Sheet mask, bubble clay masks and gel masks are everywhere! There’s been buzz about it on Twitter, Reddit and Instagram. Few months ago, I was lucky enough to get a sample ECO ENERGY Gel Mask (Anti-Wrinkle) Mask with some other products I bought. But only recently I decided to dig it out of my skin care collection and try it on.
WHAT IS IT: ECO-ENERGY Gel Mask (Anti-Wrinkle)
WHICH SKIN TYPE CAN USE IT: I’ve tried looking up more information on this ‘mask’, (since I’m not a Google magician, I found limited information). It’s an anti-wrinkle mask and pretty much caters to creases or wrinkles. Make sure to look through the ingredients to check there’s nothing that could cause irritation or damage of any kind. This link ‘claims’ it can be used on all skin types, however I’d still do a patch test to be careful.
WHEN TO APPLY: On the packet it says to use after cleansing. Additionally, prepare the skin with toner.
With a clean face, I took out the two piece mask from the packet. It has an upper half piece which covers the eye and forehead area. While the lower half mask covers the rest of the face(chin and cheeks). I gently opened the wrapped up pieces and applied them on my face, it was a bit loose and hanging from the chin and side areas. The instructions mentioned to leave it on for 20-40 minutes. After half an hour I slowly took off the mask pieces, and didn’t wash my face, but instead tapped it lightly with my fingers to make sure the skin soaks in ‘anti-wrinkle’ magical goodness! My skin felt moisturized but a little sticky from the gel mask. Soft and supple. It didn’t feel irritated although left a slight red tinge which gradually went away when I washed my face two hours later. At first, I thought it might have been my skin reacting, but when I went through the ingredients mentioned in this link, I found out that it has “pomegranate, red grape, cranberry”. However, I have a slight suspicion that it could also be CI 16255 which is categorized as a pigment. Either way, very few masks leave my skin feeling slightly red (without irritation) or just a tad bit flushed.
The mask was divided in two portions, for the upper and lower half of the face. It even had a slit at the end to adjust it near the chin and lower cheeks/jawline. It had air-tight packaging which helps retain the gel texture in the two piece mask. When I picked it out from the packet, the gel mask pieces were drenched in oozing liquid and there was still some oozy goozy left in the packet. The instructions were clearly outlined on the backside in Korean language and English. The gel mask didn’t smell too strong and didn’t slip off the face. It features a face on the top of the packet and this website claims it is”paraben, benzophenone, talc, animality, sulfate, triethanolamine, GMO free“.
Does it work? To be honest, I’m not entirely sure. I tried this mask once, and it just made my skin feel soft and supple. To see proper results, I’d have to use it more than just once.
Will I be buying this product? I don’t think so, unless I read some reviews about it which show positive results after continuous use.
Are there any cons? I just wish it didn’t leave a slightly flushed face in the end. It wasn’t anything too drastic, but still, naah.
I wish I had better pictures, but these will have to do for now.<3
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