Beauty Review: Sephora Hydrating & Quenching Gel Mask

“This mask is like a big glass of water for parched skin.” – Sephora.

This summer has been particularly harsh, and especially so on my skin. The heat and humidity play havoc on the face, and add to it the contrast of the harsh, icy-cold air-conditioning indoors.

The skin is crying out for hydration, yet a greasy formula would lead to breakouts. What a dilemma! This is where this wonderfully light, yet refreshingly hydrating gel mask comes into play. Today I introduce to you the Sephora Hydrating & Quenching Gel Mask.

What is it?

A facial mask with a gel-like consistency, made under the Sephora flagship. You have to love Sephora for this… they take what’s tending in the beauty world and bring it out under their own label at a far more affordable price.


Product Claim:

In a satisfaction test on 100 woman after 10 days of use:
– 95% said skin seemed comfortable and supple
– 93% said skin felt quenched
– 76% said skin seemed smoother

(Sephora website)


Tezzy’s Experience with the Sephora Hydrating & Quenching Gel Mask

I love the look and feel of the sturdy Sephora tub. It comes in a glass jar with a plastic lid, and the formulation has this pale icy blue coloring that makes it intrinsically appealing on a hot summer’s day.

Free of chemical nasties, it is safe enough to use on a daily basis. I’ve been using this mask 3 times a week, right after I get home from work and cleanse off all my makeup.

I have normal to dry skin, and this formulation seems to work wonders for me. In this muggy weather, the last thing I want is a mask that is far too rich for the skin.

Being a working mum, I have little to no time on my hands most days of the week, and I love the fact that you only need to keep this one on for 5 minutes and then wipe away the access.

Two weeks on, my skin has a definite glow from all that hydration. My complexion looks and feels hydrated and refreshed, and I think this is one product that has really helped me survive a complete summer right here in the UAE (yes poor me, no vacay this summer!).

If your skin is feeling particularly parched and crying out for some TLC, and you really don’t have much time on your hands, this is a must-have product for you this summer. Best of all, it only costs AED 75 a pot!


Why I LOVE the Sephora Hydrating & Quenching Gel Mask

  • It hydrates without the grease! Perfect for the summer.
  • The skin looks and feels plumper and more refreshed after first use itself.
  • You only need to keep it on for 5 minutes!
  • Its free of chemical nasties like Parabens, Sulfates and Phthalates.
  • Suitable for all skin types.
  • Retailing for AED 75 for a 60 ml tub, this mask is great value for money!


Product Pricing & Availability

The Sephora Hydrating & Quenching Gel Mask is exclusively available at all Sephora stores across the GCC, and retails for AED 75 per 60 ml tub. You can also buy it online from