Review: Annie’s Way Snail Repairing Jelly Mask ★★★☆☆
This mask comes in smaller packs like this one I’m holding up and also in a giant tub. I would suggest getting the smaller packs over the giant tub because these have a short shelf life and one pack is sufficient for 2-3 uses depending on the square footage of your face 😂. Anyway, can we take a moment to laugh at the illustration of the lady on the packaging? With a gungho pose and her eyeballs looking in two different directions, she says “Snail essence repairs your skin just like how I tame bad boys!” I hope it’s not just me who finds that super hilarious haha!
This mask claims to hydrate and promote the skin’s ability to heal itself with snail secretion secrete. Also present are hyaluronic acid (hydration), clary extract (moisture retention), and licorice root extract (brightening). This also contains carbomer and methylisothiazolinone, potentially sensitizing ingredients.
Please ignore the wet spot on my cheek. My skin is experiencing some sensitivity and dryness today. I’ve cleansed, toned, and exfoliated my skin. Find out how I normally prep my skin for masking.
Out of the packet, this smelt faintly like candy. The consistency was so thick it felt like watery jello. Spreading it all over was pretty easy, the recommended thickness is 0.3-0.5cm.
There was an immediate cooling sensation as soon as I smeared this on my face. It was a much-needed soothe since I just popped a couple of zits. I had this on for about 25 mins, the recommended duration is 15-30 mins, and 5 mins for sensitive skin peeps who are first timers. I’ve used Annie’s Way jelly masks a bunch of times so even though I have sensitive skin, 25 mins is good.
Instead of scrapping it off with a spatula and wiping the excess off with tissue before rinsing as recommended, I rinsed right away. It was a challenge to rinse off such a thick layer of jelly so please listen to the pros, not me. I didn’t want to scrape and wipe to avoid irritating the skin around my popped zits.
My skin looked alot brighter and alot less red. But hydration was minimal. It’s still not as drying as right after my usual cleansing, so a layer of toner and a gel moisturizer was all I needed to get rid of the stretchy feeling.
Below is a side by side comparison of the before and after pictures.
Overall, I like this mask alot! It’s a tie between this and the honey variant. My favorite is still the rose variant because it brightened my skin like bleach.