Regular readers of this blog will know that I very rarely use sheet masks, or for that matter, any type of mask due to my hyper-sensitive skin. Well, I may have just found a mask that my skin likes!
This is the Leaders Insolution AC-Dressing Skin Clinic Mask. From the packaging, you can see that it claims to soothe skin irritation and redness, helps to reduce minor scars of troubled spots. Now I don’t have any visible scars on my face or troubled spots, but I do have skin irritation and redness.
I’ve been interested in natural skincare lately, and I was pleased to note that Leaders Insolution masks are free of parabens, mineral oils, silicon and artificial pigments. Less possibility of an allergic reaction is always a good thing in my books.
The mask is fairly saturated with essence and it feels sticky to the touch, maybe due to the active ingredient of snail secretion filtrate. I had no problem getting it to adhere to my face, but the cut-outs for the eyes, nose and mouth were slightly too close together for my face. It wasn’t a big deal, but it would have been more comfortable if they had allowed a few extra millimeters for people with *ahem* bigger faces. I don’t have a wide face, but it is rather long/oval so there was a good inch or so of my forehead that wasn’t covered by the mask. I did like that the mask was relatively transparent so you don’t end up with the scary ski mask look that some sheet masks tend to give their wearers. The quality and feel of the mask also reminded me somewhat of surgical wet dressings used in hospitals to promote healing.
I left the mask on for the duration of 20 minutes as advised. I did experience some minor tingling sensations, but as I didn’t see any allergic reaction I let it be. After you peel off the mask, you will see that a lot of essence still remains on the surface of your skin. You are advised to gently tap your face for a while to aid the absorption of the essence. I did that and found that even up to 30 minutes after taking off the mask, I could still feel a bit of the essence still on my skin.
Hydration – check. No adverse reaction – check. Comfortable skin feeling – check. I didn’t see any major improvement in redness or skin irritation, but as long as a mask doesn’t give me these two reactions I’m pretty happy with it.
I would probably repurchase this mask and maybe try out the other variants that Leaders Insolution has.
Leaders Insolution AC-Dressing Skin Clinic Mask retails for SGD 3.60 at Watsons Personal Care stores.
Directions : Cleanse your face and dry it, then refine your skin texture with toner. Apply the mask on your face and hold it for 15 – 20 minutes while taking a rest. Take off the mask and tap your face for a while. Leave it around 10 – 15 minutes and the essence will be fully absorbed. Recommended use of 2 – 3 times per week, 15 – 20 minutes each time. Suitable for daily use. For optimal results, please use regularly.
Ingredients : Water, Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, Acer Saccharum (Sugar Maple) Extract, Betaine, Portulaca Oleracea Extract, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Arnica Montana Flower Extract, Artemisia Absinthium Extract, Achillea Millefolium Extract, Gentiana Lutea Root Extract, Hydroxyethylacrylate / Sodium Acryloyldimethyltaurae Copolymer, Snail Secretion Filtrate, Terminalia Chebula Fruit Extract, Caesalpinia Sappan Bark Extract, Magnolia Obovata Bark Extract, Xanthan Gum, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-5, Ledum Palustre Extract, Ecklonia Cava Extract, Artemisia Capillaris Flower Extract, Houttuynia Cordata Extract, Saururus Chinensis Extract, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Sodium Hyaluronate, Fragrance