Unbiased, Unpaid, Blunt Review of the Creepy Hanacure Face Mask

Well, you knew eventually I had to buy the creepy South Korean Hanacure mask and review it for you. I know you've seen the Facebook ads... and seriously #WHATISGOINGON. But if there's one thing I know: South Korea is way ahead of the beauty game. Plus every celebrity on the planet from January Jones to Drew Barrymore has raved about it; and the before and afters floating around the internet are just nuts. It's not that I don't believe them. It's just that I don't believe them.

Disclaimer: Hanacure doesn't know me. I don't care what they think of me. I bought this myself. The end. And yes, my nail polish always looks like a 5-year olds.  {also forgive the poor quality of these photos, it was basically dark out}

This mask uses botanicals fused with CO2 OctoLift™ patented technology to basically detox all the deep impurities out of your skin, meanwhile peptides work to restore, firm, lift, and brighten.

Applying the Hanacure Mask

I ordered the one time use for $25. The others are a 4-pack and that was a bit too pricey for something that I wasn't entirely sure wouldn't turn me into a gremlin. This was actually a perfect time to try it as I'm on a lot of anti-viral meds for the Epstein Barr and my skin is A WRECK.

You get this box with a vile of firming serum, a container of gel something or other, and an applicator brush. You have to carefully follow the instructions for mixing it up.

You only peel up the corner of the gel container and pour the firming serum in. Then put the lid back over and shake for 20 seconds.

Brush it on like normal. It's almost enough for two faces, so I took it down my neck. 

 This was how I looked after first applying it. Normal, with a little bit of a sweaty sauna vibe.

After the first ten minutes, you can't move your face. Or lips. Like, at all. Like, you sound like a ventriloquist. You're also not supposed to try to move it in order to maximize results. 

30 Minutes Later: WTF

This is when you start to wonder if you'll permanently look like this, and then you'll have a mild panic attack. Your face literally starts morphing. But just deal.

Yes, you'll feel like one of those snakey skinned sci-fi characters.

The Results

After 30 minutes, you wash it off with warm water. I obviously did not touch up any of the below photos.

  • skin definitely felt super soft
  • brightened and evened tone - kinda glowy?
  • reduced redness where I had skin irritations or breakouts
  • fine lines were lessened

Those spots on my cheeks/neck were VERY red beforehand as my skin is so irritated right now and they evened out ALOT.

Keep in mind, this mask is meant to be done 1-2x weekly for a couple months until desired results, then once a month. You can view some of their science and skin studies here. After 10 applications, there was a measured 208% increase in luminescence (glow). So it's not going to be a one mask miracle worker, BUT I will say it's pretty good. If you've got some issues like redness, dullness, acne, fine lines or if you've got an event coming up and want to look extra polished - this will get you on the right track. 

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