Review: 3CE Back to Baby Mask – Nourishing Special ★★☆☆☆


3CE Back to Baby Mask – Nourishing Special is a 2-step mask that claims to give radiant and hydrated skin. It focuses on nutrient-dense hydration for a lustrous complexion.

The first step features a “Glow Essence” that quenches and nourishes chapped flakey skin with a blend of olive oil, macadamia seed oil, and camellia oil to create a protection barrier.

The second step contains a creamy sheet mask that traps moisture, leaving skin supple and dewy. It contains low molecular weight hyaluronic acid and NMF (natural moisturizing factor) to hydrate and wrap skin with a dewy layer of moisture.

$16 for a box of 3 on Stylenanda.

Step 1: Glow essence stick
Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Macadamia Integrifolia Seed Oil, Camellia Japonica Seed Oil, Glyceryl Caprylate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Tocopherol, Fragrance(Parfum)

Step 2: Nourishing cream mask
Water, Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, PEG-450, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Oil, Althaea Rosea Flower Extract, Phenyl Trimethicone, Glyceryl Stearate, Hydroxyacetophenone, Allantoin, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium AcryloyldimethylTaurate Copolymer, Tromethamine, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Silica, Sodium Hyaluronate, Phospholipids, Ceramide NP, 1,2-Hexanediol, Cholesterol, Arginine, Phytosterols, Cetearyl Alcohol, Caffeine, Carbomer, Xanthan Gum, Disodium EDTA, Phenoxyethanol, Fragrance(Parfum), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Mica (CI 77019)

3CE Back to Baby Mask - Nourishing Special
Before masking

My skin is feeling a tad dry today, not too bad. I’ve cleansed and exfoliated my skin. Find out how I normally prep my skin for masking.

Step 1: Glow essence stick

The top half of the packaging contained a giant cotton swab soaked in clear runny essence. The consistency, texture, and scent of the essence reminded me of dry baby oil.

3CE Back to Baby Mask - Nourishing Special
Step 1: Glow essence stick

It was pretty easy to get the essence all over my face, thanks to the ample amount of surface area of the cotton swab. The swab felt soft and smooth against my skin. However, the dry oil seemed to sit on top of my skin, creating a slight icky feeling. The tightening sensation from cleansing my skin was still there, this dry oil did nothing to relieve the sensation like a regular toner would. If you zoom into this picture, you might be able to see some fine lines around my inner cheek, next to my nostril. This was due to the tightening effect post-cleansing.

Step 2: Nourishing cream mask

Out of the packet, the mask gave off a subtle clean fragrance, which was a good thing as the fragrance of the essence was somewhat too strong for my liking.

Essence had a milky cream consistency. As such, the microfiber mask was unevenly coated with essence, so I manually spread it around after fumbling with the unfolding.

3CE Back to Baby Mask - Nourishing Special
During masking

Fit was great on me, but the outer perimeters of my cheeks , near my ears, were left exposed. So I don’t think this will fit wider face shapes.

Adherence was great, as with most microfiber masks.

I took the mask off after 30 mins, it was still very damp. My skin was starting to heat up, which reminded me of my experience with foil masks.

3CE Back to Baby Mask - Nourishing Special

3CE Back to Baby Mask - Nourishing Special
After masking

There was lots of essence to massage in, mainly a mixture of oil and cream. It left behind a greasy film on top of my skin. Despite that, my skin still felt dry, I think my skin is unable to absorb it. Finish looked very dewy. There were no calming nor brightening effects observed. I eventually wiped down my skin with a toner-soaked cotton pad, the layer of grease felt too suffocating on my skin.

Below is a side by side comparison of the before and after pictures.


This is a great mask for very dry skin types, anything else, it might just feel icky.

$16 for a box of 3 on Stylenanda.

Go be beautiful!




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