The Face Shop ECO BEYOND Herb Garden Mask Hibiscus

After trying out the The Face Shop ECO BEYOND Herb Garden Mask with Hibiscus I was left unamused. If you look at the ingredients list there is much “Wow” happening in terms of anti-aging care. After you use it, the “Wow” is minimized to the levels of “Meeh”.

Claims from the manufacturer:

❇ Mask sheets made with natural herbs for beautiful and healthy skin
❇ Hibiscus has been called “Tea of Goddess” due to its excellent anti-oxidant effects and plentiful amount of vitamins. This mask contains hibiscus extract to help smoothing and brightening skin.
❇ Translucent soluble texture
❇ Packages specially designed with actual images of fresh herbs : Displaying product line itself would provide a unique store decoration due to having very distinctive images
❇ Made with thin and flexible Cellulose sheet

Directions from the manufacturer:

Funny enough the original manufacturer’s website doesn’t provide you with the information on application. What it says on the sheet mask packaging is the following:

After washing face apply toner. Open the mask and remove the liner. Carefully position the sheet on the face and gently smooth the sheet to ensure good contact with skin. Leave the mask for 15-20 minutes before removal. Gently tap the residue for absorption.

Ingredients:

Water, Dipropylene Glycol, Glycerin, 1,2-Hexanediol, Niacinamide, PEG/PPG/Polybutylene Glycol-8/5/3 Glycerin, Triethylhexanoin, Dimethicone, Panthenol, Cyclopentasiloxane, PEG-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Tromethamine, Dimethiconol, Hibiscus Sabdariffa Flower Extract, Glycosphingolipids, Phospholipids, Fragrance, Trisodium EDTA, Ceramide, Beta-Glucan, Butylene Glycol, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Cholesterol

My experience:
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I was left unamused after trying this mask out. If you look at the ingredients list there is much wow happening in terms of anti-age. After you use it, the wow is minimized to nearly zero.

The packaging is very pretty and attractive. It almost looks like a small painting, but it its actually a photo of hibiscus flowers. Very fancy. Once I got to the contents that is where things went south for me.

The fit of this mask is very questionable. It was perfect in terms of the size for my face contour but the mouth cutout was too large and the sheet tended to create a huge tent around my nose. I ended up wearing sunglasses for the entire time to press the sheet down so that it wouldn’t bulge. After couples of minutes of wear the edges of the mask started to come of as well. Very poor adherence and fit. Unfortunately that is what you get with the cheap cellulose sheet.

applied

The essence is semi-opaque and was feeling like a gel at first but turns into nearly water consistency once it comes in contact with my face. The entire solution did not want to stay on the mask but instead was vigorously dripping down my chin. It was a big mess in the end so I removed it after 10 minutes.

In terms of the results the ingredients list looked so promising. I was stunned at how many ingredients are anti-aging and are meant to supple out and nourish the skin. In vivo, none of it happened, but my chest area was pretty happy with an unexpected extra nourishment 🙂 My skin was left somewhat hydrated but definitely required more moisture. There were no signs of any brightening, smoothing, soothing or anything else besides extra moisture. Oh well, I try, I learn, I never repeat this one ever again….

Summary:

Pros:
+ Contains ceramide, niacinamide, phospholipids, cholesterol and beta-glucan
+ Semi-strong floral fragrance
+ Lovely packaging

Cons:
– Contains fragrance and silicone
– Poor fit and adherence of the sheet
– Hard to fing in EU
– Texture of the essence is too runny
– Rough quality sheet

Where to buy:
❇ NL and BE: Not available
❇ Internationally: Available at the face shop, ebay, amazon, sheetmaskshop and other online retailers
❇ Price is +/- 2,50€ per one sheet mask

Thank you for reading!

Yours truly, Kati 🙂

GOODAL Water Full Firming Mask

GOODAL Water Full Firming Mask is a total fail in my books. It reeks of alcohol and seems to be doing nothing on my skin. Dear reader, please invest into better products than this. Dear GOODAL, reformulate!

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Claims from the manufacturer:

❇ Formulated with marine collagen which improves skin elasticity and gives a healthy-looking complexion.
❇ Mineral moisture from Salicornia harbacea water.
❇ Mineral rich deep seawater and punified enzymes
instill moisture deep into skin.

Directions from the manufacturer:

Cleanse and tone your face. Place the sheet over your face. After 10-20 minutes, remove the sheet and lightly tap the remaining solution for further absorption.

