I hadn’t heard of this brand until a while ago. I’m not sure if I thought it’d be a good idea to try it out or not, but I know it was added to my Sephora cart since it was on sale and I wanted to experiment with some lesser-known brands. If I’m being honest, I was slightly disappointed at the size – maybe I expected 75ml to look like a lot more. I thought it was a small little tube for the 15 bucks I’d paid (after getting a discount – I couldn’t imagine paying 25 euros for this).
However, I take that back now. Read on more to see how I realised, after years of sheet mask use, that sheet masks are hella expensive…this should have been intuitive but I never realised how economical cream masks actually are…
Price – €25
Quantity – 75ml
Product Claims: The mask claims to give instant and long-lasting glow to your skin, something the queens would use to keep their skin looking perfect. It claims to delight our skin, and our senses (apparently it smells great).
Pure Royal Jelly – Royal jelly is produced by bees to feed the queen bee and her offsprings. So you can imagine where they got the idea of the name from (Masque des Reines = Mask of the Queens). It has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits. It repairs the skin and is said to be a great anti-aging support.
Fruit acids (oranges, lemons, blackberries) – This provides very gentle natural peeling on your skin. Loaded with Vitamin C, it also provides the long list of benefits citric acid is well-known for.
Sunflower Seed Oil – Sunflower seed oil is an excellent source of Vitamin E, which is very effective in combating the several skincare issues us women face everyday – acne, pigmentation, scarring, etc.
It’s just so lovely! It has a gelatinous texture, like a mix between honey and jelly. Goes on so nicely on the face; it’s just sublime. And don’t let that small size deceive you, it’s more than enough to last you a bit!
Scent and colour
It has a pleasant, floral smell. It’s not overpowering at all. Apparently, it’s white lily and mimosa. It’s colourless and I was pleasantly surprised. I’ve never used a colourless face mask before.
It went on very smoothly on my face. I kept it on for 15 minutes the first time and about 20 minutes the second time (even though they ask you to leave it on for 10 minutes only). It wasn’t sliding off; I could walk around and not worry about something dripping off my face. Once I’d washed it off, my skin felt soft and moisturised. I’d been a hardcore sheet mask girl till now, but I was pleasantly surprised after using this mask.
I was surprised at how little product you needed to put on your face. I got this product on sale at Sephora, hence didn’t pay the full price for it. This is really good value for money and I was impressed at how many uses I got out of it. Another thing I never realised with sheet masks was how expensive they are! One use is between €5-8 wheres a cream face mask lasts for a much longer time despite its higher price.
Long Term Impressions
I’ve used it for about 6 times now and I’m very happy with the results. My skin feels less dry than before. If ever I see a dry patch popping up, I whip out this face mask. I bought this mask on sale at Sephora for €15 and I think this is a damn good deal for that amount.
Would I recommend this to my friends?
Absolutely! It’s a relatively lesser known brand so many people may not know about it, however, it’s worth checking out. I’m going to try more of their products soon!