Sheet Mask Sunday: Malie Green Tea Mask
This week's Sheet Mask Sunday brings you the Malie Green Tea Mask. I had never heard of this mask before but a quick Google search told me it's a popular buy. Malie's Green Tea Mask is marketed as an ultra hydrating essence mask.
MALIE GREEN TEA SHEET MASK
I was looking forward to trying this because green tea is a great antioxidant and anti-inflammatory. It's supposed to be soothing, protect against free radicals and good on blemish prone skin. The sheet was the same as most except the cut out holes were slightly off. They didn't line up well with my eyes and mouth which ended up being a bit of a pain.
The sheet was well soaked in essence but there wasn't any extra in the pack to use before or afterwards. Upon application, it felt cooling and soothing on the skin. I felt no irritation and comfortably wore it for 20 minutes. They say you can wear it for up to 30. However, I found that even by the 20-minute mark it was drying out significantly.
Water, glycerin, ethanol, sodiumHyaluronate, PEG-60 hydrogenated castor oil, phenoxythanol, carbomer, methylparaben, hydroyethylcellose, diaodium EDTA, alltoin, propylene glycol, triethanolamine, green tea extract, fragrance.
I wasn't impressed by the ingredients listing. The packaging screams "hey, I'm all about the amazingly beneficial green tea" but it's the second to last ingredient. I have no idea how concentrated this extract is either. There's also fragrance in it which thankfully didn't irritate my skin. I couldn't smell anything particular when I used this which was good, though.
After wearing this mask for 20 minutes, my skin felt a little more hydrated and nourished. There wasn't much essence left on the surface of my skin to pat in. This was the first time I've experienced that so I'm putting it down to there being less essence used per sheet than other masks I've tried.
My skin didn't look any different or feel particularly soothed overall. The next day, the hydration boost was gone. Unfortunately, this was the most "blah" sheet mask I've used. It was an interesting experience though because it gave me a baseline for what I expect in a sheet mask and what my skin needs. Apparently, these are easily available to cheaply buy in bulk. If you're planning on a sheet mask a day then it couldn't hurt but I'd rather spend a few extra pennies and get something that will benefit my skin in the long run.
VERDICT: Did nothing useful for my skin. Would not buy again. I do like the idea of green tea as a key sheet mask ingredient, though.
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