Review: b.liv Bio-Cellulose Masks

b.liv Bio Cellulose Mask review

What are the b.liv Bio-Cellulose masks?

The b.liv masks are made of bio-cellulose which is derived from the natural fermentation of coconut jelly and has an ultra fine fibre that is 1000x thinner than human hair. The masks come in 3 variations for different skin types – Soothe Me Now, Hydrate Away and Age Eraser.

“Bio-cellulose is a specialized nano scale fibre structure that fits perfectly like your second skin. It serves as a high volume serum reservoir i.e. holds moisture while allowing air to transfer freely and skin can breathe better. Its 30 nanometers fibre increases extra contact surface area for crevices and wrinkles ; maximizing the absorption of effective essence.” – b.liv

b.liv Bio-Cellulose masksPackaging

The sheet masks come in a white glossy packet with a monochrome print and one accent pop of colour. I love the simple and sleek design of the packaging. The sheet masks themselves come with two protective layers, one attached to each side of the mask. The first side of the mask has a thin mesh and the other a fabric material to protect the bio-cellulose mask.

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Mesh protective layer, bio-cellulose mask, fabric protective layer (from left to right)

Texture

The bio-cellulose masks have a soft, smooth and almost firm jelly-like texture that feels so gentle and soothing on the skin. Since the mask is made from such a soft material it is a little fragile but as long as you are gentle and don’t pull at it too hard it shouldn’t tear. I love how high quality the masks themselves look and feel and how nice it feels on the skin. All 3 of the masks come with plenty of essence inside the packet so there was more than enough for your face, neck and even your arms too! The essences for all 3 masks are clear in colour and has a serum-like texture that feels very lightweight and absorbs well into the skin.

How to use

Before using this mask I like to prep my skin by cleansing and using a toner. When my skin is cleansed and prepped, I remove the protective layers from the mask, place it on my face and gently smooth it out so it adheres to my skin well. I found the process of placing the mask on was a little fiddly since the mask is very smooth so slipped around in my hands easily, but once placed onto the skin it stuck on well and didn’t slide at all. After 15-20 minutes I removed the mask and gently massaged any remaining essence from the mask and inside the packet onto my face and neck. I then follow with my usual skin care routine after.

bl.liv soothe me now mask

Soothe Me Now

“Allow the power of flower to bless your skin with a calming touch. Deeply infused with Organic Immortelle Flower Extract which has wonderful restorative properties, this soothing bio-cellulose mask effectively helps repair and rejuvenate skin.” – b.liv

Formula and scent

The soothe me now mask is meant to help soothe the skin, repair its barrier and also provide extensive rejuvenation. This mask would be perfect for those with irritated skin or redness. In terms of scent, it has an interesting somewhat floral like smell, though a little strong it is still pleasant and fades away fairly quickly. I can’t quite explain but it smells quite similar to a mask I had on when I went for a professional facial. I think the scent probably comes from one of the key ingredients for this mask – Organic Immortelle Flower.

Ingredients

Key Active Ingredients:

  • Organic Immortelle Flower
    This Mediterranean plant has remarkable longevity – it never fades even when picked. It is known to be more soothing than German Chamomile, and more regenerating than Lavender.
  • Soothing Peptide (Acetyl Tetrapeptide-15)
    A tetrapeptide that helps increase skin’s sensitivity tolerance threshold and effectively reduces the sensation of discomfort.
  • Hyaluronic Acid
    Also known as HA in short, it lubricates joints and keeps skin layers full of moisture to stay in the right shape and place. It holds water, to be specific 1000 times of its weight, to keep collagen hydrated and promotes a youthful look.

Aqua (Water), Glycerin, Propylene Glycol, Algin, Chlorphenesin, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Mannitol, o-Cymen-5-Ol, Helichrysum Italicum Flower Extract, Sodium Citrate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Potassium Sorbate, Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7, Acetyl Tetrapeptide-15.

Results

When I initially placed the mask on my face it felt very cooling and soothing on the skin. After 20 minutes when it was time to remove the mask, it was still adhering well to my face well without any sliding. The mask left my skin feeling very refreshed, moist and soft. I was surprised that the mask itself was also still very moist and did not dry out at all. I found that the mask did leave up to its name “soothe me now”  as it helped to calm the redness on my face, soothe my skin and bring back some moisture into my skin as well.

