WDDT?: Propolis Collagen Essence Mask

Friday, July 29, 2011

Update: I've created a 'WDDT?' label so if you're ever in the mood JUST to see those posts, give it a little clicky and enjoy (though for right now the joy part is a little short-lived).

Today we're going to talk about Asian beauty masks - Korean ones to be exact, as they were the only brand to be had a Vietnamese health store. I can't even remember now where I first learned about them, but at the moment I like to see what's going on at Inside Out Elle, because she is a true connoisseur and can really tell you what's what. The one I tried on Saturday is the Propolis Collagen Essence Mask:

(after I used it)

THE QURE Propolis Collagen Essence Mask (info from alibaba.com)


   - Honey extract in the pack helps restore the skin exposed to external stress, and makes it smooth and resilient.


   - Water, Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, Propylene Glycol, Sodium Hyaluronate, Honey Extract, Collagen, Rosa Centifolia Flower Water, Witch Hazel Extract, Natto Gum, Wheat Amino Acids, Betaine, Allantoin, PEG-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Sodium PCA, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Tocopheryl Acetate, Carbomer, Triethanolamine, Disodium EDTA, Methylparaben, Fragrance

 How to Use

   1. Cleanse throughly and dry your face
   2. Remove the pre-soaked mask from the packet
   3. Gently unfold the mask and apply lightly on your face using fingertips
   4. Relax for 20~30 minutes
   5. Lift off the mask and gently pat remaining serum into skin
   (In summer : keep in refrigerator as package itself.  In winter : before using, soak the package for 2~3 minutes in warm water)

My thoughts?

This mask was really floral. I mean really floral. I could have been holding a bouquet of flowers on my face and been less smelly. I did eventually get used to it though and after that I got to appreciate the soothing nature of the mask and how because of the excess serum it stayed so nicely on the face. Anything I saw concerning its effects is of course just my opinion, but I did think that my skin looked brighter and more even in tone after I removed it. For the price of 3/$5 it was definitely worth it and I'd probably repurchase. And now? Time for


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