23 Years Old Aqua Bab Modeling Mask is a rubber mask that molds to the shape of the face applied to, allowing the nutrients to be absorbed into the skin without the risk of evaporation.
This mask claims to intensely hydrate, nourish, and balance skin on a cellular level. It is designed with all natural ingredients to combat damage caused by environmental stressors and calm irritated skin, leaving a naturally rejuvenated skin behind.
Modeling masks always make me feel so fancy, because they used to only be available at spas. But with the increasing popularity of Korean masks, these have become a common item in beauty enthusiasts’ households.
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My first experience with modeling mask is with a humongous ziplock pack of pink powder where I had to measure out the appropriate amount of powder to water ratio with measuring spoons and cups. It is extremely challenging to get the perfect consistency and frustration often ensues.
Hence I really appreciate that this modeling mask pack comes with individually packed powder, gel and even stirring sticks for 4 uses. There is absolutely no way to mess the ratio up since the masking experience should be a relaxing one, not a challenging one.
4 x 5g powder packs
4 x 50g gel packs
4 x popsicle sticks
My skin is feeling pretty good today, just a tad dry. I’ve cleansed and exfoliated my skin, skipping toner to test out the hydration claims of this mask. Find out how I normally prep my skin for masking.
I’ve washed out the container that the masks came in, it’s the perfect size to contain the mixture. Again, I really appreciate how thoughtful the entire packaging design is. 5g of fine white powder contained little brownish bits, I can’t make out what they are.
The 50g of clear jelly goes in next. It was easy to squeeze everything out without making a mess.
After a few quick stirs with the popsicle stick provided, the mixture turned into a gel slime texture. The small brownish bits seemed have expanded and looked like seeds.
Application was a breeze even though I’m not good at spreading masks. Unlike the modeling masks I’ve used in the past, this did not drip everywhere. It stayed put even though I slathered on a really thick layer in order to use all of it up. I was able to go about with my activities without the need to lay down the whole time.
There was a nice cooling sensation the moment it touched my skin. The floral scent was a little too overwhelming for me though.
The instructions had waiting time set for 15 – 20 mins, but I personally found it too short as the mask was still pretty damp. So I waited another 10 mins for it harden even more. Unlike other modeling masks I’ve used, this did not feel stretchy or hot when it came time for removal.
The right way to peel this off is from the bottom up. But the whole piece just came sliding off my face once I detached it at the chin.
It felt really satisfying to get the whole piece off. Modeling masks usually come off in bits and pieces. It felt like jello and I had so much fun with it!
There was some essence left on my skin, which absorbed after a few quick pats. Finish was tacky and dewy at first but dried down matte after 10 mins. My skin felt very hydrated without an uncomfortable layer of hydrating film on top. Oil production was also lesser than usual. Skin also looked and felt very calm, with smaller pore size. Overall brightness was also increased. Moisturizer was optional but I slapped on a light layer anyway because my dehydrated skin type has issues retaining moisture.
Below is a side by side comparison of the before and after pictures.
My skin felt very healthy and balanced! I highly recommend this to all skin types! Check out more 23 Years Old reviews here.