Review: Manefit Bling Bling Hydro Gel Mask in Energizing Rose ★★★★☆
I’ll have to admit that the reasons I bought this sheet mask is due to my weakness for roses and the pretty packaging. According to SokoGlam, Manefit owns the top patents for the leading hydrogel and microfiber sheet masks in the world. That got me intrigued.
The ingredients list looks stellar with an inclusion of various botanical extracts. But my question is, since grapefruit extract is listed higher than rose extract, why is this mask marketed as a rose mask and not a grapefruit mask? Is rose more appealing than grapefuit?
My skin is extremely blotchy, dry, and flakey today. I’ve cleansed and toned my skin, skipping exfoliation to let my skin continue to recover from contact dermatitis. Find out how I normally prep my skin for masking.
Out of the packet, this hydrogel mask comes in two pieces for the top half and bottom half of the face. I detected a faint powdery rose scent. Since the hydrogel material is so soft and slippery, it’s a good thing it came sandwiched between two plastic backings. As with all masks with softer material, I struggle with unfolding and maneuvering it to fit the undulations of my face. Alas, after spending some time getting it to cover the necessary area, I was ready to sit back and relax.
From the picture above, we can obviously tell that the fit is rather atrocious. The forehead area is shorter than usual and nose tent too large. Normally, hydrogel masks have a great adherence factor and I can go about doing stuff without it being much of an issue. However, these pieces just refused to stay still. They kept slipping downwards.
I had this on for about an hour and it still feels nice and wet. My sensitive skin did not detect any sign of irritation.
After peeling the pieces off, there is still some essence left on my skin, which I patted in. My skin feels very hydrated, supple, but slightly sticky, which allowed me to skip out on moisturizer. Below is a side by side comparison of the before and after pictures.
Visually, we can tell that my skin is alot plumper and dewier. Pore size and redness also seem reduced. Due to the price tag and tacky finish, I would think this is better suited for the occasional nighttime masking. Check out more Manefit reviews here.