One of the newest products we have added to our store is the Hanaka Intensive Renewal Mask. Hanaka is a Taiwanese brand, and though this mask has been around for a while, it was new to us and we fell in love with the adorable packaging first. We carry both the charcoal mask which is good for controlling pores, as well as the one we will review today. Both Hanaka masks are a jelly like texture, very similar to Annie's Way Jelly Mask. As a matter of fact, the Hanaka spatula was out of stock so we will be supplying each Hanaka mask purchase with the Annie's Way spatula for your convenience.
The Renewal mask contains mandelic acid to brighten skin, as well as moisturizing, firming and whitening effects. This mask contains carbomer pretty high up on the ingredients list, which will help to gently exfoliate the skin. Since my skin is fairly sensitive, I left this mask on for 10 minutes the first time I used it, and 15 minutes in future uses. There is a slight tingling sensation, not uncomfortable, but enough to not let you forget you're wearing it.
The smell! I absolutely love the smell of this mask. It is definitely fragrant, but I love it so it doesn't bother me. If you are sensitive to smell, this might bother you upon first application. The scent fades naturally. I feel like the application parameters are fairly similar to Annie's Way Jelly Masks. It is slightly better to be generous in applying this mask to your face, and use the spatula to remove most of the mask and then washing the remaining will minimize hassle.
This mask is said to be more effective as a "before makeup" application, to even skin tone and create a beautiful face base before applying your makeup. I don't usually have enough time in the mornings, so I use this at night as part of my masking routine. I follow up with a sheet mask to enhance the brightening and moisturizing.
Plus, who can say no to these adorable faces?
Have you tried this mask before? Is this something you would like to try? Let us know in the comments!
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