Review: Shangpree Green Premium Modeling Mask ★★★★★
The concept of modeling or “rubber” masks isn’t foreign by now, they are ubiquitous and nearly everyone who knows a thing or two about skincare is sure to have used one at some point. They are a step-up from regular sheet masks and have a gooey consistency. This allows the user to apply the mask according to their face shapes and sizes, hence getting the best fit and adherence. The concept behind these “rubber” masks is to create a seal between your skin and the mask, thus preventing moisture loss and allowing the nutrients to be delivered efficiently into the skin.
The Shangpree Premium Modeling Masks comes in 4 variants:
Gold: Hydration & revitalization
Silver: Brightening & radiance
Black: Purify & detox
Green: Soothe & calm
Shangpree Green Premium Modeling Mask features skin-loving ingredients like snail mucin, spirulina and chlorella to soothe redness from irritated, inflamed skin. The cool, jelly texture ensures skin remains calm and hydrated even after removing the mask. Ideal for troubled, irritation-prone skin.
I picked the green variant because my redness and irritation-prone skin is in a constant need of soothing and calming. This is one hell of a pricey mask so I only got a single use box. Even then it costs me a whopping $20 at Peach & Lily. A set of 5 costs $98.
The box was about the size of my hand and felt very light. I took out all the contents and laid them out here:
1 sachet green gel: 50 g
1 sachet active spirulina powder: 4.5 g
1 clear mixing bowl
1 clear spatula
The one good thing about getting a single use box is the convenient inclusion of a mixing bowl and spatula set. They are made of thick plastic and felt sturdy. This is a great set for travelling or someone who’s new to modeling masks and may not have a mixing bowl and spatula laying around.
snail mucin – effectively tackles blemishes and scarring
spirulina and chlorella – rich in antioxidants and vitamins, they smooth out and soothe skin for overall anti-aging benefits
Green tea, ginger, and licorice – boost skin health for a clear complexion
My skin is feeling dry and looking red with slight irritation around the recovering cystic pimples on my left cheek. I’ve cleansed and toned. Find out how I normally prep my skin for masking.
Unlike most modeling masks, Shangpree’s modeling mask has no need to measure out the appropriate amount of water to add to powder to create the perfect mixture. Instead, just mix sachet 1’s gooey green slime (which reminded me of Flubber) and sachet 2’s ultra-fine white powder and viola, it’s ready to go on the face.
Since I was instructed to add the white powder last, I was expecting it to kick up and probably get into my nose while I’m stirring. Thank my lucky stars my fear did not come true. The mixing process was short and simple and final mixture gave off a subtle grassy fragrance.
The mixture was smooth and highly viscous. With the aid of the spatula, it spread easily on my face. Upon touching my skin, there was a nice cooling sensation. One half of the soothing job has been done. Towards the end, I had some leftover mixture in my bowl, so I decided to spread it on my neck. At this point, I felt some drips on my shirt so I ran to the mirror and to my horror, there was a line of green goo threatening to drip into my eye! I wiped that bit off but the rest of the face was still sliding downwards and I realized that perhaps I had to go lie down, which solved the problem. I’ve never encountered such a runny modeling mask.
It took about 30 mins to completely set and but harden. Even then the mask still felt moist and I did not experience any tightening sensation. I was already comfortable in the corner of the couch so I decided to wait another 15 mins. The cooling sensation sustained throughout the entire 45 mins of wear.
Nudging the edges allowed me to slip a finger under the mask and lift the whole thing up. It came off very easily in one piece but my clumsiness did not handle the moist piece well and it ended up breaking in different places.
There was hardly any essence left to pat in. Finish was non-tacky and looked silky.
The effects were nothing short of amazing. I spent a bomb on it so it had better be amazing. My skin felt deeply hydrated without the feeling of an occlusive layer on top. It felt similar to patting in 7 layers of hydrating toner. A moisturizer is optional. All redness were gone and my skin felt cool and soothed. The red ring around my inflamed pimples turned from red to brown and decreased in circumference and wasn’t hurting as much. My skin also looked even-toned and very radiant and bright. Skin texture has also improved. Pores looked smaller, pitted scars were plumped, and fine lines reduced. These effects lasted 2 days on me.
Below is a side by side comparison of the before and after pictures.
I’m highly highly impressed with this mask but I’m hesitant to recommend it because of the steep price. It’s definitely not an everyday mask, it’s more of a special once-in-a-lifetime kind of mask.