Friday, February 22, 2013

O'slee Honey Sugar Mask

My favourite brand from Hong Kong, O'slee came out with new offerings: Pomegranate Milky Mask and Honey Sugar Mask. No prizes for correctly guessing which one I have - the title already gave away the secret. Haha!


Name: O'slee Honey Sugar Mask 蜂蜜黄糖煥膚面膜
Price: RM 59.90 for 100 ml
Made in: Hong Kong

How to use:
1. Dry face
Apply the mask on dry face, gently massage in circular motion for 1 minute, then rinse.

2. Wet face
Apply the mask on wet face, gently massage in circular motion, then the sugar will melt down. Let the mask stay for 5 - 10 minutes then rinse. (Source: O'slee's press release)


Honey Sugar Mask is housed in a heavy duty ceramic jar, topped off with a plastic lid. It comes with a spatula and a sponge (not pictured) to facilitate the rinsing process.


It requires a little more effort than regular wash off masks or exfoliators to rinse off because of the slip from the carrier oils.

Vat of goodness equipped with the warning this is not food.


A wet surface is a must for it to be used as a mask. Upon contact with water, the grains of brown sugar melt to form a paste-like texture.


I've used this product for a month, long enough to get a gander at its effectiveness:

Peeling
It doesn't peel per se, but it does exfoliate, which I believe is its goal. Exfoliation is a better term, peeling just begs for misinterpretation.

On a dry surface, the mask acts like an exfoliator to slough away dead skin cells. It is abrasive due to it having scrubby bits (thanks to the sugar), but it won't irritate in any way. Just remember to use a light touch!


Whitening
I wasn't convinced that it'd brighten but I was proven wrong. In order to snap the pictures seen in this post, I applied the mask on my left hand, and it miraculously became so much brighter compared to my neglected right hand.

Moisturising
This mask is packed with carrier oils like jojoba seed oil, grapeseed oil and olive oil. These oils leave a moisturising film that absorbs quickly and leaves my face soft and nourished.

Before.


After.


Removes blackheads
Naturally, the exfoliating action helps to loosen the comedones lodged deep in my pores.

If you're a fan of sweet scented products you'll enjoy this. I don't particularly care for the scent but I know many will rave about it. It has a high potential to get messy, so be sure to apply over a sink or during a shower.


You can pick this up, along with the rest of the O'slee line at oslee.com.my and selected Guardian Pharmacies nationwide.

The full ingredient list for Honey Sugar Mask:
Sucrose, Squalane, Caprylic/Capric Glycerides, Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter) Extract, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Isononyl Isononanoate, Hydrogenated Grapeseed Oil, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, C12-18 Alkyl Glucoside, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Lithium Magnesium Silicate, Glycyrrhiza Glabra Root Extract, Tocopherol, Honey Extract, Phenoxyethanol, Fragrance, Bisabolol, Allantoin, Hyaluronic Acid.

Disclosure: Press samples.

8 comments :

Mrs. Gaeul said...

This looks so yummy and nice! I love pomegranate, so I bet the other one is wonderful too. I bet it smells amazing too!

Blair said...

The jar has a curvy body. I imagine that it won't be as practical as a tub. No I haven't tried the Black Sugar Mask. Should I? Is it any good?

Blair said...

Hey @Kaerra:disqus

No I haven't! I think that other Korean products bears more resemblance for example Mizon's Honey Black Sugar Scrub and Skin79's Sweet Honey Sugar Scrub. Skinfood's version lacks honey haha

The Unprofessional Beauty Blog said...

This looks so yummy. And the fact of honey and sugar sounds so good on the skin.

Makeup Morsels said...

ohh this sounds ever so heavenly! I love honey/sugar scrubs, and all the oils in this sound wonderfully softening too. I actually haven't heard of this brand before, what are your favorite products from them?

Blair said...

They are all pretty good but my fave is of course the Honey Sugar Mask!

MizzJ said...

What is that instrument you used to measure the moisture levels in your skin?

Sarvin Sidhu said...

i'm a fan of oslee products and i loveee this honey-sugar mask!