Sorbet Vitamin Rescue Masque {Review}

Okay so I am a complete masque newbie – I’m not even going to beat around the bush on that fact! But lately my skin has been looking a bit dull and tired and I started thinking this could be a great moment to start getting into using masques. I know the Body Shop has an incredible variety (and I have my eye on a few that I will be trying soon!) but I recently spotted one at Clicks at a good price and knew I had to purchase it. Yes, it was none other than the Sorbet Vitamin Rescue Masque

The only other masque I’ve purchased and reviewed is the Skin Republic Bubble Sheet Mask which I adored! However I’ve been looking for a few to keep in my beauty cabinet for those days when my skin looks tired. Since the Sorbet Vitamin Rescue Masque promises to energise, replenish and restore I was hooked. The main ingredients are essential oils (Lemon, Orange and Bergamot). advanced actives, Shea Butter and highly concentrated Vitamins A, C an E.

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The Sorbet Vitamin Rescue Masque is from Sorbet’s Specialist Care range and promises to energize, restore and replenish. It promises that it’s powerful antioxidants work synergistically to provide a powerful defense against the ageing effects from free radical damage. They recommend that one uses the masque twice per week.


It costs R100 for 100ml on the Sorbet website but I saw that Clicks is currently offering it for R49, 95!

What did I think? 

All in all I really liked the product. I am a huge fan of Sorbet’s products in general – I think they are incredibly priced and work effectively. I recently got two nail polishes from them and I have been thoroughly impressed. Another exciting piece of news is that Sorbet is about to launch what looks like an incredible makeup line.

I also love the packaging of their products and how sleek the tube feels. For the reasonable price the product feels upmarket and when you apply it on your skin it feels like quality too. Overall I am very happy with this product and will continue to use it twice per week as instructed. After use my skin texture feels softer and slightly replenished.


To me the Sorbet Vitamin Rescue Masque doesn’t have that much of a smell – the fragrance is very light. It doesn’t have a bad smell. It just smells to me like a mixture between floral or citrus with a slight medicinal undertone. Then again I don’t have too much to compare it too! But it’s not overpowering at all.

Masque use / target areas

According to their website, Sorbets salon skin range combines essential oils (lemon, orange & bergamot), advanced actives, shea butter and highly concentrated vitamins (A, C & E) to revitalise, energise and leave skin deeply cleansed and restored.  

The vitamins A and E protect the skin from free radicals and environmental damage.

Vitamin A: stimulates the cells responsible for developing tissue that keeps skin firm and healthy

Vitamin E: blocks free radicals from the body, which play a large part in the ageing process.

Vitamin C: antioxidant-rich, it helps prevent and treat ultraviolet (UV)-induced photodamage


The white paste is very smooth and soft. At first when I used it some oil came out so I shook the tube and then it came out much better! It applies very easy and doesn’t dry out much when on the skin. Once I become more of a masque fundi I’ll have more to compare it to, but the texture seemed pretty pleasant to me!

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Which skintypes is it suitable for? 

The Sorbet Vitamin Rescue Masque says that it is kind even to sensitive skin. So, we can assume they have made the product with diverse skin types in mind.  Although because shea butter is one of the ingredients, it might be best suited for those with skin leaning towards dry or dehydrated that needs replenishing.

So, how did my skin feel afterwards?

My skin felt a bit softer after I’ve rinsed off the masque with lukewarm water. I also noticed that it didn’t feel tight at all. I couldn’t notice extreme visible differences, but when I put on my foundation and began the makeup routine, I did notice my skin complexion had a slight improvement.

So there you have it, my first official masque review. I’m effeminately planning to add some more to the blog in due time so send me your recommendations!

Have a lovely week my friends xx




  1. February 1, 2018 / 9:24 am

    Very real review. Saw this the other day after a Sorbet session so keen to give it a try but probably looking more towards the Clicks price if it’s not a massive change.

    • RachaelWilliams
      February 2, 2018 / 11:38 pm

      Thanks for stopping by Jenna 🙂 let me know if you try it out what you think? I’m quite new to masques so it’s hard when you don’t have much to compare it too, but hopefully once I start using more I can have more of a reference point. Have a fabulous weekend xx

  2. February 1, 2018 / 10:32 am

    This isn’t one I’ve tried, but I think I might grab it at that price!
    It’s also probably one of those masks that, the more you use it, the more improvement you’ll see on your skin – try and make a note of how your skin looks after each use 🙂

    • RachaelWilliams
      February 2, 2018 / 11:39 pm

      Ah good idea, I’ll definately make a note since I plan to use it consistently.. I’m one of those people who hate half used things filling up my cupboards which happens so frequently with beauty bloggers:):):) let me know if you decide to try it out 🙂 xxx

  3. February 2, 2018 / 2:16 am

    Also a huge Sorbet fan….. and love skin care.

    • RachaelWilliams
      February 2, 2018 / 11:37 pm

      Ah so awesome to hear! Glad to meet another Sorbet fan out there. Thanks for stopping by. Lotsa love xx

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