Baviphat Apple AC Therapy Sleeping Pack Baviphat Apple AC Therapy Sleeping Pack Review

 
I bought my Baviphat Apple AC Therapy Sleeping pack during my Imomoko Haul a few months ago, so I’ve had a good amount of time to try it out. “AC” Refers to Acne Control, so that means I would guess that the product is for acne skin, though I’m not 100% sure what it claims to do as I don’t read Korean. Still, I know this is part of the night-time skincare routine common in Asia, so you put this step on after your other skincare and sleep in this mask. Don’t wash it off until the morning. Also, don’t forget to wash it off in the morning.
 

I have to say, at first, it was super, magic good. It ensmoothened my face, made my skin glow, and smelled exquisite. You guys, this could be one of my favorite smells in history, right up there with campfire, The Body Shop mango body butter, and pizza. Sadly, I think because it’s in a jar, and I was lazy and used my hands, that the product got a little contaminated with germs or something, because I think it started to clog me up after several weeks of use. It comes with a tiny and cute little spoon so you don’t have to put your filth-hands in, but my filth-hands went in anyway. Sorry I’m so gross you guys.
 

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Evidence of my bad ways. Also, see how it has a nice gel consistency?

 
The best product ingredients I could find from Youme’s Skin Book (she isn’t sure they’re accurate):
 

Water / Aqua, Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, Dimethicone/ Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Cyclomethicone, Dimethicone, Caprylic / Capric Triglyceride, Sodium Acrylate/ Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Isohexadecane, Polysorbate 80, Alcohol Denat., Betaine, Petrolatum, Yellow 6 / CI 15985, Allantoin, Phenoxyethanol, Yellow 5 / CI 19140, Parfum / Fragrance, Arginine, Carbomer, Disodium EDTA, Pyrus Malus (Apple) Fruit Extract, Triclosan
 

Based on my experience with the product this list look plausible, and likely if innacurate it’s pretty close. It contains several humectants, silicones, and emollients, all sure to make your skin smooth and soft. Silicones are a good thing to leave on your skin overnight if you want to reduce scars. Read about scars and moisturization here.
 

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Look at the glow! Nice effect but when you wash, it goes away. C’est la vie.

 
The good

  • OMG THE SMELLLLLLL. Almost worth buying just for the smell, even if this were a jar of “Does-nothing Juice”.It’s so relaxing at the end of the day that it might even help you sleep.
  • Softens skin.
  • Makes the skin glowy, but this effect seems temporary.
  • Dries pretty fast, and not sticky at all. This makes it easy to sleep on it without getting “ucky” everywhere.
  • Packaging is so damn cute. I just want to give it a name and let it live in my house. Seriously reusing this.
  • May be good for scars, thanks to arginine, and silicone ingredients. I can’t tell because this wouldn’t be noticeable until many months of use.
  • Very soothing, non-irritating formula. I think if you had irritated skin, using this would even calm it down.

 

The bad

  • Hard to find. Like many Asian brands you may have difficulty getting it. I got mine from Imomoko, but you can also find it on eBay, Amazon, and other places. It should be about $10-16 shipped.
  • Might not do anything for acne. It seems to be softening and possibly brightening but not acne controlling.
  • Easy to get it germy so don’t be gross. Use the spoon!
  • Unless you read Korean it’s hard to figure out what it contains.
  • It’s important not to contaminate it as it contains occlusive agents (stuff that keeps things in). As an analogy, if you put gross things in something and close the lid, no good can come of it. While nothing in the formula causes me problems, after germs get into the product it started to give me blackheads and whiteheads.

 

Bottom line: I do like this product, and the smell is actually that good that I may repurchase it one day just for that. While I would recommend this product, I prefer in general to try new products a lot, and I only repurchase them if they’re MAGNIFICENT or HG (Holy Grail), so I don’t think this was enough to make me certain to rebuy. It also might be worth trying it again without putting my hands in it to see what it does longer-term to my skin. Based on the chemistry I suspect this can help a lot with acne scarring over the long term, but so could any other product with good moisturizers and silicones. In general, it didn’t really help with my acne, though I’m not sure if it’s supposed to. Maybe it’s just supposed to help heal acne scars? If you read Korean and you can tell me I’ll update here.

