Mamonde’s Petal Purifying Bubble Mask is a chiffon-textured, wash-off face clay mask that transforms into a bubble mask. It claims to be able to give skin a rose-kissed glow in just 60 seconds! Formulated with real rose petals, this mask moisturizes while helping to improve skin that’s been exhausted from environmental factors. Rose is known for its hydrating and soothing properties and exquisite scent.
About the brand: Through years of loving research, Mamonde has discovered and captured the vital secrets of flowers. Precious ingredients are extracted using a proprietary low-temperature, ultra-high-pressure technology to maximize their many benefits.
Instructions: After cleansing and prepping, apply a thick layer of mask over face, avoiding the eye and lip areas. Cushiony micro-bubbles will start to form. Leave on 1-2 minutes. To remove, massage and rinse with lukewarm water. After use, close the inner cap tightly to prevent contact with air. Store with outer cap closed. The amount of bubbles may vary according to storage conditions, amount of use, environment and skin temperature but the mask isequally effective.
100 g of product came in a pretty pink plastic jar with a screw-on cap. Along with it also came a spatula and an inner lid.
Upon opening the jar, I was greeted with a foil seal. Since the product reacts quickly to air, it makes sense to factory-seal it until the consumer decides to use it. The inner lid is provided to give the highly reactive product in the jar extra protection from the outside air once the seal is broken. I think it’s very thoughtful of the company to actually think about properly storing the product.
The clay mask gave off a pleasant rose fragrance which reminded me of the rose toner from the same brand. Some people might find this too strong for their liking. Sporting a pretty pink color, the mask has a creamy and buttery texture, which does not require any effort to scoop.
Thanks to its creamy nature, it’s really easy to spread on the skin as well. I’m guessing the darker colored specks are the rose petals. The specks are so fine that I did not feel any texture from it at all.
The clay mask started to bubble immediately upon application to my skin. I did not have time to take a picture of it without bubbles. The surface of the product in the jar had also started to bubble. I had to quickly replace the inner lid and screw on the out lid really tight to prevent it from bubbling some more.
My skin is feeling a tad dry today, not too bad. I’m also sporting some fresh white heads on my cheeks and sides of my mouth. I’ve cleansed and lightly toned my skin. Find out how I normally prep my skin for masking.
To avoid letting the clay mask be exposed to air, I scooped an approximate amount of it onto the back of my hand and replace the lids immediately. I then applied the mask onto my face with my fingers. To get this amount of coverage, I used quite a lot of product. About one fifth of the container is gone.
Even before I could finish applying the mask to my entire face, the mask had started bubbling. I could hear it crackling and was reminded of Pop Rocks candy. There was no tickling sensation nor sensitivities. This was such a relief because I’ve encountered bubbling masks in the past that were so potent it irritated my skin badly.
After a couple of minutes, it was still making crackling noises. I was supposed to rinse it off at this point but for experiment’s sake, I decided to keep it on for another 5 mins. To my dismay, things started to fall off from my face and onto my shirt! Upon closer inspection, they were actually chunks of dried up foam! I ran to the bathroom with my hands forming a basin under my face to prevent getting crumbs all over the place.
When the mask touched water, it started to emulsify and turn into a slippery white lotion, like a cross between a foamy and cream cleanser. It took quite a number of splashes and massaging to get the completely rinse the mask off.
Immediately, my skin felt squeaky clean and smooth to the touch. It started to get dry and stretchy, I had to quickly follow up with a hydrating toner and moisturizer. I also noticed my pores looking smaller and cleaner. The white heads had surfaced and were tempting me to pick at them. There was also an increased radiance to my skin, it did not seem as dull as before.
Below is a side by side comparison of the before and after pictures.
The idea of a one minute mask is definitely tempting. I was skeptical as to whether I’ll see any results from masking for a mere minute. But I was surprised and pretty impressed with this product. This is definitely not a hydrating mask as claimed, more of a pore care product which I think oily skin types and people with busy schedules will really benefit from daily use. This product is gentle enough for non-oily skin types, even sensitive skin, to use twice a week. Check out more Mamonde reviews here.