1. It’s real squeeze mask with torreya oil! The fruits of the torreya tree have been highly appreciated and used as a precious ingredient.
2. Jeju green complex: Jeju green complex that consists of green tea, tangerine, cactus, Camellia leaves and orchid keep your skin healthy.
Ooo, gimmie gimme, I thought whilst selecting my mask last night. Sounds like what my skin needs after a muggy, grimy day in NYC!
But I digress.
Let’s take a look at that featured ingredients shall we?
- Torreya oil is known as Bija in Korean. I could find nothing specific as to why it’s good for “troubled skin” . The only conclusive thing I’ve found about it is that it’s a “skin conditioning emollient”: a regular ass moisturizer. Huh. My Google Foo is no match for this ingredient 😦
- Green tea is awesome, as we found out in a previous mask review. Antioxidants, anti-inflammatory yumminess, yo.
- Tangerines are my second favorite citrus fruit (besides clementines ;P). Besides being yummy, they are chock full of all sorts of awesomeness: vitamin C, folate and beta-carotene. They also contain three b vitamins (including niacinamide! Yayyy). Anti-aging, skin brightening, wound healing…. it’s an alll around a great ingredient.
- Cactus just became the new darling of Elle. Apparently it has more antioxidants and vitamins than argan oil: known and love universally for its many wonderful attributes.
- Camellia has been a beauty staple of Japanese geisha for centuries. Apparently it’s been proven to support healthy skin function and promote the making of collagen in the skin.
- Orchid extract is known for reducing the look of fine lines and wrinkles, its repairing/protective properties, and as being a humectant that also moisturizes, soothes and conditions skin.
Anyway, enough veggie talk! On to the review!
Mask details: This mask had a nice clean smell…. not fruity or medicinal as I expected (damn misleading packaging….) It is a cotton mask that was decently soaked with essence, and I only had a little left in the package to do The Yoosh.
Mask Fit: This was the standard not-quite-fitting. I had to rip the eye and mouth holes for it to be comfortable, but it did fit my whole face so yay for that 😀
First Impressions: This mask held up for about 45 minutes before drying out, When I took it off, my face felt moist and plump. It took a few minutes for the essence to pat it, then I finished my routine and went about my business.
Final thought: I didn’t have any major skin issues yesterday (the last of my forehead breakout is all but gone now), so I cannot really attest to its’ advertised anti-trouble properties. Although I will say that my face felt great this morning! I kinda wish I would have saved it for the inevitable bad breakout to test it out. I had a schedule of masks to try and help my breakout, but it got much better by yesterday morning, and I just said fuck it… too much bother
agonizing over choosing another mask XD
Would I rebuy it? I sure would! This is the second mask from them I tried (I have a double of the other one, which will be reviewed someday :P) and so far, I’ve enjoyed both masks from them. It’s not a spectacular mask series to me so far by any means, but they’re a decent low cost mask to have in stock for when you tire of more complex masks. The focus on more natural ingredients is a bonus for me, but they do contain alcohol so if your skin is sensitive to it (mine does not seem to be… but then I used to slather on alcoholic astringents and fucking Ponds cold cream on my face at night for my routine XD) you might wanna skip this mask.
Until next time,