Ingredients:

Water, Glycerin, Dipropylene Glycol, Propanediol, Alcohol, Lactobacillus Ferment, Salicornia Herbacea Extract, Sea Water, Hydrolyzed Collagen, Soluble Collagen, Punica Granatum Fruit Extract, Olea Europaea (Olive) Leaf Extract, Rubus Fruticosus (Blackberry) Fruit Extract, Vaccinium Angustifolium (Blueberry) Fruit Extract, Arctostaphylos Uva Ursi Leaf Extract, Fragaria Chiloensis (Strawberry) Fruit Extract, Butylene Glycol, Adenosine, Xanthan Gum, PEG-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Panthenol, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Triethanolamine, Carbomer, Disodium EDTA, Allantoin, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, 1,2-Hexanediol, Caprylyl Glycol, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Extract, Acorus Calamus Root Extract, Perilla Ocymoides Leaf Extract, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Fragrance, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, PEG-20 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Sorbitan Isostearate, Squalane, Glyceryl Caprylate, Pentylene Glycol, Hydroxyacetophenone, Hexylene Glycol, Cyclopentasiloxane, Cyclohexasiloxane, PEG-10 Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Phenoxyethanol

My experience:
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Oh boy where do I begin. Everything about the look of this mask tells you “buy me I’m pretty). The ingredients list is outrageously long, filled with all nutrient stuff so it is easy to miss the enemy. This mask is full of good and bad including alcohol, fragrance and bunch of silicone. Packaging is vibrant and pretty, very loveable for someone at younger age.

I got this mask as a part of a monthly subscription box so I rolled with it and tried it out when I got 20 minutes while my baby was napping. Once I opened the packed I immediately smelled something like Old Spice scent aftershave. The scent was strong and reeked of alcohol. I was hesitant to put it on my first but seeing how long the ingredient list was I thought “Oh well, plenty of nourishing stuff there, shouldn’t be that bad”.

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The fit and adherence of this mask are admirable. Synthetic sheet is very thin synthetic fiber that is absorbent and adheres extremely well to the skin. The essence is watery and translucent and couple of drops have escaped onto my shirt. After 5 minutes my face started warming up so I thought that the mask was doing something good. Within another 5 minutes I changed my mind and removed the mask. Upon the inspection my face was red and glowing. It has triggered some reaction that looked like allergic rash after 2 days.

Surprise ya’ll, I was never allergic to anything until GOODAL came along. I would never advise this mask to anyone no matter what skin type you have. It also feels weird to supply you with the links where to buy it from. I still included them in case you have had previous experience with this mask that didn’t end up in a disaster.

Summary:

Pros:
+ Good fit of the sheet
+ Highly adherent to the face
+ Pretty packaging
+ Low price

Cons:
– Contains alcohol, silicones and fragrance
– Smells like alcohol the entire wearing time
– Broke me out after couple of hours
– Left me with a skin rash for 2 days
– Not suitable for any skin types
– No effects of anything but pain on the face
– Not available in EU

Where to buy:
❇ NL and BE: Not available
❇ Internationally: Available at amazonyesstyle, roseroseshop, and other online stores
❇ Price is +/- 2€ per one sheet mask

Thank you for reading!

Yours truly, Kati 🙂

Water Bomb Jelly Mask – Moisture by BERRISOM

Water Bomb Jelly Mask – Moisture by BERRISOM is one of the 4 jelly masks that this brand is famous for. I’ve got my hand on 3 of them and I will review all 3 of them in time starting with the moisture mask.

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Claims from the manufacturer:

❇ A nourishing face mask for dry skin types.
❇ Offering 120 hours of hydration, WaterBomb Jelly Mask – Moisture is packed with skin soaking favourites that slow moisture evaporation and prolong soft, plump skin. Perfect for a dry, tired complexion, use as necessary to instantly boost brightness and visibly reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Directions from the manufacturer:

Place mask over clean, dry skin. Leave for 15-20 minutes before removing. Dispose of mask and pat excess serum into the skin.

Ingredients:

Water/Eau, Dipropylene Glycol, Glycerin, Citrus Paradisi (Grapefruit) Fruit Extract, Bis-Peg-18 Methyl Ether Dimethyl Silane, Peg-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/Vp Copolymer, Polyacrylic Acid, Dimethicone, Milk Protein Extract, Honey Extract, Potassium Hydroxide, Cellulose Gum, Ethylhexylglycerin, Adenosine, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Octyldodecanol, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Extract, Melissa Officinalis Leaf Extract, Thymus Vulgaris (Thyme) Flower/Leaf Extract, Pelargonium Graveolens Extract, Origanum Vulgare Leaf Extract, Butylene Glycol, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Ceramide Np, Tamarindus Indica Seed Polysaccharide, Trehalose, Mentha Spicata Flower/Leaf/Stem Extract, Eucalyptus Globulus Leaf Extract, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Extract, Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Leaf Extract, Silica, Lecithin, 1,2-Hexanediol, Myrothamnus Flabellifolia Leaf Extract, Polyquaternium-51, Nasturtium Officinale Extract, Caprylyl Glycol, Disodium Edta, Phenoxyethanol, Fragrance/Parfum

