[By Wishtrend] Polyphenols in Propolis 15% Ampoule Review

AUTHOR: mblovesskincare

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By Wishtrend Polyphenols in Propolis 15% Ampoule Review

 

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What is it?

It is an ampoule. What exactly is ampoule, you can read here. I might say it is one little ambitious ampoule that promises to balance skin, to reduce sebum production and to treat and prevent acne. Plus, of course, to moisturize, hydrate and soothe any skin, to reduce inflammation and to improve skin tone. All of that with the help of polyphenols in propolis that I mentioned here.

 

Polyphenols are compounds with antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial activity. Main source of polyphenols are fruits (pineapple, passion fruit, acerola, pomegranate, mangosteen) and berries (grape and other dark berries), vegetables, spices, oil seeds (sesame and grapeseed) and tea (green tea, white tea, oolong). Main groups of polyphenols are flavonoids. Flavonoids are further divided into subgroups of compounds such as flavanoles (catechins), flavones (quercetin), anthocyanidins and isoflavones. The Polyphenols are secondary plant metabolites, produced only in small amounts and not in the primary energy metabolism of plants; their functions in the plant are, for example, the protection of the plant against UV radiation or vermin. (…) Nevertheless, the beneficial effects in vitro as well as presented in vivo evidence demonstrate an enormous potential of polyphenolic extracts as active ingredients in topically applied products for the prevention and therapy of UV damages, skin ageing as well as cancer diseases. /quotation source: Review ArticlePolyphenols as active ingredients for cosmetic productsO. V. Zillich*,†,U. Schweiggert-Weisz*, P. Eisner* and M. Kerscher† *Fraunhofer Institute for Process Engineering and Packaging, Giggenhauser Str. 35, D-85354, Freising, and †Department of Chemistry, Institute for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Hamburg, Papendamm 21, 20146 Hamburg, Germany, published in International Journal of Cosmetic Science, 2015, 37, 455–464)/

 

This is one of the latest products By Wishtrend (I mentioned that Korean company herehere and here).

 

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Here is what Wishtrend says about this product:

The Propolis Extract obtained from the Auvergene volcanic region in France contains two Polyphenols, Catechin, and Quercetin. They are good antioxidants, as well as effective ingredients for the nourishment of the skin. In addition, Houtuynia Cordata Extract and Zinc PCA help soothe the skin and has antibacterial properties. Moisturizing agents such as Sodium Hyaluronate, Panthenol, and Betaine effectively provides moisture to the skin. /Wishtrend/

This sounds excellent. Doesn’t it?

 

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This yellowish viscous liquid ampoule comes in 30 ml / 1.01 fl.oz. glass bottle with the pipette. It has the faintest of the faint herbal scent (more like neem) to it.

 

How to use it?

 

After cleansing, prep your skin with toner and apply an appropriate amount evenly to the face. /Wishtrend/

Literally, simple as that. I tend to use a toner with the cotton pad prior to this ampoule to achieve the least impact on its action.

 

Ingredients

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Houttuynia Cordata Extract, Propolis Extract, Glycerin, Propanediol, Isopentyldiol, 1,2-Hexanediol, Water, Sodium Hyaluronate, Ocimum Sanctum Leaf Extract, Corallina Officinalis Extract, Portulaca Oleracea Extract, Punica Granatum Fruit Extract, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Extract, Melia Azadirachta Flower Extract, Panthenol, Perilla Frutescens Extract, Curcuma Longa (Turmeric) Root Extract, Lactobacillus Ferment, Melia Azadirachta Leaf Extract, Butylene Glycol, Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/VP Copolymer, Betaine, Xanthan Gum, Ethylhexylglycerin, Disodium EDTA, Zinc PCA, Pantolactone

 

Key ingredients:

Propolis Extract (15%)

Houttuynia Cordata extract (59%) – used in place of purified water for its antibacterial, soothing qualities for acne-prone/ oily skin.

