disclaimer: this product was sent to me for review purposes. all opinions are my own and are unbiased
This is my second of three Skinfood Freshmade masks that they recently released. ~ I have already reviewed the Apple Hydrating Mask (review here) and I am currently using the Pineapple Peeling Mask, which is actually a sleep pack, not a peeling gel! Jolse, a premier Korean online store, sent me these masks for review purposes.
There are six Freshmade masks
- Watermelon Soothing Wash Off
- Cranberry Toning Wash Off
- Coconut Firming Sleep Pack (Vic@seniordogsrule (IG review) states this is so thick and sticky on her skin, but leaves her skin ultra-soft. She also says it smells really good!)
- Lemon Brightening Wash Off
- Apple Hydrating Wash Off
- Pineapple Peeling Gel
They are all 90 mL and under $10.00 USD .
Description: Fresh made, fresh ingredient, fresh soothing care system. A wash-off mask with a cool moisturizing gel like freshly ground lemon pulp that provides a temporary tone-up effect to skin.
Lemon is a natural source of Vitamin C and the antioxidants bioflavonoids, also known as Vitamin P. Bioflavonoids help enhance the benefits of Vitamin C, which will help gently exfoliate due to the citric acid it contains, as well as smoothing your skin and making your pores look smaller. It helps protect your skin against UV damage and is also an anti-inflammatory. It will help in the production of collagen and will aid in the reduction of fine lines and wrinkles and it is an anti-bacterial and antiseptic, so it will help prevent and heal blemishes and wounds. Lemon is fantastic for oily skin, as it is both an astringent and purifying ingredient that will help reduce the oil on the surface of your face. It is also a skin brightener and will help lighten your hyper-pigmentation spots and brighten your skin tone. It contains ascorbic acid and that will also help lighten PIH (post inflammatory hyper-pigmentation) from acne.
Anthemis Nobilis, also known as Roman Chamomile, is found throughout Europe, North America and Argentina and has an apple-like scent. This extract is known for its soothing, gentle anti-inflammatory properties and will help reduce redness and swelling.
This also has some hydrating ingredients of glycerin, sodium hyaluronate and trehalose ~ these also attract moisture into your skin. Betaine is also superior for its intense moisturization and hydration properties, without the stickiness, and also reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, while attracting moisture (humectancy) and relieving skin irritation.
Ingredients: Water, Glycerin, Dipropylene Glycol, Propanediol, Sodium Hyaluronate, Trehalose, Betaine, Anthemis Nobilis (Roman Chamomile) Flower Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Hizikia Fusiforme Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Water, Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon) Peel Powder (200ppm) , Citrus Limon (Lemon) Peel Oil (1200ppm), PEG-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Tromethamine, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Carbomer, Xanthan Gum, Sodium Polyacrylate, Butylene Glycol, Benzophenone-5, Disodium EDTA, Phenoxyethanol, Chlorphenesin, Capryl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, 1, 2-Hexanediol, CI 19140 cosDNA analysis
image credit from jolse
Just like the apple mask, it comes in a cute plastic jam jar and there is a safety seal to ensure that it hasn’t been opened or tampered with. This mask is a gel wash off mask that is designed to moisturize and brighten the skin, while cooling and soothing your skin. This contains two types of lemon extracts ~ 200 ppm of Citrus Medica Limonum peel powder and 1,200 ppm of Citrus Limon peel oil. These ingredients provide both skin-tightening and toning effects, while brightening your skin.
The gel has a slight yellowish tint in the jar, but when applied to my skin, it is clear. Just like the apple mask, it is very runny ~ a liquid gel and unlike the apple mask, it really doesn’t thicken up in the frig. It smells wonderful ~ very bright and lemony ~ I want a lemonade when I use this mask.
Since the jelly doesn’t thicken, it really does run and plop off my face ~ this is a mask where you would just apply a bit at a time, massaging it into your skin. It does have a cooling effect on my skin and feels really nice and refreshing.
It does dry down to a gummy texture and rinses off easily. However, I didn’t notice any brightening effects when I use this mask. It did help with my oily skin, by reducing the appearance of my pores a little bit.
Unlike the Apple Mask, I didn’t find any benefits to using the Lemon Mask by Skinfood. I have used almost 3/4 of the jar now and there has been no brightening effects to my skin ~ not even initially and temporarily, which I would have expected. It does smell fantastic ~ I love the scent of lemons ~ and it feels really nice on my skin, but I feel that it is too runny and gloppy for me to recommend this one. It does help a bit with pores, but there are other products that can do this that are much better. I didn’t notice any brightening or firming of my skin. Maybe I should try this as an overnight mask pack instead? I will be reviewing the Pineapple Peeling Gel (sleep pack) in about a week and that one is much better than this mask. Have you tried any of the Freshmade series from Skinfood? Which ones did you try or which ones do you want to try?
You can purchase Skinfood Freshmade Lemon Mask at Jolse, as well as the other five varieties, for $9.33 USD. Jolse also has free shipping and gives lots of samples too when you place an order with them. I really appreciate that Jolse sent me this for review purposes ~ thank you!