agree that these are packed with great stuff.

Step 1 – Skinshielder Cel-Cleanser

The packaging describes this step as a Micro Cellulose bubble cleanse for impurities to make refreshed and healthy skin.

The key parts of this cleanser are the Waterhugcell technology and the Micro Bio cellulose skin scrub function. They respectively allow the skin to retain up to 120% moisture and removes excessive amounts of dead skin and other impurities caused by pollution.

The cleanser had a neutral smell and an opaque almost milky color. I didn’t realize that “bubble” meant foam so when it started foaming I was pleasantly surprised. The cleanser was quick and easy to apply and rinse off, and left my skin already more moisturized than before.

Step 2 – GPS Mask

The GPS Mask is a Bio Cellulose mask which acts as a second skin to provide active ingredients efficiently.

This mask is the 4th generation of its kind, and after a bit of research I found that it is now Paraben free – happy days!


What is Bio Cellulose?

Also known as microbial cellulose, it’s a natural fiber that is eco-friendly and biodegradable. It is extremely hydrophilic and can hold up to 100 times its dry weight – talk about maximum absorption! Although it is synthesized through bacteria, it is sterile, toxin free and extremely pure. Bio Cellulose was originally created for medical purposes to treat burn victims which is where the term second skin comes from, pretty neat, huh?

This was the first time that I’ve tried a Bio Cellulose mask and I immediately fell in love. It came wrapped between two sheets for easy application: remove the first sheet, apply to your face, and then remove the second sheet. I love sheet masks but I always had the issue of it slipping down my face or falling off if I bent over – Say goodbye to those problems. When they say second skin, they mean it! I could have danced for an hour and it wouldn’t have moved an inch. That was definitely the highlight of this experience for me. The second benefit of this mask is that through the Bio Cellulose less of the serum evaporates and therefore is able to penetrate deeper into your skin, leaving it more moisturized than a regular fiber/cotton woven sheet mask.

The mask itself fit almost perfectly, although I have a small face so every mask will probably always be too big for me. It had a faint floral scent, but was not overbearing. The packaging suggests wearing the mask for 15-20 minutes, but because I forgot that I had it on, it was more like an hour for me (whoops). Like with most masks there was some leftover serum in the packaging which I applied to my face after taking off the mask – my skin was absolutely glowing after this mask.

Step 3 – Cell Energy Cream

The packaging states the cream gives energy to the skin cells for skin activation. The cream seals in all the moisture obtained from the mask to allow the active ingredients to work on the cellular level.

It was very lightweight on my skin, didn’t leave my face oily afterwards and had a very nice citrusy smell. Even after several hours my skin still felt hydrated and looked great. I thought that it might be too much at first, but my skin was loving this combination.

My final thoughts:

I love to try new face masks all the time, but this one will become my new go-to. Sometimes after trying new masks my skin isn’t too pleased and I would get breakouts or weird rashes but I didn’t have any strange reactions with this set, and loved the way my skin looked and felt afterwards. I know this set is a bit on the pricey side – but believe me, it’s so worth it. Let me know if you’ve tried the GPS mask, and if you loved it as much as I did.


       





Vanessa K.
Vanessa K.

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8 Responses

Mikaela S.
Mikaela S.

May 06, 2018

Hi
I saw your insta story today and there were new masks with cute fox. Can you review this please?

Daria P.
Daria P.

April 16, 2018

This mask has been on my wishlist for a while. Guess Imma try it soon

Ardita B
Ardita B

April 10, 2018

I like to use sheet masks in the morning before make-up. Gps mask kept my skin and make-up dewy and fresh all day

Livia
Livia

April 07, 2018

I discovered these when I was in Korea and they are so good! I love anything that makes life simple so I obviously love the 3 step concept.

Cathy W.
Cathy W.

April 05, 2018

I’ve been curious about this mask too ^^

nekoblossom
nekoblossom

April 04, 2018

Woohoo the glowrious squad is growing!

destinee54
destinee54

April 03, 2018

omg you guys really reviewed the gps mask! thank you so much!

selisa1333
selisa1333

April 03, 2018

Thank you so much for the review!!! I will definitely try this out someday and I’m going to suggest this to my cousine, since she has really sensitive and dry (t’s peeling and very flakey:/) skin right now. I hope, that this sheet mask can at least help her a little bit.

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