This product was sent to me for review purposes.
After finding out that I’m a fan of Dr Jart+ products – in particular their masks – Let’s Face It sent me an extra mask from their line to try out! I wanted to use this much earlier but with how crazily busy my life has been lately (as you might notice from my stranger behaviour on Instagram), it’s been so difficult to even find an opportunity to sit down with a sheet mask. I did finally find a half hour to relax a little though – I was still working as I did so, but gave myself the time to also do some skincare – and I’m pretty happy with this!
This is the Cicapair Calming Mask from Dr Jart+ which wells for AUD$6.95. It is a bit high in comparison to some roadshop brands but I find that most masks from their brand can be a little bit more expensive – and are generally worth it. You can get this mask from Let’s Face It, along with others from the brand. Also check out my review of the new COSRX Calming Liquid Mild that they had also sent me to review earlier on.
And without further ado, let’s get right into this review!
According to the description for this Cicapair Calming Mask, this is a “100% plant derived fiber sheet mask.” It has a calming formula that claims to immediately treat sensitive skin, reduce redness and also to calm acne through the use of Centella Asiatica (arguably my favourite ingredient to use for break outs) – it also claims to promote skin healing, which in turn protects from premature aging. In addition to this, the mask also contains Niacinamide (Vitamin B3) which is a whitening ingredient. It can help to improve skin tone and also accelerate skin cell regeneration.
This sheet mask is part of the Cicapair Line, which is “inspired by the true legend of Asian Tigers, rolling in Centella Asiatica to heal their battle wounds.” The main ingredient in all of these products would be Cica (or Centella Asiatica), which is traditionally used for anti-inflammatory and healing purposes.
Although this mask is suited for all skin types, it is highly recommended for sensitive skin, people concerned about redness, and also oily/acne prone skin.
The below was taken from theLets Face It website:
- Centella Asiatica – a plant ingredient that provides hydration and accelerates skin cell regeneration. It will also heal and soothe acne as well as reduce redness.
- Niacinamide – this ingredient boosts collagen production, strengthens skin, helps your skin retain moisture for longer and accelerates skin cell turnover, resulting in younger, healthier skin.
- Madecassoside – derived from the Centella Asiatica plant therefore has the same skin healing and anti-inflammatory properties. This active ingredient is also an antioxidant, stimulates collagen production and revitalises your skin.
- Free from: artificial fragrances and colours, denatured alcohol, triethanolamine, sulfate-based surfactants, triclosan, mineral oil, propylene glycol, and DEA that causes skin irritation.
When I opened up the Cicapair Calming Mask, I immediately noticed how saturated it was – there was a lot of excess essence at the bottom of the packet (which I did decant to use – I realised it was green too, which is just an interesting tidbit) and the mask was quite literally dripping. I would highly recommend to apply this over the bathroom sink to minimise mess.
The actual sheet mask, which is a fibre sheet – not the usual cotton type – has a very fine and smooth feel to it. It’s relatively thin but isn’t too stretchy so it’s easy to use. The fit was almost perfect to my face and the adherence was really good too – I had no issue going around and doing my work while I was working it. The mask had a very light refreshing scent but it was barely noticeable.
I used this for approximately 20 minutes and the mask wasn’t fully dry yet, so I feel that it retains moisture really well. In general, you shouldn’t be allowing masks to fully dry out on your skin anyway (as it will draw moisture back out) so I liked that this seems to last a good amount of time – I personally think that this is due to the fibre material of the sheet.
The Calming Mask did a good job of soothing my skin – the redness around my cheeks was gone and the small break out that I had was very evidently calmed. It didn’t completely get rid of it, which would be in impossible expectation, but it was obviously improved. Once I pat in the remainder of the essence, it absorbed really quickly. In general, the essence that they use is still very lightweight and hence it’s suitability for oily skin types too.
That being said though, I felt that the hydration benefits from the mask (which were so evident when I first used it) didn’t last long at all. By the next morning, my skin was back to it’s usual state. Since the effects of this sheet mask are quite immediate (but somehow short term), I would recommend this to be used before your make up routine as a prep rather than as part of your regular evening skincare routine. Its light formula also makes it suitable for this.
So, here’s the verdict!
SO WHAT IS IT?
A fibre sheet mask with Centella Asiatica extract, Niacinamide and Madecassoside for calming skin.
- PRICE POINT | 2/5
- SHEET MASK QUALITY | 5/5
- FIT | 5/5
- HYDRATION | 3/5 (Hydrates well but isn’t long lasting)
- SOOTHING/CALMING | 4/5
OVERALL RATING? 7.6/10
THOUGHTS? I liked this mask for its immediate skin benefits and I would use it again in the future, especially if I had any special occasion. I think that it is very effective in calming the skin. However, I am a bit disappointed that the hydration benefits that I got were quite short lived.
In general though, I would be keen to try out more from this line!
WHERE TO GET IT FROM
I received this product from Let’s Face It to review, so you can definitely get this on their website. It is currently selling for AUD$6.95 (click for the Cicapair Calming Mask) or you can also check out the rest of their Dr Jart+ offerings.