Ettang Modeling Take-out Cup Pack Chlorella.... I really don't know where to start this review. Everything about this product is just horrible. Starting from the packaging that lacks any information in any other language than Korean and ending up with the removal process.which was true pain. Such a massy product. Literally and figuratively.
Claims from the manufacturer:
Chlorella recovers health of your skin that lost vitality.
Ettang modeling take-out cup pack shrinks pores and rectifies face contour temporarily thanks to increased content of rubber, making your skin moist and elastic by preventing moisture from evaporating.
Chlorella contains 20 different sorts of vitamins and minerals, 18 kinds of amino-acids, chlorophyl and many other nutrients. It calms sensitive skin and is aimed at reducing irritation.
Contains 17g of ready to mix powder.
Directions from the manufacturer:
All you have to is just pour water into cup container and mix it, without need of cumbersome preparation of pack tools! Enjoy it conveniently!
It is convenient product to use without preparation of pack tools, which is available as soon as pouring water into cup container and mix it with embedded spatula. It can be used at anywhere, anytime thanks to small and compact size held in one hand. After usage, simply separate and send out the recyclable waste.
Diatomaceous Earth, Calcium Sulfate, Algin, Chlorella Vulgaris Powder, Glucose, Tetrapotassium Pyrophosphate, Potassium Alginate, Allantoin, Portulaca Oleracea Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice Powder, Cellulose Gum, Sodium Benzoate, Fragrance, Betaine
Very few things in my life can take me out of my "zen" (a.k.a. comfort zone). Today is the day when I got furious. All thanks to the Ettang Modeling Take-out Cup Pack Chlorella. I have purchased all of the modeling cups from their range in order to try them out as I am sucker for that type of masks. My favorite ones are the ones where you have 2 pre-mixed gels and you just pour them together into a bowl, stir, apply and enjoy the next 30 minutes of peace and quiet. Very idiot proof if you may ask.
What is definitely not idiot proof are Ettang masks. They are probably simply made by them. Mask comes in a cup-shaped plastic bowl with lid and a seal where all necessary information is printed. One tricky part though, all details about mixing are in Korean. I've got one of the packets with information in Polish, so me with my 3,5 word vocabulary in that language managed to understand the most important thing - what ratio water to powder should be there in order to avoid adding too much or too little. Easy breezy I thought. But then, after reading directions for the 2nd time, something caught my eye. You have to remove powder out of the container*, add water till the stripe on the wall of the container and then pour the powder back into it, stir and apply. (*while the Breaking Bad theme song is playing on the background)
After figuring out all the small print I proceeded with all the necessary steps and you know what. The powder didn't want to mix at all. It had bunch of clumps, foul smelling green clumps. Why foul smelling? Because Chlorella is very smelly algae. After mixing I decided to apply the mask with spatula. Wrong choice there. Everything started to fall off my face as mask had zero grip. Everything around me including my floors and clothes started to turn green. I eventually ended up using both hands to slap the mask on and hold it on my face till it started to solidify. Solidification started to happen very fast. Clumps were hard and solid at the time when I was still busy applying the mask. Everything in between was hardening at the speed of light.
Directions said 15 minutes, ok, suuuure.... After 15 it was quite dry and I was able to remove it in little chunks. Here the best part. The chunks that were hard now felt softer and when you tried to carefully remove the mask you got splotches of fresh mask on your face and the fresh goo is very, I repeat very hard to remove. I ended up using plastic spatula to scrape the whole thing off my face. You can witness the final result on the image below. Any results? Basic hydration. Will I buy it again? Only for my enemies 🙂 It was now 3rd mask from Ettang and all of them failed miserably. I got 6 more to test out but I doubt I will do it any time soon.
+ Alcohol, paraben, sulfate and silicone free formulation
+ Contains allantoin and betaine
+ Moderate hydration results on my skin
+ Did not irritate my skin
– Drying time is too fast for such type of product
– Lack of proper directions on the original mask pack, no info in English language
– Somewhat hard to get in EU
– Clumpy when mixed
– Not pleasant dirty pond smell
– Overpriced for what it does (doesn't do)
– Cup holder is easy to trip over when mixing due to the unstable shape
– Not good for any skin types
Where to buy:
NL and BE: bol.com and dermarolling
Internationally: Available at k-mall, khayari, ettang and some other online retailers
Price is 3-6€ per one alginate mask containing 17 grams of product
Thank you for reading!