Review: Nature Republic Real Comforting Mask Sheet – AHA/BHA ★★★★★
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 alpha-hydroxy acid (AHA) and beta-hydroxy acid (BHA) as the main ingredients. It claims to gently exfoliate dead skin cells, giving way to smooth and even skin texture.
Wintergreen leaf extract is a natural form of salicylic acid, also a form of BHA, which is effective at treating acne and unclogging pores. Citric acid is a form of AHA and has the ability to chemically peel off dead skin cells. It is effective at lightening pigmentation and smoothing out fine lines. Rose flower extract and allantoin are included to soothe and hydrate skin.
My skin is feeling dehydrated and slightly irritated. As the day when my uterus ruins my life gets closer, my skin texture is also starting to feel rough and look dull even with regular exfoliation. 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 moderately strong floral fragrance. The cottony material had a medium thinness and felt plush, soft, and smooth. It did not come with a backing. Essence had a watery-gel consistency and was in abundance.
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 great! There were no air bubbles nor lifts. The sheet clung on pretty well and did not move or slip at all.
I took the mask off after 30 mins, it was still slightly damp. It seemed to cling on tighter the drier it got.
While patting in the excess essence, I noticed how smooth and soft my skin felt. All that roughness was gone! After patting in the excess essence, my skin felt tacky and looked dewy for the first 5-10 mins. It quickly dried down/absorbed to a silky-looking and non-tacky finish.
My skin felt very hydrated and moderately moisturized. There wasn’t any obvious brightening but my skin looked radiant, like it was glowing from within. I attribute this to the smoother skin texture as light bounces off it, creating a healthy glow. There was only a slight reduction in redness. All I needed was a gel moisturizer to seal everything in.
Below is a side by side comparison of the before and after pictures.
I’m impressed with this sheet mask and would recommend it to all skin types! Everyone can benefit from a good exfoliating session. Can’t wait to try out more variant from the line! Check out more Nature Republic reviews here.