Review: Common Labs Ggultamin E Real Ampoule Mask ★★★★★
Common Lab’s multitasking mask works to rejuvenate dull, stressed skin. Step 1’s gentle peel pad delivers active ingredients without stripping, while Step 2’s cellulose sheet mask infused with a comforting jelly-like essence works to instantly brighten and hydrate all skin types.
Common Labs Ggultamin E Real Ampoule Mask is an ultra-gentle and refreshing 2-step ampoule mask pack that aims to help soothe, hydrate, and detoxify dry, irritated skin.
Tocopherol (a form of Vitamin E) – effective for healing wounds and is often used as an ointment; improves skin elasticity; maintain skin’s moisture levels
Honey & propolis – provide intense moisturization; soothing; antibacterial; anti-inflammatory
My skin is feeling slightly dry and very irritated today. I’ve cleansed my skin. Find out how I normally prep my skin for masking.
The first step consists of a cotton peel pad that gently exfoliates the skin and removes any residual dirt and dead skin cells, ensuring better absorption of the mask essence.. Unlike its siblings (Vitamin B and Vitamin C mask packs), this peel pad does not contain any chemical exfoliants. This variant also did not have a strong scent.
Step 1 Peel pad: Soft side
Step 1 Peel Pad: Bumpy side
Instead, their similarity lies in the peel pads. It’s larger than most cotton rounds and feels extremely soft. It also came with a “pocket” for my fingers, which made swiping over my skin really easy. One side was not as textured as the other.
Both sides felt very soft and smooth on my sensitive skin, there was no stinging sensation. After swiping this all over, avoiding the eye area, I gently tapped the essence into my skin. The essence dried down fast without tackiness, it also felt cooling on my skin.
It managed to remove some dust and lint bits off my skin despite having double cleansed.
The lyocell sheet (a form of rayon which consists of cellulose fibre) felt thin and soft. It came with a mesh backing and was drenched in essence. Unlike the Vitamin B and Vitamin C mask packs, the essence had more of a watery-gel consistency instead of a golden jelly essence. Another difference lies in the amount of essence in each packet. Vitamin E contains a mere 27 ml while Vitamin B and C contains a whopping 33 ml each. Needless to say, there was no essence left in the packet once the sheet mask is out. This variant also had a lighter floral scent.
Fit and adherence were amazing! It was mostly thanks to the softness of the lyocell sheet. It made manipulating for fit really easy and also conformed to the curves of my features. At one point in time I dropped something and bent over to retrieve it. The mask stayed put and clung on for its dear life before I noticed its existence.
I had lost track of time while I had this mask on. The lightness and softness of the mask made me easily forget that I was in the middle of a masking session. I had it on for 45 mins, it was still very damp.
There was lots of essence left to pat in. It took a good 10 mins of continuous massaging and patting before the essence absorbed and dried down to a silky and non-tacky finish. My skin felt deeply hydrated without a layer of icky film on top. I could add a moisturizer if I choose to and it would not feel too heavy. But I decided to leave it as I wanted to feel fresh in the day.
My skin tone looked even and bright. Any redness from skin irritations were completely eliminated. My skin felt soft, supple, and plump. So much so that my skin texture looked smooth, pitted scars were plumped up while pores were minimized. PIE and PIH were also significantly lightened.
Below is a side by side comparison of the before and after pictures.
This is one of those masks that I highly recommend to all skin types for all occasions. Its very affordable, effective, and easy to use. On days when I used this mask, I’ll head out without any foundation, just sun screen and glass skin. Do your skin a favor and buy these in bulk stat! Check out more Common Labs reviews here.