I can’t believe I waited this long to try out the highly-raved A. by Bom Super Power Baby 2 Step Ultra Cool Leaf Mask. It has a very unique concept for a 2-step mask and here’s why.
This 2-step mask claims to provide hydration, soothing and cooling effects to the skin.
Step 1 contains 4 pieces of leaf-shaped patches soaked in essence that aims to take care of fine wrinkles and soothes skin. These patches go on the driest areas of the face in any arrangement that suits you. Key ingredients are lemon balm, peppermint leaf, and apple mint.
Step 2 contains a sheet mask that is meant to be placed on the skin, OVER the leaf patches. It aims to deliver moisture all around the face. The essence contains lime fruit extract, basil leaf extract, cactus fruit extract and lemon balm extract to provide cooling effect to the skin.
$6.99 for 2 sheets on Amazon.
A1 – Cool leaf patches:
Water, Methylpropanediol, Isopentyldiol, Agave Americana Stem Extract, Glycerin, Melissa Officinalis Flower/Leaf/Stem Water, Adansonia Digitata Pulp Extract, Althaea Rosea Flower Extract, Platycodon Grandiflorum Root Extract, Mentha Arvensis Leaf Extract, Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Sprout Extract, Cereus Grandiflorus (Cactus) Flower Extract, Mentha Rotundifolia Leaf Extract, PEG-450, Trehalose, Hydroxyacetophenone, Tromethamine, Allantoin, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Caprylyl Glycol, Adenosine, Ethylhexylglycerin, Butylene Glycol, Citric Acid, Carbomer, Xanthan Gum, Caffeine, Disodium EDTA, Phenoxyethanol, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate, Fragrance(Parfum)
A2 – Ultra cool leaf mask:
Water, Dipropylene Glycol, Agave Americana Stem Extract, Methylpropanediol, Melissa Officinalis Flower/Leaf/Stem Water, Clitoria Ternatea Flower Extract, Althaea Rosea Flower Extract, Monarda Didyma Leaf Extract, Ocimum Basilicum (Basil) Leaf Extract, Salvia Officinalis (Sage) Leaf Extract, Cereus Grandiflorus (Cactus) Flower Extract, Citrus Aurantifolia (Lime) Fruit Extract, Origanum Majorana Leaf Extract, Tagetes Erecta Flower Extract, Glycerin, Bis-PEG-18 Methyl Ether Dimethyl Silane, Diglycerin, Trehalose, Hydroxyacetophenone, Dimethicone, Tromethamine, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Allantoin, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Polyglyceryl-10 Stearate, Butylene Glycol, Maltodextrin, 1,2-Hexanediol, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Acacia Senegal Gum, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Ascorbic Acid, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Sodium Carbonate, Tocopherol, Citric Acid, Pentylene Glycol, Carbomer, Caffeine, Disodium EDTA, Phenoxyethanol, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate, Fragrance(Parfum)
My skin is slightly irritated and dry today. I’m also sporting a couple of PIHs. I’ve cleansed, toned, and exfoliated my skin. Find out how I normally prep my skin for masking.
How cute are these! They were soaked in tons of clear viscous essence and smelled perfumey in a pleasant sort of way. 2 of the leaves were larger and 2 were smaller. They were wrapped in a netted backing to prevent tears, and felt papery and stiff.
Now you can tell where my problem areas were. My forehead and inner cheeks are the driest parts of my face and they get wrinkles easily. The leaves had a cooling sensation at first but warmed up by my skin in a mere 10-15 secs. While placing these on my skin, I can’t help wondering if the green ink used is safe for my skin. I tend to avoid character masks because of the ink. Aside from that, they clung on really well to my skin despite being super juicy.
Again, the sheet mask gave off a fresh perfumey fragrance. The lyocell material felt stiff and had medium thickness. Lyocell is made from cellulose extracted from 100% natural wood, has great moisture retention properties, is hypoallergenic, and biodegradable.
Essence was a thick gel-jelly and completely drenched the sheet. I like that it stayed put the entire time without dripping everywhere.
Again, the cooling sensation lasted a mere 10-15 secs on me. this Fit was great! The holes were in the perfect size and positions. It was also long enough to cover my entire forehead and cup my chin, which is rare. Adherence was alright, air bubbles started appearing 10 mins into the session and fold lines refused to stay all the way flat.
I had this on for 30 mins, it was starting to show signs of drying out.
There were lots of essence to pat and massage in. Finish was dewy and tacky. My redness was completely eradicated! This was surprising because I did not feel any cooling sensation other than the initial 15 secs. I also found the concept a little confusing because as a cooling mask, this was meant to be used on a hot day, but the finish felt thick and stifling. Nevertheless, this performed great on me! Other than the lack of redness, my skin also felt extremely hydrated and looked moderately brighter. Pores were smaller too. I love the temporary glass skin effect!
Below is a side by side comparison of the before and after pictures.
Now I get why this mask has so much hype! I love it and will repurchase! Check out more A. by Bom reviews here.
$6.99 for 2 sheets on Amazon.
Go be beautiful!