Review: Etude House 0.2mm Air Therapy Camellia Mask ★★★★.☆
Etude House 0.2mm Air Therapy series consists of varieties like strawberry, lemon, blueberry, damask rose, etc. Find my reviews here. These masks are made of 0.2mm super thin hypoallergenic cotton and is “light and comfortable like air!” They are also 7-free and only contain EWG green grade ingredients. They come in 3 different types of essences, in order of viscosity: moist runny essence; ampoule essence; and emulsion essence.
This sheet mask has a jelly essence and contains 2,000ppm (2%) of camellia oil. Combined with licorice extract and adenosince, this mask has the ability to lift, reduce wrinkles, and gives radiance to the skin. This variant has alcohol listed pretty high up on the ingredients list. I normally avoid sheet masks with alcohol in it considering how long the sheet has to stay on the skin. However, these Etude House masks have proven to be non-irritating on my skin so I’m not too worried.
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’ve cleansed and toned my skin. Find out how I normally prep my skin for masking.
Out of the packet, I caught a faint floral scent. The material felt super soft and thin, almost-silk-like. I was surprised it did not come with a backing. Unfolding and applying the sheet mask turned out to be somewhat of a challenge.
As mentioned before, essence was a clear jelly. It soaked the entire sheet but coated it unevenly, with some spots sporting a blob of essence. To counteract this, I manually spread the jelly essence around the sheet before application. I also spread the remaining essence all over my face before placing the sheet mask on.
Fit was slightly unsatisfactory. Eye and mouth holes were too small, hence the awkward facial expression. The sheet was also on the small side. It was covering the inner perimeter of my face. Adherence was great!
I took the mask off after 30 mins, the sheet was already drying out with white patches all over.
The remaining essence patted in and absorbed into my skin after alot of massaging and patting. It left behind a tacky, greasy and dewy-looking finish. The tackiness and greasiness did not disappear throughout the day.
My skin felt very hydrated and very moisturized. This is definitely not a mask for oily skin. Dry skin will really enjoy this. On my combo skin, this is perfect for a cold night. When used during the day time, a toner-soaked cotton pad is required to wipe down the excess essence, for a more balanced feel. There was definitely no need for a moisturizer on my combo skin.
My skin looked very plump with a smoother texture. Pores were looking smaller and fine lines weren’t as obvious as before.
My skin also looked very even-toned, very calm with almost no redness, and very radiant.
This mask was perfect in every way except for the overly moisturizing finish. But that wasn’t a hard thing to fix so I only deducted half a point for that. For a dollar mask, this gives a big bang for your buck. I’m definitely stocking up on more of these! Check out more Etude House reviews here.