Mask Monday: Nature Republic Ginseng Royal Silk Gold Hydrogel Mask

I'm excited to start the week by sharing my experience with this luxorious hydrogel mask I received from BNT News! Does it look familiar? To this day Nature Republic is best known for their Aloe Vera Gel, which has sold more than 30 million pieces worldwide, so I'm guessing you've probably heard of the brand! However, their Ginseng Royal Silk Gold Hydrogel Mask might need some introducing.

Purpose: Whitening & wrinkle improvement.

Description: This high-quality hydrogel mask makes skin feel elastic and moizturized with ingredients such as skin-revitalizing Goryeo red ginseng extract, gold and silk amino acid.

How to use: After using toner, apply the mask sheet onto the face from the lower (chin) part of the mask and move upward towards the forehead. Remove after 20-40 minutes.

Size: 32g / 1.12oz.

Ingredients: Water, Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, Niacinamide, Ceratonia Siliqua Gum, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Titanium Dioxide, CL 77491, Panax Ginseng Root Extract (700ppm), Royal Jelly Extract (700ppm), Gold (10ppm), Silk Amino Acids(5ppm), Chondrus Crispus Powder, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Polyacrylate-13, Polyisobutene, Polysorbate 20, Sorbitan Isostearate, Phenoxyethanol, Cellulose Gum, Cyclohexasiloxane, Ethylhexylglycerin, Adenosine, Disodium EDTA, Potassium Hydroxide, Fragrance. (View on CosDNA.)

I feel like I'm putting all kinds of weird things on my face lately! Last week, I wrote about a sheep oil cream & now this post is about a mask that contains amino acids obtained from the cocoon of a silk worm. Although, to be fair, it does only contain 5ppm / 0,0005% of it.

However, the most exciting thing about this ingredient list is how high up niacinamide is! They probably don't advertise it, because it doesn't sound as fancy as gold, but let's be honest - gold doesn't really do anything for your skin while niacinamide is one of the key ingredients you should always look for in skin care.

This is probably the second hydrogel mask I've ever tried. I still consider myself a mask newbie, so it's quite hard to review one. However, I must say that this one adheres to my facial features quite well! It comes in two pieces and the mask has a golden yellow color.

It's quite moist and felt pleasant on, but I think it looks a bit dry on the photo, because only 1 side of it seemed to be covered with essence while the other side was all about texture. At least I think I got it right? It looks pretty cool, however, it's mouth hole is unusually huge & leaves a lot of skin uncovered.

On a plus side, the fragrance of this mask was quite nice and not too strong.

Lastly, I find that it stays moist for about 35-40 minutes. It's not the most moisturizing mask I've tried, but it does brighten and even skin tone + provide a considerable amount of hydration.

All-in-all, I think this "gold hydrogel mask" is a fairly exotic one that would be amusing to try just because it looks so different. I wouldn't consider it a "must have" as it's not the most affordable mask out there and there are a lot of masks that could deliver similar results. However, if you ever see it on a discount or maybe need to add an extra $4 to your order to be eligible for free shipping, it's definitely a fun mask to try!

Where to buy?
$4.07 for one mask / $38.70 for 10 at Korea Depart.

Lastly, if you're wondering whether there will be a "mask monday" in the future, the anwser is yes! I've got a pile of masks waiting to be tried out, so I'll challenge myself to post 1 overview a week! :)
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  1. I should give it a try! I didn't know that niacinamide is that much essential for our skin, thanks for sharing info!
    Nazlıgül | on my own way

    1. I guess it's not "essential", but it's one of my favourite ingredients! Whenever I see niacinamide high in the ingredient list, I want to try the product! :D

  2. seems good! i'm tempted to try it out now :) x

    1. It's definitely an interesting mask! :)

  3. It looks so good! I need to try one like this.

  4. i definitely wanna try mostly because i love anything ginseng! the scent relaxes me :)
    Oreleona | Pristine’s Bliss

    1. This mask had a nice scent! I'm not 100% sure whether it was ginseng, because I don't really know what the scent of ginseng is supposed to be like, but I'm pretty sure there's at least a hint of ginseng in it! :)


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