Keana Nadeshiko Rice Mask Review

Hey everyone! So I finally got around to trying this mask that melbatee got me from Japan – the Keana Nadeshiko Rice Mask! melbatee told me that it’s the #1 selling mask in Japan right now.

Purpose

The Keana Nadeshiko Rice Mask is a sheet mask that’s made with fermented rice (4 kinds!) and meant to provide intense hydration, improve elasticity, and shrink pores.

Packaging

The Keana Nadeshiko Rice Mask comes in a 165 mL package of 10, so it’s actually kind of heavy. Like other sheet mask packaging, there are tearaway notches near the top, but unlike the others, this package is resealable (the masks are not individually packaged).

Application

Each mask is folded, so you need to peel away one mask from the rest and unfold it before putting it on your face. I couldn’t find the instructions on how long to leave the mask on for, so I left it on for about 15 minutes. After I remove the mask, I pat the excess serum into my face and neck for extra absorption.

Keana Nadeshiko Rice Mask
Keana Nadeshiko Rice Mask
Keana Nadeshiko Rice Mask
Keana Nadeshiko Rice Mask

Use this after washing your face, after any toner or serum you like to use. Follow up with moisturizer.

Note: The mask smells like sake! If you’re not a big fan of this, that might be something to consider. I found the smell refreshing, and after applying moisturizer I couldn’t smell the sake at all.

Likes:

  • I feel like it actually does what it says – my skin looks dewy, and feels like it drank a liter of water.
  • My skin is pretty sensitive to fragrances, so I was afraid that this mask would irritate it. There was no irritation at all!
  • The price point is pretty inexpensive for what you’re getting! It retails for 650 yen, which translates to $8 ish Canadian.

Dislikes:

  • The Keana Nadeshiko Rice Mask is not easily accessible to Canadians! I did a quick Google search and found it on eBay.ca for $20 CDN, and sold out on the Cosme website.
  • The resealable bag means that there is risk of oxidization, which means less effectiveness for the remaining masks in the bag.

Rebuy?:

  • Yes! This is a great mask to have in your arsenal, especially for how inexpensive it is and if you’re in a dry climate.

Tips:

  • When resealing the bag, try to get as much air out of it as possible to prevent oxidizing of the product.
  • Do not leave the mask on for more than the prescribed time! The moisture from your face will end up going back into the sheet.

Have you tried this product? Let us know in the comments below!

Update¬†03/22/2017: The instructions for the mask indicate leaving it on for 5 minutes! The hubster also asked me to do a quick comparison with the other hydrating mask I previously reviewed, the Mizon Enjoy Vital-Up Time – Watery Moisture Mask, so here it is. In a nutshell, you won’t find the same mask quality in the Keana Nadeshiko Rice Mask. The Mizon mask is much thicker, denser, and packed with more serum. That being said, I’m not writing off the Keana mask! I think the Mizon mask is great for a one-shot injection of hydration, but the Keana mask can also do the job for a fraction of the price.

Tell us what you think!

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