Review: L’Herboflore Sweety Black Tea Balancing Mask ★★★★☆
L’Herboflore Sweety Black Tea Balancing Mask aims to purify and restore oil-water balance in the skin. It is formulated with black tea extract and yeast extract via multiple fermentation process. It promises to brighten and rejuvenate skin and improve skin dullness. Horse chestnut and white willow extracts are also present to maintain the balance between oil and water to tighten, soften and refresh skin.
Can we take a moment to marvel at how cute the packaging is?
My skin is feeling very dry around the cheeks and very greasy around my nose and chin. No thanks to late night drinking. I’ve cleansed, toned, and exfoliated my skin. Find out how I normally prep my skin for masking.
Out of the packet, I caught a faint alcohol scent. The soft sheet felt like it had a medium thickness and made of a pulpy material. It came with a thick plastic backing to hold its shape. The brownish sheet was drenched in clear, runny essence so expect drips on the vanity. There were lots of essence left in the packet, which was not surprising considering there was 30 ml of it.
Despite the stiffness of the mask, it was very pliable. It gave me a great fit and covered where it needs to cover with holes being wide enough not to irritate my senses.
Adherence was just average. Air bubbles surfaced throughout the whole masking process and the edges refused to stay down.
I took the mask off after 30 mins, it was still damp.
There were lots of essence to pat in. It absorbed and dried down quickly, leaving behind a semi-matte and non-tacky finish.
Immediately, I noticed how bright my skin looked. Redness, PIE, PIH were mostly gone. However, the amount of hydration wasn’t nearly sufficient on my combo skin type, especially during the winter. Oily skin types and people living in warmer climates might enjoy this more.
Below is a side by side comparison of the before and after pictures.
Despite the insufficient hydration, I still think it is an impressive mask. I will definitely bring this with me on trips to Singapore. Check out more L’Herboflore reviews here.