Review: Manefit Mugwort Astringent + Pore Care Mask ★★★☆☆
Okay I was a little hesitant to put this on my face at first because it’s an astringent, which I always associate with having high alcohol content. But I’m super curious about mugwort and the tropical weather here might have contributed to the rise of a couple of small blemishes, so I decided to go ahead and slap this on.
This is a microfiber sheet mask that claims to clear pores using salicylic acird from mugwort extract, as well as hydrate using hyaluronic acid. It’s super annoying to see mugwort (wintergreen extract) placing last on the ingredient list, after fragrance, even though it’s a natural salicylic acid meant for treating blemished skin.
Water, Butylene Glycol, PEG/PPG-17/6 Copolymer, Glycerin, Citrus Paradisi (Grapefruit) Fruit Extract, PEG-75, Artemisia Princeps Leaf Extract, Alcohol, Houttuynia Cordata Extract, Centella Asiatica Extract, PEG-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Fruit Extract, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Fruit Extract, Pyrus Malus (Apple) Fruit Extract, Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon) Fruit Extract, Citrus Aurantifolia (Lime) Fruit Extract, Xanthan Gum, Phenoxyethanol, Disodium EDTA, Sodium Hyaluronate, Fragrance, Gaultheria Procumbens (Wintergreen) Leaf Extract
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.
The material is pretty thick, hence the average adherence. Fit is okay and essence is watery and drippy.
It’s pretty much dried out 20 mins in.
I did not notice much difference with my skin except the spots are no longer as red. There is a very slight tacky finish. Below is a side by side comparison of the before and after pictures.
Please pardon the inconsistency in lighting, I was not shooting at my usual spot at home. Even though I don’t intend to repurchase, I’m happy to report that this did not irritate my sensitive skin in the slightest bit despite alcohol being listed pretty high up on the ingredients list. Check out more Manefit reviews here.