I always look forward to using Mediheal masks, they seldom disappoint me. I was a little confused by this mask at first. Is this a pop-the-capsule-into-the-packet mask reminiscent of Oozoo masks? Or is this is 2-step mask? If so, which goes first? Instructions are all in Korean so after some online sleuthing , the conclusion is: this is a 2-step mask where the sheet mask goes on first followed by the hyaluronic acid ampoule in the capsule.
This mask claims to reduce skin temperature by 4.7 degree Celsius. The back of the packaging states that this claim was backed up by a clinical trial consistenting 20 adults over a period of 7 days. It also claims to brighten, improve skin elasticity, and moisturize (these are expected since hyaluronic acid is the star ingredient). Another star ingredient is borage tree extract. It is able to eliminate skin irritation cased by chemical preservatives.
My skin is a slightly irritated and dry today. I’ve cleansed, toned, and exfoliated my skin. Find out how I normally prep my skin for masking.
This is a 2mm bio-cellulose sheet made by fermenting natural coconut juice. It has a fine mesh-like sheet similar to skin protein and contains plenty of moisture. It is also able to absorb fine dust from the skin and pores.
Out of the packet, this gave off a citrusy scent. The bio-cellulose mask came sandwiched between 2 thick fabric backings. The material reminds me of Leaders 7 Wonders coconut mask, though this felt thinner and softer.
Applying the mask wasn’t an issue, my main struggle was with adjusting the fit due to the nature of the material. I like that it was long enough to cup my entire chin, almost touching my neck. The deep cuts contributed to the great fit and adherence. I had this on for 25 mins, it was still slightly damp. Removing it felt like I was peeling skin off.
There wasn’t much essence left on my skin, it absorbed quickly after a few pats. My skin felt hydrated and soft, and looked poreless and bright! Redness was slightly reduced and fine lines were plumped.
Hyaluronic acid ampoule
Hyaluronic acid ampoule
Hyaluronic acid acts like a water tank in the skin that attracts moisture and supports collagen and elastin. It strengthens the skin barrier by increasing the moisture retention capabilities of the skin.
A drop of ampoule
Next, I popped open the capsule and started patting in the hyaluronic acid ampoule. This is a highly spreadable ampoule with a gloopy watery-gel consistency. It reminds me of Hada Labo’s Hyaluronic Acid Toner. It also had a watery scent and sank in very easily.
Half a capsule gave me enough for 3 layers. I stopped at 3 because it started to pill ever so slightly! So I waited 5 mins for it to calm the f down before layering on a sunscreen. Thankfully it stopped pilling. I did not feel a reduction in temperature.
Below is a side by side comparison of the before and after pictures.
Aside from the pilling, I love the material and the effects that this mask gave me. I’d recommend it for all skin types. Find more reviews of Mediheal masks here.