Mediheal is a popular Korean skincare brand that is famous for their wide assortment of innovative and effective masks, developed from a dedicated group of dermatologists from Seoul University. All their masks are dermatologically-tested, and well-loved for its low price high value quality. I got both masks at an offer in Seoul on my last trip, and was eager to try out the two new series immediately.
The MediHeal W.H.P White Hydrating Black Mask EX comes in a box of 10, and is a charcoal mineral mask that is made from beech wood from Japan. The active charcoal aids in radiating anions, absorbing impurities and oil control while providing nourishment and moisture to the skin. It contains the power whitening ingredient Niacinamide, arbutin and acai berry extract to whiten and even out skin tones.
The mask was soaked well in serum and the wood fibres and size and cut adhered well to my face. (Say No to Face Shop masks!) I left it on for 20 minutes and pat the remaining serum into my neck and body. There was minimal fragrance from the mask. I used this twice weekly as recommended for best effects, and the effect was amazing! After each removal my skin looked a half shade fairer from the intensive hydration and whitening. While it leaves a slightly sticky feeling after use (this mask was formulated more for dry skin), the whitening effect was obvious.
Encouraged by the black mask, I was eager to try out the Mediheal N.M.F Aqua Ring Ampoule Mask and switched up the masks over the next week. Unlike the black mask, the aqua ring mask is made from cellulose plant fibers which has high adherence to the skin, and creates a soft silk-like texture. It is suitable for both normal and sensitive skin, and its thinness ensures that all the goodness is delivered straight into your skin. The Mediheal N.M.F Aqua Ring Ampoule Mask was formulated for normal to dry or dehydrated skin (that’s me!) and is one of their iconic masks. N.M.F stands for natural moisture factor, which are particles that holds and prevents loss of moisture in your skin. It also contains hyaluronic acid and ceramide which has 3 times the capacity to deliver and lock water into deep layers of the skin, to provide hydration from within.
After a single use, my skin instantly looks plump and hydrated. The tightening effect of witch hazel in the mask aids minimized my pores while regulating sebum from deep within. I could see that my skin was brighter from the moisture surge, and much smoother. It does leave a sticky feeling similar to the after effects of the Mediheal White Hydrating Black Mask, to which is most likely due to the intensely moisturizing ingredients within.
Overall, both items delivered what they promised, and at this price point, it is great value-for-money. I can’t wait to try other masks from Mediheal!
Have you used any of their other masks before? Let me know!