Esfolio Green Tea Essence Mask Sheet is yet another sheet mask That I got as a free sample for my latest order from the Dutch K-beauty shop. I’ve seen this brand before on the yesstyle.com and was aways wanting to try some of their sheet masks. Unfortunately they were always sold as 10-packs which was too much of a commitment for me. If i don’t like the sample mask I am trying. I am not buying it anymore. This time I got lucky and I have 1 piece from the Esfolio to test out.
Claims from the manufacturer:
Green Tea leaves will remove toxins hidden in the pores and make your skin clean and clear.
Vitamins included in Quince Extracts and Catechin included in Green Tea will protect your skin from being sagging.
A highly-concentrated essence mask that hydrates and refreshes skin
Provides protection against free radicals with antioxidant-rich green tea extract; cleanses, clears, and enhances elasticity; deeply moisturizes and rejuvenates skin with extracts of chaenomeles sinensis fruit and portulaca oleracea; purifies and energizes with panax ginseng root extract.
Perfect for dry, patchy skin.
Application directions from the manufacturer:
Unfold the sheet mask and attach to face. Adjust mask sheet to fit eyes, nose, and mouth. Keep mask on for 15 to 20 minutes. Take mask off and pat down excess essence.
Water, Glycerin, Alcohol Denat. Peg/Ppg-17/6 Copolymer, Betaine, Sodium Hyaluronate, Butylene Glycol,Propylene Glycol, Peg 60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Phenoxyethanol, Methylparaben, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Portulaca Oleracea Extract, Panax Ginseng Root Extract, Chaenomeles Sinensis Fruit Extract, Xanthan Gum, Disodium Edta, Carbomer, Triethanolamine, Ethylhexyglycerin, Fragrance
The packaging of the Esfolio Green Tea Essence Mask is nice and memorable with all it’s little drawings on the front. Unfortunately the sachet doesn’t open well. Mine ripped in diagonal and it took a lot of force to remove the loosely hanging flap. Next time, if I lay my hands on the Esfolio stuff in the future, I will use scissors for sure.
The sheet of this mask is made of thick and elastic cotton fiber that is quite soft to the touch. I did like the material a lot. It reminds me somehow of the MISSHA’s Pure Source sheet mask fabric. I smelled the mask from the pack and it smelled of something fermenting there. Once the mask ws on my face I was clearly smelling the green tea with lemon in it. Overall, not offensive and not too strong scent which I kept smelling up until the point when the mask was removed. Fit was excellent for my round face!
I took the mask off after 15 minutes. By that time it was already almost completely dry at the edges. The remaining essence sunk into my skin within 2 minutes and my face looked hydrated and had no stiky feel to it. I did not apply any make-up over it but I do feel it was possible without foundation sliding all over my face after couple of hours. (note to myself- need to acquire one more of these masks to test this theory).
+ Lovely performance, good at hydrating and soothing skin
+ Memorable packaging design
+ Sheet is made of pleasantly soft cotton
+ Good fit and adherence to the face
+ Nice tea with lemon scent
+ Sulfate and alcohol free
– Tough-to-open pack
– Difficult to find in EU webshops
– Contains paraben
Where to buy:
NL: Not available in the Dutch webshops
Internationally: Available at amazon and yesstyle.com
Price varies from 1-3€ per mask depending whether you buy it single or in a 10-pack
Thank you for reading!
Yours truly, Kati ?