I promised y'all I'd be more active right?
Now that I'm making myself do a mask everyday (my skin isn't as clean as it used to be :( ), I can really write up reviews for all the different masks I have!
Today, I'm here with a more... high-end branded mask!
It's the AHC Premium Phyto Complex Cellulose Mask!
With no further delays, let's jump straight into the review!
So AHC actually has three different intensities for the Phyto Complex mask!
The very basic one is the Phyto Complex Mask..
The next up is the Premium Phyto Complex Mask.
Lastly, the highest is the one I have, the Premium Phyto Complex Cellulose Mask.
Before I talk about the mask, let's compare the differences of these masks!
Well based on the characteristics, there really doesn't seem much of a difference other than the amount of ampoule, what kind of ampoule, and what type of sheet they are.
The base of the ampoule comes from their Phyto Complex Gel so that's probably why the main active ingredients are pretty much the same.
Okay less fact talks and let's get to more... personal reviews cuz who really wants the facts right?
The sheet was pretty thin and see through but I could immediately tell that there was going to be a lot of ampoule left over.
Because it's a cellulose sheet, it really does adhere to the surface of your face really well.
When I say really well, I do really mean it.
There was no sliding. Literally no sliding.
Because my nose bridge isn't that high, the area between my eyes never liked to stay put... that is until this mask.
I pressed the mask down onto my nose bridge and it did not lift or budge for the 30 minutes I had the mask on. I was very much amazed!
You can tell from the photo below that the only areas that doesn't seem to stay on are the areas where I have hair (hairline and eyebrow) and under my eyes.
The smell was alright. It wasn't a strong smell but you could definitely smell it but it was a refreshing smell. Almost like aloe (I looked at the ingredients list for the Phyto Complex Gel and it does contain a lot of aloe vera...).
The ampoule was gel-like and did not run as much as some lighter formulas.
But because of this, I could assume that it was going to leave a pretty sticky finish... and trust me, it did.
I wouldn't be exaggerating if I said that this mask was probably the stickiest mask I've ever used.
Every time I blinked, I could feel my lids sticking together.
Every time I touched my face my hand would stick.
However, the stickiness was gone after I put on a layer of cream like I always to after a mask.
I had the mask in the fridge for a while but it turns out that the mask has a temperature sticker on the back of the packaging. It's recommended that you use it after the thermometer turns green for best results and I can see why.
The mask itself has a cooling effect and using it cold allows for better and longer cooling.
I'm actually writing this review the morning after I put on the mask and I don't know if it's because I put on the cream after or it's because the ampoule fully absorbed, my skin looks and feels so silky smooth!
Overall, I'd give this mask a 8/10.
I really liked the smell, the sheet and everything but the missing 2 points comes from how sticky it is.
If you'd like to try it out, you can get them here:
- Zen Aesthetic (1600 Post ST, San Francisco, CA 94115) $6 per sheet, $30 per box
- Through me (contact me through e-mail please at firstname.lastname@example.org)
- TesterKorea $45 per box originally, now on sale for $14.13 + shipping
- Gmarket Global $14.30 + shipping