Soothing Summer Skincare From AXIS-Y

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Earlier this year, I got to know AXIS-Y, a unique Korean skincare brand with a focus on climate based needs. Their products are specifically created as solutions to address the affects of environmental factors like temperature and humidity as well as stressors like pollution and climate change. Each product is thoughtfully formulated to address a specific skin concern. This consideration of the climate makes sense since it is a major contributing factor in the behavior of our skin. AXIS-Y products are certified vegan and EWG graded. They are also cruelty-free, paraben-free, mineral oil free and do not contain any artificial fragrances or colors.

AXIS-Y recently sent me their AXIS-Y New Skin Resolution Gel Mask and AXIS-Y Green Vital Energy Complex Sheet Mask Set. Both are designed to provide a boost when skin is in need of a little refreshment, replenishment and revitalization. Facial masks are such a nice treat especially when our skin isn't acting like itself because it needs some extra hydration or radiance or it's stressed out because of the weather or environment factors. 

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AXIS-Y New Skin Resolution Gel Mask

$23 (100 mL / 3.38 fl. oz.)

The Product
Packed with a roster of powerful ingredients, AXIS-Y New Skin Resolution Gel Mask works to moisturize and reinforce the skin’s natural barrier function while also delivering radiance and soothing relief against irritation. Because it is specifically formulated for sensitive and inflamed skin, this gel mask treatment provides a calming effect by reducing heat on the skin that's caused by a humid climate or seasonal changes. A 2% niacinamide core works to reduce pigmentation concerns including dark spots uneven skin tone while also moisturizing, smoothing and brightening skin. Fig extract provides abundant hydration while preventing transepidermal water loss (TEWL)in order to protect the upper layer of the skin. Suitable for all skin types especially those with sensitive, inflamed, and acne-prone skin.

6 Key Ingredients/Benefits
• Heartleaf soothes and calms irritation while regulating sebum production
• Fig aids in skin regeneration and helps it to maintain moisture
• Madecassoside with antioxidant properties heals and soothes skin
• Allantoin stimulates cell proliferation and protects the skin barrier
• Artemesia Princeps soothes and calms skin while providing an antioxidant boost
• Yam Root encourages rejuvenation and reduces the appearance of hyperpigmentation
1 Functional Goal Oriented Agent
• 2% Niacinamide works to brighten and improve uneven tone and dullness while strengthening the skin's barrier function
1 Special Patented Technology
Meadow Shield  - Phenolic acids from Meadowsweet Flower  extract aid in fighting bacteria with its high concentration of antioxidants.

Full List Of Ingredients
Artemisia Princeps Extract, Kaolin, Dipropylene Glycol, Bentonite, Betaine, Phaseolus Angularis Seed Powder, Laminaria Japonica Extract, Eclipta Prostrata Leaf Extract, Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Extract, Pteris Multifida Extract, Cynara Scolymus (Artichoke) Leaf Extract, Glycyrrhiza Uralensis (Licorice) Root Extract, Vigna Radiata Seed Extract, Houttuynia Cordata Extract, Cryptomeria Japonica Leaf Extract, Nelumbo Nucifera Leaf Extract, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Sodium Hyaluronate, 1,2Hexanediol, Methylpropanediol, Xanthan Gum, Glycerin, Chromium Oxide Greens, Charcoal Powder, Water, Beta-Glucan, Polyquaternium-51, Fructooligosaccharides, Allantoin, Hydrolyzed Hyaluronic Acid, Butylene Glycol, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Powder, Saccharomyces Ferment Filtrate, Hydroxyacetophenone, Ethylhexylglycerin, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Oil.

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The Packaging
AXIS-Y New Skin Resolution Gel Mask is packaged in a heavyweight opaque green plastic jar with a screw top lid. A plastic spatula is included for hygienic dispensing.

How To Use
Using the plastic spatula, scoop the product and apply to an even layer onto a clean, dry face, avoiding the eye and mouth areas. Leave on for 10 - 15 minutes and then rinse off with lukewarm water. This can be used 2 - 3 times weekly to treat stressed or irritated skin.

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My Experience
AXIS-Y New Skin Resolution Gel Mask has a slightly viscous gel consistency with a faintest herbal meets minty scent. It is smooth and with visible little specks of heartleaf and it has a mild cooling sensation upon application. It is easy to rinse off and leaves my skin refreshed, brightened and calm. I don't find it all that moisturizing since my skin is dry. That's not a deal breaker. I just feel like this product suits my skin more in the summer. This mask provides a pleasant experience and gives my skin a nice glow. I have not experienced any irritation and it is a wonderful skin soother which I really need because long hours of mask wearing in combination with summer heat make for sweaty skin that needs a little extra TLC. I like to keep this in the refrigerator to amp up the cooling effect which I like because it is palpable but not bracing.

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AXIS-Y Green Vital Energy Complex Sheet Mask Set

$22 (27 mL / 0.91 fl oz.) x 5 pieces (currently on sale for $16)

The Product
Composed of a plant-based cellulose fiber enriched with a 61% of mugwort extract, centella asiatica, sodium hyaluronate and a complex of 15 energizing extracts, AXIS-Y 61% Mugwort Green Vital Energy Complex Sheet Mask is like a detox green juice for the face that delivers a dose of rich soothing moisture to the skin while aiding in sebum production and reversing skin damage. The star ingredient is Mugwort 강화도 약쑥 in the form of Artemisia Capillaris Extract. Mugwort is a popular herb often used in TCM traditional Chinese medicine. Rich in minerals, potassium, magnesium, calcium and vitamins A, B, C and D, mugwort's skin enhancing benefits include soothing, antioxidant, anti-fungal, and anti-inflammatory properties. Suitable for all skin types especially those with sensitive, inflamed, and acne-prone skin.

