MaskGenie Challenge Mask 20: BEYOND The God of the Patches - Bye Bye to Excess Fats Firming Patch (hippo) (Korea)
This mask reminds me of those body painkiller patches, but this is actually for slimming purposes. The patch is a combination of a cotton sheet and a hydrogel sheet, and it's soaked completely in essence. Surprisingly, despite how wet it was, I was still able to stick it onto my tummy with the plaster it came with (and it didn't soak through the plaster either). It was quite late at night when I was going to put it on, and hubby asked me what I was doing. I told him I was going to do a mask, and he was shocked, because all he wanted to do was sleep. I told him it's an overnight mask, and that I would leave it on while I sleep. Guess what he said? He said "Oh, then I'm going to sleeping with a hippo tonight?!" Boo! I ignored him, and I put it on my tummy, and took it off 8 hours later. During the night, I felt my tummy was slightly itchy, but I continued to leave it on. I also woke up to go to the toilet once during the night (not sure if it's related because I seldom need the toilet during bedtime), but I was also desperate for the toilet when I woke up the next day. After I removed the patch, my tummy felt firmer and flatter, but results were only temporary. Will need to try it again to see if it's really effective, and whether the need for the toilet is related (perhaps it's losing water retention?).