Monday, June 6, 2016

Oozoo Face Injection Mask Review

Oozoo Face Injection Mask Review

Hey Dreamers and Creators!

Helen here. May was a crazy busy month for the both of us and a lot of things happened that prevented us from updating our blog as often as we'd like. However, now we have a bit more time to share our reviews with everyone.

Anyways, these masks here are the Oozoo Face Injection Masks. Like some Asian beauty products, these masks have names that do not really suit them (in my opinion). Face Injection is not what I think of when I talk about sheet masks. While I do understand that they are playing off the syringe-like injector, the name makes me think of plastic surgery or botox not sheet masks. That aside, these masks were very interesting and they were definitely a new experience for me. Let's get to know them!

Oozoo Face Injection Masks (Hydro Lift)
Front and back of the masks.
First, let's get to know the Face Injection Masks in Hydro Lift. These Hydro Lift masks were the first ones I decided to try. I chose the Hydro Lift masks first because I was looking for some hydrating care that night and at my age, I welcome any anti-aging care. Plus, I like the color blue. So, the choice was easy.

Oozoo Face Injection Masks (Hydro Lift)
27ml + 1ml, $5

Product Description: Unique sheet masks with a highly concentrated boosting serum that is contained in an injector until it is ready for use. The boosting serum contains rich ingredients that is preserved in the syringe. This is an advanced skincare technology. It allows the nutrients to work more efficiently together and deliver amazing results. The Hydro Lift masks provides anti-aging care and hydrating properties. It contains ingredients like Ceramide, Ectoine, and Beta-Glucan. The ingredients work together to bring moisture into the skin and lift the skin to prevent wrinkles, fine lines, and sagging.

To Use: Cleanse and tone the skin first. Take the syringe out of its packaging. Push the small blue end of the syringe to release the milky ampoule. Shake the syringe to mix the milky ampoule and the opaque ampoule. Slowly inject the ampoule into the mask and massage the mask pouch a bit to evenly spread the ampoule. Then, apply the sheet mask onto the face and leave it on for 15 to 20 minutes. Remove the mask and follow up with the rest of the skincare routine.

Sheet Mask Ingredients: Phellinus linteus extract, butylene glycol, glycereth-26, glycerin, cetearyl elhylhexanoate, 1,2-hexanediol, trehlose, ectoin, ceramide 3, propanediol, water, myrothamnus flabellifolia leaf/stem extract, adenosine, beta-glucan, ascorbic acid, citric acid,polyglyceryl-3 methylglucose dislearate, glyceryl stearate SE, methyl glucose sesquistearate, bis-PEG-18 methyl ether dimethyl silane, xanthan gum, tromethamine, carbomer, tocopheryl acetate, phenoxyethanol, ethylhexylglycerin, disodium EDTA, fragrance.

Syringe Ampoule Ingredients: Phellinus linteus extract, butylene glycol, glycerin, 1,2-hexanediol, caprylic/capric triglyceride, cetly elhylhexanoate, polyglyceryl-3 methylglucose dislearate, dimethicone, acetyl hexapeptide-8, ceramide 3, glyceryl stearate SE, methyl glucose sesquistearate, hydroxyethylcellulose, beta-glucan, adenosine, PEG-60 hydrogenated castor oil, ectoin, propanediol, water, myrothamnus flabellifolia leaf/stem extract, ascorbic acid, citric acid, phenoxyethanol, ethylhexylglycerin, tromethamine, xanthan gum, carbomer, disodium EDTA, fragrance.

Please Do Not use if you are sensitive to any of its ingredients.

The ingredients in the mask essence and the ampoule are very similar. There were very few differences, and the more noticeable difference is that some ingredients are in different spots on the lists. This makes me wonder just how concentrated the ampoule in the syringe really is and if their concept really works. Also, how can one tell that the amouple was evenly spread after it has been injected into the mask pouch? What if it just gathered in one area of the mask and did not spread to the other areas.

I will note here that I have highlighted a certain ingredient in the Hydro Lift masks ingredient lists and in the Illumination Masks ingredients lists. The highlighted ingredient is the only difference between the two masks.
The syringe contains 2 sections. The slightly opaque serum and the milky serum.
The syringe contains 2 sections. The slightly opaque serum and the milky serum.
Packaging: Undoubtedly, this mask is uniquely packaged. It comes in 2 pieces, a syringe and the sheet mask pouch. The syringe contains concentrated ampoules while the mask pouch contains the sheet mask and its essence. (Yes, the mask already has essence in its pouch.) What makes this mask different is that before you use the mask, you need to inject the mixed ampoule into the mask pouch. The process is unique and fun. These masks have instructions and ingredients listed on the back. While the ingredients are in English, the instructions are in Korean. However, the back of the mask does have pictures to show the steps, so it is easy to understand. The sheet mask also comes with a mesh protective layer.

