Review (JayJun): Rose Blossom Mask

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The Skin Care

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Jay Jun: Rose Blossom Mask (25ml)

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  • This masks aims to brighten the skin with Rose Water, while also nourishing and providing hydration.

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There seems to be two altered ingredient lists floating around the internet, claiming that this sheet mask has certain  ‘super star’ ingredients: Ceramide, Phospholipids, Hydrogenated Lecithin, when in fact it does not. The altered version of the ingredient list is below, and is not accurate:

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Purified water, Methylpropanediol, Glycerin, 1,2-Hexandiol, Rosa Centifolia Flower water (1%) , Hydroxyethyl Urea, Butylene Glycol, Sodium Hyaluronate, PEG-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Betaine, Ceramide NP, Phospholipids, Allantoin, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Diethoxyethyl Succinate, Caprylic/Capric Tryglycerides, Carbomer, Tromethamine, Disodium EDTA, Phenoxyethanol, Spices

The Accurate Formulation

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Purified Water, Dipropylene Glycol, Glycerin, Rosa Centifolia Flower Water (1%), Sodium Hyaluronate, Beta-glucan, Betaine, Allantoin, 1,2- Hexandediol, Polysorbate 20, Carbomer, Triethanolamine, Disodium EDTA, Phenoxyethanol, Fragrance

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  • Carbomer (Mildly Comedogenic): Used in skincare (normally in gel formulations) to thicken a product, and helps in turning gels from a solid into a liquid when distributed onto the face.
  • Triethanolamine (Mildly Comedogenic): This ingredient aims to be a PH adjuster for your skin. However, studies have shown that Triethanolamine can cause allergic reactions, and 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 (but not always) found in discontinuous (brief) use products like face masks.
  • Fragrance

rose-1093513_960_720 Mildly Comedogenic = The chances of this ingredient clogging your pores is not likely.

rose-1093513_960_720 Highly Comedogenic = A strong chance that this ingredient will clog your pores.

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  • 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, and 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
  • Rosa Centifolia Flower water: There have been no studies done on rose water and the effects it has on the skin. In skin care Rosa Centifolia Flower water is normally marketed as an ingredient with soothing, scented, and astringent properties. Some also suggest that rose water can lighten the skin due to rose hips containing high amounts of antioxidants and vitamins. However, this is true for rose hip extracts, and only speculation for rose water.
  • 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 only applies if sodium hyaluronate is not in a serum). This ingredient works best as a serum, so it can penetrate deep within your skin!  Always keep this in mind.
  • Betaine: The main functions of Betaine are its anti – irritant and humectant properties. Since Betaine is a humectant, it is able to retain superior amounts of moisture for the skin, making it more ‘plump’, and temporarily reducing the sign of wrinkles. Additionally being an anti – irritant, Betaine is not as likely to irritate your skin.
  • Allantoin: This ingredient naturally occurs in our body, and can be extracted from plants e.g. Chamomile. In skincare it is used for its ability to soothe and moisturise the skin. Additionally,  Allantoin can help in healing acne scares without causing irritation. Since Allantoin is found naturally within our body, it poses a lessor risk of skin irritation than other ingredients.

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” Infused with rose water, this mask is perfect for individuals with sensitive skin looking for an extra boost of hydration “

Scent (5/5):  This face mask has a subtle rose scent, and this fades away after application. If you’re into roses and similar sweet scents, then the smell of this mask can actually be quite therapeutic.

Texture of the product(5/5):  Unlike the A. by BOM, Supersense A. All in One Mask Pack, this face mask is a serum type consistency. I wouldn’t say this is a thick serum, but it certainly isn’t the consistency of water.  Additionally, the sheet mask doesn’t leave a tacky residue after application.

Application(5/5):  This sheet mask is appropriately sized to fit any face since it is quite ‘large’ in size. Additionally the sheet mask is packed with serum (not as much as the famous My Beauty Diary sheet masks), but it can last for a good 30 minutes on your face.

Quality of product (3/5): The ingredients in this sheet mask aims to hydrate and soothe the skin, and it has certainly achieved this aim. After using this mask my face felt hydrated, and as a bonus this sheet mask did not irritate my ongoing breakouts. However, it was surprising that this Jay Jun Rose Blossom Mask claimed to ‘whiten’ the skin. The ingredients do not support this claim, and my experience with this mask reinforces this.

The ingredients in this sheet mask aren’t amazing, but it defiantly is a step up from other cheaper masks in the market (for example: 3W Clinic’s, Fresh Royal Jelly Sheet Mask). Additionally if you do have sensitive & dry skin, and if you are wanting to try out a sheet mask (or maybe your skin is going through a rough patch, and you just need a refresher from your usual masks), I 100% suggest this sheet mask.

I personally think the My Beauty Diaries sheet masks are better because they are jam packed with fruit extracts, but the lack of filler ingredients in this sheet mask can only testify to how great this mask is for sensitive skin individuals. However keep in mind that this sheet mask will only leave your skin moisturised. This sheet mask is a definite staple in my collection for days where I need a minimal skin care routine.

Overall Performance/ Effects:

  • Moisturised my skin
  • Has a subtle rose scent (which I personally found therapeutic)
  • The residue left over after application is not sticky or tacky
  • The ingredient list is effective & minimal to apply moisture to the skin
  • I definitely  100% recommended this sheet mask for dry & sensitive skin individuals looking for an extra boost of moisture
  • Mask did not irritate my acne
  • Mask did not whiten the skin
  • A staple in my sheet mask collection for rough skin days

Duration of wear: 2/1/2017 – 24/1/2017

Repurchase: Yes. A good staple sheet mask to have in my routine.

Overall rating: 4.5/5

Price:  $30 AUS (Pack of 10)


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Disclaimer:

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

Cosmetic ingredients information was accessed from public domains (unless referenced in-text). More detailed information can be found on:TruthInAgingPaula’s Choice

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