MISSHA Black Ghassoul Peel Off Nose Pack

MISSHA Black Ghassoul Peel Off Nose Pack contains 50 grams of product and is one of the stronger peel off packs from the ones I’ve tried. It also has very thick consistency and a light wet ground scent to it. Very natural but odd for cosmetic products you put extremely close for your nose.

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Claims from the manufacturer:

❇  Squeezing peel-off type nose pack cleaning pores by perfectly removing black heads and white heads with a benefit of Black Ghassoul, mysterious soil from Marocco.
❇ Black Ghassoul provides lots of important moisture with minerals and magnesium and leaves a fresh afterfeel.
❇ *Containing Ecocert certified Moroccan Ghassoul.

Directions from the manufacturer:

After washing your face, prepare the skin with toner. Apply an appropriate amount over the nose area and leave it for 15 minutes until completely dry, Peel off the mask from bottom to top at once.

Tip: More effective after using steamed towel. Before applying mask, apply small amount of moisturizing essence to minimize irritations on the skin. 

Ingredients:

Water, Polyvinyl Alcohol, Alcohol Denat., PVP, Glycerin, Charcoal Powder, Iron Oxides CI77499, Butylene Glycol, Microcrystalline Cellulose, Trehalose, Titanium Dioxide CI77891, Sodium Magnesium Silicate, PEG-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Fomes Officinalis (Mushroom) Extract, Rhus Semialata Gall Extract, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Water, Camellia Japonica Flower Extract, Methyl Acetate, Phenoxyethanol, Chlorphenesin, Salvia Officinalis (Sage) Leaf Extract, Sodium Acetate, Melissa Officinalis Leaf Extract, Arctium Majus Root Extract, Cinnamomum Zeylanicum Bark Extract, Sanguisorba Officinalis Root Extract, Pelargonium Graveolens Extract, Nelumbo Nucifera Flower Extract, Uncaria Gambir Extract, Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Leaf Extract, Viscum Album (Mistletoe) Extract, Juniperus Communis Fruit Extract, Ethylhexylglycerin, Caprylyl Glycol, Fragrance, Disodium EDTA, Hypericum Perforatum Extract, Saponaria Officinalis Root Extract, Moroccan Lava Clay.

My experience:
consistency

When it comes to the pore cleansing peel-off masks I am pretty sure I have tried them all. This particular peel off product was a part of the set that I’ve bought and it came as a bonus to my main 2 items I was hunting down, the ghassoul cleansing bar and the ghassoul clay pack. So I thought why not to review them all at some point and today is the day for the Ghassoul Peel Off Nose Pack.

The tub contains 50 ml of product which is a lot for a local treatment. If you use it on an entire face (strongly not advised) you will run out of it quite fast. I usually use these type of peel offs only on my nose and when necessary on the forehead. Some people may apply these on the chin, but definitely do not attempt using it near the hair line or on sensitive areas. You will epilate your face! Ouch, ouch and more ouch!

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The consistency of this peel off mask is not droopy as other similar products. It is very thick and almost clay like. You have to apply it in a thin layer! Try to steam your face in advance so that your  pores are open. In that way this mask will grab onto the debris from your pores much better and the extraction will be less painful, especially if your skin is sensitive.

The thicker the layer-the longer the drying time. This mask definitely contains particles of the soil and it makes the drying time even longer. After 20 minutes of drying  everything comes off in 1 piece and it pulls out everything from my pores!!! I would not purchase this mask again simply because the scent of it is just not my cup of tea.

Summary:

Pros:
+ Paraben and Sulfate free formula
+ Contains a lot of herbal and mineral ingredients
+ Great adhesion power
+ Removes a lot of blackheads
+ Does not tug on the skin as much as similar peel-off masks
+ Economic in use

Cons:
– Contains alcohol (as any other peel off mask do)
– Contains fragrance
– Drying time is on a longer side

Where to buy:
❇ NL and BE: bbcreamshop.eu and missha.nl
❇ Internationally: Available at misshadeutchland, amazon, ebay and other online retailers
❇ Price is +/- 11€ per 50 ml tube when you purchase it outside the set

Thank you for reading!

