Etude House 0.2 Therapy Air Madecassoside Mask was purchased by Cosmeperks.
Etude House recently added few more masks to their signature mask collection. It took me a good 20 minutes in the store to choose which one I wanted, and since I couldn’t decide I ended up choosing the one most people would probably be more curious about – Madecassoside. Now, I have tried my share of madecassoside or soothing and repairing masks for sensitive skin, so I have a high standard. And very high hopes actually! The other newly released variants are Cherry Blossom, White Flower, and Artemisia.
From the pack:
+ The daily low-irritant mask made of breathable 0.2 mm air sheet effectively delivers 7-free essence to your skin.
+ The madecassoside and centella asiatica extract with known soothing effect takes care of tired looking skin affected by a dry environment and improves the defense of sensitive skin.
Water, Dipropylene Glycol, Caprylic/capric Triglyceride, Glycerin, Methylpropanediol, Sorbitan Stearate, 1, 2-hexanediol, Sorbitan Sesquioleate, Sucrose Cocoate, Butylene Glycol, Licorice Root Extract, Zingiber Officinale Root Extract, Coptis Chinensis Root Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Centella Asiatica Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Lemon Fruit Extract, Citrus Nobilis Oil, Lavandula Angustifolia Oil, Eucalyptus Globulus Leaf Oil, Pinus Palustris Oil, Juniperus Mexicana Oil, Madecassoside, Acrylates/c10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Arginine, Cyclodextrin, Disodium Edta, Ethylhexylglycerin, Lionene, Citral, Linalool, Geraniol, Citronellol
How to use:
1. Apply toner to skin after cleansing.
2. Take mask out of a pouch and apply to face, placing mask to fit eye and lip area.
3. Remove mask after 10 to 20 minutes and lightly massage remaining solution into skin with hands.
My Skin Type: Combination (dry U oily T), sensitive, needs elasticity, hydration and moisture.
Etude House 0.2 Therapy Air Madecassoside Mask Review:
Since my skin has been looking more hideous by the day (I hate May pollution) I washed my face with a gel cleanser for sensitive skin, and prepped it with a watery toner (you know, just in case the mask has a liquid and not creamy consistency, to make sure that it absorbs well – following the rule of the most liquid to denser order).
The day before I have used the Dr. Belmeur Soothing Gauze Sheet Mask which I consider to be a good level mask. Also, I have been having allergies on my skin, and I have to say beforehand that the Dr. Belmeur stung a tiny little and this one stung near to zero.
The design of the package is… just like everything else in the collection! The color is pretty, mint is my favorite color after all. I’m not sure if those things there are supposed to be how madecassoside looks like chemically or something.
I’m terrible at chemistry, but if this is it… then they look nothing alike. Well, not that it matters!
The package wasn’t the easiest thing to open but it’s not like I struggled either.
Look! It’s a cream essence. Looks like I could have used a denser toner, but it’s okay, I have high hopes for this mask!
The mask, just like the others from the collection, is the softest thing in the world. I would put this on a baby and feel no regrets.
The adherence is decent, but the fit is so good it compensates for the rest of it and makes it almost perfect. I mean, I don’t even need my glasses to keep the mask in place, and it doesn’t lift on the sides of my nose.
As soon, and I’m not exaggerating, as soon as the mask touched my skin I started feeling relief. Like there was no irritation or dryness on my skin anymore. I can’t speak for the results, but with a soothing feeling like this I can tell right away the mask is worth it even if it’s all it does.
The texture of this essence (and the way it spreads and absorbs) is very similar to Innisfree’s Jeju Orchid Fluid, which now has me wondering maybe I should use it as a mask too.
Anyway, this essence feels a little sticky after it absorbs, so I hope it doesn’t feel sticky on my face (although usually stickiness is more intense on the face than the forearm).
There is definitely a smell but I can’t say exactly what it is. It isn’t too intense, so it’s okay regardless, and it’s a nice smell. It’s fresh like citrus and a little… herby? Like green leaves. Analyzing the ingredient list I decide to attribute the smell to licorice, ginger, lemon, lavender, eucalyptus and citronellol, but also I have to say it doesn’t smell like any of them specifically, it smells like a mixture that’s so mixed it’s unidentifiable. Although definitely citrusy!
The before and after! I know it’s not a beautiful skin photo, but I’m here to show the crude results and not to advertise the brand so… I thought showing my pores in their worst angle and light and with all the redness would be better. And I have to say I’m very pleased! You’ll see in the next photo why.
I left it on for 20 minutes, because it didn’t dry much on my skin (super unusual by the way).
The results are crazy good. Beyond my expectations! Definitely better than the Dr. Belmeur soothing gauze mask. One of the best soothing masks I tried, and out of the ones with madecassoside, centella, it definitely feels the lightest on the skin.
After absorbing completely, it doesn’t feel sticky. And it feels much like an all-in-one fluid, so something between an essence and a lotion. It means you can regulate the moisture on the later steps of your skin care (by using lotion, or cream, or none) according to your skin needs.
This mask moisturizes the skin, usually soothing-healing masks do, but only like a lotion, so I think most skin types can use it.
It plumped my pores, so it means it also hydrates.
It got rid of most of the redness!
And had an amazing spa mask effect, relaxing my skin immediately after applying it.
Just look at my skin at sundown! This is in normal light, not something dramatizing my pore condition like in the other photo.
I applied the mask in the morning and my skin was comfortable until night time, with no sensitiveness arousing during the day. All I had to do was keep my skin hydrated (with the Cremorlab mist) and no worries at all.
Recommend it to all skin types, even the ones that don’t need soothing nor healing.
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