Hydrate away mask

Hydrate Away

“Refresh yourself with an instant infusion of moisture and revitalizing nutrients. Made from Organic Spirulina, a deep sea blue-green algae, this moisturizing bio-cellulose mask is power-packed with minerals and amino acids to hydrate, repair and clarify skin. In addition, it helps protect skin from free radical damage.” – b.liv

Formula and scent

The hydrate away mask is meant to add moisturise back to the skin and boost the skin’s hydration level. So, this mask is especially useful for those with dry and dehydrated skin. The scent for this mask is more subtle than the soothe me now mask but has a somewhat similar smell that fades away fairly quickly.

Ingredients

Key Active Ingredients:

  • Organic Algae
    Deep sea microalgae extract laden with minerals and amino acids helps even out skin tone, clarify and repair skin. In addition it also helps protect skin from free radical damage.
  • Rice Extract
    Rich in amino acids and pro-vitamin B5, this potent plant extract has the property to keep hold of water molecules, thereby contributing to the constant moisturization of the skin.
  • Hyaluronic Acid
    Also known as HA in short, it lubricates joints and keeps skin layers full of moisture to stay in the right shape and place. It holds water, to be specific 1000 times of its weight, to keep collagen hydrated and promotes a youthful look.

Aqua (Water), Glycerin, Propylene Glycol, Algin, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Extract, Chlorphenesin, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Mannitol, Spirulina Platensis Extract, o-Cymen-5-Ol, Sodium Citrate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Leuconostoc/Radish Root Ferment Filtrate, Superoxide Dismutase, Acetyl Tetrapeptide-15.

Results

The Hydrate Away masks has to be my favourite of the 3 types of masks. My skin recently has been quite dry lately so I enjoyed the extra moisture boost it gave. After removing the mask, my felt soft, smooth and hydrated. I felt like I had just applied moisturiser to my skin and like I wouldn’t even need to follow up with my usual skincare routine…although I still did anyways because I never feel complete without finishing my night skincare routine!

b.liv Age eraser mask

Age Eraser

“Turn back the clock and restore skin to its original youthful radiance. Thanks to a unique formulation of Multipeptide, this youth preserving bio-cellulose mask reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles while preventing premature skin aging. The result is maximum skin regeneration and a firming effect.” – b.liv

Formula and scent

The age eraser is meant to be a youth preserving mask that will help you to restore youthful looking skin. The formulation for this mask aims to help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles whilst also maintaining the skin’s firmness. The scent for this mask is similar to the hydrate away mask and also fades away quite quickly too.

Ingredients

Key Active Ingredients:

  • Palmitoyl Hexapeptide-12
    Acts like Botox which relaxes visible tension lines while relieving stinging sensation and discomfort, thus helps minimize long-term formation of fine lines and wrinkles.
  • Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7
    Soothes and protects skin against oxidative stress caused by sugar, browned foods, alcohol, UV light, environment pollution, and stress.
  • Hyaluronic Acid
    Also known as HA in short, it lubricates joints and keeps skin layers full of moisture to stay in the right shape and place. It holds water, to be specific 1000 times of its weight, to keep collagen hydrated and promotes a youthful look.

Aqua (Water), Glycerin, Propylene Glycol, Algin, Chlorphenesin, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Mannitol, o-Cymen-5-Ol, Sodium Citrate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Palmitoyl Hexapeptide-12, Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7, Acetyl Tetrapeptide-15.

b.liv Bio-Cellulose Before and After
Age Erase – Before using mask, with mask on face and after removing mask (from left to right)

Results

In terms of results, I can’t say too much about whether it helped with fine lines and wrinkles since I don’t have any to compare with before and after. Although, I did notice my skin looked and felt a bit more plump. Like the previous 2 masks, it was also moisturising and left my skin feeling soft. It may not be very obvious or easy to see in the before and after picture above, but some of the redness on my skin is less visible after using the masks, especially around the nose and cheek area. I think as the mask itself is quite cooling it helps to calm the skin.

b.liv bio-cellulose masks

Final Thoughts

Overall I enjoyed using these face masks as the lovely smooth texture of the bio-cellulose felt very soft and luxurious on the skin. I also liked how refreshing and gentle the masks felt whilst on my face, and after removing it my skin felt soft and hydrated. I really love how well these masks adhere to my skin so that I am able to walk around and do other tasks without having the mask slip and slide off my face. The masks are a little on the pricier side at $35 for a box of 4 masks, so I would probably only purchase as a treat to myself once in a while, but it’s understandable that they are pricier since they are made from a special material – bio-cellulose.

Rating

4/5

Where to buy?

The b.liv Nano Bio-Cellulose masks retail for $35 for a box of 4 masks and are available to purchase here at b.liv.

Disclosure: This product was provided to me by b.liv for review purposes. However, I only promote products and brands I have tried and liked. All thoughts and opinions stated are my own. For more information about my policies on reviews, copyright and more, please click here.

 

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