Mandom Beauty: Barrier Repair Facial Mask HA (Super Moist) Review

Mandom Beauty: Barrier Repair Facial Mask HA (Super Moist) Reviewimage

Price: HKD69
Sheets Per Box: 5
MADE IN JAPAN

Continuing with my Mandom Beauty face mask bend, I also picked up the Super Moist version of the Barrier Repair line just to see if my skin would be just as happy with it as the Hyaluronic Acid one, and it certainly didn’t disappoint 😀

With the iconic chubby baby as the product’s main image, the face masks are easily spotted in my local drugstore — Mannings and Watsons — and there’s almost always a promotion going on for them 🙂 In regards to the packaging, one gets five face masks per pack and they are in individual sachets. The design of the face mask leaves much to be desired as it tore quite easily and I had to position the mask for a bit seeing as the bits around the chin were detached and it bunched up instead of laying flat on my skin; this is in comparison to other sheet masks that are well-cut, shaped and perfectly envelope one’s face without ripping or bunching up.

In terms of the product itself, each sachet boasts an awesome 27ml of essence for each face mask and I personally like putting one of these on in the morning for an extra boost of hydration before I carry on with my regular skincare and makeup routine. I put it on for about 10 to 15 minutes after cleansing my face, and when the time was up, I peeled it off and massaged the remaining essence into my face and neck to make sure that all of the essence went to good use, followed by my regular skincare routine. 😀 Formulated without parabens and fragrance, my skin felt very nicely hydrated after using this mask and I feel that I could use this in the evening when the weather isn’t as dry; however, I would use something even more intensive during the colder and drier months as my skin simply needs more hydration than usual. As such, I would say that for my purposes, this is a great and inexpensive mask to alternate with my more expensive sheet masks, and as an all-season mask to use when I don’t have any major issues with my skin <3  

All in all, I would repurchase Mandom Beauty face masks but perhaps I’ll opt for the Super Moist simply because it suits my particular skin condition better 😀

 

Mandom Beauty: Barrier Repair Facial Mask HA (Hyaluronic Acid) Review

Mandom Beauty: Barrier Repair Facial Mask HA (Hyaluronic Acid) Reviewimage

Price: HKD69
Sheets Per Pack: 5
MADE IN JAPAN

Seeing as I have dehydrated skin which is exacerbated with the change in seasons and general surrounding environment, my skin ends up looking dry and dull more often than I’d like it to. Let’s just say that it has a personality of its own. 🙁

What can I do to combat dehydrated skin with my skincare without breaking the bank?

Cue face masks from Mandom Beauty <3

With the iconic chubby baby as the product’s main image, the face masks are easily spotted in my local drugstore — Mannings and Watsons — and there’s almost always a promotion going on for them 🙂 In regards to the packaging, one gets five face masks per pack and they are in individual sachets. The design of the face mask leaves much to be desired as it tore quite easily and I had to position the mask for a bit seeing as the bits around the chin were detached and it bunched up instead of laying flat on my skin; this is in comparison to other sheet masks that are well-cut, shaped and perfectly envelope one’s face without ripping or bunching up.

In terms of the product itself, each sachet boasts an awesome 27ml of essence for each face mask and I personally like putting one of these on in the morning for an extra boost of hydration before I carry on with my regular skincare and makeup routine. I put it on for about 10 to 15 minutes after cleansing my face, and when the time was up, I peeled it off and massaged the remaining essence into my face and neck to make sure that all of the essence went to good use, followed by my regular skincare routine. 😀 Formulated without parabens and fragrance, my skin felt nicely hydrated after using this mask; however, compared to the Super Moist one, this mask would be better suited for those who have normal skin as it wasn’t nearly as hydrating as I’d like it to be for my combination-dry skin even during the Spring or Summer season in Hong Kong, or when the humidity levels are hovering around 70-80%. As such, although this is a perfectly good mask to alternate with other expensive masks that I have in my arsenal, I think I would relegate this mask to the mornings when I just need an extra boost of hydration that doesn’t leave my skin sticky prior to putting on my makeup.  

All in all, I would repurchase Mandom Beauty face masks but perhaps I’ll opt for the Super Moist simply because it suits my particular skin condition better 😀

Bifesta Eye Makeup Remover Review

Bifesta Eye Makeup Remover

Price: HKD65image
Volume: 145ml

As part of my February Empties post, when I took a photo of my empty bottles I couldn’t believe that I actually forgot to rave about this excellent eye makeup remover that I’ve been using exclusively for the past 4 years 😀 For a product hoarder such as myself, that’s saying quite a bit in terms of how much trust I place on its effectiveness. 😀

Hailed as Japan’s #1 Drugstore Eye Makeup Remover, this product is widely available in your local Mannings, Watsons, Sasa and Colourmix — and for those of you who aren’t in Hong Kong, venture online because it’s readily available there too! 😀 I used this eye makeup remover exclusively because it just removes all of my eye makeup — waterproof ones as well — with one swipe; well, two if you count the days when I tightline, but you get my drift.

In terms of packaging, it’s nothing to write home about: it’s a plastic bottle with a plastic screw on cap. Moving onto application, all I do is shake it up to completely mix the bi-phase solution (read: oil-suspended-in-water mix) and shake out a couple drops onto a cotton pad before pressing it onto my eyelid for about 5-10 seconds before completely wiping off my eye makeup. I am able to quickly and completely remove my eye makeup with minimal tugging and my eye contour also doesn’t end up dry, red or irritated afterwards; in fact, even though it’s a bi-phase eye makeup remover, it doesn’t leave me with an oily/blurry effect in my eyes during/post-removal.

With a product that does everything that it’s supposed to — and then some — I can’t persuade myself to switch to a pricier product that would have similar effects <3

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