When Glossier started making waves, I, like every millenial, gravitated to its packaging and aesthetic. Natural beauty vibes plus a pink pouch and sticker sheet with every purchase — count me in. Despite its initial absence of a brick and mortar, Glossier was super hyped up from the get-go. But, the question remained: were the products any good?
I decided to test out the Emily Weiss-led brand about a year ago, which is when I purchased Boy Brow (it’s alright), balm dot com (yeah, it is the bomb), and the Mega Greens Galaxy Pack, a cleansing face mask that hit empty late last month.
Key ingredients in the mask are leafy green phytonutrients, including parsley, spinach, and cress sprout; bitter orange peel; the mildest form of kaolin clay; avocado oil; aloe; and “superfruits,” like acai, aronia, and bilberry. Combined, these products are supposed to be balance, purify, nourish, and refine skin. Basically, it’s jam packed with a buncha goopy-sounding stuff that should make your skin beautiful.
For me personally, the mask is something I did enjoy using, but it wasn’t love at first sight. If you look through the reviews on Glossier — god bless beauty sites that actually post their customer feedback — you’ll see that others feel the same way. However, as the year moved on, and I continued to try out new skincare products (as VIB Rogue members tend to do, ahem), the Mega Greens Galaxy Pack proved to be a trusty companion that I could revert to when I had taken my experimentation too far and needed a hard reset.
This is going to sound strange, but I love the burning sensation the mask has. Some reviewers, particularly those with sensitive skin, have made remarks that this “burning” actually causes outbreaks, which is not a-OK. My skin doesn’t get irritated too easily, and, for me, the Mega Green Galaxy Pack is strong but not overpowering. On top of that, it also smells really fresh and clean, it leaves my face feeling fairly smooth, and the clay texture of the mask is fun. In an age of sheet masks, it’s nice to sometimes get your hands dirty. Plus, as someone who liked the Mega Green Galaxy Pack enough to use a whole container of it, I guess that means I can now sport my Glossier stickers without feeling like a phony.
What are your thoughts on Glossier? Have you had a chance to try the Mega Greens Galaxy Pack? Let me know in the comment section!