Review: Etude House 0.2mm Air Therapy Tea Tree Mask ★★★☆☆
Etude House 0.2mm Air Therapy series consists 15 varieties like strawberry, lemon, blueberry, damask rose, etc. Find my reviews here. These masks are made of 0.2mm super thin hypoallergenic cotton and is “light and comfortable like air!” They are also 7-free and only contain EWG green grade ingredients. They come in 3 different types of essences, in order of viscosity: moist runny essence; ampoule essence; and emulsion essence. Most of them have alcohol listed pretty high up on the ingredient list though.
This tea tree mask has a moist runny essence and claims to refresh and soothe skin. Tea tree extract is listed as the 10th ingredient on the list. It also contains a bunch of botanical extracts and carbomer, which may be a sensitizing chemical to some.
My skin was going through 10 kinds of crap today. It’s dry, red, and acne-ridden. I’ve already cleansed and toned, and exfoliated my skin. Find out how I normally prep my skin for masking.
There was hardly any scent to this mask but I did catch whiffs of an herbal fragrance. Kinda disappointed because I really like the smell of tea tree, hooray for peeps who dislike it. The thin and soft sheet is drenched in clear watery essence, so much so that I got essence all over my vanity AND there is still tons of essence left in the packet. I added it to the sheet mask halfway through to prolong the masking session.
The fit can be improved on. The holes are in the right place, they’re just a tad too small for me, hence the awkward smile. Adherence is great where my features are not pushing it outwards. I had this on for about 50 mins and I did not experience any kind of sensitivity.
My skin looks hydrated but not dewy, redness has been reduced overall and the pesky blemishes seemed to have gone down slightly, albeit still painful. Since I have combo dry skin, I had to add on a thicker moisturizer for sufficient hydration. This is great for oily skin peeps, troubled skin peeps and all peeps in the summer.
Below is a side by side comparison of the before and after pictures.
For the relatively low price and okay results, I would recommend this to beginners at masking or people who just have tiny blemishes here and there. This will not be able to address cystic acne. Check out more Etude House reviews here.