I finally got my hands on one of the new Dr Jart+ rubber masks that hit shelves in Korea this summer 2016. Now, these are not the rubber masks that you may (or may not) be familiar with. The rubber masks (aka modeling masks) that I know of consist of either a powder that you mix with water or a paste that you spread onto your face. The paste then solidifies and forms a kind of "rubber" mask that's supposed to lock in the serums and nutrients into your skin for more effective masking.
This Dr. Jart+ Dermask Rubber Mask is different in that it's basically a sheet mask with two steps and the sheet mask is "rubbery".
Step 1: The Ampoule
First, you apply the ampoule, which comes in a little capsule. I used the Moist Lover mask since I have dry skin and the ampoule is made with Green Seaweed Extract (green algae, sea lettuce, chlorella is what the package says).
The ampoule is a jelly texture that almost has the consistency of flan. Weird, I know, but it's the first thing that came to mind. It's thick and not watery and when you touch the ampoule it bounces and jiggles.
After you apply the ampoule, which you sort of have to smear onto your face because of the thick texture, you then move onto the second step.
Step 2: The Sheet Mask
The sheet mask comes in 2 pieces with a top half and bottom half, which is pretty common. The texture and material of the sheet mask was new to me. It's like a rubbery jelly material that is cool and wet to the touch. The texture is super interesting because you can take it apart with your fingers. I wasn't that careful with it out of the package and pieces of the mask came off because I tugged a bit too much trying to get it out of the package. You've been warned that the mask can fall apart so be gentle.
You apply the sheet mask on top of the ampoule because it's supposed to prevent the ampoule from evaporating. It locks and seals in the active ingredients in the ampoule so that it deeply settles into the skin.
I really liked that it had a cooling effect on my skin and it stayed cool for the time that I had it on my skin. It felt soothing and I really enjoyed this new rubbery sheet mask concept. You look sort of like a Transformer with it on your face.
After about 10-30 minutes you remove the sheet mask and pat in the remaining ampoule into your skin and then follow up with the rest of your routine.
Now, while I liked the cooling and soothing effect of the sheet mask itself and the jelly, rubbery texture of the mask, I wasn't a huge fan of the ampoule.
I generally prefer ampoules that aren't so thick they look and feel like flan. When I removed the sheet mask the thick ampoule sort of sat on my face and I had to wipe the remaining ampoule off because it was just too thick to pat in.
I liked that the ampoule had no scent and seemed great for sensitive skin. I didn't like that when I smeared it on my face it didn't spread evenly because of its clumpy texture.
All in all, it was a fun mask to try. I would love for them to change the consistency of the ampoule but otherwise I definitely recommend you try it out for yourself.
You can get the Dr. Jart+ Dermask Rubber Mask at Amazon here.