Save Your Money: Patchology Hydrate FlashMasque (Leopard)Saturday, March 04, 2017
The amount of products I have in my blog folder to review is in the triple digits. While I dread writing about lackluster products (and this one is scathing), I feel like it's just as necessary as writing about products I love.
Now while everyone's skin is different, and when it comes to skincare a lot of it is YMMV, but I really just could not with the Patchology Leopard Hydrate FlashMasque. This mask retails for $8.00...as offensive as that is, but for it to also be one of the worst masks I ever tried? Eyeroll... While I got the mask on sale, buy one get one free, I still wish I had chosen something else. I've tried $2 sheet masks waaaay better.
My skin typeOily, even in the winter; acne and damaged pore scarring
What it's supposed to doMoisturize
IngredientsAqua (Water, Eau), Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, Urea and Yeast Amino Acids and Trehalose and Inositol and Taurine, Betaine, PEG-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Citrus Paradisi (Grapefruit) Seed Extract, Xanthan Gum, Ethylhexylglycerin and Glyceryl Caprylate and Scutellaria Baicalensis Root Extract, Panthenol, Sodium Hyaluronate, Magnesium Aspartate and Zinc Gluconate and Copper Gluconate, Disodium EDTA, Arginine, Fragrance
How long I used itThe five minutes this mask called for was too long. I couldn't wait to get this off my face.
ResultsListen, the point of sheet masks, in general, is to provide moisture. I did not experience any exceptional moisturizing properties after five minutes of using this mask. Compared to other sheet masks, this one was definitely nothing special, emphasis on nothing. The worst part about this mask is that it reeked of alcohol. I have never experienced a sheet mask so pungent in alcohol! It was also one of the worst fitting masks I have ever used; it fit my face like I was eight years old! The side of my face could have definitely used more material.
Joy FactorOn a scale of 1-10, this mask is a -0 (as in negative). This mask caused me the opposite of joy -- anxiety. I have another mask to use from the brand, the mud mask, and while my first experience with this brand was unfortunate, I really hope it redeems itself.
I just don't understand it. The Korean Beauty market has made it really easy to make a decent sheet mask. I'm really surprised that this mask was so bad.