Review: L’Herboflore Hyaluronic Acid Moisture Energy Biocellulose Mask ★★★★☆
At $14 a pop (gulp!) this L’Herboflore Hyaluronic Acid Moisture Energy Biocellulose Mask has got to be the most expensive mask in my collection. Unlike their other masks that come in colorful packaging, this mask is part of their clinical series which is ingredient-focused and targets a specific skin concern. This variant claims to target dry, dull skin using large, medium, and small concentrated HA molecules to hydrate the skin from the deeper layers to the surface.
Hyaluronic acid: retains skin moisture levels and promotes collagen synthesis
Ceramide: a naturally occuring component of skin and is used to replenish and restore moisture
Pseudoalteromonas Ferment Extract: an anti-aging agent that helps increase collagen and elastin production and improve hydration
Aloe vera: regulates sebum production while hydrating and soothing redness
My skin is a slightly irritated and dry today. I’ve cleansed, toned, and exfoliated my skin. Find out how I normally prep my skin for masking.
Out of the packet, I caught a strong leafy fragrance. The biocellulose mask felt really heavy and came sandwiched between a plastic and a fabric backing. This really helped with the application. It was really juicy and kinda felt like Leaders coconut gel mask, but not quite. It’s slightly more jelly-like than coconut gel.
Fit was bad at first but the softness of the material made it very pliable. The mouth hole was just a slit, and the piece above my top lip was way too huge hence my top lip got nourished as well. It was also way too wide for my face shape and the nose flap was too long.
Adherence was great! I had this on for 30 min, it was still damp enough to slide off, unlike other biocellulose masks which require peeling off. However, according my friend, I should have left it on for only 15 mins max because it’s not delivering the proper hydration to my skin anymore.
Essence absorbed really quickly. My skin did not feel as hydrated as I thought it would. Finish was matte and non-tacky. My friend pointed out that I should’ve have slathered on the excess essence in the packet after masking to get the most out of it. Painful lesson learnt! However, I noticed my pores were looking tighter and redness was gone. A layer of moisturizer over this felt perfect.
Below is a side by side comparison of the before and after pictures.
I might repurchase this to give it another whirl but in the mean time, there are other hydrating masks out there that cost less. Check out more L’Herboflore reviews here.