Homemade Modeling Mask (Rice) by MISSHA is a DIY type mask that is fun to do. It leaves your skin soft, smooth and bright while cooling skin down and hydrating it.

 

Claims from the manufacturer:

❇ This mask is recommended for:
– Those who want to soothe irritated skin
– Those who want to brighten up and revitalize their dull complexion from exhaustion
– Those who want to use natural, good ingredients for their skin
– Those who want quick results from short term care

❇ With brightening benefit as if cleansed with rice water, It contains natural rice powder and vitamin C derivatives that help make dull skin clear and radiant.

Directions from the manufacturer:

Choose a powder you want from the selection you have available. Mix in the powder with the essence gel. Using the spatula, mix in the two products by stirring in one direction. Using the spatula, spread the mask evenly onto entire face. After 15-20 minutes, remove the hardened mask by lifting it from the bottom up. Finish up your basic skincare routine afterwards.

Ingredients:

Missha Homemade Modeling Mask Essence Gel:
Water, Glycerin, Methylpropanediol, Algin, 1,2-Hexanediol, Carrageenan, Tetrasodium Pyrophosphate, Citric Acid, Butylene Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Disodium EDTA, Phenoxyethanol, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Ficus Carica (Fig) Fruit Extract, Centella Asiatica Extract.
Missha Homemade Modeling Mask Rice powder:
Glucose, Calcium Sulfate, Zea Mays (Corn) Starch, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Powder, Dextrin, Fragrance, P-Anisic Acid, 3-O-Ethyl Ascorbic Acid

My experience:

This is definitely not the first mask with this concept that I’ve tried in the past. There are several masks from Dr. Jart that work in a same way.

This MISSHA modeling mask comes in 2. parts: It has the active gel and a sachet that contains rice powder together with the other ingredients which make gel harden on your face.

The essence gel comes in a plastic capsule and contains 50 ml of the product which is a lot. It is enough to cover the entire face and what I found out later, was plenty to cover the neck area as well. I mixed the powder into the gel and stirred it well to make it one uniform mass. Since I didn’t have any spatula I just used plastic baby food spoon and it did work great for both mixing and application parts. Gel has a slight fragrance to it that disappears once the mask is applied onto the face.

The mixed goo is very runny in the beginning and tends to slide off the face. After application it looked like alien sneezed at me. I had to lay down for the hardening part that took about 20 minutes. If I would be standing up this entire time I would mask my decolleté as well.

After 20 minutes the mask was solidified feeling moist to the touch. It is hard to describe but it felt like a silicone layer that was giving off moisture if I pushed in it with my fingers. The mask came off in one piece and I was left with a freaky transparent sheet in my hands. It was fun to scare my husband with it.

My skin was left hydrated for an entire day. In terms of brightening it did even out my skin tone and reduced my pigmentation spots. There was no tacky or sticky feeling left on my skin after I removed the mask. Overall it is a very fun product to try out with your friends. The down side for me is that  took about half an hour of my time. I would not be able to play with these types of masks on a daily basis.

Pros:
+ Reducing pigmentation spots
+ Very hydrating long lasting effect
+ No tackiness on the skin after removal
+ Fun DIY mask
+ Paraben, sulfate and alcohol free formula
+ Nearly unnoticeable scent

Cons:
– Long process
– Droopy consistency at first
– Contains fragrance
– Lost my husband’s trust with this one ?

Where to buy:
❇ NL and BE: missha.nl and bbcreamshop.eu
❇ Internationally: Available at misshaus and ebay
❇ Price is 6,45€ per one mask

Thank you for reading!

Yours truly, Kati ?

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