Just when I think I have caught up with the world of sheet masks, I realize that in the world of Kbeauty, I will NEVER catch up. I don’t know how people manage to keep up with the sheet masks that are out there because I have been trying to make room in my office for two years now! I went a bit crazy buying every brand and mask under the sun and I am seeing the error of my ways in terms of lack of moderation. The pandemic changed a lot of things for me and even though I still buy the occasional sheet mask(s), I am nowhere near the level of acquisition I was at before and I am grateful. I did allow myself a large YesStyle purchase back in November of last year as I had my eye on a few Kbeauty products including a new-to-me brand called Steambase. I was immediately attracted to their hexagon logo and minimalistic packaging. Their brand promotes skin balance and health using thermal spring water and botanical ingredients.
I picked up a three masks from Steambase, the first being the Manuka Honey Propolis Perfect Shield Mask because I LOVE honey masks in all forms for their scent and anti-inflammatory properties. I did not realize this was a biocellulose mask until I took it out of the package as I didn’t do much research on the mask prior to purchasing, but I always love a good biocellulose mask and this one turned out to be better than most I have used.
In addition to thermal hot spring water from Korea’s Onyang Hot Springs, this mask also contains 30mL of essence containing manuka honey and propolis to improve a dull complexion, give a boost a extra hydration without leaving the skin feeling sticky or to calm red and irritated skin. In short, honey masks are always a good thing!
Price: $8 CDN
Skin concerns: Hydration, elasticity
Essence Type: Thick, clear gel
Duration: 20 minutes
Thickness: Medium which is good for biocellulose as thicker is better!
Mask Fit: Good
Hydration: Very nice!
Other notes: N/A
Ingredients: Onsen-Sui, Glycerin, Glycereth-26, Dipropylene Glycol, Butylene Glycol, 1,2-Hexanediol, Water, Isopentyldiol, Betaine, Polyglyceryl-10 Laurate, Panthenol, Carbomer, Arginine, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Fruit Juice, Propolis Extract, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Water, Ethylhexylglycerin, Honey Extract, Xanthan Gum, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Melia Azadirachta Flower Extract, Ocimum Sanctum Leaf Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Melia Azadirachta Leaf Extract, Glyceryl Acrylate/Acrylic Acid Copolymer, Leontopodium Alpinum Callus Culture Extract, Curcuma Longa (Turmeric) Root Extract, Fragrance, Corallina Officinalis Extract, Sorbitan Isostearate, Hydrolyzed Hyaluronic Acid, Hydroxypropyltrimonium Hyaluronate, Sodium Acetylated Hyaluronate, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-5
Final verdict: I thought this mask was on the more expensive side for a regular sheet mask, but now that I know it is a biocellulose mask that it on the thicker side, I see can understand the price point a bit better as thicker biocellulose masks are better quality thanks to the longer fermentation process. I loved the scent as well and the hot spring water being the first ingredient made it feel like an extra bougie mask. As a first impression of the brand, I am pleased with the results of this mask and look forward to sharing my thoughts on the other two Steambase masks I have!
You can find Steambase on www.yesstyle.com
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