[REVIEW] Femmue The Botanist Elder Mask Hydrating and radiance

Femmue The Botanist Elder Mask Hydrating and Radiance Review:

Femmue is a young brand that focuses on bringing the most out of what flowers have to give, while at the same time always including a gentle aroma therapy function in their products.

The other day I went to the skin clinic and I heard the usual “you need more hydration and moisture”, so I decided to start doing 1 pack per day again, regardless of having time or not! It’s better to do it at night after dinner than not doing it at all, at least in this specific case. Of course this situation has advantages: since I have to mask whether I like it or not (I like it, but sometimes I feel tired, you know) I at least get try all those masks that are sitting in my stash!

I grabbed this one first because I really like the cleansing balm from this brand, and I really like flowers. And it does specifically have hydration in the name! My expectations are high.

Claims:

Elder (elderberry) is called “A gift from the heavens” and gives a fresh and dewy skin by providing moisture instantly.

A genuine vegetable bamboo sheet with a transparent and refreshing essence. A one hundred percent environment friendly vegetable sheet extracted from genuine bamboo. A natural sheet rich in essence covers and clings to the face softly and closely with no irritation for the skin.

Ingredients:

Water, Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, Peg-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Sambucus Nigra Flower Extract (79.6ppm), Carbomer, Arginine, Betaine, Ethylhexylglycerin, Xanthan Gum, Dextrin, Sodium Polyacrylate, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, 1,2-hexanediol, Phenoxyethanol, Parfum, Disodium Edta

Volume: 28g

How to use:

After cleansing, apply toner to refine the skin texture. Take the mask out of the package and spread it evenly over the entire face, avoiding the eyes and lips areas. Remove the sheet after 15 to 20 minutes and gently pat your skin to allow the remaining essence to absorb into the skin.

Femmue The Botanist Elder Mask Hydrating and Radiance Review

My Skin Type:

Oily T, dry U, sensitive, blemishes easily, and allergic. Dry, sensitive and allergic lips. Very thin, dehydrated and oily eyelids.

Femmue The Botanist Elder Mask Hydrating and Radiance Review:

Femmue The Botanist Elder Mask Hydrating and Radiance Review

The package opens normally, not particularly easy nor particularly hard to open.

Femmue The Botanist Elder Mask Hydrating and Radiance Review

The mask, I can tell, is thick. It’s wet, but it doesn’t feel soaked nor is it dripping out the essence.

Femmue The Botanist Elder Mask Hydrating and Radiance Review

I knew it as soon as I spread it open (and confirmed later while masking) it is incredibly large! I mean, it’s literally wider than taller! It should be less extreme, in my opinion, but it’s okay, we’ll see how it goes.

Femmue The Botanist Elder Mask Hydrating and Radiance Review

I see a little essence inside.

Femmue The Botanist Elder Mask Hydrating and Radiance Review

But it actually was a lot of essence, it’s more than my hand could hold actually! This essence here is going on my neck, covered with cotton pads. Self-masking!

Femmue The Botanist Elder Mask Hydrating and Radiance Review

The fit is the most horrible thing I’ve seen lately. The mask sticks really really well to the skin, but there is excessive mask fabric on the sides, a little folded on the chin area. And the eye circles don’t touch my “deep” eyes, nor my huge nose.

Femmue The Botanist Elder Mask Hydrating and Radiance Review

But as I said, it does stick incredibly well to the face! After I fixed the central problem I was able to mask, and it stuck well to my face without problems throughout the whole masking time. I never knew such a thick mask could be so soft (I had thinner masks be relatively harsh) and stick so well to my skin.

Femmue The Botanist Elder Mask Hydrating and Radiance Review

As they said the essence is transparent. But it’s also the most normal essence feeling, like “thick water”. it spreads easily and in a way Koreans call “mul bang” which is loosely translated “water drop”. These products with this water drop ability, melt on your skin as if they were water (see the middle photo). It was a little sticky as it absorbed a little, but when it finished absorbing it just left a soft feeling.

The scent is really gentle, and I can’t really tell how it smells like. I don’t remember smelling elderberry at any point in my life, but I smelled similar looking plants that smelled similar to this one, so it probably really is the scent of that plant.

Also when I went to their showroom they showed me how they investigate the products, they choose each component individually, so I’m almost sure this is the scent of elderberry.

Femmue The Botanist Elder Mask Hydrating and Radiance Review

The mask hydrated my skin really well, and it seemed to lock the hydration without needing help from the rest of the skin care (which of course I did anyway).

If I’m going to be completely honest here, the mask doesn’t feel magical. But it is effective in all that it promised, and it did make my skin look and feel incredibly happy (it has been really tired lately). I did particularly enjoy the aroma therapy part of this masking session, it’s such a nice and gentle scent that you feel steadily and yet not in a strong way, and definitely not overwhelming.

I will try more masks from this collection. Regarding a re-purchase, this mask is more my mom’s style as she likes earthy-greeny-flower scents and I generally prefer… well, flowery flower scents! Like roses. However, it is a great change from other Korean masks and I will definitely use it more times. The only problem is the price.

Where to buy:

Femmue


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