Face mask time. I’m falling behind in using all my masks. Etude House It’s Real Pack Broccoli is part of the It’s Real series which also includes carrot, sweet pumpkin, sea kelp and chestnut shell. There are mask sheet versions or the pack version which is what I got. Packs can be a bit messier since you have to wash it off in comparison to masks that you just pat dry when done. Well, the option is there for your picking.
The broccoli pack states it is formulated with real broccoli(2,500mg) for antioxidant care, giving you smooth & moist skin. The pack is free of parabens & mineral oils. More of a natural route. Hurray!
The package contains 3 cute plastic bottle shapes containing 25g the packs. I am going to mention that there is a lot in that little 25g size. If you are careful and following the opening procedure shown on the back of the box you have enough to use it twice times rather than just once per bottle. Use about half and seal off the top store it in your fridge for the next day. Thus getting 6 use instead of 3. I used the entire bottle for 1 use and found it was definitely way more than enough and ended up slathering it all over because I didn’t want to waste it.
I should also mention that on the back of the box also that there is a recommendation you buy their brush & a packaged of their face gauze and then apply the pack onto the sheets because it supposedly yields better results. I am just applying the paste directly onto my face, what could be more direct than that? If I want mask sheets, wouldn’t I have bought the mask sheets instead? Why buy the pack and have to go through the trouble of applying onto mask sheets. But I guess looking at it does make sense if it is intended to use the entire bottle per use. You apply half the pack onto your face first and then put the face gauze on top of the pack and then apply the remainder of the pack onto the gauze. Then I assume that would help hold it all in place and slightly better absorption with that double layer of product. The brush could be used to apply the product evenly onto the face with less mess then with bare hands.
The face gauze and brush isn’t an essential step, it still does the job just as well without it.
directions : After facial cleansing and prior to toner applications, massage pack onto facial surface. Avoid contact with eyes and mouth. Leave on for 10-15 minutes and rinse off with warm water. Use 1-2 times per week.
Look at that disgusting looking texture. I do spy little broccoli bits in there. I am not a fan of broccoli myself and I do indeed smell that hint of broccoli in there. More like broccoli gone bad, it smells a little bit like broccoli barf. Even looks like it. It is very creamy and full of texture. Super gooey and easy to apply. It stays on my face without any issues, doesn’t budge. I applied(padded) the entire 25g onto my face, pretty thick layer. After about 5 minutes I found it was easier to massage it all around my face for an even better coverage. No bad sensations from using the pack either such as burning, stingy and such that happens with some packs. But this pack is natural after all, it should be expected!
No issues rinsing it off, the scent doesn’t lingers and actual smells a bit nicer not that it is no longer on my face. I’ve been having a bit of a dry spell around the area on sides of my mouth and nose and this really did the job. My entire face is really evenly moisturized and it does not even feel like there is anything on my skin. It is super smooth feeling. The pores on and around my nose even feels cleaned out. It did such a good job I can even overlook the broccoli barf smell while using it. If you are a fan of broccoli, it will most likely not bother you.
To sum it up :
stinky broccoli smell
lots of product in each bottle
natural, paraben & mineral oil free
great smooth skin & moisturizes well
Where to get it.
Next up, I might try the sweet pumpkin pack.