Review: L’Herboflore Rose Water Refining Hydromask ★★★☆☆
L’Herboflore Rose Water Refining Hydromask is part of L’Herboflore’s Garden of Venus series. It is rich in damask rose water that repairs, hydrates, and nourishes the skin. It’s no wonder it smells so divine! This mask also contains trehalose, hyaluronic acid and aloe vera that provides a long-lasting hydration, and is soothing to the skin.
Rose water controls the skin’s pH level to prevent excess production of sebum, and is an anti-inflammatory that soothes redness, rosacea, and eczema.
Trehalose is a naturally occurring moisturizer extracted from plants and is filled with antioxidants.
Hyaluronic acid is naturally present in skin and can retain skin moisture levels 1000 times its weight.
Aloe vera regulates sebum production while hydrating and soothing redness.
In my opinion, L’Herboflore hands down has the prettiest packaging design, albeit a little on the larger side.
My skin is very irritated and dry today. It is also slightly congested. I’ve cleansed, toned, and exfoliated my skin. Find out how I normally prep my skin for masking.
Out of the packet, I detected a fresh rose scent. It smelled absolutely divine! The fibrous sheet came with a thick plastic backing. Upon closer inspection, I noticed that the slits weren’t cut all the way through. I had to break the joints for the slits to be functional.
The mask felt thin but also a little stiff. It was completely drenched in clear runny essence and was dripping with essence the moment I pulled it out. There were lots of essence left in the packet, which was not surprising considering there was 30 ml of it.
Despite the stiffness of the mask, it was very pliable. It gave me a great fit and covered where it needs to cover with holes being wide enough not to irritate my senses. Adherence was just average. Air bubbles surfaced throughout the whole masking process and the edges refused to stay down.
I enjoyed the fragrance so much that I was reluctant to remove it after 30 mins. It still felt pretty damp although it was starting to show signs of drying.
The remaining essence absorbed into my skin with ease. Honestly, I was a little disappointed in the effects. Everything that I looked for – hydration, calming, and brightening – were just average. It did not wow me at all. A layer of moisturizer was needed for my dehydrated skin type.
Below is a side by side comparison of the before and after pictures.
The only thing I really enjoyed about this mask is the beautiful packaging and scent. Aside from those, I think there are better and more affordable masks out there. Check out more L’Herboflore reviews here.