Make P:rem Layering Me Firming Mask has a unique concept of using two separate sheet maks in one treatment. I like the idea but unfortunately performance is not entirely to the point. There are few good points about these masks and, unfortunately, there are several one which throw me off as a consumer.

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Claims from the manufacturer:

❇ Make P:rem Layering Me Firming Mask is a two layer sheet mask created for a complete facial treatment
❇ First step, firming mask, is infused with medicinal plants and powerful anti-aging ingredients which target dark spots and addresses wrinkles
❇ Second step, hydrating mask, seals the first one and envelops the skin with complementary ingredients such as antioxidants while providing intense hydration
❇ Promotes lustre and visibly firms skin

Directions from the manufacturer:

Apply the step 1 on clean and dry skin, taking care to leave as few folds and bubbles as possible. Apply the step 2 over step 1 by hooking the holes around the ears. By this gesture, the chin and the neck are covered by the mask. Leave on for 30 minutes, then remove. Massage the remaining serum onto the skin until absorbed. Do not rinse.

Ingredients Step 1:

Water, Glycerin, Dipropulene Glycol, Methylpropanediol, Propanediol, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Glyceryl Acrylate/Acrylic acid Copolymer, Propylene Glycol, PVM/MA copolymer, Trehalose, PEG-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Adenosine, Panthenol, Carbomer, Arginine, Disodium EDTA, Allantoin, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Sodium Hyaloronate, Lecithin, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Lysolecithin, Sodium Dilauramidoglutamide Lysine, Polyglycerul-10 Oleate, Phytosterols, Alcohol, Sodium scorbyl Phosphate, Ascophyllum Nodosum Extract, Leuconostoc/Radish Root Ferment Filtrate, Potassium Sorbate, Citric acid, Thermus Thermophillus Ferment, Vaccinium Angustifolium (Blueberry) Fruit Extract, Fragaria Chiloensis (Strawberry) Fruit Extract, Rubus Fruticosus (Blackberry) Fruit Extract, Arctostaphylos Uca Ursi Leaf Extract, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Seed Extract, Royal Jelly Extract, Honey Extract, Polyglutamic Acid, Butylene Glycol, 1,2-Hexanediol, Caprylyl Glycol, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Schizandra Chinensis Fruit Extract, Coptis Japonica Root Extract, Zingiber Officinale (Ginger) Root Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Seed Extract, Acorus Calamus Root Extract, Perilla Ocymoides Leaf Extract, Fragrance

Ingredients Step 2:

Water, Glycerin, Dipropylene Glycol, Methylpropanediol, Propanediol, Allantoin, Panthenol, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Disodium EDTA, Sodium Hyaluronate, PEG-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Adenosine, Hydrocyethylcellulose, Hydrocyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Xanthan gum, Lecithin, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Lysolecithin, Sodium Dilauramidoglutamide Lysine, Polyglyceryl-10 Oleate, Phytosterols, Alcohol, Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Ascophyllum Nodosum Extract, Leuconostoc/Radish Root Ferment Filtrate, Potassium Sorbate, Citric acid, Thermus Thermophillus Ferment, Glacier Water, Butylene Glycol, 1,2-Hexanediol, Caprylyl Glycol, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Schizandra Chinensis Fruit Extract, Coptis Japonica Root Extract, Zingiber Officinale (Ginger) Root Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Seed Extract, Acorus Calamus Root Extract, Perilla Ocymoides Leaf Extract, Cyclopentasilocane, Cyclohecasilocane, PEG-10 Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Chlorphenesin, Fragrance

My experience:

Make P:rem Layering Me Firming Mask is a blessing and disappointment in one. I could never believe I'd say something like this about a sheet mask, but those are the only words that are ready to roll off my tongue today. I am in love with the concept by applying two sheet masks which complement each other in order to increase the permeability of the ingredients into the skin. The quality of the materials used is impeccable.

Both masks apply with ease and have amazing fit and adherence. The first layer has no cutouts on the sides so it may crease on people with more narrow face frame. The second mask is made of more thick fabric which is similar to one used by MIZON, HYGGEE and MEDIHEAL. This mask has cutouts for ears in addition to the chin/neck piece with similar ear flaps. Overall, the second mask is more dense but remains as soft as the first step.

When it comes to the essences, the first step mask essence is more liquid and has a light floral fragrance. It is a bit runny and has little drooping. going on. As soon as you apply the second step, drooping subsides and you are good to go for 30 minutes of running errands or chilling with a book. As for the essence, second step essence is more viscous and less translucent than the first step. It has more tacky feel to it and it remains on the sheet mask without causing any accidental drip. Big downside of the second sheet mask is that when you pull it over the ears it lifts up the first layer and the first mask is peeled off the skin in area around the nose and eyes. In order to hold everything in place I had to wear my glasses through-ought the entire 30 minutes of wear.

What is my biggest disappointment with this Make P:rem Layering Me Firming Mask is the amount of alcohol that is added into the essence of the second sheet mask. No fragrance in the world could mask that. Instead of having a relaxing experience I was left with the alcohol smell that I personally don't tolerate too well. Why so much??? No clue. You can literally feel the skin cooling off due to evaporation of the alcohol making it very uncomfortable after 20 minutes of wear.

Eventually, I removed the mask after advised 30 minutes and I was glad I did. My skin was looking for some air and wanted something soothing to be applied. The remaining essence has absorbed into my skin within 2 minutes and I was left with lightly tacky finish. Pores were visibly smaller and my skin was plumped and hydrated to the brim. I did like the end result but the wearing process which is usually relax moment for me was not relaxing at all. I would recommend this mask for people with normal/combination skin. Do not use it on a daily basis though. In case your skin is sensitive or you have any skin conditions such as rosacea or eczema, steer clear guys! Is this mask worth it's price? No. Is the concept worth looking into? Definitely yes. Would I buy it again? No, despite the good performance on my skin.

Step 1 mask
Step 2 mask
Pros:

+ Paraben and sulfate free formulation
+ Contains panthenol, adenosine, phytosterols, lecithin, arginine, allantoin and several forms of hyaluronic acid
+ Great fit and adherence of both sheet masks
+ Unique concept
+ Extremely nourishing for my skin
+ Visible skin smoothing and hydrating results on my skin
+ Good for oily skin types when surviving in a hot climate

Cons:

– Very hard to get in EU
– Contains alcohol, silicones and fragrance
– Disturbing fragrance due to the strong smell of alcohol
– Expensive for what you get
– Not for sensitive or acne prone skin

Where to buy:

❇ NL and BE: Not available
❇ Internationally: Available at ebay, skincity, koreansmooch and other online retailers
❇ Price is 4-5€ per sheet mask depending on where you get it from

Thank you for reading!

Yours truly, Kati ?