Thursday, November 3, 2011

Review: Nature Republic Snail Therapy Essence Mask Sheet

First mask sheet I tried from my Korea Cosmetics lovelies is Nature Republic's Snail Mask Sheet. Nature Republic is the latest Korean Brand that opens locally. It's also a brand that is endorsed by Jang Geun Suk. And for a time I was head over heels in love with Sukkie, as in. I devoted a blog site of my crazy ramblings for him, well until I realized that he's way too prettier than me. No chance there for me even in the drama land (I know right, dream away!;-D But I really did like him even in his pre-A.N.JELL days in Beethoven's Virus) ;-D Anyhow, seriously, I had a taste of escargot on my skincare regimen via the snail cream, so I know how good it is, but this snail mask exceeded my expectation. :-D

I got this as a sample from my friend who visited Nature Republic shop in Seoul. 
Snail's mucus extract in skincare is known for helping and improving in skin recovery, with anti wrinkle, and whitening effect. For trouble skin care like acne, managing skin irritations. Improve skin elasticity. Yes, all the goodness packed in a skincare product.
How to Use: 1. After applying toner. Pull out mask sheet from package and unfold. 2. Apply the mask sheet onto the face. 3. Remove the sheet after 15-20 minutes, and gently tap to enhance absorption. Use 2 - 3 times a week for best result. Do not reuse mask sheet.
The mask sheet is by far the thinner that I tried. So I was extra careful when handling it. 
The essence is a bit on the watery side. But the mask itself is not soaking wet, so when I applied it there was  little issue on dripping.
Mask when laid flat. The mask was shaped in circle. I got a good fit, and it's surprisingly strong despite the thin material. 
Mask on. It's almost translucent. 
I left it for 20 minutes. I wanted to keep it longer but it's already drying out. I love the scent. It comes with a fresh crisp scent. I liked it. And it's not sticky at all, and there's a bit of cooling feel, while it's on, without any stinging feel. After removing the sheet, just when I was about to clean up, I noticed that there was actually more than a spoonful of essence left on the packet, (hmmm maybe that's why the mask sheet was not soaking wet...it's good to note to soak the sheet first next time!), so I applied the essence all over, gently pat. And slept with the essence on. And woke up, with noticeable improved skin. I love how it's moisturizing without leaving a greasy feel. And that's a big plus for me.

Overall, it's the best mask I've ever tried so far.;-D Because I actually noticed that there's visible lifting or tightening effect. I know, so yes, it totally exceeded my expectation for a momentary pampering treat. Will I repurchase? I would definitely check it out in the local Nature Republic shop. I do hope that they have it here though. I'll let you know asap. I'm not sure though about the price because I can't seem to find this specific mask yet, they mostly have the Snail Therapy Hydro Gel Mask but not the Essence Mask Sheet, but this is from Seoul so this must be the most recent line. And while I'm at it, I heard from a friend that the Nature Republic Snail line is actually one of the highly recommended back there when they visited (like a week ago), so I'm hoping to give it a try too. :-D

I just checked on the FB Page of Nature Republic Philippines that they'll actually be giving out a Snail Mask Sheet with JGS' face on it among several other freebies for tomorrow's SM North Edsa Opening. How nice?! Hmmm, should I drive myself to Manila? So tempting!

Have you tried the Snail line from Nature Republic, or other brands? Please do share. :-D

5 comments:

Emsy said...

Wooo~ Snail slime is very popluar these days. Im sure ill have this one on my wishlist

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Des said...

Hi Emsy! True, escargot is love when it comes to skin care products! :) I want more of them! :)

An Orange a Day said...

I'm currently trying Nature Republic products right now, and I must admit that you can immediately see the effects right after ONE usage! :)

Any other Nature Republic products that you buy? I'm just a starter when it comes to cosmetics. But I'm now using Nature Republic's Toner, Emulsion, Face Masks and BB Cream :)

Des said...

I have a recent Nature Republic haul, but I only used the trivial ones...lipsticks, nail polishes. I haven't tried their facial care lines per se. Soon. :)) How about you? How do you find them so far? Please do share. :))

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ladymishel said...

I'm really curious about the snail! hehehe It seems everyone is going gaga over this and I want to try it too. Good thing I was able to read your review, now I have an idea which product to try. Hope the snail will do wonders to my skin. Thanks for sharing your review :)

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