My experience:
essence

First of all, the packaging is nice and clear. It has all the necessary descriptions available in english and an easy opening. Once you open the bag you are knocked out by the strong scent of the gel. And by strong I mean very strong. I can live with strongly scented masks but not with these water bomb jelly maks. All of them have kind of similar scent that is verging chemical citronella/artificial lemon fragrance and something very sweet. The exception was this moisture mask. It smells like a laundry detergent straight from the box.

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After you get used to the scent (joking, you never will), it’s time to get the sheet out. It comes out with a big blob of jelly attached to it. But once jelly contacts your skin, it starts melting down into more watery consistency and eventually dripping down the chin. As for the fit and adherence of the mask, both are excellent. The fabric of this mask series is made of the similar synthetic material that is used in Blithe masks. So what about the results?

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Each of the masks in this series are made to hydrate your skin. And they are pretty good at doing so. Unfortunately they are too overpriced for the results. they deliver on my dehydrated skin.  The claim of 120 hours of moisture is far fetched. It doesn’t last for 24h either. I’d say 8-12 hours at most and then you need to consider some other mask. Will I be buying it again? No. I don’t want to sound like a nagging Nancy but this entire series is a huge fail from the brand.

Summary:

Pros:
+ Cute packaging
+ Amazing fit and adherence
+ Paraben, sulfate and alcohol free formula

Cons:
– Bad smell of the essence
– Wonky consistency of the essence
– Overpriced
– Zero results besides basic hydration
– Contains fragrance and silicone

Where to buy:
❇ NL and BE: I’ve got mine from boozyshop but it is not available anymore
❇ Internationally: Available at amazon and beautybay
❇ Price is +/- 4€ per one mask

Thank you for reading!

Yours truly, Kati 🙂

 

Water Bomb Jelly Mask – Anti-Wrinkle by BERRISOM

Water Bomb Jelly Mask – Anti-Wrinkle by BERRISOM is yet another disappointment of mine from this brand. Actually this entire jelly mask series is not good for what it’s worth.

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Claims from the manufacturer:

❇ A nourishing face mask for aging skin types.
❇ Offering instant and long-lasting anti-aging results, WaterBomb Jelly Mask – Anti Wrinkle deeply hydrates and smooths at surface level.
❇ Formulated with skin repairing ingredients like Pomegranate and Tomato, use as necessary to create a brighter, more youthful complexion.

Directions from the manufacturer:

Place mask over clean, dry skin. Leave for 15-20 minutes before removing. Dispose of mask and pat excess serum into the skin.

Ingredients:

Water, Dipropylene Glycol, Glycerin, Citrus Paradisi (Grapefruit) Fruit Extract, Bis-PEG-18 Methyl Ether Dimethyl Silane, PEG-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/VP Copolymer, Polyacrylic Acid, Dimethicone, Solanum Lycopersicum (Tomato) Fruit Extract, Wine Extract, Punica Granatum Fruit Extract, Potassium Hydroxide, Cellulose Gum, Ethylhexylglycerin, Adenosine, Monascus Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Extract, Melissa Officinalis Leaf Extract, Butylene Glycol, Gardenia Florida Fruit Extract, Tamarindus Indica Seed Polysaccharide, Trehalose, Mentha Spicata Flower/Leaf/Stem Extract, Eucalyptus Globulus Leaf Extract, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Extract, Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Leaf Extract Silica, Lecithin, Myrothamnus Flabellifolia Leaf Extract, 1,2-Hexanediol, Polyquaternium-51, Nasturtium Officinale Extract, Disodium EDTA, Phenoxyethanol, Fragrance.

My experience:
contents

First of all, the packaging is nice and clear. It has all the necessary descriptions available in english and an easy opening. Once you open the bag you are knocked out by the strong scent of the gel. And by strong I mean very strong. I can live with strongly scented masks but not with these water bomb jelly maks. All of them have kind of similar scent that is verging chemical citronella/artificial lemon fragrance and something very sickening sweet, worse than a cotton candy.

