Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Review: Methode SWISS Thermal White Overnight Intensive Repair Mask

Méthode SWISS recently launched a new mask in Singapore - Thermal White Overnight Intensive Repair Mask. I thank Sasa for providing me this new product for my review. ^_^

About Methode SWISS Thermal White Overnight Intensive Repair Mask
Revitalized skin in One Night
Moisturizing and whitening actions for radiant, beautiful skin.
Méthode SWISS innovative Thermal White Overnight Intensive Repair Mask, hydrates and brightens your skin while you are sleeping. Advanced formula combines natural Switzerland Spring Water and exclusive Advanced Whitening Detox Complex (Detoxyl® and Ecaline®), RadiaGlow, Hyaluronic Acid, Red Algae and Vitamins nourishes, soothes, moisturizes and eliminates toxins for porcelain skin. Acts like a good night’s sleep, delivers refreshed complexion the next morning and recharges your skin with radiance and even tone. The velvety smooth texture is nourishing but never sticky, quickly absorbed by skin.
Results? Perfect pearl skin all day long.

Méthode SWISS Whitening Detox Complex formula


Packaging & Ingredients
Ingredient list is printed on the box packaging. Product lifespan is 12 months after opening.
I noticed that the mask includes Niacinamide which is also known as Vitamin B3. Ability of Niacinamide is to treat acne.
Sodium Hydroxide, is also found in the ingredients and it is relatively high in content (base on the sequence of the ingredients listed). It is a strong metallic alkali which is usually used as a pH adjuster in a formula. It is a soapy substance which helps dissolve excess oil, clogged pores, and remove other debris on the skin, while softening it at the same time.
Parfum is listed next after Sodium Hydroxide. Sensitive skin that may react to fragrances need to take note of it.
Sodium hyaluronate (slightly listed lower from Sodium Hydroxide in the list) is the salt of hyaluronic acid which has the ability to hold more than 1000 times its weight in water. It can hydrate skin and helps to reduce water loss.

Expiry date stamped on bottom of the box.

Direction slip is included inside the box. It is in several different languages including English & Chinese. (click to enlarge)


The overnight mask comes in a big 100ml tube form with a pump so that the product is always fresh.

Pump outlet with a transparent cap.

The cap caps back very firmly with a pretty loud click and it won't loosen by itself.

How to use?
At night, after cleansing and toning, simply smooth a generous layer of Méthode SWISS Thermal White Overnight Intensive Repair Mask all over the face, around eye contour area and neck as well, leave it overnight and rinse off with water the next morning.


Swatch
Like its packaging, the mask is also baby blue in colour with darker blue capsules (beads). The capsules probably contain the active ingredients.


After spreading the mask out, the capsules disintegrate and melt into the mask.

The mask used on half of the back of my hand. After applying it, a gloss film is seen on the skin surface.


Face Swatch
Pic 3a & 3b is taken after the mask is applied and absorbed into the skin.

This mask can be used under the eyes as well. (Yeah for lazy people like me.. lolx~) What look like little fine lines or dry skin surface below the outer corner of my eye appear slightly more hydrated when the mask is applied on it.

Review
It's been a long time since I use a whitening skin care product. I had been using products that contain hydroxy acids that clears dull skin as that is my main concern besides aging, oily skin, clogged pores and some others that I'll skip mentioning for now...(I got soooo many skin problems! Lolx~)
About 2-3 months ago, I stopped using products containing hydroxy acids so my skin is beginning to become dull & a little bumpy again. So now is the great time to see how Methode SWISS Thermal White Overnight Intensive Repair Mask works on me.
Here's is how I feel about the mask after using it for a month.
- the mask has a pretty strong sweet floral scent
- pretty light weight, cream-like mask
- I use 5-6 full pumps for whole face and neck
- I use once every 3-4 days and leave it on till the next morning, then rinse off
- I apply the mask after toning my face
- easy to spread the mask on my face
- after spreading it out, the mask absorbs quickly into my skin
- though it's already been absorbed, it still leaves a film of gloss on the skin surface but not as glossy like some other masks I'd tried (the glossy film is typical for most of the overnight mask)
- non-greasy
- feels a little sticky after absorbed by the skin
- skin feels hydrated almost instantly after applying the mask
- it hydrates dry areas around my eyes immediately and maintains the supple soft feeling till the next day
- skin will turn a little oily at T-zone after sometime but not oilier than when I apply a face cream
- I didn't notice any difference in the next morning after leaving the mask on overnight
- my face only appear slightly whiter after I rinse off the mask but usually this effect will be gone after an hour
- skin feels hydrated, soft and supple on the next day
- hydration factor isn't very great but just right for my combi-oily skin
- my skin gradually turns a little bit lighter & radiant after 3 weeks
- doesn't cause any allergies
- doesn't cause any inflammations, oil spots or acne
- doesn't clear off my bumpy skin (basically my skin texture remains pretty much the same)
- experience no dryness or overly oily skin
- very convenient to use, especially when I'm tired/ lazy during the night
Overall I find that my face appear slightly brighter however my dark circles is still as hopeless as it always have been (lolx~). When I look at the mirror, my bare face slowly gets fairer than my neck after a month. Usually when I look at my face, it is one shade darker than my neck but this time round, it appear to be close to my neck . Although my face shade will vary or turns red/dull during certain days (due to oxidation, sun burn, difference in skin temperature at diff times of the day) but I spotted most days having similar skin shade as my neck.
My skin feels quite hydrated on the day itself and the next when I use the mask. The mask could be use every alternate days if needed as I don't feel that it is too thick or strong for my skin when I'm using it.
I feel that this mask is suitable for normal to oily skin types while the sensitive skin ones need to take note of the ingredients that you may be sensitive to.


About Méthode SWISS


Price
Méthode SWISS Thermal White Overnight Intensive Repair Mask (100ml) SGD$76

Where to buy?
Exclusively available at all SaSa SG stores
For overseas buyers within Asia, please visit Methode SWISS website
For overseas buyers outside Asia, please visit Sasa.com


Websites


Till then! Cheers! (●♡●)
Product names written and coloured in turquoise were sponsored by Sasa Singapore to me for trial & review only. I am not affiliated to the company. All photos (watermarked) are taken by me unless stated. Al photos (non-watermarked) are provided by Sasa Singapore.
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