Review: Etude House 0.2mm Air Therapy Ceramide Mask ★★★★.☆
Etude House 0.2mm Air Therapy series consists 15 varieties like strawberry, lemon, blueberry, damask rose, etc. Find my reviews here. These masks are made of 0.2mm super thin hypoallergenic cotton and is “light and comfortable like air!” They are also 7-free and only contain EWG green grade ingredients. They come in 3 different types of essences, in order of viscosity: moist runny essence; ampoule essence; and emulsion essence. Most of them have alcohol listed pretty high up on the ingredient list but I don’t see it on this variant.
This ceramide sheet mask has an emulsion type essence. Ceramide quenches dry, thirsty skin, giving it rich and deeply penetrating moisture. It also helps strengthen the skin barrier, resulting in firmer skin and retained hydration for long periods of time. I was a little disappointed to see ceramide np taking up only 0.2ml out of the 20ml essence.
My skin is feeling pretty good today, just a tad dry. I’ve cleansed, toned, and exfoliated my skin. Find out how I normally prep my skin for masking.
I was elated to not detect a scent upon opening the packet. Looks like fragrance was not included as one of the ingredients. Essence was an opaque cream.
Although it’s stated as having a thinness of 0.2mm, this material felt somewhat thicker than the ones with moist runny essences. Nevertheless, it still felt pretty thin and soft compared to other cream masks. It was unevenly coated with the cream essence, something I dislike with such masks. Also, being so thin, it should come with a backing for easy unfolding. I had to be really careful not to tear it when I pulled it out. There was no excess essence left in the packet.
Just like the other variants, this mask gave me a great fit. Aside from the minor discomfort on my top lip, it was long enough to cover my entire forehead and also cup my chin. There was also a slight excess on the sides to cater to wider faces.
Adherence was also great! Thanks to the nature of the material. I had this on for 30 mins, it was starting to show signs of drying out. This lasted longer than the variants with moist runny essence.
My skin felt very hydrated but with a thin layer of hydrating/greasy film on top. This felt perfect for my dehydrated skin type. Redness was mostly gone and skin looked slightly brighter. The upper most part of my forehead that was uncovered by the sheet mask looked significantly darker. Fine lines were plumped and I did not need an additional moisturizer over this. Finish was non-tacky, slightly greasy, and looked silky. I think my skin looked very healthy and radiant overall!
Below is a side by side comparison of the before and after pictures.
This is a great mask for all skin types especially dry skin. Oily skin types are also able to enjoy this mask at night. I highly recommend these masks from Etude House as they are affordable and effective. Check out more Etude House reviews here.