Belif Aqua Bomb Sheet Mask is the sheet mask answer to the unique, bestselling The True cream – Aqua Bomb formula. It provides a burst of long-lasting hydration. Formulated with a blend of apothecary herbs, including antioxidant-rich lady’s mantle which helps neutralize skin-damaging free radicals, it improves skin elasticity and minimizes the appearances of pores. Upon application, it provides a cool sensation and deep hydration, keeping skin consistently refreshed and hydrated until morning.
This is unique in the sense that it comes in a dual-chamber pouch which separates the essence from the mask. I see this in Oozoo masks that require mixing essences right before usage to activate the ingredients and maintain freshness. However, I do not see how this is useful in Belif’s case as the mask is dry. Also, there lies a potential of user-generated error in the form of unevenly distributed essence, resulting in the mask not being uniformly soaked. Plus, after a long day’s work, I would like to pamper my skin with as little effort as possible.
Lady’s Mantle: A powerful antioxidant that improves hydration and elasticity; has pore minimizing benefits; helps remove free radicals from skin.
Oat: Attracts moisture and calms skin.
Malachite: Neutralizes free radical activity.
Calendula: Purifies skin with anti-bacterial properties; natural astringent.
*Napier’s original formula. +Napier’s aqua formula. **Fragrance from natural sources.
My skin is feeling slightly dry and very irritated today. I’ve cleansed, toned, and exfoliated my skin. Find out how I normally prep my skin for masking.
This is another one of those masks that come with double packaging. I can’t stress enough how unnecessary and wasteful this is. The information on this external packaging can be found on the sheet mask packet as well.
Fold the pouch along the dotted lines 1 and 2 on the packaging.
Squeeze the bottom pouch until it pops (this step got a little challenging and I almost gave up, but I put my weight into it and grunted like a tennis player before hearing the heavenly pop sound)
Push all the essence from the essence chamber into the mask chamber
Massage the mask chamber for at least 15 seconds
Try as I might, as expected, the sheet mask came out unevenly soaked in essence. It was hard to see if the distribution was equal before I decided to stop massaging. Containing a mere 25ml, there was no extra essence left in the pouch so I massaged the existing essence around to get the dry spot slightly wet.
The sheet felt thick and coarse, with little brown bits on it. Apparently it is an organic unbleached cotton mask and the brown bits are actually cotton seeds. It also felt drier than most pre-soaked sheet masks.
The essence reminded me of Belif’s Aqua Bomb True Cream. It had a watery-gel consistency and smelled exactly like its sister cream, lightly floral and soothing.
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.
Adherence was alright. The mask was clinging onto the flatter surfaces like my cheeks and foreheads better than the curvier areas like around my mouth and chin. Fold lines were constantly threatening to pop up but the essence was tacky enough to hold it down for the most part.
I had this on for 20 mins, it was starting to dry out.
Massaging the remaining essence on my face felt like I was applying Belif’s Aqua Bomb True Cream. Smooth, soft, and light. It absorbed into my skin with ease, leaving behind a velvety finish. My skin felt deeply hydrated yet fresh due to the absence of a hydrating film. I can immediately tell my skin was much plumper and bouncier, my pores were also minimized as a result. Fine lines were smoothed out and skin looked alot less red. Even my PIE and PIH were faded, leaving me with an even-toned, radiant complexion. The addition of a moisturizer is optional depending on your skin type, it wouldn’t feel heavy over this as the finish was super fresh.
Below is a side by side comparison of the before and after pictures.
Aside from the excess packaging, annoying mask-wetting process, and higher price point, I was very impressed with the results of this mask. This is definitely something I would save for a special occasion. Check out more Belif reviews here.