NEOGEN Super Hydra Aqua Capsule Mask

Super Hydra Aqua Capsule Mask by NEOGEN  is a very outstanding product. The packaging is very eye-catching and that is also the main reason that pushed me into buying this mask. I usually turn to NEOGEN for their amazing peeling products and avoid the masks at all costs because nearly all of them contained a bunch of alcohol in the past. But the time passes, new products getting released so let’s take a look at the newest edition of NEOGEN masks.

front

Claims from the manufacturer:

❇ NEOGEN Dermalogy Super Hydra Aqua Capsule Mask delivers the skin-deep, abundant hydration of the combined hyaluronic acid aqua capsule ampoule and moisture aqua serum that helps create a moisture glow barrier for long-lasting, consistent skin hydration and glow
❇ Nano-sized Hyaluronic Acid allows deeper, rapid moisture penetration into the skin
❇ Creates moisture protection barrier for long-lasting hydrated glow
❇ Formula structure containing ceramide and cholesterol similar to the skin structure, helps seamlessly absorb and sustain long-lasting hydration

Directions from the manufacturer:

First, place your hands on the top of the sheet mask where the capsule is located. With light pressure, snap the capsule in half to release the essence into the sheet mask. Next, put the sheet mask on a flat surface and gently rub the top of the sheet mask, allowing the essence to spread evenly and helping the sheet mask absorb all the essence. Then, open the sheet mask, unfold it and smooth it onto face. After 10-20 minutes, remove and discard the sheet mask and gently massage your skin to aid the absorption of the remaining essence.

sealed capsule
easy enough to handle
Ingredients:

Ampoule: Water, Dipropylene Glycol, Glycerin, Hyaluronic Acid(100PPM), Hydrolyzed Hyaluronic Acid, Sodium Hyaluronate, Lens Esculenta (Lentil) Fruit Extract, Ceratonia Siliqua (Carob) Fruit Extract, Tillandsia Usneoides Extract, Beta-Glucan, Biosaccharide Gum-1, Trehalose, Allantoin, Betaine, Arginine, Gardenia Florida Fruit Extract, Butylene Glycol, 1,2-Hexanediol, Ethylhexyglycerin, Xanthan Gum, Glyceryl Acrylate/Acrylic Acid Copolymer, Carbomer, PVM/MA Copolymer, Propanediol, Phenoxyethanol, PEG-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Disodium Edta

Mask: Water, Dipropylene Glycol, lycerin, Betaine, Glycereth-26, PEG/PPG-17/6 Copolymer, Tricholoma Matsutake Extract, Corthellus Shitake (Mushroom) Extract, Inonotus Obliquus (Mushroom) Extract, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Leaf Extract, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Phellinus Linteus Extract, Ceramide NP(Ceramide 3), Cholesterol, Phytosphingosine, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Adansonia Digitata Seed Oil, Beta-Glucan, Macadamia Integrifolia Seed Oil, Elaeis Guineensis (Palm) Oil, Arginine, Gardenia Florida Fruit Extract, Xanthan Gum, Ethylhexylglycerin, 1,2-Hexanediol, Butylene Glycol, Propanediol, Stearic Acid, Carbomer, Glyceryl Acrylate/Acrylic Acid Copolymer, PEG-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Phenoxyethanol, Disodium Edta, Fragrance

My experience:

Today’s review shatters my opinion about the sheet masks from NEOGEN. I have tried the knit masks in the past and found them too much for a regular use. The other lower price masks all contained alcohol high in the lists and were not even considered to be bought. So what did this particular mask do that other masks from the same brand didn’t?

contents

Oh well, I got to admit it, I’m a sucker for good branding and packaging tricks. After NEOGEN has released their Capsule masks (there are 2 different kinds) I thought “OK, not bad, NEOGEN, let’s see what you are made of”. After the ingredients list was approved I’ve placed an order and got both version shipped out. Upon arrival and taking a closer look I was impressed even more. The entire packaging is stunning. Plenty of description in English, Everything is simple enough to open and mix. Overall a good solid way for making things unique.  Maybe it will even become their signature, who knows. On the other hand, adding a plastic capsule to the pack increases the production and the retail value. Not sure if such an addition to the classic hydrating mask pays itself off. If it would have been something more active such as Vitamin C it would definitely justify itself to use a separate capsule to keep the essence/serum/ampoule fresh.

applied

Opening the capsule is very easy. I’ve managed to do it with one hand without any struggle. After The contents of the capsule have poured out, I’ve placed the mask on a flat surface and rubbed it a bit to spread the essence around the entire sheet. After letting it sit for 5 minutes I took the mask out and applied it on my face. Shape of the sheet is very odd and has two large horizontal cuts around the cheek bone area. Very convenient for people with more narrow chins and/or high cheekbones.

