23.5N Rice Soothing Active+ Ultra-Feather Mask

Review: 23.5N Rice Soothing Active+ Ultra-Feather Mask ★★★★★

About the brand:
Beauty is extracted from nature at 23.5°N. Bottle the pure beauty all sourced from natural farming in Taiwan.

Dedicated to natural ingredients, simple formula, and light textures, 23.5°N offers an irritation free, comfortable, and sensorial experience like none other. No heavy textures so users will enjoy the perfect balance of oil and water-based ingredients and a refreshing feeling in an everyday ritual. 23.5°N’s gentle formulations help nurture the skin, no matter the skin type.

No SLS, SLES, artificial coloring, fragrance, alcohol, and parabens.
No animal ingredients. Cruelty free.

23.5N Rice Soothing Active+ Ultra-Feather Mask is a brightening and soothing sheet mask that features rice ferment filtrate. 

Key ingredients and benefits:

  • Rice Ferment Filtrate: Naturally farmed from Douliu City in Yunlin County, Taiwan, this extract is rich in natural moisturizing factors to balance skin and increase moisture levels.
  • Hyaluronic acid: Enhances moisture content of skin, helping outer layers of skin look more hydrated and radiant.
  • Abundant in Vitamin B1, B2 and Ceramide. Intensely soothing irritated and dull skin with a hydration bath to reveal a brighter complexion. Smooth, calm, and brighten irritated skin

The above benefits all sound like what my skin currently needs. Also, having sensitive skin, I love that this mask only has 8 ingredients in it. 23.5N is not kidding about their simple formulas. 

$20/5 sheets at Glowieco | Use code MASKEPEDIA for 10% off site wide.

Aqua, Sodium Hyaluronate, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Extract, Glycerin, Rice Ferment Filtrate (Sake), Carbomer, Benzyl Alcohol, Chlorphensin

23.5N Rice Soothing Active+ Ultra-Feather Mask
Before masking

I’ve recently relocated and the humidity is slightly lower than where I used to live so my skin has been trying very hard to adapt to the new climate. Today, it is slightly sensitive and very dry. Sebum-wise, it’s feeling like normal skin with the usual slight dehydration. I’ve cleansed my skin and forgot the usual pre-mask toning step. Find out how I normally prep my skin for masking.

23.5N Rice Soothing Active+ Ultra-Feather Mask

Out of the packet, I caught a faint scent. It was so faint I would just call it scentless. Essence was runny and clear. 

The material felt really soft and thin, almost silk-like. It was really wet and came sandwiched between 2 backings, a thick perforated plastic one and a thick fabric one. Both backings help to retain the shape of the mask and prevent it from collapsing unto itself, rendering it not usable.

23.5N Rice Soothing Active+ Ultra-Feather Mask
During masking

Fit and adherence were great! The sheet was large enough to cover my forehead and cup my chin with some excess on the sides. As such, I think it will fit all facial shapes. The material clung and conformed to face skin like second skin. My only gripe was the mouth slit which should be a hole. But the material was soft enough to manipulate and push around to widen the space around the mouth area. 

I took the mask off after 20 mins, it was starting to dry out with white patches on the edges.

23.5N Rice Soothing Active+ Ultra-Feather Mask
23.5N Rice Soothing Active+ Ultra-Feather Mask
After masking

The leftover essence absorbed with ease after a few quick pats. There was a faint cooling sensation as the essence absorbed. This felt really nice on my irritated skin. Since I forgot to apply toner prior to masking, this step felt like I was patting in an essence. Had I remembered to apply toner, this step would have felt like a runny serum. 

The greatest improvement I noticed was how even-toned my skin looked. Redness was gone along with some dullness.

The next improvement was the water content in my skin. My skin felt plump and juicy without a layer of residue. To seal in all the goodness, I applied a water-cream moisturizer. This alone wasn’t enough to moisturize skin so I would recommend a moisturizer regardless of skin type.

This is highly suitable for sensitive and oily or even combo skin. It is light yet effective. Dry skin can benefit from the brightening benefits too but will need additional hydrating layer post masking. 

Below is a side by side comparison of the before and after pictures.

Real talk, I wasn’t prepared to review this mask from Glowieco as it was a thank you gift for inserting a link to their website from my blog. But I was so blown away by this mask that I decided to bust out the computer to rave about it. Since I’ve just relocated, I have to literally unpack and set up the PC to do this. I hope this conveys how much I adore this mask. 

$20/5 sheets at Glowieco | Use code MASKEPEDIA for 10% off site wide.

Go be beautiful!