26 January 2017

Review: Cosrx Ultimate Moisturizing Honey Overnight Mask

Hi All! Yes, I am reviewing a lot of Cosrx products recently because it is one of my favourite Korean brands! As you all know they got two famous overnight masks and this is the Ultimate Moisturizing Honey Overnight Mask. I don't know why they always create long product names, it is a mouth full! A few weeks ago I reviewed their Nourishing Rice Mask so check out that review if you are interested.

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COSRX ULTIMATE MOISTURIZING HONEY OVERNIGHT MASK 
On the packaging it already states that it contains 85% propolis extract and natural bees wax.
• Propolis: this has been used as natural antibiotic for a long time. The calming properties of the propolis helps with any redness or irritations.
• Bees wax: this is made through metabolic change of bees. It keeps the skin moist without making it sticky.

When I saw that, I was like YASSSSS I love propolis a lot after I used the Pure Heals Propolis 90 Ampoule. My skin loves propolis. This mask refreshes, hydrates, moisturizes the skin deeply and should be used as the last step of your skincare routine before you go to bed. This mask is great for all skintypes, but it is especially for people with redness, dry as well as oily skintypes.

No spatula is included so you need to make sure your hans are clean before you put your finger in the jar. There is luckily also a squeeze tube out, which is way more hygienic.


The size of the product is the same as their rice mask, which isn't big but there is enough product inside. It contains 50g of product.





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INGREDIENTS 
It has a great ingredient list, the full list can also be seen at cosdna.com. Obviously, propolis extract is first in the list since 85% of the product contains propolis extract. Do keep in mind that you shouldn't use it if you are sensitive to beeswax or silicones.

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HOW TO USE 
You don't need much product, I usually apply 1 thin layer. But it's up to you, you can obviously wait until 1 layer is absorbed and apply another layer for extra moisture.
You can use it in 3 ways:
- as a wash off pack, apply it and wait for 15 minues. Then wash off with lukewarm water. I don't know why people would want to do this, I would leave it on so it can absorb the good ingredients into my skin haha.
- as a cream, as your last step of your skincare routine in the morning. You can move on with your make up afterwards.
- or you can use it as a sleeping pack. Use this as the last step of your skincare routine at night and you just need to wash it off with lukewarm water the next morning.

TEXTURE & SCENT 
The moisturizing honey mask is scentless and has a yellow color. The yellow color is the bees wax that is made of pollen and spore. No colorant has been used for it. The texture is like a light gel and can be easily spread. It feels cooling on the skin which I love and it feels moisturizing and soothing as well. I am sure this is lovely during the Summer or on days when you are tired. You can even put this mask in your fridge, for extra cooling effect and this helps with swollen skin too! You might think that this mask would be very sticky, but it is only slightly sticky when you apply it, but once it has been absorbed it feels soft and moisturized without any sticky feeling. Beeswax is included to minimize stickiness, there is no honey inside.


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WHERE TO BUY 
This product was sent to me by q-depot.com for review purposes. The mask is sold for USD$31.09 there. There is a 10% OFF coupon available: SW10OFF, so feel free to use it. They offer free worldwide shipping above USD$49.-.

FINAL THOUGHTS 
I am using this mask as an overnight mask and sometimes as a day cream. This lightweight mask contains many great ingredients (hello 85% propolis extract!) to keep my skin moist, cooling and hydrated. It reduces redness on my skin and it spreads easily. What I like about it as well is that it doesn't have a scent to it, I have a sensitive nose so I barely use any highly scented skincare products. In the morning it is a tiny bit oily on my T-zone and my cheeks (dry area) are moisturized. It has a sticky feeling once I apply it, but once it has absorbed it feels soft and moisturized. Because it does take 2-3 minutes or so to absorb, I rather not to use it every morning since I am always running late for work lol. But I do use it in the weekend as a day cream since I got more time in the morning then. It leaves a healthy dewy finish and non greasy, I like it! Let my skin glow baby!

note: this product was sent to me for review purposes, this didn't affect my opinion about the product. I didn't receive money to write about it, see disclaimer.


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