Scent: The Hydro Lift masks have floral fragrances. Fragrance is also added to the masks.

Color: Separately, the syringe contains 2 ampoules one of which is opaque while the other is milky in color. However, once the 2 ampoules are mixed together, you get a slightly watered down milky colored ampoule. After the mixed ampoule is squeezed into the mask pouch and it has been mixed into with the essence in the pouch, the resulting mask essence is opaque milky in color.

Texture: The mask essence is on the thicker side. The sheet mask itself is white and has a similar texture to cotton like materials.

Left to right: Milky serum is released into the main syringe section. Once shaken the serums mix together. Remove the syringe's white cap to reveal the tip of the injector. Place the tip of the injector into the the open cap on the sheet mask. Push the serum into the mask pouch.
Left to right: Milky ampoule is released into the main syringe section. Once shaken, the ampoules mix together. Remove the syringe's white cap to reveal the tip of the injector. Place the tip of the injector into the open cap on the sheet mask. Push the serum into the mask pouch. Be careful when injecting the ampoule, do it slowly to avoid the ampoule from oozing out. Once all the ampoule has been injected into the mask pouch, close the white cap and massage the mask a bit to spread the ampoule. 
sheet mask in pouch and after use

Helen's Thoughts: Despite the many questions I had about this mask, I did like using it. My skin is normal to dry and these masks worked well for my skin type. The sheet mask came in one piece, so it was easy to apply. Its mask material is similar to MBD's masks and it stayed on nicely. Although the instruction said to wear the mask for 15 to 20 minutes, I wore mine for about 40 minutes each time before I had to take it off. By 40 minutes, the forehead area was dry but the rest of the areas were still fairly soaked. There were some left over essence in the mask pouch. Not as much as My Beauty Diary masks but it was enough for me to apply it on my neck and chest areas. Plus, I saved a bit of the essence to apply on my face the next morning. The mask essence is on the thick side and in my opinion it is a bit thicker than I would like. The sheet mask felt soothing and relaxing. It was very moisturizing and refreshing as well. The mask left my face feeling soft and smooth after each use. Plus, my face looked a bit glowy after each use as well, like a healthy glow. The downside is that I did not notice the anti-aging properties the mask claims to offer.

The injector was probably the most interesting part of the mask. It is very easy to use and the photo instructions on the back of the mask packaging were very helpful. The small blue button was easy to push down and once pressed, it released the milky ampoule into the lower compartment of the syringe. The milky ampoule and the opaque ampoule looks kind of like when you pour half & half into your morning coffee. Next up is shake, shake, shake. Once the ampoules are evenly mixed, it is ready to be injected into the mask pouch. The injection part can be tricky. You have to inject the ampoule very slowly or you risk it oozing out of the mask pouch while you squeeze. (That happened to me.)

Compared to ready-to-use masks, these masks take time to set up. While the procedure is fun, I imagine it can be bothersome for some people. Also, the concept is a bit iffy. As I mentioned before, it is questionable how concentrated the ampoule in the syringe is and if it is really effective once it is injected into the mask pouch. Since the mask is folded and even if you massage the ampoule around, would it really spread to all areas of the mask?

Helen's Rating: ❤ ❤   

Where to Purchase:
-Amazon.com

Okay, now let's talk about the Oozoo Face Injection Illumination Masks.

Oozoo Face Injection Mask (Illumination)

Oozoo Face Injection Mask (Illumination)

27ml + 1ml, $5

Product Description: A neat sheet mask with a separate boosting ampoule that is stored in a syringe to preserve the ingredients. The Illumination mask works to brighten up the skin tone with its natural ingredients. The sheet mask contains Saccharomyces, Ectoine, and Beta-Glucan which helps to bring a natural rosy radiance to he skin while providing moisture for a dewy smooth complexion.

To Use: Cleanse and tone the skin first. Take the syringe out of its packaging. Push the small blue end of the syringe to release the milky ampoule. Shake the syringe to mix the milky ampoule and the opaque ampoule. Slowly inject the ampoule into the mask and massage the mask pouch a bit to evenly spread the ampoule. Then, apply the sheet mask onto the face and leave it on for 15 to 20 minutes. Remove the mask and follow up with the rest of the skincare routine.

