Tuesday, July 19, 2016

MAXCLINIC Miraclinic Ampoule Dressing/Contouring Object Review

I love sheet masks. It is very gratifying to use one especially when you're face needs some rejuvenating and what joy it was for me to receive the Mira Clinic Ampoule Dressing and Contouring Object. It is basically a two-step sheet mask that aims to moisturize, firm and lift skin. It specializes on contouring your face to achieve that nice V-line (jaw). 

The main ingredients of this mask are Ceramide NP, Hydrolized Collagen, Myrrh Oil, Jojoba Seed Oil, Rosehip Oil, Argan Oil, Bixa Orellana Seed Oil, Niacinamide and Adenosine.

The first step, which is the Ampoule Dressing, is a sheet mask that is soaked in a supercharged serum (ampoule) that has a lot of active ingredients. The Ampoule Dressing hydrates, brightens and firms the skin. 

The second step, the Contouring Object, is a grainy, mesh, sheet mask that goes on top of the Ampoule Dressing. This step tightens and lifts the skin.

How to Use:

1.After cleansing, put on the top part of Miraclinic Ampoule Dressing (#1) adjusting to your eyes
2.Get the bottom part of Miraclinic Ampoule Dressing and adjust it to your lips. Pull up the wings 
    and wrap it around your jaw.
3.Press the dressings on your face to help the formula to absorb
4.Get contouring object (#2) out and put it over the dressing. Press it on your face from your forehead and moving down.

5.Again, pull the wings on the bottom to wrap it around the jaw area tightly
6.Press the mask with your fingers to make it tightly sticking to your face

7.Leave it on for 20~30 minutes and lift all of the hardened mask at once. Clean up the remaining 
   with toner.

I had the perfect opportunity to put this mask to test. I had a rough and busy weekend with only 7 hours of sleep within the last 48 hours. My skin was really dull and embarrassingly, I also have gained weight over the month that my face looks like it have expanded quite a bit. Please forgive the photos below for the bad lighting since I tried this on late at night after showering and I don't have any lighting equipments on hand. 

As you can see my eyes are really tired in these photos. Above is the first half of the Ampoule Dressing.

Second half of the Ampoule Dressing with flaps that go over the jaw to contour

The Contouring Object 

Contouring Object placed on top of the Ampoule Dressing

This mask looks so unflattering in photos and I seriously thought I was looking at a wrapped mummy when I looked at myself in the mirror. You can definitely spook people out with this mask on!

First thing I noticed about the Ampoule Dressing is that it is not as soaked in serum as I thought it would be. The fluid wasn't slippery as the other sheet masks I have tried. The substance felt more like water. After applying the Ampoule Dressing, I immediately placed the Contouring Object on top and pressed it firmly as per instructions. I believe that the Contouring Object would meld together with the Ampoule Dressing and harden like a plaster that would help with the firming and lifting process. Alas, to my disappointment, it didn't harden like it was supposed to do. When you take off the mask, the Ampoule Dressing and Contouring Object was supposed to come off together at once when it hardens but in my experience, that didn't happen. It came off individually just like when I put them on. I'm theorizing that my the Contouring Object didn't harden due to the Ampoule Dressing not being as soaked as it should be. 

Another thing worth mentioning is that although the Ampoule Dressing came in two halves in order to fit the face well, it still didn't quite fit my face. It was too wide and I had a really hard time trying to put it on. 

I had this mask on for a good 20 minutes before finally deciding to take it off because the Contouring Object just kept falling off on me. I noticed no significant changes on my skin. None of it's claims worked for me. In fact, the whole time I had the mask on I just felt really uncomfortable.

I really wanted this product to work but to my disappointment it just didn't. I wish I can say good things but my experience isn't that great. The pack comes in 4 sets so I would definitely try again and see if it will be a different experience next time.

I think this brand actually have a good concept going but there are things that I wish would be better like having more serum in the Ampoule Dressing and the Conoturing Object to be a little less grainy. 

Personally, this product is a dud for me but I've seen positive reviews about this product too. I definitely would give this mask one more shot. Do I recommend it? Yes and no. Yes, because it is a good concept and if you're like me who likes trying out sheet masks, go for it! No, because if you're someone who enjoys a no-brainer sheet mask, this is too much work with applying practically 3 sheets on your face. 

*This product was sent to me for review but as always, my reviews are honest and based on my own opinions and experience.

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