Belif The True Tincture Mask Chamomile & First Aid Overnight Brightening Mask Review

June 19, 2019

Hi guys, welcome back to my blog! Today I'll be sharing my thoughts and review of Belif's The True Tincture Mask Chamomile & First Aid Overnight Brightening Mask.

Before my Bali Trip last May, the Belif team sent over a care package containing 2 masks for me to use during + after my trip. I'm so blessed to be able to work with them, and I'd like to take give them a huge shout out!

Today I'll be sharing all about those 2 masks that I received. Just a disclaimer, although the products were sent to me, this post contains my 100% honest thoughts. I personally love Belif products + use them on a daily basis, especially their cleansing oil + Age knockdown bomb (which I unfortunately did not include in this post's pics because the oil's packaging's text has already faded from so much use + the Age knockdown bomb's colour didn't match with the shoot theme lol).

Known for their bomb range, Belif actually carries an extensive selection of masks as well, ranging from sleeping masks to wash off masks and clay masks. Before this I only owned the First Aid Deep Pore Clay Mask (which I will review in the future), and I usually followed it up with Belif's The True Cream Aqua Bomb. I used to own the Aqua Bomb Sleeping Mask as well, but I already finished using it.

The reason why the Belif team sent me these two masks was because one mask could be used to soothe my skin after being out in the sun for a long time, while the other could be used after my Bali trip to help brighten my skin + deal with any sun damage I may have gotten.

Belif's The True Tincture Mask Chamomile is a wash-off gel-type mask infused with Chamomile Tincture extract and organic chamomile flowers to instantly soothe and hydrate rough, dry, and flaky skin for a smoother, more even skin complexion.

Belif's First Aid Brightening Mask, on the other hand, is a brightening mask that can be left on overnight and brings transparency and radiance to skin while you sleep.

The True Tincture Mask Chamomile is available on THE FACE SHOP's e-store here in Malaysia for RM119, while the First Aid Overnight Brightening Mask retails for RM89. For a 50ml mask, I think the price point is not that bad and is actually quite affordable considering that Belif is one of the more nicer K-beauty brands out there.

As with all of Belif's products, these two masks come packaged in gray boxes:

One thing I'd like to mention is that it does not come with any spatulas for hygienic scooping. If you're someone who does not already have spatulas, this might be slightly inconvenient. For me, I have a lot of spatulas from other products/purchases, so I didn't really mind. Less plastic produced I guess?

The product tub's shape is very similar to other Belif products. Usually, all of Belif's creams/masks come in this tub (which a lid that reminds me of the top hat). Here's what the tincture mask looks like:

Here's what the brightening mask looks like:

Both masks come with a hygienic lid where you can raise the handle to open it easier.

The ingredients for The True Tincture Mask Chamomile are super clean, having only green and yellow EWG-level ingredients.

It contains brightening and acne-fighting (Licorice Root Extract), promotes wound healing (Panthenol & Centella Asiatica Extract) as well as anti-ageing (Tocopherol). It also contains highly moisturizing ingredients that those with dry skin types will enjoy (Panthenol, Matricaria Flower Oil, Matricaria Flower Oil extract, Butylene Glycol, Glycerin & Vitamin E), soothing and skin protecting ingredients that those with oily skin will enjoy (Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract) and ingredients that will alleviate sensitivity for those with sensitive skin (Matricaria Flower OilMatricaria Flower Oil extract)

Another special ingredient in this chamomile mask I'd like to highlight is the 93% organic Chamomile Tincture extract developed by using Belif's patented tincture technique. 

Using this special technique, Belif purifies toxins from herbs without destroying any active ingredients of the chamomile extract. This unique tincture revitalizes dull skin by supporting the skin's blood flow and circulation, and it improves and soothes the skin's texture and complexion, allowing for a smooth, even finish. People with dry skin will love this tincture, and my friend Anis (who has dry skin) actually swears by it.

As for the First Aid Overnight Brightening Mask, it also contains super clean ingredients, having only green and yellow EWG-level ingredients as well:

This brightening mask contains Niacinamide to help brighten the skin + help it with anti-ageing, as well as Sodium Hyaluronate to promote wound healing. People with dry & sensitive skin will love this because it contains Beta-Glucan, Matricaria Flower Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate & Glycerin.

