Review: E Nature Cicaherb Restore Sheet Mask ★★★★☆
E Nature Cicaherb Restore Sheet Mask is meant for repairing the skin from damage such as redness and irritation caused by environmental stress and other external factors. It features Centella Asiatica and Madecassoside, which were used as an ancient herbal remedy in India as well as other cultures across Asia as a medicine for its calming capabilities.
It does not contain parabens, mineral oil, and artificial fragrance. It is also vegan, cruelty-free and uses recyclable packaging.
On paper, this does sound like a wonderful sheet mask for all skin types especially sensitive skin that’s prone to redness and irritation. I happen to have that skin type. My skin is easily triggered by hormonal cycles and the environment. So I’m really excited to see if this sheet mask will be my go-to remedy whenever redness and sensitivity strikes.
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, with a slight sensitivity. I’ve cleansed and toned my skin. Find out how I normally prep my skin for masking.
Out of the packet, I caught a mild fresh scent. Essence was clear and runny. There were lots of essence left in the packet after removing the sheet mask.
Made with Skin-Fit felt fabric, this sheet mask is an eco-friendly and bio-degradable with superior adhesiveness that’s able to deliver the ingredients effectively. The material felt thin and soft, almost silk-like. It came with a thick plastic backing to make unfolding and application easier.
Fit was average. The sheet was wider than it was long. A part of my forehead was left uncovered and the bottom material was barely cupping my chin. The holes were perfectly aligned with my features but I found the holes too small. My mouth area was feeling especially uncomfortable as essence was threatening to flow in.
Adherence was great mostly thanks to the thin material. It clung on without introducing any air bubbles. Fold lines also stayed down the entire time.
After 15 mins, I re-wetted the mask to keep the sheet highly-saturated longer. I took the mask off after 35 mins, it was still damp.
The remaining essence absorbed with ease, leaving behind an immediate tacky and dewy finish. After waiting for 15 mins, the tackiness and dewy look went away.
My skin immediately felt hydrated and moisturized. But after the 15 min wait, my skin started to feel a little tight. So I followed up with a hydrating serum and moisturizer to lock everything in. This is not one of those toner masks that absorbed all the way leaving skin still feeling dry. It still gave a slight amount of hydration and moisturization, I just found it a tad insufficient on my dehydrated combo skin. This mask is perfect for all skin types in the sense that oily skin might feel really comfortable with this while combo and dry skin types are able to add a layer of moisturizer to balance out their skin.
The calming and brightening effects were what impressed me the most. I was surprised my how radiant and even-toned my skin looked. My skin also looked slightly more plump and smooth.
Below is a side by side comparison of the before and after pictures.
This is definitely a go-to mask for redness and irritation-prone skin. Even though the hydration levels are a tad insufficient for my skin, I was able to easily remedy it with a moisturizer. The price point is reasonable and I find myself looking to stock them up. Check out more E Nature reviews here.