I Tried This Fancy Avocado Face Mask To See If Could 'Fix' My Stressed Out Skin

Is the Kiehl's Avocado Nourishing Mask worth the price?
PHOTO: Artwork courtesy of AA Abjelina

Avocado is such a hot ingredient for millennials, so we weren't surprised when Kiehl's came out with Avocado Nourishing Hydrating Mask. We were immediately intrigued because we wanted to find out how this fancy formula's special ingredients (avocado and evening primrose oil) can compare to the homemade avocado mask we usually whip up at home.

We asked Cosmo girl AA Abjelina to try it out for 15 days to see if it could do wonders for her complexion. Read on to see her skincare diary!

Name: AA

Skin type: Combination. I have dry patches on my skin, but I can be oily too as my face is very prone to sweat. I like outdoor walks too much, LOL. My skin can also be sensitive to new products, which is why I am very careful with what I try on my face. Most of the time, if I find a product that works for me, I stick with it. Long hours at work and being in airconditioned rooms sometimes "stress out" my skin.

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Skincare routine:

Morning: Facial foam, cleanser, morning toner, snail essence, serum, eye cream, moisturizer, and sunblock. 

Evening: Facial foam, cleanser, evening toner, Niacinimide, night brightening serum, and eye cream.

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*I also use a deep cleansing mask two to three times a week.

First impressions of the Kiehl’s Avocado Nourishing Hydration Mask

The first time I opened Kiehl’s Avocado Nourishing Hydration Mask, I was impressed by how finely whipped it was. The texture was very smooth, and was in the perfect shade you would expect of an avocado-based mask. Getting a feel of the mask for the first time is a different story—it really resembled an avocado fruit mashed to perfection. It was like touching food. I then recalled Kiehl’s commitment to using natural ingredients, so I wasn't surprised anymore. 

Day 1

On the first day of using it, I wasn’t sure how much I should put on my face. Every time I use a Kiehl's product, I’m inclined to use it sparingly because I would remember how expensive it was, haha. I think I ended up not using enough product on Day 1. Still, after using it, my skin felt soft and refreshed I almost didn’t want to use my other products afterwards. But of course, I still did and its results turned out pretty great. 

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Day 5

On Day 5, I began to notice how potent the product was because I took note of the heat that I felt when I started rubbing the mask onto my skin. For some reason, the mixture felt really warm against my skin even if I stored it at room temperature.

As it stayed on my face, I felt my skin reacting to it almost immediately (in a good way). I noticed a faint rosy glow on my cheeks after I took it off. Also, I learned to let my skin rest for a bit before continuing my skincare regimen.

Day 10

I was experiencing PMS on Day 10, which is why my skin felt like it was on the verge of breaking out. It was also a stressful day, and using the Nourishing Mask helped my skin relax. This time, I was prepared to feel the heat coming from the mask, but somehow, it felt more comfortable on my skin. I also noticed that my pores seemed smaller and my skin’s rosy glow after removing the mask was a bit more noticeable. And since I have a combination type of skin, I had to take note that it hadn’t felt dry in a while. 

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Day 15

Truthfully, the biggest difference between Day 1 and Day 15 is the rosy glow my skin got after using Kiehl’s Avocado Nourishing Mask. It also made my skin soft and my pores appear smaller. After 15 days, my skin definitely felt more nourished and was more healthy-looking. 

Overall results + rating

I will always be a fan of Kiehl’s products, and this one definitely deserves at least an 8.5 out of 10. I achieved healthier and rosier-looking skin in just 15 days, and the only reason I didn’t give it an even higher rating is that I am more partial to detoxifying masks rather than nourishing ones.

This product is perfect for those who have dry skin, and I would say you really get your money's worth. After the review, I barely used one-fourth of the jar that I had which means when used right, it could last users months before they have to replenish. The only reason that could stop me from including this in my regular routine is the price. It’s a bit expensive! But, given its effects, it's a worthy investment if you have parched, flaky, and stressed out skin all the time.

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Kiehl's Avocado Nourishing Hydration Mask, P950/28mL; P2,100/100mL, Greenbelt 5

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