I have had my brush with PHA but I have not fully realized its benefits because I’ve been so happy with my AHA and BHA products.
It wasn’t until I got the PHAT Glow Facial($49) from Ole Henriksen that I got to realize what it can do for my skin. With PHA, this face mask perfect, smooth, illuminate, and plump whiling evening the tone and texture of the skin. The mask also contains nordic birch sap to hydrate and nourish, pink bentonite clay to clarify and renew, chia seed oil to nourish and plump, cotton extract to soften, and extracts of lemon, sugar cane, licorice root, chamomile, and sandalwood to help condition skin.
Like my at-home facial products, I was expecting this to tingle but it didn’t. The mask feels creamy and soft to the skin, almost like a thick moisturizer. Once it dries, the pink hue seems to get absorbed by my pores and transforms into a clear mask that still feels creamy when rinsed. I have been using this product twice a week for the last month and I’ve been happy with the results. So, happy that it has earned a position on my thrice a week masking routine. Aside from helping clear and even my skin, which I can get from my other masks, this makes my skin looks so healthy. After a month of use, I see how it can brighten and plump the skin, making me look I had enough sleep. My skin looks more together, not sallow or dull in some areas. I will continue to use this and check for long-term results but so far, I’m really happy with it.