Review: Philos PQ10 Hydro Gold Mask ★★★★★

This is a natural mask that fights against skin oxidation and aging, and leaves skin firm, conditioned and refined. It is a winner of Service Merit Medal of the Republic of Korea. I’m just really excited to be using a hydrogel gold mask!

Containing high-purity ingredients, the notable one are: NanoCoQ10, colloidal gold, snail secretion filtrate, niacinamide and adenosine. These have antioxidant and anti-aging properties.

$9 at Cali-j.

Purified Water, Caprylyl Glycol/Caprylhydroxamic Acid/Glycerin, Chlorphenesin, Disodium EDTA, Ceratonia Siliqua Gum, Chondrus Crispus (Carrageenan), Cyamopsis Tetragonoloba (Guar) Gum, Agar, Potassium Chloride, Glucose, Glycerin, Sodium Hyaluronate, Butylene Glycol, PEG-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Leaf Extract, Dipropylene Glycol, Adenosin, Hydrolyzed Collagen, Caramel, Purified Water/ Butylene Glycol, Boswellia Serrata Extract, Pinus Radiata Bark Extract, Purified Water/Hydroxypropyl Cyclodextrin/Polysorbate 80, Ubiquinone (0.6mg), Snail Secretion Filtrate, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Tin Oxide, Titanium Dioxide, Iron Oxide Black (CI 77499), Niacinamide, Colloidal Gold (0.6mg), Fragrance


My skin is feeling pretty normal today, just slightly dry. I’ve already cleansed, toned and exfoliated my skin. Find out how I normally prep my skin for masking.


Out of the packet I detected a heavenly scent of grapefruit! It smells exactly like my pink grapefruit body sorbet from The Body Shop! This 2-piece gold hydrogel was sandwiched between 2 plastic backings.

Despite how thin the material was, thinner than most hydrogels I’ve tried, it was still pretty easy to unfold and apply. The 3 extra little bits went on my wrist (oven burn) and knees (scrapes).


Fitted like second skin! Adherence was amazing! The bottom piece didn’t slide down like other hydrogels I’ve tried. The masking session lasted an hour, I was reluctant to take it off. The hydrogel is still plenty damp, it doesn’t seem to be able to dry out. Water retention was awesome!

Philos PQ10 Hydro Gold Mask
After masking

My skin felt and looked amazing! It was hydrated, albeit a little sticky, glowy, even and alot less red. What surprised me most was the improvement to my skin texture, which is my most problematic area. Pore size was reduced and pitted scars were plumped up to create a smooth surface!

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

Reasonable price for an excellent quality mask! I’d totally repurchase!

$9 at Cali-j.

Go be beautiful!