Annie's Way Arbutin + Hyaluronic Acid Brightening Jelly Mask

About the product:
Annie's Way Jelly Mask is a Taiwan product. There are six different functions. The top seller would be the Arbutin + Hyaluronic Acid Brightening Jelly Mask as well as the Aloe Moisturizing Jelly Mask (click here to read about it).

The directions of use in the English/Chinese versions are as below:

What is the product I bought:
Back in May 2013, I came to purchase this product while on a shopping spree with my elder sister, Allison at MaskSlim, Tropicana City Mall. We bought a tub each as it was on sales. (How can we not be attracted to skin care products that were on sales!) *grin*

 The first tub that we bought was the Arbutin + Hyaluronic Acid Brightening Jelly Mask (250ml) since the salesperson said that this was the best seller!

The product claims to whiten, moisturise, reduce fine lines leaving skin radiantly bright.

How long it'll last?
When I talked to my sister who did her masks more frequently than I do, she would say that by two months plus you would have finished the tub as you can have the masks done once or twice in a week. So we are assuming that the tub would enabled you to do 10 times as you need to apply a thick layer on your face. (Please remember to not apply a thin layer as it'll dry up and you cannot scrape anything later! It's function won't work then.)

Too ugly to take a full, bare face. So here is my 3/4 selfie covered with a thick layer of jelly :)

View as an Infrequent User & Effectivity?
As I excused so many times in not doing this tub of mask as frequently, my tub lasts for approximately four months. In my opinion, using once a week is already good enough for me. Although I used it infrequently, I am glad to see that my skin significantly brightens after each use. The sales person gave me a tip, that is to apply sheet masks after using this jelly masks as it consequently enhances the absorption of the essence in the sheet masks that we later use. All good ^^

Other than brightening I feel that the white heads are in the jelly layer when I scrape it off. I also can squeeze the white heads out easily without much force. Thus I feel that it is good for my skin as not much squeezing marks would be left on my skin ^^

It also instantly moisturised my skin leaving my face a cooling sensation. In short, my face felt so clean and "it breathes". Fine lines wise, maybe it does help.

The down side for this product is that it takes a longer time than normal masks does (it needs 30-40 minutes for the mask to rest on one's face) & the washing off of the mask is a bit hard but I notice the slight easiness when I use my konjac sponge to wash off the remaining mask on my face after I have scraped the jelly off my face.

Would I re-purchase?
Definitely YES!!! <3

*** *** ***UPDATE*** *** ***

The post above was posted on 5th January 2014.

As of 3rd May 2016, my reaction with the mask was not that great.

On 1st January 2016, my skin was having some allergic reaction thus I could not experiment among the various hauls that I have purchased.

Skin : Combination skin and more on the dry side (I think) + sensitive (itchy, red and sometimes acne pop out).

In mid March 2016, I visited a dermatologist. Up till now I have been on doctor's facial cleanser and cream. He said that I could slowly add back whatever step that I used previously, so I did. 

On 3rd May 2016, I tried Annie's Way Arbutin Jelly Mask after cleansing my face and a sheet mask followed after. 

A few minutes after I have let my face dry, it was itchy. So I applied my snail gel as my moisturiser and hope it will soothe it (I can assure you it wasn't my sheet mask coz I have done that sheet mask in April 2016). The next day, I noticed red patches on one of my cheeks and dry patches at the apple of my cheeks / near my eye bag area.  

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