Barulab, focus on “replenishing” skin rather than just hydrating and cleansing skin: two ways to achieve this is via their two main/most popular products, which both happen to be sheet masks. This review will detail everything from the ingredients to my experience of both sheet masks, along with the mention of my personal preference between them both.
Blue Aqua Mask
The Blue Aqua Mask is a multifunctional mask, claiming to benefit skin in 7 ways. These 7 features include: the infusion of Aqua serum, intense moisturising, water-light, skin glow, revitalising, water energy and hyaluronic complex.
Some notable ingredients include ginger, licorice, grapefruit, hyaluronic acid, Camellia Sinensis leaf extract, green tea & chrysanthemum root extract. Its the first skincare product I’ve come across that utilities two common ingredients in Korea, which are used for their health benefits; these being perilla leaf & Omija (magnolia-vine/magnolia berry extracts) which is often consumed as a supplement or brewed as tea.
Full ingredients list –
Water, Butylene, Glycol, Glycerin, Panthenol, 1,2-Hexanediol, PEG-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Xanthan Gum, Chlorphenesin, Dipropylene Glycol, Allantoin, Hydroxyethycellulose, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Zingiver Officinale (Ginger) Root Extract, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Schizandra Chinenses Fruit Extract, Japonica Root Extract, Citrus Grandis (Grapefriut) Seed Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Disodium EDTA, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Fragrance, Acorus Calamus Root Extract, Pentylene Glycol, Caprylyl Glycol Hydrolyzed Sodium Hyaluronate, Sodium Hyaluronate Crosspolymer, Potassium Hyaluronate, Hydrolyzed hyaluronic acid, Perilla Ocymoides Leaf Extract, Ethylhexylglycerin, Hyaluronic Acid
My experience –
The mask certainly lives up to its expectations! The fabric used was comfortably lightweight, and the serum itself can be described as being medium in viscosity (not runny nor thick). I can see that the sizing is appropriate for most faces shapes and sizes, I just had a little excess material to fold over at the bottom half of my face as my face is small. The inclusion of a supporter sheet helped position the mask without tearing the ultra-thin sheet. After removal of the mask, my skin was less red and had cooled down in temperature thanking to the anti-inflammatory & antioxidant properties of Japonica root extract. I also like how it’s silicone free, so it’s non-comedogenic.
Black Clay Mask
This clay mask is intended to provide all the effects of a traditional rinse-off clay mask in a sheet form for convenience. The mask is well protected in transit with the inclusion of a support sheet for application, as well as a second plastic insert sheet.
Claimed benefits/abilities: Deep cleansing, tightening, pore maintenance, tone up, nourishing/moisturising, removes sebum & removes dead skin cells.
Key ingredients: kaolin clay, volcanic ash, charcoal powder, hydrolyzed collagen, panthenol, morus alba (white mulberry) leaf & fruit extracts & Centella Asiatica.
I was unable to find the full ingredients list in the Internet, not even in Korean.
This sheet mask is a new way to apply & intake the benefits of a clay mask. The fabric itself is divided into two half (top & bottom) to simplify adherence; with supporter sheets included to minimise fuss and protect the product in transit.
My experience –
After 40 minutes of drying I was worried that removing the mask would be painful, however it’s nice to be able to use a clay/charcoal based product that for once doesn’t feel like you’ve ripped off your face when it’s time to remove it from your skin. It was pain-free, plus quick to peel off! The residue was easy to rinse off with lukewarm water, so there was no need to rub my face harshly with hot water or with the use of some kinda of cleansing tool like we sometimes have to do with clay based skincare. My skin was left feeling smooth: free from flaking or raised minor blackheads/other textural issues.
Despite the two masks featured here being quite different from one another, I think I can say I prefer and would willingly purchase the black clay mask with my own money as the visual effects are longer lasting and more obvious.
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Disclaimer – The products featured in this post were gifted to me in return for an honest review.
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