Asian Beauty is pretty much a quicksand. Stay away if you must, I tell you because once you have set foot, there is just no way that you could get out. READ: NO.WAY.OUT. And that is exactly what happened to me. Initially I was just happy and content with all that Kbeauty and a few Jbeauty products; later on, I found myself digging Tbeauty (Taiwanese). What other way to test it besides starting with a well-known brand? Since my best friend is visiting Taiwan, I asked her to get me stuff from a popular Taiwanese brand –L’herboflore. They are REALLY HARD to come by. You can consider L’Herbiflore as a luxurious brand given its price range. Truth be told, I was hesitant to get this mask because I find it a bit pricey. But since I am a sucker for anything pretty, I just had to get this! L’ Herboflore packaging is so beautiful and elegant, how can I say no? Now I am crossing my fingers that I get a good run for my money. ☺
L’ Herboflore Orchid Whitening Hydromask is said to contain Moon Orchid Extracts –this specific specie is best known as “the queen of orchids” that promotes brightening and whitening. It also contains hyaluronic acid and aloe vera which provides long-lasting hydration and is soothing effect to the skin.
Aqua (Water), Butylene Glycol, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Citric Acid, Glycerin, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Hyaluronic Acid, Allantoin, Propylene Glycol, Phalaenopsis Amabilis Extract, Mannitol, Sodium Citrate, Acetyl Tetrapeptide-15, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Isopropyl Alcohol, Cellulose, Trehalose, Xanthan Gum, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Triethanolamine, Parfum (Fragrance), Sodium Benzoate, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Sulfite, Methylisothiazolinone, Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate, Sodium Acetate
Volume: 30 ml
How to use:
- Remove the protecting film and gently apply the mask on your face.
- You can separate any of the perforated lines, and overlap the pieces to adjust the mask to the shape of your face.
- Leave the mask on for 15-20 minutes, then remove and discard.
- Gently pat the residual serum into your skin.
My Skin Type: Combination, Acne-Prone, Occasionally Dull and Sensitive
L’ Herboflore Orchid Whitening Hydromask Review:
I appreciate the fact that despite being a Taiwanese brand, they have listed the ingredients in English. There is also a drawing which serves as guide on how to use it so it is pretty much foreign-friendly. I was delighted when I saw that the essence used in this particular mask is watery. For some strange reason, I personally prefer masks that are colorless over milky or creamy ones. The scent, naturally, is floral. Very faint floral that is quite relaxing. The essence is way too runny it was hard for me to take picture so I placed the remaining essence on a clean container for reference.
Contrary to what I am used to, this sheet mask has two sides –one is the mask itself (cotton) and the plastic film which you should remove upon placing the sheet on face. I honestly can’t grasp the concept of having a sheet cover but hey, whatever floats their boat. Personally, I prefer my sheets the traditional way –open pack and directly slap the sheet on my face. It is much more convenient!
The fit of this mask is almost perfect for my face. It took about 25 minutes before it started to dry out, but even if it is starting to dry, the sheet still clung on my skin well. The sheet was still a little damp when I took it off, to my surprise, however, I didn’t find the need to massage my face to absorb essence; my face is fixed as if my skin drunk all the essence. My skin did absorb the essence fast and well.
I am also happy to report that it doesn’t feel sticky at all! The essence used in this mask is so lightweight you would think it is just water if not for the scent. As I pull off the mask, I could already see that my face has brightened. I am not sure about whitening but it did make my face really radiant! I really love how it made my skin so smooth, supple and fresh. I would also like to note that it didn’t break me out.
When I woke up the next day, my face looks so fresh like I had a good long sleep. I am very much satisfied with L’ Herboflore Orchid Whitening Hydromask! Its price may be a little steep but a pack could actually last you two days. You see, this sheet mask contains 30ml of essence and that is 5ml more to your usual brand. I gleaned remaining essence into a clean container and refrigerate it. I can easily soak a compressed sheet mask on this essence later and that’s another night of L’Herboflore! ☺
Overall, I super love this product! I highly recommend this product to everyone! I feel that people with oily skin like me would love it because the essence of this mask is so lightweight! It is nice to have found this mask because I can use it even when its summertime for me. This mask could come in handy especially after a long stressful day and you wanna feel fancy and all that! I would definitely repurchase once I am out (I have bought L’ Herboflore masks in 17 variants so that would take some time).
Where to buy:
eBay for $4.49
Have you tried L’ Herboflore Orchid Whitening Hydromask?
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