Happy Monday! I had a bit of time this weekend to sneak a mask session in and I’m excited to share the results.
I’m rarely super enthusiastic about face masks because the effects are usually temporary. Nevertheless, the Whamisa Organic Sea Kelp Sheet Mask has reduced me to this type of euphoria.
According to Glow Recipe:
The Whamisa Organic Sea Kelp Mask is a 100% real sea kelp facial sheet mask that is simply vitamin and mineral rich. This next generation sheet mask that will change your perspective on masks! Drench your face in ultra hydration and nutrition for instantly glowing, clear skin. Also helps to improve skin’s elasticity and firmness.
The usual sheet masks are typically made out of paper and hydrogel versions such as the Whamisa Organic Seed & Rice Fermented Hydrogel Facial Mask reviewed here are the more advanced versions. There’s also biocellulose masks such as the Tatcha Deep Hydrating Mask which I will be testing shortly.
Then, we have masks made out of actual sea kelp.
paper < hydrogel < biocellulose < SEA KELP!
Meet the Whamisa Organic Sea Kelp Sheet Mask
Mask Construction: This is a two piece mask similar to the Whamisa hydrogel mask, but it is made out of real sea kelp. Sea kelp is pretty sturdy stuff and I was less worried about ripping into the sea kelp than I was with the hydrogel. Since the mask is green, it’s probably something that you’d use in the privacy of your own bathroom. I took advantage of this masking moment to roam around the house giving my significant other a good scare. The first thing I heard was a yelp followed by, “swamp thing!”
I had a good laugh if I can say so myself!
This mask retails at $14 a piece. Now, this is rather pricy for a single use. Nevertheless, the results sold me. Oh, and the ingredient list!
Ingredient List: As you can see below, this Whamisa mask is full of seaweed and plant extracts.
Laminaria Japonica, *Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Laminaria Japonica Extract, *Lactobacillus/Aloe Barbadensis Ferment Filtrate, Serenoa Serrulata Fruit Extract, Angelica Polymorpha Sinensis Root Extract, ☆(-)-alpha-bisabolol, Trigonella Foenum-Graecum Seed Extract, Natto Gum, Leonurus Sibiricus Flower/Leaf/Stem Extract, Dioscorea Opposita (Wild Yam) Root Extract, *Camellia Japonica Seed Oil, *Centella Asiatica Extract, *Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil, Anemarrhena Asphodeloides Root Extract, *Bambusa Vulgaris Leaf/Stem Extract, Chlorella Ferment, *Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Extract, *Corylus Avellana (Hazel) Seed Oil, Angelica Keiskei Leaf/Stem Extract, Citrus Junos Fruit Extract, Royal Jelly 0.05, **Paeonia Suffruticosa Root Extract, Xanthan Gum, **Scutellaria Baicalensis Root Extract, Plantago Asiatica Extract, **Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, ☆Adenosine, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Aniba Rosaeodora (Rosewood) Wood Oil, Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot) Fruit Oil, Cymbopogon Schoenanthus Oil
*Certified Organically Grown **Natural Preservative ☆Ecocert
There’s a seaweed scent, but I wouldn’t describe it as overwhelming. I’ve tried powdered seaweed masks before and those…. PHEW!
I’d been having some flakiness from the dry winter weather and I was hoping this mask might do the trick.
My usual mask routine is to slap it on and read a book for 30 minutes. After I removed this mask, there was some essence left on my face and the color was light green. I patted the remainder of the essence into my skin and there wasn’t any green tint or stickiness left.
The real shocker was when I woke up in the morning and I took my shower. As I mentioned above, my skin had been flaky from the winter and facial oil was not helping. I was able to gently slough off the dry skin in the shower (ok TMI?) and I was left with plump, but NOT over-exfoliated skin.
Now, I don’t know what madness or magic this is, but my flaky winter skin was no longer. The best part was there was actually a brightening effect and also reduced redness of existing blemishes. My sunscreen and tinted moisturizer went on smoothly. Here’s my “thumbs-up” face (ignore the raccoon undereye please!)
The Whamisa Organic Sea Kelp Sheet Mask deserves all the rave reviews and it’s something I would definitely repurchase.
Glow Recipe is offering a $5 off your first purchase through the link below. I purchased all the masks above myself and these reviews are an honest reflection of my experience with the products!