Review: Blithe Blue Zone Marine Intensive Mask Sea Cucumber ★★★★★

Blithe Blue Zone Marine Intensive Mask Sea Cucumber contains nutrient-rich marine extracts sourced from the waters around Jeju Island. This sheet mask claims to brighten skin, diminish visibility of dark spots while reducing inflammation.

Blithe Blue Zone Marine Intensive Mask Sea Cucumber is soaked with a cocktail of  marine extracts to gradually diminish visibility of blemishes, soothe inflammation and fade dark spots to restore skin’s youthful clarity and uniformity of tone. Glycerin then infuses skin with plumping moisture while the inclusion of niacinamide helps to inhibit synthesis of melanin and prevent the development of new brown patches.

Key ingredients:

  • Sea cucumber – known as ‘ginseng of the sea’, it’s rich in antioxidants and contains taurine and saponin to brighten skin
  • Niacinamide – inhibits synthesis of melanin and prevents the development of new brown patches
  • Allantoin – soothes skin

I’m loving how short the ingredients list is, only 15 items! However, it does contain potentially-sensitizing ingredients like carbomer and potassium hydroxide. Please beware if you’re sensitive to these ingredients. I may have sensitive skin but I’ve never had issues with these ingredients.

$5.59 at Shop Amabie.

Water, Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, 1,2-Hexanediol, Niacinamide, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Carbomer, Sea Cucumber Extract, Allantoin, Potassium Hydroxide, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Xanthan Gum, Disodium EDTA, Ethyl Ascorbyl ether, Pancratium maritimum (Sea Daffodil) Extract

Blithe Blue Zone Marine Intensive Mask Sea Cucumber
Before masking

My skin is feeling slightly dry and looking slightly red today, I’m not experiencing any sensitivities. I’ve cleansed, toned, and exfoliated my skin. Find out how I normally prep my skin for masking.

Blithe Blue Zone Marine Intensive Mask Sea Cucumber
Material

Out of the packet, I caught a strong cologne fragrance. The material felt thick and coarse and reminded me of a cotton bandage. It did not come with a backing but the sturdy material was such a breeze to unfold and apply. It was soaked in 25 ml of clear watery-gel essence.

Blithe Blue Zone Marine Intensive Mask Sea Cucumber
During masking

Fit was average. The sheet was wider than it was long, so that meant my forehead was partially uncovered and my chin barely cupped. There was also excess fabric on the sides which I had to fold down. I also found the material on the upper lip too long on me. My upper lip was partially covered throughout the masking session and it was pretty uncomfortable. I liked that it had multiple deep cuts to ease of manipulation.

Adherence was also average. It stayed put for the most part but fold lines refused to stay flat.

I took the mask off after 25 mins, the edges were starting to dry out.

Blithe Blue Zone Marine Intensive Mask Sea Cucumber

Blithe Blue Zone Marine Intensive Mask Sea Cucumber
After masking

Massaging in the leftover essence felt like I was massaging in a serum. It absorbed well and left behind a silky look with slight tackiness.

Considering how much I didn’t enjoy the masking process (strong scent, thick fabric), I was blown away by the results. My skin felt soft and perfectly hydrated to the point where moisturizer was not needed in the day. There was no greasy sensation sitting on top of my skin. Immediately, I noticed how bright and even-toned my skin looked. PIH and PIE were lightened and most of my redness was gone.

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

This is one of those sheet masks that I’d use on a day when I decide to go foundation-free. Highly recommended for all skin types!

$5.59 at Shop Amabie.

Go be beautiful!

Love,
Elaine

 

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