[Nature Republic] Real Nature Mask Sheet Green Tea Review

Author: Veronica

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Nature Republic Real Nature Mask Sheet Green Tea Review

 

The benefits of Green tea is not particularly new information for us. It has a long list of health and beauty benefits that could put any other ingredient to shame. Not only does it calm your tummy, but it can calm down angry skin too. Due to the various properties of green tea, it has long been embraced by the beauty industry.

This brings me to the sheet mask that I’ll be reviewing today: Nature Republic Real Nature Mask Sheet (Green Tea). Nature Republic is a K-beauty brand that’s extremely popular worldwide.

 

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Product Description:

REAL NATURE GREEN TEA MASK SHEET. Green tea extract deeply moisturizes and helps the skin stay moisturized.

 

How to Use:

  1. After washing face, apply toner to prepare the skin for the next step of skin care.
  2. Open the pouch, pull out the mask, and place on the face, using the eye area to align correctly.
  3. Remove after 10-20 minutes and gently pat for better absorption.
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Ingredients:

WATER, BUTYLENE GLYCOL, PEG/PPG-17/6 COPOLYMER, GLYCERIN, CITRUS PARADISI (GRAPEFRUIT) FRUIT EXTRACT, PEG-75, ALCOLHOL, PEG-60 HYDROGENATED CASTOR OIL, CAMELLIA SINESIS SEED EXTRACT, XANTHAN GUM, SODIUM HYALURONATE, DISODIUM EDTA, PHENOXYETHANOL, FRAGRANCE

 

Price: 

1-2$, but I bought this directly in Korea and it cost me 10,000₩ for a pack of 10 sheets. That’s roughly 20 pesos each. Such a steal!

 

Experience:

I remember buying this mask, I wasn’t really into K-beauty then, or beauty in general, so I asked the sales attendant from the Nature Republic store what she recommended for me. She took one look at my face and she said that I had troubled skin (I was having a serious breakout moment then so I don’t blame her!). She told me to get the Chamomile version of this mask for skin calming purposes and then add the Green Tea version for extra moisture.

The packaging is alright, nothing special. The rest of the Nature Republic Real Nature Mask Sheets are incorporating the same design.

Opening the mask, you can recognize the smell easily. Classic green tea. Calming and soothing to the nose. Seriously, who doesn’t love the smell of green tea?

The mask is thin and the cut outs are just right for my eye area. I once again, ripped the sheet while positioning it, so I didn’t bother to position it perfectly. I might rip it more. I’m too strong for these delicate sheets, I guess. The mask is a bit big, so if you’ve got a smaller face, this might be a problem. It was alright for my big face though.

The sheet itself is drenched in essence, with the packet having more than enough. I like to use the remaining essence for my elbows and neck. Since the essence was hefty, it was dripping down my neck. You can clearly see this in the photo below.

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This green tea mask from Nature Republic did not leave my face tacky after using it. It did, however, leave my face moisturized, which is its goal. The moisturization was better than the mask I previously reviewed. It also sort of helped in calming my skin down. Using this was very relaxing too, mainly because of the green tea smell.

 

Thoughts:

I love the overall effect of this Nature Republic Real Nature Green Tea Mask Sheet. Nature Republic really did give green tea justice and they continue to prove why they’re a popular brand with their top of the line products.

There are also thing that I really really dislike about this mask. One is the fact that the mask essence is very drippy. I hate when the essence drips all the way to my neck because the feeling makes me uncomfortable. Two is that it contains alcohol. I am trying my best to only use products that do not contain alcohol. I hope Nature Republic could maybe reformulate this in the future.

I have not tried other green tea mask though, so I couldn’t compare it with those from different brands. I’ll try more green tea masks just because this worked out so well, preferably ones without alcohol content next time.

 

Note: This post is not sponsored in any way. 

[Nature Republic] Bamboo Charcoal Mud Pack Review

Author: Avellina

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Nature Republic Bamboo Charcoal Mud Pack Review

 

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Nature Republic is really famous for their Aloe Vera 92% Soothing Gel. I saw this product for the first time when a YouYuber compared it with Glam Glow Mud Mask. For $9 this product gives an amazing result at that video so I decided to buy it and it was the best decision that I ever made. This mask is made for oily skin. It claims to remove blackheads and whiteheads and tighten the skin. It contains Damyang Bamboo Charcoal Mixture from Korea as the star ingredient.

