Review: Moonlab Real Cooling Thermometer Mask Moisture Supply ★★★.☆
Moonlab Real Cooling Thermometer Mask Moisture Supply claims to cool down the skin temperature, relieve overheated and tired skin, and provide intensive hydrating benefits.
Snow lotus extract (Liquid ice) – this plant thrives in cold weather and relieves heat sensation and keeps skin cool by decreasing its temperature by 6.5°C.
Hyaluronic acid – restores the youthful glow and fullness of the skin with its ability to retain 1000 times its weight in water
Pseudoalteromonas Ferment Extract – soothe and calm stressed and dehydrated skin
Niacinamide – also known as Vitamin B3, it effectively repairs skin and increase skin hydration, brighten skin tone and improve skin texture
Ceramide NP – reinforces the natural water retention barrier in dry skin
Cactus Extract – rich in antioxidants, its improves skin elasticity and protects skin from free radical damage
Allantoin – soothing and restores skin
Oenothera Biennis (Evening Primrose) Flower Extract – soothes dryness and nourishes skin with essential fatty acids
Does not contain pheoxyethanol
Aside from the fancy ingredients stated above, the mask also came with a special feature on the packaging. The “optimal application time sensor” (shown as a blue snowflake on the sheet mask packet) turns blue when the optimal targeted temperature of 15°C is met. To achieve this, simply stick the mask in the fridge prior to using. It’s optional but it’s still useful on a day when the skin really needs cooling down.
My skin is feeling very irritated especially around my left cheek where a couple of harmless whiteheads have evolved into painful cystic pimples. I’ve cleansed, toned, and exfoliated my skin. Find out how I normally prep my skin for masking.
The mask is a patented bio-cellulose sheet made from fermented natural coconut juice. It’s one of the thinnest bio-cellulose material I’ve ever come across. Good thing it came sandwiched between thick plastic and thick fabric backings. The best way to apply the mask is to remove the thick plastic backing first, then position and smooth the mask side on the face. While holding down one side of the bio-cellulose mask, gently peel off the thick fabric backing and adjust for fit.
Essence had a clear gel consistency and gave off a pretty strong fragrance which I thought had hints of clove in it. Despite containing only 25 ml of essence, there was enough leftover for my neck, arms and legs.
As with most thin and soft material, fit and adherence were amazing! It was super easy to manipulate the mask for fit and once it was on the skin, it didn’t budge.
Immediately, I felt a minty cool sensation. This lasted the entire 28 mins of wear time and by the end, I felt like the sensation got too much and felt kinda irritating and tingly.
The recommended wear time for this sheet mask is 10 – 30 mins. But I’d recommend cutting it short to a maximum of 15 – 20 mins. The material got thinner and melded into my skin the longer I wore it, so the removal process felt more like peeling my second skin off.
There was hardly any essence to pat in. While doing so, I noticed my skin feeling quite cool to the touch.
The amount of hydration was perfect. It was more akin to patting in 7 layers of hydrating toner. Finish was slightly tacky and looked silky.
I noticed a huge improvement to my skin texture. Pores were smaller, pitted scars were plumped, and fine lines were smoothed out. This did not surprise me as most hydrogel and bio-cellulose masks tend to give my skin this type of effect.
My skin was still looking red albeit no longer feeling irritated. I’m guessing it’s due to the prolonged minty cool sensation. Brightness and radiance were minimal.
Below is a side by side comparison of the before and after pictures.
This is an innovative mask and definitely more useful on a hot day rather than on days when skin is irritated. This is suitable for someone who has normal-dry skin with no sensitivity issues.