Mirae Steam Cream Mask is a dual-functional Taiwanese product that utilizes the latest steam-based technology from Korea. A water mask that’s a light as a feather, this product can be used in 2 different ways:
Day time: Use after a toner as a moisturizing gel. for best results. Massage or pat with fingertips until fully absorbed.
Evening time: Use at the last step of your skincare regimen like a sleeping mask. Apply a thin layer all over face. No need to rinse off.
This gel-based moisturizing mask is non-greasy, non-comedogenic and absorbs instantly into skin, giving a natural, hydrated glow. With 100% natural moisturizing ingredients, this is also suitable for sensitive skin.
ceramide: locks in moisture and protects skin from the environment
hyaluronic acid: provides deep hydrating moisture; softens and plumps skin
squalane: is a natural antioxidant; moisturizes and aids in the absorption of other beneficial ingredients
The outer packaging is a basic blue and white cardboard box with the essential information listed in Mandarin. You can find more information in English here.
100 ml of product came in a sturdy white plastic tub with a blue screw-on cap. Remove that and be greeted with an inner lid, which is necessary for keeping the product fresh by minimizing the product’s contact with air. The included spatula comes in handy due to the unique texture. I will elaborate in a bit.
I was surprised to see a gel product in a pretty shade of aquamarine. The name “Steam Cream” had me thinking this would be a white cream.
I found out that this is not just another gel product when I dipped the spatula in the tub. Unlike other gels, this one has more of a bouncy texture and is jello-like.
Another thing I noticed is the pudding-like consistency.
It returns to the shape of the container after a couple of seconds. It was so fun to play with! Like I’m digging into a new product every time!
This cooling gel product melts into water upon contact with my skin. Then it quickly gets absorbed, leaving behind a dewy and ever-so-slightly tacky finish. Most importantly, it is not greasy. It then dries down, leaving my skin feeling bouncy and chok chok full of water.
I’ve been testing this for 2.5 weeks both as a gel moisturizer and as a sleeping mask. I prefer using this as a gel moisturizer due to its lightweight consistency and ability to absorb quickly into the skin and thus refresh it. As a sleeping mask, it got kinda messy and sticky as it was having a hard time trying to get into my skin over those layers of skincare. However, if you’re someone who enjoys a sleeping mask with a gel consistency, this is perfect as a sealant over an evening sheet mask.
Regardless, my dehydration-prone skin loves both methods as it is able to get the water it so craves. The frequency of my skin feeling parched and tight has gone down, thanks to this product. Even as someone with combo skin, I foresee myself enjoying this more in the upcoming summer months.