Annie’s Way is a Taiwanese beauty brand that specializes in skincare products. However, they’re better known for their famous jelly masks. I’ve heard a lot of great things about this brand, especially about the Arbutin Hyaluronic Acid Brightening Jelly Mask, which is definitely a luminary out of all their skincare products, since everybody is raving about it.
This Annie’s Way Arbutin Hyaluronic Acid Brightening Jelly Mask claims to have the following benefits:
Minimizes fine lines;
Lightening dark spots and acne scars;
And leaving the skin radiantly bright.
A little FYI, since I’ve passed my mid twenties, I started to notice some fine lines and slightly dark spots around my face. Considering what this mask claims to do it should be all up in my alley. Not to sound biased, but I guess there comes a day where we all have to come to terms where we have to take aging seriously, a little wake up call where we have to pay more attention to our skincare. Most of us tend to neglect the importance of a facial mask, but honestly a great skincare routine sets the foundation for a better and brighter skin where we all can benefit from in the long run. So with that being said, I’ve been playing around with different facemasks lately and I have to say this Arbutin Hyaluronic Acid Brightening Jelly Mask has pretty much amazed me the most and you will find out why in a minute.
First, lets talk about the packaging. This mask comes in a big plastic tub, nothing fancy at all but I can surely appreciate how clear and straight to the point this packaging is. There is a description on the back where it has a clear explanation on how to use this mask in the right way. When you open up the lid, there’s a thin plastic cover that protects the product from drying out, also it keeps the product nicely inside without being all messy. This mask comes with a handy spatula, which makes it more hygienic since you don’t need to use your hands to apply the product.
Now the first thing that came to mind was the consistency, it has a very thick and – like it name says – jelly texture. Even when holding the tub upside down not a single drop came out, so it says a lot about how thick and solid the consistency is. Unfortunately I’m not a big fan of the smell, the plastic-like scent smells kind of off to me, but luckily it’s nothing too overwhelming and the scent will eventually fade away after a few minutes.
This jar has 250 ml amount of product, which seems like a lot but it actually won’t last that long if you use it on a regular basis, considering the fact that it needs to be applied thickly on the skin. This jelly mask has three months shelf life, starting from the day when it’s opened, don’t be thrifty and make the most out of it before it expires. It’s recommended to use this mask twice a week or as much as needed.
On the direction instructions it says: “After cleansing the face, apply toner as base. Using a spatula to apply Jelly Mask evenly approximately 0.3 – 0.5 cm thick. After 15 – 30 minutes, remove the Jelly Mask by scraping gently. Wipe off with tissue and rinse with water. Apply your usual moisturizer.”
Once I applied the mask it has a nice soothing and cooling effect. This mask won’t slip and slide on the skin, so you won’t be restricted with movement during the 30 minutes while having the mask on.
After 30 minutes, you just simply scrape off the jelly mask with the included spatula. I love how easy this spatula works; this spatula is very flexible and has a nicely curve to it, which makes it easier to take off the jelly mask. When most of the products are scraped off, I like to rinse off the residue with a washcloth using lukewarm water.
As a result, I loved how much my face felt softer and smoother afterwards. Also, I did notice how significantly brighter my face looked, and saw some whitening effect after I’ve rinsed off the jelly mask, but it looked like it just lasted for a moment. I guess just like any other whitening/brightening masks the effects are most noticeable right away when having the mask washed off, but within one or two days the skin condition will be back to normal. As for moisturizing goes, my face did feel somewhat moisturized but not too drastic, I guess that’s mostly the case with wash off masks; unlike leave on masks it moisturizes much better. Most importantly, I did feel that my face became a bit more tightened and I really loved how much brighter my face looked after applying this mask. However, I do believe it will be more effective when using it on a regular basis. All and all, I really enjoy this mask and will be using it more often.
I bought this mask online for € 18,58 with 7,7% off, original price was € 20,15. In my opinion, I think it’s a very reasonable price considering it’s effectiveness and how much product you’ll get out of the tub. Next time I will definitely try their other jelly masks!
Annie’s Way | Arbutin Hyaluronic Acid Brightening Jelly Mask here