Review: MD’s Pick A.C Clarifying Water Rubber Mask ★★★★.☆
The concept of modeling or “rubber” masks isn’t foreign by now, they are ubiquitous and nearly everyone who knows a thing or two about skincare is sure to have used one at some point. They are a step-up from regular sheet masks and have a gooey consistency. This allows the user to apply the mask according to their face shapes and sizes, hence getting the best fit and adherence. The concept behind these “rubber” masks is to create a seal between your skin and the mask, thus preventing moisture loss and allowing the nutrients to be delivered efficiently into the skin.
MD’s Pick Water Rubber Masks come in 5 variants:
Blue: Aqua Moist Water Rubber Mask (Hydration)
Green: Clarifying Water Rubber Mask (Pore care)
Red: Goji Water Rubber Mask (Calming)
Gold: Lux Gold Water Rubber Mask (Anti-aging)
White: Pearl Brightening Water Rubber Mask (Brightening)
MD’s Pick A.C Clarifying Water Rubber Mask contains calming and soothing tea tree, rosemary, and camellia extracts to gently reduce irritation while fortifying skin with antioxidants. The set comes with a 50 g packet of mask base, a 5g sachet of snow melting powder, a wooden spatula, and a mixing tray.
Each MD’s Pick Modeling Rubber Mask begins with an alginate base infused with brightening licorice extract, soothing centella extract, and revitalizing ginger extract. When mixed with the treatment powder, a comforting and soothing gel envelopes skin in hydration. Renowned for its high antioxidant levels, goji berry extract is infused into this mask to revitalize and protect skin while hyaluronic acid hydrates skin. Formulated without parabens and mineral oils.
My skin is feeling dehydrated today. There are also a couple of healing pimples along my jawline and outer cheek that look like brown spots. I’ve cleansed, exfoliated, and toned my skin. Find out how I normally prep my skin for masking.
I have a love-hate sentiment about modeling masks sets that come with disposable spatula and mixing tray. On one hand it’s really convenient to have but on the other hand it’s not environmentally-friendly.
The mask base squeezed out very easily and was pretty much scentless. The fine green powder, on the other hand, gave off a light menthol scent. However, the powder was so fine that it kicked off a cloud of green dust the moment I started mixing. Good thing I wasn’t looking straight at it or it would gone into my eyes.
It was really easy to get them to mix evenly. Just a few quick stirs and it turned into a homogeneous green slime. There was no way to tell that they were made up of 2 different materials. It wasn’t giving off any significant scent.
I’ve always found the application of modeling masks very challenging. Pressing too hard would not get a thick enough layer on my face while pressing too soft doesn’t spread it well.
That aside, I really enjoyed the cooling sensation on my irritated skin the moment the mask touched my face. There was more than enough product for a thick and even layer. Unlike Shangpree Green Modeling Mask, this wasn’t as drippy and I was able to complete the application and lay down before the drips occur.
I laid down for the first 10 mins to let the mask set so it doesn’t continue to flow downwards. The cooling sensation sustained throughout the entire hour of masking. The mask has set but it still felt moist to the touch.
Nudging the edges allowed me to slip a finger under the mask and lift the whole thing up. It came off very easily in one piece.
There was hardly any essence left to pat in. Finish was slightly tacky and looked dewy, which I found strange for a clarifying type mask since most acne-prone skin are also oily.
My skin felt very hydrated and looked amazing! Skin tone was even and radiant, and redness was completely gone. I think it did a great job at improving my skin texture. Pores were looking smaller, fine lines and pitted scars were plumped, creating a smooth complexion. I felt so refreshed and so elated to look like I was born with such amazing skin.
Below is a side by side comparison of the before and after pictures.
This modeling mask was really effective on my skin. I like both the Goji variant and this one just the same. The Goji variant gave me a brighter and calmer complexion but this Clarifying one is more hydrating. Still, both cannot be compared to Shangpree when it comes to quality. Nevertheless, they are still pretty amazing and serve as a more affordable and value-for-money alternative. Check out more MD’s Pick reviews here.