Winter is my favorite season for sheet masking and masking in genereal because my skin needs an extra amount of moisture in this colder season. The range of sheet masks is huge and yet I do not know all the brands and masks available and probably there is no chance to anyways. I received the THELAVICOS Nutrition Hydro Gel Mask from BNTnews, yet another unknown brand for me. Here is my impression:
THELAVICOS is a Korean brand that was not known for me up to now. It seems they have a bunch of cosmetics products available in Korea. These THELAVICOS Nutrition Hydro Gel Mask Package comes with 5 hydro gel masks with Whitening and Anti-Wrinkle Properties.
Each THELAVICOS Nutrition Hydro Gel Mask comes packed separately in a sachet. The sheet masks are suited for all skin types and provide nutrition and can resolve various and complex skin concerns at once to make the skin youthful again, according to the description. The mask is made from two parts, one for the upper face region and one for the lower region. After cleansing and toning your face you can remove a transparent plastic foil and the white foil from the hydrogel shees and apply them on your face. Leave the mask for 20 to 30 minutes, then remove it and pat the residue essence into the skin gently. It is recommended to use the mask for 2 or 3 times a week. In contrast to cotton sheet masks hydrogel sheet masks are made from a gelantinous substance. The thin and seethrough material usually has some honeycomb structure to make it adhere better to the skin, since the hydrogel soaked with essence is very slippery. Despite the honeycomb structe on these hydrogel sheet masks these kept sliding around and down my face, which made it impossible to move around with them. You simply have to lie down for 20 minutes and do nothing. This can be relaxing, but I personally prefer it when I have a mask that doesn’t hinder me in doing other stuff while wearing the mask.
The key ingredientsa and full ingredients list of the THELAVICOS Nutrition Hydro Gel Mask are listed on the packaging in English luckily. Swiftlet Nest Extract for making the skin healthy and shiny and strengthen your skin barrier (I talked about swiftlet nest extract in my review >>here<<) and adenosine and niacinamide for brightening and evening out the skin tone. Furthermore the ingredients contain plant based ingredients like Licorice and Ginseng extracts. You can check the full ingredients via COSDNA and it seems that most of the ingredients are safe to use and green labelled.
THELAVICOS Nutrition Hydro Gel Mask contains a bunch of really nice ingredients and it gives nutrition and moisture to the skin. The skin feels hydrated and nice after using it. Still, I do not like the sliding around of the hydrogel pieces and I usually prefer the softness of a good cotton sheet mask. But this is something everyone has a different opinion on. The pack of 5 sheet masks retails for 33500 Won, which is around 30 US$, but I didn’t find it yet in any of the online stores for international shipping. I will let you know if I discover it anywhere.
This product was provided to me by BNTnews for reviewing. You can find my previous reviews for BNTnews >>here<<. And visit BNTnews for the latest Korean news and trends:
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