I bought a variety of different Dr. Morita masks while in Hong Kong, so I have a handful of different ones from this Taiwanese line to review still. This facial mask for this blog post is the Snail Repair Essence Facial Mask.
As the name suggests, it is a facial mask intended for repair of the skin using the rare ingredient snail essence. If you are skittish about these sorts of ingredients, then this mask may not be for you.
The box of 10 facial masks is in line with the other products that Dr. Morita has put out. The box is compact and has a sheen to it. An image of a snail’s shell is featured on it.
The snail repair essence facial mask called to be put on the face for 10 to 15 minutes (shorter than other sheet masks) and contained 28 g of essence. The recognizable ingredients in the list included niacinamide (for skin brightening), hydrolyzed hyaluronic acid, hydrolyzed yeast extract, snail secretion filtrate, daisy flower extract, and licorice root extract. The sheet mask fit well on my face.
When compared to another snail essence mask (the one from Etude House), the essence from this sheet mask wasn’t milky white at all. The appearance and consistency of the snail essence here was the same as other common sheet masks: transparent in nature.
There was just enough essence left over in the pouch for me to smooth over the rest of my forehead and arms. There is a plastic film attached to the sheet mask for easier application that you can try to get more essence from to maximize the quantity.
After about 40 minutes using the facial mask, I observed that the sheet tended to be on the drier side. Most sheet masks that I’ve been using held up being damp for up to an hour. When I pulled the sheet mask off after an hour, although it felt dry on my skin, the sheet mask itself was still very damp.
The Dr. Morita masks tend to be moderately fair in quality and fit for daily use.