 

***Packaging

This mask comes in a 150 gram plastic tube. There’s no box for this product. Usually clay mask comes in 100 g weight so this is quite a lot. The tube makes this product last longer ( doesn’t dry out quickly) and more hygienic. There’s an instruction in Koran and English for international kbeauty lovers^^

 

***Ingredients

Here are the ingredients on the packaging : Purified water, Kaolin, Bentonite, Methylpropanediol, Charcoal powder, Cucumber, Sodium magnesium silicate, Carbonated water, Pomegranate extract, Acai palm extract, Cranberry fruit extract, Gugjia extract, Plum extract, Blueberry extract, Jujube extract, 1,2-hexanediol, xanthan gum, propanediol, erysobic acid, pentasodium pentetate, phenoxyethanol.

This product contains no harmful ingredients. Kaolin or China clay helps to purify and soothe the skin. Bentonite helps to unclog pores and shrink them and also control the sebum production. It also contains some plants extract such as plum, blueberry, cranberry, etc.

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***Performance

I use this product 1-2 times a week after cleansing. I use it all over my face and leave it for 15-30 minutes. The mask is very thick. It has a dark grey colour and smells like old Chinese medicine. I feel like I apply a drug mask on my face. But don’t worry, the smell disappears quickly.

 

What I really like about this product is that you can see the result immediately.  After the mask dries, it forms oil patches on the skin so I can see the part of my face that has a lot of sebum like a nose and the inner cheek. For some people it may be disgusting but for me it is so satisfying to see a mud mask suck all the oil on my face.

This mask is a little bit hard to wash off. You may take more time to rub your face using lukewarm water or you can use a wet towel. I always wipe my face using a toner and a cotton pad after using this product to wipe any leftover mask.  Here’s the result :

 

 

I love this mask so much! My pores are gone after I use it and my skin produces less sebum. My face feels very smooth and my make up stays longer.  I really recommend this product for the summer and for those who have oily skin with clogged pores. Repurchase? Yes!

[Nature Republic] Ice Sun Puff Review

Author: Tiffany

This review comes from her blog which you can access here. She’s also very active on her Instagram which I highly recommend to all k-beauty fans- it’s packed with great photos of a range of k-beauty products worth having a look at.

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Nature Republic Ice Sun Puff Review

 

When the Korean skincare brand Nature Republic reached out to me to do a review, I was very excited to try their Ice Sun Puff sunscreen. it may literally be the coolest sunscreen I have ever seen. To operate the sunscreen, you twist the cap to the ON position, shake it a few times, and press on the cap. The aerosol function cools down the liquid and dispenses it on to a cushion, which you then dab on to your face. This sunscreen truly lives up to the ice in its name!

Nature Republic Ice Sun Puff in California Aloe

WHAT’S IN THIS SUNSCREEN?

This is a mineral-based sunscreen with zinc oxide and titanium dioxide as filters. It also includes aloe leaf juice for soothing and niacinamide for brightening.

This product also contains fragrance and denatured alcohol, which may be sensitizers to some.

WHO IS IT FOR?

  • People who want to cool down when it’s hot outside. (Seriously, it’s like pressing an ice cube to your skin. SO REFRESHING.)
  • People who want to touch up their sunscreen without disrupting their makeup. (Since this dries on clear.)

WHO IS IT NOT FOR?

People who want a full-coverage sunscreen. Unfortunately, the design of this container is not ideal. There are only 3 holes in the aerosol, so only a little bit of liquid is dispensed with each press. Sometimes only the center of the cushion gets soaked. You have to shake multiple times to get enough for a touch-up.

EXPERIENCE

I read a review that described this as the Bop It of skincare,” which is hilarious. I think this is the most fun and innovative sunscreen I have seen, with some missteps in execution.

First, what I like:

  • The cooling sensation is perfection. I am always amazed at how cold the cushion gets. I am surprised that cooling sunscreens are not more common, given that this solves a common need: Protection from the heat of the sun.
  • The scent is delicious. This is one of my favorite scents of all time. If Nature Republic came out with a California Aloe perfume, I would buy it in a heartbeat!
  • The ingredients. Niacinamide is an ingredient that I look for in my moisturizers and serums, so to have this well-researched brightening and wrinkle-prevention ingredient in my suncare is a plus.

What I wish were improved:

  • The dispense mechanism. Like I mentioned above, you have to shake and pump multiple times to get an adequate amount of product for coverage.

