Review: Etude House 0.2mm Therapy Air Mask Snail Smoothing & Firming

Day 5 of the 12 part series covering the 0.2mm Therapy Air line.

Best for: Dry and Acne-prone Skin

Data repeated from previous reviews will be in Italics.  This is the first mask in the series I’ve encountered that doesn’t contain drying alcohols.

The 0.2 mm refers to the mask thickness. The mask fit is hands down the best thing about this mask, but the thinness might explain the feelings of dryness once the time is up. Or maybe it’s the alcohol.

I have to admit even though there are more irritating ingredients it’s just more comfortable on the face than my other recommended budget sheet mask line Dermal Korea Collagen Essence Mask Sheet.

Across most of the line alcohol is going to be high on the ingredients list and the mask fit is going to be the same. I tend to have a longer forehead for most masks but this one fits me well, the eye holes are a little closer together than most masks.


First Impressions:

0.2snail

This mask has a thin, milky serum that absorbs very quickly and leaves the skin feeling moisturized when it’s dry. The mask has a light herbal scent common to the other masks. This is my favorite mask so far.

Like with others in the series, the mask starts off moist and then the cooling sensation sets in (probably from the eucalyptus).


Ingredients:
water, dipropylene glycol, caprylic/capric triglyceride, glycerin, methyl propanediol, sorbitan stearate, butylene glycol, 1,2-hexanediol, snail secretion filtrate (2,500 PPM), sorbitan sesquiolate, arginine, acrylate/C10-30 alkyl acrylate crosspolymer, hydroxyethylcellulose, sucrose cocoate, coptis japonica root extract, ginger root extract, camella snensis leaf extract, licorice root extract, adenosine, dehydroacetic acid, dipottasium glycyrrhzate, disodium EDTa, boswella serrata gum, sodium hyaluronate, hydrogenated lechitin, phytosteryl/octyldodecyl lauroyl glutamate, eucalyptus oil, ceramide NP, centella asiatica extract, citrus noblis (Mandarin) orange oil, lavender oil, pnus pallustirs oil, junperus mexcana oil, lemon fruit extract


Smoothening and Firming

What? CosDNA, caprylic/capric triglyceride isn’t a fragrance. Paula’s Choice sums it up very well “Caprylic/capric triglyceride can also function as a thickener, but its chief job is to moisturize and replenish skin.”

But on to the main ingredient, snail! Snail is a cult favorite Korean skincare ingredient that’s commonly recommended for acne-prone skin. A quick search found more studies about the texture and fine line-reduction benefits of snail which is in line with the mask’s flavor text.

Gotta have it now? Cosmetic-love is running a promotion: get the 15-mask set for $8.06 excluding shipping* after an extra 5% off with promocode NEWSETSHOP05. Or get a combo pack for ~$1.00 each on Amazon* usually masksheets.com has good prices but for some reason they carry individual masks in this line above MSRP.

Sources

Liu, Lucy. “Snails and Skin Care-An Uncovered Combination.” JAMA Dermatology, American Medical Association, 1 July 2017, jamanetwork.com/journals/jamadermatology/article-abstract/2642949?redirect.

Fabi, S G, et al. “The Effects of Filtrate of the Secretion of the Cryptomphalus Aspersa on Photoaged Skin.” Journal of Drugs in Dermatology : JDD., U.S. National Library of Medicine, Apr. 2013, http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23652894.

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