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11 Responses to “Baviphat Apple AC Therapy Sleeping Pack Review”

  1. Natasha Says:

    I saw the apple sleeping pack in my adventures at Marukai Living, a local Japanese products store (we are SO lucky!) but chose the Paprika sleeping mask instead — which I adore!

    I may have to check out the apple variety when I run out of the Paprika. Isn’t the packaging just the best! I love how the little spoon fits right under the lid. Very happy with Bhaviphat!

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    Tiffany Martin Reply:

    Oh wow that’s incredible that you found it in a store in the US! What is the pricing like at the Marukai Living store?

    Apple smells amazing. I mean, it’s a good “Sleeping mask” if you have trouble sleeping because it’s very relaxing ^_^ And the spoon is too cute (:

    I hope you review the paprika! I want to try more Baviphat products especially the peach waterfull cream!

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  2. Natasha Says:

    I think it was under $20 (I wouldn’t have paid more than that). I am so lucky to live near both a Marukai Living and a Ranch 99 (Taiwanese grocery store that also has a Shiseido shop).

    Here’s the link for my review of the Paprika. http://www.confessionsofaskincarejunkie.com/2012/10/17/its-a-sleepover-with-baviphat/

    Next time I go shopping at Marukai, I’ll keep an eye out for the Peach for you. I know they had the lemon and the apple, but I don’t remember the peach.

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    Tiffany Martin Reply:

    They have two peach products, the peeling gel and the waterfull cream. It’s good to know because they do totally different things. I’m very attracted to smells in skincare (shame on me) so I might even buy a product for that reason.

    I usually buy online because it’s cheapest but it always takes a long time to receive things. If you try any of the peach products let me know what you think ^_^

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  3. Rini Says:

    I agree with you, I really love the smell of apple from this sleeping mask. It makes me calm and relaxed :D

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    Tiffany Martin Reply:

    Right? It is so gorgeous of a smell, Baviphat should make a perfume mist or something out of that smell, they’d have a real cash-generating product on their hands!

    I’ll have to try this again sometime without sticking my hands in to be sure about it, but I think I’d be ideal for someone with flakey skin but NO ACNE lol.

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  4. Fion Says:

    saw this in the store a couple of times but it was rather pricey that’s why i didn’t buy :/ mad love the packaging! korean and japan products “seduce” people with their packagings, too adorable to resist!

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    Tiffany Martin Reply:

    Fion,

    Yeah the price can be high unless you’re in Korea. I think this would be so much better with good quality preservatives but it doesn’t have any. If I try again I’ll never let it touch human hands (:

    I have a hard time NOT blowing all my money on Tony Moly, they have the most adorable packaging. Also, the new Etude House Princess Entoinette line is like mind control… so far I’ve resisted, but for how long??

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  5. Cake Pie » Blog Archive » Review: The Body Shop Tea Tree Face Mask Says:

    [...] this may lead to the product CAUSING acne if the jar becomes contaminated.     I used my cute Baviphat spoon to prevent contaminating this jar of spoilable [...]

  6. Coffee_Pot Says:

    Hi,

    I’ve used this product multiple times (going onto my third pot now) since I have extremely acne-prone and sensitive skin. I agree that it does seem to clog up after a while, but that might be if someone uses more than just the AC mask before bed time. I usually use it in place of cream, I don’t even put toner on (sometimes the ingredients of the mask and the toner might not get along…I’ve experienced that, not pleasant).

    I always just buy from Ebay, for about $12 or so…not too bad considering that it does help. It doesn’t really make the acne go away for me, but it does make it smaller and stop new ones from popping out.

    I tried their trial size before buying the full size, and it was a god sent, I always pack it when I go on trips. My skin gets especially bad when I go on trips, the apple mask keeps stress at bay. :)

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    Tiffany Martin Reply:

    Coffee Pot,

    I think the product is really good, but if it had good preservatives it would be HG for me. I will never dip my hands into mask jars again!

    It didn’t clog my skin until after it got contaminated >:

    Just like you said, I think eBay is starting to be a good place to get products, there are some good, trusted sellers on there for sure~

    I love when brands have trial sizes, isn’t it the best? I buy some of my BBs that way before “taking the plunge” hehe.

    Great comment ^_^

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Dated: 13th November 2012
Filled Under: Beauty, Reviews