Radical Skincare Instant Revitalizing Mask

Nobody wants to wait for anything these days. We’re all about instant gratification, and while that’s good with the Internet and all, it’s not usually the way skincare works. Until now, with the Instant Revitalizing Mask from Radical Skincare.

The team at Radical says this is for use anytime your skin is dull and you’re in need of instant radiance. Sounds like typical marketing mumbo jumbo, but it’s actually right on the money. This has become one of my new favorites simply because it’s so easy to use, there’s a level of instant gratification I’ve never seen with a mask before, and the fact that this works.

This is loaded with Sodium PCA for increasing softness while painting healthy moisture; Vitamin E to help prevent the effects of pollution, sun exposure, and age; and green coffee, which is an aggressive antioxidant. A proprietary formula includes Nasturtium, which causes the formula to foam and pop like champagne bubbles, which is tingly and delightful.

Twist the top of the container and the pump magical appears. I usually do 5-7 pumps into my fingertips, and then you rub the product quickly between your fingers so that it develops into a sort of lather, and then you quickly apply to your face.

Why quickly? Because this stuff moves fast.

This is basically a Roomba for your face. So you let it bubble up and dissolve all on it’s own, and then rinse with water. The draw of this mask is the bubbling action, which activates and dissolves on your skin. You apply and let it do its thing.

I like doing this right before I’m getting into the shower. I’ll rinse my face, pat dry, and then apply this for a minute or two. I’ll get into the shower when I feel like I need to rinse it off, and then I’m good to go.

My skin looks super refreshed and plumped, and the texture of my skin looks airbrushed. And I say texture because this gives my skin a great finish — not plastic looking or shiny, but instead this delivers a look that’s both matte and plump.

I originally used this when I was getting ready to go out one night, and I’ll probably caution against that. My skin was ever so lightly pink, nothing drastic or too lasting, just a sign that it had actually worked. I’ll do this before bed instead.

Jeff Smith

Jeff started in photography and short format video, and he's been at the forefront of the web tv movement. He’s worked on haute couture shoots in Paris, shot street style in Milan, and is currently developing a steady roster of beauty, fashion, and digital clients in NYC.