Propolis Extract – commonly used for its healing, antiseptic and restorative capabilities
Gold – Provides anti-aging benefits by supplying high amounts of moisture and a natural glow
I personally do not believe in gold having any skin benefits because the research behind the benefits of gold in skincare is rather ambiguous, Nevertheless, it’s a fancy ingredient and makes pretty #maskselfies.
My skin is feeling normal to oily as the days get hotter, but it is also dehydrated and tight. My skin is also looking a little more flushed than usual. I’ve cleansed and toned my skin. Find out how I normally prep my skin for masking.
The black sheet felt soft and smooth and had a medium thinness. It was also speckled with tiny gold flecks and looks extra fancy. According to the brand, this No-Air material was inspired by the suction cups of octopus to adhere to the face perfectly. It did not come with a backing so unfolding was a tad of a challenge. The application process, on the other hand, was pretty easy.
25 grams of essence was clear with gold flecks suspended in it. It had a gel consistency. There was enough left in the packet for my neck and arms after retrieving the sheet mask. I also detected a strong fragrance which reminded me of Shokubutsu body wash.
Fit was great! The sheet was large enough to cover my entire face with slight excess on the sides. It was soft enough to manipulate to get the best fit despite having only 2 shallow cuts.
Adherence looked to be great. It clung on really well but I couldn’t tell of there were any air bubbles due to the high opacity of the material. Nevertheless, I smoothed it out a few times to get as many air bubbles out as I could.
I removed the mask after 30 mins, it was starting to dry out.
There was little to no essence left on my skin but there were a couple of gold flecks here and there. Finish was tacky at first but slowly dried down to become more comfortable. My skin had a dewy look.
Hydration and moisturization were intense. This was the maximum that my dehydration-prone combo skin can handle. No moisturizer was required. As such, I think dry skin people will really like this. If you have oily skin, you might want to avoid this.
I noticed that the greatest improvement my skin had was its suppleness and bounciness. My skin also felt very soft, smooth, and firm. It definitely feels better than it looks.
Calming and brightening effects were moderate and nothing worth raving about.
Below is a side by side comparison of the before and after pictures.
I’ve always enjoyed Frienvita masks and even though it scored 4 out of 5 stars, this one is still my least favorite. In my opinion, this brand is pretty underrated so do get your masks before they become popular and go up in price! Check out more Frienvita reviews here.