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After you get used to the scent (joking, you never will), it’s time to get the sheet out. It comes out with a big blob of pinkish jelly attached to it. But once jelly contacts your skin, it starts melting down into more watery consistency and eventually dripping down the chin. As for the fit and adherence of the mask, both are excellent. The fabric of this mask series is made of the similar synthetic material that is used in Blithe masks. So what about the results?

jello-like essence

Each of the masks in this series are made to hydrate your skin. And they are pretty good at doing so. Unfortunately they are too overpriced for the results. they deliver on my dehydrated skin.  The claim of 120 hours of moisture is far fetched. It doesn’t last for 24h either. I’d say 8-12 hours at most and then you need to consider some other mask. No any other results spotted. Will I be buying it again? No. I don’t want to sound like a nagging Nancy but this entire series is a huge fail from the brand.

Summary:

Pros:
+ Cute packaging
+ Amazing fit and adherence
+ Paraben, sulfate and alcohol free formula

Cons:
– Bad smell of the essence
– Wonky consistency of the essence
– Overpriced
– Zero skin lightening results besides basic hydration
– Contains fragrance and silicone

Where to buy:
❇ NL and BE: bbcreamshop.eu and littlewonderland.nl
❇ Internationally: Available at amazon and beautybay
❇ Price is +/- 4€ per one sheet mask

Thank you for reading!

Yours truly, Kati 🙂

 

JiiNJU Coconut Face Mask

JiiNJU Coconut Face Mask is a capsule type of mask that contains 10 ml of product. You are supposed to rinse it off after use.

Claims from the manufacturer:

Super moisture

Directions from the manufacturer:

Apply the face mask to your cleansed face. Let your eyes, lips and hair free off mask. Leave the mask on for 15 minutes and then remove it with warm water. 

Ingredients:

Water, Glycerin, Paraffin, Kaolin, Cetearyl Alcohol, Butylene Glycol, Glyceryl Stearate, Stearic Acid, PEG-100 Stearate, Phenoxyethanol, Magnesium Sulfate, Sodium Polyacrylate, Chlorphenesin, Ethylhexyl Stearate, Trideceth-6, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Fragrance

My experience:

This is the first product from the entire JiiNJU line that I wanted to try first. I like coconut cream and sheet masks because they are very hydrating for the skin. The packaging on this one is very cute and girly. The capsule is a little belly of the animal on the picture. In case of this capsule it is the belly of a little monkey.

The texture of the mask is opaque and creamy. It is white in color and smells like coconuts. The scent is quite strong and very artificial. I can live with it as long it is not licorice. Mask applies  well wit very little effort.  If I would want to be economic with this one, I could easily stretch it for 2 times use. Since I didn’t want to keep it in the fridge, I applied a thick layer of it onto my face.

 

After 15 minutes I started washing it off. It was still very liquid and due to the high glycerin content in it took me some time to completely rinse it off. My skin was left hydrated and soft. There was no sign of any brightening or any other effects except the moisture boost. I presume this effect is achieved by the high content of the glycerin and not thanks to the two herbal active herbal ingredients – coconut oil and aloe leaf extract. Overall, not impressive. I am not buying it again.

Pros:
+ Paraben, Sulfate and Alcohol free formula
+ Contains Kaolin
+ Nice creamy texture
+ Pretty packaging
+ Suitable fro dry skin

Cons:
– Contains fragrance and mineral oil
– Has only 2 plant based ingredients
– Potentially clogging for pores
– Not suitable for oily, sensitive or acne prone skin
– Strong artificial fragrance
– Claims and description of this product are very poor/non-existing

Where to buy:
❇ NL and BE: Kruidvat webshop and actual stores
❇ Internationally: Not available internationally
❇ Price is 2,99€ per 10 ml capsule

Thank you for reading!

Yours truly, Kati 🙂

Laneige Lip Sleeping mask (Berry)

Laneige Lip Sleeping mask is a very raved product on the web. I was avoiding testing it for as long as I could but with the latest hot summer my lips are chappier than they’ve ever been so I had to purchase it. Here is what I think of the Berry version of the sleeping mask.

Claims from the manufacturer:

❇ Lip Sleeping Mask has a softening balm texture that closely adheres to lips for quick absorption.
❇ Enriched with vitamin C and antioxidants, its Berry Mix Complex™ offers a nutritiously sweet and fragrant blend of raspberry, strawberry, cranberry, and blueberry extracts to indulge the senses.
❇ Exclusive Moisture Wrap™ technology boasts hyaluronic acid and minerals to form a protective film over the lips to lock in moisture and active ingredients.
❇ A generous layer of this soothing mask at bedtime helps reduce flakiness so you can wake up to lips that feel refreshed, supple, and soft to the touch.
❇ An exclusive technology that features a mineral network of moisture-rich beta-glucan to form an 8-hour time-release moisturizing layer over skin. It locks in active ingredients and mineral water.
❇ Rich in Vitamin C and antioxidants from a nutritious blend of raspberries, strawberries, cranberries, goji berries and blueberries, Berry Mix Complex soothes and softens, revealing smooth, supple lips.

