What do ‘My Beauty Diary’ and ‘Face Q’ have in common?
Both brands are actually created by the same Taiwan company, President Pharmaceutical Corp.
The Face Q range involves the usage of unique hydrogel micro-emulsion technology and emphasizes the use of natural herbal formulas in their masks. Let’s see how natural it is!
Many of us would have encountered luffa in our kitchen/bathroom, but Adlay?
Adlay/Adlai is actually Job’s Tear’s, or Coixseed, which is rather well-known for its whitening properties.
Here’s the Description (taken off from Sasa.com)
Face Q Luffa +Adlay Mask is a mask with both calming and whitening effect. Enriched with natural luffa extract, the active enzyme can remove dirt and impurities in your skin, enhance skin metabolism. Barley extract can also soften skin, leaving your skin smooth and supple after use.
1,3-Butylene Glycol, Aloe Vera, Algae, Allantoin, Placenta, Trehalose, Dishcloth Gourd Extract, Gentiana Flower Extract, Coix Lacryma-Jobi Mayuen Seed Extract, Bromelain, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Glycerine, Heptapeptide, Catechins, Acetyl Glucosamine, Ceramide, y-PGA, White Tea Extract, Exclusive Cellular Complex, Hamamelis virginia extract, RNA/DNA complexe, Hyaluronic Acid, Mucopolysaccharides, Yeast Complexe, Albumin, Licorice Extract, Carbomer, Triethanolamine, Dimethicone, Purified Water.
What an impressive list of ingredients! 1,3-Butylene Glycol is not natural. And yes, there’s placenta in it. Do not be too alarmed! It’s actually plant placenta for skin rejuvenation. Speaking of placenta, I’ve heard of people eating human placenta in the past due to the large amount of nutrients in it. Eeks…?? Oh, and doesn’t Exclusive Cellular Complex sounds really exclusive? La Prairie also has their patented Exclusive Cellular Complex.
Unfold the mask, and remove the pearl paper from it. Apply the mask on thoroughly cleansed face, for 15-20 mins. Remove the mask and pat lightly until a the excess serum has been absorbed. Rinsing is unnecessary. You may want to follow-up with a moisturizing lotion or cream. Use 1-3 times a week.
Suitable for all skin types. Recommended for dull, dry & dehydrated skin.
I like the fit of this mask better than My Scheming Beauty’s and Silk Whitia’s. It was also better in terms of the scent – there was only this faint scent in the mask which didn’t bother me. It’s good to know that ‘parfum’,’perfume’ or ‘fragrance’ wasn’t in the ingredient list. It was adequately soaked with essence, and left my skin feeling soft and sufficiently hydrated. It wasn’t that much of a hydration booster though. I also saw a significant lightening effect in my skin with this mask, which was however, temporal (about 1 hr or so?). Did I also mention that it doesn’t irritate my face? I think I’m starting to like Face Q although it isn’t entirely natural.
Alright, I think I’ll give this mask a 4/5 and I’ll go through the other series of Face Q masks before deciding if I should repurchase this.
What about you? What’s your favourite sheet mask to date?