Purchased at: BonjourHK
Price: $9.70/10 masks
Description: My Beauty Diary Cooling Mask is enriched with cooling ingredient to wake up fatigued skin and restore skin radiance by boosting metabolism. Marigold Extract is an ideal soothing treatment for skin damaged by UV rays. Skin is comforted and refreshed. Perfect blend of green tea extract and ginkgo extract works to leave skin watery and translucent, while Hyaluronic Acid and elder extract intensively pour moisture into skin.
Suitable for: For all skin types, particularly for fatigued skin or skin damaged by UV rays.
Experience: Scent was a little stronger than usual (not that strong though) and had the sharp edge of witch hazel and calendula (both are pretty pungent in their natural form). Even though this mask does have menthol and peppermint in it, it smells more like witch hazel and calendula. When I first put it on my face, it wasn't that cool but after 1-2 minutes it got suddenly much cooler. I haven't had such an extreme cooling effect since the Skinfood Vita-A Gel Mask (still one of my fav masks). It lasted for over 10 minutes and felt really, really good. When I removed the mask my face was brighter, smoother, and refreshed. It also made me feel more awake ^_^ I wouldn't say it was the most hydrating mask ever but my skin was still decently moisturized. I have no complaints and my face felt very plumper, smoother, and awake. Fyi calendula and witch hazel are great for acne-prone skin (though witch hazel can be a bit drying).
Fit: Quite good, like all post-2010 MBD masks :) Perfect for me.
Scent: Witch hazel-calendula-ish with a hint of peppermint. Very fresh and clean smelling.
Mask texture: Silky, thin, and smooth.
Excess serum: A little nickel-sized scoop.
Soothes skin <-- Yep. Especially if you have slight sunburn. Fyi, if you get a BAD sunburn (ei your skin is peeling) this might sting a bit - I don't know for sure but witch hazel can sting if your skin sometimes. In any case, for mild sunburns, blotchy skin, and skin irritations will be soothed beautifully.Overall Results: With summer right around the corner, this mask is going to be perfect. I really like this mask because it's so refreshing. The scent isn't absolutely amazing but it's tolerable and not bad at all. I highly recommend this mask especially with summer coming up and I've already repurchased a whole box so you know where I stand :)
Lowers skin temperature <-- YES. Works like a charm.
Softens skin <-- Face feels plumper.
Nourishes and moisturizes skin <-- It's not the most moisturizing mask ever but then this is a cooling mask not a moisturizing one necessarily. It's not drying and that's the important thing.