FYI, both my sister and I put on this mask, so the review will be the compilation of our opinion regarding this product :). My sister has a combination skin, yet lately she’s been having this flaky dry skin on her T-zone and hence me asking her to try on the mask to see whether it works well or not.
Price: RM 5.90 available at Watsons and Guardian
Size: 2 x 7.5ml
What it claims: Intensively regenerated and nourished, your skin feels velvety soft. Your skin feels wonderfully supple, smooth and relaxed
Ingredients: It claims to contain Honey to intensively regenerate and smooth the skin as well as Macadamia Nut Oil and Shea Butter to provide intensive moisture and nutrients to the skin. The whole ingredients of the mask is shown in the picture below.
The claim sounds promising right for a person with dry skin like me? When I saw Shea Butter is one of the ingredients, I decided to get one to try it out. Besides it was on sale lol. When I first opened it, the immediate action was sniffing the mask, haha. I always do that. Somehow the combination of honey, macadamia nut oil and shea butter smelt like some chemical spill. No, it smelt exactly like the super bitter cough syrup that I had to take when I was kid. Bottom line, the smell was really off.
Nivea Pampering Honey Mask was a cream-like wash off mask. The cream texture was pretty thick and rich. In fact it was a little erm, slimy. It somehow reminds me of body butter lol, it gave out this slippery feeling after I washed my hands not so long after finish applying the mask on my face.
Here’s some sequential pictures of my sister before, during, and after applying Nivea Pampering Honey mask. Sorry, I totally forgot to take picture of myself lol. Anyway, I think these pictures should be sufficient enough to show the difference before and after applying the mask as well as better description of the mask texture. The mask was removed after 15 minutes, I followed the instruction given in the packaging.
OK, so after both of us washed our face off (finally the greasy feeling went away!), I felt my skin was a little slippery albeit a little more moisturized. My sister, on the other hand, did not feel that there was any changes. My skin did feel a little moisturized, but that was all, it was not even the cool moisturized kind of feeling. We did not notice any change on my sister’s face and even her patchy flaking skin was still there.
After our experience, we had totally fallen out of love with this mask. It is cheap, yes, but I rather buy masks from some other brand which already proven to work on my skin well. Please, do not bother to get this mask..
Plus: Cheap, widely available
Minus: Does not moisturize well, greasy and slippery feeling, smells horribly