Etude House’s Pomegranate Mask Review

 

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“This mask sheet contains pomegranate extract (Punica Granatum fruit Extract) full of Estrogen and various minerals, providing smoothing and firming care to dull and lifeless skin.”

Directions:

  1. Apply toner to skin after cleansing
  2. Remove mask from pouch and apply to face, placing mask to fit eye and lip area
  3. Remove mask after 15 – 20 minutes and lightly massage remaining solution into skin with hands.

My thoughts?
If you have read my blog, you will know I am a big fan of Etude House.  I love their packaging and how cute and pretty their products always look.  When opening the packet, it wasn’t as drenched with goodness compared to other masks.  After removing the mask, my face is VERY MOIST.  But…not soft. It’s like…kinda sticky…..which yes, I know will go away when I go to sleep and wake up the next morning.  Ew…i don’t like the feeling.  Hoping the other masks will not be the same as the pomegranate one!  Woke up with no more sticky face, but hydrated and soft skin.   For me – not worth sleeping with sticky skin when there are other masks that don’t have this effect!

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Stay tuned for MORE reviews 🙂

A.H.C. Soothing & Moisturizing Hydra B5 Soother Gift Set

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Looky at what I just got!  🙂

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This super moisturizing gift set includes 30ml of Hydra B5 Soother + 15ml of Hyaluronic Cream + 30ml of Hyaluronic Toner.

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This is my morning routine !  Wake up – clean face, use this amazing toner.  I have tried many toners, cheap and expensive ones.  But I always notice my face either feels like it’s been sucked dry from all the alcohol in the cheap toners, OR my face has a bit of a sticky touch to it.  There have been a few times (NOT RECOMMENDING YOU DO THIS) that I have just used toner and went out the house like this…  surprisingly…my face didn’t shrivel up like a prune….jkjk.  Not that extreme of course.  But my skin still felt comfortable with this.

I also use it on nights that I exfoliate.  (Exfoliate –> toner)

  • Smoothes away dry patches and flakiness while helping restore damaged skin cells.
  • Packed with natural hydrating ingredients, it conditions and refreshes skin for a fresher, more supple appearances.
  • Help clear up zits and prevent future breakouts. (super duper important)
  • Ingredients:  Panax Ginseng Root Extract, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Fruit Extract, Hordeum Vulgare Leaf Extract, Hyaluronic Acid, Lavender Extract

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Eeeeeeeeee!!! My fav fav fav product in the whole world.

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OK lah – I’m not gonna write about this again.  Or else you will all thing I’m so “long aired”
you can read HERE or read my quick little summary from the Beauty Mask Shop! 🙂

This little bottle does powerful things:

  • Total Hydration Care:  Vitamin B5 works as a water-binding agent, helping the maintenance of soft yet firm skin with enhanced flexibility.  Hyaluronic Acid helps to prevent aging of the skin by firming up saggy skin which is caused by dryness through deep hydration and activating the skin’s turnover cycle.
  • Repairs Skin Cells: Vitamin B5 hydrates and repairs damaged skin (good for acne).  Kava-kava (plant extract) helps to reduces the appearance of scars.
  • Soothing and Calming Effect:  Excellent anti-oxidant fights aging and soothes itchy, sensitive skin.
  • Promoting the synthesis of collagen in the skin.
  • Eliminating fat granules and fine lines around eyes.

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And then of course…after you use the toner — serum….you must follow with MOISTURIZER!

  1. Enhances moisture retention and sooth irritated skin
  2. Removes dead skin cells and makes skin soft, smooth and elastic
  3. Contains high doses of nutritive, moisturizing, and reparative substances.

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You can find this amazing set at The Beauty Mask Shop!  Really awesome trio for new and old AHC users!

  1. Complete Moisturizing System:  Increases moisture level for dry and rough skin and improves skin’s moisture retention ability for enduring softness.
  2. Strengthens and Revitalizes Skin:  Strengthens protective layer of damaged skin and provides intensive moisturizing energy to dry and fatigued skin cells suffered from enviormental polution, irregular life style, and incorrect skin management.
  3. Lasting Moisturizing Effect: Long lasting moisturizing effect alleviates skin problems such as micro wrinkles, loose skin, and coarse skin from dehydration to create firm and glossy skin.

AHC – Hydra Soother Mask Review

Beauty Mask Shop sent me some products to review on this week!  I was ecstatic to hear they are carrying the AHC line that I was raving about in an old post.  I have been using the AHC serum for the past few years, especially in the winter season when it’s cold and dry.

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But …….behold!!!!  I present to you…..not the AHC serum….

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but….the AHC Hydra Soother MASK!!

