Duft & Doft is known as a fragrance brand – making various non-aerosol body sprays and a whole line of delicately perfumed hand creams. As they gradually gain popularity, they’ve started to pop-up in drugstores across Korea: most often being seen in OliveYoung. Although what some people don’t know is they also have a collection of facial skincare as well as some personal care products for sanitation. FR madcos – an online shopping site for K-beauty directly from Korea – recently had their 4th brand collaboration with Duft & Doft which seems to have expanded worldwide starting with the US (but now available worldwide through FRmadcos.
This is the only product I received which doesn’t actually advertise itself a being part of the main ‘Duft & Doft’ branding. By this I mean it doesn’t display the brand name on the front of the packaging and isn’t colourful alike the the style of packaging they typically go for. Alternatively they’ve gone for the simplistic black on white style packaging, assumably to appear more sophisticated with a ‘medical’ style – giving the impression of a professional facial cleanser which is stripped of the brand’s association with fragrances. Its free from parabens, sulphates, triethanolamine, talc, mineral oils and synthetic dyes.
Not many ingredient in this mask stand out as particularly special or unique…I suppose ginseng berry and oyster pearl extracts aren’t seen that often elsewhere. As for the milk ingredients, it gold 100ppm of milk protein extract. It’s nice to see Niacinamide placed 4th in the contents list.
As a replacement to standard grade sheet masks, they’ve used a ultra fine fibre to create the sheet itself. This type of material is comfortably lightweight and adheres to skin without causing friction as the essence soaks into skin.Even if it’s lightweight and soft, it isn’t so wafer thin – it holds the milky essence well without too much of it sitting at the bottom of the packaging. As it’s a creamier mask, you may find that you have to wear it for the full 20 minutes to allow sufficient time for the essence to become one with skin. Personally I think it’s too scented for me. It doesn’t seem to contain artificial fragrance, so maybe it’s down to the collection of plant extracts.
No matter how much of a skin care enthusiast I am, I’m not going to use a stinky product on my face just for the sake of hoping it is indeed fine anti-aging care. Sometimes I just want to scream – ok, may be that’s an exaggeration – in the faces of Dermatologists who create fish extract skincare without considering improving the scent. Who the heck can stand smearing that all over their face, and waltzing about with it so close to their nose all day long (or night)? Just because we don’t want artificial fragrance, that doesn’t mean we want no fragrance at all.
Thankfully this smells lovely, and isn’t overly scented neither. It has a fruity-floral scent and an appealing gel cream texture. I’ll have no problem with using this all through Summer, and hope it will shield my skin from harmful environmental factors as promised.
Thanks for reading! Have you tried any for Duft & Doft, or which of their products would you be most interested in trying? You can find all these products at Frmadcos – a Korea based online retailer specialising in K-Beauty with a multitude of Skincare, etc to choose from.
Disclaimer: The products featured in this post were gifted in exchange for honest reviews. All opinions expressed are my own and have therefore not been influenced by the brand or any company in association.
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