Hi guys, long time no blogging… To kickstart regular blogging this Fall, I have a review of Bonvivant Botanical Mask Packs as well as a small giveaway for those of you that are interested in trying these masks. This is sponsored by yours truly, me!
With recent news of how some Korean sheet masks are folded unhygienically by very poorly paid workers, it’s become a must to check out not only the ingredients, but also the brand background and how products are produced. And this is just my opinion after some research online as well as experience with the brand in the past, but Memebox (umbrella company to Bonvivant) checks out to be a reputable trusted company based in Korea.
I found these masks intriguing because they are made with 100% biodegradable botanical fibre. I’ve used plenty of cotton, gel, cellulose, and even foil sheet masks, but now, we are all getting hyped about botanical fibre sheet masks, so of course I had to try it out…
These Bonvivant Botanical Mask Packs boasts 93% naturally derived ingredients including use of Japanese white birch tree sap instead of water. You can find full list of ingredients below for each masks.
But rather than the ingredients in the serum base of these mask packs, the real star point of Bonvivant Botanical Mask Pack is the botanical fibres the sheets are made of, which is claimed to be beneficial to the skin as much as the serum base, if not more.
The Soothing & Hydrating Aloe mask sheet is made with aloe fibre, as the Clarifying & Hydrating Rose mask sheet is with Rose fibre, and Tightening & Sebum Control Mint Tree mask sheet with mint leaf fibre. All three types do not have artificial colour or dye and slightly differ in colour, but overall has that natural raw botanical fibre colour.
Here’s how the mask unfolds:
It’s drenched with the serum base but not overflowing.
It unfolds pretty easily for such a thin sheet mask!
There are some noticeable bubbly foam as the mask unfolds.
The mask sheet is thin but doesn’t rip easily.
The fibre sheet is held in shape by this plastic mesh insert.
These mask sheets fit relatively well on the face and adheres well on the skin. Maximum time of wear is 20 minutes. There’s a very slight tingling for the aloe mask, whereas the tingling from rose and mint tree masks is more intense: almost like burning type of sensation that starts to feel cooling. Bonvivant says that you shouldn’t be alarmed by the tingling, that it’s just the mask working to find the right pH balance for the skin. Hmm… I can’t say I completely buy that but the results speak for themselves.
Soothing & Hydrating Aloe
Ingredients: Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Water, Glycerin, Methylpropanediol, 1,2-Hexanediol, Trehalose, Sodium Hyaluronate, Betula Platyphylla Japonica Juice, Allantoin, Panthenol, PEG-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/VP Copolymer, Glyceryl Caprylate, Xanthan Gum, Carbomer, Tromethamine, Disodium EDTA, Ethylhexylglycerin, Fragrance
Clarifying & Hydrating Rose
Ingredients: Rosa Damascena Flower Water, Glycerin, Methylpropanediol, Trehalose, Sodium Hyaluronate, Betula Platyphylla Japonica Juice, Allantoin, Panthenol, PEG-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/VP Copolymer, Glyceryl Caprylate, Caprylyl Glycol, Xanthan Gum, Carbomer, Tromethamine, Disodium EDTA, Ethylhexylglycerin, Pheoxyethanol, 1,2-Hexanediol, Fragrance
Tightening & Sebum Control Mint Tree
Ingredients: Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Leaf Water, Glycerin, Methylpropanediol, Butylene Glycol, Trehalose, Sodium Hyaluronate, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil, Betula Platyphylla Japonica Juice, Allantoin, Panthenol, PEG-60 Castor Oil, Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/VP Copolymer, Glyceryl Caprylate, Xanthan Gum, Carbomer, Tromethamine, Disodium EDTA, Ethylhexylglycerin, Pheoxyethanol, 1,2-Hexanediol, Fragrance
I enjoyed the rose mask the most. My skin felt clarified, detoxed, brightened, yet hydrated. The mint tree mask I was slightly concerned prior to using because I wasn’t sure how my current sensitive skin with minor breakouts would react to peppermint. After reading various Korean blogger reviews on how this mint tree mask helped to calm breakouts, I gave it a try and was pleasantly surprised. It calmed (as in didn’t make it worse) my breakouts and pores looked overall smoother. And using the same type of mask every other day for a week made a huge difference in my overall skin quality.
However, the aloe mask didn’t do much for my skin. It seemed to somewhat soothe my skin, but that’s about it… It didn’t hydrate the skin much either…
Everyone’s skin is different, perhaps this aloe one would work out better for some of you out there…
To thank you for visiting my blog, I’d like to send two of you each of these masks to try!
For the past couple of years, I’ve been a lazy blogger that rarely post and when I do post I’ve been just randomly linking some of my You Tube videos without much else writing… But I’m determined to change all that starting this Fall! Please comment on this post with some suggestions for future blogpost or You Tube videos. You can also let me know if you prefer blog posts or You Tube videos. I’ll choose two comments on Oct 1st 2016 as winners.
▶︎This giveaway is open internationally. As long as you reside in a country where you can receive beauty goods sent from South Korea.
▶︎The giveaway prize is three Bonvivant Botanical Mask Packs (one rose, one mint tree, one aloe) for two winners.
▶︎This giveaway is strictly for this blog, you don’t have to be my You Tube channel subscriber or my Instagram follower, although that would be nice 😁😄
▶︎This giveaway is open for entry until Sept 30th 2016 (9pm Korean Standard Time)
▶︎I will announce the winners on this blog on Oct 1st 2016.