I’d never tried a sleeping mask before this one by Korean brand Mamonde. I think the jar just looked so pretty, and rose as an ingredient in anything tends to sway me!
The jar is a cute, beehive-inspired hexagonal shape, presumably because the product contains honey, and the design is all around adorable in a vintage way. The jar is glass and the lid is metal, for bonus tactile points. It’s a surprisingly small jar, containing 80 mL, as you can see in this photo I took with a Revlon nail polish for scale:
Before anyone gets too excited, I just want to mention that Mamonde has discontinued both their Rose Honey and Jasmine Honey Sleeping Masks! I nearly bought the Jasmine Honey at the time, as well, but decided against it since I hadn’t tried the brand before. Now, of course, I wish I’d bought a couple more jars, because I do like this mask very much.
A sleeping mask is one that you apply to your face before you go to sleep; when you wake up, you wash it off. I was a little concerned about having this mask smear over my sheets and clothes at night, but it turns out that it melts quite beautifully into my skin, even if I use it over any combination of serum, moisturizer, and facial oil. There’s a very slight stickiness at first, but after a while, it mostly goes away. The overall feeling is quite light.
This sleeping mask is a translucent, pinkish-peach gel with semi-opaque white bits in it. These look a little like they might be pieces of rose petals, but really they contain rose oil and kind of melt into your skin when you smooth it out. The mask feels very nice going onto the skin, and the candied rose scent is pretty.
I’m not going to say that the mask has made my skin look totally incredible, but I have certainly noticed my skin feeling more moisturized in the morning. During cold Toronto winters (quite ridiculously, it’s −10°C this morning!), I need all the moisture I can get!
I’ll be quite sad when this mask runs out and I won’t be able to replace it. Of course, this only means I need to try more sleeping masks! I love using a sleeping mask so much compared to sheet masks. It’s more convenient and also less wasteful both in packaging material and cost. I can’t really see myself going back to sheet masks at all.
Water, Butylene Glycol, Glycerin,Glycereth-26, Rose Extract, Rosa Canina Flower Oil, Honey, Eclipta Prostrata Extract, Moringa Pterygosperma Seed Oil, Citrus aurantium dulcis, Lavandula Angustifolia Oil, Theanine, Epigallocatechin Gallate, Camellia Sinensis Flower Extract, Kaempferol, Nelumbo Nucifera Flower Extract, Prunus Mume Fruit Extract, Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/, VP Copolymer, Behenyl Alcohol, Xanthan Gum, Jojoba esters, PEG-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Carbomer, Kaolin, Tromethamine, Sodium polyacrylate starch, Ethylhexylglycerin, Adenosine, Theobroma Cacao Extract, Dextrin, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Alcohol, Phytantriol, Poloxamer 407, Caffeine, Disodium EDTA, Phenoxyethanol and Fragrance.
If you know of any similar products, please let me know about them! And, if you happen to come across any stray jars of this sleeping mask, I highly recommend that you pick it up and give it a try!
Mamonde Rose Honey Sleeping Mask contained 80 mL and I paid around US$16 for it, on sale. It is made in Korea.
Mamonde was launched by Amore Pacific in 1991. The name is derived from the French for “My World” (Ma Monde). The brand and its parent company are based in Seoul, South Korea.