OH, SHEET: L'Herboflore Cherry Blossom Whitening Mask Review | Alexis Adrienne

5.2.18

OH, SHEET: L'Herboflore Cherry Blossom Whitening Mask Review

Hey, babes!

I have another of the five L’Herboflore masks that I bought up for review today, and it’s the Cherry Blossom Whitening Mask. Like all L’Herboflore masks, it has gorgeous packaging that was individually designed for this particular flavour. Cherry Blossoms are some of my favourite flowers and it’s actually one of my travel goals to go to Japan to see the Cherry Blossoms in Springtime.

The mask itself is soft and drenched in a thin, clear essence. It has a medium, floral scent - not too sweet or powdery. It’s not strong, but it’s definitely there. There was SO much extra essence in the packet, I definitely could have thrown a DIY mask in there and gotten a second mask out of it. Literally, this essence kept the mask so wet that the mask was barely starting to dry after 30 minutes, and when I took it off the mask was still very damp.

The fit of the mask was ok. I really appreciated the larger eye and mouth holes, but I had issues with the nose part sitting properly on my nose (BUT REALLY WHAT’S NEW, my nose is always too big for sheet masks). The mask fabric was soft and clung really well to my face once put on, with minor wrinkling and folding for adjusting size.

After 30 minutes, I took the mask off and my skin was gorgeously plump and hydrated. It was soothed and my redness was reduced. However, I wouldn’t really say it was lightened or brightened - just ‘evened out’ because redness was gone. The essence was a little bit sticky to pat in, but didn't cause me any issues.

Taking a look at the ingredients list, I was really puzzled trying to figure out which of these ingredients was the whitening one. There’s a lot of solid moisturising ingredients (glycols, glycerin, two types of hyaluronic acid) but I can’t figure out which one is supposed to be whitening. I looked up Cherry Blossom Extract, and it’s a fantastic anti-inflammatory, but again not a skin brightening ingredient.

Aqua (Water), Butylene Glycol, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Citric Acid, Glycerin, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Hyaluronic Acid, Allantoin, Propylene Glycol, Mannitol, Sodium Citrate, Acetyl Tetrapeptide-15, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Isopropyl Alcohol, Cellulose, Prunus Yedoensis (Cherry Blossom) Flower Extract, Trehalose, Xanthan Gum, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Triethanolamine, Fragrance, Sodium Benzoate, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Sulfite, Methylisothiazolinone, Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate, Sodium Acetate
So, I don’t really know what to make of this - it’s kind of poor form to claim a mask is whitening when there’s literally no ingredient that does that in the mask. I’m gonna give this 2/5 - while it moisturises my skin well, it literally just doesn’t meet the only claim it makes.

A xx

rating scale
1 - Terrible: Negative effects on skin.
2 - Mediocre: No change in skin/claims not met.
3 - Average: Performs as expected.
4 - Good: Would repurchase unless I try something better.
5 - Amazing: Meets trifecta of perfect packaging, formula, & cost.

where to buy L'Herboflore online
Beautibi ($5 off) | eBay* | Miirushop (15% off)
where to buy L'Herboflore in-store
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