Starskin appears to be a very well funded brand – it’s appeared from nowhere and now it’s everywhere! The brand is opening in many markets at once, too. However, they’ve very quickly gone from just facial sheet masks into hand and foot masks, too. I’ve tried the hand mask which comes as a giant pair of gloves with all the goo inside and plastic on the outside. I loved the experience because it’s something different and once the gloves were off, so to speak, my hands were definitely better for it. But, something I find with all sheet masks – and it maybe the water content – but you initially get a great feeling of hydration but quite quickly return to feeling dry so I’d always advise topping up with hand cream post mask.
So, in a similar way to the hand mask, the foot mask involves some giant socks – do make sure you do the tabs up at the top as this ensures that your own body heat stays in the bags and helps with moisture delivery. The Starskin Foot Mask doesn’t give you one almighty peel – if your feet are beset by dry skin, winter is the best time to start dealing with it as they’re not on show as much – and if that extreme dry skin peel is what you’re after you’re far better off with the Footner Exfoliating Socks (HERE) that do an incredible peel (I’ve even had Mr BBB testing these out!). The Starskin Foot Mask is more about hydration and softening and although I haven’t yet put my feet into them, judging by the hand mask trial, I’d say it’s a goer and also something a bit different and fun. It’s £7 HERE.
Incidentally, sheet mask news – there’s a sheet mask making machine in development as I write; a bit like a Nutribullet so you can throw in all the fresh ingredients you like, but the difference is that at the end, instead of pouring it into a glass, there’s a section that is shaped like a sheet mask, you add in a glycerine (or similar) mix and it turns the whole lot into a face-shaped, rubbery textured mask. I think, to be honest, I’d end up drinking it before mixing it.