Sodium Hyaluronate, Panthenol, Betaine – hydrate and soothe the skin

Zinc – controls sebum production in oily skin

Also, there is a powerful combo of healing and polyphenols source plants like: Ocimum Sanctum (Holy Basil, Tulsi), Corallina Officinalis (Algae), Portulaca Oleracea (Red Root, Pursley), Punica Granatum (Pomegranate), Melia Azadirachta (Neem), Perilla Frutescens (Korean Perilla, Shiso) and Turmeric.

Although this formulation seems very moisturizing, it is interesting to say that all ingredients are Malassezia safe. This is important for anyone who has any fungal skin problem, such as fungal acne or seborrheic dermatitis.

 

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Rosacea safe?

Yes, but patch test first. This combo of witch hazel and neem can be sensitizing to some rosaceans. Rare, though, but just sayin’.

 

Who is it for?

All skin types, acne, sensitive, combination, oily

 

Does it work?

Boy o’ boy! Does it work!

I grabbed this product the minute when it has launched, and got lucky with the Black Friday posting and shipping mess, and received it pretty quickly.

At first, it got me scared as I first applied it and then experienced redness and small pimples all over the face. Nooo! I was so looking forward to this ampoule and then this!

Then I (as always) gradually incorporated it into my pm routines, but I couldn’t see anything good or bad of it. Then morning routines. Same thing. Nooo again.

And then I started to use it alone, during the day when I remove morning makeup. And then it showed its glory. It took me almost a month to get there.

I remove makeup, apply toner with the cotton pad and then this ampoule. That’s it. Nothing else. It is very moisturizing and really doesn’t require any moisturizer after. And I tested this in the driest of dry winter weathers. I simply let it do its magic on its own. Of course, if you prefer or need moisturizer, go for it, this is just my way of applying and enjoying this ampoule.

 

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It would be an understatement to say it made my skin stronger, thicker, if you know what I mean. Now, I’m looking forward to removing everything off of my face and applying this goodness.

 

My skin tends to look its best in the morning. Then it gets tired and looks its worst early afternoon. Then it starts to look like s**t later afternoon and breaks out if I don’t do anything about it. That means to remove makeup, tone, and all that jazz. Nevertheless, my skin still fights back.

This ampoule solved that problem. Remarkable result per se. But it really balanced my skin overall and made my afternoon and evening face close to, or even better than the morning face. No more evening breakouts. No more tired dry skin. Crazy, I know!

Wishtrend promised me a rose garden with this ampoule. My skin said YES.

 

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Thumbs up?

Yes!

 

Reference: Review Article Polyphenols as active ingredients for cosmetic products, O. V. Zillich*,†, U. Schweiggert-Weisz*, P. Eisner* and M. Kerscher† *Fraunhofer Institute for Process Engineering and Packaging, Giggenhauser Str. 35, D-85354, Freising, and †Department of Chemistry, Institute for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Hamburg, Papendamm 21, 20146 Hamburg, Germany, published in International Journal of Cosmetic Science, 2015, 37, 455–464)

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[SNP] Jeju Rest Marine Water Mask Review

AUTHOR: BLUE

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SNP Jeju Rest Marine Water Mask Review

 

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I found this SNP Jeju Rest Marine Water Mask in TKMaxx the other day and I contemplated for a few days more whether I should buy it. It cost £1.99 and I already spent a lot that week and I just didn’t know if I’m prepared to lose another couple of pounds. Doesn’t seem like a lot but when I start overspending, then it’s really hard to stop. But! Nobody knows how long it would be available for in TKMaxx so I bought it the same week with no regrets.

What follows is the review of the sheet mask. But if you don’t have time to read it all here’s the main takeaway point: If you have a constantly dry and, in addition to it, sensitive skin, then I feel like I can highly recommend this mask for restoring the hydration to your face and peace to your soul.

 

Claims and Directions for Use

According to the packaging, the sheet mask is to provide tired and dry skin with relaxation and Jeju’s fresh nature (I thought nature is always fresh?) so that the skin rests and feels comfortable with it. This moisturizing mask contains marine mineral of Jeju seawater and quenches dry skin by forming a moisture membrane.

