27 May 2016

Review: Belif The True Tincture Mask - Chamomile


This is Belif's newly released mask in 2015 if I remember correctly, after the Tincture of Chamomile. My mom is a loyal user of the Tincture of Chamomile, a product she said has helped her skin regain radiance and energy from losing collagen and moisture on her skin barrier. She normally uses it as a toner, or after a toner and before an essence. Since the Tincture of Chamomile treats her skin so well, she asked me to get the mask for her immediately when I told her about its release.



This True Tincture Mask - Chamomile is made of 10% chamomile tincture and 0.5% of chamomile flower petals. It is a wash-off type mask with gentle exfoliating properties. You gently massage it onto your wet face for 1-2 minutes and then leave it on for 10 minutes to allow the ingredients to do its work before rinsing it off. Don't wear this overnight!


Basically, this tincture of chamomile is prepared by adding glycosides, minerals, alkaloids and essential oils of chamomile flower extract into a solvent (usually alcohol). It is not fermentation or brewing but is similar. This will allow the alcohol inside to dissolve some active ingredients that are normally less soluble or cannot penetrate as deep into your skin, as to maximize the potential of the herbs inside. Also, I notice that there is no preservative in here, since alcohol that is used to dissolve these extracts act like natural preservatives already.

this mask will compliment the tincture of chamomile to boost their performance on your skin



a treat to your eyes and nose



INGREDIENTS

Water, Glycerin, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricana) Flower Extract (10.7%), Dipropylene Glycol, 1,2-Hexanediol, Panthenol, Dimethicone, Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Extract*, Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract*, Nepeta Cataria Extract*, Rubus Idaeus (Raspberry) Leaf Extract*, Baptisia Tinctoria Root Extract*, Stellaria Media (Chickweed) Extract*, Butylene Glycol, Centella Asiatica Extract, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Scutellaria Baicalensis Root Extract, Polygonum Cuspidatum Root Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Tocopherol, Glyceryl Acrylate/Acrylic Acid Copolymer, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower (0.5%), Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Flower Extract, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Extract, Carbomer, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Tromethamine, Trisodium EDTA, PEG-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Fragrance, Limonene

herbal tincture (credit)

INGREDIENTS ANALYSIS

I am impressed by the clean ingredients list, only the last 3 ingredients are flagged 3-6/7, and those are very commonly used castor oil and fragrance (limonene). Most of the time, cosmetic companies might inject potentially dangerous or toxic ingredients into wash-off masks by claiming that those ingredients are "okay" for short skin contact since they are meant to be wash-off. But not Belif. Belif uses really pure and safe ingredient. Not a single parabens, methylisothiazolinone and triethanolamine are sighted here. Some people may call this expensive, at RM 120 for 50ml of product, but honestly we only have one face and it might be better to put something a little pricey but good on your face than some cheap stuffs with unknown quality and ingredients inside.

Ingredients-wise, this has a good blend of wonderful herbs. 10.7% and 0.5% are chamomile flower tincture and real chamomile petals. This also has calendula flower extract and centella asiatica. All three extracts are well-known for their skin healing, soothing, and bacteria-fighting (anti-acne) properties.

And then we have oat kernel extract, panthenol, raspberry leaf extract, green tea and safflower to moisturize, repair moisture-barrier, nourish and tone the skin. Sometimes, dull and sensitive skin are caused by dehydration or damaged skin's natural moisture barrier. Those are not something chamomile alone can help, hence these moisturizing agents are added to address those issues.

Finally, we have a few anti-oxidants (catnip, licorice root, skullcap root, Japanese knotweed, vitamin E and cocoa), the fighters to really get the repairing and revitalizing job set and done. Some of them also have the ability to stimulate and improve blood circulation to skin, to revitalize and to aid skin renewing and regeneration process. Fragrances like rosemary and limonene are also added as a part of aromatherapy of this mask, so as to repair your skin bottom-up from the soul and mind. A relaxed soul breeds beautiful skin.

CONCLUSION

I rarely take my wash-off mask seriously, because most of them are just so-so, and I seriously do not have the patience to put the mask on for 15-20 minutes and then rinse it off, which is why I always prefer sleeping mask or sheet mask. But this has changed my mind. It is a great product to revitalize, renew, moisturize and gently exfoliate my skin. I've seen real differences after using this. My skin feels hydrated, softer and smoother, similar to how your skin feels after a nice facial.

I did not notice much soothing effect from this mask, since I don't get irritated easily, but my mom with sensitive combination skin really adores it. She says it calms and moisturizes her face so well that it looks shinning (I think she is trying to say dewy) the next morning.

In short, this is a peeling and treating 2-in-1 wash-off pack, and is great for those who want to save their time or energy of having to exfoliate and sheet-mask on lazy nights. A great mask at its deserving price!

a cup of aftertea chamomile herbal drink and a chamomile mask, how does that sound like? (credit)

packaging: ★★★
scent: ★★★
texture: ★★★★
ingredients: ★★★
efficacy: ★★★★  
overall impression: ★★★★ (very good and I really enjoy it)


You can get this from: Belif Malaysia | Gmarket | Koreadepart
[Disclaimer] This is NOT a sponsored review. Product is purchased with my own money. All copy right of contents and images in this article is strictly mine.
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