Sally’s Box Loverecipe Broccoli Mask Review:
Similar to my previous review of the Choonee Bird’s Nest mask (reviewed), I was unaware of this brand until I caught sight of it at a local beauty store. At a promotional price of 3 for RM10 (~$2.30USD) and boasting adorable packaging, I couldn’t resist the temptation. Luckily, despite my skin sensitivities, this mask was clean of triggers, so into the shopping cart it went! So, the question is: how did it fare in proving its claims?
- This Broccoli Essential Mask Sheet containing broccoli extract aims to invigorate tired and dull looking skin while increasing the skin’s immune defences and preventing skin damage for healthy and glowing skin.
- The naturally derived triple layered cellulose sheet mask material has been developed specifically to avoid skin irritation and adheres tightly to the contours of the face.
Water, Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, Cetyl Ethylhexanoate, PEG/PPG-17/6 Copolymer, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Polyglyceryl-3 Methylglucose Distearate, Citrus Paradisi (Grapefruit) Fruit Extract, Glyceryl Stearate, Dimethicone, PEG-100 Stearate, Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/VP Copolymer, Brassica Oleracea Italica (Broccoli) Extract, Xanthan Gum, Ethylhexylglycerin, Allantoin, Panthenol, Oenothera Biennis (Evening Primrose) Flower Extract, Anthemis Nobilis Flower Extract, Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Disodium EDTA, Phenoxyethanol, Fragrance.
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- Ctirus Paradisi (Grapefruit) Fruit Extract: Rich in antioxidants and vitamins A, C and E. Boosts phytonutrients that promote cellular health. Antibacterial.
- Broccoli Extract: A potent antioxidant and a source of vitamin A. It minimizes inflammatory processes and can diminish redness, puffiness and irritation.
- Allantoin/Evening Primrose Flower Extract/Nobilis (Chamomile) Flower Extract/Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract: Skin soothing.
- Sodium Hyaluronate/Hyaluronic Acid: Absorbs moisture 1000 times its weight. Plays an important role of providing sufficient moisture to the skin, and helps bring back elasticity and luster back to the tired and sensitive skin.
How to use:
- After cleansing your face, apply some skin toner.
- Take the product out of the package and adhere it evenly over your face avoiding the eye and mouth area.
- Remove it after 10-20 minutes.
- Using your fingers, gently pat any remaining product into the skin until thoroughly absorbed.
My Skin Type: Sensitive (prone to redness), Combination, Acne-prone, Dehydrated
Sally’s Box Loverecipe Broccoli Mask Sheet Review:
Just look at the adorable caricature and tell me that it didn’t make you look twice! I’m not always one for cutesy things, but coming into the world of K-Beauty, I must admit that I’ve been more and more susceptible to gimmicky details like these, haha.
Upon looking up the packaging details (ie. the crying girl) on the web, I managed to find out that this line of masks is actually inspired by the “sweet love story” in the animated cartoon series Pape Popo. Now, isn’t that even more adorable!?
Anyway, continuing on with the review of the mask, besides the cute packaging (Popo, don’t cry!), the sheet mask is relatively thick and slathered in a light lotion-textured essence which appears whitish in colour if layered on but colourless if spread thinly.
Initially thinking the material of the mask was just thick cotton, I was surprised to find out that it is actually made of triple layered cellulose. Turns out I’m not that much of a sheet mask connoisseur at all.
Fit-wise, it was okay. As I have a small face, it really depends on the individual, but for me, there was too much fabric at the bottom, and it was too short for my forehead area (which is definitely not unusual for sheet masks). Overall, not the best but certainly not the worst for a one-piece mask.
Now, the scent… This part irritated me a lot – however, do note that my nose is quite sensitive to fragrances. In my opinion, the mask has a strong sugary scent which borders on peachy but mixed with something else too…
Now, because I couldn’t put my finger on the scent immediately, I ended up inhaling too much and became nauseated, ugh. Doesn’t help that the scent definitely lingered throughout the whole masking session!
Despite the packaging’s advice of leaving it on for a maximum of 20 minutes, I only took the mask off after 30 minutes as it was still wet to the touch then. Probably could have left it on longer but I was so irritated by the scent.
Peeling it off, I found that the mask definitely helped in reducing the redness I had pre-masking and thus skin looked more even-toned. Also, as it had more of a creamy texture, the mask was more moisturizing than hydrating.
This worked well as my skin was quite dry prior to masking. However, I found my forehead area a bit tight (which is also not uncommon for sheet masks), so that was disappointing.
I would rate this mask 2/5. Overall, the Loverecipe Broccoli Mask was okay, but not spectacular. Could have been a decent three rating, but the cloying scent annoyed me too much so I’m docking a whole mark for that. Hence, unless you’re fine with strong fragrances, please run away! (YMMV, though. Who knows, maybe you’d actually like the scent.)
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Have you tried Sally’s Box Loverecipe Broccoli Mask Sheet?
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