Etude House Therapy Air Camellia Mask Sheet was purchased by Cosmeperks.
Part of the new Etude House masks, I must say that it’s the one that caught my eye the most. Generally speaking if something has lifting or radiance I want to try it, and this one has both! Not to mention it’s the prettiest package out of the 4 masks, and it’s red which looks really good on photos (hey, if I write reviews of course I think of the photos too)!
♥ This jelly oil type essence lifts and gives radiance to the skin with the 0.2mm thick mask.
♥ It focuses on reducing the wrinkles and includes natural oils and camellia oil (2000 ppm).
♥ Made for sensitive skin to be able to use this mask, and the water was cleansed in 6 steps, without fallout this essence gets absorbed into the skin completely.
♥ The camellia oil gives the skin radiance, and the adenosine gives firmness to the skin.
Water, Glycereth-26, Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, Xylitol, Alcohol, 1,2-hexanediol, Carbomer, Arginine, Hydrolyzed Jojoba Esters, Coptis Japonica Root Extract, Sucrose Palmitate, Dipropylene Glycol, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Coptis Chinensis Root Extract, Zingiber Officinale (Ginger) Root Extract, Xanthan Gum, Ethylexylglycerin, Adenosine, Sodium Hyaluronate, Disodium Edta, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Fruit Extract, Camellia Japonica Seed Oil (100ppm), Citrus Nobilis (Mandarin Orange) Oil, Zingiber Officinale (Ginger) Root Oil, Pinus Palustris Oil, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavander) Oil, Eucalyptus Globulus Leaf Oil
How to use:
1. Apply toner to skin after cleansing.
2. Remove the mask from the pouch and apply to face, placing mask to fit the eye and lip areas.
3. Remove the mask after 10 to 20 minutes and lightly massage the remaining solution with your hands until it’s absorbed into the skin.
My Skin Type: Oily T, dry U, sensitive, blemishes easily, and allergic. Dry, sensitive and allergic lips. Very thin, dehydrated and oily eyelids.
Etude House Therapy Air Camellia Mask Sheet Review:
Whereas I wasn’t impressed with the design of any of the other masks in this collection I think it matches this flower and the red color quite well. And whereas I wouldn’t praise it as a design wonder, I must say it looks very attractive!
After using the Argan sheet mask I already knew these pouches don’t open easily, so I made an extra effort to open this one at first. I did open it at first try but I still wish they would be a little easier to open…
The color of the mask sheet is indeed yellow-ish. When I used the Argan mask I thought it was because of the essence, but since this essence is transparent then it must be because the mask sheet itself is relatively yellow.
I thought since this essence is transparent it was a good opportunity to show how thin the mask is. Although there are a lot of thin masks, few feel like a fluffy cotton that doesn’t wrinkle much and stays soft until the end of application. It does feel really light to the touch.
I will always show the fit of these masks (even if I have shown it in another review of the same collection) in case someone reads only this specific review and not the others. The mask clings really well to the skin, and doesn’t peel off during the application time.
But as you can see the mouth and eye holes are really small! A minus that is balanced by the fact that for the first time my nose is covered down until the tip. So, overall a good fit!
The essence is really similar to aloe gel, and feels a little sticky while drying. To be completely honest, it feels sticky even after drying, and I later found out it also felt sticky on my skin after drying – which is a no no. I accept those details only in the case of the results being good (keep reading to find out hehe).
The scent is… medicinal. It smells like Vic Vaporub. I mean, it literally smells like xylitol which is horrible if you consider THIS IS A FLOWER MASK – WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU ETUDE HOUSE??? Of course I am highly disappointed and it’s not because I love flower smells – seriously you can’t give me a flower mask that smells like menthol and expect me to not complain about it. I love the smell of Vic Vaporub but all in due place, please.
Regarding the results. The left is before, the right is after. Is it lifting? Yes, a little! And it’s definitely firming. But it is not brightening at all, the only brightness there is because my skin looks shiny after using it (consequence of the sticky essence I’m guessing) and for this level of brightness I would rather just use my brightening essence, thank you.
I must add, however, that I usually don’t use essences after masking if the essence and the mask’s abilities are the same. So, I have a brightening essence and I normally wouldn’t use it. But after seeing these results I decided to apply the essence anyway and then my skin looked bright.
Like the synergy of the mask and the essence worked well together. But there are masks that do that by themselves without needing help – and most people don’t have an essence that focuses specifically on brightening – so to me it’s a null when it comes to the brightening ability.
To get rid of the stickiness I applied a little bit of bamboo gel (any soothing gel thinner than a normal aloe gel or any mist should be fine) and it worked.
In the end, considering that this mask needed my help two times (essence and gel) to have a proper effect, and that everything else was average… to me this mask is a no-repurchase. It’s average in the results (3.5/5) but then it is sticky on my skin so it makes it unpleasant for me to use.
I love the brightness I got on my skin after helping the mask by adding my brightening essence, but I simply think there are other equally-cheap masks that do that, so it’s not worth it to me. But that’s why I’m showing you before and after photos! So that you can decide for yourself!
Regarding the issue of sensitive skin, I wouldn’t use it on a particularly sensitive day because other than alcohol (I think all from the collection have it) this one has xylitol and it tickled the corner of my nose so – no for sensitiveness.
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