Pure Smile: Vitamin Essence Mask Review

Hey y’all! Sorry I missed blogging this Saturday, I went to a P!ATD concert and just forgot. Luckily, I drank too much and need to feed my skin some essential vitamins before work tomorrow.

About The Blogger

Skin Type: Oily, Acne-Prone, Sensitive
I am VERY oily. Even with oil-free products, setting powder and setting spray my face will still get oily after the 2 hour mark. The acne and sensitivity play hand in hand. Whenever my boyfriend accidentally touches my face, I guarantee that there will be a pimple the next day. Although, I also constantly get pimples just through hormonal means. My skin is bad, let’s just leave it at that.

Cleanser Used Before Mask: LUSH – Honey I Washed The Kids soap bar. It’s a very neutral soap that’s perfect to use before face masks. You never want to use any complicated cleansers before masks, makes it hard to determine whether or not the mask by itself works!

About The Product

Before I start, here is some quick information about Pure Smile.

What is PureSmile:  A Japanese skin care brand that manufactures in Korea, and solely sells in Japan previously. It is highly recommended to all Asian females regardless of ages and skin types. Pure Smile Essence Face Masks are highly recommended to all Asian females regardless of ages and skin types. It is suggested to be used for 3 ~ 4 times a week, to gives skin high moisturize level and keep skin smoothness and elasticity. Pure Smile’s instant whitening and brightening effect after applied on face for 15 ~ 20 minutes would surprise all the ladies. Description from Imomoko.

What Is This Supposed To Do: Moisturize and Brightening with Vitamin E, Collagen, Hyaluronic Acid, and Arbutin.

Where Did You Buy It: Forever 21! They are going to be around the cash-wrap maze or in their skincare section (depends on each Forever 21).

How Much: $1.90! Considering many Korean face masks that can be purchases through Sephora and Ulta that usually cost $4 or higher, this is a great price.

Ease of Purchase: These are available through many online retailers, but the best part is that they can easily be purchases through Forever 21 both online and in stores. My particular store (The Woodlands Mall, Houston, Texas) carried 5 varieties of their facemasks. Like the description up top said, these used to be only available in Japan.
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Packaging: Very cute! One thing I noticed is the English translation that was included. Many of the Ulta and Sephora korean brands don’t include any English instruction or ingredients, so most of the time I’ll be researching through my phone while shopping. This really made it easier.
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Smell: Like men’s cologne? It was not fruity or fresh as what you would expect. It smelled good I suppose, but I was hoping for something else.
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Sensation: Unlike my other Pure Smile masks that I’ve reviewed in the past, this Vitamin essence mask felt like nothing. No tingle, sting, or burn. I can’t tell if that’s a good thing since the other masks did tingle, sting, and burn slightly and worked amazingly well.
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Effectiveness: Unlike my other Pure Smile masks, I didn’t see a difference in my skin at all. I guess sensation and effectiveness go hand in hand?
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Overall: Disappointing. Pure Smile is such a wonderful and affordable brand and I really wanted to like this mask. Feel free to read my other reviews on their other masks since they have worked so well in the past, it’s just this one in particular was a miss.

Thank again for reading, have a great night ya’ll! I promise I won’t miss any of my Saturday blogging.

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