Mamonde Calming Hydro Sleeping Mask Calendula was purchased by Cosmeperks.
Mamonde is known for focusing on flowers when it comes to their skin care lines. The most famous is probably the Rose water toner, and it’s definitely one of Korean people’s favorites. They also have a very affordable and beautiful lipstick, and their brand is endorsed by Park Shin Hye. Put all this together and it’s no wonder that even though it’s a inexpensive brand it has a lot of fans! They are known for their quality surpassing even their low price.
Well, and then recently they released new a collection of masks based on different flowers, including flowers they haven’t used before in pot masks. They include two different sleeping masks, and this is one of them. This mask is a Calendula mask, also commonly known as Marigold. It’s one of the most beautiful flowers due to its color varieties. It’s also one of my favorite flowers to look at! I hope my skin will be as beautiful to look at after using this.
-A sleeping mask in a moisturizing texture containing calendula leaves to sooth your skin while you are asleep to leave it moisturized and full of life.
-Moist and cool water-gel formula hydrates, calms down, and vitalizes skin.
-For soft and dry skin. Contains real calendula petals.
-It’s not a strong mask, it is instead something you can easily include in your routine without feeling bothered. It gives medium elasticity, and enhances moisture.
Purified Water, Ethanol, Propanediol, Glycerin, 1,2-hexanediol, C12-14 Pareth-12, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Tromethamine, Calendula Officinalis Flower, Sodium Acrylates Crosspolymer-2, Citric Acid, Ethylhexyl Glycerin, Xanthan Gum, Chia Seed Extract, Centella Asiatica Extract, Houttuyina Cordata Extract, Disodium Edta, Allantoin, Butylene Glycol, Sodium Hyaluronate, Aloe Vera Leaf Extract, Cucumber Fruit Extract, Methyl gluceth-20, Methylpropanediol, Cellulose Gum, Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/VP Copolymer, Carbomer, Fragrance
How to use:
-After washing the face at night, apply toner followed by emulsion before going to bed.
-Dispense an appropriate amount (2.5 cm in diameter) and apply on the nose tip, cheeks, forehead, and chin in dots; enjoy the scent for 3 seconds.
-After the pack is absorbed into skin, leave it on overnight instead of washing off. (Wash off the next morning.)
(I have some notes on this, I’ll let you know later)
My Skin Type: Oily T, dry U, sensitive, blemishes easily, and allergic. Dry, sensitive and allergic lips. Very thin, dehydrated and oily eyelids.
Mamonde Calming Hydro Sleeping Mask Calendula Review:
I would like to point out first that this product seems like it’s a great summer product, according to its promises. It’s calming, it’s hydrating, it’s light. All the things we could ask for in the summer! I was looking forward to using it since the moment I tried it. The main reason being the famous Laneige sleeping mask, which I had been using before, isn’t a good match for me at this time of the year. It doesn’t absorb well, it makes my skin super oily in the morning. Also, I have been using this mask for many many days already (I’ll get to that later) and this is not a one usage review – obviously.
These are the items included in the package. The paper box, which has no information in English whatsoever, the mask pot, which is made out of simple plastic, and a spatula that’s the ideal size to get the recommended size of mask with one scoop.
Now this is a first for me. I have never seen an inside seal in a product! And if I’m completely honest, it was sort of difficult to remove. I almost resorted to using a cutting knife, but I didn’t want to scratch the package so I decided to keep trying with my fingers.
This happens each time I open the package. I guess I move it around too much, I am a little clumsy. But anyway, I prefer using the one on the lid first to make sure that it doesn’t dry and thus there is no product waste.
The amount they recommend is double of this, but I figured like this you could see the actual mask better. You can see the gentle flower petals, it’s really pretty.
Now for my personal notes on the mask!
The very first thing I want to say is: if you have dry or combination skin I would advise doing your full skin care routine, instead of what they advise (they say toner and emulsion). The reason for that is that, again, they said moisture but what they meant was hydration. So, a dry skin will still need all the moisture it can get!
On the brighter side, this is really good for oily skins and it hydrates (balancing the water and oil of the skin) rather than moisturizing it (which is the problem I have on my T zone with the Laneige mask). Since it hydrates rather than moisturizing, it still cares for your skin without adding oil.
So, my first two pieces of advice/my first two thoughts are, for short, are 1) this is a really good mask for oily skin and, 2) use your skin care normally (you can skip on any gel product but that’s it).
Then, another two pieces of advice/thoughts are as follows.
This product has an intense smell (very good – it smells of Marigold oil) so if you are smell sensitive you need to be careful. The smell fades after a while but you definitely want to keep this in mind. The smell you feel is only of flowers, so it’s not that nauseating cosmetic scent.
I am smell sensitive in the sense that I notice all the smells, but I’m not bothered by them. This scent is definitely stronger, more intense than the Laneige one, at least before it fades. On my first application I put a thick layer of this mask and my eyes burned a little, as they burn when there’s spicy food around, or lemonade. After that I just applied it more thinly under the eyes and there was no problem at all.
My fourth advice/thought is that you don’t need to apply this mask too thickly. What I mean is, you can make it thinner or thicker according to how strong you want the treatment to be. I have combination skin, with a very oily T zone that lacks hydration and a tremendously dry U zone that is at risk of aging because of it.
So I was advised to use a sleeping mask every night (most brands say to use it only 2 times a week). If you need more hydration on your oily zones, or if your skin needs more care on the dry zones, you can make this mask thinner and use it every night, rather than using it only a few nights per week – it’s more effective.
Lastly, a cool tip!
You can see in the last photo that the mask calmed my skin instantly. And so I thought that it might also work as a wash off mask. It does! You can use this mask in a thicker layer and wash it off after it absorbs (around 20 minutes). Just wash it off with lukewarm water, don’t scrub, and apply some skin care if needed (I usually apply essence and cream during the day, and lotion and cream at night).
My final thoughts: I love this mask, I am even thinking of double sleep-masking during the winter (dry season) instead. This on my T-zone and a stronger one on my U zone. Yes, the scent can be strong for really sensitive people, but to the general public if you like flowers you like this scent. It is really calming, as they promise, and it is very hydrating (not moisturizing). It’s very light and ideal for the warmer seasons. I would rather use this mask than the HG masks around!
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