Yadah Soothing Jelly Pack claims to instantly and rapidly soothe and hydrate flushed skin with Opuntia Ficus-Indica Extract (5,000ppm), Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Green Tea Extract, and Bamboo Extract. For a soothing sheet mask targeted at irritated skin, I’m surprised to find that it includes potentially-sensitizing ingredients like potassium hydroxide and fragrance.
My skin is feeling normal to oily as the days get hotter. Due to hormonal fluctuations and the bad air quality in the bay area, my skin is experiencing an overall sensitivity and also sprouting a few red, itchy spots. I’ve cleansed and toned my skin. Find out how I normally prep my skin for masking.
Out of the packet, I detected a faint floral scent. The colorless jelly essence was dense and in abundance. There was about 2 palm fulls left in the packet after removing the sheet mask. I applied a layer on my face prior to masking, the rest went on my neck, chest, and body. There was an immediate but short-lived cooling sensation, which brought much-needed relief to my flushed skin.
The natural cotton material looked like bandage gauze, it had medium thickness, felt stiff, and had a yellowish tint. It did not come with a backing but did not prove to be a challenge to unfold and apply. The one annoying thing about jelly masks is how unevenly it coats the sheet.
Fit was great! The sheet was large enough to cover my entire face with some extra material to spare. The holes were aligned with my features and were of the right size, but I think it could be a tad bigger.
Adherence was unsatisfactory. It did not fall off or slip down my face, but there were lots of lifted material around the edges. Air bubbles were also easily introduced underneath the sheet.
I took the mask off after 25 mins, it was starting to dry out and had sporadic white patches.
Massaging in the thick viscous jelly took a long time. Finish was dewy and tacky at first, but dried down to a matte and non-tacky finish after 15 mins.
My skin felt nicely hydrated and moisturized. It was the perfect balance for my combo skin in this warm weather. Oily skin types might enjoy this too. Dry skin will find the moisture levels insufficient.
The hydration did not last the whole day. Halfway through, my skin started to feel tight and dry so I re-hydrated it with a moisturizer.
My skin looked very plump and smooth. But for a soothing mask, the redness-reducing effects were just mediocre. There was no brightening effects to speak of.
Below is a side by side comparison of the before and after pictures.
This was just a mediocre mask. Next to it’s ginseng sister, this one pales in comparison. I gave it points for its affordability and immediate relief to my skin. Check out more Yadah reviews here.