Review: Clabiane PGA Aqua Mask ★★★★☆

Clabiane is a Korean dermatologist brand that specializes in making products meant for laser and post-laser treatments. They are currently being prescribed at Seoul Asan Hospital.

This mask claims to provide intensive hydration and brightening. Notable ingredients are PGA (y-Polyglutamic acid), EGF (Epidermal Growth Factor), ceramide-3, portulaca extract, and camellia oil. I’m a little surprised to see fragrance listed as one of the ingredients, albeit it’s the last one.

PGA is a water binding ingredient that claims to be more effective than hyaluronic acid. Ceramides are waxy substances found in the membranes of skin cells in all 4 layers of the epidermis. They reduce infection and help to retain the skin’s moisture. EGF is a low-molecular-weight polypeptide that that stimulates cell growth and proliferation

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Water, Glycerin, Niacinamide, Butylene Glycol, Glycereth-26, PEG-100 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, PEG-32, Citrus Paradisi (Grapefruit) Fruit Extract, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Carbomer, Portulaca Oleracea Extract, Betaine, Polyglutamic Acid (1000ppm), Beta-Glucan, Ceramide 3 (CeramideNP), Potassium Hydroxide, Disodium EDTA, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Camellia Japonica Seed Oil, Acetyl Hexapeptide-8, Copper Tripeptide-1, Sodium Hyaluronate, Adenosine, Fragrance

Clabiane PGA Aqua Mask
Before masking

My skin is featuring some redness and a few post acne marks that need fading. I’ve cleansed, toned, and exfoliated my skin. Find out how I normally prep my skin for masking.

Clabiane PGA Aqua Mask
Material

Out of the packet, I detected a clean scent. Essence felt watery and drippy. The 100% pure cotton sheet felt kinda thick and stiff.

Clabiane PGA Aqua Mask
During masking

Fit was great! Adherence was alright. Air bubbles started surfacing throughout the wear and material was detached from the chin. I had this on for 30 min, it was starting to dry out.

Clabiane PGA Aqua Mask

Clabiane PGA Aqua Mask
After masking

There were not much essence left to pat in. Finish was matte and not tacky. My skin felt adequately hydrated and soft. I see the most improvement in brightening and redness reduction. My skin looked so even toned and bright that my dark circles became even more obvious. PIE were also lightened. My epidermis also felt a little thicker (?), if you have a damaged skin barrier, you’ll know what I mean. Layering a hydrating sunblock over this felt perfect on my skin.

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

Oily skin folks will find this more suitable for night use. Glad to have a backup of this for days when my skin is extra irritated!

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Go be beautiful!

Love,
Elaine

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