Neogen Surmedic Hydro-Hyaluronic is part of an economic sheet mask line developed by Neogenlab. It and provides a daily first-aid concept skin solution that is effective, easy, accessible anywhere, yet flexible enough to customize to everyday changing skin condition.
The ampoule essence of this variant contains high concentrations of hyaluronic acid that aims to intensively nourish and deeply penetrate to deliver moisturizing properties into dry skin, creating an ultimately dewy appearance with high luminosity.
My dehydrated skin absolutely adores hyaluronic acid and thrives in it. However, I’m a little concerned about the inclusion of alcohol denat so high up on the list. It can be extremely drying and irritating to skin. In worst case scenarios, it may even cause inflammation because it strips the skin off of its natural protection.
My skin is feeling dry and very irritated. I’ve cleansed, toned, and exfoliated my skin. Find out how I normally prep my skin for masking.
Out of the packet, I detected a clean fragrance with a hint of alcohol in it. The cotton material felt thick and coarse. It did not come with a backing since it’s firm enough to hold its own shape. Unfolding was also very easy but be ready to expect some drips since the essence was pretty runny.
Fit was above average. The holes were lined up perfectly with my features and the sheet was large enough to cover my entire face. However, due to the firm material, there should be more than two slits on the sides of the chin to get a great fit. The eye holes were also uncomfortably small. People with larger eyes than mine might find essence dripping into them.
Adherence was bad, mainly due to the thick material. It was able to cling on where areas are flat, like my forehead and cheeks. However, material around my chin and nose refused to stay down. By the end of 25 minutes, material around my chin was hanging loose and material around my nose had lifted. Fold lines also refused to stay down, leading to the introduction of air bubbles.
There was lots of essence left to pat in. It is tacky and dewy, much like any other hyaluronic acid serum. My skin felt hydrated enough not to require a moisturizer in the day. But it will definitely require one if used before bedtime.
However, the nice effects stopped there. My skin was still red and irritated. I suspect the alcohol denat is the culprit because whenever I use a sheet mask with this ingredient in it, my skin would still be red and irritated.
Below is a side by side comparison of the before and after pictures.
I really wanted to like this sheet mask for its main ingredient but it didn’t play well with my skin. The hydration I got was nice but I could easily get it from a moisturizer with less time. Perhaps someone without an irritation-prone skin like mine would enjoy this more. Check out more Neogen reviews here.