Here’s a little known fact about me. Or rather its something my very close friends know.
I don’t like chocolate.
I could go for months without ever eating chocolate and I don’t ever crave chocolate. I avoid chocolate based desserts and I just don’t eat it. I’m not allergic or anything – its just a personal thing. So when I do eat chocolate, it’d better be a good high quality dark bitter chocolate 🙂 A recent fave is chocolates from Royce.
So its very odd that everytime I use the Zamian Gold Cacao Mask I crave chocolate 😛 The wonderful bitter sweet smell of chocolate on my face is intoxicating!
Chocolate, as many of us know has antioxidant properties and in this mask, which is also infused with gold (if it is to be believed) it has healing properties too. There are picture testimonies online showing how problematic skin have benefited from using this mask regularly and apparently, its a bestseller in Korea – the country from which this hails. But you want to know how this performs right? 🙂
I got this nearly 2 months ago, and initially, was using this mask about twice a week (because I found it a little addictive 😛 ). I must say that there was definitely some improvement in my skin when I was using it regularly. Nothing dramatic I will warn. The biggest test was when a pimple was erupting on my forehead. I slapped on a thick layer of the mask on my skin, let it dry and 2 days later, there was nothing. NOTHING! I was impressed.
Using the mask is easy. Squeeze some out, and apply a thin layer on your skin. Its easy to see where you have covered because you look a bit like a monster if you do it right 😛 Let it dry (and feel your skin tighten) and then wash it off. Make sure you wash it off properly before wiping off on a towel – or you could end up with a dirty towel. Hence it would be ideal to use this before a shower. I’ve gotten used to it so I do it before bed. I must warn you that the dark brown color is a little unsettling 😛
I was warned that with the mask on, you might feel a slight tingling sensation or a slight warming of your skin. I felt nothing. Maybe I have thick skin 😛 If you have very sensitive skin, don’t leave it on too long.
My skin feels very very clean and looks quite obviously brighter after I wash the mask off. Its like all my pores have been cleaned out and all the dull surface skin has been washed away. Wonderful! Its also feels less drying than when using a clay mask and my foundation always slides on so much better then next morning.
A 150ml tube retails at RM89.90 here in Malaysia. You don’t end up using all that much and it works so well so I’m not overly upset about the price. Do note that if you are in Korea or are visiting Korea you might be able to get it cheaper if it goes on sale there – but not all of us can.
Pros: Skin feels very clean after use, Lovely chocolate smell, Helped zap away zits
Cons: Takes a while to clean off, Might make you crave chocolate 😛
This mask is supposed to help those with problem and acne prone skins. If you have sensitive skin, you shouldn’t leave it on too long. If you want to know more about this brand, and can read Korean, head over to www.mask.co.kr.
I enjoy using this mask (weekly for best maintenance) and I will repurchase when I’m done. The lovely chocolate smell helps you want to use it more often. Has anyone else tried this with good or bad experiences to share? 🙂
p/s I’m not responsible for weight gain due to popping chocolates while using this mask. I’ve done it 4 times! argh! 😛
Zamian Gold Cacao Pack mask retails in Malaysia at RM89.90 and is distributed by I Young Dream Enterprise. It can be purchased from Comian at 3rd Floor Sungei Wang Plaza or online at www.iyoungdream.com. Apparently the packaging has been changed so mine is the old version.
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Not to detract from the properties of the mask or anything, but that pic of the mask squeezed out of the tube looks a lot like something else? 😛
And I love dark bitter chocolate… the darker the better! 😀
har har! you noticed 😛
waaah…looks yummy…do u know where can i get this in KL? thanks in advance… (“,)
Its at the end of the post – online at http://www.iyoungdream.com or at their store Comian in Sg. Wang Plaza Level 3
Hey Paris! LOL LOL 😀
your chocolate face looks edible at first sight you know 😛 Miss Royce Malaysia 😉 juz kidding, no pun intended ya.. 😀
thx so much… now i know what to get to zap away zits 😀 Yayyyy
Haha! Yes it works surprisingly well at zapping zits! Do try it and let me know if you like it 🙂
LOL 😀 Yes yes. i will purchase it soon.. can see there is a new packaging on their website..
hopefully it works.. will let you know 😉
Sure thing! Just make sure you have chocolate in the house in case you get the cravings 🙂
LOL Yes.. i love chocolates bcoz i thought eating more chocolates can get my skin more tanned.. how brilliant i was those days LOL 😛
And i do have lots of chocolates at home, even chocolate beverages & chocolate spreads too! LOL 😀
Thanks anyways… i hope to update u soon once i get the mask.. 😉
hv a great weekend!
Should have eaten “kicap” 😉 Enjoy the weekend dearie!
