Erborian Pate Au Ginseng Mask: Review

I’ve tried a few things from Erborian skincare. I loved the idea of the Pate Au Ginseng Mask. I bought mine from Sephora, however it seems they no longer carry it. Details per Erborian:

Formulated with Ginseng root, used for ages in Korea to help fight visible signs of aging, P├éTE AU GINSENG helps improve the appearance of skin’s firmness and elasticity through its tensor effect. With a concentrated dose of Ginseng, and its instant tensor effect, this mask helps your skin feel firmer and smoothes out the appearance of the skin, providing immediate comfort and vitality for tired complexions. As if plumped from within, the skin looks visibly smoother, more luminous and younger.

This is a gel texture mask with a brown berry color. It has a strong powdery perfume scent. I was intrigued by the idea of concentrated aged ginseng. Ginseng is supposed to be an energizing skincare ingredient. This is a gel style hydrating mask that has a cooling effect on. The jar is glass. This dries down to a jelly like texture on the face. It takes a lot of work to get this off with a muslin cloth, but you’re left with baby soft firm smooth skin. It does work.

I find the powdery scent is way too irritating for me, I can’t do it. I wouldn’t buy again for that reason alone. Plus it’s $61 for a 1.7 oz jar. It’s a little pricey. Erborian is supposed to be French meets Korean skincare and French skincare tends to have heavily fragranced products. The ginseng line in particular all seems to have that powdery scent, I love the Yuza line though with it’s citrus scent.

Ingredients

Water, Hydrogenated Starch Hydrolysate, Dipropylene Glycol, Glycerin, Glycereth-26, Butylene Glycol, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Betaine, Panax Ginseng Root Extract, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Extract, Ophiopogon Japonicus Root Extract, Scrophularianodosa Extract, Polygonatumofficinalerhizome/Root Extract, Peg-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Pvp, Sodium Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Isohexadecane, Sodium Polyacrylate, Panthenol , Ppg-26-Buteth-26, Glyceryl Caprylate, Dextrin, Phenoxyethanol , Xanthan Gum, Polysorbate80, Caprylylglycol, Disodiumedta, 1,2-Hexanediol, Parfum/Fragrance, Hexylcinnamal, Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone, Linalool, Citronellol, Geraniol, Eugenol, Limonene.

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