Dr. Morita 森田药妆 is popular for its Japanese technologically developed facial masks. The brand has a huge array of different facial masks from sake yeast, glacial clay seaweed to caviar and even egg shell membrane! The options are really extensive in a good way and I had trouble picking one to try since the one my friends highly recommended (Hyaluronic Acid Moist Essence Facial Mask) was sold out at the time.
I decided to try the Q10 Repairing and Firming mask as I’ve seen many beauty products with Q10 when I was in Japan so it got me quite intrigued as to why it was so popular. Dr. Morita’s Q10 Repairing and Firming mask has potent skin-brightening and repairing qualities that lightens uneven skin tone and minimizes the appearance of lines and wrinkles. It claims to deliver the essential nutrients and rich moisture that brighten, balance and soothe the skin which is perfect for tired and stressed skin.
How to use:
- Apply mask on cleansed skin and leave on for 5-10 minutes.
- After removing the mask, massage in remaining essence until it fully penetrates skin.
*Rinsing off is not needed
The mask came with one plastic film and the other which was the facial mask itself. I really love masks like these because it gives you easier control when unfolding the mask while preventing breakage, especially helpful when the masks are thin and have been soaked for some time. Although Dr. Morita’s Q10 mask was rather thin, I’m surprised that it managed to absorb plenty of essence and the mask remained moist throughout the 20 minutes.
There was a slight burning sensation at the inner corners of my nose which got me quite disappointed as it wasn’t caused by the scent since there isn’t much of it. I’d usually get the burning feeling from heavily fragranced products but this one I wasn’t sure why. Though Dr. Morita’s Q10 mask was generous with the essence, it did not absorb well into my skin as there were weird rubber dust like remains while I was massaging the essence into my skin after leaving it on for 20 minutes. It was just an all round unpleasant feeling.
I didn’t want to just dismiss the mask on a bad first attempt so I tried it a second time, the same routine but massaging the essence immediately after the 20 minutes instead of leaving it on to naturally absorb into my skin. This 2nd attempt was slightly better with less rubber dust like remains but the mild burning sensation at the inner corners of my nose remained. Just like the 1st attempt, there weren’t much brightening results and my skin just looked hydrated.
Overall, this try with Dr. Morita’s Q10 mask was quite underwhelming simply because I’ve heard so many friends and influencers share their love for this brand. However, I haven’t given up on the brand as it might just be the incompatibility of my skin with this mask. I’m still open to trying Dr. Morita’s highly rated Hyaluronic Acid Moist Essence Facial Mask and when the time comes, I’ll definitely be reviewing it.
Rating: 2.8 / 5 🌟