I’ve been dying to try the Mamonde masks for a long time. The biggest factor being the packaging. The floral design is just so pretty and flower extracts! Their ingredients seem to be more distinct too! I’ve gotten sick of seeing the same ol’ mask varieties. I paid $7 for the 3 masks and my brain can’t remember/doesn’t want to calculate the cost per masks, but regardless, it’s more than what I would have paid online. Considering I saved on shipping costs and saved my wallet the agony of purchasing more products to justify the shipping costs, I think it was a pretty good deal 🙂
Mamonde Lotus Cooling & Soothing Flower Essential Mask
First things first, I failed to research/notice that these masks contain alcohol. While there’s no consensus as to whether it’s harmful to the skin in a well formulated product, I personally avoid alcohol on my face because my skin is dehydrated. I also turn really red from drinking alcohol, so I stand by my personal decision to avoid alcohol in skin products. I don’t avoid drinking alcohol though, lol. Double standards.
The mask had a very faint floral smell that didn’t really linger when I had the mask on. That’s always a plus for me because strong odors are unpleasant especially when I have to leave it on for 20 minutes. I was also happy that despite containing 20 ml of essence, the mask wasn’t drippy. It’s a pet peeve of mine when essence spills onto the floor and I have to go clean it. More isn’t always better in that sense. The fit itself isn’t terrible. I had to scrunch up some parts because the sheet was a bit wide for my face, but it was fairly easy to maneuver.
After removing the mask I did not notice any redness despite the fact that alcohol is pretty high on the ingredient list. It wasn’t particularly soothing, but the mask wasn’t irritating or drying. It provided simple hydration so no complaints. The mask did not leave any tacky residue either. Nor did it cause additional break outs, just a standard mask. The lotus goodies are pretty low on the ingredient list so I don’t know how much work it does for this sheet mask. I’ve grown to accept the fact that sheet masks are simply nice hydrating pick-me ups. I feel like a lot of these special ingredients don’t do much for me, but who knows I might find a sheet mask I’ll fall in love with but for now I’m too optimistic.
water, butylene glycol, glycerin, peg/ppg-17/6 copolymer, alcohol, citrus paradisi fruit extract, betaine, xanthan gym, peg-60 hydrogenated castor oil, nelumbo nucifera flower extract, nelumbo nucifera root extract, sodium hyaluronate, disodium edta, phenoxyethanol, fragrance
According to COSDNA, Butylene gylcol was flagged with an acne rating of 1, but as you can see the goodies are at the bottom 😦
- No tacky residue
- Not drippy
- Non-irritating despite having alcohol pretty high up on ingredients list
- Did not cause any additional break outs
- Contains alcohol as the 5th ingredient
- Flower extracts not that high on ingredient list (not sure how beneficial they are regardless)
Mamonde Jasmine Mask Oasis Water Flower Essential Mask
My love for all things jasmine scented prompted this purchase. I was hoping for a light jasmine scented mask, but when I put it on my face I swear it smells like cleaning detergent, a tangy citric antiseptic smell. The smell doesn’t linger though. It just smells like something I’d put on my floor and not my face.
The mask made my face sting and upon removal I noticed the skin looked red. Not to mention the sheet tore as I tried to remove the mask, which I must add did not happen when I used the Lotus mask. Did I get a bad mask? My face remained tacky and considering the slight facial flushing I decided I had to wash the residual essence off. I felt disappointed with this mask. I mean my face did feel pretty smooth and soft after I washed off the residue. The redness dissipated as well, but I thought I was going for a sheet mask NOT a wash off mask!
water, glycerin, butylene glycol, alcohol, peg/ppg-17/6 copolymer, citrus paradisi fruit extract, peg-60 hydrogenated castor oil, ammonium acryloyldimethyltaurate/vp copolymer, carbomer, jasminum officinale flower extract extract, jasminum officinale extract, potassium hydroxide, disodium edta, phenoxyethanol, fragrance
Upon running the ingredients through COSDNA, Butylene glycol has an acne rating of 1 and Carbomer has an irritant rating of 1 as well. Nothing too bad on paper, but my skin didn’t like this mask regardless.
I feel like the formulation of the Jasmine mask was what made the experience so different from the Lotus mask. The Jasmine mask was probably tacky because glycerin is the 2nd ingredient for the Jasmine mask, but is the 3rd ingredient for the Lotus mask. Glycerin is usually what causes sheet masks to feel tacky afterward so having a little more of it is something my skin doesn’t like.
Alcohol is listed as the 4th ingredient the Jasmine mask and 5th in the Lotus mask. Although it’s only slightly higher on the ingredient list I think my skin realized it before I did.
- Pretty packaging
- Skin felt nice and smooth after I washed off essence
- Has an antiseptic smell
- Mask tore upon removal
- Leaves tacky residue
- Caused skin to become slightly red
Mamonde Dual Gel Meadowsweet Flower Mask Pure Brightening
Given that it’s my first gel mask I don’t have much to compare it to. However, I think I’m hooked! I felt slightly confused after I tore the package open. Although I’ve heard stories of how difficult application can be, I was just literally staring at it for 5 seconds while scurrying to catch any essence that’s trying to trickle down.
The mask itself was pretty well saturated. The application is a little difficult because hydrogel masks contain two parts, one for the top part of the face and one for the bottom part. I had to return the bottom half back the package so I wasn’t applying the top part of the mask one handed. Such a noob!
Wearing the mask was super pleasant. It smells of peaches and feels luxurious. Sure, I had to struggle with getting it on properly since it’s difficult to maneuver, but afterward it adhered to my skin very well. I think the fact that it sticks so well that makes it hard to move around. My skin just drank up the essence. I was done in a little less than 15 minutes and normally I have to wear sheet masks forever. My face looked a lot more hydrated and no tacky residue whatsoever! The hydration effects seem much more noticeable than that I get from a regular sheet mask. Heck, I think I noticed a glow. I don’t know if I’m imagining it because I was giddy with how bouncy my skin looked. Granted, it’s also a lot pricier, but I think it’s a well deserved treat. I plan on stocking up on a few different hydrogel masks and repurchasing this along with other Mamonde hydrogels. I’m going to pass on their regular sheet masks though. Not a fan of those.
water, butylene glycol, glycerin, propylene glycol, ceratonia siliqua gum, potassium hydroxide, chondrus crispus, phenoxyethanol, peg-60 hydrogenated castor oil, spiraea ulmaria flower extract, allantoin, niacinamide, ethylhexylglycerin, sodium starch octenylsuccinate, calcium pantothenate, maltodextrin, citric acid, potassium sorbate, sodium benzoate, disodium edta, sodium ascorbyl phosphate, tocopheryl acetate, pyridoxine hcl, silica, fragrance
I typed and ran the ingredients through COSDNA and only Butylene glycol and Chondrus crispus were flagged. If I made any typos, please let me know since I have an image of the ingredients too 🙂 Butylene glycol only has an acne rating of 1 so no biggie. Chrondrus crispus or Irish moss has an acne rating of 5 and irritant rating of 2. I was a little worried, but I heard that although COSDNA is an awesome site the ratings should be taken with a grain of salt, as with everything really. I did a quick google search and Paula’s Choice rates the ingredient as “good.” I haven’t reacted so far and my skin reacts fast.
- Very hydrating
- Absorbs very well and quickly
- Smells great
- No tacky residue
- No irritation
- Annoying to put on