This pricey CBD sheet mask is a fun skincare one-off

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Beboe Therapies High-Potency CBD Face Mask

Pleasant • botanical smell • Easy to use • Immediate glow-y results

Expensive • Curls at the sides during use

The Bottom Line

This CBD mask is fun as a luxurious one-off, but its high price makes it difficult to incorporate into a regular skincare routine.

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The internet is so full of CBD content these days that Lord Jones peppermint tincture is practically oozing from its pores. Now, the (non-psychoactive) cannabinoid is increasingly showing up in beauty products, including mascara, serums, and body soaps.

Among the options is the cannabis company Beboe’s new CBD line, Beboe Therapies. There’s a sheet mask ($78 for a pack of five) and a serum ($148), both of which are available on the Beboe Therapies website. I gave the sheet mask a spin.

Before we get started, a quick reminder on CBD: There’s a ton more research to be done on its actual effects and benefits, but we do know, as Mashable culture reporter Morgan Sung reported in March, that it affects the body’s CB2 receptors. This means it won’t give you a “high” feeling, but it is likely to reduce inflammation.

The mask.

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That anti-inflammatory component is the key here: The mask is intended to, according to the company’s website, “calm the skin while supporting skin cell renewal, moisturization, brightening, and toning.” As someone who struggles with intermittent acne and redness, this seemed like a great proposition. But does it do its job?

What’s in there?

Aside from 50mg of CBD, each mask is formulated with vitamin C, ceramides, plant-extracted AHAs, niacinamide, vitamin E, aloe, glycerin, and algae extract. It does not contain parabens, silicone, preservatives, phthalate, gluten, synthetic fragrances, synthetic dyes, mineral oil, or palm oil — though it does contain a small amount of lavender and copaiba oils for fragrance. The mask does smell amazing: fresh, soothing, and botanical.

The mask itself is made of cloth, which is pleasantly sturdy and easy to apply. Blessedly, it also doesn’t instantly slide off like a lot of sheet masks (although this would become a problem down the line). This sets it apart from my favorite face mask ever — the otherwise perfect Benton Snail Bee mask that I have to secure with my glasses.

The instructions did ask that I remove a “liner” before applying the mask, but neither I nor my roommate could find any such liner to peel away. Does “liner” just mean the packaging? No idea, but don’t spend your precious time looking for this ghost liner, as it does not exist.

The process

Beboe recommends wearing the mask for 30 minutes, then massaging excess product into your skin. They suggest using these 30 minutes to “call your mother,” which is a nice idea. Unfortunately, my mom was already asleep, so I spent my 30 minutes half-watching Schitt’s Creek and using my roommate’s Portrait Mode to take mirror selfies. Similar concept!

Yes, hi, I'm here for the murder?

Yes, hi, I’m here for the murder?

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The mask stayed on very well for about 15 minutes, then curled away at the sides once its contents had started to transfer from the fabric to the desiccated post-winter sponge that was my face. I had a difficult time keeping it on for the last five minutes. Perhaps next time, I will simply accept my fate and take it off early.

The results

After 30 minutes, I removed the mask, patted in the excess serum, then dabbed any remaining product from the mask (there was not very much) onto the backs of my hands (hot tip). Right away, I noticed that my skin appeared slightly less red. It was also extremely dewy, but that was probably because it was covered in fresh, wet lotion. After everything absorbed fully, though, my face felt truly smooth — like, featuring Rob Thomas smooth. It stayed that way until I went to bed two hours later.

After everything absorbed fully, my face felt truly smooth — like, featuring Rob Thomas smooth.

The next day, my skin’s appearance was pretty much back to normal. It still felt fairly smooth, though.

Also worth noting: I have very sensitive skin, but the mask didn’t break me out. Everyone’s skin has different triggers for irritation, obviously, but I generally stick to a simple four-step routine (cleanser, essence, moisturizer, sunscreen) and this mask didn’t instigate acne disaster.

Is it worth it, though?

So the mask was good. I enjoyed the mask. But that doesn’t change the fact that, at $78 for a five-pack, each mask costs about $15.60. That’s a steep price to pay for a single sheet mask, especially when there are some very soothing options out there — full of the great non-CBD ingredients in these masks — for much less.

If there’s a CBD enthusiast in your life, these would make a phenomenal and just-luxurious-enough gift. If that CBD enthusiast is you, even better. Beboe recommends using the mask 1-2 times per week, but that’s … a real investment. You’re probably better off treating it like a treat.

And if it makes you feel a little relaxed? All the better.

