Review: iUNIK Propolis Vitamin Sleeping Mask
I have another sleeping mask! 🙂 It’s iUNIK Propolis Vitamin Sleeping Mask! This sleeping mask contains 16% Propolis, 7% Hippophae Rhamnoides Fruit Extract, and 5% Centella Asiatica Leaf Water to deeply moisturize and nourish the skin over night. It’s revitalizing, soothing, brightening, and has wrinkle care. It can be used during the day as a nourishing cream. Ideal for all skin types including sensitive skin. I’ve gone through a few tubes of this sleeping mask. Here are my thoughts on it! Did it moisturize my skin? Help with wrinkles or brighten the skin? Read on to find out!
This product feels very creamy. It spreads nicely on the skin. Feels very nourishing. It absorbs into the skin well, but it does leave a tacky, sticky feeling behind. Also, it smells like plastic. 🤮 I started off using this sleeping mask at night, so the tacky feeling of the product wasn’t a problem. It didn’t bother me too much. The smell? I just didn’t think about it. lol. So this sleeping mask feels very moisturizing and nourishing on the skin. It’s much more moisturizing compared to another sleeping mask I have, which is Cosrx Ultimate Nourishing Rice Overnight Spa Mask (click!). That’s what attracted me the most to the iUNIK Propolis Vitamin Sleeping Mask. I needed more moisture in my skin. My skin was feeling very dry during that time. I had dry skin to heal before it cracks. I was out to cure this dry skin of mine that I was dealing with! iUNIK Propolis Vitamin Sleeping Mask did a better job at moisturizing my skin. Hands down! My skin felt softer, smoother, and simply just super hydrated when I had the sleeping mask on and after rinsing it off in the morning. It also left my skin looking brighter! My skin glowed! The texture of my skin just looked much better than before. I think it helped to fill in some fine lines and wrinkles too due to how moisturizing it is! This sleeping mask really does nourish and gives the skin what it needs to be, look healthy. I loved the results!
But, I had to stop using the sleeping mask. I started noticing hard sebum within my pores after using it for 2 weeks. I tried to make it work by taking a break and start using it again after a break several times. The results from the sleeping mask was soooo good, but my skin wouldn’t have it. I noticed clogged pores and hard sebum in my skin in which I can pick out of my pores. Gross!! lol. When I tried using it in the morning as a daily moisturizer, my makeup would smear and shift throughout the day, haha. It wouldn’t stay in place. My makeup was a huge mess. So, I stopped using it in the morning because of this and also because it clogged my pores. The tacky, sticky feeling of the product started to get to me too. Yeah, it moisturizes, but it doesn’t feel comfortable on the skin.
Now let’s check out the ingredients in this product!
I like the ingredients in this product. It contains Propolis Extract, Hippophae Rhamnoides Fruit Extract, Centella Asiatica Leaf Water, Niacinamide, and other ingredients that are very good for the skin. But something in this product just didn’t click well with my skin. I just can’t use it on my face anymore. Since this sleeping mask is really good at moisturizing, I used the rest of the product on my hands, feet, and legs. It does a wonderful job keeping those areas well hydrated!
Pros & Cons
- Contains Propolis, Hippophae Rhamnoides Fruit Extract, and Centella Asiatica Leaf Water
- Very moisturizing
- Brightens the skin
- Helps with skin texture
- Smells like plastic
- Feels tacky and sticky on the skin
- Too sticky for mornings
- Doesn’t work well under makeup. Makeup smears.
I love the results I got from iUNIK Propolis Vitamin Sleeping Mask. My skin felt so nice and moisturized. It was glowy and looked refined. The texture of my skin improved too. My skin looked so healthy using this product, except for the breakouts that happened while using it. Too bad it clogged my pores in the end. My skin really needed the extra moisture too. Well! There’s that. It didn’t work for me. On to the next!
For more reviews on iUNIK skin care products go here!!!
2 Month Tret Update. Is It Working??!! + Other Products I’m Using :)
It’s been 2 months on tret. I used it a few days a week at first until my skin acclimated to it. That went by quick, so I started using it every day at night. I haven’t had any issues with using it every day since. My skin isn’t red, peeling, or in pain. No irritation of any kind. It’s so weird. I had issues with it using it every night before. All of a sudden, out of the blue, it’s been such a breeze. It’s like I’m applying water to my skin now. So interesting and odd at the same time! I wonder if it’s working anymore. So that is why I’ve been trying out other skin care products. It looks like tret isn’t helping with some forehead acne and blackheads on my nose. They’ve been really stubborn, and I need to get rid of them ASAP, so they can heal quickly and properly. This is what I tried during the second month of tret.
Skin Care Products I Tried…
Benzoyl Peroxide: I would slather BP all over my face if I could, but the side effects are just too much. The fumes get into my eyes and burn. But, BP truly does work to eliminate acne. Some days of the week, I’ll spot treat areas where I notice congestion. That’s about it. *sigh* Those BP days…
Glycolic Acid: I started using glycolic acid again when I was looking for another option to treat my acne (besides BP). I’m using Alpha Skin Care Intensive Renewal Serum (my first impression). Here’s my 1 week review on the product. I did another update on this serum. Go here to read more about it (my 3 week update). Glycolic acid seems to be working this time around too. I’m stunned! It worked before then stopped working. Now, it’s working again. It’s been great for skin texture and the overall quality of my skin. Keeping my skin looking soft, smooth, and refined, but it didn’t do much for my acne. Well, it did at first, but it stopped working on my acne. I’m still deciding if I should keep this serum in my routine. I was really looking for something that’ll unclog my pores, and this serum seems too gentle on my skin to do just that. So, I took a break from it since I didn’t see an improvement in my acne. I might bring it back if I think my skin needs it. I really don’t know yet.
