Review: Nature Republic Real Comforting Mask Sheet – Panthenol ★★★★☆
Nature Republic Real Comforting Mask Sheet is the latest Spring 2018 addition to the brand’s range of products. These sheet masks are formulated with naturally-derived essential oil to offer mild, comfortable daily care for healthy skin. Please avoid this if you have a known allergy to essential oils. The collection features 8 types of sheet masks with 2 types of essence textures.
Hyaluronic Acid: Providing moisture and hydration to dry skin.
Tea Tree: Controls excessive sebum and soothes sensitive skin.
AHA/BHA: Smoothen rough, uneven skin texture by removing dead skin cells and sebum.
Vitamin C: Brightens dull and lifeless skin
Ceramide: Soothes rough skin caused by lack of moisture by forming a moisture film over skin.
Madecassoside: Gently soothes sensitive skin by stabilizing skin condition.
Panthenol: Strengthens skin barrier and maintains healthy skin condition.
Vitamin E: Moisturizes and conditions dry skin.
The one I’m trying out today features Panthenol as the main ingredient. It claims to strengthen skin barrier and maintain healthy skin.
Panthenol is a natural ingredient that can be found in plants and is a form of vitamin B5. It is an emollient and a humectant that has the ability to improve hydration, reduce itching and inflammation of the skin, improve skin elasticity, and accelerate epidermal wounds rate of healing.
My skin is feeling dehydrated and slightly irritated. I’ve cleansed, exfoliated, and toned my skin. Find out how I normally prep my skin for masking.
Out of the packet, I caught a mild floral fragrance that’s typical of most sheet masks. The cottony material had a medium thickness yet felt plush, soft, and smooth. It did not come with a backing.
There was 26 g of thick milky essence in the packet. The essence consistency was such that it both soaked and coated the sheet mask at the same time. After removing the sheet mask from the packet, there was still a palm-full left which I slathered all over my neck and arms.
Fit was great! It was a very large sheet so no worries about uncovered skin there. There was even some excess on the sides when worn on my face. I’m also satisfied with the size and positioning of the holes. The sheet was soft enough to easily manipulate for fit.
Adherence was good. I noticed a couple of fold lines refusing to stay down and the resurfacing of some air bubbles throughout the wear. Other than those, the sheet clung on pretty well and did not move or slip at all.
I took the mask off after 30 mins, there were already some white dry patches.
After massaging in the remaining essence, my skin felt velvety smooth and not sticky. Instead, it had slight greasy feel that resembled a thick moisturizer. Finish looked semi-matte.
My skin felt very calm and intensely moisturized. Hydration was minimal so I sprayed on a mist to replenish the water that my skin needed. Redness was completely gone and skin tone looked very even.
If I’d known the moisturizing effect was going to be this intense, I would have layered on multiple layers of toners and essences, basically watery products, before using this sheet mask. This is so that my easily dehydrated skin can get the water it needs.
Below is a side by side comparison of the before and after pictures.
This was still an enjoyable sheet mask for me when used in the correct way. Dry skin types will really enjoy this mask. Oily skin might want to avoid it and combo skin should use it in the evening with watery layers below. Check out more Nature Republic reviews here.