Review Scinic Matrix Mesh Mask & Balance Face Mist Toner

Scinic Matrix Mesh Mask & Balance Face Mist Toner Review

Scinic is a local brand, their Matrix Mesh Mask & Balance Face Mist Toner is a must-try for mask lovers as it's one of a kind. This mask starts off with a dry sheet and then uses water to activate its frozen serum patched on its sheet mask. Read on to know what this combo Matrix Mesh Mask & Balance Face Mist Toner can do to the skin.

Disclaimer: This product was sent to me for review purposes. I was not paid to write a review but that does not affect my thoughts on it. Do take note that my experience with this product may not be the same as yours as each skin type is different. Your Milage May Vary (YMMV)

What is Scinic Matrix Mesh Mask & Balance Face Mist Toner?

Scinic Matrix Mesh Mask is a deeply hydrating sheet mask. What is unique about this Matrix Mesh Mask is that its non-woven material sheet mask is embedded with frozen serum. Believe it or not, this sheet mask is completely dry when opened. Scinic claims that its mask is made to provide treatment for all skin types. Nano peptides penetrate deep into the skin layer which hydrates, moisturise, repair and strengthen the skin barrier. It also promises pore care that lifts, firms and brightens skin (acne marks, dark spots).

The Balance Face Mist Toner is a daily hydrating mist toner. Scinic claims it to help moisturise and keep skin hydrated. It'll result in boosted moisturized and well-hydrated skin. This face mist is to be paired with Scinic's Mesh Mask to activate its frozen serum.

What Scinic Claims on Its Mask & Mist Toner

Matrix Mesh Mask
1. Plant-based
2. EWG Green Grade
3. SGS Verified
4. Suitable for all skin types, including acne-prone and sensitive skin
5. Sooth and calm inflammation
6. Protect against UV damage
7. Formula that works its way into dermis layer instead of staying on top of the skin
8. 100% fresh and active formula
9. Mask is made up of 100% plant collagen thread
10. Sheet mask function to pull and lift face - anti-gravity
11. Formula is frozen and kept fresh until activation with liquid

Balance Face Mist Toner
1. Plant-based
2. EWG Green Grade
3. SGS Verified
4. Excellent for gentle cleansing
5. Sooth & boost moisture
6. Tone & tightens skin
7. Fight acne
8. Removes toxins

Scinic Balance Toner

Active Ingredients of Products

Matrix Mesh Mask
Baobab Tree
Hydrolyzed Baobab Tree Extract 
High ability to moisture skin & defend skin against UV damage.

Oligopeptide-3, Oligopeptide-2, 
Skin Texture 
Contains 70 amino acids to stimulate cell regeneration, speed up wound healing and improve skin texture

Silk Extract
Silk Extract 
Calms inflamed skin, treat wounds & scars caused by bacteria & UV. Brightens & reduce transdermal water loss

Sodium Hyaluronate 
Sodium Hyaluronate
Restore skin moisture, smoothes & improve skin texture

Balance Face Mist Toner
Ionized Alkaline Water
High ability to moisture skin & defend skin against UV damage.

Product Details
Price: 100MYR (5pcs)  | 30MYR (200ml)
Origin: Malaysia
Skin Concern: Purpose
Skin Types: All Skin Types
PAO: 12 Months
Full Ingredients List (INCI): 
GoodieSuperstar | Blocky | Icky
Butylene Glycol, Silk Extract, Fibroin, Hydrolyzed Baobab Tree Extract, Oligopeptide-3, Oligopeptide-2, Sodium Hyaluronate, Glycerin, Water, Polyglycerin-10 Laurate, Synthetic Fluorophlogopite, Sweet Orange Peel, Citric Acid.

My Thoughts on Scinic's Mesh Mask & Face Mist Toner

This is my review of Scinic Matrix Mesh Mask & Balance Face Mist Toner
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A piece of sheet mask comes in transparent plastic packaging. You'll be able to see the mask without any liquid serum inside. However, the clear plastic doesn't really bring out the mask; it looks pretty ordinary. A pack of masks comes with 5 pieces of masks in an elegant looking emerald green coloured pack with embossed gold. The pack makes the masks stand out; if these masks were on the shelves in a store, I'd probably be reaching out to the pack first. Scinic is a Malaysian brand; however, its labels are in Korean & English.

While for the Balance Face Mist Toner, the packaging is pretty simple. It comes in a clear plastic bottle with a spray cap. The label is in English without much info on it. Honestly, it looks cheap, but I'm not complaining because the price is fair. The spray cap is fully functional and able to create a fine mist which is great.

The texture for this mask is fascinating; as mentioned, this is a dry mask; hence there is no liquid serum inside the mask pack. But that does not mean there is no serum at all, the serum is frozen and dried on the sheet mask, so if you look closely, you'll see a thin transparent serum layer between the cobbled web of the mesh mask. The mask is very light and easy to handle too.

The toner is made of 100% Ionized Alkaline Water so you can expect it to be water. It's not bubbly, and it doesn't have foam.

The mask and toner have minimal to no scent at all.

Using this mask is a totally new experience for me; this is my first frozen serum mask, so it was awkward when I first applied it on. The first time I used it, I washed my face, then while my skin was still wet after washing my face, I instantly applied the mask, then only did I apply their balance serum, but not repeatedly. 

Only during the early application, I sprayed their balance mist toner, and it felt great, soothing and refreshing. A minute after the toner started to dry, my skin started to feel tight and not hydrating anymore. The mask also seemed to be drying so quickly, so less than 10 minutes, I wetted the lower part of the mask again with the toner and removed it. Removing it was easy, but I did not reapply toner for the upper part, so it was dry and removing it was not pleasant.

The 2nd time I tried the mask, I repeatedly sprayed the toner every time the mask felt dry again, like 2-3 minutes each time. The feeling was good; it felt refreshing and soothing too. Avoid touching the mask repeatedly because it's sticky. I noticed that after repeatedly apply toner, once the mask tends to dry, it doesn't feel as tight as before. After 15 minutes, I wetted the mask again and removed it; the parts soaked in toner left a really soft residue, while the parts that were dry, as the edges of my nose, leaving a peeled residue of the mask. As instructed, the mask is to be rinsed after application, and while removing the residue, I could feel it to be quite thick, but it was easy to rinse off.

The Matrix Mesh Mask left my skin feeling so smooth and moisturized. It's definitely a good mask to prep the skin before the rest of the skincare application. I did not experience any irritations during or after application.

Overall Thoughts
This mask is interesting to me; however, this may not be my go-to choice as a daily mask. First, because it's pricey, secondly, because of the number of steps to use it. It does require effort to get the most from this mask, so using this 2-3 times a month should be good enough for me. I can take it as a spa-like experience when I want to pamper myself.

Overall it's a good mask, but I do see room for improvement. The mask doesn't really fit well on my face, the eye holes are too small, and the 2 pieces don't really combine well to cover the face entirely. Removing the clear plastic from the mesh mask is also troublesome, too as there isn't a specific place to peel it. So for those with short fingernails will find this tricky.

I definitely recommend this mask to everyone, and it's better to get it with its Mist Toner, as Scinic sells it separately.

My Rate
Rate: 5/5
Repurchase: Yes! 
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