A. by Bom Ultra Royal Leaf Mask, along with Ultra Serum Leaf Mask and Ultra Water Leaf Mask, is the brand’s latest Spring 2018 addition to their range of sheet masks. The packaging artwork is dainty, pretty, and to-die-for as always. The floral designs are so apt for this time of the year, when flowers and plants are at the peak of their blooms.
This particular variant is a luxurious two-step sheet mask set formulated to emphasize the hyper synergy effect of gold and royal jelly. Containing leaf patches in the first step for placement on areas of the face that need extra care and a nourishing sheet mask in the second step, this mask pack promotes glowing healthy skin with targeted anti-aging benefits and protective qualities from various environmental stressors.
gold – revitalizes skin
cassia angustifolia seed polysaccharide – nutrition and firmness
black bee propolis – skin barrier protection
royal jelly extract – nutrition, moisturization
scutellaria baicalensis extract – revitalization and protection
honeysuckle flower extract – soothing and astringent effect
fermented black truffle extract – nutrition
hippophae rhamnoides fruit extract – a skin conditioning agent that revitalizes skin
My skin is feeling dehydrated and looking slightly flushed. I’ve cleansed, exfoliated, and toned my skin. Find out how I normally prep my skin for masking.
The first packet contains 4 leaf patches, 2 large and 2 small. The outlines of the leaves were drawn with luminous gold, oh so pretty! They come sandwiched inside a thick mesh backing. The clear gel essence had tiny flecks on gold sparsely scattered all over. The material felt so soft and thin, almost delicate. I detected a light floral fragrance.
Yup, ever since I’ve outgrown acne, my forehead and laugh lines have become my problem areas. Due to my tendency to have a multitude of expressions, the fine lines on my forehead are slowly starting to look like permanent etches. I’ve always had pronounced laugh lines but age is starting to catch up and make them look deeper. I hope to achieve extra plumping in these areas so the lines are less obvious. I felt like a wood elf upon donning these pretty leaves.
Upon opening the second packet, I was greeted with a strong perfumey fragrance reminiscent of a department store. Again, essence was clear and had a gel consistency. The cullulose or tencel material felt very soft and smooth with a medium thin texture. It came with a thick mesh backing just like the leaf patches. Unlike most sheet masks, the backing was only half in size! Instead of coming in the shape of the sheet mask, this one came in a semi-circle shape. This is genius because it performed its function of holding up the sheet mask and aid in the unfolding of it, it also required less resources. More brands should be doing this!
Fit was great! The sheet was large enough to cover my entire face with some excess on the sides. However, I found the eye and mouth holes a little too small and were causing discomfort to my eyelids and lips.
Adherence was great! The sheet clung on well with only a couple of air bubbles and lifts.
I took the mask off after 35 mins, it was still very damp. I think I could go on for another 35 mins but decided not to.
There was lots of essence left to massage and pat into the skin. It took approximately 10 – 15 mins of fanning and waiting before the essence absorbed/dried down to a more acceptable feel. Finish was slightly greasy and velvety with a silky-dewy sheen. There was definitely a hydrating film on top of the skin which some people may not like.
My combo skin felt intensely hydrated and moisturized. There was no need for a moisturizer. Redness was completely gone and skin texture looked very smooth as fine lines were plumped. The most obvious improvement I noticed were the firmness and bounciness of my skin. My skin felt supple, plump, and full of elasticity, like a juicy peach.
Below is a side by side comparison of the before and after pictures.
This is highly suitable for aging skin, dry skin, and night use. Combo skin might choose to wipe the excess essence off with a toner-soaked cotton pad to get rid of the hydrating film. Not recommended for oily skin or hot days. Again, I’m impressed with A. by Bom’s latest offering and foresee myself reaching for this every night! Check out more A. by Bom reviews here.