The Superfood Blueberry Mask by NOHJ is one of those masks that have a nice packaging but when it comes to the contents they are quite disappointing. The ingredient list of this specific sheet mask is the biggest downside for me.
Claims from the manufacturer:
Contains blueberry, honey, milk, and lemon extracts
Provides brightness, moisture, and balance to skin
Directions from the manufacturer:
Apply to face after cleansing and toning the skin. Leave on for 15 to 20 minutes. After removing, dab remaining essence into the skin. For a cooling effect, place the mask in the fridge for 10 minutes then apply as usual.
Water, Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Fruit Extract, Honey Extract, Milk Extract, Vaccinium Angustifolium (Blueberry) Fruit Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Portulaca Oleracea Extract, Solanum Lycopersicum (Tomato) Fruit Extract, Bambusa Vulgaris Leaf Extract, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Water, Panthenol, Sodium Hyaluronate, Carbomer, Xanthan Gum, Allantoin, Alcohol, Arginine, Methylparaben, Hydroxyethylcellulose , Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Disodium EDTA, Fragrance
In my experience NOHJ is a brand that is very inconsistent in it’s products. Some have a great formulation and are really good when it comes to being skin-friendly and some of them are just a huge messy mess. The Superfood Blueberry Mask unfortunately belongs to the category number two.
The packaging of this mask is very nice. That’s about it on the positive points. Sheet of the mask is very thick and stiff and has that papery feel that a lot of very cheap masks have. IT doesn’t want to stay on my face at all so I was obligated to stay put in a horizontal position while testing it out. The fit of the mask is very narrow on the cheeks leaving half of them exposed. Overall adherence is extremely poor.
When it comes to the scent at first it is very pleasant and berry-smoothy like but after a minute or two you start smelling something that remotely resemble the industrial glue. It is very strong and artificial and I was sneezing the whole time from it. Once the sheet was on my face and I was on the couch I felt that my skin cools off rapidly. It is a pleasant sensation but I’ve learned from the past that there is only one ingredient that can cause such rapid change-alcohol. I reached for the package and yep, it was right there on the list. And not the harmless kind.
I took the mask off after 10 minutes because I couldn’t stand the smell of it any longer. My skin was somewhat hydrated. There was no sign of brightening or anything else happening except that my face was semi-matte and somehow sticky all over. Would I purchase this mask again? Hell, no!
+ Sulfate free formula
+ Contains Allantoin and Arginine
+ Somewhat hydrating
+ Nice packaging
– Contains paraben and alcohol
– Contains artificial fragrance
– Horribly made sheet
– Poor fit and adherence of the sheet on my face
– Leaves a sticky residue on the skin
– Not suitable for sensitive and acne prone skin types
Thank you for reading!
Yours truly, Kati ?