Minon Amino Moist is a really popular brand in Japan, known for making products for sensitive skin since their products do not include fragrance. It is ranked as number 2 in the Cosme awards. Minon Amino Moist Sheet Mask is hypoallergenic and contains amino acids and claims to hydrate the skin, help the skin retain moisture and protect the skin.
I’ve heard so many great things about this Japanese sheet mask so I was excited to try it. The packaging feels different from the regular Korean or Taiwanese sheet masks, it’s more like a giant packet of Emergen-C with it’s foil-like bag.
The usual before mugshot. My skin has been experiencing sensitivity issues lately. Skin is blotchy, red, itchy and irritated. As usual, I’ve already prepped my skin prior to slapping the mask on.
Upon pulling the sheet mask out of the bag, I was surprised to see it coated in jelly instead of a watery essence. The jelly is so viscous and thick it is unable to drip. There is a huge amount of jelly left in the packet after pulling the sheet mask out.
The sheet mask is made of thin, mesh-like cotton material. Despite that it is still pretty easy to unfold and layer on the face. I detected zero fragrance from a regular distance, I had to put my nose up against it and take a huge sniff to catch a whiff of Eucerin-like fragrance.
The sheet mask fits very well on my face. Rarely do I encounter a sheet mask that covers my entire forehead but this one does it nicely. I didn’t need to cut any additional slits since the existing slits work well. My only complaint is that the eye holes are too narrow. Looking straight ahead is fine but looking down my get my eyeballs poked by the sheet mask. It hugs the skin without budging.
On the sheet mask, I slapped the remaining jelly on the areas of my face that are experiencing sensitivity, like the sides of my nose and cheeks.
The shape of it reminds me of an onigiri. Yums!
I had it on for about 25 minutes, longer than the recommended 15 minutes because I thought my skin needed the extra TLC. Upon peeling it off, there is little to no jelly left on my skin. I patted any remaining jelly in and sealed it with a light moisturizer. My skin felt hydrated, relieved and very smooth! I experienced zero tingle throughout the masking process. Here is a side by side comparison of the before and after pictures.
From this comparison, my redness has been visibly reduced and my skin seemed brighter, plumper and dewy!
I highly highly recommend this, even for people without sensitive skin. Your skin will thank you for it! Despite the price, I would use it all the time and I wouldn’t even care if I go broke from buying these all the time. Get. It. Now.