SKINFOOD Oyster Marine Food Gel Mask is part of the 5 hydrogel masks from the Marine food series launched by SKINFOOD couple of years ago.  They are not easy to find in EU even though they are of an excellent quality for people with all skin types. This particular mask had the most tackiest finish out of 4 kinds I’ve tried.

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Claims from the manufacturer:

❇ A gel mask containing oyster, also called the milk of the sea for brighter skin from the inside out. Oysters are rich in vitamins and minerals which help destroy melanin pigment. This hydro-gel mask sheet delivers nutrients and minerals from the ocean to nourish skin and provides deep, long-lasting hydration.
❇ Oysters wich were the beauty secret of Cleopatra are rich in vitamins and minerals that help clear the skin from the inside out.

Directions from the manufacturer:

Extract mask and tightly apply on facial skin, following the contours of your face. After about 10-15 minutes, remove the sheet and pat face to absorb the remaining essence. Apply any remaining essence in the pouch to your neck and body.

Ingredients:

Water, Butylene Glycol,Glycerin, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Citrus Paradisi (Grapefruit) Fruit Extract, Ceratonia Siliqua Gum, Chondrus Crispus Powder, Sodium Polyacrylate, Cellulose Gum, Polysorbate 20, Oyster Extract, Hydrogenated Polydecene, Trideceth-6, Algae Extract, Laminaria Japonica Extract, Gelidium Cartilagineum Extract, Salicornia Herbacea Extract, Sea Water, Disodium EDTA, Phenoxyethanol, Fragrance

My experience:
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To me this SKINFOOD Oyster Hydrogel mask is a good skin refreshing and hydrating mask that is a good make-up base for the day. The mask comes in gorgeous blue packaging that is easy to open. Unfortunately the back side is all in Korean so no idea what it says there. Inside the pack there are 2 pieces of hydrogel (for upper and lower halves of the face). Each piece is protected by 2 pieces of plastic shielding, one thinner and one hard one. The scent of the essence is amazing. It seems like the same type of fragrance is used in scenting each and every mask from this range. The fragrance is floral and marine at the same time. Very yummy.

Essence is transparant and semi-liquid ensuring that this mask won’t glide of your face. The adherence and fit are as good as they can get. The luxuriously thick gel hugs my face in the right places. The eye cutouts are also well positioned and have a nice cut so that the edges of the mask don’t irritate the area close to my eyes. There is a thin sheet of fabric embedded in the gel and sometimes they may cause irritation in the areas with sensitive skin.

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After 40 minutes my skin is supercharged with moisture. I am left with slightly greasy, a little tacky finish on my skin. I presume it would not be the case if I would have dry skin. Nonetheless, my skin is plump, extremely hydrated and glowy down.  Loving this mask series a lot. Would I recommend it? Yes, if you have oily and dehydrated skin. This version and the seaweed one are most suitable for you. If your skin is more on the normal-dry side, get the oyster or sea cucumber mask.

Summary:

Pros:
+  Paraben, Sulfate, Silicone, Alcohol free formula
+ Super fit and adherence
+ Good quality hydrogel
+ Skin hydrating and plumping results
+ Beautiful packaging and fragrance
+ Comfortable application

Cons:
– Hard to get in EU
– Info on the pack all in Korean
– Contains fragrance
– Leaves a tacky finish on my skin

Where to buy:
❇ NL and BE: I’ve got mine at the boozyshop but they seem to be sold out for a while now
❇ Internationally: Available at amazon, skinfoodus and cosmeticlove
❇ Price is +/- 5€ per one hydrogel mask

Thank you for reading!

Yours truly, Kati 🙂

 

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