You might be living under a metaphorical rock if you haven’t seen this “zombie face mask” come across your Facebook or Instagram Feed! Hanacure is the company responsible for starting this face mask craze and I fell into the trap. But, so did Drew Barrymore, so I don’t feel that bad (even though I’m sure it cost her zilch doll hairs). I have been waiting months for it to come back in stock so I could test it out for you (and for me too of course, ha!), so without further ado..
Hanacure Face Mask First Impression Review
What is it?
A freaky AF looking face mask, haha! Wait, is it weird that aspect of it totally made me want to try this more?! It should have probably scared me … Anyways …
How Hanacure describes it as the “All-In-One Facial” that is designed to address your major skin concerns and deliver immediate, visible results. Their technology and science is derived South Korean Beauty culture, which is a well known leader of the beauty industry and innovative skincare technology.
Where to Get it & How Much does it Cost?
It is only available for sale through Hanacure’s website. Hanacure offers a “Starter” single use mask for $29 (plus shipping) and a “Set” of 4 masks for $110 (plus shipping).
I chose the single mask for the sake of my checkbook, but if I had unlimited funds I would have purchased the set. Skincare is never a “one & done”, guaranteed immediate result IMO. More is more and consistency is everything!
I scoured the internet to try to find a discount code of any type and was unsuccessful. I also reached out to Hanacure to see if they would offer you guys a discount and they are currently working on that for the future and will keep in touch with me!
What are the Claims of the Hanacure Face Mask?
Before I try something, I need to know what the company says it is going to do for me. You can’t go in blind!
- Tighten Pores.
- Improve skin’s overall appearance.
- Lift & Firm skin.
- Absorbs impurities, toxins & other contaminants.
- Reveal brighter, smoother, and clearer looking skin.
- Absorb impurities trapped in your pores.
Now you’re DEFINITELY up to speed on why I had to try this Hanacure mask out! I need all of that done to my face … give it to me!
What is Special about it?
There are some unique ingredients like botanicals and peptides in this mask, but the key is the patented CO2 OctoLift technology. I have been researching that for a while before I even knew it was in this mask!
Hanacure says: “It’s the technology behind the mask that allows it to react with carbon dioxide in the air to produce the intense tightening effects. One can fan or blow dry the face on the low and cool setting to intensify these effects.”
How do you use it?
Somehow, having to mix things together to “make” your mask is just really gratifying! Don’t worry, it’s really easy!
- Peel back the lid to the “Gelling Solution” just enough to get the liquid into it;
- Pour the liquid AKA “Lifting Serum” into the Gelling Solution;
- Hold the corner of the “Gelling Solution”shut while you shake it for 20 seconds. It will turn into a gel!;
- Take the provided mask brush and apply evenly to your (clean & dry) face and neck.
- Kick back for 30 minutes or until the Hanacure mask is dry.
- Remove with cleanser and water.
Further, Hanacure states on the Science Page of their website that their suggested use of this mask, to get the results claimed, is once every 3 days for a month. So that would cost upwards of $220. Yikes!
What does it feel like?
This mask gave me so many FEELS!
In the first few minutes, it felt cooling and refreshing … so I laid on my bed with my head propped up to settle in for some relaxation.
Within the first 5-10 minutes I felt some pulsating and by pulsating I mean … it felt like my face was having birthing contractions, ha! It was really tightening up and I loved that feeling.
The rest of the time it continued to tighten up to the point where I couldn’t move my face at all! You can see in the picture below that my lips were protruding outward in weird directions and my under eyes were being pulled downward. It looks completely grotesque, but it was so hilarious! BUT I couldn’t even laugh at myself … I couldn’t move my face, ha! It didn’t hurt at all and wasn’t even that uncomfortable … I’ve been through much worse, ha!
At about 25 minutes the majority of my face was dry, but I had to speed up the drying of my cheeks with a blow dryer to get it to catch up to the rest of my face. It definitely started to itch at that point (probably from the dryness & tightness), so I decided to pull the trigger and wash it off.
Does it Work? Before & After Photos!
Honestly, yes! Was it AS dramatic as I was hoping for … no. BUT, I saw “instant results” nonetheless! This is what it did for me:
- Softened my skin;
- Plumped out my skin;
- Hydrated my skin;
- A few hours after and the until the next day, my skin was brighter and more clear looking;
- Plumped out the fine lines around my mouth.
With all that being said, I do think I would re-purchase and keep on hand for the night before special occasions!
Is the Hanacure Mask Sweet Inspo Approved?
I say yes! It did give me instant results like the claims stated. I do believe if I followed the regimen of the mask that they suggest and have based their research and claims on, I would get those claimed results.
Is it a must have? If you don’t have a face mask addiction or the funds to blow, then no. I’ve gotten similar instant results from masks that cost $3 (check out Miss Spa!). BUT, if you want to use this as your main source of anti-aging skincare, then it may be a good option.
What do you guys think!? Would you try it? Let me know in the comments below!