RE:P Bio Fresh Mask With Real Calming Herbs Vegan Cruelty Free Mask
By Bambi (Kherblog)
Does Vegan or Cruelty-Free beauty exist? It depends what do you believe but I personally like to believe the brand and certificate. That's how I found out about RE:P, a Neogen's sister brand with 100% Vegan formulas. I'm a face mask addict so it was obvious that I have to show you RE:P Bio Fresh Mask With Real Calming Herbs on Kherblog.
First encounter with RE:P
I wanted to try RE:P for a long time so when I found out that the brand is going to be available in Europe, I've decided to stick to European shops instead of ordering it from Sokoglam or Ebay. I was so excited that I grabbed 4 other products on sale but this mask is actually the last product I've tried. I didn't have enough time to introduce other products from this line to you, I feel that I only mentioned RE:P Gentle Face Cleaning Remover Pad in my post called Cosmetics at work? which was really helpful but on the other hand, removing eye makeup with them was really painful for me. But this mask is a holy grail which I feel like if I would make a ranking of face masks it could dethrone The Body Shop Chinese Ginseng & Rice Clarifying Polishing Mask. But what's so amazing that I like many other skincare lovers - let's clarify kbeauty skincare lovers are so obsessed with this brand? It's all about ingredients!
All the shades of Calendula
The base for this mask is Kaolin which is actually a base for many other face masks - even DIY masks. It's a good absorbent and calming ingredient with antiseptic properties. Even if Kaolin is a base, still Calendula is the main star of this composition since we will find here Flower Extract, Flower Water or even pieces of flowers which you can easily feel them in the texture of the mask. Calendula is an antioxidant which for me is one of the plants that you can find in traditional medicine. It has antibacterial and antiseptic properties that can be really helpful for acne-prone skin but it can actually boost wound healing and calm the skin after irritation. It's quite rare to be allergic to Calendula that's why this ingredient is so popular in skincare.
The Power From Nature
The good thing is that Calendula is mixed with Anthemis Nobilis Flower Water and Flower Powder - it's nothing else than Chamomile which I think I can smell here too. I feel like everyone knows this ingredient a lot and I shouldn't even mention how calming it can be. There's also Symphytum Officinale (Comfrey) Leaf Extract which has benefits for the acne-prone skin. And I could mention all the amazing herbs and how they work way-way longer but I've decided that this time I'm going to show you ingredients for you to see the whole nature of the product. It's not a surprise since some Neogen's products like Neogen Code9 Glacial Magic Pore Mask is also full of natural extract which actually might not be good for every skin type and if your skin is very sensitive - make a patch test first, for me, it worked well but it doesn't mean that your skin will react the same.
Water, Kaoline, Butylene Glycol, Cetearyl Ethylhexanoate, Polyglyceryl-3 Methylglucose Distearate, Glyceryl Stearate SE, Methyl Glucose Sesquistearate, Stearic Acid, Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil, Behenyl Alcohol, Cetearyl Alcohol, 1,2-Hexadiol, Artemisia Annua Extract, Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract, Symphytum Officinale Leaf Extract, Helichrysum Arenarium Extract, Azadirachta Indica Leaf Extract, Glycerin, Zanthoxylum Piperitum Fruit Extract, Pulsatilla Koreana Extract, Usnea Barbata (Lichen) Extract, Melissa Officinalis Flower/Leaf/Stem Water, Anthemis Nobilis Flower Water, Calendula Officinalis Flower Water, Rosa Damascena Flower Water, Triticum Spelta Seed Water, Calendula Officinalis Flower, Anthemis Nobilis Flower Powder, Disodium EDTA, Xanthan Gum, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Tromethamine, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Safflower Yellow, Gardenia Red, Fragrance
It's a personal thing
There will be some controversies since EWG rating of this mask is not as high as CIR rating and I personally do not believe EWG in 100%. Although I'm still not a fan of Phenoxyethanol. I believe that scent used in this mask is made of natural and safe ingredients but I have to mention that there are some ingredients which might not make your skin happy if you've got acne-prone skin like Stearic Acid, Glyceryl Stearate SE or Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil, personally I'm very sensitive to the 2 of them and I had no bad reaction to the mask but as I said before - IT'S A PERSONAL THING.
A miracle mask
But let's open this mask and look how it works! The scent reminds me of herbal tea which is really pleasing and calming. The texture is rich, I can see pieces of Chamomile and Calendula and it's really pleasing. A small amount of mask is enough to cover my face and neck. According to the instruction, I should leave this mask on my face for 10 minutes but I usually leave it for even over 20 minutes because it's really calming and this scent makes me relaxed. Removing the mask from the face is neither hard nor easy, it's a creamy formula with texture, it's not harsh and the peeling properties are very mild. It looks a little bit like yoghurt mixed with tahini. My skin is very sensitive lately and this mask does work well on my skin. The only thing that I can complain is packaging which is ideal to use is later as a jar for cotton pads soaked in the toner but after my problems with Dr.Jart+ Cicapair Tiger Grass Color Correcting Treatment I feel like plastic is safer than glass.
It's not the only mask from this brand - there are two other versions of masks - Vitality Mask and Nutrition Mask, I wasn't able to get them yet but for sure one day they'll be mine. But where you can find this version of the mask? Check Sokoglam (US) !
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