Aritaum is not only a store that “collects” a few of the most requested Korean cosmetic brands, but also a store that has their own affordable line of cosmetic products. From makeup to skin products, all they have is cheap and very popular. So, this time I grabbed a couple of honey masks (honey being my favorite ingredient in a mask) and decided to try them out! They sell for 1000 KRW, and every month there will be some sort of promotion lowering them a few cents more. So, how could I resist trying a mask I don’t know yet?
A honey mask that supplies ample nourishment for a healthier skin. Provides elasticity to your skin and reduces wrinkles. Gives a lot of nourishing nutrients to the skin, making it look honey dewy and healthy.
Key ingredients: 2000mg honey extract
Water, PEG-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Adenosine, Sodium Hyaluronate, Sophora Flavescens Root Extract, Honeysuckle Flower Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Prunus Persica Leaf Extract, Ginkgo Biloba Leaf Extract, Scutellaria Baicalensis Root Extract, Disodium EDTA, Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, PEG/PPG-17/6 copolymer, PEG-75, Citrus Paradisi Fruit Extract, Alcohol, Xanthan Gum, Honey (2000 mg)
Volume: 20 ml
How to use:
- Tone the skin with a toner after cleansing, and open the product to place the mask on the face, avoiding the eye and lip areas.
- Take a rest for 10-20 minutes and then remove the sheet mask.
- Pat the remaining essence for skin absorption.
My Skin Type: Oily T, dry U, blemished, sensitive, and allergic.
ARITAUM Fresh Power Essence Mask Sheet Honey Review:
Okay, those of you who read my previous mask reviews then you have noticed how important it is for me for the masks to open asymmetrically. But now, proceeding to the important stuff!
Spreading the mask open, I feel that the mask is relatively dry, except for a couple of drops falling down… So far I am not impressed, but we’ll see.
As I said, the essence is really liquid. Here is the proof!
After absorption I will admit it shines beautifully, but on the hand it feels like nothing has changed. So, let’s apply the mask and see how it goes!
The scent is very strongly of honey. But not “honey flavoring” type of scent, real honey smell. Which is quite okay for me!
The mask sheet itself is very thin, but it is not very soft. It does not grip too well on my face, and the fit isn’t good – I have to cut out the nose and apply it separately (a reminder I do have a very big nose). But since the mask sheet is so thin that I don’t actually need to cut it, I can just tear it with my hands!
I usually like to apply the masks for the maximum amount of time they suggest, but this one is half dry (dry on the mouth and nose area) as soon as 10 minutes pass, so for once I will do the shortest amount of time.
Now, I cannot know about the wrinkle reducing effect – since that is the type of thing you only know after using a mask daily for many months in a row. But I can tell you, it feels like a super hydrating mask! And that is the first step for wrinkle reduction. Also, my skin does feel more elastic, as if this mask was moisturizing and not hydrating (moisturizing means it’ll give oil to your skin so that it’ll not be dry nor flakey, hydrating means it’ll increase the water amount of your skin). Except I don’t feel the greasiness some moisturizing products leave on your skin!
Overall, it is a good mask and I do feel it did what it promised. It is a mask I would use in the morning rather than at night, or during the summer when the weather is humid and sticky here. But it is not a mask I will buy to repair my skin, or to have a nice relaxing time.
My advice is to use it if your skin is dehydrated or if you intend on applying heavier makeup as the mask does not let your skin produce too much grease. But it is not a cooling mask, nor a moisturizing mask, so you should keep that in mind.
For a clearer opinion: if I had to rate this mask I would rate it in the middle, since it has only a few utilities! For example, out of 5 I would rate it 3. On a bad to good scale, I would rate it average. It is a good mask, but only for a very specific use.
Where to buy:
Koreadepart for $0.76
Have you tried ARITAUM Fresh Power Essence Mask Sheet Honey?
Do share your thoughts in comments 🙂