Yours truly, Kati 🙂

The Pyunkang Yul 3 Step Mask

The Pyunkang Yul 3 Step Mask is a new and very promising, yet inexpensive, 3-step sheet mask that delivers great hydration to my oily and blemish prone skin. I’ve got the 5-mask box from iHerb and they just arrived at my doorstep today.

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Claims from the manufacturer:

❇ The type Peeling Gel gently exfoliates skin removing dead cells and prepping skin for the sheet mask.
❇ The Essence Toner Mask. This sheet mask is made with the same fabric used in Pyunkang Yul’s ⅓ Cotton Pad, which is designed to deliver products to skin more effectively than the traditional versions by soaking up the liquid product and then releasing it back when pressed onto skin.
❇ The Essence Toner, made up of 91.3% milk vecht root extract, full of antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, nutrient-boosting properties.
❇ The Balancing Gel seals in all the moisture and strengthens skin’s moisture barrier for long-lasting hydration.
❇ Great for all skin types, especially those dealing with trouble-prone, imbalanced skin.

Directions from the manufacturer:

1. Spread Peeling Gel over wet skin and massage in a circular motion to remove dead skin cells and other impurities. Rinse well.
2. Apply Essence Toner Sheet Mask, adjusting around eyes and mouth. Enjoy 10-20 minutes of sheet masking.
3. Spread Balancing Gel, and then gently tap and press until gel is fully absorbed.

Ingredients:

Peeling Gel: 2 ml
Water, Propylene Glycol, Carbomer, 1,2-Hexanediol, Betaine Salicylate, Quaternium-60, Allantoin, Disodium EDTA, Hydroxyethyl Urea

Essence Toner Mask: 25 ml
Astragalus Membranaceus Root Extract, 1,2-Hexanediol, Butylene Glycol, Bis-PEG-18 Methyl Ether Dimethyl Silane, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Carbomer, Arginine

Balancing Gel: 2 ml
Astragalus Membranaceus Root Extract, Polysorbate 80, PEG-150 Distearate, 1,2-Hexanediol, Polysorbate 20, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Glyceryl Caprylate

My experience:

I’ve tried out some samples from the Pyunkang Yul in the past and I am definitely going to invest into a bunch of the products I’ve sampled once I’m done testing the Whamisa line. I’m using it for the first time today and having it on my face while typing this review.

First of all, the ingredient list is the cleanest from what I have ever encountered. Well, 2nd cleanest after the IUNIK Beta-glucan serum that actually has only 1 ingredient in it, but I’ll brag about that wonder in one of the next posts. All three products presented in this 3-step mask are amazing and can be purchased on their own. I love how some brands make those extra ampoules, cleansers, peels e.t.c. available to the public in case your skin only agrees with one formula out of the three. In case of this particular trio, my skin loved them all and want some more.

All three steps are unscented but I can sometimes catch a hint of some plant scent. It is barely noticeable and disappears fast. The first step, peeling gel, has a light and watery texture to it. Once it touches the skin it feels very refreshing and cooling. I kept it on for 2 minutes and started rubbing my face to ball up all the gunk. After this step washing face is mandatory!

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Step 2, the sheet mask, left me speechless. It is made of softest cotton and is quite fragile. Do not pull hard on the edges as you may tear the fabric. The amount of essence (classic brand toner) is enormous. I was afraid that the liquid will drip off my face but none of it happened. There is no scent to it, it is translucent and bouncy in it’s texture. The wearing time is somewhere between 20 and 30 minutes. After removing the mask it is still damp and I can still could squeeze out plenty of product.  My skin is left super nourished and packed with moisture.

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The remaining liquid absorbed very fast and I proceeded to the next step, the balancing gel. Oh what a surprise it was. The texture on this thing is  a complete dupe of the J.One Jelly Pack. The main difference is that it is unscented and has a less priming (make-up gripping) finish to it. Yet the application and the way it lays over the skin for after first 10 minutes is identical. Do not try to drag the gel over your face, it will ball up and lay uneven on your skin. Instead, tap-tap-tap with your palms and let it absorb entirely.

