Today I am going to introduce you a SO~ORGANIC product: Whamisa Organic Sea Kelp Hydro Gel Facial Mask Pack. Brand Whamisa is a natural cosmetic brand using certified organic ingredients for their products from Korea. Whamisa was founded in 2010 as certified natural cosmetics brand. Their key ingredients are focused on plants and fermentation extracts. The brand name is written in Chinese characters which have the meaning of flowers and beauty and the use of four key components of natural materials in their products.
Organic cosmetics must be attractive especially to sensitive skin. But comparing to the other products, it is pricy. You can check out my first impression and review on this innovative and organic mask before you get it!
Formulated with a 100% real sea kelp mask sheet, each sheet is drenched in a full bottle of fermented sea kelp and bamboo serum. This organic sheet mask adheres to the skin and comes in two pieces for a better fit. Clinically tested for anti-aging, brightening, skin smoothing benefits and 72-hour hydration for all skin types. Eco-Cert and BDIH Standard Certified.
Kelp is not only healthy for eating, but also does it have benefits for the skin. It is rich in antioxidants and minerals and thereby benefits the skin in terms of anti-aging. In how far a mask sheet made of kelp influences the skin is not clear, since usually the effectiveness is correlated with the procession of the kelp.
Lactobacillus/ Aloe Maculata Ferment Extract
I’m a bit irritated about having Aloe maculata here instead of the commonly used Aloe Vera (Barbadensis). Aloe Maculata is a aloe plant growing in South Africa. The gel of this plant forms foam with water, which is why it is used as soap. It produces a yellowish gel, which has similar properties like aloe vera, so it is primarily moisturizing and antibacterial/ anti-inflammatory. I also read that Aloe maculata is more resistant to higher salt concentrations, so maybe this is one of the reasons why using this, since sea kelp is used for the sheet mask. I wrote Whamisa an email asking about the Aloe and hopefully they will reply and tell me whether there is a specific reason in using this Aloe specimen instead of the more commonly used Aloe Vera (also confusing: the import label says Aloe Maculata, whereas the official page of Whamisa in its English translation says Aloe barbadensis). Ferment filtrate is nutrients-rich. It contains many vitamins, amino acids and proteins and helps to improve the moisture level of the skin.
Licorice extract is a powerful antioxidant with anti-inflammatory and skin-conditioning properties and brightening. It is also used for fragrance in some cosmetics.
*Package & Texture
SCENT & TEXTURE: Basically scent is like seaweed. There is no artificial fragrance in so smell is not so good. Sheet is a thick gel type and laden with serum, it’s very slippery and bit sticky.
PACKAGING: Mask is inside of green pouch. There are descriptions and ingredients in English at the back. Especially the word "Organic 90.37% / Pure" caught my eyes. It seems to be Whamisa is proud of organic skincare. Once you open, there are two sheets – one for the upper part of the face and one for the lower.
*How to use
After washing face, unfold the mask. Remove the white plastic sheet then lay the kelp sheet mask over your face. Press lightly with your fingertips to set it in place. Leave it on for 15-20 minutes, then peel off. Gently pat any remaining residue into the skin.
The Whamisa Organic Facial Mask Pack Sea Kelp is targeting wrinkles and dull and swollen face. But not only: it also improves the smoothness of the skin and the moisture level. The sheet mask is divided into two parts, an upper part and lower area, folded between plastic sheets. The sheet mask has a marine green color and feels like soaked paper, kind of thin and slimey. The first thing to discover is the scent it has: it smells very strongly of algae (it is 100% kelp, so do not expect anything else :D) and if you are sensitive towards these kinds of scents you will probably have a hard time to leave this on your face.
It was bit tingly around nose and upper lip area while I leave a sheet on my face. (I don't know why..) But it is getting better after few minutes. The kelp sheets were soaked thoroughly with a yellowish, sticky essence. Mask is so slippery and kept fell down.So I suggest you to lie down when you apply this mask. Generally, I would advice you to use this mask in the night time before go to bed, since the yellow essence tends to make the skin a bit yellowish at first and needs some more time to absorb. Once it absorbs it definitely leaves a tacky and tighter feeling on the skin and seems to brighten up the skin. It also gives a nice glow and feels moisturzing.
I definitely can see my skin is so glowy and dewy in the next day morning. And when I apply makeup, it creates flawless skin texture!
This sheetmask must be a innovative next generation mask for perfect skin texture!
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