6 Key Ingredients/Benefits
• Centella Asiatica soothes and boosts skin's natural healing process
• Peony Root provides antioxidant benefits and aids in the skin regeneration process
• Okra hydrates, relieves inflammation and strengthens skin barrier
• Cabbage soothes and helps skin regeneration 
• Spinach boosts the skin barrier and healing functions 
• Broccoli is rich in vitamins C and E which work to reverse skin damage and lighten hyperpigmentation
1 Functional Goal Oriented Agent
• 61% Mugwort (Artemisia Capillaris Extract) protects the skin from harmful oxygen radicals, revitalizes it from past damage, soothes and cleanses the skin.
1 Special Patented Technology 
MultiEX BSASM - based on a traditional Korean medicine manufacturing method, seven plants with anti-inflammatory and healing properties were selected and processed through a patented method that renders an effective extract that speeds heeling of skin irritation.

Full List Of Ingredients
Artemisia Capillaris Extract, Water, Dipropylene Glycol, Glycerin, 1,2-Hexanediol, Butylene Glycol, Centella Asiatica Extract, Melia Azadirachta Leaf Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Polygonum Cuspidatum Root Extract, Scutellaria Baicalensis Root Extract, Melia Azadirachta Flower Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Glycyrrhiza Uralensis (Licorice) Root Extract, Eucalyptus Globulus Leaf Oil, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Dextrin, Salvia Officinalis (Sage) Oil, Juniperus Mexicana Oil, Paeonia Suffruticosa Root Extract, Brassica Oleracea Capitata (Cabbage) Leaf Extract, Hibiscus Esculentus Fruit Extract, Spinacia Oleracea (Spinach) Leaf Extract, Brassica Oleracea Italica (Broccoli) Extract, Artemisia Princeps Leaf Water, Carbomer, Allantoin, Tromethamine, Polyglyceryl-10 Laurate, Hydroxyacetophenone, Caprylyl Glycol, Xanthan Gum, Sodium Phytate, Caramel, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Ethylhexylglycerin.

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The Packaging
AXIS-Y Green Vital Energy Complex Sheet Masks are housed in standard sheet mask packaging which in this case is printed green and transparent.

How To Use
Unfold mask and place on cleansed and toned skin. Remove mask after 15 -20 minutes and lightly massage remaining essence onto face until completely absorbed. Follow up with moisturizer if needed. Use  2 - 3 times weekly as needed. The leftover essence can be used to soothe skin the next day.

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My Experience
A notable feature about AXIS-Y Green Vital Energy Complex Sheet Mask is that it is green in color. There is no artificial coloring and green hue actually comes from the natural extracts including cabbage, spinach, broccoli as well as the high percentage of mugwort. The composition of this sheet mask is 100% vegetable-derived cellulose. There are no binders or silicones. This mask has a light herbal scent which is quite soothing and pleasant. It fades almost as soon as I place it on my face. This mask is soft with good  adhesion and though it is a little big around the edges, the eye and mouth holes are well sized and placed and it fits fairly comfortably on my face.  It provides a cooling sensation almost immediately upon application. There is an ample saturation of essence  but not so much that the mask drips while on and it's not sticky at all which is a peeve of mine. The recommended wear time is 15 - 20 minutes. After I remove it, I massage the remaining essence onto my face and neck before following up with the AXIS-Y Artichoke Intensive Skin Barrier Ampoule (reviewed here). This mask leaves my face feeling soft, smooth, soothed and well hydrated which is just what it needs now that the weather has gotten warmer and more humid. There is always still a generous amount of essence left in the package which is enough for me to use cotton  pads and do a DIY mask for myself with. I also like to use these straight out of the refrigerator for an extra refreshing effect. These sheet masks are excellent for calming irritation from environmental stressors and mask wearing. A pack of 5 is currently on sale for $16 and I will definitely be picking some more up for the summer.

Both of these masks have been lovely to use as the weather has been heating up which makes sense since they are designed for warm, humid environments. These have been such skin savers and I love how they’re so concentrated without any fillers, fragrances or potentially hazardous ingredients which means the active botanicals work even better to nourish and replenish my skin. Even though my skin isn't oily or acne prone, I found these to be so soothing and they live up to their claims. Definitely nice to have during the summer months. And this entire product is a good value too. AXIS-Y New Skin Resolution Gel Mask and AXIS-Y Green Vital Energy Complex Sheet Masks can be purchased directly from AXIS-Y which ships internationally to 30 countries.

What do you think of these products?

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Sara said...

This mask sound so great product!

Emmylou said...

I've never heard of this line before, chingu, so thanks for the heads up! The sheet masks sound great. And it's good to hear that they didn't cause any irritation the first time you tried them. I've gotten some pretty bad reactions to some products lately, so am a bit leery to try new ones sometimes....sigh....

Hena Tayeb said...

Sounds like a great product.

Mica said...

it's a shame that they aren't very moisturising for you but I like the sound of them, you do need a calming face mask now and then! :)

Hope you are having a lovely week :)

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Kinga K. said...

Me gusta probar mascarillas, la apunto ❤

R's Rue said...

I need to try it. Thank you so much for sharing