Okay, that didn’t make any sense to me, so I jumped to a website that sells it to see what they claim the mask does. According to this website that sells it, ”SNP Jeju Rest Marine Water Mask is a moisture replenishing mask that forms a moisturizing barrier on dry skin and keeps it fully hydrated with the marine mineral effect of Jeju seawater”. Now, that speaks to me better. So it should hydrate well. Does it? That’s to be answered later in the review. First, how to use the sheet mask, its ingredients and texture.

 

How to use:

  1. After cleansing and toning the skin, place the mask on the face, centering around the eyes and the mouth.
  2. Leave on for 10 to 20 minutes, then remove the mask.
  3. Gently massage the remaining essence into the skin.

 

Ingredients and Texture

Ingredients: Water, Glycerin, Methypropanediol, Sea Water (1,000mg), Dipropylene Glycol, 1,2-Hexanediol, Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Sprout Extract, Beta Vulgaris (Beet) Root Extract, Citrus Junos Fruit Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Nelumbo Nucifera Seed Extract, Arctium Lappa Seed Extract, Locinera Japonica (Honeysuckle) Flower Extract, Anemarrhena Asphodeloides Root Extract, Glycyrrhiza Uralensis (Licorice) Root Extract, Centella Asiatica Extract, Andrographis Paniculata Extract, Propolis Extract, Forsythia Suspensa Fruit Extract, Butylene Glycol, Propanediol, Glycereth-26, Arginine, Carbomer, PEG-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Xanthan Gum, Propylene Glycol, Disodium DTA, Glyceryl Acrylate/ Acrylic Acid Copolymer, PVM/MA Copolymer, Ethylhexylglycerin, Fragrance

 

When I initially saw the ingredients list of this sheet mask, I hesitated whether to buy it. I always try to avoid products which contain oils, Castor/Mineral Oil in particular. But in this case, although present, Castor Oil is one of the last ingredients on the list and the amount of it is most likely minuscule. Additionally, there’s Propylene Glycol (safety rating according to CosDna- yellow 3) and Fragrance (rating between green and yellow) but both of them feature at the end of the ingredients list, just like the Castor Oil. When I conducted the full analysis of the ingredients, I was positively surprised because apart from those three, everything else was super safe (all the safety ratings were green), largely non-irritant (apart from Carbomer that was rated as 1, but which is actually really low) and non-acne causing (apart from Butylene Glycol which had a very low rating of 1). When you look at the ingredients list it becomes clear that the vast majority of the ingredients is safe and, what’s more important, beneficial because there are a lot of plant extracts (Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Sprout Extract, Beta Vulgaris (Beet) Root Extract, Citrus Junos Fruit Extract, to name just a few), Propolis Extract (which is good for soothing, healing and balancing the skin), Sodium Hyaluronate that moisturizes the deeper layers of the skin, Arginine (boosts collagen production) and the staple Sea Water from the Jeju island which is one of the first ingredients on the list. The Sea Water is full of magnesium (alongside other minerals) which helps with moisture retention in your skin and diminishes skin issues (I guess that’s what ”quenching the dry skin by forming a moisture membrane” refers to in the description on the packaging).

In general, I really liked the ingredients in this sheet mask and I’m glad I wasn’t put off by that Castor Oil, phew.

 

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In terms of texture, there’s nothing on the packaging that says what the sheet of the mask is made of. However, I found this SNPcos.us website which seems to be one of the main SNP products distributors and claims the Jeju Rest Marine Water Mask is made of porous pulp fabric with special air pockets that hold the essence in the mask for longer so that it can penetrate the skin without the sheet mask drying out. It’s also designed to smoothly wrap and strongly adhere to the skin. Which it actually did, as you can see in the picture above. It adhered exceptionally well and didn’t dry out much after 20 mins.

