Update: Sadly, this product has been discontinued. I’m so sad because it was my favorite sleeping mask. I’ll have to keep looking for another rose-scented, hydrating sleeping mask!
I know this is the umpteenth Mamonde Rose Honey Sleeping Mask review you’ve read, but this is honestly one of my favorite products, so I had to give my own take on it.
I freely admit that huge factors when it comes to my purchasing decisions are (1) packaging, and (2) fragrance. The first is obvious — when a product comes in a beautiful jar or bottle, I just like reaching for it more, so I’m more likely to use and enjoy it. The second factor needs some qualification — I don’t like strongly fragranced products that smell like perfume. Artificial fragrance tends to make my eyes water and my skin feel slightly irritated. However, I do adore fragrances that smell like real flowers (or real fruit). Fragrances that come from natural essential oils tend to be okay for me as long as they aren’t too strong.
I guess I’m a bit of an epicurean in that my love for skincare closely involves pursuing the pleasure of applying products on my skin. Of course, it helps if the product (3) actually benefits my skin too. And I love flowery things.
The Mamonde Rose Honey Sleeping Mask hits it out of the park on all counts.
The heavy glass hexagonal jar is just lovely to look at and I love the metal lid which gives it a hint of vintage. The design on the sides of the jar is just a sticker, but it’s a really beautiful, classy design. It looks really nice sitting on my vanity or my bedside table.
As soon as you open up the jar, that gorgeous rose scent comes wafting up. I’d say that it’s a pretty natural rose fragrance (rose extract and rose oil are pretty high up on the ingredients list), but it does also contain some artificial fragrance. It’s not quite as natural as the Aromatica Rose Absolute First Serum, which literally smells like a rose garden, but it’s close enough that I like it a lot.
Unlike some products, the fragrance in this product lingers for quite a while. For me, that’s a plus, because I love to drift off to sleep while breathing in the scent of flowers. For some, however, who may be more sensitive to plant oils and extracts, that could be a negative.
(3) Skin Benefits
The CosDNA analysis of the ingredient list is very clean. Aside from humectants like butylene glycol and glycerin, which are at the top of the list, the Mamonde Rose Honey Mask truly does contain a lot of rose extract, rose oil, and honey as well as a lot of other plant extracts (Moringa seed oil, lavender oil, camellia sinensis extract…).
The ingredient list contains no silicone which could be a big plus if you A) are sensitive to silicones or B) don’t like the feeling of silicones on the skin. Personally, I find that while silicones give a product that really slick, smooth feeling, they don’t do that much for moisturizing my dehydrated skin, and don’t function as well as an occlusive or emollient as non-comedogenic oils do. Long story short, I like that this has no silicones; it’s a nice change of pace from the usual sleeping pack.
However, partly because of this lack of silicones, the Mamonde Rose Honey Sleeping Mask feels quite wet going on, and as you’re massaging it in, it feels the tiniest bit sticky. This isn’t enough to be unpleasant for me, personally. And if you’ve ever used other products with honey (like the Skinfood Royal Honey Propolis Essence) as a top ingredient, they just tend to be a tiny bit tacky. If you prefer your sleeping packs to give you that slick, non-sticky feel, then maybe this one isn’t for you. After about 5-10 minutes, the sleeping pack is fully absorbed, leaving just the tiniest hint of tackiness behind. It feels quite thin and light; I definitely wouldn’t call this a heavy moisturizer.
Oh and by the way, there are these fake “rose petals” in the product that disappear once you rub them in. Not sure what is in them or what they do, but they look nice.
The next morning, my skin feels very plump and moisturized. Surprisingly so, actually, considering how light the Mamonde Rose Honey Sleeping Pack feels. When I’m washing my face the next morning, I spend a few extra seconds just feeling my cheeks because they are so plump and smooth and have got that chok-chok (that QQ, that plump chewy texture, that je ne sais quoi).
So, at the end of the day, the Mamonde Rose Honey Sleeping Mask has (1) great packaging, (2) delicious fragrance, and (3) that chok chok going for it. I’d say it’s a win!
Buy it at: Unfortunately discontinued.
What are the main factors in your purchasing decisions? Do you pursue the pleasure of products, like me, or are you more utilitarian in your approach?
I purchased this product myself and do my best to present an unbiased review. There are no affiliate links in this post.