i received this mask from amabie for free, and in return, i have to review it honestly, so everything that i say here is completely honest. claim: revitalizing jelly masks treat skin to continuous moisture combined with a whitening effect to minimize dark spots and even out skin tone for a fair and translucent complexion.
the packaging: okay, the full size comes in a big tub. but i got a sample/travel size, which is in a plastic sachet and the exact label as the full size one. and there's instruction on the sachet in english. which is great since i don't know what this mask is.
the scent: if you don't sniff pretty hard, then you can't smell anything. but since i did, i can smell silicony/plastic scent, which is kind of disappointing me since i was hoping for a relaxing mask, probably with nice subtle scent to end my day..
the product: the mask is transparent jelly. it looks like jelly, feels like jelly. so i'd better be careful with it since i got two very curious toddlers around. can't risk having them taste the mask! anyway, i've read somewhere that you can get a spatula if you purchased the full size jar, but since i only got a sample, i don't have any spatula. and let me tell, the spatula is essential. first, the application is way better if you're using spatula. you need to spread it thickly and evenly, and i've tried using my finger and it didn't work well. didn't try using a brush since i think the jelly might slip within the brush's hair and it will it difficult to rinse. second, the instruction said to leave it for about 15-30 minutes and then scrape the mask off using spatula. yes, you have to scrape it, and i've also read that you might accidentally scrape off blackheads and whiteheads as well. since i don't have any spatula for mask, i use tiny spatula that was meant to scoop out my cream (i have spare..), and since it was tiny, it wasn't ideal, but it helped. i can scrape the mask off, but unfortunately since it isn't big enough, i don't get to scrape off any blackheads. i don't have whiteheads at the moment, so no whiteheads being scraped off too. okay, since i don't use spatula to put it on my face, it's difficult to get it to the thickness as suggested. some areas are thinner than the other part, which resulted in uneven drying time. some even too thin that it dried up like a peeling mask. i don't know why, but i feel a little bit of heat and tightening feeling after i put this mask for a while. and i can feel that the mask is drying on my face, but i can still touch the wobbly jelly on the surface, which is a weird experience for me. one sample contains 40 ml of this mask, and i think i use half of it.
the result: the immediate result that i saw was the brightening effect. although i often say that i'm too pale to see any brightening result, but this one is pretty clear. after scrape and wash it off with water, i can see it brightens my face. as for the moisturizing property, i rate it average, not too moisturizing for me.
note: i managed to persuade hubby to try this mask since he had worse skin than me. but i inspect his skin, and he doesn't have pimples or apparent blackheads, so it's kinda difficult to judge the mask's effectivity. however, he has redness and a few fatty bumps, and when i scrape the mask off, the bumps loosened and the fat tissue popped. and then he usually has to pinch his nose really hard to get the fat tissue out from his pores, but after using this mask, it gets out easier. and obviously, less redness and more brightness. he looks white! but unfortunately he didn't want me to take his picture. so i can't show you the result.
so i definitely recommend you to try this mask if you have the money to splurge since this mask is quite expensive. and even though the label said that his mask is for dry skin, i think it will suitable for oily or combination skin too. no wonder this one becomes best-sellers. my only problem with this mask is the spatula. it really need a spatula to use and scrape off this mask, other than that, i really like this mask.