Skinfood Royal Honey Propolis Enrich Sleeping Mask was purchased by Cosmeperks.
At the exact time when the weather started becoming colder and drier, and my skin started aging, I got lucky enough that Skinfood released this new product for their honey propolis collection! My skin particularly likes honey based products, and winter in Korea is terribly dry. It was just a bunch of happy coincidences when it came to the release of this product. So whereas Skinfood products are usually a hit or miss with my skin, I have now been using it for 1 month without rest and hope my review answers any question you might have!
– Skin irritation tests were completed, so it is also appropriate for sensitive skin. Also appropriate for normal, combination, and dry skin.
– It has a thick texture that melts onto the skin like a cream and forms a moisture barrier that seals the moisture in the skin while you sleep.
Important ingredients: propolis extract (15%), royal jelly extract (5%), honey extract (5%)
Purified Water, Propolis Extract, Honey, Royal Jelly Extract, Dipropylene Glycol, Pentaerythrityl tetraethylhexanoate, Glycerin, Shea Butter, Butylene Glycol, Propanediol, Glycereth-26, Cetyl Ethylhexanoate, Butylene glycol dicaprylate/dicaprate, Cetearyl Olivate, Polyglyceryl-3 methylglucose distearate, Olive Fruit Oil, Cetearyl Alcohol, Meadowfoam Seed Oil, Beeswax, Jojoba esters, Polyacrylate-13, Sorbitan Olivate, Behenyl Alcohol, Carnauba Wax, Polyisobutene, Glyceryl Stearate SE, Sclerotium Gum, Tangerine Peel Oil, Polysorbate 20, Sorbitan Isostearate, Bergamot Fruit Oil, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Pelargonium Graveolens Flower Oil, Boswellia Carterii Oil, Disodium EDTA, Lactobacillus ferment, Saccharomyces ferment, Lavender Oil, Sodium Hyaluronate, Alcohol, Hydrogenated lecithin, Ceramide, Lemon Peel Oil, Rosemary Leaf Oil, Eucalyptus Leaf Oil, Cananga Odorata Flower Oil, Cinnamomum Zeylanicum Bark Oil, Tocopherol, Cholesterol, Oleic Acid, EthylhexylGlycerin, 1, 2-hexanediol
How to use:
Apply on the last step of the night skin care routine, spreading a sufficient amount evenly over the face. Rinse with lukewarm water the next morning.
My Skin Type:
Oily T, dry U, sensitive, blemishes easily, and allergic. Dry, sensitive and allergic lips.
Skinfood Royal Honey Propolis Enrich Sleeping Mask Review:
Because the package is golden and I’m attracted to golden stuff I decided to do a semi-extensive analysis of the design hehe.
First I love the color choice: brown, ocre-ish, gold. And the specific tones they used match each other amazingly. On the paper box you have this small actually-golden detail honeycomb shaped. And the printing of the collection “logo” is simple and looks almost like a traditional honey sticker, props to Skinfood for usually having amazing design that really reminds me of food!
The tube is golden, and has a printed gradation (if you zoom in the picture you can see traditional printing-style dots in brown). The only one thing I dislike about this package is the sticker. If it was a glass tube it would be okay (and very honey-jar-ish) but since it’s a plastic tube… it’s a pet peeve to me.
It comes with a small vinyl protection that you remove and, although it’s normal I still want to mention you should remove the glue residue because… well, you never know! It takes like two seconds and it’s better than having it influence your skin or the product in any way.
I usually use one “ball” like this for each cheek, one for the forehead, and one for the U-zone. That’s because it is really dense, even though it doesn’t melt as much as expected on the skin. It feels like spreading a balm, or some product with beeswax.
It really feels like having a physical barrier on the skin. I love it, but I could tell right away it’s not a product for oily skin. My T-zone (oily) was fine simply because as it’s a combination it produces oil (of course, the traitor!) but it also dries and flakes in the winter (at the same time as it’s oily).
The scent has terribly disappointed me! I was expecting a honey scent of some sort. Or at least not this, it smells like… (drumroll) Gummy Colas! Did you expect this? Honestly? After seeing that package and those claims? From a line that doesn’t smell like Gummy Colas? Yeah… me neither. However the smell disappears fast enough after applied so it doesn’t count as a minus. It’s just that, as I said, I like honey.
Now let me tell you about the performance.
As I mentioned before, I wouldn’t use this on oily skin unless your winter is really dry because it gives a really good protective barrier during the night. Really good. I have gone through stress break outs, flaky skin out of a cold, a horribly bad pore phase, and this product made it all better. In fact, my waking up face was so much better than my “after makeup face” that I almost considered using it during the day as a cream. Almost.
This sleeping mask doesn’t seem to provide moisture, but instead it locks in whatever product I apply. All products I have been using have been more effective at night since I started using this product. However, the same barrier that protects the skin and provides moisture can clog overly active pores.
The reason I say this is because it really feels to me that I am applying a barrier on my skin like when I apply (classic colorless scentless) lip balm on my lips. That protective feeling of a barrier that is impenetrable. So, I cannot swear by this product on oily skins.
Although the honey and propolis effects I’m used to are a little more obvious on my pores, I feel that this did add a small (emphasis on small) extra good-look to my otherwise aged and droopy pores. And my skin in the morning is as oily as when I used the Mamonde Calendula Sleeping Mask – which means not oily at all.
I was considering using that Mamonde mask during the winter on my T zone since I need no-oil there and another mask in other places since I need extra-moisture elsewhere, but this mask doesn’t make my skin oily at all I won’t have a need to do that!
So to sum it up:
Locks the moisture in, slightly gives propolis and honey effects to the skin, protects the skin at night like a lip balm protects the lips, doesn’t make the skin oily. Might not be good for oily skins, don’t count on this as a moisturizing agent.
I think for the price it’s a very good product, but not for people who use a sleeping mask as an extra moisturizer!
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Have you tried Skinfood Royal Honey Propolis Enrich Sleeping Mask?
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