I have recently purchased several embo-gel sheet masks from the brand MISSHA and I would like to share my experience with you. I will create 5 posts for you each dedicated to 1 mask.
How I decided that Embo Gel masks from MISSHA were worth trying out:
Well first of all I was looking for a new hydrogel mask to try out. Hydrogel as a material which is nowadays widely popular in masking industry. According to the “sheet mask science” it makes skin soak in the essence for longer period of time (20-40 minutes). Impressive! As a comparison, a standard cotton sheet mask is drying out on your face within 10-20 minutes, depending on the mask. Hence, theoretically, with hydrogel your skin is absorbing more of that healthy essence from the mask. Fun fact: same hydrogel material is used in treating the burn wounds.
Previously I was never capable of finding these on a budget. I did try several high-end hydrogel masks but keeping that hobby is quite overwhelming for your wallet. Until lately, everything I came across in the Dutch webshops had a price tag above the 5€ per mask. (I am talking here about the Lancome, Whamisa and many more). This time my mission was to try out a mask that would fall within the 5€ range.
After some good googling MISSHA Embo Gels seemed to be a good way to start. Surprisingly there were not a lot of reviews about these masks on the internet so I took a gamble. Embo Gels from MISSHA have 5 subtypes of masks, each oen of theme with their own bombastic features.
❇ Water-full Bomb
❇ Vital Bomb
❇ Shining Bomb
❇ Nourishing bomb
❇ Relaxing Bomb
I grabbed them all for the test. After waiting patiently for them to be delivered I got my hands on the nourishing one first.
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
After washing the face, prepare the skin with toner. Remove films from the both side of sheets after opening the pouch. Placing the embo side onto the skin, spread evenly the upper part from the eyes and the lower part from the lips. 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, Honey Extract, Ceramide NP, Hydrolyzed Collagen, Potassium Chloride, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Sodium Polyacrylate, PEG-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Gaprylyl Glycol, 1,2-Hexanediol, Ethylhyxylglycerin, Phenoxyethanol, Fragrance
The mask itself is translucent and has one side that is smooth and the other side is ribbed or as they say – embossed. I took the mask out of it’s pack and removed the safety film preventing the folded sides of the mask from sticking to one another. To my surprise mask had a top and the bottom halves. After some wiggling and giggling I slammed them on with the embossed side onto my face. Instantly I felt that my face is getting cooler. I kept it on for full 40 minutes. Mask had a light medicinal scent that wasn’t overpowering and disappeared after couple of minutes of wear.
I can not describe how much I loved this mask. My face was super-smooth and hydrated after I removed the gel and tapped the leftover of the essence into my skin. There was no sticky residue left within 20 minutes, which I found was incredible!!! My face looked instantly brighter, shinier and my angry red tiny acne scars on my forehead and chin have almost disappeared. I didn’t use any other moisturizers and just put my mascara on and I was good to go. Normally I would use some bb-cream or tinted moisturizer to even out my skin but on the day I tested the mask it was not necessary.
To summarize, it was definitely a good experience for me. Mask was a superb quality for it’s price and preformed well in comparison to it’s more expensive hydrogel mask I’ve tried so far. My skin felt plump and nourished. Well done MISSHA’s Nourishing bomb, I will be definitely purchasing you again!!! Let’s hope it’s brother’s and sisters show me the same courtesy of “awesome”.
+ Extremely good fit due to 2 parts of the mask.
+ Remarkable adherence to the face-no need to lay down with this one, it adheres better to the face the longer it’s on
+ Very moisturizing and plumping effect that lasted all day
+ Reduces redness of the skin and smooths down the imperfections in dry areas of the skin
+ No sticky residue left after removing the mask
+ Fragrance is not overpowering and is last ingredient on the list
– Still more pricy than the regular cotton/bamboo sheet mask
– Contains fragrance if you are sensitive to it
Where to buy:
❇ NL and BE: bbcreamshop.eu and littlewonderland.nl
❇ Internationally: Plenty of retailers such as roseroseshop and amazon have these continuously in stock.
❇ Price: Usually varies between 3-5€ per mask.
Thank you for reading!
Yours truly, Kati 🙂