Wine on your face may conjure up image of frat parties or classy evenings, it is also suppose to be good for you when applied topically. It’s not an unusual concept and it may already be in your skincare already. Caudalie skincare products focuses on extracts from grapes, and many Korean skincare brands carries essence with the main ingredient being some type of fermented yeast from sake or other licqour. Boscia also just came out with a sake line of skincare focusing on brightening.
Wine is filled with antioxidants like flavonoids, resveratrol and tannin that helps combat sun damage and environmental stress. While resveratrol is the most widely known ingredient, wine also contains polyphenols, which n addition to anti-aging ingredient like polyphenols, wine also contains natural AHA’s and has anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties. While it sounds all kind of amazing, let’s not forget it is an alcohol, so it may be drying and irritating if you are applying wine straight to your skin. It should be fine as part of a skincare product since it contains other ingredients to balance it out.
Skin Type: oily, acne-prone, sun damaged and aging skin. Not recommended for sensitive or dry skin in its purest form.
Purpose: Protect against and combat sun damage. Encourages skin renewal (reduce wrinkle, glowy skin). Anti-inflammatory and helps with oil control.
My Beauty Diary Red Vine Mask
My take: The mask smells like red grape juice, not very alcoholic. The essence feel serum-y but sinks in well. The sheet is thin, smooth and sturdy. It feels cool/wet on the skin and there’s plenty leftover essence to be patted on generously. After using, skin feels hydrated, rejuvenated and not stuffy at all. However, I can’t tell if it have any brightening effect from just one mask.
My take: The mask smells like sweet red grape juice. The essence is liquidy and absorbs easily. The sheet is thin, smooth and sturdy. It feels cool/wet on the skin. Liquid a little sticky after taking off but sinks in after awhile. My pores look nice and my skin feels hydrated, but I’m not sure about effect on uneven skin texture.
Honestly there isn’t much difference between the two. Both of them are appropriate for all skin types. I might prefer My Beauty Diary a bit more, but if I see TonyMoly sheet mask at a Sephora, I would totally grab one for myself or as gift for a friend.