Friday, January 25, 2013

REVIEW: My Beauty Diary Chocolate Truffle Sheet Mask


This was one of the masks that was included in the giveaway I won from Peachy Pink Sisters. 

Chocolate Truffle Mask claims to moisturise, hydrates and soften the face. Doesn't hurt that the Packaging is cute ^_^ 

Check out the description from sasa.com:

My Beauty Diary Chocolate Truffle Sheet Mask moisturizes and softens the face in 20 minutes. The mask is made of carefully selected, quality cocoa bean extract from the southern part of Caribbean Sea and very precious truffle extract from the northern part of Italy. Cocoa beans give miraculously moisturizing and defending power while truffle provides deep nourishment and hydration. The combination makes skin feel very watery, silky and alluring.
Beta-Glucan, extracted from the endosperm of oat, together with rice protein, sinks deep into dry skin and continuously moisturizes. In addition, milk protein soothes and moisturizes excellently. The mask quenches the thirst of skin, leaving skin very comfortable, watery and elastic to the touch.
It is suitable for normal skin, it is recommended for skin that tends to be dehydrated and skin with poor elasticity.

manufactured in Taiwan and the back of the packaging is written in Chinese. 
a closer look at the ingredients it has

Description from sasa.com:
Beta-Glucan: protects against irritation, reinforces the skin’s defense mechanism, and gives an anti-aging effect
Sodium Hyaluronate: hydrates
Arginine: hydrates, strengthens the stratum corneum, and improves circulation
Tuber Magnatum Extract: provides deep nourishment and hydration
Serine: hydrates and strengthens the stratum corneum
Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Extract: gives an antiseptic effect and reduces inflammation.
Glutamic Acid: promotes metabolism and stimulates cell regeneration.

as you can see the mask has a thin transparent film covering it and has quite a generous amount of essence, I use the excess to apply it on my neck. It has a mild artificial cocoa scent. 

what the sheet mask is shaped like 
Note: I already used this. sorry I was having a hard time taking a before shot as the mask was dripping with essence.

I usually cleanse and tone my face before putting on the mask. Personally I like to put my mask in the fridge before using it for a cooling sensation.   

Here's a before and after shots :

before putting the mask on you can see redness around the nose area

Yep I changed into a more comfy shirt :) and mask on as you can see the shape is just right, not too small, nor big unlike some of the masks I have tried which is way to big for my face and nose area that you have a hard time breathing. I did find the lip area a little low and the nose area a little short or maybe it's just me and I should have adjusted it a little lower on my face ;)

After you can see redness is gone and it brighten my skin a bit.
It indeed moisturised my skin, my face was smooth and soft to touch.


PROS:
  • generous amount of essence
  • some brightening effect 
  • soft and smooth skin over the next day
  • cute packaging

CONS:
  • has a mild scent a bit artificial
  • available online only (ebay, sasa.com & imomoko.com)

THE VERDICT:

If you're only after a general moisturising mask you might like this.
Do I recommend this: yes, to those with normal to oily skin, as it does not over hydrate.
Will I repurchase: No, I would like to try out other masks.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Cat! Glad to see you using the mask. I like this too and I have oily skin and I have to agree that it does not over hydrate and really brightens my face. :)

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