Dr Lewinn’s Ultra R4 Collagen Firming Face Mask is a luxurious gel-like sheet mask that uses Bio-Cellulose technology, which means the mask acts like a second skin and is supposed to adhere better to the face. This mask promises to be loaded with a highly potent Collagen infused serum to instantly hydrate, plump and restore whilst Matrixyl® 3000 Peptide and Orchid Stem Cell Extract help to promote skin elasticity and firmness, and is clinically proven to increase skin hydration by up to 56% after one use.
To start, I exfoliated my face and then cleansed with my usual foaming cleanser. I like to exfoliate before doing a face mask, as I want the benefits of the mask to sink into the fresh skin cells on my face and not any accumulated layers of dry, dead skin. It’s just personal preference, but I feel that masks work better on me if I exfoliate first.
Next, I removed the single use mask from the sachet and peeled away one side of the protective mesh film (the sheet mask is sandwiched between two stiff protective sheets). I applied the wet, gel side of the face mask to my face and used my fingertips to smooth it out as well as I could before removing the outer mesh film. Once that was off, I gently repositioned the mask with my fingertips, smoothing it out and making sure that it hugged my face as well as it could (the jelly-like mask doesn’t stick very well around the edges and it tends to flap).
The fit of the mask wasn’t perfect, but I expected that, as I’d tried Dr Lewinn’s Vitamin & Mineral Mask a few months before. Again, the eye holes were okay, the nose was a little too long, which meant that the mouth hole ended up sitting over my bottom lip and chin. I had to push the bottom of the mask up a little, which created uncomfortable creases on my cheeks and ended up riding up under my bottom eyelashes, but it was only for 20 minutes. A little discomfort wasn’t a huge problem.
After 20 minutes I removed the sheet mask, placed it back in the original packaging and threw all of it away. These masks are single use and cannot be reused. There was a lot of liquid left on my face, and even though the instructions on the sachet said to massage any remaining liquid from the sachet into your skin, there was far too much liquid for me to do that. I just massaged the ample residue left on my face into my skin.
Honestly, I much preferred this Collagen mask to the Vitamin & Mineral mask. My skin looked and felt really good for a few days after using this one mask. I’d definitely purchase another one of these in the future, but I’m not really sure if I’d commit to using it twice a week for the first month, and then whenever needed thereafter (as per the instructions on the packaging). I saw so many benefits just from using it once, that I’d rather use one of these whenever I feel my skin needs a boost.
Dr Lewinn’s products are available from selected pharmacies and online.