Review: A’pieu Icing Sweet Bar Pineapple Sheet Mask ★★★★☆
A’pieu Icing Sweet Bar Pineapple Sheet Mask claims to smooth and hydrate skin with pineapple fruit extract and mango fruit extract.
pineapple fruit extract – contains the fruit enzyme ‘bromelain’, which is an effective yet gentle exfoliant that sloughs off dead cells on the surface of the skin
mango fruit extract – rich in vitamins A, C and E plus beta-carotene, mangoes are a wonderful source of skin-healing antioxidants to rejuvenate the complexion, while vitamin A also helps to protect and renew skin cells and mucous membranes
allantoin – soothes skin and calms redness
witch hazel – a natural astringent that can help control acne by reducing inflammation and decreasing oil and redness
A’pieu Icing Sweet Bar Pineapple Sheet Mask is a one part of A’pieu’s Icing Sweet Bar range of 4 masks with cuter than cute packaging. The other flavors are watermelon (hydrating), melon (soothing), and pineapple (smoothing). It doesn’t seem to be popular despite its affordability. I couldn’t gather much info on it.
My skin is feeling normal to oily as the days get hotter. The heat is also causing my skin to flush and show more redness. I’m also sporting a few whiteheads on my forehead and chin. I’ve cleansed and toned my skin. Find out how I normally prep my skin for masking.
Out of the packet, I caught a delicious pineapple fragrance. The tencel sheet was completely drenched in essence, had a medium thinness and felt soft. It didn’t come with a backing but the sturdy material wasn’t a challenge to unfold or apply. 21 ml of essence was clear and runny but I did not experience any drips. There was hardly any leftover in the packet, just enough for my neck.
Fit was average. It was just large enough to cover the perimeters of my face but wasn’t long enough to cup my chin entirely. The holes were too small so I did experience some essence getting into my eyes and mouth.
Adherence was also average. Fold lines refused to stay down and the entire piece was sliding down ever so slowly. But I’m happy to report that there were no air bubbles.
I took the mask off after 30 mins, the edges were starting to dry out.
Initially, the remaining essence dried down tacky and dewy after some patting. It continued to absorb and dry down and eventually looked semi-matte and with a slight tackiness.
My skin felt moderately hydrated and moisturized. This amount felt perfect for my combo skin on a warm day. Oily skin might only find this comfortable for night use. The amount of hydration is definitely insufficient for dry skin.
Despite still looking slightly red, my skin looked bright and plump. Skin texture looked very smooth with smaller pores and lesser fine lines. My skin also felt baby soft and smooth to the touch.
Below is a side by side comparison of the before and after pictures.
This is like the Goldilocks/Baby Bear of masks on combo skin. It strikes a nice balance without being overly much or underwhelming. I deducted a point for the lack of calming effects but overall, I’m still pretty impressed at this super affordable sheet mask. It has a high cost-to-effect ratio and make a good daily mask without breaking the bank.