Etude House 0.2mm Therapy Air Tea Tree Mask Review:
Tea tree is something I would definitely recommend to every pimply girl out there. I swear by tea tree sheet masks, and the Naruko Tea Tree Shine Control & Blemish Clear Mask is still the best amongst all the others I’ve tried. While tea tree oil may be too harsh on the skin, tea tree sheet masks are a good way to deliver adequate moisture while soothing those vengeful pimples.
Etude House sheet masks were previously featuring the ‘I Need You’ series, which I thought looked quite amateur. I tried the green tea one and was disappointed. Thus I decided that my resources should be channelled to better formulas out there. Recently, I stumbled upon the ‘0.2mm Therapy Air’ series, which looks promising. I feel that the first line of marketing for sheet masks is usually their visual representation, and Etude House has finally gotten it right. I bought a few to try. Let’s see if this tea tree sheet mask will be able to avenge my skin and get rid of those annoying pimples.
-The 0.2mm Therapy Air Mask claims to be light and comfortable like air. Its hypoallergenic property also ensures that sensitive skin will not be irritated.
-It is 7-free meaning that it does not contain Imidazolidinyl Urea, Polyacryamide, Triethanolamine, mineral oil, silicon oil, pigment, and fragrance. Furthermore, it only contains EWG green grade ingredients.
– Etude House tea tree sheet mask claims to provide moisture and skin clearing benefits, without leaving a sticky sensation. It aims to maintain a refreshed and soothing feeling to the skin.
Water, Glycereth-26, Dipropylene Glycol, Propanediol, Alcohol, Hydroxyethyl Urea, Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, 1,2-Hexanediol, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Extract (2500ppm), Sodium Carbomer, Allantoin, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Coptis Japonica Root Extract, Zingiber Officinale (Ginger) Root Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Dehydroacetic Acid, Sodium Hyaluronate, Disodium EDTA, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Polyglyceryl-10 Laurate, Polyglyceryl-10 Myristate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Boswellia Serrata Gum, Beta-Glucan, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Eucalyptus Globulus Leaf Oil, Citrus Nobilis (Mandarin Orange) Oil, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Fruit Extract, Pinus Palustris Oil, Phytosteryl/Octyldodecyl Lauroyl Glutamate, Ceramide NP
Volume: 20 ML / 0.67 FL. OZ.
How to Use:
- After cleansing and toning, apply the sheet mask on your face (I find that if I leave it in the fridge for at least 30 minutes before application my skin feels more refreshed and the wild pimples are less painful.)
- Leave on for 10 – 20 minutes before removing the mask
- Massage gently with your fingers to facilitate absorption of the remaining essence
- Follow up with your usual skincare routine (you do not need to wash it off)
My Skin Type:
My skin is oily and acne-prone but with a dehydrated base. I do get random breakouts, but it’s the worst during PMS. During the usage of this mask I had 2 active pimples and a cystic one. I almost cried when I saw that cystic acne but a pimply girl like me just has to accept her fate ☹
Etude House 0.2mm Therapy Air Tea Tree Mask Review:
I really like the design of the packaging. It looks very simple and professional, unlike their ‘I Need You’ packaging, which looks quite sub-standard. I would like to thank the sheet mask Gods for their improved design. The packaging is easy to open. I am not a huge fan of fragrance and this sheet mask smelt light and natural, which made my experience a soothing one.
The sheet mask is very thin and smooth – true to their 0.2mm claims. When I took it out of the packet, it was drippy, but not as drippy as MBD’s sheet masks. The essence was clear and watery, and the amount was just right. Within the packet, there were still a considerable amount of essence left inside.
I resealed the packaging and kept it in the refrigerator as I decided to use it as a serum/ essence the next day. (Tip: If you’re in a rush but still want some TLC, use the sheet mask for about 30 minutes and then keep the remaining serum for future usage. Keep it for a maximum of 2 days, we don’t want more pimples. Sheet masks with generous leftover essence include MBD, Naruko and My Scheming. Do comment if you know of any other brands!)
I like the fit and the adherence. The better fit could be due to my smaller face. If your face is slightly bigger, I suggest cutting some slits at the side for a better fit. Adherence was great and it felt like I had a second skin on! It clung well to my face while I was out and about, and I did not experience any discomfort.
I had this on for 30 minutes before taking it off. My skin felt hydrated and the redness was reduced. I also noticed that my complexion was slightly brightened. However, those pesky pimples did not reduce in size, and the cyst was still as ugly as ever.
I patted the remaining essence in and it left a non-tacky finish. Hence, I followed up with my usual skincare routine and did my makeup. Because of its adequate hydration, my makeup glided on well.
The next day, after my toner and lightweight essence, I applied the leftovers from the packaging to my face and neck. The remaining essence was so abundant that my face was glistening! I waited 15 minutes along with gentle patting for the essence to be absorbed completely.
My skin felt hydrated and I continued with my eye cream and CosRx Advanced Snail 96 Mucin Power Essence. I skipped the moisturiser and proceeded straight to sunscreen because the essence was already very hydrating.
Another tea tree sheet mask has disappointed me. As can be seen in the before and after pictures, my skin has been brightened and hydrated, but it did not reduce the size of those vengeful pimples. Although the mask did brighten up my skin, I had expected more from a tea tree mask, specifically in the acne-control department.
The effects lasted for half a day. I would recommend this to people with mild acne, and for all skin types since it provides a hydrating and non-tacky finish which can be used both in the day and at night.
In countries experiencing seasonal climate, if this is used in the winter, perhaps a more hydrating moisturiser is required after usage.
There are other better sheet masks out there that target acne. If you still want to try Etude House sheet masks, I highly recommend their Damask Rose 0.2mm Therapy Air Mask. My skin was amazingly radiant after using it!
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