30 Dec 2017

Review: Blithe Soothing & Healing Green Tea Patting Splash Mask


Actually this review should come earlier. I have already been using and loving this since May this year, but hadn't been talking about it until now. Those who follow my blog should have heard of Blithe. I raved about its Chaga Tundra Pressed Serum. Although I am less impressed by the Velvet Yam Pressed Serum and the Vital Treatment 5 Energy Roots Essence, but my love towards Blithe remains unchanged. It is a good brand that deserves more attention. So today I'm gonna bring your attention to another product from Blithe that again, many have raved about, that I think you would be interested in trying!

I bought this during Sephora Member Day sales early this year. I never thought of buying it at first because I am not exactly sure what can it do for my skin. I have many other chemical exfoliants that I don't think this in-shower, quick-remedy thing will work. It just so happened that I received two splash mask samples from my last Blithe haul that I got to try it out for myself. It was a love at first sight. I can see my skin looking clearer, brighter and fresher from that one treatment. Next day, I quickly went to Sephora (and it happened to be Sephora Member Sales, how lucky am I?) and got myself the Green Tea flavour.





Basically, Blithe Splash Mask is a blend of chemical exfoliant (scrub), cleanser and in shower wash-off mask. It works more like a chemical exfoliant than mask. You can use this to replace your morning cleanser and still look polished and refreshed. You can even think of it as the rice water that your grandmother uses to wash her hair, body and face to keep the skin soft and smooth. It's a similar concept.

HOW TO USE

As an In shower Wash-Off Mask


After your normal cleanser, take a capful of the splash mask out, pour some on your palms and then splash it directly onto your face under the shower. Use the water from the shower to splash and rinse off the mask. Repeat until you finish using the entire cap.

As a Splashing Mask


Pour a capful of the splash mask into a clean bowl of water or sink. Mix 1 cap of the splash mask with 700ml of water. Ideal ratio of the mask to water is 1:100. Mix well and then use the water to splash generously onto your face. Continue with your daily routine.

When


There isn't a standard way of using this splash mask. I use it mostly in the evening after my cleansing routine. Sometimes I use it on area where I get a lot of blemish and breakouts. I even use this in the morning to replace my morning cleanser whenever I feel like it.

INGREDIENTS


Water, Lactic Acid, Vaccinium Myrtillus Fruit Extract, Saccharum Officinarum (Sugar Cane) Extract, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Fruit Extract, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Fruit Extract, Acer Saccharum (Sugar Maple) Extract, Panthenol, PPG-26-Buteth-26, PEG-40 Hydrogenated castor oil, 1,2-Hexanediol, Sodium Lactate, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Gardenia Florida Fruit Extract, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Flower Extract, Dextrin, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil, Salicylic Acid

INGREDIENTS ANALYSIS


The key ingredient here is lactic acid. It is a relatively gentle AHA compared to glycolic acid. It is used to loosen the bonds between cells in the outermost layer of your skin to allow it to regenerate and recycle faster. That way you also get fresher and younger skin cells on the surface of your skin, giving you that younger and softer complexion. One thing to keep in mind when using AHA is that your "new baby skin" are more prone to sun damages hence sun protection is a must. You must use a sunscreen from time to time after adding AHA to your routine, to prevent further damaging your "new-born" skin.

There are also some good stuffs here like bilberry, sugar cane, sugar maple, lemon and so on antioxidants and natural AHAs. Sugar cane and sugar maple are both naturally derived AHAs that are used to combat signs of skin aging, blackheads, acne and skin dullness issue. They are also humectant with moisture-binding properties like other AHAs. Green tea, panthenol and so on are added for additional moisturizing benefits whereas lavender oil helps to soothe and relax your body and soul. Tea tree oil and salicylic acid are also added here for better acne control and blackheads reducing purposes.

PERFORMANCE



I love this splash mask. I never expect I would buy it, not to say love it. It is the product that will work, and work immediately. Your skin will look a lot clearer, brighter, and fresher after that few minutes indulging in the splash mask. The scent is so relaxing and enticing. The splash mask despite its relatively high lactic acid content is not irritating at all. The only thing you will have is wrinkled fingers when soaked in the splash mask for a long time, the same wrinkled fingers you get from showering or swimming for too long. However, I am not sure did I see a long-term improvement from using this splash mask though. I guess you just have to commit to a real acid (AHA/BHA) for daily peel. This splash mask can't really heal acne, it can merely reduce the occurrence of acne, but will not be very helpful for existing ones.

CONCLUSION


This is something you have to try out for yourself to see the difference, especially if you have clogged pores, dull skin, dehydration and acne problems. It will give you the envious glow immediately after using. It functions like a second cleanser or cleansing toner, but many times more therapeutic than that. Your skin will look tone, clean and clear just after those extra minutes spent splashing. Long term result is not significant but you will definitely feel that your skin is a lot smoother, clearer and less prone to blackheads and breakouts after adding this into your routine twice a week.

A repurchase for me.

Pros:
- relaxing and enticing essential oil blend scent
- convenient and time-saving
- effective at clearing out blackheads and breakouts as well as toning your skin

Cons:
- expensive

Extended Reading:

Exfoliation 201: Chemical Exfoliation, AHA and BHA

Review: Blithe Velvet Yam Pressed Serum

Not A Treatment Essence - Review: Blithe Vital Treatment 5 Energy Roots

Review: Blithe Tundra Chaga Pressed Serum

Overall impression: ★★★★★
Repurchasing: ★★★★
You can get this from: Sephora | Glow Recipe | Gmarket | Koreadepart | Testerkorea etc.
[Disclaimer] Product is purchased with my own money. All copyright of contents and images in this article is strictly mine.
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