The mask’s essence itself wasn’t anything unusual- its texture was somewhere between the consistency of water and gel- less watery than water but more liquid than a gel therefore easy to spread but also easy to spill. There was enough essence to keep the sheet mask fully soaked but not enough to use it the following day on its own.

 

My thoughts

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I loved this sheet mask! And I’m starting to love SNP. For my dry and tired skin, the sheet mask was a fully hydrating and soothing experience. It left my skin moisturized, better-looking and so smooth. I couldn’t stop touching my face! After I took off the mask and the essence was fully absorbed by my skin, a light film formed on my face. Initially, I thought it may be the remnants of the essence but after an hour the film was still there. I started worrying that my pores will clog because of that and after the first ”wow” effect of the sheet mask I was going to dismiss it as one of the disappointing products. But then I realized my pores were fine (no clogging whatsoever) and the film helped to keep my skin hydrated long after I removed the mask. I was curious how long it would last for so I didn’t apply my moisturizer after using it for about 2 hours. And although the film slightly diminished it was still there and my skin was still super smooth and well moisturized. After two hours I had to leave the house so I applied my moisturizer but I feel that if I’d left the film on its own overnight I’d have woken up with my skin still feeling the effects of the Jeju Rest Marine Water sheet mask (I need to add that when I applied the moisturizer I feared it might’ve been too much for my skin and I was expecting a few pimples. But somehow, the moisturizer worked well with the mask and nothing like that happened).

Overall, I think the mask does what it’s claimed to do- it strongly hydrates the skin with the ingredients being largely safe, non-irritant, non-acne causing and, of course, effective. It moisturized my skin very well for a long time, didn’t clog my pores, didn’t break me out and resulted in a generally very positive experience. Therefore, when I see another SNP sheet mask, I’m definitely going to buy it! …And maybe a few other SNP products as well.

 

 

 

[Mediheal] Mask Dress Code Violet Review

Author: Blue

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Mediheal Mask Dress Code Violet Review

 

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When I sheet mask, I usually do it in my night routine which I then end with a sheet mask and skip the moisturizer. I skip the moisturizer because most of the sheet masks I’ve tried so far were so sticky and so… heavy that putting an extra layer on top of the shield that the sheet mask had left seemed… a little bit too much. There have been, however, a few masks that I liked a lot and deviated from that tendency because they were not only effective but also light (and non-sticky). This Mediheal Mask Dress Code Violet (I tried the Red one as well with the same effect) is one of those masks that I can follow with a rich moisturizer and my skin loves it. But let’s dive into the details.

 

Claims and Directions for use

The sheet mask ingredients make it a toning-regenerating sheet mask. It is supposed to brighten, regenerate and restore the skin’s pH level.

To use the mask:

  1. Cleanse the face and neck, apply a toner and place the sheet mask on the face
  2. Stretch the sheet towards the ears and upwards to adjust it to your face shape
  3. Put the remaining essence from the packaging onto the neck and pat it in delicately
  4. Leave the sheet mask on for 20 mins and after removing, pat in the remaining essence onto your face

 

 

Ingredients and Texture

Ingredients: Water, Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, Sodium Hyaluronate, Hydrolyzed Collagen, Xanthan Gum, Carbomer, Tocopheryl Acetate, Disodium DTA, Panthenol, Trehalose, Betaine, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Olea Europeana Fruit Extract, Opuntia Ficus-Indica Extract, Vaccinium Angustifolium Fruit Extract, Euterpe Oleracea Fruit Extract, Lavandula Angustifolia Flower Water, Hamamelis Virginiana Extract, Myrciaria Dubia Fruit Extract, Morinda Citrifolia Extract, Punica Granatum Fruit Extract, Ficus Carica Fruit Extract, Morus Alba Fruit Extract, Ginko Biloba Nut Extract, Methylparaben, Portulaca Oleracea Extract, Beta-Glucan, Allantoin, Triethanolamine, Polysorbate 80, Adenosine, Fragrance

 

In terms of the ingredients, the sheet mask seems to have its pros and cons.

