Etude House Therapy Air White Flowers Sheet Mask Review:
When I first heard that Etude House had discontinued their old Etude House masks, I was quite disappointed because there were so many sheet masks I liked a lot (ginseng and rice). Because I was quite disappointed, I didn’t try the new air therapy masks for some time. When I did try them I must admit that I did like the way they felt and the effects of them. But because I still had many old masks, I wasn’t tempted to buy any until I saw they had new varieties – I’ll admit it was the cherry blossom that first interested me.
The new sheet masks came in a set of three varieties – cherry blossom, white flowers and madecassoside. The madecassoside mask has already been reviewed by Ana B. At first, I wasn’t at all interested in the white flowers mask, until I saw that it contains extracts from five different flowers and also contains niacinamide and liquorice extracts. Both are good for skin brightening. You could say that this mask was the one that I didn’t really notice or care about, until I actually looked closer at it. After all a sheet mask designed to brighten and moisturize sound really good to me.
+ The daily low-irritant mask made of breathable 0.2mm air sheet, effectively deliver 7-free essence to your skin
+The essence contains white flower extracts to help moisturise and brighten skin
Water, Dipropylene Glycol, Methylpropanediol, Niacinamide, Alcohol, Glycerin, 1,2-Hexanediol, Hydroxyethyl Urea, Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed oil, Butylene Glycol, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Zingiber Officinale (Ginger) Root Extract, Coptis Chinensis Root Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Rosa Damascena Flower Oil, Anthemis Nobilis Flower Extract, Beta-Glucan, Nelumbo Nucifera Flower Extract, Leontopodium Alpinum Extract, Freesia Refracta Extract, Rosa Centifolia Flower Extract, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Sucrose Palmitate, Sodium Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Biosaccharide Gum-1, Arginine, Disodium EDTA, Ethylhexylglycerin, Citronellol, Linalool, Geraniol, Eugenol, Farnesol, Citral
How to use:
1. Apply toner to skin after cleansing
2. Take mask out of pouch and apply to face, placing mask to fit eye and lip area
3. Remove mask after 10~20 minutes, and lightly massage remaining solution into skin with hands
My skin type: Dry, easily dehydrated skin with mild rosacea.
Etude House Therapy Air White Flowers Sheet Mask Review:
Although I got this one soon after it was released, I didn’t get around to trying this white flower variety until very recently. Like all of the other air therapy masks it comes in the exact same packaging, the front has many white flowers on the front. But naturally the packaging isn’t that important in something that we’ll use one.
The masks are relatively easy to rip open, and the essence is very sticky and shiny, it is quite liquid. But the thing I notice the most is really how sticky the essence is, it’s not a bad thing for me but it could bother some people.
The scent is basically the same as the other Etude House masks from this range, I don’t know exactly how to describe it but it’s not floral. For me it’s not that strong and it doesn’t smell of alcohol, so I don’t mind it at all.
So, you might be curious to know what “white” flower extracts this mask contains. The first white flower is Anthemis Nobilis Flower Extract, this is also commonly known as either Roman Chamomile or English Chamomile and is one of the plants used to make Chamomile tea.
Chamomile is well known to be soothing and also helps relieve inflammation, and calm sensitive skin. It also can be used for moisturizing the skin as well.
The second flower is Nelumbo Nucifera Flower Extract – which is commonly known as Lotus flower. The lotus flower is meant to contain lots of antioxidants, vitamins and also be very hydrating. Apparently, lotus is also good for anti-aging as it helps fine lines, wrinkles but also helps to smooth and even the complexion. Sounds pretty good but probably we would need to use it everyday to see any kind of results.
Leontopodium Alpinum Extract is the next white flower extract and this is also known as Alpine Edelweiss. This is another flower that has many antioxidants that help to prevent free radical damage. It also has soothing and anti-inflammatory properties, making it ideal for people with irritated or inflamed skin. And also helps prevent collagen from breaking down, but again I think this must only work if it’s used for a long period of time and often.
Unfortunately, I couldn’t find anything out about the freesia refracta, so I’m not sure what this floral extract can do. The last “white” flower is Rosa Centifolia Flower Extract, which is obviously a type of rose. So, roses are good for minimizing redness and also moisturizing skin. It also contains some vitamins and antioxidants as well.
So, the white flower extracts are quite promising, and can do many beneficial things for the skin. We don’t know how much the essence contains of the white flower extracts though or how much is needed for the extracts to be effective. Still I’m hopeful that the mask will be good, after all with all those flower extracts it should be at least soothing and moisturizing.
I’ve used about four of these masks by now, so I have a good idea of how effective they are. The essence as you can see in the pictures is really sticky and shiny. It’s super glossy and sticky, but I don’t mind that on my face.
One thing I love about these masks is how thin they are, and well for me the shape of the mask actually fits my face quite well. I find that all of the air therapy masks make me feel so soothed and relaxed. So, I really enjoy using these masks quite a lot and I must admit that any other kind of benefit is a kind of bonus.
I usually mask at night, so sometimes it feels a bit pointless because I feel most masks are only effective immediately after using them. However, what I found was that while my skin didn’t look any less dehydrated right after I took the mask off, the next morning my skin felt very moist and hydrated.
Not all masks do this, some I don’t notice the next morning, but this one made my face feel very hydrated in the morning. My face also looked less dehydrated that day too, so while the effect wasn’t immediate instead it helped keep my face hydrated and it stayed hydrated for the day too. Which I personally think is pretty amazing, at least for me and my chronically dehydrated skin.
What about redness? I couldn’t notice any kind of redness reduction, but that could just be me. My face is naturally red anyway and other products that reduce people’s redness never seem to work for me.
I wasn’t really expecting the sheet mask to help my redness. Maybe it would work if I used these masks a few times a week and for several months. But honestly, I don’t expect a mask to be able to reduce redness that quickly, so I’m not surprised.
Because I found these masks to be really soothing, and hydrating I think I’ll definitely repurchase them again. At the moment I still have a few to use, but once I run out of them, I’ll buy them again. I think they would work for any skin type, even sensitive skin.
They are probably best for dry skinned or dehydrated skin. But oily or combo skinned people could try them in winter and they should be okay for them as well.
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