Review of Etude House 0.2mm Therapy Air Mask (Manuka Honey) and Papa Recipe Bombee Honey Face Mask
Clare Marx (@claremarxmua) is a bridal make-up artist based in the UK and she is a skincare and makeup enthusiast. Clare was gifted the Etude House 0.2mm Therapy Air Mask (Manuka Honey) and Papa Recipe Bombee Honey Face Mask by us for her honest opinion and review.
Summary: I’ve been testing the Etude House Manuka Honey Mask and also Papa Recipe Honey Mask. These are hydrating and anti-ageing sheet masks that help soothe, refresh and hydrate the skin leaving it soft and glowing. I loved both sheet masks and found they both hydrated and left my skin feeling amazing. The Etude House Manuka Honey Mask had the edge for me as my skin just drank in the essence and there was plenty left over in the packet to pat into my skin a few more times after.
Skin Type: My skin type is oily combination and I suffer with rosacea and pigmentation. I always look for hydrating and anti-ageing products.
Packaging: Both packaging is light, thin and typical of sheet mask packaging.
The Papa Recipe Honey Mask has a gorgeous textured matte packaging in the design of a honey pot, which is so cute!
The Etude House Manuka honey mask is more traditional shaped with a mouth-watering design of honeycombs thick with honey.
- Centella Asiatica Extract (Etude House): Great for redness, soothing and healing of the skin
- Aloe Barbadensis leaf extract (Etude House): Hydrating, cooling and soothing anti-inflammatory
- Castor Oil (Papa Recipe): Essential fatty acid to help restore skins natural moisture balance
- Liquorice Root Extract (Papa Recipe): Anti-ageing and skin soothing antioxidants
Consistency and Scent: The Papa Recipe Honey Mask has a subtle sweet honey smell, whilst the Etude House Manuka Honey Mask is fragrance free.
The Papa Recipe Honey Mask is a whisper thin material that is applied with a packing sheet which helps unfold the sheet mask and helps with application. It then just swipes off once the sheet is on the face. The essence is lovely and rich and after 30 minutes I found I could still wipe the sheet over my décolletage and arms.
The Etude House Manuka Honey Mask is thick with essence. There was so much left in the packet that I saved the essence for another day. The mask itself is a thicker material but laid well on my skin. My skin drank the essence completely and the sheet was dry after 30 minutes.
How do they compare: Both were really hydrating and left my skin glowing. The Papa Recipe Honey Mask felt so lightweight on the skin and it fitted the best. I have a funny shaped face for sheet masks and I find they don’t sit well and usually fall off if I move about, but the Papa Recipe Honey Mask sat very well. The Etude House Manuka Honey Mask left my skin the softest and the next day I looked well rested and glowing, so it definitely impressed.
Overall Rating: I would definitely repurchase the Etude House Manuka Honey Face Mask as it was such a pleasure to use and I loved how glowy and hydrated my skin was after use. I would rate this product 4.5 out of 5 stars.
For the Papa Recipe Honey Mask I would rate this 4 out of 5. It was lovely to use and there was a good dose of essence on the sheet and I adored the packaging, but I think the Etude House Manuka Honey Mask just stole my heart!
Seoul Glow: we're so happy to hear that Clare enjoyed using both these sheet masks! We love sheet masking and also love honey as a skincare ingredient as we find it really helps heal and soothe any skin problems we have. Etude House 0.2mm Therapy Air Sheet Masks are our must haves in terms of daily sheet masks as they are so affordable (and won't break the bank even if used on a daily basis) and are always soaked in essence.