RESULTS

I have only tried this on normal days where I go to work from 9-5 or am walking to brunch on the weekend. I have not tested this at the beach, so I can’t say whether this truly protects me from the sun. Given the limited coverage, I would not trust this to be my go-to sunscreen for an outdoor activity. I would use this only for touch-ups.

PRICE

This is available in the USA at naturerepublicusa.com for $28. This is a 100mL bottle which comes with 2 cushions.

VERDICT

I’m traveling to hot and humid southeast Asia later in the summer, and I am definitely bringing this product with me. I think the friends who are traveling with me would really benefit from this as well, so I am considering buying one for them too. However, I would file this product underskintertainment” – a fun, indulgence purchase that fits certain use cases, but not a skincare staple.

Please note that I received this product from Nature Republic for free in exchange for my review.

 

[Nature Republic] Himalaya Salt Cleansing Balm Review

AUTHOR: Blue

The review originally appeared on the blog The World of Blue.

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Nature Republic Himalaya Salt Cleansing Balm Review

 

I was shopping (again) at TKMaxx (again) and I found this Nature Republic Himalaya Salt Cleansing Balm. And because I love Korean products, my previous cleansing cream was almost gone and Nature Republic triggers positive associations in my head, I had to buy it. Truth to be told, it was much more expensive than The Face Shop Herb Day Cleansing Cream with Green Tea (even though the price was already reduced) but I….just had to buy it. So I did, and so today there’s another review.

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Claims

Because I didn’t buy it online, all I was relying on when buying it was the packaging. It says:

”The cleansing balm effectively removes heavy makeup and impurities from skin, tidies up skin, and provides a moisturized feel to skin as it softly melts like sorbet.”

Is it only me that finds this text odd? I don’t know who translates the print that appears on the Korean cosmetics’ products but whenever I see their texts my eyes start twitching and my brain screaming like in this case (I’m a linguistics student so maybe I’m more sensitive to when something weird’s happening with the language). This weird text nonetheless, the main points to take are:

*it should remove makeup effectively (even the heavier one)

*it should be moisturizing

*it should be pleasant to the skin (in texture, that is).

Did it live up to its claims? I shall talk about it more below.

 

Packaging

The cleansing balm comes in a round plastic packaging which in turn comes in a little cardboard box. The plastic packaging is very smooth, opens without any problems and stores the balm perfectly. Can go anywhere or fall down and it won’t break and the balm won’t spill all over. Thumbs up. There’s also a small scoop inside to facilitate taking about the balm itself. Quite handy but bare fingers should suffice as well.

 

Ingredients and Texture

 

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To be fair, the ingredients list disappointed me quite a lot. There are only three plant extracts which, compared to The Face Shop cleansing cream, is nothing. But there’s Mineral Oil as the second ingredient on the list so I thought the balm itself would do the job and cleanse effectively- and that’s the most important thing when it comes to cleansing stuff. You can also see the ingredients list here.

 

When it comes to the texture, it’s very soft and even though when you open it for the first time it may look veeery solid, it’s actually easier to spread on the skin than most moisturizers. When it touches your skin it almost instantly becomes an oil-like transparent spread. So it’s perfect for a skin massage while cleansing.

 

My thoughts

As with The Face Shop cleansing cream, I decided to do an experiment and see how effectively the balm removes makeup. So I put long-lasting lip gloss, two lipsticks and mascara at the back of my hand, let it dry a bit and then applied the Nature Republic cleansing balm. After massaging in the balm for a few minutes I wiped it off with a face wipe. These are the pictures.

It was really effective when it comes to the lipsticks and the lipgloss. But with the mascara it wasn’t that easy. The Face Shop cleansing cream did a better job of removing it than did Nature Republic cleansing balm. So, despite the balm’s claim, if you wear ‘heavy’ makeup you may have difficulties in getting rid of it. It is moisturizing, though. Moisturizing in a way that it doesn’t leave your skin dried out. Most likely it’s due to the Mineral Oil it contains- definitely not any plant extracts. It didn’t break me out or clog my pores either (a plus as I have a sensitive and easy clogging skin).

If you’re looking for a decent affordable cleansing balm/cream, Nature Republic Himalaya Salt Cleansing Balm is an option, but there definitely are better alternatives. I won’t purchase it again, at least not as long as I can see something else on the shelve which is the same price or cheaper. The balm didn’t live up to the most important claim- effective cleansing. It is, however, moisturizing and it definitely ‘melts like a sorbet’.