LOL Kicap? YOU! 😛 i hardly touch kicap 😀 perhaps i should 😛
By the way.. i hav gotten this mask last Sunday…. the promo set of MYR99.80.. initially only wanted the tube of mask but that salesperson asked me to try the promo pack which comes with 2 handmade soaps….
i told her that i hav lots of cleansers already but she convinced me that i wil love the said soaps…
true enough… i love the Cacao handmade soap to bits (obsessed with the cocoa scent, very relaxing washing my face in the shower :P)… the mask helps a lot!! those little pimples on my forehead are gone now.. it cooled down not immediately after using the mask on Sunday night but it cooled down on Tuesday morning…… my face is brighter n softer too….. unbelievable
thank you soooo much for sharing this great mask! 😀
YAY! I’m so happy it worked for you! I love how it kills those pimples that are just starting to sprout. Did you crave chocolate while you were using it? 😀 Now you got me wanting to try the soap – can you say lemming enabler? 😛
Yay! finally can see my reply here 😛
Oh by the way… you are right… it made me crave for more chocolates using the mask.. and especially the Cacao soap… 😛
I’m curious…. did you try tasting it? Can you taste chocolate? Come on satisfy my curiosity! It does look like you spread pure milk choc on your face, hehe.
ps: Am not a big fan of chocolates too cos I *gasp* don’t fancy sweet stuff at all. But if it’s dark and premium, yes, I’d go for it 🙂
Alright iin the interest of scientific enquiry I’ll go taste it and report back 😉 it does feel like I spread chocolate around! I’m like you – not a fan of sweet things so I’m not much into dessert either
This mask sounds really great. Is it only suitable for acne skin or for dry skin too ? because my skin is quite dry and im looking for a mask..
Its suitable for all skintypes. I have combination to dry skin and it works well for me
You can get it from eBay too, about RM30 less than the shops here. And it comes with free soaps!
And did you notice that at iyoungdream.com picture testimonials, there is a bottle with a different packaging? The whole bottle is black including the cap. So does that mean there are 3 different packagings?
Based on the site, and as noted in my note above, mine is the old packaging. The site shows you the new packaging. The mask comes in a tube. I’m not sure what’s the bottle you’re refering to.
It’s here http://www.iyoungdream.com/en/product/zam0001.php#ingredient in the series of pictures where it shows a TV interview. The woman is trying out the mask then later she holds up a black bottle that looks different from the new packaging.
I’m not sure about that one. I’d just go with the latest packaging if its a concern.
Sorry, tube not bottle…
As i know,black color tube mask is the first generation of gold cacao pack since year 2007, and the new packaging is the 3rd generation new release this month.Hope it help. 🙂
wow..i just luv this review paris 🙂 i’ve also been lookin for a mask and i guess this can be one of the choices as yea one of my concerns are those acnes tat you get all of a sudden 🙁
I hope it’ll work for you. When those pesky pimples pop up, I find this one helps make it less inflamed.
wow, the acne zapping thing really is a big selling point pour moi! too bad it’s in such a hard to find place =( sobby. i never go to sungeiwang.
erm… buy online? 😉
Nice!! I read abt this mask online too!! Lowyat forum sells them too! There is this seller that I trust princesautumn87 or something… She’s trustworthy =) I’m saving up for Kiehl’s Rare earth!! It’s amazing~~ thx for recommending~~
if you’ve been tempted into munching chocs while using this, I’m gonna be in trouble since I already like dark choc in the first place! >.< that said, never say never…now if only I could find the time to get my hands on it…
I do like dark choc but I’m not crazy about chocolate in the first place. I think you’ll like this. Its one of those cult things hehe… If you want, I can go pick up and pass to you next week 😀
Royce is my FAVE!! I so don’t mine trying a chocolate mask. But Sungei Wang!? That is so far away!
went to this http://www.iyoungdream.com website but i dont see a link for me to order online . anyone help ? wanna buy this . thanks for the reviews paris.
There is order online through email. May go to this : http://www.iyoungdream.com/en/community/online_order.php
Lemming enabler 😛
You are right… those pimples starting to sprout can be tamed by the mask LOL
Me having hard time at work can really relax myself if i use the cacao soap in the shower…
honestly… i thought it would take a while to clean off the mask.. but when i use the Camelia soap (yellow one) to wash off the mask.. itz quick though..
i was advised by the salesperson to use the Cacao soap before putting on the mask.. then use the Camelia soap to wash off the mask.. but i guess it does not matter (since i m so rebellious) because i m too obsessed with the Cacao soap.. i used it before putting on the mask and even to wash off the mask LOL… can still obtain desired result though… Yayy! 😀
i know you don’t crave for chocolates but the aroma of the Cacao soap could relax you a bit… try it! no harm! 😛
this mask looks really cool!
Does it help it reducing acne scars?
MAIL ME: )
With constant use, it might help reduce the appearance of scars.
omg i so want to get this..! do anyone know if i can find this in singapore? )):
U can get this on eBay Singapore at s$19.90
Elaine Yeoh says
Does this mask really help? After using I got alot of pimple more than ever. Is there something wrong wif it?
a reader just asked me tor eview this but i don’t know where to get it here in the Philippines. good thing you provided a review i can share with them.
I actually don’t like chocolates save for the Royce ones as well or Patchi. Really not a fan either of choco-based desserts. i like sugar or cream base ones like panacota. that i can’t get enough of.
I got it for RM30. I used twice a week, my skin felts softer~