Beauty Battle Royale: Rodial Glamoxy Snake Mask VS Ella Bache Hydra-Revitalising Repair Balm.

I guess this isn’t really a battle per se, I called it that for the sake of being dramatic – which is something I aim to do daily. The fact of the matter is, both masks set out to do entirely different things, so the best way to compare and contrast in this instance, is to break this right on down for you.


If you’ve got dry, problematic skin that’s suffering from not enough attention or too much exposure to things that are drying it out and making you look a little haggard you want to go for the Ella Bache. It’s thick, it’s creamy and it’s dreamy. Added to this you can just focus on the areas of dryness by only placing the mask on those spots (which is great news if you have combination skin and don’t want to contribute to oiliness). Think of it as an intense moisturizer.


If your skin is as clogged as the shops at Christmas, then you want to cover your face in some Rodial and quite literally draw out and then peel away those impurities that are causing your pores to block.

Pore strip!

Remember those strips you used to put over your nose to remove blackheads (above)? It works just like that, and is super effective, not only helping to remove dirt and excess sebum but contributing to making the surface of your skin feel and look clearer. See my picture below to get the idea of how it works (and how massively fun it is, you can tell by the expression on my face, right guys?)

TIME: For those that don’t have all the time in the world the Ella Bache Hydra-Revitalizing Repair Balm is great for you because you put it on and let it soak in – no rinsing required and you can use as little or as much as you like. 10 minutes tops.


If you’ve got a bit more time up your sleeve, you should get friendly with the Rodial Glamoxy Snake Mask. The black gel that you put all over your face needs to completely dry to get the maximum benefit. 20 minutes total.

FINALLY– if you were mid mask and the doorbell rang do you want to answer it like this

Or this?

*This picture was just of me with what looked like moisturizer on my face pulling stupid faces. Suffice to say, you couldn’t see anything. You could answer the door embarrassment free.*

My pick? The Rodial just because my skin requires things drawn out of it these days, for those of you that need moisture and elasticity put back into it, you have to get yourself down to the Ella Bache counter today.

And the winner (for me) is…

The Rodial Glamoxy Snake Mask, for getting rid o’ gunk!

Review by Adriane Daff, mask battle umpire.

Note: Rodials animal-testing policy is currently unknown, we are in the process of finding out.

Be well,