Etude House Therapy Air Olive Mask was purchased my Cosmeperks.
Out of the new masks by Etude this is the one I’ve been more reticent about. Simply because I look at it and I see olive oil, delicious and fragrant and that would go amazing in my salad! But that aside, there came the time for me to try it. This mask promises firming and moisturizing which is something I always want, at any time. Firming because of my tired skin (also aging), and moisturizing because the weather is changing and is getting dryer. So whereas of course I was curious about what kind of smell is in here, let me walk you through my experience while trying this mask.
♥ A firming and moisturizing air-light mask that comfortably adheres to the skin. It’s low irritant and the essence is 7-free.
♥ The olive oil moisturizes dry skin and makes it look firm.
♥ The essence is dense and yet it’s a creamy oil, full of nutrients and gets absorbed easily to the skin.
♥ The thin mask sheet provides complete adherence and allows the essence to keep being absorbed to the skin.
Water, Glycereth-26, Butylene Glycol, Cetyl Ethylhexanoate, Xylitol, Alcohol, 1,2-hexanediol, C14-22 Alcohols, Carbomer, Arginine, C12-20 Alkyl Glucoside, Coptis Japonica Root Extract, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil (1000ppm), Hydrolyzed Jojoba Esters, Dipropylene Glycol, Glycerin, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Coptis Chinensis Root Extract, Zingiber Officinale (Ginger) Root Extract, Xanthan Gum, Ethylhexylglycerin, Sodium Hyaluronate, Disodium Edta, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Fruit Extract, Citrus Nobilis (Mandarin Orange) Oil, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Eucalyptus Globulus Leaf Oil, Pinus Palustris Oil, Juniperus Mexicana Oil, Caprylic/capric Triglyceride, Glucose, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Cholesterol, Ceramide NP
How to use:
1. After cleansing, apply toner to the skin.
2. Remove the mask from the pouch and spread it on the face, matching the eye and mouth holes and adhering the mask to the skin.
3. After 15 to 20 minutes remove the mask and pat the remaining essence on the skin until it’s absorbed.
My Skin Type: Oily T, dry U, sensitive, blemishes easily, and allergic.
Etude House Therapy Air Olive Mask Review:
Just like the other masks in this collection, this one too needs a firm hand to be open. I mean, it’s nothing bad really, but I don’t like struggling to open a package. However, as opposed to what I first thought, no scissors are needed for this – only a firm hand. I guess I can live with that!
This mask sheet is of a yellow-ish tone, and is very thin – even though you can’t see this last part well in the photo because the essence is dense.
As soon as I grab it out of the pouch, in this case, it feels oily and slippery!
The fit of the mask is as shown in the photo. As I said before in other reviews of the same collection, the eye and mouth holes are small (it might not appear here but my eyelashes keep touching the mask while I have it on).
The nose tip is mostly covered, which is rare in a Korean mask. There are small extras (5mm more or less) of mask all around my face. That makes it tuck in well under my chin and for bigger faces it’s also good. Since the mask has such good adherence if it’s too big for you then just fold it over towards the face and your hair will be worry free.
Here you can also see almost all my eyebrow hairs, so I guess it does show how thin the mask is!
It’s very soft and gentle to touch and on the skin, and it’s very light.
This specific mask with this specific essence feels like it’s slowly sliding down, and it is, but only a little so there is no need to intervene.
The essence as you can see is very similar to the essence in the Argan mask of the same collection. It is also similar to a normal essence you would apply to your face. Except it does feel way oilier – so imagine any of those essences with a face oil added to it! Yes, that’s how it feels.
It’s actually a nice and pleasant slippery feeling and while I was spreading the essence on my arm it seemed like it would last forever. After absorption you can see nothing oily or greasy remains there, so let’s see how it works on facial skin.
The scent is similar to the Camellia’s mask essence, but it smells less of xylitol and more of… something else. I have to say that I am quite disappointed with the scents of these new masks, but if the mask works then it’s not a factor for me since they don’t smell bad – just not especially dreamy! Gladly it doesn’t smell like olive oil but it could smell like something I could recognize.
I would like to know what made Etude have these smells on their masks – it’s so different from what you imagine after walking into their pink store with a sweet perfume! When I’m walking down the street and walk by the store I always think “Hmm, so nice, smells like Etude”, so I’d like to know what’s gone through their heads to make these masks smell so… medicinal.
Here you can see a before and after photo. No, my pores aren’t smaller, it’s just that the camera didn’t focus on them no matter how hard I tried!
What you can see in this photo is that my skin is indeed less droopy (under the eye and on the corner of my nose) and – if you’re used to seeing dry skin that doesn’t peel – you can also see that my skin on the right side isn’t dry at all.
The essence took forever to absorb, but when it did you can see it didn’t become oily at all. This mask, like the others in the collection, didn’t dry at all while applying, but I dare say it even dried less than the ones I tried previously.
Overall I did like the results of this mask.
In a humid summer day I would want a lighter routine and since this mask is quite moisturizing I would just use it on my lotion or balm step, without using either of those. Or on those days I don’t apply lotion I would even use it instead of the cream!
But it’s also light enough that you can do a full skin care routine, and I did a full routine this time – including lotion and cream. Since the weather isn’t super humid anymore and an oil-type of essence usually isn’t actually oily I thought it would be fine.
It was indeed fine, I loved this feeling. I think if only they had given it a proper scent then this specific mask would also get full marks – like the Argan one.
The only lacking point to me is that it doesn’t feel magical simply because of the smell. Other than that, I’m very satisfied and would repurchase it!
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