Quite often I walk around OliveYoung, one of the biggest drugstore chains in Korea, liking the variety of sheet masks available; but more often than not I don’t appreciate the prices of most items (if you know what I mean). This Abib Mild Acidic pH sheet mask, honey fit version, caught my eye due to it’s transparent packaging and appealed to me with its name: hoping it would be generous treat for my skin. These masks are designed to match the natural pH levels of people with healthy skin, enabling gentle hydration and absorbtion without disturbing skin’s pH balance of between pH 5.5~6.2.
You may question why do we need to be conscious of maintaining skin’s neutral pH level. Well as straightforward and plain stating as it is, acidic ingredients which tend to be in face cleansers for effectively removing stubborn impurities can cause numerous frequent break-outs to dehydration of the Epidermis. So ideally a product as such as this face mask, should be something we should reach for regularly to counteract the negative effects of using skincare that has a higher concentration of acid than this sheet mask itself.
Among all the honey masks I have ever used, this seems to contain the highest concentration of honey; thus smelling exactly a like the ‘real thing’. Of course it does have a tacky texture as that is the natural state of honey, yet not to a bothering degree. The fit wasn’t too bad neither!
Water, Glycerin, Polyglycerin-3, Butylene Glycol, Dipropylene Glycol, Honey Extract(1,000 ppm), Melia Azadirachta Flower Extract, Aureobasidium Pullulans Ferment, Melia Azadirachta Leaf Extract, Curcuma Longa (Turmeric) Root Extract, Ocimum Sanctum Leaf Extract, Althaea Rosea Flower Extract, Propolis Extract, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Extract, Royal Jelly Extract, Corallina Officinalis Extract, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Fruit Extract, Leucojum Aestivum Bulb Extract, Betaine, Hydroxyacetophenone, Choleth-24, Allantoin, Tromethamine, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, 1,2-Hexanediol, Panthenol, Dextrin, Maltodextrin, Carbomer, Caffeine, Xanthan Gum, Disodium EDTA, Fragrance (Parfum).
This mask is made from a unique fabric created by combining bamboo and Albumin (egg whites). If you are familiar with homemade or natural skincare remedies, you will know that egg whites can tighten enlarged pores and improve skin’s elasticity. A generous 30ml of ampoule is used in a single sheet mask, with the aim to give you clear skin plus of course intense hydration.
Whenever I use honey based skincare I get some breakouts: using this Abib sheet mask was no exception from that. A few spots aside, overall my experience with this mask proved to be more beneficial than not. My skin looked dewy for a good few days, and felt bouncier as if the hydration had penetrated deeper than the just the outer surface of my skin. I don’t think this is a daily mask for me as the ingredients are rich, but usage once of twice a week would be ideal for all skin types if you use more simplistic sheet masks on days in between.
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