I dunno if we should take fruit shaped skincare seriously. Should we?
It’s just a testimony to how different the Asian market is to our own. Cute, fruit shaped skincare is completely taken seriously dude! Why shouldn’t your moisturizer be shaped like a peach and your eye cream like an apple?
Fruit shaped skincare is actually a common packaging in the Eastern market particularly hand cream. Baviphat (I always think Baby Phat when I type that) is a Korean brand that takes a few notes from Benefit Cosmetics with their packaging, or hey, maybe Benefit takes notes from them? Although some of their color cosmetics have whimsical packaging (a la, you guested it, Benefit) their skincare borders on the edible, foody variety of the sphere.
Take a look at this Baviphat Mango Magic Brightening Mask and you’ll see what I mean.
Why yes, this mask is housed in a little mango shaped container. Cute and an ickle amusing packaging isn’t it? I dunno if you can take fruit shaped skincare seriously but don’t knock it until you tried it is my motto as I’ve seen even more adorable packaging than this that houses some seriously astonishing skincare!
But I regress..
In this case, the charming little mango packaging is just about the only thing that’s fabulous about this product.
This is supposed to be an oxygenating mask to remove dirt, oil, all that good stuff and aids in brightening and rejuvenating skin. The product is a white, creamy foam-like substance which you’ll apply on a dry, freshly cleansed face. Baviphat suggests leaving it on for 2-3 minutes. It’s supposed to foam up and create tiny bubbles however it didn’t really work that way for me. I tried applying both a thin and a thick layer and at best it created a few bubbles but it didn’t really foam up or sizzle as a traditional oxygenating mask would.
When it came time to rinse it off I felt like it was difficult getting the mask off without the aid of a damp washcloth. Simply splashing water on your face and massaging off seemed to turn into a dramatic event starring me in an epic fight to the death with the mask. It’s just very thick and proves a hassle to rinse off easily. A wet wash cloth and wiping off worked best followed up by a quick rinse with water.
One of the things that I should warn you about is the fact that it really had a nasty burn to it. My skin isn’t particularly sensitive but this felt like it created a burning sensation. I read a few different reviews on various forums, sites, etc…and no one mentioned this but I thought it deserved a mention just in case.
The end result?
It did absolutely nothing for me. I didn’t see brighter skin and heck my skin didn’t even feel any cleaner coming out as it did going in.
Moral of the story?
A completely useless product.
Sadly, this one gets a big thumbs down. I’m normally a big supporter of Korean skincare and many of the Baviphat offerings but Mango Magic Brightening Mask failed to bring the magic.
Don’t bother yourself trying to locate one.
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