Skincare Review | &Habit Black Tea Kombucha Mask

Dear Reader,

As you may know, Japan is famous for having those everyday face masks, which is a replacement for your everyday skincare routine. You use it for one minute, and then put on your makeup. It’s nice for people who are really busy, or for people need that extra five minutes of sleep in the morning.

Saborino is famous for their line of 1 minute masks, and they have a larger variety. However, I personally have never used them, because I was satisfied with my previous skincare routine. The reason why I tried out this line from &Habit is because the idol Jaejoong, shared it on his Instagram. And let’s be real, why else do I try out most beauty products?

Anyway, I searched high and low for this product, but I could only find it on an (indie?) Japanese makeup store I had never used before, or on the &Habit website, which is completely in Japanese.

Product links:

Kirei Station: http://www.kirei-station.com/product/2154

&Habit: https://andhabit.com/shop/%EF%BC%86%e3%80%80Habit/g/gahb002-ahb18002aa/

Product Description (please note I had to pull this from the website, and translate it myself because it’s not a product sold in many English speaking stores, and my Japanese is only subpar):

  • Apply 1 minute before makeup for beautiful skin.
  • 1 sheet has 6 roles, you can quickly do your makeup even when you’re busy everyday. 6-in-1: cleansing, booster essence, lotion, moisturizer, serum and cream.
  • Filled with kombucha serum, cucumber fruit extract, bilberry leaf extract, hawthorn extract, nutmeg fruit extract, grapefruit fruit extract, apple fruit extract, orange juice, lemon juice and lime juice, for moisturizing and nourishment.
  • 32 sheets.

Review:

So, you can use it everyday, but I jut use it on days when I’m super busy. I also don’t think it’s moisturizing enough during the winter months, so I add extra lotion. However, I think if you live in a humid place this should be perfect on it’s own.

I also wash my face the night before, so I’m not that sure what it means by cleansing? I think that’s a bit weird for a face mask, but I’m sure they have science behind it.

I do like fermented skincare products though, so I was intrigued by the kombucha aspect of it. Fermentation is good for helping the skin absorb products better, anti-aging, skin brightening, among other things. I will say that I left it on for longer than 3 minutes, and my skin started to tingle. Probably from the kombucha, but it didn’t irritate my skin any.

Oh, and the mask also smells very nice, kind of lemony? I really enjoy it, because it isn’t over powering.

Overall, I’d give it a rating of 8/10. It was a good product, but not a holy grail for me. It did, however, expose me to the world of 1-minute masks! Once I finish it I may try another brand.

Anyway, thanks for tuning in~ see you later!

Love,

Rin

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