 

protective gauze

The mask was very oval in shape and after application I’ve noticed how it covers my entire chin up until my neck but not the sides of the face. Essence smelled very light and fresh and reminded me of a floral green tea type of scent. Very “ZEN” if you enjoy that type of fragrance. If your skin is sensitive, fragrance added to this mask will probably not irritate it due to the tons of hydrating and skin calming and nourishing ingredients, but still be aware that it is added into the mix. There is a plastic gauze protective sheet adhered to the mask so that you can apply it with more comfort. It does a trick and is very useful for this particular mask as the essence has quite slippery texture. It absorbs in no time and leaves no residue on the skin making this sheet mask a good product to use under your make-up. Do use a good primer/sealant (such as J.One jelly mask) over it in order to lock all the moisture in.

closer look at the capsule

The wearing time advised is 20 minutes. I’ve kept this mask for 30 and could still have it on my face for longer than that. Mask sheet itself is very thick and dense making it highly absorbent. After 30 min of relaxing around I’ve walked to the mirror to inspect my face. I was amazed at how well did this mask hydrate my skin. My skin looked lifted, more plump and with a very even skin tone. All my redness on my nose and around the cheeks was gone as well as my hyper pigmentation spots. They were barely visible. My skin was glowing from the inside.

I truly enjoyed walking with my bare skin for an entire day receiving compliments from my husband about how good my skin looked. Is the Dermalogy Super Hydra Aqua Capsule Mask worth the money? YES! Is it worth the time meddling with the capsule? Probably not so much unless there would be active ingredients that needed to be contained in an airless environment. Would it suit anyone? Absolute yes! Try it out and enjoy the spectacular end results.

Summary:

Pros:
+ Contains Ceramide, Beta-Glucan, Hyaluronic Acid and Allantoin
+ Very hydrating, plumping, skin tone evening results on my skin
+ Sheet of the mask covers the entire chin area and extends to the neck
+ Overall adherence is superb
+ Wearing time can be extended to 30 minutes without drying skin out
+ Comes with a protective gauze for easier application
+ Lovely fresh fragrance, very mild and joyful

Cons:
– Sheet fit is a bit wonky around the cheeks (wishing for it to be wider)
– Not sure if the added capsule is entirely necessary (it adds  a lot to the price for sure)
– Hard to find as it seems to be sold out everywhere

Where to buy:
❇ NL and BE: dermarolling.eu and littlewonderland.nl
❇ Internationally: Available at sokoglam, ebay and neogenlab.us
❇ Price is +/- 5€ per one sheet mask

Thank you for reading!

Yours truly, Kati 🙂

NEOGEN Dermalogy Bio-Peel Gauze Peeling Lemon

NEOGEN Dermalogy Bio-Peel Gauze Peeling Lemon is my 2nd review of the NEOGEN stuff on my blog and there is much more on the way. I am keeping my favorites for last 🙂

front of the tester
back of the tester
Claims from the manufacturer:

❇ Exfoliation that is so easy, convenient, effective yet gentle. Patented hypoallergenic cotton gauze pads provide a dual texture layer to gently exfoliate dead skin cells, excess sebum, and impurities and softly wipe away exfoliated skin to even out textures while delivering skin benefiting ingredients in the process.
❇ Soaked in Vitamin C rich serum formulated from various antioxidant and vitamin-rich natural ingredients, these convenient cotton gauze peeling pads will leave your skin smoother, radiant, and brighter than ever.  It is like sunshine in a jar for your skin!
❇ Gentle Peeling: Manual Exfoliation Pads Combined with Chemical Peeling Effect of the Lemon Serum Help Remove Dead Skin Cells, Cleanse, and Purify the Skin
❇ Brighter, More Radiant Skin: Lemon Serum Abundant in Vitamins Delivers Brighter, Healthier and Refreshed Skin
❇ Smoother Skin: Patented 3-layer 100% Cotton Gauze Pads Deliver Smoother, Improved Skin Texture

Directions from the manufacturer:

After cleansing, Use one gauze to gently sweep across dry face and neck in outward motion avoiding eye area. Apply more to problem area and rinse with lukewarm water. Follow with your daily toning. For best results, use twice a week or as needed.

