Blanc Check – FANCL Whitening Mask

I spent Labor Day trying to learn how to swim in my friend’s mucho fancy rooftop pool and got soooo dry and chapped and pruny. So of course the logical conclusion was: hey let me dry my skin further via a whitening mask.

Miss FANCL pants pulled out this preservative-free, freshness-dated, hermetically sealed mask for me: the FANCL Whitening Mask
 FANCL is a brand of skin care that promises all-natural ingredients, like many others. However, they contain no preservatives either. So apparently everything is fresh and sealed in a sterile laboratory. Mush shorter shelf life of course.

The package is very plain, with some Japanese which I reckon is a small ingredient list.
COSDNA lists the below for this mask:

  • Water
  • Butylene Glycol
  • Glycerin
  • Alcohol
  • Ascorbyl Glucoside
  • Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate
  • Citrus Grandis Juice
  • Echinacea Angustifolia Extract
  • Bifida Ferment lysate
  • Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract
  • Aminoethanesulfinic acid
  • Sclerotium Gum
  • Sodium carboxymethyl dextran
  • Sodium Citrate
  • Citric Acid
  • Potassium Hydroxide

I really don’t see anything novel in the list. It looks like the primary lightener is citric acid (Vitamin C.) The mask sheet is made of a high quality, almost ribbed, cotton. It lays on the face well. I don’t know why there are such large eye flaps. Who’s trying to whiten their eye lids??

The mask dried really quickly and it wasn’t exactly dripping with serum like most of the Korean or Taiwanese masks. There was zero sensation from the serum so I don’t know if it worked or not. My face also didn’t look any whiter. So in summary, it didn’t do anything for such a FANCL name.

Pros: preservative-free, gentle ingredients, produced from high end laboratory research

Cons: doesn’t seem to do anything, dries too fast, and IT IS $55 for  6 SHEETS people!

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