I’m sorry to jump straight into another review again but I’m on a bit of a review frenzy! As I mentioned in my previous post, I’d managed to accumulate a fair few honey related products and decided to go through which ones I love, which ones I don’t love and anything in between!
Today I’m going to give a little write up on a Honey Mask by the brand I’m From. Wishtrend provided this product to me for the sake of reviewing but all opinions are my own. I gratefully accepted this as I trust Wishtrend, I’ve ordered from them before and they stock a great array of Korean beauty brands. I’m not being paid for this, I’m just happy to talk about cosmetics and skin care!
So to start it off, the Honey Mask is $37.90 for 120g and comes in a sturdy jar with a scoop. I’m From advise that the product contains 38.7% of honey (which seems like an arbitrary percentage!) from the Jiri Mountain. It’s a wash off mask designed to nourish and moisturise your skin as well as help with any redness or loose and dull skin. These claims are quite standard amongst products that contain honey so they don’t appear very far fetched to me. Someone has previously entered in the Ingredient list to CosDNA here so you can see all the goodies and any potential irritants as well.
Here’s a shot of the product inside. I must admit, it wasn’t what I was expecting at all! I lot of the masks and wash off packs I’ve tried have generally been very light and soothing, this mask is THICK. It’s almost like honey but it in peanut butter form (that sounds gross but it’s actually much nicer than I can explain)! The smell, although lovely and quite mild, lingers for a long time so this may be a potential draw back for some who are sensitive to fragrances.
Onto the actual review – I’ve been using this mask semi-regularly for around a month now. I had intended to take some photos of my face skin before and after however over the Christmas break I’ve had some pretty icky breakouts (that are unrelated to this product) so sadly I can’t quite show you. My skin is doing a bit of a combo thing right now, with an oily jawline and an awfully dry forehead with spots of eczema. I decided to stop using other masks and heavy creams in lieu of testing this (particularly on my forehead) and I’m glad to say that my eczema patches have almost completely disappeared since, which is a really nice surprise! Another thing to note is that my skin gets really picky with certain products and loves to just pop up random closed comedones everywhere which drive me NUTS, thankfully this product has not caused me to break out in any additional closed comedones which is a big plus for me.
My skin has generally felt more moist and the redness caused by my eczema has subsided immensely. As far as firming, I couldn’t say for sure as I believe a firming effect can only really be observed after prolonged use.
Here’s a bit of a shot of it massaged into the skin, it does absorb a fair bit but the product is quite thick so a large portion of it will settle on top of the skin. This can be good as final step in your routine if you’re really trying to seal in some moisture after using any acids on your skin. A little does go a long way with this product as well, just a small scoop should be enough to cover your face.
I will admit though, this product is quite pesky to wash off, I think it would be best to use a microfibre cloth or even a konjac sponge to help with any left over residue on your face. I don’t think it would be too much of an issue if there was a bit of leftover mask on your face however it may irritate some skin.
In conclusion I really quite like this mask and I’ve been enjoying it in lieu of my usual sheet masks however I don’t see any problem with using both. This product is certainly an option for those who have quite dry and dull skin, I don’t think I would recommend it for those with oilier skin types as it may be a bit too heavy or intense for regular use. The only drawbacks would be the scent, as it does tend to linger, and the difficulty with washing this off neatly. It’s also worth noting that this product seemingly has some great reviews on Wishtrend as well as a small shout out from Fifty Shades of Snail (who is kinda the guru on great honey products).
1 – Terrible, would not recommend at all
2 – Bad, did not work for me but may work for others, would not repurchase
3 – Average-decent, but unlikely to repurchase
4 – Good, worked well or showed some results, would recommend and may repurchase
5 – Excellent, would happily recommend to one and all, extremely likely to repurchase
Where to Buy: Wishtrend – $37.90USD for 120g