Ingredients:

Water (Aqua), Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Fruit Extract, Alcohol Denat, PEG/PPG-17/6 Copolymer, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange)Fruit Extract, Citrus Unshiu Peel Extract, Carica Papaya (Papaya) Fruit Extract, Cymbopogon Schoenanthus Extract, Melissa Officinalis Leaf Extract, Citrus Paradisi (Grapefruit)Fruit Extract, Tricholoma Matsutake Extract, Cordyceps Sinensis Extract, Pisum Sativum (Pea)Extract, Vitis Vinifera (Grape)Fruit Extract, Saururus Chinensis Leaf/Root Extract, Arnica Montana Flower Extract, Glycine Max (Soybean) Seed Extract, Artemisia Absinthium Extract, Broussonetia Kazinoki Bark Extract, Coptis Japonica Extract, Tromethamine, Benzophenone-5, Sodium Hyaluronate, Carbomer, PEG-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, CI 19140, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Disodium EDTA, Fragrance (Parfum)

My experience:

These NEOGEN gauze peeling pads are coming in big containers with 30 pads per container but for the sake of the review of this particular version I’ve had to score one of the individual tester pads. I like NEOGEN wine and green tea pads a lot more because they suit my skin needs much better than this particular version.

gauze side
cotton side

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Lemon peeling pad  is made in the same way as other peeling pads from this brand. You can insert your fingers in the middle and use both sides of the pad to gently exfoliate the skin. One side is rough and is covered in mixture of gauze and cotton. The other side is embossed cotton that is very soft and glides with ease over the skin. First you have to scrub the face with the gauze side and only then remove the remaining dirt and grime with the soft side.

after use

The  bio-peel gauze peeling with lemon smells like fresh citrus cocktail. Something about this smell reminds me of going to vacations and ordering mint julep or mojito at the bar. That is the exact smell you get when they start pressing lemon with sugar and mint. Unfortunately of of all 3 gauze pads this particular performs poorly on my skin, hence this is least favorite from the bunch for me. One of the reasons is that it  carries alcohol quite high in it’s ingredient list.

After using any of the NEOGEN pads I can always see how well they remove all the dead skin. The pads get dirty even after I do my double cleanse and run my face over with the Thank You Farmer moss cleansing water as a last step before actually using the peeling gauze pad.I enjoy using these about 3x a week. Read the instructions carefully and don’t forget the last step which is to rinse your face after peeling. Removing the remaining liquid is a mandatory step when using these particular peeling pads.

after use

So do these peeling pads actually work? Yes! 100% All NEOGEN pads are effective peeling products and do not break me out. Unfortunately the lemon pads frequently irritate my sensitive skin leading to occasional breakouts. It never happens with other 2. Don’t know where that difference may come from but I am definitely staying away from the lemon version. Nonetheless, despite my experience with these pads, they may work better for you. Especially if your skin is normal to oily.

Summary:

Pros:
+ Lovely light scent
+ Great pad design
+ Soft gauze and cotton sides of the pad
+ Gentle mechanical and chemical exfoliation duo
+ Handy sample packaging, easy to travel with
+ Does not irritate my skin

Cons:
– Woud like to see all of the pads in individual sachets such as with sample version (more hygienic and travel-friendly)
– Broke me out every other time I’ve tried them (only happened with lemon version of these pads)
– Price is quite steep in comparison to other peeling pads
– Contains alcohol (too high on the list)

Where to buy:
❇ NL and BE: littlewonderland.nl, honeysu.be, coos-cosmetics.com
❇ Internationally: Available at neogen, sokoglam, amazon and many other shops
❇ Price varies between 22-32€ per package of 30 peeling pads

Thank you for reading!

Yours truly, Kati 🙂

 

WYT Oxygen AHA Bubble Peeling Mask by NEOGEN

WYT Oxygen AHA Bubble Peeling Mask by NEOGEN is a staple product of many and today I will review this sheet mask for you.

Claims from the manufacturer:

This Oxygen AHA Bubble Peeling Mask has an impressive skin clearing formula containing AHA and BHA that will suck out the dirt, clean the pores, and remove dead skin cells to leave the skin clear, smooth and glowing. Save yourself the manual exfoliation and deep cleansing headache as you sit back and watch the bubbles do your work!

