If your number one skin problem is battling acne and the frustrating dark spots that appear afterward, then you’ll find any lightening or brightening products appealing. To tell you the truth, though, I was both excited to try out this whitening mask and a little skeptical at the same time. However, I was more than ready to put this overnight worker to the test. Read on to see the results!
What: Snailwhite Icy Mask
This overnight mask by Thai beauty brand Namu Life promises to brighten skin, reduce the appearance of redness and dark spots, visibly tighten pores, and give skin a younger, firmer look. The product is packed with Snail Secretion Filtrate (derived from snail mucin) and French Silene Colorata flower. According to New York Magazine, one of snail mucin’s top skin benefits is hydration, making the skin look dewy and bouncy. On the other hand, French Silene Colorata extract is proven to tighten pores.
SNAILWHITE Icy Mask, P70, beautymnl.com
This product could not have come at a better time! Before I started using the mask, my skin was suffering from a lot of stress-induced acne marks. I don’t know why, but my skin scars easily—so when acne comes, it hits me pretty hard.
Overall, I have oily skin, which I take care of through a low maintenance routine: cleanser, toner, sunblock, and my nighttime anti-acne treatment. I occasionally use face masks, although I know I should use them more often.
How I Used It
The product says you could use the mask twice a week or as needed. Well, I obviously needed to use it more than twice so I ended up using it four times a week… #sorrynotsorry.
I would put the mask on after cleansing and toning. Basically, the product feels like a snowy cream—white and grainy, yet very luxurious. The first thing I would do in the morning is to rinse off the mask. The mask really clung to my skin! It was hard to rinse it off so I would use my cleanser to do so.
Also, I didn’t make any changes to my skincare routine, so this mask was merely an addition.
After one week of use, I am happy to proclaim that the mask really works! My acne marks lightened and my skin brightened up even though I was under the sun every day that week (I was on vacation). Moreover, every time I would rinse off the mask in the morning, there were noticeable changes in my complexion—it looked more radiant and my skin felt firmer. I highly recommend this to anyone looking to augment their skincare routine for faster skin brightening. It’s a great way to recover from a severe bout of acne!
You can learn more about the brand on Instagram @snailwhitephils. Shop the product at Watsons, The SM Store, BeautyMNL, Zalora, and official SNAILWHITE stores on Lazada & Shopee.