Directions from the manufacturer:

Apply a liberal amount to your lips with the spatula at night. Gently wipe your lips clean with a tissue the next morning to remove dead skin cells.

Ingredients:

Diisostearyl Malate, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Phytosteryl/Isostearyl/Cetyl/Stearyl/Behenyl Dimer Dilinoleate, Hydrogenated C6-14 Olefin Polymers, Polybutene, Microcrystalline Wax, Shea Butter, Synthetic Wax, Candelilla Wax, Sucrose Tetrastearate Triacetate, Hydrogenated Butylene/Ethylene/Styrene Copolymer, Ethylene/Propylene/Styrene Copolymer, Mica, Astrocaryum murumuru Seed Butter, Titanium Dioxide, Dimethicone, Aromatics, Polyglyceryl-2 Diisostearate, Dehydroacetic Acid, Methicone, Carnauba Wax, Polyglyceryl-2 Triisostearate, CI 15985, CI 15850, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Water, Potassium Alginate, Propanediol, Glycerin, Alcohol, Lycium Fruit Extract, Cranberry Fruit Extract, Strawberry Fruit Extract, Raspberry Fruit Extract, Sapindus mukurossi Fruit Extract, Blueberry Fruit Extract,  Rubus chamaemorus Seed Extract, Coffee Extract, Chenopodium quinoa Seed Extract, Magnesium Sulfate, Calcium Chloride, Sodium Hyaluronate, Beta-Glucan, Manganese Sulfate, Zinc Sulfate, Ascorbyl Glucoside

My experience:

The Lip Sleeping Mask from Laneige is available in 4 different scents: Vanilla, Berry, Grapefruit and Apple-Lime. These lip products claim to gently melt away the dead skin layer and to repair dry lips overnight. The little plastic jar contains 20 grams of product. There are also mini travel versions available in the web that have 3 grams respectively.

The packaging of this is very pretty. The container is made of matte plastic and the lid matches the color of the outside packaging. The spatula applicator of the berry lip mask is also the same color as the paper box the mask comes in. Inside the jar there is an opaque pink cream that looks like wax at the first glance but has a very soft texture. It resembles those vaseline-based lip glosses that melt over your lips and are not tacky to the touch.

I used this mask for 2 weeks daily and to be honest I don’t see much improvement in condition of my lips. And yes I drink around 4 liters of water per day so I am not dehydrated if you wee wondering that it may be the cause. What I did notice is that my lips were smoother to the touch. Unfortunately chapping part was not influenced at all. I tried to use the lip peeling scrub and the sleeping lip mask together before going to sleep. No success there either.

I am somewhat disappointed in this product. I  guess reading all the reviews online made me think it is a miracle product which it is absolutely not. Not for me at least. From my previous buys I can say with 100% certainty that the classic lanolin-based lip balm and madecanol balm work much better than Laneige when it comes to the lip care. I will still use this product but more as a daily lip gloss. Wil lI repurchase it?? No.

Pros:
+ Paraben and sulfate free formulaiton
+ Rich in antioxidants and hyaluronic acid
+ Nice amount of product in the jar
+ Beautiful packaging + bonus spatula for hygienic application
+ Softens lips without making them tacky

Cons:
– Contains alcohol and silicones
– Does very little to the lips in terms of hydration and moisture retention
– Expensive for a lip balm quality product

Where to buy:
❇ NL and BE: littlewonderland.nl and bol.com
❇ Internationally: Available at sephora, laneige.com and amazon
❇ Price is 18,95€ per 20 ml jar of product

Thank you for reading!

Yours truly, Kati 🙂

Superfood Blueberry Mask by NOHJ

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.

Ingredients:

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

My experience:

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!

Pros:
+ Sulfate free formula
+ Contains Allantoin and Arginine
+ Somewhat hydrating
+ Nice packaging

Cons:
– 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

Where to buy:
❇ NL and BE: littlewonderland.nl
❇ Internationally: Available at beauteque, amazon, koreandepart and plenty other shops online
❇ Price is 1,75€ per sheet

Thank you for reading!

Yours truly, Kati 🙂