A’pieu Mashed Potato Pack was purchased by Cosmeperks.
The wonders of potatoes. Did you know you can literally grate a raw potato and put it on your face and it’ll be awesome for you skin? So when I saw this pack I didn’t know what it was (here in Korea they don’t always advertise the products for their utilities but for their special points – potatoes in this case) but I knew I would love to try it. A’pieu usually has hit or miss products, but they never once damaged my skin and the good ones are really really good – especially for the price.
So, not knowing what this baby was (which of course you know, because you read the title) I jumped to the store and have been using it ever since!
– This pack cools and soothes sensitive skin, as well as cares for sun damage. It contains a lot of vitamin C, and fresh potato extract.
– Provides moisture to tired skin.
– Is as true as a home made potato mask.
Main ingredients: potato extract 10,000ppm, portulaca oleracea extract, carrot extract, cucumber extract
Water, Glycerin, Caprylic/capric Triglyceride, Propandinol, Potato Extract, Portulaca Oleracea Extract, Carrot Extract, Cucumber Extract, Dimethicone, Cetearyl Olivate, Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/vp Copolymer, Sodium Acrylate Crosspolymer-2, Sorbitan Olivate, Xanthan Gum, Sodium Polyacrylate Starch, Cocoa Extract, Sillica, Dextrin, Heptane, Dissodium Edta, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexyl Glycerin, 1,2-hexadinol, Yellow Color 5, Fragrance
How to use:
Before going to bed at night, at your cream step, apply evenly throughout the entire face avoiding the eyes and lip areas. Rinse in the morning with lukewarm water.
My Skin Type: Oily T, dry U, sensitive, blemishes easily, and allergic.
A’pieu Mashed Potato Pack Review:
Design wise there isn’t much to say about the product as it is simply a tube with a printed design on it. But I must say that with that yellow color even though they said “potato” my thoughts went straight to “sweet potato” as I know it is a Korean favorite. And my hopes were really high on sweet potato!
The tube comes with a small silver screen which you can remove really easily – however it leaves a small amount of glue after you peel it off. Since you’ll be applying this on your face, one of the most sensitive parts of your skin, just make sure to clean it before the first use. In theory it doesn’t affect anything because the brown lid covers exactly that part, but just to be safe (you can never be too safe, especially if you have sensitive skin).
The exit hole is forever clean on the outside. It’s the right amount of height, and the right amount of curve, so that it goes from the tube to your finger without stopping “everywhere on the lid” like some tubes. I mean, not only does it stay clean but it’s also easy to clean if you’re clumsy like me.
I mean it comes out so beautifully every time, you could film a commercial. Beautiful shape, beautiful color, beautiful cleanliness, comfortable to hold!
So you saw the amount on my hand, on the photo on the left. It stretched enough to cover all my hand. So this cream spreads a lot, and very easily. It’s really light and it feels really velvety. It feels exactly like a velvety mashed potato, those ones with cream and butter. You can see it on the middle photo, it really is like mashed potato. But… it’s fresh instead!
The scent is of sweet potato (I KNEW IT WOULD COME!) and it is not strong. It absorbs quickly and leaves no stickiness.
So, how well does it work? You can see in the photo that it did indeed soothe my pimples and damaged skin. In fact, it soothed even the angry big pores! So I have to say that where they said moisture they actually meant hydration (lots of people confuse it, it’s fine) – unless they meant moisture for oily skins *rolls eyes*.
Another reason why I think that their “moisture” meant hydration is because my dry skin parts still needed a cream, even though my skin didn’t feel stretchy.
So, at first I used it as they said: instead of the cream. It was fine but I needed moisture, so I applied bigger amounts of the product. And here I felt that it really is cooling! So, if you use this, be generous to your skin: the cooling is exactly what calms down damaged skin!
Anyway, the moisture still wasn’t enough for my U zone (I always apply lotion there before the cream, so even with lotion it wasn’t enough) so I have to say that if you have dry or combination skin you should probably do your full skin care (until the cream) and then apply this mask.
So it took me a while to review this even though I got it almost right after it came out, because I had to match my routine a little and I honestly kept expecting more of the product.
In the end, I think this mask is definitely a plus when the weather isn’t dry nor cold, it does a more long lasting effect of an aloe soothing gel. But all in all it is relatively average. It doesn’t replace the night cream (hey, I’m 30 in Korea, I can’t skip a cream at night, but do try if you purchase this – maybe it’ll work for you), and it’s not something I would ever use when the temperature goes close to zero or under zero.
I would purchase it again, but that’s because I discovered it’s a good light-cooling system for the summer and I used it also in the morning when I stayed indoors. But in the dry winter I have to skip it, definitely, because it’s cold and it doesn’t moisturize (here the winter is really dry). It’s a good product for people who are turning to the summer now!
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