23 Oct 2017

Review: A. By Bom Super Power Baby 2 Step Ultra Floral Leaf Mask


I always want to try out one of these A. By Bom masks having watched Meejmuse's video raving about it. The packaging itself is also super attractive and pretty with cute sakura petals and pinkish design! I got mine from 11street at a local reseller but you are advised to go for trustable seller if you want to buy the entire box. The box comes with a security code where you can check the authenticity of the product. This product is highly raved in the beauty community so there are occasions of fakes flying around so you must be careful when you get one.

The Ultra Floral Leaf Mask is a 2-step mask that comes with sakura petal shaped patches and an actual sheet mask. This pink version is intended for brightening and wrinkle care purposes. There is one green version for hydration and soothing effects.




HOW TO USE


There is no English description on the packaging whatsoever. To use, you first take out the two beauty patches held between two plastic holders and apply on areas of your face that need greater attention. Then you apply the sheet mask ON TOP of the patches.

MATERIALS


The patches are made of material that feels papery on the skin. It is still fairly soft and adheres to the skin pretty well. The sheet mask, on the other hand, feels quite silky but not the softest I have tried. My skin starts tingling/itchy 5 minutes or so after putting the mask on, especially around the area where I apply the patches. The tingling remains until I took off the mask and the patches. I guess something about the materials irritate my skin out.


The mask is soaked in slightly pinkish essence that is slightly viscous but not sticky. The essence feels quite slippery on the skin but it gets absorbed into the skin immediately after applying, leaving the skin a bit satin and tight. The mask has a powdery-floral scent to it.

INGREDIENTS


Patches
Purified Water, Methylpropanediol, Isopentyldiol, Glycerin, Niacinamide, PEG-400, 1,2-Hexanediol, Butylene Glycol, Prunus Serrulata (Cherry Blossom) Flower Extract, Camellia Japonica Flower Extract, Rosa Hybrid Flower Extract, Nelumbium Speciosum (Lotus) Flower Extract, Prunus Persica (Peach) Flower Extract, Saccharomyces Ferment Filtrate, Centella Asiatica Extract, Polygonum Cuspidatum Root Extract, Scutellaria Baicalensis Root Extract, Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract , Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract , Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Xanthan Gum, Trehalose, Caffeine, Allantoin, Carbomer, Tromethamine, Hydroxyacetophenone, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Adenosine, Disodium EDTA, Fragrance

Sheet Mask
 Purified Water, Methylpropanediol, 1,2-Hexanediol, Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, Sodium Hyaluronate, Prunus Serrulata (Cherry Blossom) Flower Extract, Rosa Hybrid Flower Extract, Camellia Japonica Flower Extract, Prunus Persica (Peach) Flower Extract, Nelumbium Speciosum (Lotus) Flower Extract, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Flower/Leaf/Stem Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Eucalyptus Globulus Leaf Extract, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Extract, Thymus Vulgaris (Thyme) Flower/Leaf Extract, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Laminaria Japonica (Kelp) Extract, Undaria Pinnatifida (Wakame) Extract, Mentha Arvensis (Mint) Leaf Extract , Saccharomyces Ferment Filtrate, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Dimethicone, Isohexadecane, Cetearyl Methicone, Xanthan Gum, Trehalose, Betaine, Erythritol, Allantoin, Carbomer, Tromethamine, PEG-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, PEG-40 Stearate, Steareth-2, Steareth-21, Disodium EDTA, Fragrance

INGREDIENTS ANALYSIS



As expect, this contains cherry blossom extract, rose hybrid flower extract, camellia extract, peach flower extract, lotus extract, lavender extract, rosemary extract, eucalyptus extract, tea tree extract, matricaria flower extract, and so on floral extracts. They all have in common anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidizing properties. Cherry blossom is widely studied in Japan for its skin brightening and vitalizing benefits whereas camellia is used by Geisha for skin nourishing purpose. There is no niacinamide, vitamin C or any other brightening ingredients found here so any brightening benefits you get come from the cherry blossom.

The beauty patches share a lot of similarities in term of ingredients used with the sheet mask. It has additional niacinamide, green tea, centella asiatica extract and yeast ferment to offer greater soothing and brightening benefits.

Running the ingredients through CosDNA doesn't show a lot of eyebrow-raising ingredients. Ethylhexyl Palmitate, a solvent typically used in cleansing balm is added here, with a relatively high score on skin irritation. I am not sure why it is included in a sheet mask but you do have to pay attention if you are sensitive to it.

PERFORMANCE


My skin is smoother, matte and my pores looking smaller after wearing the mask for 20 minutes. The mask dries pretty quickly and it dries down matte so it would be great for those with oily skin. Tea tree extract is also added to offer extra anti-acne and calming benefits for those skin types. My skin also looks a light brighter (paler) and the effect lasts until the next day. Overall, an effective skin brightening mask with sebum regulating and astringent effects.

CONCLUSION


This is a cute thing to try. I will definitely keep the patches and packet for future decoration. But for the moment being, I don't I will repurchase. This is not something I enjoy using, with its astringent-like effect and the tingling thorough the process. I prefer something more hydrating, not matte. Having said this, I think this is a decent sheet mask but not wonderful enough to worth repurchasing.


Materials: ★★★☆
Performance: ★★★

Overall impression: ★★★
Repurchasing: ★★

You can get this from: various kbeauty retailer
[Disclaimer] Product is bought with my own money. All copyright of contents and images in this article is strictly mine.
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