Sunday, April 15, 2018

Mask(s) of the Week: Exuviance Bionic Oxygen Facial & Missha Embo Gel Mask

Winter is so awful to the skin! I am definitely noticing differences in how my makeup wears throughout the day and how my skin just desperately sucks up moisture at night. I have been trying to be as nice to it as possible, double masking whenever I can!

I tried a 1-2 punch of the amazing Exuviance Bionic Oxygen Facial and a new to me brand, the Embo Gel Mask.



In K-Beauty lingo, the Exuviance Bionic Oxygen Facial is a BUBBLEMASK!! It bubbles up on the skin, thanks to oxygen activating the bubbles, and encourages cleansing of the pores and helps pull impurities out of the skin.

Normally, I love this treatment but after rinsing last night, my skin was shrieking at me for moisture! My skin felt much tighter than it normally does after using this. The Exuviance Bionic Oxygen Facial might be getting shelved until warmer temps hit.


I followed the Oxygen Facial with my normal routine of essences and serums. After the serums melted into my skin, I used the Missha Embo Gel Mask. This is described as a "nourishing bomb" of moisture.

I have thoughts! 1) The two pieces of gel, in this case, were super slippery and didn't cling to one another. Instead of being able to multi-task and remove my polish, like I usually do with a sheet mask on, I had to suspend all activity to keep this from slipping off my face. 2) There was surprisingly little essence on the mask or in the package. Maybe because it was gel? 3) My face did not feel properly nourish bombed. I've had much better results from much less promising sounding masks!

So, there you have it. This masking routine was not the most successful to date. I followed the sheet mask with my normal moisturizer before bed, but I actually woke up with some noticeable dryness on my cheeks.

I will definitely use my Exuviance as the temps warm up, but I wouldn't repurchase this sheet mask. Have you tried either product?



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