Neogence specializes in medical beauty and originated from Taiwan in 2005. With a research team consists of professional dermatologists, it offers a series of products in accordance with weaknesses of Asian skin and climate. I personally have never heard of them, hence the curiosity.
This mask contains 30ml of essence, more than the typical sheet masks. It claims to intensively moisturize, restore elasticity, and prevent dryness with ceramide and squalene. From the ingredient list, it looks like the preservative Phenoxyethanol is ranked pretty high up, followed by fragrance and another preservative Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate. Key ingredients like hyaluronic acid and ceramide are listed pretty far below, just above another preservative, carbomer. Seems like there are lots of preservatives present in this one, please take note if you are sensitive to these ingredients.
My skin is feeling a very dry today and I’m still battling two gigantic pimples this week. They are on the way to recovery but they are still huge and bumpy. I’ve already cleansed, toned and exfoliated my skin. Find out how I normally prep my skin for masking.
The material felt like thick cotton, and it is pretty soft. Good thing it came with a backing or I would’ve torn it. There is no strong scent, just a light fragrance.
Fit was great but adherence was meh. From the picture above, I’ve just slapped the mask on and look at how it’s threatening to come off around my nose and chin areas. Plus, the nose flap was too short to cover my entire nose. I know it’s not my issue because most sheet masks are able to cover all the way to the tip of my nose. I had this on for about 40 mins, it was starting to dry out.
After patting the essence in, my skin felt hydrated. But that’s about it. There were no other improvements. The hydrating effect did not even last the whole day, I was dry again 4 hours later. I’m guessing the ratio of preservatives to moisturizers may be too much, hence the lack of long-term effects.
Below is a side by side comparison of the before and after pictures.
This will probably be good for oily skin peeps or peeps living in hotter countries. I personally would not be repurchasing this for my combo dry skin. Check out more reviews of Neogence sheet masks here.