Review: JM Solution Honey Luminous Royal Propolis Mask ★★★★☆
JM Solution Honey Luminous Royal Propolis Mask contains propolis, green propolis, and royal jelly from honey to maximize the moisture and nutritional levels that go into dry and dehydrated skin.
Bees make propolis, which they use to glue the materials of their hives together, by mixing beeswax and other secretions with resins from the buds of conifer. Propolis has healing properties and can balance and soothe problematic skin. It has anti-bacterial effects and great anti-inflammatory agents.
Royal jelly is a gelatinous substance produced by honey bees to feed the queen bees and their young. It is an anti-aging, moisturizing, and healing nutrient.
My skin is feeling sensitive and even more prone to dehydration due to the colder temperatures. I’ve cleansed and toned my skin. Find out how I normally prep my skin for masking.
Out of the packet, I caught a moderately strong fragrance. The essence was runny and had a yellow tinge.
The natural cellulose mask sheet felt silky soft and thin. It came with a thick plastic backing to hold its shape. It’s also tinted yellow by the essence.
Fit was great because of the thin and soft silk-like sheet. I was able to easily manipulate it according to the undulations of my face. The overall sheet size was small may not be sufficient for wider face shapes.
Adherence was great too. The soaked sheet clung on for its dear life throughout the entire masking process.
I took the mask off after 30 mins, it was still surprisingly damp. Usually, thin sheets like this dry out very fast.
The remaining essence absorbed at normal speed, leaving behind a slightly tacky and slightly dewy finish. I felt a cool sensation as the essence absorbed and dried down.
My skin felt very hydrated and moisturized but not overly so. The levels were more like 50-50. On my combo skin, this still felt pretty comfortable, especially in the winter. I didn’t require a moisturizer over it. I think all skin types will also find this comfortable, though oily skin should only use this on cold winter nights with probably a gel moisturizer.
My skin looked plump and felt soft and bouncy. Skin texture also looked smooth with smaller pores and lesser fine lines.
My skin tone did look brighter and more even but the redness-reducing effects were just moderate. My skin felt less irritated but visibly, the redness was still there.
Below is a side by side comparison of the before and after pictures.
This mask would do great on someone who does not have redness or irritation as part of their skin issues. On my skin, the other aspects performed impressively and it would be unfair to rate it poorly. Check out more JM Solution reviews here.