For days when your skin needs some decent pampering, popping a mask on is always a great idea. The use of a facial mask has its benefits, albeit only very few people recognize and appreciate the good that it does to our skin. There are different types of face masks for different skin types and a variety of needs, but they generally help keep the skin moisturized and supple. Not to mention, using a mask is a great way to destress and treat your skin.
This month, I tried using the Etude House Calming Face Hydrogel Mask. I could not have chosen a better time for this because work has been taking a toll on my skin recently. Pimples have decided to inhabit my forehead (LOL) and the usual healthy glow of my skin is now slowly fading, thanks to working on weekends and all things stressful that comes along with agency work. The Etude House Calming Face Hydrogel Mask had me at “Calming and Relaxing,” because this is exactly what I need to pacify the pimples on my forehead.
Here’s a quick rundown on what I liked and disliked about the Etude House Skin Note Hydrogel Mask:
Plus points for:
- The soothing effect. My skin felt soothed by the cooling effect of the glacial water.
- The copious amount of solution made sure that there’s enough for every inch of skin on my face.
- The two-part mask. The mask came in two parts: the first half for the forehead, eyes and nose, and the second to put on top of the lower half of the face. It made application easier, not to mention suited for many face shapes and sizes.
- The calming effect on my skin and acne. I noticed also that after taking off the mask and rinsing off the solution, my skin was much smoother than before the mask application.
- The calming and relaxing scent of the aloe mask. It made me want to keep the mask on for hours!
- The transparent hydrogel mask. Love that you can still see your skin and face underneath the mask, unlike when using paper masks.
Minus Points for:
- The mask slipping from my face from time to time. It could be because my face is smaller than most, but it kept slipping off my face, despite the fact that I’m already lying flat on my bed to keep it from slipping off. I had to readjust it often so that it would keep still on my face.
- Price. For the price of Php 148, it’s a little more expensive than most, but considering that it makes use of a thin hydrogel mask instead of the usual paper ones, I would have to say that the monthly splurge on this mask is worth it.
Thanks to the Etude House Skin Note Hydrogel Mask, I am reminded that this is something I should be doing on a regular basis, instead of just treating my skin to masks on a whim.
How about you? What Etude House masks (or any other mask, for that matter), have you tried and loved? Share your thoughts in the comments section below!-HANA