SNP (Shining Nature Purity) Diamond Brightening Ampoule Mask
As one who has always found the idea of sheet masks a little expensive, gimmicky, overly fragrant, usually extremely high in alcohol and not nearly as revolutionary of a delivery system as advertised- I am happy to say that I have finally found an excellent, well formulated and efficacious sheet mask that I will always have on hand.
SNP is a brand based and manufactured in South Korea. This mask is the first product I have tried from them and so far am very impressed with the quality and results. I also very much appreciate that the company states how much of the advertised active ingredients are actually in the mask itself. However, the company doesn’t list the amount included for every individual ingredient. By at least listing some of the amounts, you can get an idea of what quantities of the ingredients are present. I appreciate the transparency of this company in that regard and think others companies should take note.
Before I get into the star ingredients, first I need to address that the (0.3mg) of diamond powder included in the mask has no proven benefit to the skin beyond a temporary luminosity. The diamond powder isn’t one of the star ingredients in this product. The powder does, however, give you an amusing Twilight vampire type of glow upon removal. These masks do contain alcohol, listed 4th on the ingredients list and a scant amount of fragrance (which SNP interestingly lists as “flavor”). This product is an example of how to properly use alcohol in a product. The alcohol content isn’t high enough to cause dryness or irritation (except in sensitized skin) but is present in an amount to be a useful penetration enhancer. The 3-star ingredients in this mask are in fact proven to be very beneficial to the skin for brightening and hydration.
The first star ingredient is Glycerin, which is listed second on the ingredients list. Glycerin is by no means a fancy or technologically advanced addition to this mask, it is, however, an awesome humectant. Glycerin works to moisturize the skin by drawing water from the air into the skin’s outer layer. It also forms a protective layer that helps prevent moisture loss.
The second star ingredient is Hyaluronic acid (HA) in the form of Sodium Hyaluronate (1,000 mg). HA can hold 1,000 times its weight in water. For example, one gram (0.03 ounce) of hyaluronic acid can hold up to six liters of water. Sodium Hyaluronate is a salt derivative of hyaluronic acid, giving the same skin benefits of HA with a lower molecular weight which in turn yields enhanced penetration into the skin.
The third star ingredient is Niacinamide, also known as vitamin B3. Niacinamide is becoming increasingly popular in skincare- and for a good reason. Niacinamide is effective at treating a variety of common skin issues, including large pores, improving skin tone, pigmentation, skin surface strength, and dullness.
Also included in this mask is a trio of extracts such as Wild Cherry Fruit Extract, Pomegranate Extract, and Cranberry Extract. These are antioxidants and are a welcome addition to this mask. I do suspect these have minimal benefit to the skin since they are on the bottom of the ingredients list.
These SNP Diamond Brightening Ampoule Masks are truly a gem (pun intended). Good value, good ingredients and effective.
Affordable (especially if you save the pouch in a ziplock bag and use a 2nd time as a serum).
The Possibly Bad:
Do not use if: You are sensitive to alcohol, niacinamide, phenoxyethanol or anything else in the ingredients list.
SNP Diamond Brightening Ampoule Masks are available on Amazon for $16.99 for a pack of 10 with free Prime two-day shipping and at Memebox for $2.00 each.
SNP Diamond Ampoule Mask (affiliate link)
SNP Diamond Brightening Ampoule Mask ingredients: Water, glycerin, sodium hyaluronate (1,000 mg), niacinamide, alcohol, hydroxyethylcellulose, polysorbate 80, diamond powder (0.3 mg), prunus serotina (wild cherry) fruit extract, punica granatum fruit extract, vaccinium macrocarpon (cranberry) fruit extract, carbomer, triethanolamine, disodium EDTA, phenoxyethanol, flavor