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Amazon creates its own skincare line called Belei


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Amazon loves to capitalize on popular products, and that apparently extends to the recent fascination with skincare products. The internet giant has introduced its first “dedicated” skincare line, Belei, to snap up customers who’d otherwise hunt down coveted Korean products. The initial catalog includes everything from basics like facial wipes ($9) to a slew of moisturizers (typically $35) and multi-purpose serums (up to $40), helping you deal with everything from acne to wrinkles. Notably, Amazon’s own name is conspicuously absent — it clearly doesn’t want to you to associate your eye cream too closely with the company that made your Echo speaker.

None of them have been tested on animals, and they don’t include parabens, phthalates or sulfates. They’re even somewhat eco-friendly. They use completely recyclable cartons, and the bottles are made from recycled resin.

It’s not clear how well Belei will work compared to some of the more established options. However, that almost doesn’t matter to Amazon. This is ultimately about capitalizing on a trend and creating a revenue stream from people searching for skin fresheners on its store. Superior care would just be icing on the cake.

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Crabtree & Evelyn body wash, Garnier face masks, L'Oreal scrubs, Bourjois cosmetics, and more on sale for Feb. 11 in the UK

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Whether you are celebrating Valentine’s Day, Galentine’s Day, or Palentine’s Day, we have the deals to help you nail it this year. These deals also work if you are planning on spending the day celebrating how awesome you are, because self love is a necessary practice especially at this time of year.

We have tracked down some great offers on skincare, face masks, cosmetics, and body scrubs to ensure that you properly unwind this week, either with a loved one or on your own, because you deserve it.

You can save on top brands like Crabtree & Evelyn, Garnier, L’Oreal, and more, with discounts of over £35 available. There’s plenty of great deals to choose from, but arguably the stand out saving from this selection is the offer on the Crabtree & Evelyn Psychadelic Scents home fragrance set. This is reduced from £80 to just £44.80, saving you £35.20.

Elsewhere you can pick up Crabtree & Evelyn pomegranate hand therapy for £15.64, Garnier Pomegranate sheet mask multipack for £7.20, Simple Spotless Skin anti-blemish moisturiser for £15.17, and Bourjois Rouge edition velvet liquid lipstick for under £5.

These are the best deals from across the internet for Feb. 11.

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The best UK deals for Friday: LEGO sets, Sony cameras, Olay skincare, and more

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When we hear about a great deal it can be difficult to not immediately think that the brand in question must be fighting for the spotlight in a crowded market. Sometimes this is true, but not always.

Sometimes the deals come from the big boys. Sometimes the deals come from the likes of Sony, Olay, Optimum Nutrition, and the biggest of all the big boys — LEGO.

We have tracked down the best deals on construction sets, cameras, protein powders, and skincare products from all the leading names. Alongside LEGO sets, you can save on BULK POWDERS supplements, Maximuscle protein powders, L’Oréal face masks, and more.

LEGO deals are few and far between so these naturally steal the headlines in this deals round up. You can pick up a LEGO classic large creative brick box construction set for £25.99, a LEGO City forest tractor toy for £11.69, and a LEGO Friends heartlake friendship house building set for £38.99. You can also save almost £10 on the LEGO Star Wars Yoda’s hut building set, reduced to £16.89.

These are the best deals from across the internet for Jan. 25.

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Neutrogena app 3D scans your face to create perfect-fit sheet masks


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At CES last year, Neutrogena unveiled an iPhone attachment that lets you examine the condition of your skin in excruciating detail — pores, moisture levels, wrinkles you didn’t even know were there, the lot. Now, branching off the Skin 360 tool, the company has unveiled an app that accurately measures your face to ensure a good fit for the sheet masks designed to counteract these skin woes.

The iOS app, called MaskiD, uses the TrueDepth camera in the iPhone X, XS and XR to capture a 3D image of your face, and create a sheet mask that fits it perfectly. The app doesn’t have to be used in conjunction with the 360 Skin Tool, but pairing them up will help the app determine the best combination of ingredients for your skin’s needs. The system uses five ingredients — ranging from smoothing hyaluronic acid to exfoliating stabilized glucosamine — that are 3D printed onto the mask in the exact places (forehead, cheeks, nose, chin, and so on) that need them.

Anyone who’s ever used a sheet mask will be well aware of the logistical fiasco involved in actually getting it on your face. Either the eye slits are in the wrong position, or you’ve got too much face (or not enough), and the upper lip band always ends up in your mouth, somehow. So while sheet masks are effective in theory, the whole experience is never as soothing and regenerative as Instagram’s beauty influencers would have you believe. MaskiD puts pay to that — and that’s a significant obstacle to overcome.

MaskiD will be sold exclusively on Neutrogena.com to shoppers in the US from summer this year. Unsurprisingly, there’s already a waiting list, so your first encounter with the product will inevitably be via tutorials on Instagram. But as with all things in the beauty biz, where one leads, another will soon follow. It might not be too long until we say goodbye to sloppily-sized sheet masks forever.

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