Review: Neogen White Truffle Hydramax Knit Mask ★★★★.☆
Neogen’s innovative thick, plush knit material masks have been the talk of the Kbeauty community since its launch in March 2017. The unique sweater-like, knitted-cotton material has passed the clinical human skin irritation test and proven to be non-irritating even on sensitive skin types.
Neogen White Truffle Hydramax Knit Mask contains 60 milligrams of a concentrated essence filled with white truffle (perfect for maintaining a healthy skin balance), avocado oil (to brighten skin), and propolis (to protect and calm skin). It also includes ceramides to moisturize skin and milk protein to serve as a moisture barrier. It’s a fun and effective mask that leaves skin hydrated and boosting with radiance.
It’s nice to see niacinamide (7th) listed so high up on the list, it is a great ingredient for brightening and evening out skin tone. This does contain a bunch of oils so if you’re sensitive to them, please avoid using this mask.
This is one of those masks that come with double packaging, where a regular sheet mask foil packet sits in a box. I hope it’s not just me who finds this wasteful and unnecessary.
The packaging design is cute though. I love the incorporation of knitting needles in the mask artwork to draw attention to the unique material, and also the use of a bright yellow base color.
The outer box also features a circular window showing the knitted material of the mask. Again, this is drawing focus on the unique material and justifying the value proposition of this mask amongst millions of others in a high-saturated industry.
My skin is feeling very dry and slightly irritated today. I’ve cleansed, toned, and exfoliated my skin. Find out how I normally prep my skin for masking.
Out of the packet, I drew out a thick wad of heavy fabric. It was completely coated AND soaked in essence. The material felt very soft, smooth, and plush. Despite being a humongous piece and also having a neck piece, it was generally easy to unfold even without the inclusion of a backing. This reminded me of 23 Years Old Cocoon Willow Silky Mask, except this fabric was so much thicker.
Containing a whopping 60 ml of essence, this is 2 times more than the amount in a regular sheet mask. I really appreciate the inclusion of a reminder to drain the remaining essence through the bottom corner. Instead of trying to scoop the remaining essence out from the top of the packet or squeezing it out, why not just let gravity to do all the work.
Unlike the pink cactus variant, I was able to get enough out of the packet for my arms.
The essence had a milky consistency and gave off a subtle floral fragrance. The yellow tinge of the essence also translated to the sheet mask.
Despite holding 60ml of essence, the mask was not drippy at all.
Told ya it was a humongous piece. As if it wasn’t huge enough already, the sheet also came with pull tabs on the side of the forehead and cheek to allow users to stretch out the mask. However, in doing so, essence oozed out of tabs that I was gripping on which made a little mess. On the plus side, this means that it will fit almost all face shapes and sizes! So needless to say, the fit was amazing for me!
Normally, a sheet mask that extends down to the neck covers till the area where the voice box is. The amount of neck area that this mask covered extends just above my collar bone! This had to be the longest mask I’ve ever tried. I love it when sheet masks take care of the neck area since I tend to neglect it.
Adherence was amazing as well. My face felt like it was hugged by a well-endowed and welcoming grandma. Warm and soft.
I know the recommended wait time is 20 mins, but I wanted to see how long I could wear this mask before it started drying out. I did not get an answer but I know for sure that it stayed damp throughout an entire hour of masking. The video below showed the reason why.
Are your jaws dropping yet? Yup, that’s an entire palm full of essence. Actually more because it was dripping all over the place.
There was so much essence left on my skin despite continuous massaging and patting for close to 15 mins. Finish was dewy and tacky at first. Unlike the pink cactus variant, the remaining essence absorbed and dried down much quicker, just like a regular cream mask would. Eventually, my skin looked satiny with a slight stickiness. I also noticed a huge reduction in the fine, and not so fine lines, on my neck. This goes to show how neglected that area is.
Just like the pink cactus version, this checked off all the things I look for in a sheet mask.
Below is a side by side comparison of the before and after pictures.
Even though I prefer this over the pink cactus variant, I still think there are masks that do not require this much resources (packaging, essence, material), time, and effort to achieve the same effects. I’m glad I tried this mask for the novelty-factor. Check out more Neogen reviews here.