Review: Dr. Wu Extreme Hydrate Bio-Cellulose Mask with Hyaluronic Acid ★★★★.☆
Dr. Wu Extreme Hydrate Bio-Cellulose Mask is the new generation bio-cellulose mask composed of natural nano-fibers formed by fermented microbes. It contains 5th generation HyaluComplex, which attracts, retains and creates hydration and moisture all through skin layers utilizing hyaluronic acid in high and low molecular weights.
Key ingredients and benefits:
Hyaluronic Acid keeps collagen synthesis up, as well as retaining skin moisture, contributing to the anti-aging benefits to the skin.
Edelweiss Extract is an organic plant with an excellent anti-inflammatory capability to calm irritated skin.
Active Yeast Extract has skin regenerative properties to promote cell renewal and healing.
My skin is feeling sensitive and even more prone to dehydration due to the sudden drop in temperatures. I’ve cleansed and toned my skin. Find out how I normally prep my skin for masking.
Out of the packet, I detected a strong hyaluronic acid scent that, to me, smelled pretty artificial. There was hardly any milky essence left in the packet after the sheet mask was retrieved.
The bio-cellulose mask was sandwiched between 2 thick fabric backings and came folded in a thick wad. As eye flaps were included, I had to be very careful with unfolding the mask and removing the backing to prevent any tears. The trick to applying bio-cellulose mask is to first remove 1 backing, place the mask over your face, then remove the backing on the outside. The fabric backing helps keep the mask sturdy and prevents it from folding onto itself, which could be an irreversible disaster.
Fit was great! The holes were large enough albeit there was a teeny tiny nose tent. The sheet was also of the right size though I wish there was more material on the forehead. I love the inclusion of eye flaps as I have the option of catching a couple of winks and get my eye area nourished in the process.
Adherence was great too thanks to the nature of the material. Once the bio-cellulose touched my skin, it was nearly impossible to adjust, that was how clingy the material could be. So becareful when placing the mask over your face.
I took the mask off after 20 mins, it was dry on the outside but slightly damp on the inside.
The remaining essence absorbed with ease, leaving behind a cooling sensation on my skin as it disappeared. Finish was matte and non-tacky, as with most Taiwanese masks.
My skin felt more hydrated than moisturized. This was ideal for my combo skin with a light layer of gel moisturizer on top. Oily skin will like this too. Dry skin can also use this but will have to follow up with a hydrating serum and moisturizing cream.
The greatest improvement I saw was to the plumpness of my skin. Fine lines were gone and pore size looked visibly smaller. My skin texture looked very smooth as a result. So smooth that light was reflecting off it and giving it a natural healthy glow.
Brightening results were also amazing. There was an obvious line on my forehead indicating where the mask stopped. Despite the pictures below, my redness was actually significantly lessened after the mask. Skin felt and looked calm.
Below is a side by side comparison of the before and after pictures.
I love this mask for the amazing results it gave me. I just wish it wasn’t so pricey. It’s one that I’d repurchase a couple when it goes on sale and only bust it out on special occasions.