Review: Mamonde Moisturizing Flower Essence Rose Mask ★★★.☆
Mamonde Moisturizing Flower Essence Rose Mask claims to moisturize and hydrate with fermented rose extract. Fermented ingredients are more effective since the particle sizes decrease substantially during the fermentation process, thus making it more readily absorbed by the skin. This is one of 10 masks in Mamonde’s Flower Essence Mask series.
This is my very first Mamonde mask and I picked out the rose variant because I have a weakness for anything rose-related. Just ask my Mom!
My skin is feeling slightly dry and slightly irritated today. I’m also sporting a couple of hormonal acne along my chin. 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 light rose scent. If you’ve ever used Mamonde’s more popular rose toner, the scent of this sheet mask was not like that.
Despite containing only 23 ml of essence, I still managed to scoop out half a palm full of milky essence. The color, consistency, and texture reminds me of men’s *ahem*.
The material felt soft and thin yet did not come with a backing like it should. This made unraveling it quite a strenuous task as I spent some time looking for the edge. Occasional maskers might also find it a little challenging to apply without a backing. It was completely drenched and coated in the milky essence. I did find a couple of drier spots on the sheet, but slathering the excess essence all over my face prior to masking resolved that problem.
This mask material is “Pure Tencel Fit” sheet made by reworking natural eucalyptus wood pulp. It’s a material with high transparency, high moisture retention, soft, and elastic.
Fit was great! The sheet was large enough to cover my entire face and even had some excess on the sides which I had to fold down. Holes were perfectly lined up with my features although I wish it wouldn’t cover my top lip at all. The softness of the material made it really easy to manipulate.
Adherence was great too as long as I remained expression-less. The fold lines remained flat and stayed down for the most part.
I took the mask off after 35 mins, it was still very damp.
There was lots of essence left on my skin. I took advantage of this opportunity to give myself a simple facial massage. Even then, it took some time to absorb/dry down.
Finish felt tacky at first but eventually dried down velvety and had a dry oil feel. The amount of dewiness remained unchanged. Oily skin types but find this too greasy. This sheet mask can definitely act as an occlusive layer even for dry skin types. Make sure to layer on your toners, ampoules, and serums prior to using this mask.
Aside from the intense hydration my skin received, redness and fine lines were also slightly reduced. Pores were also minimized from plumped up skin.
Below is a side by side comparison of the before and after pictures.
I’m liking this mask for night time use or whenever my skin feels extra dry. Calming and smoothing effects were just moderate hence I won’t be rushing out to repurchase. I did enjoy the scent during the masking session for rose scents are my weakness! Check out more Mamonde reviews here.