Saturday, July 11, 2015

Royal Apothic Cuppa Cuppa Firming Tea Treatment Mask REVIEW

Hey guys, it's been two years, but I'm determined to actually blog this year!

Recently I went to an Anthropologie and was shifting through some beauty products in the sale section when I came across this!

I've been looking for a face mask for awhile now
so this seemed like a perfect opportunity to give this one a try!

Ingredients: Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea, White Tea, Black Tea) Leaf Extract, Water (Aqua), Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, Kaolin, Montmorillonite, Cetearyl Olivate, Sorbitan Olivate, Caprylyl Caprilate/Caprate,Propa- nediol, Glycerin, GlycerylStearete/ PEG-100, Cetylpalmitate,Sorbitan Palmitate, Lauryl Olivate, Fragrance, Maltodextrin, Phyllanthus Emblica Fruit Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Tetrahydrocurcuminoids, Ferulic Acid, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizinate, Lysolecithin, Sclerotium, Pullulan Gum, Phenoxyethanol,Ehtylhexylglycerin, Pumice, Butylene Glycol, Methyl disopropylpropionamid, Goji (Lycium Barbarum), Coffee Seed (Coffea Arabica), Acai(Euterpe Oleracea), Noni (Morinda Citrifolia), Pomegranate (Punica Granatum), Mangosteen (Garcinia Mangostana), Olea Europaea (Olive) Leaf Extract, Lonicera Japonica (Honeysuckle) Flower Extract, Disodium EDTA

Some of these are definitely questionable...They are most likely all preservatives needed because this is a wet product.

Price: It is normally $12 for a tube of .33 oz, Luckily for me, all sale items were 40% so it was priced at $7.95, but I ended up paying $5.10, including tax.

Packaging: The mask is in a little 'ointment' type bottle. Everything is completely sealed nicely in a box.

Now time for the actual testing of the product! According to the directions it says to "Apply liberally to face, neck, chest, and even the back of your hands. Pour yourself a cup of tea and relax for 8 minutes. To remove, wet fingers lightly and rub in circular motions before rinsing with warm water." I first did a small patch test on my wrist to make sure it was safe to put on my face. The consistency was smooth but you could feel with small exfoliates.


I waited 8 minutes and it was dry to the touch. Unlike most clay masks, it didn't get very dry and flake. It was only a bit tight. I rinsed it off with no problem and proceeded to apply the mask to my face. Before applying the mask, I steamed my face with some warm water to open up my pores. You can achieve the same effect by applying the mask after a hot shower. Just remember to pat your face dry.

 Applying the mask evenly was definitely hard for me. It didn't dry quickly, it was just a tad hard to spread. I didn't get an even layer of the mask on my face, but it still was fine nonetheless. When I first applied it there was a cooling sensation that soon turned into a slight burning; this only lasts a minute or so. The cool feeling comes back. I have pretty sensitive skin, so I would just recommend once you do the patch test, do another patch test on your face just to make sure it will be safe to cover your entire face.

As you can see from these *lovely* pics,

the clay mask did not go on smoothly.

 I made myself a cup of tea while waiting for the mask to dry. Once it was dry, I used a little bit of water to rehydrate the mask so I could exfoliate my face. After that, I used warm water to wash the entire mask off. To close my pores I splashed my face with some cool water. Up close, my pores didn't look any smaller. My face felt a bit tighter and maybe a bit brighter but nothing extremely noticeable.
Since I had the time, I made some chamomile tea!

The mask definitely gives you a cooling effect even after you rinse it off. Since there were no directions on what do to after the mask, I just waited a bit and then applied some grapeseed oil to moisture. Overall, I liked the mask, but can not make any conclusions on its effect on my skin. It felt good, but I haven't used it long enough to see a change in my skin. The tube is pretty small and is only good for about 2-3 applications. For the price, that is on the expensive side. With that being said, I would purchase this again but only for a reduced price.

You can purchase it here 

Tell me if you've tried this product before and if this review was helpful! Disclaimer: I am not sponsored by this company nor was I paid to make this post. I am not affiliated or associated with this company. This is my own opinion about this product.

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