MISSHA Skin Essential Charcoal & Horse oil sheet mask is not something that everyone would willingly put on their faces. Since horse oil (derived from horse fat) was and still is a very controversial ingredient, if you want only animal-free or cruelty-free products in your skincare, this mask is potentially not for you.

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Claims from the manufacturer:

❇ Chestnut charcoal sheet mask to help promote skin restoration and make rough skin sleek and beautiful with snail slime extract.
❇ Contains Snail mucin extract 0.5% for Moisture and Nutrition
❇ Contains Charcoal 0.001%  for purifyed, firm skin
❇ 23 g

Directions from the manufacturer:

After washing the face, prepare skin with toner. Spread the sheet mask evenly over the face, adjusting eye and nose areas. Lower the eye parts for double covering effects. Leave it for 15~20 minutes and remove the mask. Gently pat until fully absorbed.

Ingredients:

Water(Aqua), Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, Alcohol Denat., Snail Secretion Filtrate, Allantoin, Myrciaria Dubia Fruit Extract, Caprylyl Glycol, Carbomer, Hydroxyethylcellulose, PEG-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Caprylhydroxamic Acid, Phenyl Trimethicone, Disodium EDTA, Spent Grain Wax, Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter Extract, Charcoal Powder, Sodium Hyaluronate, Triethanolamine, Chlorphenesin, Fragrance

My experience:

MISSHA Skin Essential Charcoal & Horse oil sheet mask is a pretty good sheet mask with above average results. The packaging is black and has a beautiful picture of horse on it. Sheet itself is also black and is made of charcoal, bamboo fiber. It is very soft to the touch and fits very well. The adherence is very good as well.

 

Despite the doubts of having horse fat on my face and idea of essence being stinky, it is absolutely not so. It has light pleasant fragrance to it. Scent is very botanical in nature and not overpowering at all. Liquid milky semi-opaque essence is feeling very nourishing and not oily. Sensation is similar to good ceramide-based products. Essence is slightly beige/off white in color and spreads well on the skin. Absorption is magnificent! Everything necessary went into my skin with ease without any feeling of discomfort or oiliness.

 

MISSHA Skin Essential Charcoal & Horse oil sheet mask wearing time is 15 minutes. If your skin is very dry, stay closer to the 10 minutes of wear. I personally think this mask is made for more dry or mature skin types. What you feel upon removal is that skin is instantly softened and fine lines look blurred out. All mentioned results are immediately noticeable and last for an entire day. Of course where there is oil there is shine. My skin felt that is was getting more oily after 2 hours so I would not use it in AM routine anymore. Anyone who doesn't have oily skin could pull it off though.

 

I can hardly find these masks in stores anymore. It could have been a limited edition from MISSHA. I would purchase it again if I could find these in shops nearby. I loves my plump skin after using it. It gave me the feeling of a thin protective film on my skin like when you apply good nourishing cream on bare skin. Suitable for sensitive skin. Non-comedogenic for oily skin. Beautiful!

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Pros:

+ Paraben and sulfate free formulation
+ Contains snail mucin, horse fat, hyaluronic acid, allantoin and charcoal powder
+ Emulsion-type texture of essence
+ Soft sheet of a good quality
+ Very good fit and adherence
+ Lovely scent (artificial fragrance added)
+ Moderately hydrating
+ Visible skin smoothing and skin softening results on my skin
+ Good for combination, normal, oily and aging skin

 

Cons:

– Somewhat hard to get in EU
– Contains alcohol, silicone and fragrance
– Contains controversial ingredient which is horse fat
– Possibly not animal-friendly, potential cruelty not listed on the pack
– Not suitable for sensitive skin

 

Where to buy:

❇ NL and BE: Not Available
❇ Internationally: Available at  klipshop  and missha-deutchland online retailers
❇ Price is 2-3€ per one sheet mask depending on where you get it from

Thank you for reading!

Yours truly, Kati ?