Naruko Rose Astringent Mask claims to provide deep hydration while refining skin texture and tightening pores. Do not be scared off by the term “astringent” on the packaging. This mask contains Rose Flower Extract and Witch Hazel as the main ingredients sp it seems more like a balancing mask to me. This mask also contains rose and citrus essential oils for moisturization and scent. This allowed the exclusion of artificial fragrance which may irritate sensitive skin. People with known sensitivities to essential oils should avoid this mask. My skin and nose loves essential oils so I’m happy that they are included.
My skin is feeling balanced and normal hydration wise. But it is also red and sensitive, especially around my nose and inner cheeks. I’ve cleansed, exfoliated, and toned my skin. Find out how I normally prep my skin for masking.
Out of the packet, it gave off a subtle fresh rose scent, which I found very lovely. If you’ve used Naruko masks, the material of this variant is just like the rest. Soft, somewhat thin, and pulpy. Be careful while unfolding for the material tears pretty easily. Good thing it came with a perforated plastic backing to give it some firmness and hold. Essence was clear and runny. The entire 25 ml of essence was soaked in the sheet mask as there was hardly any left in the packet.
Fit was above average and pretty decent. The holes were a little too small for my liking. The sheet was wider than it was long, so much so that it was almost touching my ears. I like that it came with plenty of slits for ease of adjusting it to suit my face shape.
Adherence was average. Aside from hanging loose at the chin and fold lines threatening to pop up, the mask stayed put for the most part thanks to the tackiness of the essence.
I took the mask off after 30 mins, it was drying out.
There were lots of runny essence left to pat in. Finish was comfortable without being matte. All I needed was a small amount of gel moisturizer.
Immediately, my skin looked bright, even-toned, radiant, and plump. Hydration and moisturization was moderate. Oily and combo skin will really enjoy the balancing effects of this mask.
The calming effect was mild, my skin still had some leftover redness. However, my skin felt very smooth and soft to the touch.
Below is a side by side comparison of the before and after pictures.
I don’t know what took me so long to try this mask. It might just be my favorite Naruko mask for its affordability and effectiveness. Highly recommended and will repurchase! Find more reviews of Naruko sheet masks here.