Andalou CannaCell Glow Mask - review


I was sent two Andalou products for review a while ago and this is one of them. The other one was an oil, which I reviewed this morning (see here), and I wanted to get this post up too while the product is front of mind.

Long story short, it's not awful but it doesn't do much for me so I wouldn't recommend it. Also, it stings when applied so I suspect it won't suit everyone, and I would be careful of this product if you have sensitive skin. More on that below.

Andalou claims/product details:

  • Discover your pure, natural beauty with this exfoliating enzyme, botanical jelly mask 
  • With CannaCell® hemp stem cells, organic hemp seed oil and pure plant essential oils 
  • For a complexion that glows
  • Gentle and effective 
  • For all skin types
  • 100% vegan ingredients
  • Cruelty free
  • No gluten, phthalates, sulphates, silicones or parabens
  • To use: apply evenly to clean, dry or damp skin; leave for 10-20 minutes; gently rinse
  • RRP $22.99 AUD for 50ml, but do shop around


I wanted to love this mask because I love Andalou as a brand, but unfortunately it doesn't do much for me so I wouldn't buy it for myself.

It's a green-coloured product that smells like hemp and citrus, and the smell is a little strong (it's also not my favourite scent) so it may bother some.

In texture it's like a thick gel, but it thins out on application so you don't need to use too much each time. It feels cooling when applied, but it also starts to sting quite a bit so it won't be for everyone and I would be careful of this if you have sensitive skin.

Indeed, I've seen a lot of reviewers comment on the stinging, and many of them say that it's too intense for them to leave the product on for the time suggested in the directions. Some of them have also had adverse skin reactions to this mask, so do be aware of that and test it before purchase if you can.

While I'd hoped that the stinging meant it was working, when it comes to washing it off, I can barely notice any change in my skin. Perhaps it looks a little brighter and feels a little smoother, but honestly, I don't notice much difference and this means I can't recommend it because I don't think it's worth investing the time in face masks unless they're doing something great.

I do however like the packaging because it's weighty and sturdy, and I also like that the product isn't too expensive (especially on special) so it won't break the bank.

Overall I think this mask is ok, but it doesn't do much for me so I wouldn't buy it and I don't think it meets its claims. Yes it's a little moisturising and a touch brightening, but I wouldn't buy it for those reasons because the effect isn't huge, and I think Andalou has better products than this one.

Not for me.

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