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Kanebo Kracie Hadabisei Moisturizing Masks (Part II)

Posted on: July 26, 2010

 

From left to right: Extra Rich, Whitening, Elasticity

 

Since my Kracie Black mask and Eye mask review, here come my second part of Kracie mask experience. I spotted the complete mask range in Watson’s MY and I decided to give the others a try since Watson’s TH did not carry the complete range. I grabbed Moisturizing (red), Whitening (blue) and Elasticity (orange), the only one that I ignored was the anti-acne mask in green packaging. Each of them costs MYR9.80/sheet if I remember well.

 

 

  • Moisturizing Extra Rich (25ml/sheet) is infused with Hyaluronic acid and Royal jelly for severe dry skin.
  • Moisturizing Whitening (20ml/sheet) is medicated treatment with concentration of Vitamin C derivative and botanical extracts to hydrating and brightening.
  • Moisturizing Elasticity (25ml/sheet) is enriched with coenzyme Q10 and soybean essence for skin moisturizing and firmness.

 

About the ingredient lists: Well, the translated ingredient that listed on the mask packaging does not belong to the correct mask. Following the product’s claim, the ingredient list Moisturizing Extra Rich’s and Moisturizing Whitening‘s are wrongly swapped and I finally searched a correct ingredient list of Moisturizing Elasticitys that matches with its original Japanese ingredient list. Some of the Japanese products that sold in Thailand are also not having correct and matched ingredient list with the Japanese translation, obviously only minority concerns about ingredient list.

 

mask time of Extra Rich and Elasticity

mask time of Whitening

 

About the direction: Best use on night time so you can see the good result in next morning. Use it after toning/lotion, leave on for 10-15 minutes, massage the remaining essence into skin, follow by moisturizer. Personally I misted a mineral spa water prior to placing on the mask and left it for 20~30 minutes! Even after 30 minutes honestly, the mask sheet was still very juicy! I feel guilty to waste.

 

About the mask essences: All three contain hydrating factors, so moisturizing effect can be expected. The mask essences of these three are almost scentless, non-sticky, non-irritating eventhough accidentally contacted with eyes and it can be easily massaged into skin. Probably slightly heavy for oily skin but for me, they worked very fine in humid weather. In fact, Kracie mask is one of those very few that I do not mind to leave on the mask essence without rinsing it off after the application. Interestingly, the mask essence of Elasticity was in the form of emulsion, unlike the clear gel-fluid consistencies of Extra Rich and Whitening.

 

mask sheet texture of Extra Rich and Elasticity

mask sheet texture of Whitening

About the mask sheet textures. I love they were very well-adhered to skin good through the 20~30 minutes mask time. Only thing was that the cutting did not fit my smaller face perfectly, hence I need a little time to adjust the placement.

 

About the results. In fact my skin looked rather red right after mask applications due to increased skin temperature (suffocated by mask) as my sensitive skin was easily flushed with heat/warm temperature, but that was only temporary for few minutes.

 

With the Moisturizing Extra Rich, my face was very well-moisturized, temporary only. I tried this in the morning and I actually rinsed off the mask essence because I wanted to use my antioxidant serum on latter time, thus the moisturizing factor of the mask had been voided. However when I smeared the little remaining mask essence over the face again (after sunblock), the dry lines and pore size were immediately refined again. This is good.

 

With the Moisturizing Whitening, I saw immediate moisturizing effect but no brightening result, nor even skin tone. I did not rinse off the essence this time so I just applied sunblock on top of the mask essence. It provided moisture as good as a moisturizer but failed to deliver as a whitening mask in my opinion.

 

With the Moisturizing Elasticity, the noticeable effect was only limited to subtle moisturizing (my skin was well-balanced at that time), nothing more. I applied sunblock over the mask essence, it kept the skin non-drying in humid weather but nothing impressive to be honest.

 

mask sheet of Extra Rich and Elasticity

mask sheet of Whitening

Conclusionally, these three Kracie masks have shown justifiable, lovely moisturizing results but not much in other aspect. They are very nice in term of application as well as comfortable wearing, provided you are not result-oriented of what they claim (Extra Rich, Whitening and Elasticity).

