With a poor fit, thick material, and unimpressive results, Etude House's I need you, Pomegranate! is a pass. More after the break.
Where to buy:
prettyandcute.com 1 Mask- $1.99
Scent: Compared to the My Beauty Diary masks I've tried, this has a comparatively light scent. I'm not sure how to describe the scent, but I assume that they're going for Pomegranate-y? Anyway, this isn't bothersome in the slightest, so no worries if you're sensitive to smells! :)
Packaging: I think I prefer the packaging of this series of Etude House masks to My Beauty Diary masks. They're larger and matte, with nice illustrations and no annoying shiny silver text. The packaging is easy to tear, which is always a nice perk. I had to be a bit more careful with unfolding the mask as this series of masks doesn't have the plastic backing that some do.
The material of the mask is noticeably thicker than MBD masks, which is nice for unfolding the mask, but bad for customizing the fit. As you will see further down, the fit is really bad for me. The material also doesn't 'stick' to my skin quite as well, as it's heavier. This means that the part around my chin becomes unstuck unless I'm checking up on it consistently. This is annoying. I am not pleased by that. Overall I prefer the outside packaging of the Etude House masks, but the mask sheets of My Beauty Diary.
Me looking displeased by the poor fit.
Results: Unfortunately due to the nature of this mask (i.e. it doesn't make any claims to whitening/brightening/firming/etc) I can't say too much about how effective it was. It was definitely moisturizing, however! Nothing too crazy, but it was a nice boost in moisture. My skin did feel slightly firmer to the touch, but that's not a real concern of mine haha. I didn't see any big improvement in skin tone, so I can't really think of much else to say. I'm confident that it has some nice anti-oxidants for your skin, given that there are various fruit extracts that are fairly high up on the ingredients list. Beyond that, I'm not super pleased by this mask. I'd rate it below average, due to the poor fit and mask material making it a PITA to wear. Oh well.
Conclusion: Final Score: 2.5/5
- nice packaging
- very mild scent
- bad fit (eye hole rubs against my eyes, irritating the area)
- mask material too thick to make adjustments
- mask material makes it heavy/saggy