I have always been a religious user of facial masks as part of my beauty regime and is always looking out for any new mask to try. While browsing on instagram, I stumbled upon éPure Membranous Jelly Masque. I was rather intrigued by it after reading the review on instagram with 3 key words standing out to me – moisturising, brightening and firming, within a single application. Is it as good as it promised? Let’s find out.
A box of 3 sachets of ePure Membranous Jelly Masque (30ml each sachet) cost $39.90 and can be purchased on ePure’s website. The service was also fast and prompt with delivery done within a week. The box of 3 came with a spatula and it is the brainchild of Dr. Yulong Moy, a Professor in Medical Science from Florida, U.S.A., with a Degree in Cosmetic Aesthetic under her belt. It is developed in Taiwan in Dr. Yulong Moy’s skincare lab and is said to be the first-of-its-kind facial mask with ACF (Active Cellular Factor). This unique mask is supposed to retain 70% more moisture than other sheet masks, forces the skin pores to fully absorb the nourishing ingredients while drawing out the impurities simultaneously. Let’s take a look at its ingredients.A closer look at the ingredients, we would see that the mask is packed with ingredients such as Hyaluronic Acid, Jojoba Leaf Extract, Epure Natural Vanilla, Alpha Arbutin, Seaweed Extract, Dist Water, Carbopol, Butylene Glycol, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate and Microcare MT. I was quite happy to see Hyaluronic Acid as one of the ingredients as it has been touted by many as the fountain of youth with its amazing hydrating, and wrinkle smoothing properties. Jojoba Leaf Extract helps to defend the skin against sun damage and dryness while Seaweed Extract promotes circulation and reduces redness and inflammation. There is also the aroma of vanilla from Epure Natural Vanilla to help soothe the tension and relax the nerve system. While Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate helps to reduce flaking of dry skin and functions as an anti-irritant with anti-inflammatory and skin soothing capabilities, Microcare MT has enhanced fungicidal properties. Last but not least, the Alpha Arbutin is a powerful skin whitening agent which helps to reduce pigmentation and protects the skin against damage caused by free radicals.After washing the face, I applied toner as per instructed on the packaging of the Jelly Masque before I spread a generous layer of about 0.3cm of the Jelly Masque onto my face. As I have seen it on the website that it is safe for use on the eyes areas to lighten the dark circles, I applied it onto my eyes areas as well. Wah, so good, right? It can double up as an eye mask as.well. Good for lazy people like me. The texture of the Jelly Masque is similar to those of the hair gel. As it is not too watery, it is quite easy to apply onto the face.Not to worry that the amount of the Jelly Masque in each sachet is not enough as I shared it with J and was pleased to have more than sufficient to cover both faces. Haha. After 30 minutes, I scraped off the jelly mask with the spatula before rinsing my face with warm water. My experience is it is rather hard to rinse it off thoroughly if you did not scrape off the jelly. So after scraping the jelly masque off, I wipe my face gently with a tissue paper before I rinse off the residue. After using the éPure Membranous Jelly Masque, both our faces feel moisturised and stay dewy even throughout the day after. We also experienced whitening effect (about 1 shade lighter) immediately after rinsing off the product. I like how it made my face feel cleansed and moisturised while making my skincare absorbs faster into the skin after using the mask. The only downside is it is not as convenient as compared to a sheet mask. However as a sensitive skin user, the mask doesn’t cause any unwanted reaction to my face. Instead, it has reduced the redness, tightened my pores and replenished the moisture that my ultra dry skin needed. Overall, I am quite pleased with the product. Hence I would strongly urge you guys to give it a try. éPure Membranous Jelly Masque is distributed by Repartee International PTE. LTD and also comes in 5 sachets packaging ($49.90).