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What about the end results? Well, I am in love with this mask! Totally head over heels. I am left with moisturized radiant skin with zero tackiness. There are no irritants in any of the ingredients and I’ve already set 2 of the masks aside for my upcoming vacation. From the results I’ve got today, I am certain it will rescue my skin after first days in the sun. I’ve also placed a new order even though I was promising to myself that I will go on a no-buy till Christmas. They are totally worth it and I have a feeling that my holy grail hydrating mask from Mediheal has to share it’s status with this beauty.

PY cotton pad fabric is the same as the cotton fabric used in the mask

Would I advise it? YES! to all of you with acne prone, irritated, red, dehydrated, sensitive skin. It will cool down the redness and hydrate your skin to the brim.

Summary:

Pros:
+ Amazing fit and adherence of the sheet
+ 100% cotton fabric
+ Great travel assistant/SOS maks
+ Suitable for absolutely all skin types and concerns
+ Beautiful packaging
+ Meets it’s claims100%

Cons:
– Not for sale in the EU (hopefully, yet)

Where to buy:
❇ NL and BE: Not available
❇ Internationally: Available at ohlolly and iHerb
❇ Price is +/- 2€

Thank you for reading!

Yours truly, Kati 🙂

MIZON Apple Smoothie Peeling Gel

MIZON Apple Smoothie Peeling Gel is a decent product for it’s price. Beware though! It does contain several non-friendly ingredients so people who have a sensitive skin should stay away from it.

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Claims from the manufacturer:

❇ This ultra-gentle exfoliating gel rids the skin of dead skin cells and dirt without harsh chemicals or skin-irritating microbeads. We see why this has received so much love in Korea.
❇ Natural papaya extract contains papain which “digests” dead and/or damaged skin tissue while leaving new, healthy tissue intact for incredibly easy and effective exfoliation
❇ Apple extract contains natural alpha hydroxy acids which further contributes to gentle exfoliation for smoother, brighter skin. Apple is also astringent, tightening pores and helping to clear acne-causing agents
❇ Citrus extracts brighten skin to make it clearer and more radiant

Directions from the manufacturer:

Use 2-3 times weekly. Wash face, dry face and leave the gel on for 1-2 minutes. Gently massage the gel on the face and then rinse off with lukewarm water. Concentrate the product on dry flakes and pores to buff skin to a smooth finish.

Ingredients:

Water, Cellulose, Butylene Glycol, Propylene Glycol, Alcohol, Polysorbate 20, Carbomer, Triethanolamine, Pyrus Malus (Apple) Fruit Extract, Glycolic Acid, Disodium EDTA, Vaccinium Myrtillus Fruit/Leaf Extract, Saccharum Officinarum (Sugar Cane) Extract, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Fruit Extract,  Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Fruit Extract, Acer Saccharium (Sugar Maple) Extract, Sclerotium Gum, Carica Papaya (Papaya) Fruit Water, Sodium Hyaluronate, Gypsophila Paniculata Root Extract, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Propylparaben, Methylparaben, Phenoxyethanol, Fragrance

My experience:
gel is very thick and has a pleasant scent to it

I’ve got a confession to make. I barely use my peeling creams and gels. I never had found one that would satisfy my nose and my wallet untill I’ve met the MIZON brand product. It is very comparable to the peeling gel from Secret Key but I’m not a big fan of it’s scent. MIZON apple fragrance (which is added into the product) is not strong and reminds me of juicy green apples. You only need a little of the product to cover up your entire face if you don’t exfoliate any other areas of your body. In my case, what you see on the picture is the amount for my face, neck, décolleté and elbows (yes, got rough skin the and this stuff works wonders on dry patches).

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As with every peeling gel, it is fairly simple in use. I like to leave it on for 5 minutes before actually starting to rub. Out f experience with other similar products, it loosens up the dead skin cells more productively and I don’t need to roll the gel around my face (and body) for too long. I tend to use this peeling right before I hop into the shower. In that way I don’t neet to meddle around my sink an can wash the product debris off within seconds.

