SeaNtree Steam Essence Mask Sheet contains shea butter as the main ingredient to keep skin in a moist and smooth condition. A natural moisturizer, shea butter forms moisturizing film over the skin to equalize the oil and water content, thereby balancing it and giving it a glow. The essence of this mask is specially made using steam technology, that is, the intensive mixing of the ingredients by means of hot steam. This method produces an emulsion that has the ability to nourish and soften the skin and improve the complexion.
Key ingredients and benefits:
Panthenol accelerates tissue regeneration, reduces inflammation, stimulates accelerated healing of wounds and cracks.
Hyaluronic acid provides long-term and high-intensity skin hydration, protects against dehydration and the formation of premature wrinkles, stimulates cellular renewal, heals wounds and cracks.
Shea butter has a pronounced softening effect, accelerates wound healing, promotes faster restoration of the integrity of the skin, has a rejuvenating effect, reduces inflammation, does not clog pores.
This mask also includes some potentially sensitizing ingredients like mineral oil, alcohol, carbomer, and methylparaben. My sensitive skin did not flare up from using this mask but if you a have allergy to it, please avoid.
My skin is feeling pretty normal, sebum production wise. It’s redder than usual but no sensitivity. I’ve cleansed and toned my skin. Find out how I normally prep my skin for masking.
Out of the packet, I caught a strong fragrance that reminded me of a body wash. Essence was white and milky. After retrieving the sheet mask from the packet, there was enough leftover essence for my body.
The sheet was completely and evenly soaked with essence. It had a unique material that I’ve never felt before. The thinness and softness was almost silk-like, but it also had a little thickness to give me that plushy sensation. The first thought that came to my mind was “is it microfiber or cotton?”.
Fit was great! The sheet was wider than it was long, which resulted to excess material on the sides of my face. The holes were of a good size and were nicely positioned. There were also multiple cuts to allow adjustment for fit. A minor complaint was the size of the nose flap, the tip of my nose was not covered.
Adherence was great! Apart from the minor lifts from the fold lines, there was no air bubbles nor slippage. It clung on very well thanks to how soft the material was.
I took the mask off after 35 mins, it was still damp.
The remaining essence absorbed into my skin with moderate ease. There was a greasy/velvety finish and my skin looked dewy. I was reminded of Dr Jart’s Ceramidin Mask.
My skin had a medium-high amount of hydration and moisturization. I think it felt perfect on my combo skin, so much so that I didn’t require a moisturizer at all. It might be too greasy for oily skin but will be perfect on dry skin.
The greatest improvement I saw to my skin was the smoothness and plumpness of my complexion. Pores were visibly smaller and fine lines were reduced. My skin had that chok chok water bomb effect.
My skin also had lesser redness but I did not notice any improvement to the brightness. Visually, all I got was the reflective glow from the dewy finish.
Below is a side by side comparison of the before and after pictures.
Had I known how moisturizing this mask was going to be, I’d have layered on more watery product prior to using it on my dehydration-prone combo skin. Even then, my skin still looked and felt great after using this mask, like how healthy skin should be. It’s a pity I couldn’t find any places selling it in the US.