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Review: Dr. Althea Herb Therapy Velvet Mask

8. August 2018


My last sheet mask review has been almost three months ago, so here is finally a new one for you: This is the Dr. Althea Herb Therapy Velvet Mask, and it has been one of these masks that really surprised me positively. To make a long story short, it was not what I expected regarding texture and essence, and I was honestly so impressed that I decided to write a review despite having used only one of these masks! Thank you to Korean Smooch for providing me with this mask for reviewing purpose.

Dr. Althea Herb Therapy Velvet Mask

I didn’t find any information about the background of the brand, apart from its Korean origin. Yet, the sheet mask by Dr. Althea grabbed my attention at first sight because of the beautiful packaging design. The pastel blue and the little illustrations remind me of vintage motives.

Dr. Althea Herb Therapy Velvet Mask

The Dr. Althea Herb Therapy Velvet Mask is designed for all skin types and has moisturizing properties. Medical herbs like green tea, calendula and chamomilla are the key ingredients and help to soothe irritated skin. The velvet type and super soft sheet mask fabric additionally calm down the skin.

Dr. Althea Herb Therapy Velvet Mask

The full ingredients of the Dr. Althea Herb Therapy Velvet Mask are listed on the backside of the sheet mask sachet, and you will spot many plant-bast ingredients, like olive oil, ginger extract, licorice extract, grapefruit seed extract and many more. You can check for the single ingredients on SkinCarisma or COSDNA, too.

Water, Glycerin, Dipropylene Glycol, Methylpropanediol, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Polysorbate 60, Olea Europa (Olive) Fruit Oil, Hexylene Glycol, Butylene Glycol, Hydroxyacetophenone, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Trehalose, Carbomer, Arginine, Allantoin, PEG-20 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Sorbitan Isostearate, 1,2-Hexanediol, Squalane, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Coptis Japonica Root Extract, Schizandra Chinensis Fruit Extract, Zingiber Officinale (Ginger) Root Extract, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Glycyrrhiza glabra (licorice) Extract, Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Seed Extract, Panthenol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Disodium EDTA, Anthemis Nobilis Flower Water, Calendula Officinalis Flower Water, Acorus Calamus Root Extract, Fragrance, Chlorphenesin, Sodium Hyaluronate, Glyceryl Caprylate, Caprylyl Glycol, Perilla Ocymoides Leaf Extract, Citric Acid, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate, Cholesterol, Ceramide 3.

Licorice extract is always great to have in your ingredients list. It has many benefits, like anti-inflammatory effects and brightening properties. Panthenol and hyaluronic acid promote wound-healing and are great moisturizers. Ceramide 3, citric acid and vitamin E are great for anti-aging. However, the main focus in the ingredients lies on moisturizing ingredients, like panthenol, glycerin, hyaluronic acid, butylene glycol, and Anthemis Nobilis flower water. The list is paraben-free, sulfate-free, alcohol-free, silicon-free, and free from allergens according to EU guidelines. More information on SkinCarisma.

Dr. Althea Herb Therapy Velvet Mask

The sheet mask fabric of the Dr. Althea Herb Therapy Velvet Mask is made from ultra-fine cotton fibers, which promote a deep absorption of the serum into the skin. With its velvet touch, this mask is supposed to offer 4 times more active ingredients to the skin than ordinary sheet masks. The formulation is a blend of Korean ancestral medicinal plants and ingredients from dermatological research. The extracts of chamomile and calendula reduce redness and restore skin smoothness, while extracts of green tea, shiso or ginger act anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial. Plus the bunch of moisturizing ingredients makes it sound like the perfect all-rounder mask.

Dr. Althea Herb Therapy Velvet Mask

The sheet mask serum is a cream-type one ( or lotion-type), and I was very happy to see that. My favorite moisturizing sheet masks have these kinds of essence. It has a pleasant floral scent but doesn’t feel heavy. It makes the skin a bit tacky after application though but feels very moisturizing and nourishing.

Dr. Althea Herb Therapy Velvet Mask

As you see from the picture below it is not the thinnest mask, but it is super soft and silky on the skin. It adheres perfectly and the fit was great on my face. The sheet mask was soaked very heavily and yet there was not dripping of the lotion. Moreover, there was a lot of the lotion left in the sachet that could be used on the neck and arms.

Dr. Althea Herb Therapy Velvet Mask

After wearing the mask for 20 to 30 minutes the sheet was still damp enough, but most of the lotion has been absorbed into the skin. The skin looks hydrated and glowy and a bit more bouncy than before. It didn’t irritate my skin at all, but the lotion leaves a bit of a tacky feeling, so it is better suited for night-time applications in my eyes.

Dr. Althea Herb Therapy Velvet Mask

All in all, as said in my introduction, I was very positively surprised by the Dr. Althea Herb Therapy Velvet Mask. It has a lotion-type essence and a super soft mask with a perfect fit. It does what it claims to do and leaves the skin more moist and bouncy than before. This sheet mask has impressed me, and I will consider repurchasing more of it in the future. The beautiful packaging design is, of course, a big plus, too! I received this sheet mask for reviewing purpose from Korean Smooch, an online retailer for Korean cosmetics products based in France. This shop might be especially interesting for people ordering from EU. Delivery to Germany, for example, is free from 80€ purchase and takes approximately 3 to 5 days to arrive. And the best, no customs duties for EU as they ship from France! The Dr. Althea Herb therapy Velvet Mask retails from their shop for 4.50€ and is described >>here<<.

Have you tried this sheet mask? What do you prefer: Essence-type or lotion-type sheet masks?

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Dr. Althea Herb Therapy Velvet Mask

Just as a short reminder: All products mentioned and reviewed on this blog are of my personal opinions. This product here was sent to me for reviewing purpose by which doesn’t influence me in providing my honest opinion on the products.

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  • Amelia Michael 2. September 2018 at 19:58

    Thank you so much Frl. Schnee. I hope so too!

    • Frl. Schnee 19. September 2018 at 20:25

      Thank you for your comment :)