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What is it?
Facial mask, sleeping pack, daily moisturizer. A versatile product. Made by Coibana, Korean skin care brand. As their slogan says “Found in nature”, Coibana takes pride in utilizing botanical natural ingredients in their formulations.
This is what Coibana says about this product:
It’s whitening, anti-wrinkle nutritional mask contains real calendula petals.
Refreshing calendula nutritional soothing pack made with ingredients from Jeju island.
It is anti-wrinkle mask delivers resilient skin and whiter skin tone.
Ceramide NP and Hyaluronic acid provide hydrating moisture care.
It can be used as Mask Pack, Sleeping Mask, Moisture Cream. /Coibana/
Coibana Calendula Face Mask is actually thin, yellow gel with marigold (calendula) petals in it. That scent, though! Beautiful natural marigold scent. Very soothing actually, one of those (scarce) products that I enjoy full benefits of aromatherapy while applying it. It looks like a jar of flowery jam. Very nom nom.
Packaging is neat, simple, yet elegant 50 ml plastic jar.
How to use it?
When used as a Mask Pack, apply thick on the face and massage the face in a circular motion to fully absorb the product. You do not have to clean your face afterwards.
- After you have washed and before going to bed, thinly apply along the skin texture and massage the skin.
- Rinse with water the next morning
When used as a daily moisture cream, the petals can stick onto the skin. If this happens, thoroughly shake it off with your hands. /Coibana/
I do use it exactly as Coibana suggested. Works well each way. Only thing to add is if you are to use it as daily moisturizer, use it sparingly as it is rather moisturizing. Not something that oily skin types would enjoy. Dehydrated skin would love this, though.
Water, Dipropylene Glycol, Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, Sorbitol, 1,2-Hexanediol, Glycereth-26, Niacinamide, Trehalose, Betaine, Calendula Officinalis Flower (2000 ppm), Allantoin, Panthenol, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Portulaca Oleracea Extract, Houttuynia Cordata Extract, Cryptomeria Japonica Leaf Extract, Citrus Unshiu Fruit Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Opuntia Coccinellifera Fruit Extract, Centella Asiatica Extract, Polygonum Cuspidatum Root Extract, Scutellaria Baicalensis Root Extract, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Chamomilla Recutita (matricaria) Flower Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary )Leaf Extract, Ceramide NP, Piper Methysticum Leaf/Root/Stem Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Tromethamine Sodium Polyacrylate, Hydroxyethylcelulose, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Adenosine, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Phytosteryl/Octyldodecyl Lauroyl Glutamate, Ethylhexylglycerin, Pentylene Glycol, Caprylyl Glycol, Coceth-7, PPG-1-PEG-9 lauryl Glycol Ether, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Disodium EDTA, Fragrance
Did I mention before I loooove marigold in skin care? I believe I did mentioned it here. Such a soothing, calming, healing ingredient. My rosacea skin simply loves it. It is problem solver and when formulated with other botanical extracts with similar effect to skin, you have this little pot of herbal wonder.
Nothing to object to in this ingredient list.
Yes, but patch test first. As you do always. I know. –cough, cough–
Who is it for?
All skin types, combination skin, dehydrated skin, sensitive skin, normal skin, rosacea, mature skin, acne
Does it work?
Yes, I love it! Wonderful little pot of soothing, healing and deeply moisturizing yellow flower skin jam.
I refrain myself of using it every day as it is mask after all, too much of it and this happy story can end up with clogged pores.
When I apply it, my skin looks like I applied excellent facial oil to wet skin. Now, lose oil and wetness, and there you have it. A very nice skin with healthy glow to it. I love that effect. And it lasts until you decide wash off your face and apply something else to show its own effects.
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Saturday night routine▪️great day it was but that usually means I’d be too tired to breathe. I crawled to my vanity and managed to do this: ▪️double cleanse (no makeup): #peterthomasroth Irish Moor Mud Purifying Cleansing Gel, ▪️toner: #klairs Supple Preparation Unscented Toner, ▪️hydrator: #theordinary Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5, ▪️treat: The Ordinary Niacinamide 10% + Zn 1%, ▪️moisturizer/sleeping pack: #coibana Calendula Face Mask. . . #skincarejunkie #koreanskincare #iloveskincare #asianskincare #tiredskincare #quickskincare
For dehydrated skin, this effect is of the essence (pun intended). Apply some hydrating and soothing essence (like this, or this or even this) before this mask/moisturizer, and you are good to go. Day or night.
The hardest test of the moisturizing effect of cosmetics is one that I take on my hands. They are always super dry, dehydrated and generally lacking moisture. If something that I apply on my hands shows moisturizing effect longer than an hour, I can tell it works rather well. Well, this mask dried, but my hands remained well moisturized. And kept that way after washing them.
I’m having this mask on my face as I write this post. My skin is happy, ergo, I am happy.
At last, look at this most romantic brand message (ok, turn blind eye to Korean English):