9WISHES Intense Hydrating Gold Foil Patch & Mask will treat you well if you have oily skin. In that case you will fall in love with it's light essence and the end result. In case. your skin is dry, try to use it during the summer months as in the winter you will be left with very little results. Patches on this one are cute for the Instagram but, unfortunately they do nothing in terms of dealing with ANY of the skin issues.
Claims from the manufacturer:
All in One Care 2 Step Mask Pack
Intensive Spot Care and Calming&Hydrating Care
Patented ingredients improve wrinkle appearance
An eco-friendly thin mask sheet efficiently delivers active ingredients
Directions from the manufacturer:
After cleansing, the skin texture is arranged. Intense gold foil patches will be applied to areas where intensive care is required, such as forehead / both cheek / chin. Intense gold foil patch on the face with an intense hydrating mask. After about 15 to 20 minutes, remove the mask sheet and patches, gently tap the essence to absorb the skin.
Step 1 (Patch): Water, Glycerin, 1,2-Hexanediol, Butylene Glycol, Propolis Extract, Lupinus Albus Seed Extract, Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Gold, Xanthan Gum, Carbomer, Tromethamine, Trehalose, Adenosine, Sodium Hyaluronate, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, PEG-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Ethylhexylglycerin, Phenoxyethanol, Disodium EDTA
Step 2 (Mask): Water, Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, 1,2-Hexanediol, Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Seed Extract, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Schizandra Chinensis Fruit Extract, Coptis Chinensis Root Extract, Acorus Calamus Root Extract, Zingiber Officinale (Ginger) Root Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Perilla Ocymoides Leaf Extract, Opuntia Coccinellifera Fruit Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Anhydroxylitol, Xylitol, Xylitylglucoside, Sodium Acetylated Hyaluronate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Hydrolyzed Hyaluronic Acid, Glucose, Allantoin, Trehalose, Hydroxyethylcellulose, PEG-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Glyceryl Acrylate/Acrylic Acid Copolymer, Biosaccharide Gum-1, PVM/MA Copolymer, Caprylyl Glycol, Carbomer, Arginine, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Disodium EDTA, Ethyl Hexanediol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Fragrance
The 9WISHES Intense Hydrating Gold Foil Patch & Mask is one of those products where one supplied half is extremely good and other one is mediocre in it's action. The best part is the sheet mask and something not worth the attention is the foil patches. Yes, they are cute but that's about it. Neither they work on their won, nor in combination with the supplied sheet mask.
the packaging is well designed and is beautiful with it's pearlescent glow. Upper section contains patches and lower compartment is where the good stuff is. The step 1- patches are made of soft foilated cotton and ar cut in shape of hearts. Cute but unfortunately not practical at all. If you place them on the cheeks, they slide down the face. If you put them underneath the eye area, they don't cover the necessary amount of skin to be considered eye patches. Bleh. Essence is very watery and unscented. It drips down the face making a nice slide pathway for the patches.
Moving on to the mask. The essence is more viscous and has ampoule texture to it. This time it is fragranced and smells of sweet honey or propolis extract. Fragrance feels very natural and inoffensive. It disappears once the mask is on your face. Essence feels very cooling and weightless at the same time. Mask itself comes with plastic backing which is handy because the sheet itself is very thin. I had my share using thin sheets but I found it difficult to apply. If you consider sliding patches and messing around with unfolding the mask, make sure you got some time and patience saved up.
So what it did in the end, you may ask? Well I am satisfied with the end result from the sheet. My skin felt very luscious and looked great. I had some redness under my eyes and on my forehead prior the application and it was entirely gone. My skin looked radiant and felt soft and firm to the touch. The wearing time was about 20 minutes which is lovely. If you have oily skin and need some healthy glow and well hydrated skin in your lives, 9WISHES Intense Hydrating Gold Foil Patch & Mask is definitely for you. I think this mask is most suitable for oily, combination, normal skin types. It won't be enough of anything for dry skin holders, especially now with cold temperatures outside.
+ Alcohol, paraben, sulfate and silicone free formulation
+ Patches contain niacinamide, adenosine, hyaluronic acid and propolis extract
+ Sheet mask contains licorice root and plant extracts and 2 forms of hyaluronic acid, allanoin and arginine
+ Super light texture of the essence
+ Relatively cheap price
+ Patches come unscented
+ Lovely honey scent of the sheet mask
+ Superb fit and adherence of the sheet
+ Extremely hydrating and skin plumping on my skin
+ Visible skin smoothing, calming and redness reducing results on my skin
+ Good for all skin types
— Size of patches is too small to use under the eye area
– Spot treatment feels very useless in comparison to the sheet mask
– Hard to get in EU
– Sheet mask contains fragrance