GLOWHILL Xenoverse Black Glow Mask is a black glittery peel-off mask which is supposed to remove dead skin debris and freshen up the skin. It meets it's claims on my skin leaving me with a smooth canvas. One little remark though, due to the thickness of the product you may get max 5 full face applications.
Claims from the manufacturer:
Say goodbye to sebum and skin trouble! Intensive skin pore care peel off mask.
A peeling mask that powerfully absorbs and removes skin waste and sebum for clean and clear complexion.
Patented ingredients prevent sebum build up by a pore tightening effect.
Contains tourmaline with magnetism and skin-purifying charcoal with 5 natural extracts to tighten pores for a smooth, confident look and feel.
Directions from the manufacturer:
Spread an appropriate amount over face while avoiding eyes and mouth-remove after 15-20 minutes when pack is completely dry.
* The degree of irritation at the time of removal may be different from person to person, avoid using it around the eye and mouth area.
Water, SD Alcohol 40-B, Polyvinyl Alcohol, PVP, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Phellinus Linteus Extract, Sambucus Nigra Fruit Extract, Rubus Fruticosus (Blackberry) Fruit Extract, Rosa Centifolia Flower Extract, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Extract, Panax Ginseng Root Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Juniperus Communis Fruit Extract, Morus Alba Leaf Extract, Castanea Sativa (Chestnut) Leaf Extract, Plantago Asiatica Extract, Laminaria Digitata Extract, Enantia Chlorantha Bark Extract, Pueraria Lobata Root Extract, Ulmus Davidiana Root Extract, Oenothera Biennis (Evening Primrose) Flower Extract, Pinus Palustris Leaf Extract, Plukenetia Volubilis Seed Oil, Methylpropanediol, Glycerin, Dipropylene Glycol, Xanthan Gum, Titanium Dioxide, Charcoal Powder, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Tin Oxide, Butylene Glycol, Xylitylglucoside, Anhydroxylitol, Xylitol, Arbutin, Amethyst Powder, Pearl Powder, Tourmaline, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil Unsaponifiables, Oleanolic Acid, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Fragrance, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin, CI 77499
GLOWHILL Xenoverse Black Glow Mask is not something new out of this world. It seems to me like the brand is just following tendencies of rainbow glitter-unicorn shimmer tendencies observed in skincare in the past year. Even though it looks a bit cheesy, the experience is fun non the less.
This particular Xenoverse mask is one of the two available peel-off masks by GLOWHILL. It has a very thick consistency yet it spreads over the face quite well. I’ve tried masks more liquid in formula and same goes for more thicker consistencies. Xenoverse falls somewhere in the middle. The drying time is longer than advertised and longer than average peel off mask. I presume it is caused by more chunky glitter that prevents product from dying at a faster rate. Since this mask contains charcoal, it is not a surprise that the mask is opaque black with bunch of grinded glitter/shimmer in it. Overall look of it is quite pretty once it is applied on the face.
As I’ve mentioned, the drying time is somewhat longer. It took 25 minutes for the medium-thick layer to be entirely dry. The good thing about this mask that it comes off in 1 piece. I love when it happens. There is a little tugging present, particularly on my peach fuzzed areas of the face. It was not painful to remove the mask and I could call it mildly irritating. There is some redness present immediately after the removal but it subsides in 10 minutes or so. My skin was left smooth and my pores were close to invisible. That happens a lot to me when I use charcoal masks in particular.
I was very happy with the results and would recommend this mask for someone who can’t live without their peel-off masks. My skin looked more tight, almost lifted and that was something I didn’t expect from this mask. Always a nice bonus. I will try the Aurora version soon so stay tuned for new reviews from GLOWHILL. Almost forgot, I bought both masks when they were on a 50% off promotion from Stylekorean.
+ Paraben, sulfate and silicone free formulation
+ Contains arbutin, tourmaline, charcoal powder and plenty of plant extracts
+ Easy to spread out in an even layer
+ Does not tug the skin too much
+ Visible skin smoothing and skin lifting results on my skin
+ Great brightening mask
– Contains Alcohol and fragrance
– Dries down for considerably longer time than provided by manufacturer
– Not economic in use
– Hard to get in EU
– Steep price
Where to buy:
NL and BE: littlewonderland, boozyshop, coos-cosmetics, missha, bbcreamshop,
Internationally: Available at buykorea, stylekorean, ebay and some other online retailers
Price is ranging between 22 and 35€ per 50ml of product
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