SpaLife Natural Matcha Tea Time Facial Mask is a great hydrating and soothing mask. Essence of it is remarkably thick and hydrates my skin well. I love the way it feels on the skin but I wish that the sheet would be more flexible. For the rest, no complaints on that one. Wonderful deep hydration guaranteed 🙂

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Claims from the manufacturer:

❇ Matcha is the pulverized green tea made from the entire leaf. Its rich concentration of antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties makes it a great and effective ingredient for a facial mask
❇ Natural matcha extract helps better protect and rejuvenate the skin's surface leaving your skin youthful and happier all around
❇ Paraben & Sulfate free
❇ Made in Korea

Directions from the manufacturer:

Thoroughly clean and dry your face before applying the facial mask. In order to spread the extract evenly, pat the pouch 2-3 times prior to opening. Smooth facial mask using finger tips to position over your face. Lie back and relax for 20 minutes after applying the facial mask. Remove the mask gently and massage remaining extract/serum until completely absorbed. Cream or lotion can be followed if desired. Each mask is for one time use only.

Tip: For a cool spa treatment, refrigerate mask pack prior to opening. For a warm spa treatment, place the pack in warm water for 2-3 minutes prior to opening.

Ingredients:

Water, Glycerin, Methylpropanediol, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Chrysanthellum Indicum Extract, Melissa Officinalis Leaf Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract , Aspalathus Linearis Leaf Extract, Thymus Vulgaris (Thyme) Flower/Leaf Extract, Jasminum Officinale (Jasmine) Flower Water , Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Centella Asiatica Extract, Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/VP Copolymer, Trehalose, Chlorphenesin, PEG-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Disodium EDTA, 1,2-Hexanediol, Propanediol, Allantoin, Bis-PEG-18, Methyl Ether Dimethyl Silane, Illicium Verum (Anise) Fruit Extract, Fragrance

My experience:

SpaLife Natural Matcha Tea Time Facial Mask is the first mask that I've ever tried with very thick gel essence in it. See the images below to understand what I am talking about. The packaging is very cute and easy to handle. Since the size of the pack is 1/3 smaller than average sheet mask, it fits in travel cosmetic pouches with ease making it a great holiday companion.

 

The sheet mask is made of thick cellulose that is feeling very stiff. Normally such mask do not adhere entirely to your face but this one is again an exception. Sheet is cut quite well and has 2 slits on the chin for the ease of fitting it onto the face. The essence is transparent and highly scented. Fragrance of the green tea lingers on my face through-ought the entire wearing time. It takes about 20-25 minutes for the mask to start getting loose on the face meaning that essence is reaching it's drying point.

 

Texture of the essence is wonderful. It feels like MISSHA Super Aqua Ultra Water-Full Clear Cream and acts like it on the skin too. It is goopy and firm yet gets absorbed by the skin extremely well. I love that the entire time the mask was on my face I felt great cooling sensation. Not to be compared with cooling effect from eucalyptus or peppermint extracts. Skin was just relaxing like I was getting some cryotherapy 🙂 Brand recommends to lay down and enjoy butI absolutely didn't follow the first rule of laying flat. Who got time for that 😀

 

After removing the mask my face had some residue of the gel on my skin which needed some vigorous patting in. After 5 minutes there was no trace of cream-gel-essence being there in the first place. My face hasn't felt that hydrated for a while now. Winter, central heating and low humidity took care of that. In the end I am super happy with the way this one turned out. Once again SpaLife did make a wonderful sheet mask. If only the sheet quality would be a bit more gentle. Anyhow, great for everyone with dehydration issues. People who are not fan of strong green tea scent, steer away from this one.

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Pros:

+ Alcohol, paraben, sulfate and silicone free formulation
+ Contains tea tree extract, centella asiatica and  hyaluronic acid
+ Rich gel-cream like texture
+ Good price if bought in bulk
+ Good adherence and fit of the sheet
+ Lovely fresh green tea scent
+ Extremely hydrating for my skin
+ Visible skin smoothing, plumping and firming results on my skin
+ Good for nearly all skin types, especially dehydrated skin

 

Cons:

– Sheet is a bit thick for my liking
– Somewhat hard to get in EU
– Contains fragrance, may not suit sensitive skin

 

Where to buy:

❇ NL and BE: Sometimes can be spotted in TKmaxx stores
❇ Internationally: Available at amazon and spalife online stores
❇ Price is 7-35€ per 6-pack depending on where you get it from

 

Thank you for reading!

Yours truly, Kati ?