Today I am reviewing the N.M.F Aquaring Ampoule Mask EX by Mediheal. This mask has a rightul spot in my top 5 most loved sheet masks of all times or simply in “Kati’s hall of fame”. I first tried it in the old formulation when it just showed up online on ebay and ever since that time I kept repurchasing it over and over again.
Claims from the manufacturer:
Solve dry skin problems, contains hyaluronic acid & ceramide that have excellent power of locking water inside the skin, 3 times more effective than average products. It contains “Natural Moisturizing Factor (N.M.F) system, a variety of moisture ingredients that have outstanding moisturizing results such as LS8865 & witch hazel. It tightens loosen pores, regulates sebum as well as provide abundance moisture. Long-term use can solve any allergies caused by dry-skin.
It also contains hyaluronic acid & ceramide, ingredients that have excellent power of locking water in the skin.
Long-term use can solve any allergies caused by dry-skin which makes this mask 3 times more effective than average products.
Application directions from the manufacturer:
Unfold mask and apply mask on cleansed face.
Leave on for 15-20 min, then remove gently. Do not rinse.
Pat the remaining serum into skin until fully absorbed.
Ingredients (not available on manufacturer’s website):
Water, Glycereth-26, PEG/PPG-17/6 Copolymer, Glycerin, Sodium Hyaluronate, 1,2-Hexanediol, Hydroxyethyl Urea, Rosa Centifolia Flower Water, Fomes Officinalis (Mushroom) Extract, Hamamelis Virginiana water, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis Seed Extract, Glutamine, Glutamic Acid, Arginine, Alanine, Phenylalanine, Proline, Portulaca Oleracea Extract, Hydrolyzed Collagen, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Beta-Glucan, Xanthan Gum, Butylene Glycol, Boswellia Serrata Resin Extract, Salix Alba (Willow) Bark Extract, Panthenol, Trehalose, Betaine, Carbomer, Allantoin, Polysorbate 80, Adenosine, Disodium EDTA, Tocopheryl Acetate, Fragrance, Polyglutamic Acid
This mask has been reformulated and it was difficult for me to find the latest list of the ingredients online. I remember that 1st formulation had the active ingredients nearly at the bottom of the list, but now they have moved to the top of the order.
I love this mask a lot. First of al it is very affordable for what it does to my skin. Over the time I’ve tried different formulations of it and all of them delivered real results without any hint of irritation, breaking me out or any of the stuff other sheet masks have done to me in the past. If I am in need of emergency hydration boost, this is the mask I turn to. I always take a least one of these to my vacations.
Packaging of this mask remained the same. It has a recognizable odd shape to it. There is plenty of essence in the sachet. Mask itself is made of thicker type cotton sheet that manages to lock a lot of moisture in it. There ate slits cut on the chin area, 2 on the sides of the masks and 2 in the eye openings so that mask adheres better at the nose-bridge.
Mask has a slight marine/beach smell to it. Scent is not strong and disappears after mask is on my face. The essence is a bit thicker in consistency in comparison to the regular water. Therefore application is mess-free for me. Essence that remains on my skin after removing this mask leaves no residue on my skin.
I can’t brag enough about the results. After I remove the mask, my skin feels calmed down, more firm, cool to the touch, less red, fully hydrated and brighter than it was before masking. In my opinion the manufacturer has outdone itself with this product. I keep repurchasing it from iHerb for 12-14€ for a 10-pack.
+ Ultra hydrating sheet mask
+ Paraben, sulfate, alcohol-free ingredients
+ Sheet is made of highly absorbent material
+ Pleasant marine scent
+ Great fit
+ Good at calming my skin down and at fighting my acne
+ Affordable and suitable for all of the skin types
– After the reformulation none
Where to buy:
NL and BE: Littlewonderland webshop. You can also easily get the 10-pack from iHerb .
Internationally: Available at iHerb, amazon and many more stores.
Price is 1,20-1,40€ per mask if you buy a 10-pack.
Thank you for reading!
Yours truly, Kati ?