Happy Sunday! Sunday’s are my favorite day of the week for recharging before the busy week ahead. I usually have a mini #sundayspaday and this Sunday is no exception. I’ve been testing out the Soyedodam Organic Ginseng Hydrogel Sheet Mask and I’m super excited about sharing the results.
My trusty source for curated natural Korean beauty products, Glow Recipe, recently introduced this ginseng mask. Soyedodam (what a tongue twister of a name) and Whamisa are owned by the same parent company. Since I had such positive results with both the Whamisa Organic Sea Kelp Mask and the Whamisa Organic Seed & Rice Fermented Hydrogel Facial Mask, I succumbed.
According to Glow Recipe:
This next-generation hydrogel sheet mask is not only soaked in a full bottle of serum but the actual hydrogel sheet itself is made with skin beneficial natural ingredients. Formulated with 6 year old Korean Red Ginseng, which is packed with antioxidant to revitalize skin for instant and long-lasting radiance. Aloe extract helps to hydrate and calm skin, while Manuka Honey is rich in vitamins, minerals, and proteins that leave skin soft and deeply conditioned.
Mask Construction: This is a 2 piece hydrogel mask similar to the Whamisa Organic Seed & Rice Fermented Hydrogel Facial Mask and they weren’t kidding about the “bottle of serum” in the description above. The serum texture is more jelly-like than watery. Because it isn’t drippy, the mask actually stays on even when I’m standing up. (Who am I kidding? I’m usually sprawled on the couch during my masking sessions 😉 )
Ingredient List: The clean ingredient lists for Soyedodam and Whamisa are the reason I keep coming back for more. This particular mask features red ginseng, aloe, and manuka honey, but it also contains other skin calming, hyperpigmentation fighting ingredients such as green tea extract, licorice extract, and arbutin.
Purified water, Organic Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Water, Organic cucumber extract, Organic green tea extract, Organic Aloe Barbadensis Leaf extract, Carob bean gum, Xanthan gum, Baikal Skullcap (Scutellaria baicalensis Georgi) extracts, Peony root extract, Licorice extract, Arbutin (2% as essence), Organic apple extract, Organic tomato fruit/ leaf/ stem extracts, Organic citron extract, Honey (Manuka Honey) extract, Red ginseng extract, Adenosine (0.04% as essence), Bergamot fruit oil, Rosewood oil, Western Australian Sandalwood oil, Lavender oil
Scent: There is a slight medicinal scent which I’m guessing is coming from the ginseng, but it doesn’t bother me. It’s nothing like the eau-de-seaweed scent from the Whamisa Organic Sea Kelp Mask so I’m a happy camper.
Results: I typically use this before bedtime as part of my Korean version of a triple threat facial.
- Step 1 – Exfoliating: SkinFood Black Sugar Mask
- Step 2 – Detoxing: Innisfree Jeju Volcanic Pore Clay Mask
- Step 3 – Hydrating: Soyedodam Organic Ginseng Hydrogel Sheet Mask
When I wake up in the morning, my face is visibly plump and hydrated. This mask reduces redness and hyperpigmentation and my skin appears clearer and less ruddy the next day. I also apply less face oil the following day because my face is sufficiently hydrated. An added bonus is that this mask doesn’t leave a sticky residue.
The Soyedodam Organic Ginseng Hydrogel Sheet Mask and the other Whamisa masks have become skincare staples in my routine. They are on the pricier side, but well worth the treat.
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!