Hello! I am acquiring quite the collection of Japanese face masks as of late; it’s only right that I use them and report back. First up, it’s the Pure Smile Grape Yoghurt Essence Mask.
Pure Smile Grape Yoghurt Essence Mask
Pure Smile Grape Yoghurt Essence Mask provides the skin of the face with instant moisture and nourishment. It has nutrients that help skin regeneration. It nourishes your skin while replenishing moisture, leaving your skin supple and soft. Works to regenerate, moisturize and stimulate the skin for a youthful skin.
Water, Glycerin (humectant – skin identical ingredient), PEG / PPG-17/6 copolymers (solvent), Fermented Soybean Extract (skin conditioning), Witch Hazel Water (astringent), Yogurt Powder (flavouring agent), Grape Fruit Extract (skin conditioning), Cetyl Ethylhexanoate (skin conditioning), Glycyrrhizic Acid (skin conditioning/flavouring agent), Xanthan Gum (thickener), Purslane Extract (anti-inflammatory), Hyaluronic Acid (skin identical/skin repairing), Arbutin (skin conditioning/anti-oxidant), Erythritol (moisturising humectant), PEG-14M (emulsion stabiliser), Disodium EDTA (viscosity controlling), Methylparaben (preservative), PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil (fragrance/surfactant), Hydrolyzed Collagen (emollient), PEG-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil (fragrance/surfactant), Allantoin (skin conditioning/protecting), Phenoxyethanol (preservative), Fragrance, Tocopherol Acetate (Vitamin E).
*I think these ingredients are correct – please correct me if I am wrong. They are from a Japanese website.
First of all, I want to apologise for the bad quality of the photo. I took it in a rush, and I couldn’t retake another afterwards as I had destroyed the packaging. Please forgive me, blogging gods!
I’m also a little embarrassed that I have had this for so long; this mask was one of the first items Nicole sent me in a parcel swap *guilty face*. It goes without saying that I really needed to use it.
The Pure Smile Grape Yoghurt Essence Mask is a sheet mask. A sheet mask is a thin, cotton sheet soaked in liquid. They tend to be in moisturising or hydrating formulas, and many boast ingredients such as vitamins and minerals to improve the skin.
Even though the clue is in the name, I was surprised that the mask smelled like grape when I opened it. It actually reminded me of the smell of Meiji Gummy Choco.
Sheet masks are usually too big for my face, and this mask was no exception. Once again, I did not take a photo of me wearing it as the Internet never forgets these things. It had extra flaps (ha!) compared to others, and it was difficult to make sure that the mask was covering my skin. It felt like that there were a lot of gaps between the mask and my skin, which made me worry whether the mask would still work effectively. The only part of my face where it seemed to fit well was my forehead. I am considering whether I should start cutting sheet masks into sections and applying them that way – has anyone ever tried that?
Once I had managed to get the mask on, it stayed on quite well. Whilst I didn’t have to lie down, I still had to be careful and not move too much. I took the mask off after 15 minutes as I was getting bored of it dropping off around my chin. My skin looked brighter, with my dehydration and puffiness reduced. My skin didn’t feel as hydrated as it did when I tried the ETBELLA Food in Mask, but this could have been due to the mask not fitting me correctly, or due to the magic happening in those crucial last five minutes.
Whilst I wouldn’t repurchase this particular mask again, I would try other varieties to see how they compared. I already have the Apple Mango variety from another parcel swap with Nicole, and I shall be putting that to the test very shortly.