Somme Institute’s technology called "MDT5" (Molecular dispersion technology 5), claims to be able to reduce fine lines and wrinkles, repair sun damage, even out discoloration and brown spots, treat acne, treat rosacea and improves tone, texture and clarity.
Initially, Somme Institute asked if I could start using their 5-step program for a minimum of 2 months, but with the amount of product reviews we do here (and the fact that I simply cannot give up my argan oil), I told them that I was unable to do that at this time. Instead, they sent out Eye and Boost. Here are my thoughts on Boost Face Mask. (more face mask reviews)
Somme Institute: Boost Face Mask - Description and Instructions
Boost is a face mask is a warming face masks that is made for all skin types. Somme Institute suggests using it 1 to 3 times a week and leaving it on the skin for 7 to 10 minutes. Unlike a lot of warming face masks that go on damp skin, this product goes on dry skin.
The tube reads, "A self-warming mask that purifies, exfoliates and nourishes the skin while increasing blood circulation. The mask will "boost" the efect of the Somme Institute 5-Step Regimen. Apply a generous amount of Boost to face and neck, on dry skin, after Nourishing Cleanser and before Transport."
The 3 ounce tube is a white tube with simply a quarter size purple dot on the front and currently costs $40. The mask itself is creamy white in color and smells like pumpkin. (Delicious!) The mask does indeed warm on contact. The product is pretty thick and sticky, but it is able to spread rather easily onto your skin. The mask does not get hard on your skin and wipes off easily with a damp washcloth.
Somme Institute: Boost Face Mask - Our Review
Usually warming face masks are targeted to oily skin, so we were happy to see that this mask was suitable for all skin types. My personal skin type is combo to normal, and I can tell you that I was amazed the first time I used this mask. My skin was obviously smoother, exfoliated but also felt tighter and a bit moisturized. There is glycerine at the top of the ingredient list, so that explains the bit of moisture.
The product does what it says it will do and it is definitely a product we will keep using because our skin is obviously better for it - after the very first use.
The smell reminds us of a nice warm pumpkin latte. There is pumpkin in the list ingredients, but there is also fragrance listed, so the scent is probably not coming from the natural pumpkin, but it's wonderful and lasts.
While $40 is on the splurge side, it is actually right in there or lower than many products that you can get a department stores or beauty stores like Sephora, so we're not concerned about the pricetag. You can find these products and many spas nation-wide. (12 face masks for oily skin)
We get turned off a little bit by product lines that try to force a "must buy lots of products or your skin won't get the full benefits", and I feel that way a bit with Somme Institute from the very first email that told me that I had to guarantee that I would use them for 2 full months.
But I also understand when a company believes in their line and knows that the products work. It's always a balance of allowing a new customer to feel good about the single product they purchase - that they will see results from that one product. The five-step line costs just under $300, so it's not in everyone's budget, but I will tell you that this product alone works and is valuable on its own. It's worth the $40 and I believe that you will see, as I did, a benefit right from the first use.