Pros: 

  • lots of botanical ingredients- extracts (e.g. Hamamelis Virginiana Extract), water (Lavandula Angustifolia Flower Water) and juice (Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice) that are nothing but beneficial and skin-friendly. According to CosDna ratings they’re not irritant, don’t cause acne and are super safe (top green satefy rating)
  • one of the first ingredients on the list are Sodium Hyaluronate and Hydrolyzed Collagen which keep the skin moisturized (Sodium Hyaluronate) and contribute to its elasticity (Hydrolyzed Collagen) making it plumper and more wrinkle-resistant
  • the mask also contains other beneficial ingredients such as Panthenol, Betaine, Beta-Glucan, Allantoin and Adenosine that help to fight/prevent the signs of aging

 

Cons:

  • it contains a few ingredients that aren’t considered too safe such as Tocopheryl Acetate (safety rating 3- yellow), Triethanolamine (safety rating 5- yellow) and Polysorbate 80 (safety rating 3 again). Triethanolamine can cause acne
  • contains a paraben (Methylparaben) and Fragrance

 

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Unfortunately, the packaging doesn’t say what the sheet mask is made of but my guess would be it’s a cotton sheet. It comes with printing in the shape of a carnival mask which is made of materials that don’t cause allergic reaction nor do they discolour the face. The essence in which the mask itself is soaked is transparent liquid a bit thicker than water but it’s easy to spill nevertheless (which I already did). Its fragrance isn’t overwhelming but very discreet and actually pleasant. I can’t really compare it to any fragrance as it doesn’t remind me of anything.

 

My thoughts

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I generally like Mediheal sheet masks and this Mask Dress Code Violet didn’t disappoint me. It’s got a ingredients list full of wonders which do wonders. I did notice a significant difference after using it and I already did it a few times. Every time the effects were the same- my face looked a lot healthier and noticeably brighter (not significantly brighter, however, as I’m already pale but it did made my pimple scars less noticeable). My skin was also much more elastic and softer. The essence from the sheet mask absorbed super quickly and didn’t leave a sticky or heavy feeling so I could top it up with my daily moisturizer. The end effect was a fully hydrated, healthier-looking skin that I couldn’t resist to touch. There’s the abundance of the essence as well which lasted me for two more days so even though I threw away the (cotton) sheet itself, I still could enjoy the mask’s benefits for two more days.

The downside of the mask are a few ingredients that are potentially unsafe for the skin (such as Triethanolamine or Polysorbate 80) and made me a bit concerned. But they were further down the ingredients list, so their amount in the essence must’ve been scant. Methylparaben and Fragrance also made me a bit suspicious of the mask but when I saw it didn’t contain Alcohol (yaay) or Mineral Oil (yaay) I decided to give it a try. And I don’t regret- I’ve already repurchased it.

Would I recommend it? Definitely. But make sure you use a moisturizer afterwards, especially if you have naturally dry skin like me. The mask is brightening/regenerating, but it’s not moisturizing enough. So a good moisturizer on top of that and you’re ready to shine!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

[Tony Moly] Pureness 100 Snail Mask Sheet Review

AUTHOR: Miriam

THIS REVIEW ORIGINALLY APPEARED ON HER BLOG IN 2018 HERE.

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Tony Moly Pureness 100 Snail Mask Sheet Review

 

 

Hey Beauty Lovers!

As you know, I’m slightly obsessed with sheet masks. I usually stick to higher end masks, but every now and then, I like to give more affordable options a try. I purchased this mask from the dollar section of the MaskSheets site with my own money.

 

This mask is marketed for sensitive skin, and it claims to repair damaged skin. I decided to test out these claims by using it the day after a chemical peel. My skin feels pretty sensitive and can get irritated easily after a peel, so I was really hoping that this mask wouldn’t burn my skin!