Directions from the manufacturer:

1. After cleansing, retrieve the mask from the pouch and apply it on your face. Upon applying the mask, bubbles should start to foam and you will leave the mask on about 5-10mins. After leaving on for about 5-10mins, remove the mask and rinse the remaining product from your face until it is completely and thoroughly washed off.

Ingredients:

Water(Aqua), Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Glycerin, Methyl Perfluorobutyl Ether, Methyl Perfluoroisobutyl Ether, Lactic Acid, Tartaric Acid, Salicylic Acid, Papain, Trehalose, Tocopheryl Acetate, Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Oxygen, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Water, Pyyrus malus (Apple) Fruit Water, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch hazel) Extract, Melissa Officinalis Leaf Extract, Saccharum Officinarum (Sugar Cane) Extract, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Extract, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Fruit Extract, laminaria Japonica Extract, Polypodium Vulgare Rhizome Extract, Cetraria Islandica Thallus Extract, Sphagnum Magellanicum Extract, Propanediol, Maltose, Butylene Glycol, Cyclodextrin, Niacinamide, pathenol, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Rutin, Tocopherol, Polyglyceryl-10 Myristate, Polycaprolcactone, Retinol, Polysorbate 20, Carbon Dioxide, potassium Hydroxide, PEG-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, 1,2-Hexanediol, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Disodium EDTA, Citric Acid, AHA1% (Lactic Acid + Tartaric Acid), Fragrance(Parfum)

My experience:

I’ve bought this sheet mask online because I ran out of my bubble peeling gel by MISSHA that I love to death. I thought why no tot try something else for a change and since NEOGEN products are on my “to test” list I decided to start with some peeling products from this brand.

The mask comes in black and white packaging with clear instructions written in English which is always a good thing. I’ve opened the pack and saw that the sheet was black. Once I touched it it felt very soapy and somewhat slime’ish. I immediately popped it onto my face and was staring in the mirror to see how fast it starts bubbling. After one minute my face was covered in bubbles but there were no accompanying bubbly sounds yet. After 5 minutes I started to hear light hissing and popping and my skin felt light tingling.

The thicker areas of my skin could tolerate it well but when it came to the spots around the eyes it started to burn. I tried pushing the mask around my eyes to create moe open space but that was not a great idea. The solution went everywhere and I did get it into my eye. I had to take the mask off and rince my eyes immediately. I know this is not adviced, but I quickly cut larger holes fr the eyes and popped the mask back for the remaining 5 minutes. It felt waay better this time.

My skin felt this amazing bubbling sensation  that I like so much from my peeling products. It was not harsh. On the other hand, the smell of this mask was. It is scented like those Citronella candles that are repelling mosquitoes. Well the smell repelled me too. After 10 full minutes of my face it didn’t disappear anywhere.  Huge downside for making this mask a pleasant experience. I really really hate the smell of this mask but I love what it does for my skin.

The rinsing off part is very fast. I am left with visibly brighter and squeaky clean face. What I felt immediately that I needed some hydration after this mask. I put on my Instytutum toner that is very rich and hydrating and my face looked flawless. NEOGEN does some serious business when it comes to the peeling products. What I can conclude so far is that I must try more of their sheet mask offerings to wether fall in love with them or stay neutral to this specific brand. My overall “go for it” advise when shopping for NEOGEN is their pads products and few items from the Agecure line. The reviews on these will follow as well so don’t forget to check my blog once in a while.

Summary:

The WYT Oxygen AHA Bubble Peeling Mask was effective product for my skin type but I can never get used to the way it smells. Would I buy it again? Probably not. It was a pleasant experience but for less money I can control the areas of application using my favorite peeling gel that delivers same results and hydrates my skin.

Pros:
+ Paraben Sulfate and Alcohol free formualtion
+ Contains acids, skin anti-aging and brightening ingredients
+ Packed with Niacinamide, Vitamins and Panthenol
+ Affordable price
+ Great immediate results on the skin
+ Good quality of the sheet
+ Washes off in seconds

Cons:
– Strong scent
– Irritates skin around the eye area

Where to buy:
❇ NL and BE: littlewonderland.nl
❇ Internationally: Available at neogen, yesstylemasksheets and many other online stores
❇ Price is 2,95€ per sheet

Thank you for reading!

Yours truly, Kati 🙂