 

 

Hadabisei Moisturizing (Extra Rich) Mask

Ingredients:

Water (Aqua), Dipropylene Glycol, Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, Methylgluceth-20, Phenoxyethanol, PEG-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Carbomer, Methylparaben, Polysorbate 20, Sodium Hyaluronate, Potassium Hydroxide, Xanthan Gum, Sodium Polyacrylate, Citric Acid, Disodium EDTA, Alcohol, Royal Jelly Extract, Citrus Medica Limonum Fruit Extract.

 

Hadabisei Moisturizing (Whitening) Mask

Ingredients:

Water (Aqua), Dipropylene Glycol, Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, Ascorbyl Glucoside, Potassium Hydroxide, Carbomer, PEG-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Phenoxyethanol,  Methylparaben, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Polysorbate 20,  Xanthan Gum, Sodium Citrate, Sodium Citrate, Disodium EDTA, Citric Acid, Fragrance (Parfum), Lemon (Citrus Medica Limonum) Extract, Soluble Collagen, Alcohol, Job’s Tears (Coix Lacryma-jobi) Extract.

 

Hadabisei Moisturizing (Elasticity) Mask

Ingredients:

Water, Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, Cetyl Ethylhexanoate, Squalane, Peg-60 Glyceryl Isostearate, Dimethicone, Peg-5 Glyceryl Stearate, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Ubiquinone (Coenzyme Q10), Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon) Extract, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Seed Extract, EDTA-2Na, Phenoxyethanol, Paraben.

 

 

 

 

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11 Responses to "Kanebo Kracie Hadabisei Moisturizing Masks (Part II)"

I bought a box of the COQ10 Kracie mask earlier this month in Japan, I was so excited because it was on sale, a pack of 5 only costs around Y300. Unfortunately, I didn’t read the label, and I only found out it contained alcohol after I slapped it on.

I think my skin was bright though in the next morning, however, I hesitate to use it again since the alcohol smell is too strong for me.

Hi erin,
I see… as I know this is pretty popular in Japan, you got the great deal for it. I don’t like strong alcohol smell in skin care either, the feeling-good factor sometimes is more important than its efficacy. (”v)

Hi, I tried the whitening mask, and Its nice, not impressive, but I really like it. I have sensitive skin aswell, and Im worried that these masks work better in asian girls, maybe our skin types are different, but I wanted to try it. Have you tried Keana baking soda powder???

Hello Belinda,

Don’t worry. Indeed there are biological differences between Westerner skin and Asian skin but I don’t think a product will work differently for both skin types, for example, both Asian and Westerner can enjoy same benefits of Vitamin C. If really want to argue about this point, probably the technology used in the brand makes difference.

In my own opinion, Asian brand or westerner brand is skin care philosophy of different culture. I never tried Keana Baking soda powder by the way. (“v)

Hi there.. I am a Malaysian but i am currently studying in Australia.. May i ask u.. Where do you manage to buy those Kanebo Kracie Hadabisei Moisturizing Masks in Malaysia? I really love using the Whitening ( blue packet ones) but i find it really expensive buying it here for AUD33 a box which i bought twice.. But i will be going back Malaysia this year end, i tried finding it in Sasa but i can’t find it. Thanks for your reply and am looking forward to it! =)

Hi Inn,
Imported cosmetics sold in Australia is always pricey, I can understand you really love this mask enough to pay the price. (“v)

I bought the masks in a Watson’s pharmacy in KL, if I remember correctly it was KLCC outlet since I normally went to KLCC whenever I was in KL. I’m not sure if the pharmacy still carry the mask or simply out of stock but you can check with the sales assistant. (“v)

hey! are you going to purchase the acne one? ;o i want to get that one too but i dont know if i should :/

Hi Jenny,
I won’t try the acne one, just like I don’t take medicine if I’m not sick 😉 However, you can consider to try it if you have acne-prone skin. (“v)

TRied the Japan Gal Pure 5 essence mask. Its really great and no alcohol smell. anyone know where to buy in Singapore? Watson stop selling it.

May be you can try online purchase?

I know this post is dated, but I was searching for reviews on kracie masks and read the comments. Just to share 🙂

I happen to chance upon a Facebook page that sells Japanese best selling masks and am interested in Kracie masks, hence the search for reviews. Maybe you can purchase it via their online store when the launch mid July 2013.

https://www.facebook.com/pages/April-Boulevard/171353966380223?ref=ts&fref=ts

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