Review: Annie's Way Arbutin and Hyaluronic Acid Brightening Jelly Mask


Monday, December 23, 2013

Finding a suitable mask for a person with sensitive skin is difficult. I have been using Annie's Way Arbutin and Hyaluronic Acid Brightening Jelly Mask for a while now.
I bought it at MaskSlim @Tropicana City Mall as it was on promotion around March 2013 (buy 1 free 1 for RM 100). I cannot resist promotions :p
It comes in a tub (250 ml)
Description on the tub:
Whitening, moisturizing, minimizes fine lines, leaves skin radiantly bright

Ingredients:
Arbutin Extract, Hyaluronic Acid, Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Vitamin EC, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizinate

Clear gel like texture
Instructions:
1. After cleansing and toning face, spread a generous layer (about 0.3-0.5 cm thick) on face
2. Leave the mask on face for 30-40 minutes
3. Scrape off with spatula
4.Tissue off the excess jelly mask and rinse with water
5. Use twice a week

My thoughts:
The scent is very light. The jelly mask will soften whiteheads and blackheads. Sometimes when I scrape off the jelly mask, I can see some blackheads on the jelly mask. After using the jelly mask, it is easier for me to squeeze out the blackheads and whiteheads. I do not need to squeeze forcefully to get the blackheads out. I used this once or twice in a week (view my skincare routine here). It is very gentle and mild on skin and give a refreshing feel. In my opinion, the mask really does what it claims. My skin is brighter, softer and fairer after one usage :) I do not think it minimizes the fine lines... Even after finishing the whole tub... I did not see any difference on the fine lines... Still, this is a great mask.

Pros
:) Whitens, brighten and hydrates face
:) Feel refreshed
:) Affordable
:) Suitable for sensitive skin

Cons
:( Less hygienic as product is in a tub
:( A little difficult to wash off
Rating: 4.5/5
Repurchase: Yes

I repurchased this in Hong Kong (massive skincare haul
I just love this!




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This is just for sharing :) I do not benefit in any way as I bought all the products I review myself (or gifts from friends/family). When I first bought this it was only RM 65 per tub (March 2013). I think the price went up to RM 75 (end of 2013) and the price increased again to RM 85 per tub (March 2014). It is no longer within my budget... >.< lol

I know a lot of you readers are interested in buying this product by looking at the comments.
For those of you planning to travel (or transiting) to Malaysia, there is a new outlet ("MaskSlim" - their best seller is Annie's Way jelly mask) in KLIA2 so I hope this is a good news for you guys!

There are "MaskSlim" outlets in SS2 (PJ), Tropicana City Mall (PJ), Gurney Paragon Mall (Penang), Paradigm Mall (Kelana Jaya), Sunway Giza Mall (Kota Damansara), Sunway  Pyramid (Bandar Sunway) and KL Festival City (Setapak).

29 comments:

  1. I've heard so many good things about this mask, but I can't seem to find a list of ingredients! My skin is very sensitive also so I always check before buying - I can't tolerate cetyl alcohol and some other things ):

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    1. Hi, thank you for stopping by ;)
      Maybe you can try the sample size (25ml in a sachet) before jumping into the tub.

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  2. Are Annie's Way jelly masks such as Arbutin and Hyaluronic Acid Brightening Jelly Mask, Net carbon element porcelain mask jelly, and Aloe Vera oil jelly seaweed mask good for mild acne or just acne in general?

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    1. Hi :)
      I am not exactly sure about this.
      My sister has acne prone skin and as per her comment, after using the jelly mask, her skin is brighter, smoother and the bumps/acne on her forehead are less obvious.
      Hope this helps :)

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    2. Really? Okay, that does help! Thanks! Do you know where I could buy the products and how much would they be?

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    3. There were physical stores in Malaysia... so I am not sure where to get these online... Currently there were about RM85. I know a website, taobao.com that sells Annie's Way Jelly Masks and it is so cheap. Just make sure you buy from a seller with positive reviews as there were fake ones there as well.

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  3. hey do you know if they sell it in Hong Kong?

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    1. Hi. I saw a facebook page for Annie's Way HK& Macau... Maybe you can check it out. I think there is an outlet but I cannot really read Chinese.

      https://www.facebook.com/annieswayhk?fref=ts

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  4. Hello, where can I buy this product if I'm from the Philippines?

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    1. Hi, I am so sorry I don't know where to get this in Philippines. There is a website but it is in Chinese (taobao.com) and if you really do get the jelly mask there make sure you buy from a seller with positive reviews.

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  5. Hi.. where can I find the product in Malaysia? Do they have it in Sasa?

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    1. Hi Nana,
      I don't think Sasa have this yet. I got this from MaskSlim at Sunway Pyramid and Tropicana City Mall. Majority of the outlets are in Kl/Subang area :)

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  6. Hi! omg I really want this product >.< I don't want to buy it online because I'm from Canada and shipping is a pain but I'll be visiting Singapore this summer, would you know where I could find it? (if not in Singapore, maybe in JB since it's not too far) Sorry, everyone is asking the same thing >.<

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    1. Hey :)
      I'm not sure about Singapore. I don't think Annie's Way is in JB yet. There is one in Penang and most of the outlets are in KL/Subang area.
      Sorry I'm not of much help here :(

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  8. Hi! Thank you for this review. I'm looking forward to try this product. I notice in your comments that this product is available in Penang. May I know where at? I googled, but I got nothing. Thanks in advance for your reply!

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    1. Hi. Thank you for stopping by.
      The outlet is MaskSlim and it is at Gurney Paragon Mall.
      For more information, check out the link below:
      http://shop.maskslim.com.my/content/7-outlets

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    2. Thanks so much! Sorry for the trouble.

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  10. I just bought this mask and tried it, but got an allergic reaction, so I was searching for reviews and came across yours. I couldn't find many reviews by someone who got sensitive skin... It is such a shame because this is a good mask, but not for me :(

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    1. Yes, this is a good mask... This worked very well for me and my sisters. Maybe you are allergic to certain ingredients in the product? I tried some of the sheet masks and was allergic. So far the jelly masks have not irritate my skin.

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  11. Hi i would love to try this mask but i fear it takes off my freckles because of the whitening. I dont want my freckles to disappear, what do you think ?

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    1. Hey, I don't think it would remove freckles. My sister has some freckles and she use this mask. Her freckles are still there. Lol. But skincare products works differently for everyone. Good luck :)

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  12. Hi..do you know where to buy this in bukit bintang area?

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    1. Hi. I have no idea where to buy this in Bukit Bintang area. I am so sorry... The above locations were all that I know of...

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  13. Hello... please kindly help me out... i would like to know which online shop is the best to buy this product.. reason of avoiding fake..im from Phil. And i cannot find it here. Tha k u so much

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    1. Hi, you can try yesstyle.com to find this product. Hope this helps :)

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