Review: L’Herboflore Black Pearl Whitening Mask ★★★★☆
L’Herboflore Black Pearl Whitening Mask harnesses the regenerating natural power of the sea with black pearl extract. It is rich in amino acids and trace elements to gently illuminate skin while retaining moisture levels. Deep Ocean Water is rich in vitamins and minerals and readily absorbed into the skin. MDI Complex is a marine enzyme that inhibits collagen breakdown and slow signs of aging.
My skin is feeling dehydrated and slightly flushed. 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 scent that smelled faintly like glue and alcohol. The soft sheet felt like it had a medium thickness and made of a pulpy material. This unique material is the Japanese Multilayer Hydromask. Made of natural fibers, it is breathable and conforms nicely to the skin. It came with a thick plastic backing to hold its shape. Upon closer inspection, I noticed that the slits weren’t cut all the way through. I had to manually break the joints for the slits to be functional.
The mask sheet was drenched in clear, runny essence so expect drips on the vanity. There were lots of essence left in the packet, which was not surprising considering there was 30 ml of it.
Fit was great! The sheet was soft enough to be pliable. It gave me a great coverage with some excess on the sides. The holes lined up well with my features and were wide enough not to irritate my senses.
Adherence was just average. Air bubbles surfaced throughout the whole masking process and the edges refused to stay down. By the end of the masking session, the material around my chin was completely detached.
I took the mask off after 30 mins, it was still damp.
There were lots of essence to pat in. While doing so, I noticed a slight cooling sensation, I’m guessing it was the alcohol at work. The leftover essence absorbed and dried down quickly, leaving behind a semi-matte and non-tacky finish.
Immediately, I noticed how bright and even-toned my skin looked! Redness, PIE, PIH were mostly gone, albeit temporarily. My skin felt moderately hydrated but not moisturized. My combo skin type with dehydration issues needed a moisturizer to seal the water in. Skin texture was also looking significantly smoother with smaller pores.
Below is a side by side comparison of the before and after pictures.
Despite the insufficient hydration, I still think it is an enjoyable mask especially when the weather gets warmer. Oily skin types and people living in warmer climates might enjoy this more. Check out more L’Herboflore reviews here.