The gel is very gentle and effective and meets it’s claims. My skin is left soft and supple after use. It doesn’t scream for moisture after I walk out of the shower. I proceed with my skin care and apply a toner and a hydrating mask afterwards to rebalance my skin. Is it the best of the bunch? Not really. I do prefer this one over other brand only due to the fact that it has a pleasant smell to it. For the rest, my MISSHA Super Aqua Oxygen Micro Visible Deep Cleanser peeling does a better job at nourishing and hydrating my skin.

Summary:

Pros:
+ Easy to buy nearly in every K-beauty store in NL and BE
+ Decent content:value ratio
+ Great non artificial apple scent
+ Liquid and easily spreadable consistency
+ Rich in anti-oxidants

Cons:
– Would prefer the product coming in the bottle with pump
– Contains alcohol, parabens and fragrance

Where to buy:
❇ NL and BE: coos-cosmetic.com and littlewonderland.nl
❇ Internationally: Available at peachandlily, iHerb, amazon and many other online stores
❇ Price is +/- 14€ per tube of 120 ml

Thank you for reading!

Yours truly, Kati 🙂

What is old? What is new?: Empties and new skin care products

Today is the day that I’ve decided to sum up the bunch of stuff that was swirling in my brain and to finally put it on paper. I’ve decided to shortly mention my favorite products that I have used up in last month or so and to finally introduce some new brands into my skin care. So today’s review is all about the Empties and new skin care products that are going to gradually appear on my blog.

Empties:

Nearly everything is gone till the last drop

I won’t be reviewing every sheet mask that I’ve use in the past month here, it is too much work for both me and you so the regular sheet mask reviews will appear as normal content. For al of the products mentioned in today’s post I will rate each product that I’ve used up according to the following score chart:

❇❇❇❇❇– Holy Grail, will probably purchase it up until I retire
❇❇❇❇– Excellent product, will consider repurchasing it (unless I stumble across a better alternative)
❇❇❇– Good one for overal use but there is definitely a better known alternative for it
❇❇– Not impressive or not performing well on my skin
❇– Waste of money (try before you buy)

Skin care

It’s all about the hydration

MISSHA Time Revolution The First Treatment Essence Intensive Moist 150 ml
Rating: ❇❇❇❇❇

Amazing quality! One bottle of this magic juice and lasts me approximately for 3 months. In order to stretch it out for that period of time I am decanting it into a spray travel bottle so that I can use my favorite whenever and wherever. Tip: perfect base for first couple of layers if you enjoy doing the 7-skin method.

MISSHA Time Revolution Night Repair Borabit Ampoule 50 ml
Rating: ❇❇❇❇❇

Great addition to the MISSHA First Treatment Essence. It smoothes and calms my skin like no other. I only use it in my evening skin care. (I used to apply it in the mornings too but I now have a lighter alternative for my skin needs). If you never tried it, go and buy it and your skin will love you eternally.

MISSHA Super Aqua Ultra Waterful Cream
Rating: ❇❇❇❇❇

Holy-moly-grail cream for me. The texture is light and silky, resembling a thick gel. Loving everything about it starting from the fresh cactus-like scent of it and ending up with the way it seals all the moisture on my skin. Who knew that my oily skin will love this so much!!!

MISA Geum Sul Emulsion
Rating: ❇❇❇

Love the smell and the packaging of it. Ingredients are very extensive and definitely benefit the aging skin. After going through the entire bottle I do notice the reduction in pigmentation and fine lines. Unfortunately at some days it felt like too much for my skin. If you have a dry skin, definitely give this one a go.

Lange Hydra-Global Active Cream Mask
Rating: ❇❇❇❇❇

Best used as a sleeping mask and not like it is advertised. Amazing skin tightening and hydrating results and zero breakouts. Loving it and had already purchased a replacement jar!!!

Cleansers

Cleansers

Vichy Normaderm Deep Cleansing Purifying Gel 400 ml
Rating: ❇❇❇

Quite reasonable cleanser for oily and combination skin. I enjoy it’s light texture and used it every time in my morning cleansing. For now there are plenty of better low pH alternatives out there so I won’t be repurchasing this tube any time soon. It is very economic in use, the 400 ml bottle lasted me for half a year.

