Today’s review about the MISSHA Embo Gels Shining-Bomb is my 4th review of the embo gel masks. If you want to read about the other masks from this series as well, just search for the word “embo” in the search bar.

Claims from the manufacturer:

❇ No mesh-type of transparent hydro gel. Is adhered to the skin without irritating
❇ Containing nourishing complex which consists of collagen, ceramide and honey extract. It makes your skin shiny and healthy.
❇ Containing abundant essence in the special embossed texture supplies effectively the active ingredient to the skin
❇ Containing Shiny Complex which consists of Peal Extract Lotus Extract and Licorice Extract, it makes your skin bright and shiny.

Directions from the manufacturer:

1. After washing the face, prepare the skin with toner.
2. Remove films from the both side of sheets after opening the pouch.
3. Placing the embo side onto the skin, spread evenly the upper part from the eyes and the lower part from the lips
4. Leave it for 20~40 minutes and remove masks. Pat leftover essence lightly to be fully absorbed.


Water, Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, Agar, Carrageenan, Mannan, Dextrin, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Xanthan Gum, Disodium EDTA, Betaine, Allantoin, Panthenol, Pearl Extract, Nelumbium Speciosum Flower Extract, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Potassium Chloride, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Sodium Polyacrylate, PEG-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Gaprylyl Glycol, 1,2-Hexanediol, Ethylhyxylglycerin, Phenoxyethanol, Fragrance

My experience:

I an in love with the Embo Gels and today’s review is about the Shiny bomb mask version.  The mask itself is translucent and has one side that is smooth and the other side is ribbed or as they say – embossed.  Same as with all masks from this collection. The sheet is composed from the top and the bottom halves for a better fit. BTW< the fit and adherence are superb in all masks!

Mask has a light medicinal scent that smells like licorice for a while. The scent is very faint and I can tolerate it much better that the other licorice type of fragrances. I loved that the smell wasn’t overpowering and disappeared after couple of minutes of wear. The essence in this mask is a bit more viscous than in other masks. It also has definitely more “oilier” finish to it.

After 30 minutes I was left with calmed down, cooled skin with no traces of redness on it. There was a visible dewy finish on my skin that didn’t look oily. I was kind of liking the way my skin looked for the first half of the day. After it got oily, everything was a oily mess of coarse but same happens even when I don’t use a sheet mask in the morning hours. Nothing that blotting paper can not fix ? Overall very good mask to consider if you have more dry, normal skin types. For more oily skin it can be too much.

textured surface

+ Extremely good fit due to 2 parts of the mask
+ Remarkable adherence to the face, it adheres better to the face the longer it’s on
+ Very moisturizing and plumping
+ Reduces redness of the skin and smooths down the imperfections in dry areas of the skin
+ Fragrance is not overpowering

– Still more pricy than the regular cotton/bamboo sheet mask
– Contains fragrance if you are sensitive to it
– Dewy finish on the skin. If you’re not a fan of it, avoid at all costs

Where to buy:
❇ NL and BE:  and (current packaging)
❇ Internationally: Available at missha-deutchland and yesstyle (newest packaging)
❇ Price is +/- 3€ per one mask

Thank you for reading!

Yours truly, Kati ?

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