 

Ingredients:

water, glycerin, butylene glycol, alcohol, snail secretion filtrate (7000 ppm), betaine, phenoxyethanol, sodium hyaluronate, PEG-60 hydrogenated castor oil, allantoin, camellia sinensis leaf extract, hamamelis virginiaana (Witch Hazel) extract, morus alba bark extract, 1,2-hexanediol, propanediol, caprylyl glycol, illicium verum (anise) fruit extract, carbomer, triethanolamine, xanthan gum, disodium EDTA, ethylhexylglycerin, fragrance

 

Directions:

Apply the sheet mask after cleansing the skin. Leave the mask on for 20-30 minutes. After removing the mask, gently pat the remaining essence into your skin. For best results, use 2-3 times a week for 4 weeks.

 

How I Used This Mask:

After double cleansing, I applied rose water, essence, and serum. I then applied this sheet mask, and left it on for 30 minutes. I pat the remaining essence into my skin, and I followed up with moisturizer. I only have one of these masks, so I will not be testing it out over the course of a month.

 

What I Liked About This Mask:

  • Great fit for my face, and it stayed put the entire 30 minutes
  • Made with Snail Secretion Filtrate
  • Successfully calmed my irritated skin after a chemical peel
  • Didn’t make me break out
  • Unbleached cotton sheet- I’m not usually a fan of cotton sheets, but this one was actually very comfortable
  • Instant results
  • Affordable

 

Side Note:

Taking the mask out of the packaging, the first thing I noticed were black specks all over the sheet. Of course I freaked out, but after inspecting the packet, I noticed that it does have the following statement:

 

“This mask sheet is made by NON-bleached fabric which contains cottonseeds.”

 

I assumed that the black specks were cottonseeds, and I really hope they weren’t insects. Needless to say, I had anxiety the entire time that the mask was on my face. The mask did feel very soothing, and my skin looks surprisingly refreshed when I took it off.

 

Overall, I’m impressed with the quality of this TonyMoly mask!

 

I hope you enjoyed this sheet mask review! You can find all my skincare reviews by clicking the Skincare Reviews Series tab here.

My favorite K-Beauty websites are BeautyTap (use my code mimwieds15 for 15% off!) and MaskSheets (they have fantastic sheet mask sales).

[Elizavecca] Milky Piggy Carbonated Bubble Clay Mask Review

Author: Kimmy Loo

This review originally appeared on her blog in 2017 here.

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Elizavecca Milky Piggy Carbonated Bubble Clay Mask Review

 

As seen on my previous post, I finally have an update for all you pretty readers. Today I’ll be doing a review on the Elizavecca Milky Piggy Carbonated Bubble Clay Mask! I know this mask have been in the market for a while now and I’m only doing the review now but I do have a reason! LOL! My skin wasn’t in the greatest condition when this mask was released. Now that my skin is in a better condition, I’ll be trying it out!

Do take note that this product is NON HALAL!

 

Elizavecca Carbonated Bubble Clay Mask. With the hype going on around the beauty industry, let’s see if its really that great of a product.

 

Packaging

– It comes in a small grey container.

– 100 ml worth of product.

– I quite like the simple packaging and the piggy with the mask on. LOL!

– The expiry date and manufactured date can be found on the bottom of the container.

 

 

Inside

– It has a small spatula and a tight plastic lid over the mask.

 

Texture before applying.

– It’s a greyish slimy cream type mask.

– It’s like jello.

– It’s so fun to look at! XD

 

Beneficial ingredient:

As the product page stated, this mask contains Green Tea extract, Pomegranate extract, Charcoal Powder, Collagen, Glycerin.

 

Here are the full ingredients:

Purified Water, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, White Clay, Acrylate Copolymer, Disodium Cocoamphodiacetate, Methyl Perfluorobutyl Ether, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, Lauramide DEA, TEA-Cocoyl Glutamate, Green Tea Extracts, Glycerine, Dipropylene Glycol, Bentonite, Collagen, Charcoal Powder, Phenoxyethanol, Methylparaben, Flavouring Agents, Carbonated Water, Xanthan Gum, Disodium EDTA, Allantoin, Butylene Glycol, Lavender Extracts, Monarda Didyma Leaf Extracts, Peppermint Leaf Extracts, Freesia Leaf Extracts, Chamomile Flower Extracts, Rosemary Leaf Extracts

 

Charcoal Powder

It pulls out dirt and oil from pores.

