Review: 1, 2 Step Hydrating Pack

This mask comes along in Fabulous Finds August 2012. It’s one of the items that made the beauty box worthwhile. Its the My Beauty Diary 2-Step African Hydrating Pack of Mango Moisturizing Mask. My Beauty Diary is a famous brand of facial mask from Taiwan.

To me, the concept of this mask is pretty new where it comes with a mask and emulsion, all in one which its why its called a 2-step mask. I wouldn’t think that this is troublesome because after you’ve removed the mask, you will still have to continue with your skincare regime. The emulsion is a bonus.

It comes with an instruction on how to use it which is apply the mask for 20 minutes on cleansed face and after removing it, massage the essence residue over the skin. For this mask, here is the description;

‘The Mango Moisturizing Mask is a highly effective moisturizer that and nourishes your skin. African mango tree seeds essence that will protect your skin against severe weather conditions and pollutants. Combined with the sea coconut essence that is unique to Africa is rich in cream fats that provide the gentlest nutrients of unprecedented quality. It injects layer upon layer of water-based energy onto your skin and keeps it energized.’ – My Beauty Diary

Here is the emulsion which is known as the Myrtle Rejuvenation Emulsion. The emulsion comes in a small sachet which is attached together with the mask sachet. Apply the emulsion evenly after the mask with an adequate amount. Here is what the emulsion does,

‘Moroccan Myrtle, also refered to as Downy Rost Myrtle. Myrtle Rejuvenation Emulsion has a delicate fragrance and astounding renewing properties. Moisturizing, brightening, and tightening pores. Nourishes your skin with milk-like nurturing agents, giving it lasting elasticity and a smooth as silk texture and suppleness that any one can wish for. Combines the essence of frankincense from Somalia, Africa to produce the most desirable effects on your skin. ‘  – My Beauty Diary

The mask is a sheet mask and it comes with protective film to avoid the sheet mask from tearing. Its soaked with the essence and has a mild fruity mango scent. There’s not much of essence leftover in the sachet.

I forgot to snap a photo of before using the mask but I promise that you can still tell the difference.

  • With mask – the size of the mask is quite large, I folded the mask at the sides of my lips to cover nicely on my chin. I snipped some slits on the mask  at the eye and nose area for it to fit accordingly to my face. The mask at the cupid’s bow area is big enough that it covers my upper lips.
  • After mask – skin feel more supple, awaken and moisturized. The excess essence absorb easily into the skin after massaging.

Time to apply the emulsion! Although in the instruction, it is mentioned that I am suppose to use an adequate amount but I use all of the emulsion at a go. The texture is like lotion and I was a little worried if it will be too rich for my skin. Oh yes, that’s my cat sleeping on my bed.

I took my own time to massage the emulsion and to my surprise, my thirsty skin absorbed it quickly. My cheek and chin area is super dry and this 2-step pack, it has help to relief the dryness. My skin has also brighten up, more even and radiant.

Verdict?

I would say that my cheek and chin area dryness has been relieved up to 60% but it didn’t last very long because the next day it feels dry again except for the t-zone. I love the instant effect and I only have one pack, maybe there is a need of a few pack to maintain the effectiveness. Plus, the emulsion is not oily and its a great bonus combination with the mask. I would say this mask is very handy when it comes to travelling, you could cut down on the amount of skincare products that you should be carrying since it comes with emulsion.

Price: MYR49.90 (box of 8), MYR6.50 (1 pack)

Collection Status: Permanent

Availability: BeautyMall2u / Watsons

PROs:

  • Instant suppleness, moisture, awaken and brightening
  • Bonus product = emulsion
  • Easy for skin to absorb
  • Emulsion is non-oily
  • Travel friendly

CONs:

  • Moisture effect doesn’t last on super dry skin
  • No slits around eye area of the mask

My rating: 4.8/5

 

xoxo,
Traclyn Yeoh
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