MERUMAYA Melting Cleansing Balm 100 ml
Rating: ❇❇

This particular balmy cleanser did nothing to my skin except leaving it greasy after washing it off. It does take the make off and doesn’t irritate the eyes but the finish of it that remained on the skin is unacceptable for me. Better get a good oil cleanser or the Clean it Zero balm for the same price.

 

Cellio It’s True Premium Real Honey Deep Cleansing Foam
Rating: ❇❇❇❇

I love this cleanser and currently it is my top favorite out there but I have a bunch of other brands lined up in my stash that I want to test first and see if this goodness will remain the ultimate winner. It cleanses my skin gently, leaving it hydrated yet free of all the dirt and grime. Impressive and smells nice.

Pore and pimple care

COSRX Clear Fit Master Patch
Rating: ❇❇❇

Pimple patches are my friends. This particular edition is OK but not the best one I’ve tried. I will stick to the classic COSRX acne pimple master patch or the Lioele patches.

Lange Matifying Mask
Rating: ❇❇❇

It was ok but not as high quality in terms of delivering immediate results as other products from this brand. Overall a bit disappointed with it. Still a good product for those who doesn’t want their skin to shrink like a prune during the application.

Body care

MISSHA Fresh Mint Cooling Body Sorbet 
Rating: ❇❇❇

When it comes to the light fresh fragrance of it and feel on my skin after application, this is a clear winner for me. Unfortunately the hydration abilities of it are not spectacular. It is good for the summer or humid environment but not enough for my skin during the colder months.

MISSHA Near Skin Self Control Sticky Massage 200ml

Rating: ❇❇❇❇❇

OMG!!!! My holy grail for….. wait for it…. body!!!!! Whaat? Yep, you heard me! It perorms well on my face but concidering that the jar is 200ml I was never able to use it up within the 12 months since the opening. So here comes the boom- wiht the realization that container is humongous, I’ve started using it on my body and… It completely got rid of my Keratosis Pilaris on my arms. A one skin condition that was never influenced by anything in my life. I swear by this thing and am solely using the next jar on my body as the difference of my skin on my upper arms is tremendous.

P.S> It is not sticky as advertised in the name 🙂

New skin care products:

As for the new skin care, I’ve decided to expand my interests towards organic skin care and hunted down some fun stuff from the Japanese market. Sorry, no Hada Labo product reviews coming…. Yet 😉

Hello from Japan 🙂

Splurge alert !!!

For my birthday I’ve ended up investing into an entire set of Whamisa products. I have sampled each and every product before I bought them  and was quite happy after 1-2x uses. Sorry, my dear wallet, it just had to happen that I wanted them in full-size. Below you can find the list of items that I am already testing or will start testing out on coming Monday. There will be individual reviews of each product that will go live in November because that’s when I’m planning to do it.

I have high hopes for you, guys

❇ Whamisa Organic Flowers Toner Deep Rich 300 ml
❇ Whamisa Organic Flowers Lotion Original 120 ml
❇ Whamisa Organic Flowers & Fruits Feminine Cleanser 150 ml
❇ Whamisa Organic Flowers Natural Fermented Creamy Foam Cleanser 200 ml
❇ Whamisa Organic Flowers Cleansing Oil 150 ml
❇ Whamisa Organic Fruits Peeling Finger Mitt Sebum Care 25 pads
❇ Whamisa Organic Flowers Apple Sebum Treatment  120 ml
❇ Whamisa Organic Flowers Hydrogel Mask

Anti-aging products

Since I am going into the winter mode and I just turned 30, I’ve decided to invest into the Geum Sul line by MISSHA and got 3 unique products that stood out of the bunch with their ingredients and their potential use. I also got another version of the Near Skin Self Control Peeling massage thing-of-a-bobs to see if it is going to improve my Keratosis Pilaris any further.

MISSHA Geum Sul investigation continues

❇ MISA Geum Sul Lifting Special Cream 50 ml (the actual jar is on the photo with Whamisa products)
❇ MISA Geum Sul Vitalizing Finisher 60 ml
❇ MISA Geum Sul First Essence Booster 100 ml
❇ MISSHA Near Skin Self Control peeling massage 200 ml

More masks !!!

