Kore Beauty's NEW Anti-Ageing HYDROGEL Facial Mask!

Thursday, 6 April 2017


So it's been a hot minute since I've done anything skincare related here on this blog and, boy, have I got a new product for you!

Today I'm going to be reviewing this face mask that I was kindly gifted by Kore Beauty for review and testing purposes. It's their NEW anti-ageing hydrogel formula!

Now, I always love a good mask, however, when the opportunity arose to try this baby out, I was very skeptical; I've used sheet masks before but not like this! Kore Beauty, a brand that brings Korean skincare trends to Europe, use advanced hydrogel instead of cotton or pulp soaked in product, which is supposed to provide "a much closer surface contact between the skin and the mask, delivering greater penetration of essence without drying or irritating the skin." (Quoted directly from their website.)

I must admit, the idea is definitely innovative, but does it work? 
After performing my normal skincare routine (minus the moisturiser!) I followed the instructions on the back of the packet, which told me to remove the two pieces of mask and their paper coverings before placing on the face, lower half first. Honestly, it felt so strange; it was like wearing a much stickier version of gelatin! Despite this, I actually enjoyed the experience and I think my face did too, as it was tingling slightly throughout the whole process.


In order to give you a realistic idea of what this mask can do for you, let's explore each individual key ingredient:

Vitamin E: Supports new skin cell growth and encourages cell regeneration
Retinol: Boosts healthy Collagen and Elastin, keeping wrinkles from forming
Hyaluronic Acid: Keeps the skin plump and hydrated

The benefits of the ingredients sound incredibly enticing, and, in the days that followed, I noticed a certain plumpness to my skin that I didn't have before and, for me, that's a result. However, due to the fact that I'm still a teenager, I can't really say that I saw any perks from those anti-ageing properties; I decided to bring in a special guest who could give me a second opinion... my lovely mother! 

My mother dearest is not huge on skincare (she's one of those old fashioned women who relies solely on soap and water to save the day) so it was interesting seeing her applying this mask. Her comments were as follows:

"I've never really experimented with masks before, so this is my first. When on my skin, it had quite a profound cooling effect, which meant that it felt nice against the skin. In terms of the gel's consistency, it was a tad sticky, but after massaging it thoroughly, it was fine. Overall, I like this mask a lot; I did notice that my skin has become softer and the creases by my eyelids have been reduced."

So there you have it! Kore Beauty's Anti-Ageing Hydrogel Facial Mask* is, for sure, a winner. So much so, that I managed to snag an EXCLUSIVE discount code, just for you guys, my readers! Simply enter MWL25 at checkout to receive a whopping 25% discount on your box of masks! 

Each box contains 5 hydrogel facials and costs a total of £35 (excluding postage and packaging) which works out as roughly £7 per mask. But with my coupon code, you can buy the whole box for only £27, which is so worth it, so feel free to give them a try!



Thank you guys so much for reading yet another post here on my blog; as long as you keep enjoying posts, I'll keep pushing them out! 

Do you use sheet masks on a regular basis? What do you think of Kore Beauty's new hydrogel formula? Let me know in the comments section below and, as usual, follow this blog for more content just like this! 

Until next time,
Marina Rosie x

54 comments:

  1. I love sheet masks and hydrogel masks but I don't know this brand. I have to check it out! The masks seems great!

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    1. Isn't it just, I'm loving it! Masks are honestly everything to me, I feel like they give my skin a new lease of life! xx
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie xx

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  2. This looks really weird but at the same time I want to try it. I haven't tried hydrogel before and this mask looks like it'd be moisturising. thanks for sharing with us marina

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    1. Yes Leyla, you have got to try it, although, at first, it may seem a little different, it sure is a lovely mask! xx Thanks for reading x
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie xx

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  3. I'm really enjoying this mask. I have a couple of hydrogels and apart from the slippery feel of them and the sliding around, I really like this one xxx
    UmmBabyBeauty

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    1. Hey there hun, nice to see you here again Sal! x Honestly, considering that this is simply an introduction into the world of hydrogel masks for me, I'm loving the experience! This mask made my face feel so good! xxx
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie xx

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  4. These masks sound so nice and definitely like they work! I love the way you let your mum try one and tell you her experience that's so lovely and great for a second opinion too.

    Ellie x

    www.elliesbitsofbeauty.wordpress.com

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    1. Hey there Ellie, so glad you liked the post and yes, these masks really do work! xx
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie xx

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  5. This mask looks amazing! I'll definitely have to try it out. I've never heard of hydrogel masks before.

    Amanda | www.simply-amanda.com

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    1. Thanks very much for reading Amanda, yes, definitely check this one out! I hadn't heard of it before either, it was a completely new experience for me but I LOVED it! x
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie x

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  6. This sounds like such a good mask! I'm in my early 20s, but I am all about anti-ageing to try to keep my skin young for as long as possible.

    Billie | http://www.othersummers.com/

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    1. That's completely justifiable Ellie, after all, you only live once, may as well look fabulous throughout! xx
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie xx

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  7. I'm obsessed with face masks! They literally just give my skin that boost it needs!

    Great post x

    Stacey x
    Staceylouisewhite.co.uk

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    1. I couldn't agree with you more stacey, whenever a need a quick fix, a mask always does the job! xx
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie xx

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    1. They're honestly so lovely Jessie, you should try them if you get the chance! xx
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie xx

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  9. I usually do not likesheet mask they never fit my face right but his one seems nice I'm gong to have to try
    Xoxo

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    1. Yess, I do understand that that problem can arise sometimes that the mask doesn't fit your face, but honestly, this mask is worth a go! x
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie xx

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  10. Oh I love sheet masks! And this sounds so good!

