K-Beauty Mediheal

[REVIEW] N.M.F Aquaring Ampoule Mask

Mediheal masks rose to popularity in recent years, and I’m guessing it may be in part due to the cute LINE Friends packaging they run for a few of their masks. I tried some of them but didn’t really consistently use Mediheal – that is, not until I tried this N.M.F Aquaring Ampoule Mask.


Product Description

MediHeal N.M.F Aquaring Ampoule Mask is a water system of N.M.F (Natural Moisture Factor) which helps provide & pumps abundance of moisture to your skin instantly moisturized.

Solve dry skin problems, contains hyaluronic acid & ceramide that have excellent power of locking water inside the skin, 3 times more effective than average products.

It contains “Natural Moisturizing Factor (N.M.F) system, a variety of moisture ingredients that have outstanding moisturizing results such as LS8865 & witch hazel. It tightens loosen pores, regulates sebum as well as provide abundance moisture. Long-term use can solve any allergies caused by dry-skin.

Official Retail Price in Singapore: SGD 42


Ingredient List

Water, Butylene Glycol, Glycereth-26, Propylene Glycol, Hamamelis Virginiana, Rosa Damascena Flower Water, Fomes Officinalis, Sodium Hyaluronate, Betaine, Allantoin, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis Seed Extract, Chondrus Crispus, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Trehalose, Ceramide 3, Peg-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Bis-peg-18 Methyl Ether Dimethyl Silane, Carbomer, Triethanol Amine, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Disodium Edta, Adenosine, Parfum/fragrance, Lysine, Histidine, Arginine, Aspartic Acid, Threonine, Serine, Glycine, Alanine, Valine, Methionine, Isoleucine, Leucine, Tyrosine, Phenylalanine, Cysteine, Glutamic Acid Prolines

A few ingredients that caught my eye:

Rosa Damascena Flower Water: an aqueous solution of the steam distillate obtained fromthe flowers of Rosa damascena (Damask Rose). I was quite surprised by this as it is not heavily marketed/advertised as one of the key ingredients, which would usually be done by other brands.

Fomes Officinalis: This is actually a mushroom extract, that is apparently a natural astringent shown to improve skin tightness and firmness. Definitely surprising, but good to have.

Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis Seed Extract: yellow to light-tan loose powder with an odour of fresh almonds. Another great ingredient that I feel should have been highlighted.


Packaging: These are usually sold either as one piece on its own, or in a box of 10(?). This mask is slightly on the pricey side, so I usually just buy a few pieces as a pampering treat. It’s the same as most other masks, where you just tear at a small incision made in the packaging.

Texture: Rather than describing the texture, I have to say that I am super impressed by how well this mask adheres and fit to my face. And it’s not just my face – I was initially recommended this by a friend who felt that the perfect fit of this mask spoke volumes about the quality. I’ve never had a mask that fits my face so well. Made of cotton, this mask is so comfortable to use that it truly feels like a spa treatment every time I use it.

Effectiveness: Some things that this mask claims to do is tighten loosen pores, regulate sebum as well as provide abundance moisture. I would say that the mask does tick all three boxes. My skin always feels amply tight, moisturized, and soft immediately after using, and the effect continues to last to the next day.

Although I’m a heavy user of moisturizers, I admit that I sometimes skip that step if I know that I will be using this Mediheal mask, because my skin is always so well-moisturized that any other skincare step feels so terribly redundant.


Final Verdict

This is so, so good. I’ll go as far as to say that this is the epitome of Korean beauty sheet masks (besides those insanely expensive Dr Jart ones).

As far as my memory goes, I first bought this for 1500 won a piece during an Olive Young promotion, which equates to about SGD2. It’s not terribly expensive, but definitely pricier than those 10+10 masks you could get from other brands in Korea. It’s even more expensive in Singapore and Malaysia (those that I’ve checked), so I couldn’t really use these masks anymore after I finished the ones I bought in Korea.

I hardly recommend any sheet masks because I’m not always impressed by the quality, but this one from Mediheal is one that I wholeheartedly insist that you try at least once. I promise you won’t regret it. It’s great for all skin types, and great for your skin as well.


Rating

Ease of use: ✮✮✮✮✮
Effectiveness: ✮✮✮✮✮
Value for money: ✮✮✮✮

mustbuy

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