As a sidenote, every time I put this mask on I like the play the following song just because it fits.
As a bonus, this is a nice cover.
This product, according to Wishtrend, has so much pure honey it will not only moisturise my skin, but bring me Peace Of Mind. Peace Of Mind.
Along with peace of mind and 38.7% Jirisan honey, the ingredients list is as follows:
Honey, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, PEG-7 Glyceryl Cocoate, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Macadamia Integrifolia Seed Oil, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Pentylene Glycol, Microcrystalline Wax, Polysorbate 20, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Beeswax, Tocopheryl Acetate, Argania Spinosa Kernel Extract, Corylus Avellana (Hazel) Seed Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Snail Secretion Filtrate, Water, Bambusa Vulgaris Water, Nelumbo Nucifera Flower Water, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Water, Propolis Extract, Beta-Glucan, Bee Venom, Citrus Paradisi (Grapefruit) Fruit Extract, Sophora Angustifolia Root Extract, Eugenia Caryophyllus (Clove) Flower Extract, Eucalyptus Globulus Leaf Extract, Punica Granatum Fruit Extract, Bambusa Vulgaris Extract, Butylene Glycol, Glycerin
Along with the bee quadruplets (honey, propolis extract, beeswax, and bee venom), other moisturising ingredients include a grand salad of oils, and there is also snail secretion filtrate and aloe water. Honey has antibacterial, soothing, and antioxdiant properties [*], and the mask is generally meant to provide intense nourishment and moisture to skin.
My skin enjoys honey and propolis thoroughly, and though pure honey masks are effective the texture of honey is undesirable and it always manages to get stuck in my hair. The main things I was looking for in this mask was a more pleasant, convenient formulation and I was hoping this combination of oils and honey would result in an even more moisturising fluid.
Convenience: For my personal routine, this mask has proven extremely convenient because of how long I can leave it on. Something that I found awkward about sheet masks is their 20-30 minute suggested wear time–it’s long enough that I can’t just sit around and wait for the mask to dry, but it’s short enough that I can’t finish anything in the meanwhile completely so I’ll have to pause in the middle of something to take my mask off. This mask, however, can stay on for longer than an hour, and I can get an entire task done before I have to take the mask off. There is a downside to this, in that I would only recommend it if you have a long time to mask. For my skin personally, if I keep it on for less than 20 minutes, the moisturising properties of the mask are essentially nullified by the process of washing the mask off. I have to keep the mask on for over forty minutes in order for me to get results from the mask.
Comfortable: So this mask is still better than honey in terms of texture, and less sticky (washes out of hair more easily!), but isn’t particularly comfortable. The smell is sickly sweet, similar to actual honey, though this spreads significantly easier than honey due to being less sticky. The mask does tend to separate, allegedly due to its natural formulation, so before using you have to spend a while carefully shaking (glass jar) or mix it up with a spatula before use. Essentially, it’s like applying butterscotch pudding on your face for an hour.
Moisturising: This mask, as long as I keep it on for over forty minutes, is very moisturizing. I got it during the winter so I tested it while my skin was at its worst, and while I don’t see any immediate magical effects that would lead me to use this in the daytime, it’s good at soothing active breakouts, windchill burns, and flaking, and moreso than just honey.
Price: This wasn’t necessarily any expectation, but I did want to mention the number one issue that made me question the worth of this mask, and the number one reason I hesitated to purchase this mask was its price. It’s just short of 40USD on Wishtrend, and for a wash off mask that price is a bit higher than average. I ended up receiving this as a present after coveting it for months, so my warring brain over whether a wash off mask could be worth 40USD reached a ceasefire, but now that I’m close to finished with the jar it’s starting up again.
- Product Effectiveness: 4/5
- Would I Repurchase: As of now, no.
The fact it’s expensive and only works if applied for an hour makes me question how much its worth.
- Would I Recommend This: If you have dry-normal skin and significantly more disposable income than I do