What mask-addict blog wouldn’t include the new masks. Ha-ha, definitely not mine. Over past 4 weeks I’ve collected a whole bunch of amazing looking masks from MISSHA and Hello Skin brands and will be doing the test-drives of these in coming weeks. So definitely stay tuned.

New revies are coming out soon

❇ Hello Skin Jumiso Whoa Whoa Soothing Mask
❇ Hello Skin Jumiso Chewy Elasticity Mask
❇ Hello Skin Jumiso Rich Nourishment Mask
❇ MISA Cho Gong Jin Silky Mask
❇ MISSHA Skin Essential Charcoal & Horse Oil Sheet Mask
❇ MISSHA Glowing Oil-Soak Mask
❇ MISSHA 3-step Nutrition Mask

New brand in town

And of course  last but not least, after the Huxley skin care release I was extremely eager to try out their products and see myself what all the fuss is about. Considering that trying out everything full-size would put an enormous dent into my wallet I’ve opted for the set of miniatures that I am planning to take on my coming vacation in January. I also purchased the miniature set of their oils (which is currently flying across the ocean on one of the shipping courier planes). Soon I will be adding review about them too so don’t hesitate to check out my blog around January for the reviews on this brand.

The box
Contents of it

 

The Huxley Deluxe Collection Extraordinary Gift Set containing
❇ Full-size Hand Cream 35ml
❇ Travel-size Healing Scrub 30g
❇ Travel-size Healing Mask 30g
❇ Travel-size Sleep Mask 30g
❇ Travel-size Cleansing Water 30ml
❇ Travel-size Cleansing Gel 30ml
❇ Travel-size Toner 30ml
❇ Huxley Travel Pouch

Pheew, what a lot of writing! I truly hope you enjoy reading my blog. Definitely let me know if you have tried any of the products mentioned today and waht your experience wit them was. Meanwhile, I am looking forward to testing new goodies out and reporting back to you with my thoughts and experiences.

Thank you for reading!

Yours truly, Kati 🙂

PACKage Everyday Bouncy Facial Mask

PACKage Everyday Bouncy Facial Mask is what it says- an everyday sheet mask that can be used by all skin types. It is an OK product for everyday but it still lacks that “oomph” what would make me want to buy more of it.

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Claims from the manufacturer:

The PACKage Bouncy Everyday Facial Mask is formulated with Honey, Propolis, Hyaluronic Acid, and Galactomyces Fermented Filtrate. Nourishes, hydrates, and protects the skin with anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory effects.

Directions from the manufacturer:

Remove film and apply mask over cleansed face. Leave on for 1520 minutes, then remove gently. Do not rinse. Pat the remaining serum into the skin until fully absorbed.

Ingredients:

Water, Methylpropanediol, Carbomer, Disodium EDTA, Glycerin, Pentylene Glycol, Arginine, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Galactomyces Ferment Filtrate, Honey Extract, Propolis Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Glyceryl Acrylate/Acrylic Acid Copolymer, Propylene Glycol, PVM/MA Copolymer, Trehalose, Panthenol, Allantoin

My experience:
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To me this mask just smells of Alcohol. I don’t know why but I can’t shake the feeling it does contain it. Unfortunately the entire packaging is in Korean so I can’t read the ingredient list off it. Whatever info I find outside tells me it is not there but I am still on the fence with this one.

The sheet mask is thin but yet very sturdy. It applies with somewhat difficulties but overall doesn’t take too much time. The essence in this mask is transparant, jello’ish and has a nice slip to it.  The overal fit and adherence are amazing! Once you push out all the bubbles it stays on your face for the entire time. Another disappointment with this one is the short wear time. I could only manage to wear it for 15 minutes and that was already a long stretch. In normal circumstances, considering the amount of moisture left in the sheet I would be removing it after 10 minutes.

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There was nearly no essence left over in the bag to apply elsewhere on my body. Unfortunately, the effects weren’t  noticeable much on my skin. Yes, it felt more hydrated than before but for the rest it was pretty much it… I was left a bit disappointed. Being very famous brand creating one of the best masks ever for sensitive skin (the one with the Centella A.), this mask did pretty much nothing for me. There was a light reduction in the redness of my skin but it was so unnoticeable that is it barely worth mentioning it.

