Review: Pure Smile Green Tea Essence Facial Mask ★★★★☆
This mask claims to moisturize and brighten with green tea extract, arbutin, sodium hyaluronate, and hydrolyzed collagen. It also calms, soothes, and help to get rid of yellowish tones.
I’m particularly annoyed by the lack of expiry date on the Japanese sheet masks. There are numbers embossed where expiry dates should be, but HELLO, I ain’t got time to play hard to get with encrypted expiry dates! So to be on the safe side, I always assume they’re expiring within the year. Aside from that, I love Japanese sheet masks for their effectiveness!
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.
Out of the packet, I caught a faint clean scent. If I focus really hard, I’ll catch whiffs of green tea. Material was kinda thick and stiff, and doesn’t seem as juicy as most masks. Essence was runny and clear.
Fit was great thanks to the multiple deep cuts. I’ve also had t fold down the sides to avoid nourishing my hair and scalp. Eye flaps are always a bonus. However, adherence was meh due to the stiffer nature of cotton masks. I had this on for 25 mins, it was starting to dry out.
Essence absorbed after a few quick pats. Finish was silky and not tacky. My skin felt moderately hydrated and looked alot less red. There was no brightening effect but my skin looked radiant. I sealed in all that goodness with a moisturizer, perfect for my dehydrated skin type.
Below is a side by side comparison of the before and after pictures.
This is a great one for oily skin types, not so much for drier skin types. I also like how affordable this is!