  • Intensive and Lasting Hydration:  Containing 50% hyaluronic acid which has high water attracting and retaining ability and stays on both sides of the skin to relieve stress and roughness of the skin.
  • Skin Rejuvenation:  Rejuvenating damaged cells and provides antioxidants to help increase skin’s self-healing and self-protecting abilities.
  • Cooling Effect:  It provides skin with the moisture and nourishment. Feel that healthy, renewed sensation as the cooling effect works into skin to bring back a healthy glow.

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Over the next week I will be writing reviews for the Phyto Complex Mask, Vital C Complex Mask, and AHC’s Toner & Moisturizer.  The Mask products are totally new to me, but the Toner & Moisturizer are products that I have been using for a while…so stay tuned!

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First, throw your mask packet into your fridge.  The thermometer must turn GREEN, then you can use it.

Cool eh?!  Oh and yes…I tried….the green sticker will turn white again if you leave it room temperature too long.

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Wash off your makeup!

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It says to tone before putting the mask, but I feel if you tone, your pores close up and tighten.  I want all the goodness to soak in…so after washing my face clean and drying it, I put on the mask right away.

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Wow!  I have never seen soooo much good ness inside a mask pack.  It’s packed with so much concentrated goodness that those liquids aren’t drippy and watery like almost all the masks out there.  This is what I love about AHC.  None of their products seem watered down.

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Interesting pattern on the masks.  Kinda remind me of those DNA strings you learn in Bio.  haha!

Leave it on for 30 minutes !  Then take off the mask and rub in all the goo still on your face.  I couldn’t believe how much stuff there was still left on my skin! I went to sleep after as I find you can tell how good a mask is by letting your skin soak in everything over 7-8 hrs.

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Woke up and obviously all the goodness goo was gone.  And my face was really soft…like a baby’s bum.   lol!  I washed my face with warm water and put AHC’s serum, along with my drugstore day face moisturizer (Neutrogena).  Then continued to put on my daily usual makeup.  I couldn’t help but touched my face a few times throughout the past few days.  My makeup feels so silky smooth, as if it is actually my face that I’m touching.  You must have good skin for makeup to nicely sit on your face!

My final verdict?  Definitely would look into purchasing these masks again!  I almost feel this ONE AHC moisture mask is equivalent to me putting a mask each day over a course of 4 -5 days.  Yes, the mask is around $13-15 per sheet, but it’s concentrated !!  There is no cheap stuff!  And you save a lot of time which for me is very precious 😉   If you have dry skin and really need a miracle to happen – you gotta give this a try!  And the serum…my miracle !~

Concerns?  Cons?  Hmmm.. I’m trying really hard to think of something that might be not so good.  But I really can’t.  I almost want to say the price.  BUTTTT…  you really are paying for quality ingredients and product.  So that wouldn’t be fair to say so.  So yes – I HAVE NOTHING NEGATIVE TO SAY ABOUT THIS!

Check out http://www.thebeautymaskshop.ca if you are interested in buying these awesome masks 🙂

“Life is beautiful, and we should be too!  ” – the Beauty Mask Shop

So true !  🙂

My secret to battling the cold autumn and winter seasons…

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HERE IT IS! AHC ‘s Hydra B5 Soother – Like I said a few weeks ago…i have blogged about this long ago.  But I love it so much.  I usually don’t use this during the hot summer months because I find my skin is moist enough.  But as soon as autumn hits, I take out my serum and use it:

  • morning:  I wake up, wash my face, put the serum on, put my face moisturizer on …then put my makeup primer on and begin my makeup routine
  • evening:  remove makeup, wash face, (scrub/toner), serum and wait til fully absorbed (takes less than a minute) and then do my face mask or sleeping mask!

Sad thing is – I only know it is available at ColorMix in Hong Kong.  And somehow, my sister in law managed to find it online at some chinese site.  I did see it on amazon before… but lucky you my fellow Singaporean readers – you can find it in Singapore now!

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Go to https://www.facebook.com/aesthetichydrationcosmetics and get smoother skin today.  YES LA – i know weather is always super hot.  BUT….  those crazy Air Con in the malls and offices also can affect your skin you know.  And don’t worry – this serum absorbs and balances your skin’s PH so you won’t break out and get clogged pores.

Wow – look at this test on the product….

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Before application of Hydra B5, rating 32 for extremely dry & rough skin increases to 49! Skin stays moist and protected for prolong period of time.

Anyways, my face really does feel intact, smooth, and baby soft after using this.  It’s a very concentrated liquid so you only need 1-2 drops for your whole face at one time.  I need to stock up everytime I get a chance to find someone coming from Hong Kong. hahaha.  so sad 😦  but now I can get my relatives to help me buy in Singapore. SOOOooooOOOO happy 🙂  ACTUALLY….NOW I DON’T!!!  BECAUSE………..

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**UPDATE**  The Beauty Mask Shop ships to fellow Canadians !!!!  WOOO HOOOOO!!!!!!  Wait no more my fellow maple leafers-  find this lovely product at 

http://www.thebeautymaskshop.ca
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