Okay, so I heard about this Korean skincare company that has a face mask that uses almost 40% pure honey in each and every jar. The honey comes from Jiri Mountain in South Korea, and it sells out quickly.
Other ingredients in the jar are bee products like propolis and bee venom to provide vitamins, amino acids, and minerals. It promises to leave the skin more hydrated than honey itself. A tall order indeed! Since I’m obsessed with all things honey and because I am intrigued with Korean skincare, I decided to put this product to the test.
First of all, honey is superior as a natural ingredient for the skin, and it has a number of different benefits. It is anti-fungal and anti-bacterial. It is very calming and soothing to the skin.
It has the awesome ability to attract moisture to the skin to keep it hydrated, plump and fresh; and it helps to remove dead skin cells, thereby promoting new cell turnover for younger-looking skin. So, the benefits of a honey mask are numerous.
Wishtrend is the name of the company, and the product is I’m From Honey Mask. Strange name for a product, right? Anyway, it claims to do the following for your skin:
– Wrinkle Repair
– Whiten and brighten
– Plump and moisturize
It is free of parabens, synthetic dyes, fragrance, and mineral oils.
My thoughts about this mask:
The mask is very well packaged; in fact, the jar has a really neat seal around it to prevent the contents from spilling. It comes in a simple glass jar with a spatula. As I mentioned earlier, it comes with almost 40% whole organic honey (38.7% to be exact) plus plant extracts and oils to help soften the skin. It also contains an odd ingredient that I have never tried – snail mucin. At first I thought to myself how gross this sounds, but I discovered that snail mucin is a powerful humectant and antioxidant, just like honey. This strange ingredient is found in many high-end products, and many people swear by it for moisturization; so who am I to turn up my nose at it.
The bee venom is supposed to help reduce the appearance of wrinkles by relaxing the muscles on the face. Okay, I was excited to try this mask and do an I’m From Honey Mask Review.
How does this mask look and feel?
The mask looks and feels like butterscotch or caramel. It actually looks like something you’d smear over a warm pan of brownies (LOL). It just glides over my skin and it feels luxurious. I usually leave it on for about half an hour.
How to use:
Apply a scoop of I’m From Honey Mask on your clean face. Allow it to absorb for at least 10 minutes. You can even leave it on for up to an hour. Wash it off with water and continue with the rest of your facial routine. Simple enough.
Here’s what I love:
It is glossy and creamy and not stiff or super sticky. I love that it doesn’t run or melt and drip all over the place. After you rinse it off, your face does feel smooth and dewy. My skin is already good, but this stuff made it great! No kidding. It feels and looks so moisturized, and very luminous. I’ve been using it for about a month now to give me time to test it out before doing this review. And my skin looks amazing!
If you get a little sloppy and some of it gets on your lips or in your mouth, not to worry. It tastes like sweet honey.
After I use the mask, I follow up with a toner and a honey cream moisturizer from the same company.
Other ways I use this mask:
I love to do facial exercises and face massages. Previously, I used oil on my face before my face exercises, but now I use the honey mask instead. It acts as a barrier so that I am not stretching my skin during these exercises. I also use the mask as a treatment for my hands, and it leaves these moisturized too.
What I don’t like about this mask:
The mask is a little pricey, but I feel it is so worth it. I’ve used many expensive products over the years that were pure crap, so it’s nice to find a product that actually works. You might think that the glass jar is a negative, especially if you want to take it in the shower. But I personally like the glass jar because I’m not a big fan of plastics.
If you have oily skin, you might find this mask too rich. Other reviewers claim that oily skin didn’t behave too well with this mask, but everyone is different. If you have oily skin, it may still be a good choice.
Honey vs I’m From Honey Mask:
Sometimes a natural product can be enhanced by the addition of other quality ingredients. This mask has lots of honey and high-quality oils and botanicals to up the beneficial properties. There is nothing wrong with that, in my humble opinion. But sometimes a combination of ingredients may pose problems for some people.
For example, as I mentioned earlier, those with oily skin may not be able to use the I’m From Honey Mask because of the added oils, but raw honey can work wonders for people in this category. You can’t go wrong with raw, unadulterated honey (it’s cheaper too). It has stood the test of time and has been used for centuries by beautiful women. But personally, I love this mask because not only does it have lots of honey but it also contains yummy things like propolis, bee venom, and good oils, and my skin loves it. It reminds me of some of my DIY honey masks.
Where can you buy I’m From Honey Mask?
If you want to try out the I’m From Honey Mask, it’s available on Wishtrend for $37.90.
Right now if you purchase the mask, you get a free silicon brush PLUS a jar of honey cream moisturizer to complement the mask, all for $47.88. That’s what I purchased and received. You can also purchase this mask from Amazon for $43.90.
How many of you have tried this mask? If you have tried it, do you like it? Leave your comments below.