CLAIM TO FAME: A collagen-packed facial mask that brightens, firms, and refines complexions
FAST FACTS: Brightens with stable vitamin C; polishes and smoothens; evens out skin tone; aids in boosting collagen production and maintaining elasticity; nourishes and conditions with glycerin, hydrolyzed collagen, and vitamin E; relaxes and rejuvenates with provitamin B5; calms and comforts with portulaca oleracea extract and aloe vera
PERFECT FOR: Dull, uneven, patchy skin
WHAT YOU GET: (1) Vitamin Collagen Essence Mask
INGREDIENTS: Water, Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, Hydrolyzed Collagen, Aloe Barbadensis leaf juice, Portulaca Oleracea Extract, Colloidal Gold, Beta-Glucan, Panthenol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Polysorbate 80, Disodium Edta, Xanthan Gum, Methyl Paraben, Fragrance.
STEP 1: Take out the mask from the pack and unfold it.
STEP 2: First, gently apply the mask sheet around your eye part and then fit it to your face contours.
STEP 3: Leave on for 15 to 20 minutes.
STEP 4: Peel off the mask sheet and tab the remaining collagen essence over your face until it completely absorbs to your skin.
Dermal Collagen Essence Mask is a Korean brand that offers anti-aging sheet masks in different variants. Providing direct nutrition to the skin, each mask is formulated with a high concentration of active ingredients that deeply penetrate to deliver immediate results. The collagen essence present in every sheet provides hydrating and nourishing care for a healthier, brighter complexion. With Dermal Essence, you can step out directly after use even without washing your face, and achieve a glowing, more youthful look.
What works with this mask: (1) it definitely brightens the complexion after use!; (2) though the essence is thicker in formulation than other brands, my skin absorbed it quickly without too much fuss (read: sticky/tackiness); (3) my face felt refreshed. All that said, I'm disinclined to repurchase, because of the smell. I'm not overly sensitive to smells (I love plenty of the Cosrx range despite their often funky scents) but this was quite the exception. Maybe it was also because I was expecting a more citrus/lemony scent given the variant; in any case, it smelled rather pungent (likely due to the collagen). It affected the experience of the mask in that I couldn't wait for the 20 mins to finish :/about 2 months ago
This variant is also nice to try (like their Gold mask), as it really helps your skin to be supple and dewy although they are not as generous as other brands with the amount of essence they put in. Also, the mask is a bit small on my face unlike its counterpart brands. Overall, this is still a very decent mask to purchase.8 months ago