Silk Whitia Highly-Concentrated Collagen Hydrating Mask

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Description:

The collagen hydrating mask provides the skin of the face with instant moisture and nourishment. Ideal for all skin types.

I find the statement ‘Ideal for all skin types’ a little confusing as it later says ‘Do not apply on sensitive skin’. Hmmm….??? I still went ahead since I didn’t have any skin irritation issues with previous Silk Whitia Masks.

Application

Place the hydrating mask onto cleansed skin and leave it on for about 15 to 20 minutes, then remove and rinse face with water. Use daily for best results.

Content

N.M.F. nature moisturizing factor, V-E, V-C, Hydrolipid matrix, stearic acid, Propylene glycol, Glyceryl monostearate.

What’s N.M.F.? I did a search and it says that…

Natural Moisturizing Factors are a group of compounds found in the corneocytes – cells in the stratum corneum, the top layer of the epidermis. These compounds are water-soluble and act as humectants that helps the stratum corneum stay hydrated, and assist in maintaining the skin’s barrier properties. NMFs make up an expansive group of ingredients that include amino acids, ceramides, hyaluronic acid, cholesterol, fatty acids, triglycerides, phospholipids, glycosphingolipids, urea, linoleic acid, glycosaminoglycans, glycerin, mucopolysaccharide, and sodium PCA (pyrrolidone carboxylic acid).

Information obtained from: Cosmeticscop.com, About.com, Susan’s blog

I’m not sure which NMFs are used in this case as it doesn’t specify the individual components. V-E is most probably Vitamin E and V-C is Vitamin C.

What about hydrolipid matrix? I wasn’t able to gather much information about this except that a certain hydrolipid matrix is used in Artistry products which helps to maintain optimum moisture balance, and the protective layer of hydrolipid film on our skin is also known as the acid mantle.

The other ingredients are less interesting so I shall move on…

Oh wait, I just realised there isn’t ‘collagen’ in the ingredient list. It’s probably part of the hydrolipid matrix?? Hmmm…

Anyways, the experience with this mask was rather pleasant other than the poor fit, as with the previous Silk Whitia masks.

Here’s a comparison between Face Q and Silk Whitia masks

Face Q’s on the LEFT.  Silk Whitia’s on the RIGHT.

Likes

Lightly scented

Well-soaked with essence

Gentle enough on my sensitive skin

Skin feels sufficiently hydrated until the next morning!

Dislikes

Poor fit. A bit too wide at the sides. I made 2 slits on mask to make the hole for the lips bigger, so, yeah! No essence-tasting session this time.

2 new pimples popped up the next day which were situated at weird places – one on the hairline and the other near my temple. I’m not sure if it’s due to the mask as I’ve rinsed off the essence as instructed.

Overall, I’ll give this a 3.5/5

Repurchase?

I guess I’ll probably repurchase this as I like how it kept my skin hydrated. Then again, I’ll have to monitor and see if this mask is really the cause for those lil’ zits.

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2 responses »

  1. My previous reading on collagen tells me that the molecules of collagen are too large for our skin to absorb. So the improvement we see on our skin after using any collagen products may only be temporary, because collagen can never get to the deeper layer of our skin. (If there is technology that can break down the big molecules of collagen, I have little knowledge about it, since I’m still learning 🙂 Since then, I’ve been trying to avoid all skincare products that claim to have collagen. Someday, I’m going to do some research and set my mind at ease.

    • Yup! I agree that collagen is too large for our skin to absorb. The weird thing about this mask is that it’s supposed to be highly concentrated with collagen but it wasn’t even stated as one of the ingredients. So I guess the effects that I’m seeing is largely due to the N.M.Fs that they put in. 🙂

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