I’ve finally tried out all 3 of Whamisa’s fermented hydrogel mask series! My favorite is the flowers & aloe variant.
The claims for all 3 types are the same: to help rehydrate and calm dry, depleted skin. It contains 95% organic ingredients, including tomato, apple, licorice, and banana, which are naturally fermented to preserve maximum efficacy.
The ingredient list looks stellar as it contains botanical extracts and botanical ferment filtrates from top to bottom! Fermented ingredients are very beneficial for the skin as the process breaks the ingredients down into smaller and more bio available components that may be more readily absorbed and utilized by skin. All the botanical ingredients in here are organically grown and eco-friendly! It is also free of parabens, mineral oils, synthetic dyes and fragrances. Perfect for my sensitive skin and inner tree hugger!
Water, Pyrus Malus (Apple) Fruit Extract, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Lactobacillus/Pyrus Malus (Apple) Fruit Ferment Filtrate, Lactobacillus/Actinidia Chinensis (Kiwi) Fruit Ferment Filtrate, Lactobacillus/Musa, Sapientum (Banana) Fruit Ferment Filtrate, Lactobacillus/Rubus Idaeus (Raspberry) Fruit Ferment Filtrate, Solanum Lycopersicum (Tomato) Fruit/leaf/stem Extract, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Aniba, Rosaeodora (Rosewood) Wood Oil, Citrus Nobilis (Mandarin Orange) Peel Oil, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Oil
My skin is slightly irritated and dry today. I’ve cleansed, toned, and exfoliated my skin. Find out how I normally prep my skin for masking.
The packaging is super interesting, it’s a flat, see-through container, not the usual foil packet. I had fun shaking it and watching the brownish jelly essence slide all over the place! The jelly-like essence smelled faintly herbal, very pleasant and fresh.
The hydrogel was so super thin! Thinnest I’ve ever seen! That said, it wasn’t difficult to unfold and place on the skin, thanks to the plastic sheet backing. Still, it was pretty slippery. There wasn’t much essence left in the packaging.
There was a minty cool sensation throughout, which felt super nice. Fit was alright, I wish it would cover my entire forehead instead of half. Adherence was great!
I had this on 40 mins, the hydrogel still felt damp but removing the pieces felt like I was peeling a second skin off. The hydrogels seemed to have thinned out at this point.
There was no essence left to pat in. The level of hydration felt perfect, not too greasy, not too dry. I still had to layer on a moisturizer to seal everything in. Finish was matte and non-tacky. Redness was reduced, I did not notice any brightening. However, there was a vast improvement to my skin texture. Pores were smaller and skin looked and felt smoother.
Below is a side by side comparison of the before and after pictures.
I’d reckon this is a great mask for normal-oily skin, hot weather and under makeup. I still prefer the flowers & aloe variant for my skin. Check out more Whamisa reviews here.