Some Products Worth Mentioning…
My skin seems to be tolerating almost all of the products I used before. Didn’t work at one point in time, but it’s working now. They are…
iUNIK Black Snail Restore Serum: This serum is very moisturizing. It helps to keep the skin soft and hydrated. Feels sticky at first but feels very nice on the skin. Once it sinks into the skin, it leaves the skin feeling smooth and moisturized. I have a little bit of this product left from using it twice a day. But am I going to keep using it when I’m done with the bottle? I’m not sure. I prefer the iUNIK Propolis Synergy Vitamin Serum a little bit more. I’ll have to think about it. 🤔 The iUNIK Propolis Synergy Vitamin Serum is another serum that’s working for me now too. 🙂 Love it!!
Cosrx Ultimate Nourishing Rice Overnight Spa Mask: I have a love-hate relationship with this moisturizer. It’s moisturizing. It’s probably the most moisturizing lotion I have used where I don’t get huge cystic acne. But I decided to keep it in my routine and use it only on dry areas of my face. If I have a dry patch, I’ll use this product to moisturize that specific area of my face. I don’t use it all-over anymore. It causes too many problems. Makes my skin all oily, more blackheads, and forehead acne goes nuts. Moisturizing is important for skin health, but too much leads to consequences like breakouts (on my skin). I really like this moisturizer though. It truly does help moisturize my oily skin without leaving my skin feeling heavy and clogged.
Paula’s Choice 2% BHA Liquid: I started using this BHA Liquid again. I went full on, lol, but I had to stop using it because it was drying my skin out. It works to tame the oilies on my facial skin, but I don’t think it did anything for the blackheads on my nose. I was hoping it would do something about that. I like using this BHA Liquid when my skin is oily. I’ll use it once in a while right now until summer arrives. That’s when my skin is even more oily.
Here are some products I’m not too wild about anymore:
Cosrx AHA BHA Clarifying Treatment Toner: This toner hasn’t helped much with acne whatsoever. I was hoping that it did a little bit of something. Doesn’t seem like it’s good at controlling the oil in my skin anymore. What happened? I don’t know. It’s an OK product. I’m not sure if I should keep it in my routine or not. It has a weird texture to it. I’m on the fence about this toner. We’ll see what happens in the near future. lol.
Olay Regenerist Vitamin C Peptide 24 Brightening Facial Cleanser: I’ve been using the Olay Regenerist Facial Cleanser since last year. I started off with the Olay Regenerist Collagen Peptide 24 Cream Cleanser. The Vitamin C Peptide 24 Brightening Facial Cleanser is the exact same as the Collagen Peptide 24 Cream Cleanser in terms of results. I didn’t notice brighter skin using the one with vitamin c. I loved this cleanser months ago when I was using it. That was when I didn’t have a good BHA product in my routine. I know these facial cleansers aren’t advertised as acne cleansers or cleansers with BHA, but it does contain salicylic acid in them. I can feel the salicylic on my skin when I use it. I would keep it around, but I’m using Paula’s Choice 2% BHA Liquid instead. I just thought it would be a better option for me instead of this face wash. Maybe I’ll use it again if Paula’s Choice 2% BHA Liquid doesn’t work out. More reviews on Olay Regenerist facial cleansers:
1 Week Using Olay Regenerist Collagen Peptide 24 Cream Cleanser. Goodbye Acne?
1 Month Using Olay Regenerist Collagen Peptide 24 Cream Cleanser & What I’m Doing Now for My Acne…
How My Skin Is Doing
The only acne I’m dealing with right now is a few pimples on my forehead. Some blackheads on my nose (so annoying). Sometimes some random pimple that pops out of nowhere. My skin is almost, just almost clear. Texture looks pretty good. It’s looks smoother. I’m not liking that shiny forehead though. It looks so weird and odd, haha. I’ve been trying to keep my skin moisturized by using lightweight facial moisturizers, which don’t provide enough moisture for my skin, but it’s better than nothing. My skin hasn’t broken out from those moisturizers (as of yet!). Right now, it’s all about keeping my moisture barrier healthy and happy. But tret hasn’t been drying. Or doing much for my acne like I hoped. I think I’m going to keep using it and wait it out. In the meantime, just search for something else to combat these stubborn pimples that just won’t go away. After 2 months, I’m pretty much neutral with the results I’m getting from tret. I can’t say much about it helping with fine lines and wrinkles. I think moisturizing my skin has helped a ton more. Well! That’s my 2 month update on tret. Take it or leave it, lol. I’ll see everyone next month!
⭐ If you missed out on my previous experience with tret…
My experience with tret the first week…
After 1 Month on Tret + Skin Care Routine. Here are My Results.
2 Months on Tret. My results. 🙂
Taking a break from tret…
Back to tret! 1 Week Results & My Skin Care Routine. Did it work? 🤔
1 Month on Tret. My Results!
A break from Tret & What I’m Doing Now
Surprise! Back on tret + Other Acne Treatments for Clear Skin. 🙂