Summary:

Pros:
+ Paraben, Sulfate, Alcohol and Silicone free formulation
+ Contains Panthenol and Allantoin
+ Very soft and flexible fabric of the sheet
+ Great fit and adherence of the mask

Cons:
– Disturbing Scent reminding me of Alcohol solution
– No description in English on the pack
– Does nearly nothing for my skin

Where to buy:
❇  NL and BE: boozyshop.nl , haruharubeauty.com and littlewonderland.nl
❇  Internationally: Available at facetory, stylestory, amazon e.t.c
❇  Price is 2,50€ per sheet mask

Thank you for reading!

Yours truly, Kati 🙂

MISSHA Cucumber Airy Fit Sheet Mask

MISSHA Cucumber Airy Fit Sheet Mask is an excellent product if you like the super-thin sheet masks that don’t move around your face once applied. This specific mask is so good that I could actually eat my lunch while having it on and there were zero issues with adherence.

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Claims from the manufacturer:

❇ The sheetmask with cucumber extract clears the skin and provides it with plenty of moisture. Ideal for dry skin. Excellent air permeability through thin and lightweight fabric.
❇ Environmentally friendly material: safe use with 100% natural ingredients
❇ Comfort for the skin with excellent adhesion
❇ A cloth mask delivering its active ingredients effectively to the skin. The mask adheres through a lot of moisture to the skin.
❇ A great fresh-up through the cold brewing method: active ingredients are released to the skin more safely and with more freshness.

Directions from the manufacturer:

After cleansing the face, prepare your skin with some toner. Lay the mask evenly over your face. Leave the mask on your face for 15-20 minutes. Remove the mask and gently pat the mask residue until fully absorbed.

Tip: The mask remnants can also be applied to the area of ​​your neck and pulled in. The application is recommended 2-3 times a week.

Ingredients:

Water, Dipropylene Glycol, Glycereth-26, Glycerin, Propanediol, 1,2-Hexanediol, Butylene glycol, Allantoin, Sodium Carbomer, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Coptis Japonica Root Extract , Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Zingiber Officinale (Ginger) Root Extract, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Ethylhexylglycerin, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Disodium EDTA, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Polyglyceryl-10 Myristate, Polyglyceryl-10 Laurate, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot) Fruit Oil, Beta-Glucan, Amyris Balsamifera Bark Oil

My experience:
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It’s not a secret to anyone that I am a fan of the  MISSHA brand that makes very affordable products and has a super impressive quality-price value. Airy fit sheet masks are a good example of what I mean. The sheet is the most thinnest that I’ve encountered so far. It is comparable with the Etude House 0,2 mm masks but these sheets are more soft upon drying out.

I love, love, love the packaging on these! very simple yet colorful. The big downside of these is how difficult is to get these into NL. I was lucky enough to order them from Germany but I don’t think they were initially supposed to be for sale in Europe. There is no ingredient list on the back of the pack and that’s why it doesn’t qualify for the EU retail standards. Nonetheless, I was lucky to snatch the existing types to try them all out.

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The essence of the cucumber mask is very watery and light in texture. It is not droopy or runny, not sticky, yet holds on well on my face. Very good quality sheet makes sure the mask can be used even during eating. Scent on this particular mask is very light and leaning more towards the green tea range.

The wear time was 20 minutes on my skin on a dry warm day. Very nice for something so thin and seemingly fragile. After the mask was off my face my skin felt very hydrated and calmed down. The effects are similar with the pomegranate mask that I’v tried from this range already. Out of the two so far, this one is definitely aimed at replenishing skin’s moisture barrier.

Summary:

Pros:
+ Silicone, Paraben, Alcohol and Sulfate free formulation
+ Amazing fit and adherence of the sheet
+ Light watery essence
+ Good hydrating and relaxing results
+ Excellent skin smoothing results
+ Affordable price
+ Pleasant non-offensive scent
+ Very nice and polished packaging

Cons:
– Hard to find in EU (currently possible to buy it only in 1 shop)
-Ingredients list on the back of the pack is missing

Where to buy:
❇ NL and BE: Not available
❇ Internationally: Available at misshadeutchland, yesstyle and roseroseshop
❇ Price is +/- 2€ per one sheet mask

Thank you for reading!

