My friend gifted me Baroness’s Red Ginseng ‘Mask Sheet’ a couple of month ago. I am down to my last two from a pack of 10, so this would be an appropriate time to write a review about this. Just a little side note, after reviewing this product i will go back to more main stream K-beauty & Western skin care brands! But i really just wanted to give my 2 cents on this product.
Baroness Red Ginseng Mask Sheet (21g)
Sadly, every description of this product is written in ‘broken’ english, resulting in weirdly formed english sentences. The following description is from the packaging of the product (but rephrased due to the broken english):
This skin-matching mask helps your skin to be elastic and younger, by moisturising and forming a film on your skin. The end result is a silky and fresh skin.
Water, Glycerin, Peg/PPG-17/6, Copolymer, Gylcereth – 26, Trehalose, Sodium Hyaluronate, Peg – 60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Beta – Glucan, Pyrus Malus(apple) Fruit extract, Panthenol, Alcohol, Methylparaben, Hydroxyethcellulose, Red Ginseng Extract, Portulaca Oleracea Extract, Xanthan Gum, Carbomer, Triethanolamine, Phenoxyethanol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Allantoin, Disodium EDTA, Fragrance.
- Triethanolamine: This ingredient aims to be a PH adjuster for your skin. However, studies have shown this ingredient to cause allergic reactions. As such, this ingredient is normally flagged in a lot of skin care databases. Additionally, this ingredient has been linked as a toxin towards the human skin/immune system & respiratory system. Fret not, as this is only for high dosages (concentration of more than 5%), but in order for skincare products to have this ingredient, the concentration is limited to 0.5%. This ingredient is normally found in discontinuous (brief ) use products like face masks! It is not meant for prolong contact with the skin. This ingredient is quite far down the list, so i wouldn’t worry about it having a large concentration in this product.
- Alcohol: A debatable ingredient. This depends on your personal preference & experience. If alcohol dries out your skin/ makes you break out, it’s a good idea to stay away.
- Glycerin: Is found naturally topically on our skin, and helps our skin stay soft & supple. It ‘draws’ water from beneath our skin layers to the top. This will result in this ingredient treating dry skin conditions topically. However, when too much pure glycerin is added in a product, this can actually be negative for you. Needless to say, too much of pure glycerin will continue to take water from our layers underneath our skin, until it is dehydrated.
- Sodium Hyaluronate: If you ever see this ingredient in a product, its just a fancy way of saying hyaluronic acid. This ingredient can hold up to 1000x times of its moisture content, and sadly can only work topically to keep the skin hydrated. This ingredient works best as a serum, so it can penetrate deep within your skin! Always keep this in mind.
- Red Ginseng Extract: Out of the different types of ginseng available, red ginseng is cultivated in a different way to the other types of ginseng. This allows for the release of ginsenosides. This is both an antioxidant & anti-inflammatory ingredient. Basically, this ingredient is one hell of an ingredient! I have gathered this information from a few scientific journals: Lee & Kim, 2014; Lee, Kim, Park, Chang, Kim & Suh, 2012. However, before you dive into lengthy scientific research, i found an article written by Fifty Shades of Snail to be written clearly & provides clear scientific jargon.
Alright, so i have used this face mask weekly. I didn’t really see any different results compared to the 3w Clinic Fresh Royal Jelly Sheet Mask. It basically helped soothe my skin, calmed down inflamed areas (popped pimples) & was super moisturising. I did really enjoy using this mask, mostly because the mask it self is huge, and can cover my entire face! There is also a decent amount of serum. Due to this, the mask can stay on your face for a solid 20 minutes without drying out. This is better than 3w Clinic Fresh Royal Jelly Sheet Mask, because that mask dries out in 20 minutes.
The scent for this mask is not amazing and smells a bit like low key chemicals, but this fades over time.
Overall: This sheet mask is okay for the price ($1.50c per sheet). The scent is a bit strong, and the only real effects you will see is: moisturising, soothing & anti inflammatory properties.
Repurchase: Not for now, this is a good mask to try out! But this is mask is nothing special, just cost effective.
Price: $15 for a pack of 10 ($1.50 each)
Result seen from other blogger(s):
- Restore smoothness & firmness
- Revive tired skin
- Keeps skin refreshed
- Acne prone skin: Red ginseng will help sooth any inflamations from pimples
- Dry skin: Hyaluronic Acid & Glycerin will help moistures your skin
All products are purchased with my money. I am not sponsored to review any products, nor do i have affiliate links. I am however a proud affiliate with WishTrend, and I truly adore how they promote good skin health. All opinions are 100% honest, and written from my personal experience.
Irritants are flagged from skin care database: CosDNA
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