 

Green Tea Extract

Soothes sensitive skin

 

Glycerin

Anti Ageing treatments

Used in acne treatments

Helps to retain skin moisture

 

What the product claims to do:

– The carbonated bubble unclogs pores and removes dead skin.

– The carbonated bubble helps to stimulate the skin to bring out a healthy glow.

– Removes black head.

 

How to use:

Step 1.

– Pick up the mask with the spatula provided.

 

Step 2.

– Apply it all over the face. Work fast. Trust me, if you work slowly the foam will start forming before you even finish covering your face.

– Spread it evenly.

– Wait and see the magic happen.

 

Within 20 seconds, small fine bubbles will start forming. It’s so interesting watching the bubbles form.

 

1 minute after application. As you can see the bubbles started forming, you can hear the bubbling fizzy happening around your skin.

You can feel the tingling sensation around your whole face as the bubble keeps growing.

 

Step 3.

After 5 – 10 minutes, run fingers under warm water and rub onto skin. Massage for a minute and wash your face as you would with a cleanser.

 

 

Texture after applying

It’s not what I expected. I initially thought that the bubbles would be fine and soft but it’s actually sticky. It turns into a soapy feel once massaged with warm water.

 

Scent

I’m not quite sure what the smell is but it smells like a sweet fruity smell. Not too bad.

 

Personal opinion

Once applied, you can feel a tingly sensation just like drinking sprite or coke. I have a very sensitive skin so I was hesitating whether to try on this product or not. However, thank god my skin did not react badly to the mask. I did not get any redness or itch on my face. It has the same feeling as dipping your face into carbonated water.

However! It is a hassle washing it off. It is sooo hard to wash the mask off. It’s slippery and foamy, I had to use cotton wipes to remove the clay off my skin. So I think using it before shower will be a better idea.

 

It is worth the hype?

To be honest, it’s worth playing around with this mask because it’s so much fun watching the mask grow 5x its original size but in terms of helping the skin, I don’t think so.

 

Does it do what it claims?

To be honest, I don’t think the mask does what it claims to do. Removes blackheads? Neh, I don’t think so. Gives a healthy glow? Hmmm, not really. Removes dead skin and dirt? Maybe? Not that sure, maybe I have to use it more often to see its effect.

 

PROS

– Smells great

– Decent amount of product for its price

– Fun to play with.

 

CONS

– Might not be suitable for dry skin or very sensitive skin.

– Not much effect on the skin.

– Overrated product to be honest.

 

Price

I bought it for RM40 during sales in Hermo.

 

Where to purchase?

Hermo – HERE

Amazon – HERE

YESSTYLE – HERE

 

Ratings

Price – 4/5

Pretty worth it during sales

 

Size – 4/5

I guess it’s a decent amount at 100ml

 

Hygiene – 2/5

I don’t really like things in a jar. I prefer it to be in a tube but I guess for this product it works better being in a tub.

 

Packaging – 3.5/5

I like the simple package but not the colour.

 

Claims – 2/5

Not really feeling it for this clay mask.

 

Will I repurchase this product?

I don’t think I will be repurchasing this product. It’s worth the hype though, watching the bubble form and the tingling sensation is pretty cool. However, coming down to the benefits, I don’t think it I like it that much but I do prefer the Innisfree Super Volcanic Clay Mask.

 

Originality Check

On the box, you will get a seal with a QR Code and numbers to check for originality. Gently scrape the silver part to reveal 16 numbers to check.

 

Go to this link -> http://elizavecca.com/shop/main/html.php?&htmid=service/original_certification_eng.htm and input the numbers.

*Beware of imitation Elizavecca products.

 

That’s it for my first impression/review for my first product from Elizavecca. The above review is not sponsored by anybody and it is all my personal opinion on the Elizavecca Carbonated Clay mask.

 

– Kimmy Loo –