[Mini Review] WATSONS Essence Facial Masks

WATSONS Essence Facial Mask

Randomly picked these up as a PWP (purchase with purchase) during my last trip to Watsons. Was intrigued because of two reasons: 1. Supposedly great for those with sensitive skin, 2. It has Madecassoside. I don’t normally buy Watsons brand facial masks but I thought these looked good so I bought one of each variety.

WATSONS Essence Facial Mask
WATSONS Essence Facial Mask: Moisturising, Whitening, & Repairing

Madecassoside is an extract from Centella asiatica herbs that a lot of skincare brands have to help heal the skin and has anti-inflammatory properties. You can read more about this on this blog (I think the author did a fantastic job researching about this). So it’s great for those with acne-prone skin or skin prone to red flare ups.

There were 3 varieties in this particular range of facial masks: Moisturising, Whitening, and Repairing. Each mask is RM6.50 but sometimes they have bundle promotions (eg. 3 for RM10) so it makes it quite worth it. The masks are made in korea and contain 26ml of essence.

WATSONS Moisturising Essence Facial Mask
WATSONS Moisturising Essence Mask
WATSONS Whitening Essence Facial Mask
WATSONS Whitening Essence Mask
WATSONS Repair Essence Facial Mask
WATSONS Repairing Essence Mask

Key features

8 Free Formula (does not contain the following skin irritants):

  1. Fragrance
  2. Parabens
  3. Alcohol
  4. Colourants
  5. Mineral Oils
  6. Triethanolamine (info)
  7. Propylene Glycol (info)
  8. Benzophenone (info)

“Tri-Power” formula & other benefits:

  1. Hydrolysed Collagen
  2. Acetyl Hexapeptide-8 (info)
  3. Panthenol (Pro-vit B5 info)
  4. Madecassoside
  5. Mild formulation
  6. Dermatologically tested
  7. 100% organic cotton sheet

First impressions:

While there’s no fragrance added, there is a slight fresh scent to the mask. It’s not overpowering or anything and once I put it on I couldn’t smell it anymore. The texture of the cotton mask is really nice. Very soft and smooth, doesn’t irritate my skin at all. The essence is quite viscous and it’s a decent amount. Doesn’t drip off the mask and there was a small amount left in the pack to apply to my neck area.

The mask did dry up quite quickly. I used it while on my computer in a room with the fan on and after 10mins or so it started feeling a bit dry. Although directions say you can just leave it on without rinsing, my skin felt a bit tacky so I ended up rinsing my face anyway. Didn’t see any obvious immediate results, I used the Repairing Essence mask but have not tried the rest. Once I try all 3 I’ll see if I want to repurchase it but for now I’m ok with the mask. I don’t love it or hate it yet. 🙂

WATSONS Essence Masks (Moisturising/ Whitening/ Repairing)
Purchase in store or online (sometimes there are better bundle/set deals online):