Pure Smile Essence Mask Series. This particular one is the Gold Essence Mask. Purchased at Althea korea for $1.10(shipping fee not included). They had several other types of mask but this one really got my attention. I was so intrigued by the gold essence in it. But does it really contain gold?
Pure Smile Gold Essence Mask
This facemask brings elasticity and glow to tired skin and supports the activation of the skin’s natural functions. Prevents roughness and irritation to give you tight, firm skin. Containing ceramide, collagen, hyaluronic acid, arbutin, and silk extract, it gives skin moisture for a smooth texture. The main focus of the mask was it’s anti wrinkle properties. Pure Smile manufacture masks from Korea yet the company is based in Japan. The producweighs 23 ml. The Gold component of the mask was called “colloidal gold” (noted on ingredients) also known to heal micro damage, making it an ideal skincare ingredient for those with sensitive, sun damaged and acne scarred skin. Indicated for all skintypes.
Gold: Water, Glycerin, PEG/PPG-17/6 Copolymer, Hydrolyzed Collagen, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Water, Xanthan Gum, Portulaca Oleracea Extract, Erythritol, Natto Gum, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, PEG-14M, Sodium Hyaluronate, Disodium EDTA, Methylparaben, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, PEG-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Allantoin, Phenoxyethanol, Fragrance, Arbutin, Ceramide 3, Tocopheryl Acetate, Colloidal Gold
How I used it:
After cleansing my face with my oldie but goodie cetaphil facial cleanser, toned my face with the Rire Pore Tightening Tore (review already posted) then placed on the mask for 20 minutes as instructed the patted on the remaining essence. Used this mask during my night skincare routine because if I use it during the day, I know a 100% my face would oil up.
My skin type:
Oily to combination skin and sensitive. My skin gets really oily along my T-zone and dry around my cheeks and sometimes on the sides of my nose especially during cold seasons.
The mask had soft fiber type of mask. It was soaked in jelly like essence that was clear and scented. I didn’t really recognize the scent of it. I just noted that it smelled like perfume. The essence dried up a little faster once exposed to air. It did not have a lot of extra essence to squeeze out and that was fine because the mask was really soaked. I did notice the essence drying up a little quicker as compared to other moisturizing mask. There were no irritations noted during and after using the mask and the fitting of it was just enough. My skin after the mask was soft and plumped up a bit. For the healing claims, I had a bump on my cheek area, I thought the mask would decrease it’s size but after using the mask it was still elevated but the redness disappeared. So it worked a bit on that. I waited for the essence to dry and was expecting it to leave a tacky finish but it didn’t! Overall I liked how it moisturized and made my skin more supple and decreased my inflammations just a little bit.
for the following:
Effectiveness: It made my skin soft, supple and smooth. It also reduced the redness on some inflammed areas. A plus for the anti wrinkle and partly for the healing claims. The morning after using this mask, my skin was still soft.
Packaging: It was alright just hoping that it had English interpretations. It had a catchy yellow to gold color in the packaging making the ingredient more evident.
Price: Very affordable for the price of $1.10
Availability: Apparently it was only available online.
-Great.The product was effective. Will recommend it. It was fun to try out a Gold mask essence. I was hoping to see gold particles but there were none. Overall the mask reduced redness on areas of my face, made my skin soft and plump and lastly the essence was so quick to dry plus it was not sticky after. I would recommend this for oily skin types like me.
Thanks for stopping by! What sheetmasks have you guys tried so far? Until the next post. Byeee!
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