HYGGEE All-In-One Whitening Mask is one of the three masks that the brand HYGGEE curates. This particular mask has been a total fail in terms of application and is a masterpiece when you look at active ingredients. I will not buy it again because cursing the entire world whilst trying to remove it from protective backing is not worth it. Half of hydrogel remained on the plastic, hence, few areas on my face did not get the nutrition they deserved at this price point.
Claims from the manufacturer:
Whitening mask is made of a new type of hydrogel mask sheet with a highly concentrated cream essence
The new hydrogel sheet has better water and moisturizing retention than conventional hydrogel sheets
It is highly adhesive to deliver essence evenly on the skin
Brightening, Wrinkle Care, Moisturizing, Skin Soothing
Directions from the manufacturer:
After cleansing, carefully unfold the mask. Apply first to the top part of your face and adjust. Gently cover your jaw with the bottom part and pull bath sides up, fixing it around your ears. Leave it on for 10~20 minutes and remove. Pat the remaining essence into your skin until fully absorbed.
Water,Glycerin,Betula Platyphylla Japonica Juice,Cetyl Ethylhexanoate,Dipropylene Glycol,Polybutene,Niacinamide,Scutellaria Baicalensis Root Extract,Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot) Fruit Oil,Artemisia Princeps Leaf Extract,Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract,Citrus Junos Fruit Extract,Houttuynia Cordata Extract,Hydrolyzed Pearl,Nymphaea Alba Flower Extract,Xylitol,Achillea Millefolium Extract,Alchemilla Vulgaris Extract,Malva Sylvestris (Mallow) Extract,Melissa Officinalis Leaf Extract,Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Leaf Extract,Primula Veris Extract,Veronica Officinalis Extract,Lactobacillus Ferment,Lactococcus Ferment Lysate,Bifida Ferment Lysate,Streptococcus Thermophilus Ferment,Actinidia Polygama Fruit Extract,Butylene Glycol,Panthenol,Glucomannan,Sodium Polyacrylate,Polysorbate 80,1,2-Hexanediol,Adenosine,Caprylyl Glycol,Bisabolol,Xylitylglucoside,Anhydroxylitol,Sodium Palmitoyl Proline,Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride,Ethylhexylglycerin,Phospholipids,Ceramide NP,Cholesterol,Arginine,Phytosterols,Xanthan Gum,Disodium EDTA,Phenoxyethanol,Chlorphenesin
HYGGEE All-In-One Whitening Mask was kept on the side for a special occasion. It looked so yummy and high tech that I set t aside in order to use it the night before my anniversary. Oh well. I glad I didn't do it on the day of the event and went with my trustworthy hydrogel from Dr. Jart+. The way the hydrogel mask is designed is simply awful. I have no idea how a manufacturer can screw up this bad. and FYI I store my masks flat in dry closet where there is zero access to the sunlight. I got it from the legit retailer of the brand online so there can't be misfortunes such as "you got a knock-off".
The packaging and aesthetic part is pretty. The essence is translucent and odorless which is amazing for sensitive skin holders. Getting it out of the pack. It looks ok at the first glimpse. s with most of the hydrogels, it comes with 2 separate pieces of the mask. So yadah-yadah-yadah, chin piece goes on first, then the top part, you know the drill. Once I started to remove the chin piece from the protective backing, mask started to pull apart. Most of the hydrogel remained on the plastic cover!!!! I inspected the packaging, no leaks, no gaps, hydrogel is equally moistened. One plastic protection comes off easily. Checked it on the top part of the mask, same story... After some thoughts of doubt I applied the chin piece and proceeded with the top part. Removing it millimeter by millimeter off from the plastic took me ages. Still managed to loose some pieces of the hydrogel as it was glued shut to the plastic protector.
On the photo below you can see the end result on my face. The fit and adherence was good, no complaints there. The interesting part about the fit is that the eye and mouth pieces remain attached to the mask so you could choose to place them over your mouth and eyes. I didn't want to so I left them hanging. After 20 minutes I took the mask off and was happy that despite the fact that bunch of my face was not initially covered by the gel, it still did something.
My pores were visibly smoother, fine lines seemed to be less deep and visible. Overall nourishment feeling, moderate hydration, slight brightening after that one use. If only the hydrogel was formulated in the manner that it would remain on the mesh where it was supposed to be on, the HYGGEE All-In-One Whitening Mask would be priceless for a pampering. For now it has brought me bunch of frustration and a feeling that I was cheated off 5$. It's a shame that this happened but it only proved my life's motto "expect the unexpected" once more. I wonder if same ever happened to you with any other hydrogel masks?
+ Alcohol, paraben, sulfate and silicone free formulation
+ Contains niacinamide, adenosine, lactococcus ferment lysate, lactobacillys ferment, streptococcus thermophilius ferment, glucomannan, panthenol, ceramide, panthenol, cholesterol, arginine, phospholipids and chlorphenesin
+ Lovely scent
+ Amazing fit and adherence
+ Soft hydrogel with mesh
+ Nourishing on my skin
+ Visible skin smoothing, soothing and brightening results after one use
+ Great for all skin types, targeted more for mature audience
– Hydrogel rippes and stayson the protective sheet
– Steep price
– Somewhat hard to get in EU
– Leaves a slightly tacky finish on the skin
– Having loosely hanging pieces from eye and mouth slits are not my cup of tea
– Itches on the dry areas where the mesh is