Review: Annie’s Way Calendula Softening Jelly Mask ★★★★★
I’m sure everyone has tried or at least heard of this by now. Annie’s Way is famous for their jelly masks and silk masks. The popular ones are honey, rose, hyaluronic acid, snail, and calendula. I was completely taken aback when I found out there are other variants like aloe, red wine, lavender (woot woot!), charcoal, and Q10! I’m now on a mission to try em’ all!
Annie’s Way Calendula Softening Jelly Mask claims to soothe and soften skin with its moisture-rich formula packed with natural calendula extract. Other natural extracts from chamomile, licorice, and elderberry make this a sensitive-skin-friendly treat that provides immediate relief from irritation and redness, leaving skin comfortable and relaxed.
Calendula extract is an anti-inflammatory flower that works to soothe and repair cracked and red skin
Chamomile extract is an anti-inflammatory flower that reduces skin irritants by neutralizing free radicals
Elderberry extract is a skin-soothing ingredient that is naturally anti-bacterial (great for acne!) and anti-inflammatory (calms down redness)
Licorice extract naturally brightens the skin and evens out skin tone
Hyaluronic Acid is naturally present in skin and retains skin moisture levels 1000 times its weight
My skin is very irritated and dry today. It is also slightly congested. I’ve cleansed, toned, and exfoliated my skin. Find out how I normally prep my skin for masking.
These jelly masks come in either 250ml tubs or 40ml sachets. After testing out a handful or variants, I prefer them to come in sachets for one-time use since they expire 3 months upon opening. On the other hand, the tubs come with their signature giant spatula, which I find really handy for spreading out all kinds of wash-off masks.
With the giant spatula, I spread a really thick layer of jelly all over my face as per the instructions. Doing so will use up the entire sachet. I enjoyed the faint floral fragrance.
There was a nice cooling sensation upon application. Despite spreading on a thick layer, the jelly did not drip at all, thanks to its thick viscosity.
After 15 mins, I scraped off the excess with the giant spatula, then rinsed off the remaining jelly. Rinsing off can be a challenge, I find myself splashing and rubbing my skin more.
My skin felt a little tight after rinsing, but it wasn’t as tight as right after my usual cleansing. My skin looked very bright and devoid of color! Redness, PIE, PIH were completely gone. Skin felt soft and plump. The hydration level was insufficient for my skin type so I layered on a moisturizer.
Below is a side by side comparison of the before and after pictures.
I’m very impressed with this! This variant is currently my favorite along with the rose jelly mask. They are affordable and effective, I highly recommend it for all skin types! Check out more Annie’s Way reviews here.