Just when I thought I’ve reached the sheet mask pinnacle of priciness with L’Herboflore Hyaluronic Acid Moisture Energy Biocellulose Mask, Erno Laszlo Soothe & Calm Hydrogel Mask comes along and knocks it out of the park at $16 a piece! Gulps!
This hydrogel mask claims to calm, smooth and even out sensitive skin. The hydrogel mask is made from an innovative-delivery material that bestows potent hydrating, anti-inflammatory actives deep into pores for a finish that positively gleams.
- Rose Oil refines skin texture while keeping moisture where it belongs; deep in your skin.
- Honeysuckle Extract evens your tone as it soothes and calms for extraordinary comfort.
- Skullcap Root, from the mint family, protects delicate skin and promotes cell renewal for vitality.
Water (Aqua/Eau), Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, Cetyl Ethylhexanoate, Chondrus Crispus Powder, Ceratonia Siliqua (Carob) Gum, Rosa Canina Fruit Oil, Glyceryl Stearate, Rosa Centifolia Flower Extract, Avena Sativa (Oat) Protein, Sophora Angustifolia Root Extract, Lonicera Japonica (Honeysuckle) Flower Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Prunus Persica (Peach) Leaf Extract, Ginkgo Biloba Leaf Extract, Scutellaria Baicalensis Root Extract, Sodium Polyacrylate, Hydrogenated Polydecene, Trideceth-6, Disodium EDTA, Parfum (Fragrance), Phenoxyethanol, CI 17200 (Red 33).
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.
Out of the oversized packaging, the juicy 2-piece hydrogel mask gave off a fresh rose fragrance which reminded me of Mamonde’s Rose Water Toner. Each of the hydrogel piece came sandwiched between a thick plastic and a thin paper backing. The hydrogel material felt thicker than most hydrogels I’ve tried, it also had a pretty pink tinge. Essence was a tacky and viscous watery-gel.
Upon close inspection, I noticed the hydrogel had a smooth side and a textured side. The instructions did not mention anything about which side should go on the skin so I placed the smoother side on my skin to prevent getting imprints from the texture.
Also, since the hydrogels were on the thicker side, I found application really easy even without the help of the backing. They do not curl up and stick onto themselves like thinner hydrogels tend to do.
Fit was mostly great except for the oblong nose flap. But I’d much rather prefer excess material than the lack of it. These 2-piece hydrogel masks usually give a great fit since they allow for customization. Adherence was great! The mask stayed put throughout the entire 30 mins of wear.
Upon removing the mask, the first thing I noticed was how bright my skin looked! PIE and overall redness were gone and PIH looked lighter. Skin texture looked smoother in the sense that fine lines were plumped and pore size looked smaller. While massaging in the moderate amount of essence left on my skin, I noticed how soft and smooth my skin felt. Hydration was also terrific! No need for an additional layer of moisturizer.
Below is a side by side comparison of the before and after pictures.
Honestly, I was skeptical about this mask at first, as I usually am with most pricey masks. I’ve always thought of a bell curve where masks that are too cheap or too pricey do not give as much returns as masks that are of average prices. However, this mask just disproved my belief by being amazing and being worth every penny! To avoid breaking the bank, I’d recommend only using this for special occasions. Check out more Erno Laszlo reviews here.
Go be beautiful!