This jelly mask is Glow Recipe’s inaugural house branded sheet mask featuring a blend of watermelon extract and natto gum. It contains amino-acid, hyaluronic acid, and centella asiatica to hydrate and soothe the skin. Free of synthetic dyes, the Jelly Sheet Mask claims to instantly reveal a soft, smooth, glowing complexion.
My skin is feeling balanced and normal today. Redness and acne are at bay but it might not maintain for the weather is getting so hot. Hence this is a good day to be testing out a cooling and soothing mask. I’ve cleansed, exfoliated, and toned my skin. Find out how I normally prep my skin for masking.
According to Glow Recipe, the watermelon essence gives the jelly a naturally translucent pink hue that’s almost invisible on the skin, meaning you can mask anywhere, anytime without anyone knowing what you’re up to.
The jelly mask came in 2 pieces for the top and bottom of the face. Both came with a plastic backing to hold their shape and aid with application. There was a pleasant watermelon candy scent wafting from the sheets as I was placing them on my face.
Fit was great! Mostly due to the fact that the sheets were in 2 pieces. However, I found the forehead flap and the chin piece a tad too short. Half of my forehead was uncovered and my chin wasn’t covered all the way too. Usually, I’d ignore the fact that half of my forehead was uncovered. However, in this case where the mask is marketed as a soothing after sun care product, I expect it to be able to take care of the spot that the sun would hit first, which is my forehead. It was also a challenge to adjust or move the pieces once they are on my skin. They are so soft and thin that I broke a corner trying to move it upwards to cover more of my forehead.
Adherence was great for the upper piece but not for the bottom piece. The bottom piece was slowly sliding down and I had to remove it and place it back on my face since nudging upwards would cause it to break.
Throughout the entire masking process, my skin had a minty cool sensation. It was moderately mild and provided much relief to my skin on such a hot day. I removed the mask after 35 mins, it was still slightly damp.
The remaining essence patted in with ease. Finish was slightly tacky and slightly dewy.
My skin felt moderately hydrated and moisturized. Combo skin will not be requiring a moisturizer when used in the day, but will require a light moisturizer at night. Dry skin will definitely require a moisturizer over this while oily skin should only use this at night without a moisturizer.
My skin felt minty cool for an entire hour after masking. Skin texture looked smooth with smaller pores and lesser fine lines. There was a slight calming effect but no brightening effect.
Below is a side by side comparison of the before and after pictures.
I absolutely enjoyed this mask for the fun factor and minty cool sensation even if the fit was a little problematic. This mask is still a tad pricey and I would only use it during an emergency after long hours of exposure under the sun.