Matcha… What could I say about matcha… It’s the love of my life. I FRIGGIN love matcha. I always order matcha boba and anything that says matcha catches my attention immediately. It’s to the point where my friend says I should just snort matcha and get high off of it LOL. But honestly, what’s not to love about matcha? It’s high in antioxidants, helps detoxify the body, and it tastes WAY better than coffee which in my opinion tastes like dirt. Ew. Anyways, anything matcha related I would try to get my hands on. So when I saw Leegeehaam Grow Matcha Clay Pack Mask on Glow Recipe, I knew I had to buy it. Also it’s a brand that I never heard of and I always like to explore new brands so I thought it would be perfect to purchase this mask.
Leegeehaam Background: Leegeehaam (LGH), formerly known as Leejihaam (LJH), was first created in 2000 and like their slogan “Beauty is Clever”, LGH aims to develop advanced and effective but safe skin care to deliver enhanced performance to every person.
So on their site, it says L in Leegeehaam stands for Life, while G stands for Grow, H stands for Hope, and M stands for Master. Each word has a separate line that offers specific products.
• Life “provides various types of skin care products for daily care depending on one’s lifestyle and environment.” So in this line, it offers cleansers, suncare, makeup, etc.
• Grow is the signature brand line of LGH’s principle theory of “botanic science” and contains skin-friendly ingredients from nature. This line offers ingredient focused products such as cica, hyal, vita propolis, tea tree, and matcha. I got the matcha clay mask under this line.
• Hope “provides advanced selections that are proven to have a significant effect on specific skin concerns.” It offers different cleansers, emulsion, cream, etc.
• Master is a professional line that offers “future-oriented total beauty care products based on the state-of-the-art beauty technologies along with cosmetics.” So it has a home beauty device and masks.
Product Details: LGH Grow Matcha Clay Mask (3.88 oz) is a wash off clay mask that deep cleanses congested pores and leaves skin hydrated. So it’s two key ingredients are matcha and clay. The mask has a thick and creamy consistency with a muted mint green color. It doesn’t smell like matcha at all. It has more of a citrus scent which is understandable since the mask contains bergamot. But the smell isn’t overpowering. The mask comes with a small spatula which is always a plus for me.
Ingredients: Water, Kaolin, Dipropylene glycol, Bentonite, Camellia sinensis leaf extract, Betaine, Silica, Butylene glycol, Montmorillonite, 1,2-hexanediol, Illite, Hydroxyacetophenone, Hydroxyethyl urea, Cellulose, Xanthan gum, Chromium oxide greens, Citric acid, Citrus aurantium bergamia (bergamot) fruit oil, Disodium edta, Ethylhexylglycerin, Lavandula angustifolia (lavender) oil
CosDNA analysis of the mask ingredients here.
Main Ingredients Analysis:
• Matcha – LGH gets their matcha from Jeju Island and the mask contains 35,000ppm (parts per million) premium matcha. Matcha is packed with a lot of antioxidants (polyhenol and catechin) which helps calm inflammation and improves the complexion of the skin. It helps reduce the sign of aging such as wrinkles. It stimulates elastin production to plump up the skin. Also matcha is great and gentle for all skin types.
• Clay – The mask contains Kaolin, Bentonite, Montmorillonite, and Illite to help dead skin cells and sebum in pores to be absorbed for clearer complexion.
Price: The mask costs $20 for 3.88 oz of product which is okay. It’s in the affordable range. The Boscia Matcha Magic Super-Antioxidant Mask contains 2.6 oz and costs $18 more than LGH’s.
How to use: Using the small spatula that comes with the mask, apply and evenly distribute the mask around the whole face. Leave on for 10-15 minutes then rinse clean with warm water.
Performance: When I applied the mask on my face, I felt a cooling sensation on my skin. Since it’s creamy, it’s easy to spread the mask all over the face. It felt refreshing in the beginning but it soon started to harden when the 10 minutes came closer. By the end, I wasn’t able to budge my face. (Just FYI, don’t use this mask while you’re watching a sitcom cuz it won’t be pleasant LOL) It took a while to wash all the clay off from my face since some areas I applied thicker than other. Clay masks can cause redness in the skin since one of their point is to tighten the skin but however, I didn’t experience harsh redness. At most, it was a little red around my cheek area. My skin felt tight and dry after the mask so make sure to use moisturizer right after. However, in terms of my pores, they felt clean but didn’t look smaller. BUT my face looked brighter and healthier so definitely my complexion got better.
Conclusion: I enjoyed using this mask since it was so refreshing and cooling on the skin. This would be perfect for summer since the Californian weather is really hot. Well… at least for me, it’s hot LOL I really don’t like hot weather. But anyways, the mask really didn’t do anything for my pores such as minimizing the size. However, like I said, it did brighten up my skin. It’s not too drying afterwards so I think it’s perfect for those who have sensitive and dry skin. I would purchase this again but not for awhile since I’m trying to venture out and try new products. But I think it’s a great purchase for those who love matcha and is on the lookout for a mask that isn’t too drying.
- Reduces redness
- Brightens the skin
- Feels refreshing
- Didn’t really minimize my pores
- 1: omg it was horrible just no
- 2: hmm ya no
- 3: eh it could’ve been better
- 4: just missing that last 2%
- 5: it’s a keeper hun