Dr. Althea Water Glow Skin Renewal Hydrogel Mask

Dr. Althea Water Glow Skin Renewal Hydrogel Mask is one of my very favorite hydrogel masks that battle the dryness of the skin in a heartbeat. They are quite pricey and not easy to get in NL but luckily they occasionally appear in TKmaxx and then I get my chance to stock up on these beauties.

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Claims from the manufacturer:

❇ Dr Althea Water Glow Skin Renewal Hydrogel Mask helps relieve sensitive skin by hydrating skin while tightening, whitening and relieve inflamation. It also helps reduce wrinkle and spots.

Directions from the manufacturer:

Open the pouch and take out a mask. Remove films on the both side and attach to face for 20~40 minutes, then remove the mask.

Ingredients:

Water, Glycerin, Caprylic/ Capric Triglyceride, Niacinamide, Ceratonia Siliqua Gum, Polysorbate 60, Chondrus Crispus Powder, Lactobacillus Ferment, Scutellaria Baicalensis Root Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Artemisia Princeps Leaf Extract, Houttuynia Cordata Extract, Citrus Junos Fruit Extract, Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, 1,2-Hexanediol, Caprylyl Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Allantoin, Ethylhexylglcerin, Adenosine, Disodium EDTA Butylene Glycol, Sodium Hyaluronate, Hydrolyzed Collagen, Bellis Perennis (Daisy) Flower Extract, Lilium Candidum Flower Extract, Mirabilis Jalapa Extract, Sambucus Nigra Flower Extract, Nelumbium Speciosum Flower Extract, Convallaria Majalis Extract, Jasminum Officinale (Jasmine Flower) Extract, Paeonia Albiflora Flower Extract, Lonicera Japonica (Honeysuckle) Flower Extract, Hyacinthus Orientalis (Hyacinth) Flower Extract, Harpagophytum Procumbens Root Extract, Portulaca Oleracea Extract, Agave Americana Leaf Extract, Rhodiola Sacra Root Extract, Vaccinium Vitis-Idaea Leaf Extract, Leontopodium Alpinum Extract, Alcohol, Potassium Hydroxide, Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon) Peel Oil, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Oil, Geranium Maculatum Oil, Propolis Extract, Snail Secretion Filtrate, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Leucojum Aestivum Bulb Extract, Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Rosa Canina Fruit Oil, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil

My experience:
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Dr. Althea’s Water Glow Skin Renewal Hydrogel Mask contains plenty premium ingredients  and is extremely pleasant in use. I usually stock up on the 5-pc boxes of it when I can. The essence used in this hydrogel mask is very gelatinous and transparant and smells of white flowers. Very relaxing and pleasant sensory experience whiffing those beautiful fumes. As the name states, this is a hydrogel mask. There is a mesh embedded into the gel so that the mask won’t rip in pieces when taking it out of the package. Some people find that the mesh is irritating the skin, which I can confirm (Nature Republic, you know you have it). Luckily Dr. Althea mask has no issue with the mesh as it seems to be the soft kind.

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The fit and shape of the hydrogel mask is great for my face shape. It fits me like a glove! Composed of 2 pieces of milky-white hydrogel, this mask has 2 sets of plastic protectors shielding hydrogel from adhering to each other. Once applied it doesn’t slide down my face so I can run around the house while masking which is always a good thing for me. I get full 40 minute wear out of it and it is still damp upon removal. The leftover serum sinks fast into my skin and I am left with glowy and minimally tacky skin. The tackiness gets less in about 30 minutes so I don’t have the need to rinse it off.

I Usually use this mask before going to sleep so I Apply my night cream or oil and go to bed. I do feel that using sleeping mask after this hydrogel is an overkill. Same with Whamisa hydrogel masks. My skin is radiant from within and hydrated on the next day. There are very little wrinkles present and I adore how smooth my skin feels like.

Summary:

Pros:
+ Paraben, Sulfate, Silicone free
+ Packed with Niacinamide, Allantoin, Adenosine and fermented ingredients
+ Extremely great for oily  and combination skin
+ Controls my oil production, very  long-lasting hydrating effects
+ Great fit and adherence of the hydrogel
+ Lovely fresh floral scent

Cons:
– Contains alcohol and fragrance
– May not be suitable for sensitive skin
– Mesh-type hydrogel
– Somewhat expensive

Where to buy:
❇ NL and BE: bbcreamshop.eu and littlewonderland.nl
❇ Internationally: Available at amazon and  yesstyle
❇ Price is +/- 5€ per one hydrogel mask

Thank you for reading!

Yours truly, Kati 🙂