Formulated with black truffle, one of the world’s finest delicacies, along with amber, pearl, and gold powder capsules, and completed with Napiers white formula, this overnight brightening mask brings transparency and radiance to your skin while you sleep.

Both of these masks are paraben-free, sulfate-free and alcohol-free. There is no addition of mineral oil, synthetic fragrance, synthetic dyes, synthetic preservatives or animal-origin ingredients. 

The texture of the masks is actually thinner than what I had imagined they would be! My benchmark for the chamomile mask was the Kiehl's Calendula & Aloe Soothing Hydration Mask. Compared to that, this mask is much lighter and spreads easier, requiring very little product to cover the face. It's also less chunky.

As for the brightening mask, my benchmark was that it would be similar to Klairs' Freshly Juiced Vitamin E Mask. I was expecting it to be thicker as it was a sleeping mask, but it's actually so much thinner and not sticky at all. I also require very little product to cover my entire face.

As I mentioned, these masks do not come with a spatula. What I've been using is this double ended spatula I got from THE FACE SHOP's Yehwadam Snow Lotus Brightening Pearl Capsule Cream:

I'm actually not sure if they made it to be double ended haha. I like how one side is bigger and one side is smaller. I usually use the bigger side for the chamomile mask and the smaller for the brightening mask.

I mentioned above that the masks were sent to me by the Belif team to be used on and after my Bali trip, but I only ended up using them after. I was just too busy making the most out of my week on paradise island that I only started using them after I got back.

My current skincare routine consists of products that calms and brightens my skin, so I use both masks together for 2 days in a week. My mask days are usually Wednesday and Sunday, one to pick me up mid-week and one to prep me for Monday. My night routine usually goes as:

Cleanser > Wash off mask > Toner > Eye cream > Essence > Serum > Sleeping Mask

After cleansing, I usually wipe off the excess water on my face and apply this wash off mask. To apply the chamomile mask, I take this amount of mask:

I put it on the back of my hand and apply it with my fingers in an upward motion. It's quite cooling and spreads well. As you can see below, it's shiny and clear like other wash off masks, but its much lighter and thinner:

It does have a slight smell that you can pick up if you smell the product itself, but once you apply it you can't really pick it up. I leave it on for about 10 minutes before washing it off. After washing it off, I've noticed that my skin feels softer & smoother.

After the wash of mask, I follow up with toner, essence and serum. Once all those are fully absorbed, I use the brightening sleeping mask. I scoop up less product than the chamomile mask with the other side of my Yehwadam spatula.

The finish is not thick and not sticky at all! I was questioning it so much the first time I tried it because most of the sleeping masks I've tried previously were thick and sticky.

This one has little to no scent at all and leaves a slightly shiny finish. Once it's fully absorbed, it leaves me feeling deeply moisturized, which is the reason why I have not been using a moisturizer before this because it's moisturizing enough. In the morning when I wake up, I don't feel dry at all (still feels supple).

So what's my verdict for both products?

For the The True Tincture Mask Chamomile, I think its a fabulous dupe for the Kiehl's Calendula & Aloe Soothing Hydration Mask. Not only is it half the price, but it also delivers similar results. I love using this mask because it's so easy, you just pop it on and wash it off. If you're not a fan of going to the bathroom to wash it off (basically if you're the type to feel lazy), you can always use a toner pad to wipe it off. I like how it isn't too sticky/too thick, and I also love how nourished my skin feels like after washing it off.

As for the First Aid Overnight Brightening Mask, I do feel like its the complete package. It has great texture, great spreadability, shows effects almost immediately + does not break the bank at RM89. It really moisturizes my skin and helps make it look bright and clear, almost revived. It did not lighten me dramatically or anything like that, which is fine. It did, however, help me even up my skin tone and help the overall health of my skin improve. After my Bali trip, I'm not sure why but I ended up having dry patches. This helped to get rid of them pretty quickly, deeply moisturizing my skin from within.

Would I repurchase them? For the price point and the effect, I definitely would! If you're someone who's on a budget, I recommend getting the First Aid Overnight Brightening Mask. Not only is it below the hundred ringgit mark, but it also works wonders. If you have a bit more cash, splurge a little more on yourself and try The True Tincture Mask Chamomile as well!

Aaaand that's all for this post! I hope you guys found my review helpful and informative. If you'd like to check out the products I mentioned here today, click on the links below:

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