Review: SanDaWha Camellia Flower Antioxidant Cream Mask ★★★★☆

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SanDaWha Camellia Flower Antioxidant Cream Mask is a skin-nourishing, texture-enhancing wash-off mask. With natural ingredients like camellia japonica flower extract, niacinamide, camellia japonica flower powder, and trehalose (a natural humectant) at the top of its list, this cream mask (with a texture of a hydrating gel) gives new meaning to flower power. Centella asiatica extract helps soothe skin irritation and oils of rose flower and jasmine makes this mask a delight to wear.

$45 on Beautytap.

Camellia flower extract, purified water, pentylene glycerol, niacinamide, glycerin, xanthan gum, arginine, camellia powder, trehalose, panthenol, sorbitan caprylate, dipotassium glyceride, propanediol, centella asiatica, green tea extract, red asian knotweed, scutellaria baicalensis root extract, levulinic acid, predoxen HCL, rosemary leaf extract, chamomile extract, aloe leaf extract, bioflavonoid, broccoli extract, rose oil, jasmine oil

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As usual, my skin is feeling dry right after cleansing. It is also a little red but not sensitive. I’ve cleansed and exfoliated my skin. Find out how I normally prep my skin for masking.

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100g of product came in a thick, red glass jar with a plastic screw cap. The product was filled to the brim. It also came with a small spatula but I prefer the giant spatula that came with Annie’s Way jelly masks.

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Despite its name, this mask is not a cream mask. Instead, its consistency and texture resembled a lightweight gel with soft camellia flower petal bits suspended in it. If you are a fan of floral scents, you’re in for a treat because this mask smelled divine. The best way I could describe the scent is a cross between frankincense and camellia flower.

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Upon touching my skin, the mask felt nice and cool, which was great on my redness-prone skin. Due to its viscosity, I was able to apply a really thick layer and not make any drippy mess.

After 20 mins, I was really reluctant to rinse this off as I was thoroughly enjoying the beautiful floral scent. Before rinsing, I massaged the gel on my skin to encourage absorption and also get some mild physical exfoliation from the flower petals.

Rinsing off was kinda challenging due to its viscosity and tackiness. It took quite alot of splashing to get everything off. During my second try at this mask, I decided to scrape off the excess before rinsing off the remaining. This really cut down on the amount of water required to get everything off.

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The pictures don’t do the product justice. After rinsing off, I noticed how bright and calm my skin looked! Hydration was moderate to low, which was expected for a wash-off mask. My skin also felt soft to the touch. I followed up with my regular skincare routine.

Below is a side by side comparison of the before and after pictures.

It looks like I’ll have to ration my use since one masking session requires a pretty thick layer for the mask to be effective. I reckon I’ll get about 10 to 15 uses max out of this jar. This is definitely one of those “treat yourself” masks. It’s on the pricey side, but oh so worth it.

$45 on Beautytap.

Go be beautiful!

Love,
Elaine