Review: 23 Years Old C-Tragel Modeling Mask ★★★★.☆
23 Years Old C-Tragel Modeling Mask hydrates, prevents moisture loss, while brightening the skin with a unique C-tragel and Vitamile powder blend.
C-Tragel contains seabuckthorn oil and four seed oil which relieve, moisturize, calm, soften, strengthen, and energize the skin. Your complexion will have an incredible (and enviable) radiance.
Modeling masks always make me feel so fancy, because they used to only be available at spas. But with the increasing popularity of Korean masks, these have become a common item in beauty enthusiasts’ households.
One important thing to note about masks from 23 Years Old, they all come with a holographic authentication or anti-counterfeit sticker. These modeling masks will have a vertical banner sticker while sheet masks will have a rectangular sticker. That’s how you know if what you’ve bought is the real deal. Another fail-safe method is to only shop at trustworthy websites.
My first experience with modeling mask is with a humongous ziplock pack of pink powder where I had to measure out the appropriate amount of powder to water ratio with measuring spoons and cups. It is extremely challenging to get the perfect consistency and frustration often ensues.
Hence I really appreciate that this modeling mask pack comes with individually packed powder, gel and even stirring sticks for 4 uses. There is absolutely no way to mess the ratio up since the masking experience should be a relaxing one, not a challenging one.
My skin is feeling dry and slightly irritated. I’ve cleansed and exfoliated my skin. Find out how I normally prep my skin for masking.
Mix the gel pack and the powder pack in the mixing bowl.
Stir the mixture with the spatula well until completely mixed.
Using the spatula, apply evenly over the entire face.
When dried after about 20 minutes, remove the mask, gently peeling in the upward direction starting at the bottom.
Lightly tap the remaining essence onto the skin to allow full absorption.
I’ve rinsed out the container that the masks came in, it’s the perfect size to contain the mixture. Again, I really appreciate how thoughtful the entire packaging design is.
The 50g of golden jelly goes in first. It was easy to squeeze everything out without making a mess. The golden jelly gave off a citrus lime scent that smelled very refreshing to me.
5g of fine white powder goes into the bowl next. It is finely milled and contained little green and brown bits which I suspected were the chamomile flower powder. It was giving off an earthy scent.
After a few quick stirs with the popsicle stick provided, the mixture turned into a golden gel slime texture.
There was a nice cooling sensation the moment it touched my skin. Application was a breeze even though I’m not good at spreading modeling masks. Unlike the modeling masks I’ve used in the past, this did not drip everywhere. It stayed put even though I slathered on a really thick layer in order to use all of it up. I was able to go about with my activities without the need to lay down the whole time.
The instructions had waiting time set for 20 mins, but I personally found it too short as the mask was still pretty damp even though the jelly has set. So I waited another 10 mins.
The right way to peel this off is from the bottom up. But the whole piece just came sliding off my face once I detached it at the chin. It felt really satisfying to get the whole piece off. Modeling masks usually come off in bits and pieces. It felt like jello and I had so much fun with it!
There was almost no essence left on my skin. Finish was tacky and dewy at first but dried down matte after 10 mins. My skin felt very hydrated without an uncomfortable layer of hydrating film on top. Skin felt very supple and bouncy. Skin also looked and felt very calm, with smaller pore size. I did not observe any whitening/brightening effect but my skin was giving off a radiance that looked like it was coming from within. Moisturizer was optional but I slapped on a light layer anyway because my dehydrated skin has issues retaining moisture.
Below is a side by side comparison of the before and after pictures.
My skin felt very healthy and balanced but the effects can’t be compared to my favorite Aqua Bab variant. I still highly recommend this to all skin types with dullness as the main concern! Check out more 23 Years Old reviews here.