Some of you may know that I’ve recently started posting my blogs on an Asian review site called Amabie. I have also written separate reviews on there of products (masks) that I haven’t reviewed for you here. To cut a long story short, I have ever since been recognized for writing honest and thorough reviews and was selected as one of their A list bloggers for the month of February.
Here is the post they put on Instagram to make the announcement:
If you are on Instagram, please go and check out their site.
Here are the goodies that I got:
I have already reviewed the Aria skin Brightening and Soothing Eye mask for you and you can see it here.
This is what the product looks like in the box:
and here is the write up about the product that was in a printed booklet they sent along with the products:
At first I thought it would be a gel like mask that dries like regular charcoal masks, or like the one in the viral video where a girl freaks out because the mask snagged on her peach hairs. But thank goodness, this mask does not dry like white glue mixed with charcoal. It’s a gel formula that absorbs into the skin like a slimy sheet mask would, except it’s more like a sleeping pack that you wash off after 30 minutes.
The actual product is literally one of the most beautiful I’ve ever seen. My pictures don’t do it justice. It’s like a tiny little galaxy in a black pot:
The mix of bamboo charcoal and pearl extract makes it look like a night sky in the country side of Southern Africa, where the stars are so abundant you don’t need a flashlight.
Here’s another attempt at a photograph:
It’s so pretty to look at. It comes with a nifty little spatular that helps with application. I tend to ditch those and use my hands instead, but it does rather feel like applying icing on a cake, when I do use the spatula.
This is what it looks like:
This is what it looks like applied (Both times):
As you can see, it’s not the regular kind of charcoal mask that makes you look like the moon emoji, but the gel makes it very light in colour.
My thoughts: The product feels amazing on the skin. I had no irritation or adverse reactions to it. I used it twice and from the first to the second time the dullness in my skin got less. My skin felt really hydrated and the pores feel tight in a good kind of way after I’ve washed it off and the following morning. I notice some black heads and small pimples coming out on my forehead about a week after the first use. I feel like this is where their claims of it cleansing the deeper layers of skin, is proven to be true, because even though I don’t get breakouts in that area, I know the pores aren’t 100 percent clean. So to me it’s a sign of the product delivering on its promises. After the second try my skin looked much better. The pores that before had been blocked and visible are now clean and smaller, and my skin looks and feels overall more clear and matte.
Would I replace it? Yes, this is definitely one of the most luxurious masks I’ve ever tried. It feels expensive, yet it’s not. The results are amazing in my opinion, and the beauty of the pearl and bamboo charcoal in the gel is really something one has to experience for oneself.
There you have it guys. I hope you’re able to get your hands on this.