Nature Republic O2 Bubble Mask Sheet (and wash off mask) | Black Rose & Lotus Review:
At some point this year, and briefly bubbly masks were a thing you could see with some frequency. That fashion didn’t stick for long, but is that a good thing or a bad thing? These masks from Nature Republic are particularly peculiar since, even though they all work like this, they specify that it’s a mask sheet and wash off mask. For Korean skin care, stating two types instead of only the main one is very unusual!
So, let’s analyze these two flower masks, see how they feel, and more importantly: do they work and are they worthy of your time?
Wash-off bubble mask sheet generates fine oxygen bubbles that removes impurities from pores and makes the skin smooth
Black Rose: Wash-off bubble mask sheet removes impurities from pores and refreshes the skin as abundant fine oxygen bubbles are generated.
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Volume: 28g each
How to use:
- Before opening the pouch, rub the pouch well to evenly mix the content.
- After washing the face, evenly attach the sheet on the dry face while aligning it with the location of the nose and mouth.
- After 5 to 10 minutes when the bubbles are fully generated, remove the sheet.
- Gently massage the skin with the remaining bubbles and wash it off with lukewarm water.
My Skin Type: Oily T, dry U, sensitive, blemishes easily, and allergic.
Nature Republic O2 Bubble Mask Sheet Review:
This review was written after trying both masks. Since the collection only has two masks I thought it would be better to write it together and compare them step by step!
As usual I am showing you the way it opens because if you’re like me, stuff that opens with the back side and the front side sticking together bother you because it’s difficult to open.
As a general rule, I will put the Lotus mask on the left and the Black Rose mask on the right.
As soon as I opened the mask pouch, I could see the bubbles already forming. So, we know that they do stay true to their ‘oxygen bubble mask’ claim! On the rose mask it took a little longer to bubble, so I had time to apply the mask before taking the photo.
The mask sheet is thick, I guess it does have to retain a lot of essence. And it’s completely loaded in essence, that will later turn into bubbles. I mean, it’s literally heavier than any other single mask sheet I’ve ever held!
I took one photo of the closed Lotus mask and the open Black Rose mask because they started bubbling very quickly, so I thought it would be better to take one photo of each rather than two of the same photo.
I didn’t have time to even put it properly on my face and the bubbles started appearing. But don’t be fooled, you have to match it perfectly with your face. Unless you want burning bubbles in your eyes – and I guess no one wants that. I decided to worry about my nose and eyes and just keep my mouth tightly closed.
With the Black Rose mask I did have time to adjust it a little better (at least I hope I adjusted it better, but the point is that there was more time since it takes a little longer to bubble). The fit seems good enough, we’ll see in the end if I have essence all over my face or if I missed a spot!
At this point I had a small break, of 5 to 10 minutes, enough to tell you how it feels. The scent of the Lotus mask smells indeed a little lotus-y, but mainly it smells like clean and pleasant soap. If I had a soap with this smell it would be my favorite! The Black Rose mask really smells like rose! But not the normal pink rose, just a normal nice rose.
The bubbles of both the Lotus and the Black Rose mask feel gentle and ticklish, like those powdered candies that pop inside your mouth, that make a louder noise than the actual pop itself. Talking about noise, in the quiet of the room I can also hear the bubbles pop gently! It’s so nice… I bet my cat would enjoy being next to me while I do this. The drier parts of my skin feel warm with these bubbles, the greasier parts just the previously mentioned ticklish, however the Black Rose mask feels a little more gentle than the Lotus mask.
This is the image right before I remove the mask. It bubbled A LOT, I could actually see it growing around my eyes as I waited!
Kids, I cannot stress enough how important it is to match it with your eyes on this one. Luckily my eyes are deep set, otherwise I don’t even want to imagine! On the Black Rose mask you can see that I did apply it better, but it also bubbled a little less.
This swatch shows, basically, the three steps of the mask. Application until it bubbles, massaging, and washing it off!
And here you can see the same steps, but during the actual application. I have to say, the feeling when you remove the sheet is really nice, the bubbles keep popping a little! The Lotus bubble-foam-essence is incredibly sticky as you massage it onto the skin. However, don’t be discouraged.
And the Black Rose mask isn’t sticky enough to mention it, it just feels like a normal level of stickiness. When you wash it off during the last step, it washes off easily and most of all, if washes off as if you were putting water on a moisturizer! The water basically doesn’t attack your skin at all, it simply feels… nice.
My skin felt soft and looks bright, and clean after washing the Lotus mask off. I dare say, this is what my blood must feel like when I put oxygenated water on a wound! I also feel light, as if my face was floating! With the Black Rose mask my skin feels light as in “it has no weight”, and it looks really beautiful.
You can see in this photo, before the masks, and after using the two masks in two routines in a row. My skin looks brighter and cleaner!
As a conclusion, except for the warm feeling the Lotus mask was perfect. And that feeling didn’t bother me at all, so, for me this mask is a win! Not to mention, it’s the most fun I had with a mask in a while. So I will definitely repurchase.
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