Every now and then you find a skincare brand that you fall in love with and can’t live without. When I first picked up Venofye’s ViperLift Bio Mask and the companion Serum, I didn’t expect to have that reaction, but am super happy that I did.
Looking at the packaging I was pretty surprised to see that about half of the listed ingredients are natural extracts—from Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Leaf Extract to Coffea Arabica (coffee) Seed Extract and many more—I’m very impressed with how these natural ingredients were put to such good use! I’m usually wary of high-end skin care products because of the use of so many harsh chemicals, but I felt perfectly safe and reassured by looking at the ingredients list. I’m also not usually a fan of masks because I find that they really dry out my skin, and they’re just not worth the mess I usually make in my bathroom when trying to use them. So going into this, the cards were pretty stacked against the mask. However, I was very pleasantly surprised with this mask, not only from the results I got from using it, but with how easy it was to use.
ViperLift Bio Mask says that it harnesses the use of heat along with their anti-aging formula to reduce the look of wrinkles and expression lines to give you luminous skin. When used in conjunction with ViperLift Bio Serum (which has very similar claims) you’re looking at a fully revitalizing skincare experience. The instructions for use make this product seem super legit—you have to massage the mask onto your skin (after cleansing of course) to release the unique heat sensation, then add 2 drops of the serum, massaging in a circular motion, before leaving this concoction on your face for 10-15 minutes then rinsing. You’re supposed to do this once a week for a month, then once a month after that, unless instructed otherwise by your beautician. These instructions, combined with the fancy plastic applicator that comes with the mask had me feeling pretty out of my league at first, but it turns out this process is really not complicated at all, and having used the serum and the mask for two weeks, I’m very happy with the results.
The first thing I noticed about the mask was the thick texture. After using the applicator to stir around the formula to get a feel for it, I dove right in and started slathering it on my face. The first time I used the mask I ended up ditching the applicator fairly quickly in favor of using my fingers, but the second time I found the applicator very easy to use, and used my fingertips just to ensure it was all evenly spread. As soon as you start putting it on, you can feel the heat, which was a very interesting sensation. I didn’t find the heat in any way uncomfortable, but rather found it soothing, and it fades rather quickly—though it does return briefly when you massage the serum on. I thought that the process of applying the serum would make everything a mess, but the mask stays firmly in place; the only difference I noticed was that the texture becomes slightly granulated. Once it’s on your face, you pretty much forget it’s there—the only time I noticed it was when I somehow managed to breathe onto my chin (I guess I’m a bit of a mouth-breather?) and I could feel the heat sensation again with my breath. I found that the easiest way to apply the serum was to dab it evenly around my face with my fingertips before massaging it all in, just to make sure it was equally distributed.
Unlike other masks I’ve used, this was very easy to rinse off, and my skin (which is prone to dryness after washing) didn’t feel dry at all. I don’t have sensitive skin, but I worry that it might feel a bit harsh on people who do. I got a little bit close to my lower lid (it goes without saying that you should avoid contact with your eyes) and though it wasn’t unbearable, I did feel a little extra tingle there that I think was caused by the increased sensitivity of that area.
After using these products for about two weeks (I applied the mask twice, and used the serum daily on its own) I’m very happy with the results. Even immediately after rinsing the mask off the first time, my skin felt lighter and smoother. The serum, when used on its own, goes on smooth and feels very revitalizing. I really feel that my whole face has brightened up, giving me a much more energized appearance, and these products definitely helped even out my skin tone. I had such a positive experience with the mask that it’s made me re-evaluate my whole stance on that type of product—but I probably won’t be going out to look for any new masks when I’ve found one that works so well for me.
In the end, I give these products a huge thumbs up. Though they work amazingly well together, I’m confident that they would be a great addition to any skin care regime as individual products as well.