Sheet Mask Ingredients: Phellinus linteus extract, butylene glycol, glycereth-26, glycerin, cetearyl elhylhexanoate, 1,2-hexanediol, trehlose, ectoin, saccharomyces ferment filtrate, propanediol, water, myrothamnus flabellifolia leaf/stem extract, adenosine, beta-glucan, ascorbic acid, citric acid,polyglyceryl-3 methylglucose dislearate, glyceryl stearate SE, methyl glucose sesquistearate, bis-PEG-18 methyl ether dimethyl silane, xanthan gum, tromethamine, carbomer, tocopheryl acetate, phenoxyethanol, ethylhexylglycerin, disodium EDTA, fragrance.

Syringe Ampoule Ingredients: Phellinus linteus extract, butylene glycol, glycerin, 1,2-hexanediol, caprylic/capric triglyceride, cetly elhylhexanoate, polyglyceryl-3 methylglucose dislearate, dimethicone, acetyl hexapeptide-8, saccharomyces ferment filtrate, glyceryl stearate SE, methyl glucose sesquistearate, hydroxyethylcellulose, beta-glucan, adenosine, PEG-60 hydrogenated castor oil, ectoin, propanediol, water, myrothamnus flabellifolia leaf/stem extract, ascorbic acid, citric acid, phenoxyethanol, ethylhexylglycerin, tromethamine, xanthan gum, carbomer, disodium EDTA, fragrance.

A look at the ingredient list shows the same issues I had with the Hydro Lift masks. I also want to point out that between the Hydro Life masks and the Illumination masks there is only 1 ingredient difference, which I have highlighted in all the ingredient lists. Hydro Life contains ceramide 3 while Illumination contains saccharomyces ferment filtrate.

mask pouch and syringe

Packaging: Just like the Hydro Lift masks.

Scent: The Illumination masks have floral scents as well.

Color: Similar to the Hydro Lift masks. I am kind of lazy to type it all again. (Look above ^-^)

Texture: Same as the Hydro Life masks as well.

Left to right: When you press the small pink button on top, milky ampoule is released into the main syringe section. Once shaken, the ampoules mix together. Remove the syringe's white cap to reveal the tip of the injector. Place the tip of the injector into the open cap on the sheet mask. Push the serum into the mask pouch. Be careful when injecting the ampoule, do it slowly to avoid the ampoule from oozing out. Once all the ampoule has been injected into the mask pouch, close the white cap and massage the mask a bit to spread the ampoule.

Left to right: When you press the small pink button on top, milky ampoule is released into the main syringe section. Once shaken, the ampoules mix together. Remove the syringe's white cap to reveal the tip of the injector. Place the tip of the injector into the open cap on the sheet mask. Push the serum into the mask pouch. Be careful when injecting the ampoule, do it slowly to avoid the ampoule from oozing out. Once all the ampoule has been injected into the mask pouch, close the white cap and massage the mask a bit to spread the ampoule. 

Sheet mask inside the pouch and after use.
Sheet mask inside the pouch and after use.
Helen's Thoughts: To be honest, my thoughts for these masks are pretty much the same as my thoughts for the Hydro Lift masks. The results I got from these masks are pretty much the same as the Hydro Lift masks, which is not a big surprise. Considering the fact that they have almost the same ingredients. The Illumination masks claims to brighten the skin, however, I did not see a difference in brightening effects wearing these as I did with the Hydro Lift masks. As I mentioned before, the concept is interesting but iffy as well. I went in details of why I think it is iffy above, so I would not repeat it down here. I will say that this mask is interesting and has that skincare entertainment-ness to it that is worth trying at least once. However, when it is down to the skincare properties these masks offer, they are definitely not the best I have ever tried.

Helen's Rating: ❤ ❤   

Final Thoughts: I had mixed feelings about these masks. While they felt nice on my skin and left a healthy glow each time. Both masks offered the same skincare properties, despite what it claims to do and the concept is just too iffy. In my opinion, this is a unique mask in that it comes with a syringe and you need to inject the ampoule and all. However, the mask also failed its concept and that's why it got a lower rating. The Hydro Lift sheet masks also did not offer much anti-aging skincare properties like it claims to do and the Illumination masks did not offer extra brightening effects as it claims either.

Would I purchase these in the future? I most likely would not purchase them for myself in the future because I have tried them already and they did not wow me. The concept is neat, yet at the same time the concept is its downfall. Are either of these masks worth a try? I think it is a neat concept and if you like entertaining skincare products, then it is worth a try once. However, I suggest getting one to try first before buying a lot, just to be safe.

Where to purchase:
-Amazon.com

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~Helen

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