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    1. I, too, am a huge fan of sheet masks, so I would recommend this one to you anyday! xx
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie xx

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  11. I love sheet mask and i especially love these type of gel masks, I find some of the paper ones don't fit my face very well and i am constantly fixing and re-aplying them, I don't find that with the gel the fit really well and don't move. Love them

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    1. Since this was my first time trying a hydrogel mask, I was completely unaware of how nicely they sit on the face and how good they feel as opposed to normal sheet masks. I will be sure to try out other masks with this hydrogel formula, because it sure works really well! xx Thanks for reading! x
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie xx

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  12. Sheet masks are part of my regular skincare routine. I'm learning about this brand for the first time, and it's nice to know that it does its job. :)

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    1. Yasss Czjal, they have to be a part of anyone's regular skincare routine, they're so good! x This mask definitely does it's job, so it's worth a try! x
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie xx

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  13. This one sounds interesting. used to love sheet mask so much but it didn't feel like it do much to my skin.

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    1. Hello there Fenica,
      This mask is for sure an interesting one and you wouldn't be disappointed like with you other ones; the formula is totally different! Give it a try, you'll never know, you might LOVE it! x
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie xx

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  14. Hi Marina--Love your well-thought out and super informative review! Now, I suddenly have an urge to go out and find that mask. I hope they have them in NYC. Because it sounds terrific! THANK YOU!!
    www.thequeenofstyle.com

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    1. Thanks so much for your feedback, that comment really made my day; I'm glad to see that people enjoy my content and the way in which I present it! xx Unfortunately, for the moment, I believe that the masks are only available to european countries however, I'm sure there's further information on where you can get hold of them over on Kore Beauty's website. x
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie xx

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  15. I'm still on the fence as to whether or not I enjoy sheet masks. I think I just haven't found the right one for my skin because I never really see any results. This one sounds lovely though so I might have to check it out!
    Love the post!
    -Stephanie | www.nudelipdiaries.com

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    1. I completely get where you're coming from Steph; there have been so sheet masks many masks in which I have been thoroughly disappointed, however, I'm really enjoying the plumpness and suppleness that this one is giving me xx
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie xx

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  16. I love this kind of mask and wanna try also this one now :)
    With love,
    Dasynka
    http://dasynka.com

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    1. Thanks very much for reading Dasnyka! As you're an avid user of facemasks, I highly recommend this one! I think you'd really enjoy the effects! x
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie xx

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  17. I adore sheet masks and use them every week x

    Laura
    Pink Frenzy

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    1. Yass, my mask days are wednesdays and sundays and I never miss an opportunity for a good sheet mask! xx
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie xx

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  18. This is a great post!! I've never been a fan of these types of masks but your post def makes me want to try it out!! I'm jealous that I don't have access to this product because I'm in the states... nevertheless, amazing post! πŸ‘πŸΎπŸ‘πŸΎπŸ˜Ž

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    1. Thank you so much for the kind words Kelli! It is a lovely mask; I'm sure that Kore Beauty will expand to the states in time, so keep your eyes peeled for that! xx
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie xx

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  19. I too am very sceptical on sheet masks. I use them but I really dont understand the hype around them. I prefer the old fashion masks. They might be a little more messy but I think they work better for me.

    Bec | Beauty With Bec.

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    1. Hey there Bec, thanks so much for reading today! x I do sometimes use sheet masks when I can get hold of one but yes, I do enjoy old fashioned masks, especially clay; I love the process. Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie xx

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  20. Hey,
    I've nominated you for the Cramm award! More details on my blog,
    x TG
    targetgirlonline.blogspot.co.nz

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    1. Hello lovely,
      I really appreciate the nomination and I'll go over and check that out now! x
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie xx

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  21. I have only just got into skincare myself and am loving masks. I've yet to try a sheet mask but this one looks great think I may be treating myself! Great post.

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    1. Getting into skincare is sooo important Nay, so glad you're passionate about it. Masks are some of the best parts of a skincare routine; this one you'd like, I'm sure of it! x
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie xx

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  22. This sounds awesome, the gelatin like consistency is very different. Loved your mums input too.

    www.phillippabeauty.com

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    1. Thanks very much, glad you enjoyed this post and the mask! x
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie xx

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  23. I'm not normally a sheet mask fan but I like the idea of the retinol in it so it definitely sounds like an effective one to try! Great post

    Kayte
    www.immbeauty.com

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    1. Yes, I love the idea of all the ingredients; they work together to achieve that healthy glow! xx
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie xx

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  24. I love hydrogel masks, they adhere so much better to the skin and stays moist longer than cotton sheet masks! I've seen my fair share of sheet masks but this is the first time I've seen retinol as an ingredient, how exciting! :D Thank you for sharing this lovely mask with us Marina!

    Jenny // Geeky Posh

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    1. Thanks so much for reading Jenny and yes, I noticed the difference in how wet the mask felt straight away; it really brings up a lot of product. x I love the ingredients as well; hyaluronic acid is one of my favourite things to see in skincare products! x I'm going to have to look further into retinol and purchase other products containing it. x
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie xx

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  25. I love masks and all these products for taking care of the face...you can't imagine how many I tried,it's a pleasure everytime eheh!!!!Kisses
    Sophia
    www.sophiasfashiondiary.com

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    1. I've tried SO many sheet masks girl, join the club! x I've loved most of the ones I've tried; they really give you that quick fix! xx
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie xx

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  26. Hydrogel Masks are so cool and so weird at the same time. I really do feel like they work really well though. I like the Boscia ones, but I definitely have to try these out!

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    1. Yes, do give these babies a go; they work incredibly well! x I, do agree, they feel weird, but, once they're on, you get used to looking like C3PO! x
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie xx

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    1. Thank you so much babe! xx
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie xx

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