Yours truly, Kati 🙂

JiiNJU Coconut Face Mask

JiiNJU Coconut Face Mask is a capsule type of mask that contains 10 ml of product. You are supposed to rinse it off after use.

Claims from the manufacturer:

Super moisture

Directions from the manufacturer:

Apply the face mask to your cleansed face. Let your eyes, lips and hair free off mask. Leave the mask on for 15 minutes and then remove it with warm water. 

Ingredients:

Water, Glycerin, Paraffin, Kaolin, Cetearyl Alcohol, Butylene Glycol, Glyceryl Stearate, Stearic Acid, PEG-100 Stearate, Phenoxyethanol, Magnesium Sulfate, Sodium Polyacrylate, Chlorphenesin, Ethylhexyl Stearate, Trideceth-6, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Fragrance

My experience:

This is the first product from the entire JiiNJU line that I wanted to try first. I like coconut cream and sheet masks because they are very hydrating for the skin. The packaging on this one is very cute and girly. The capsule is a little belly of the animal on the picture. In case of this capsule it is the belly of a little monkey.

The texture of the mask is opaque and creamy. It is white in color and smells like coconuts. The scent is quite strong and very artificial. I can live with it as long it is not licorice. Mask applies  well wit very little effort.  If I would want to be economic with this one, I could easily stretch it for 2 times use. Since I didn’t want to keep it in the fridge, I applied a thick layer of it onto my face.

 

After 15 minutes I started washing it off. It was still very liquid and due to the high glycerin content in it took me some time to completely rinse it off. My skin was left hydrated and soft. There was no sign of any brightening or any other effects except the moisture boost. I presume this effect is achieved by the high content of the glycerin and not thanks to the two herbal active herbal ingredients – coconut oil and aloe leaf extract. Overall, not impressive. I am not buying it again.

Pros:
+ Paraben, Sulfate and Alcohol free formula
+ Contains Kaolin
+ Nice creamy texture
+ Pretty packaging
+ Suitable fro dry skin

Cons:
– Contains fragrance and mineral oil
– Has only 2 plant based ingredients
– Potentially clogging for pores
– Not suitable for oily, sensitive or acne prone skin
– Strong artificial fragrance
– Claims and description of this product are very poor/non-existing

Where to buy:
❇ NL and BE: Kruidvat webshop and actual stores
❇ Internationally: Not available internationally
❇ Price is 2,99€ per 10 ml capsule

Thank you for reading!

Yours truly, Kati 🙂

Nature Love Turmeric Face mask

Nature Love Turmeric Face mask isa true surprise for me in terms of the quality. It contains honey and turmeric ingredients and turned out to be a very good product for my oily skin.

Claims from the manufacturer:

❇ Botanical Extracts & Sodium Hyaluronate soothe and hydrate skin.
❇ Nature Love Hyaluronic Face Masks are infused with Sodium Hyaluronate- the ultimate hydrator that holds 1000X its weight in water. A blend of Cucumber & Honeysuckle Extracts soothe and calm leaving skin feeling ultra-hydrated and completely refreshed.
❇ Suitable for all skin types
❇ No need to rinse
❇ Masks are cut to the shape of the face and ready to use

Directions from the manufacturer:

Cleanse face and pat dry. Remove mask from packaging. Unfold, place on face and smooth gently  to ensure contact with skin. Leave on for 10-20 minutes. Remove the mask and discard. Massage remaining serum into face and neck.

*Recommended use is 2 to 3 times a week. May apply lotion or cream after use.

Ingredients:

Water, Glycerin, Ascophyllum Nodosum Extract, Epilobium Angustifolium Flower/Leaf/Stem Extract, Portulaca Oleracea Extract, Butylene Glycol, 1,2-Hexanediol, Honey Extract, Methylpropanediol, Pullulan, Cellulose Gum, Cyclopentasiloxane, Cyclohexasiloxane, Lonicera Japonica (Honeysuckle) Flower Extract, Zanthoxylum Piperitum Fruit Extract, Citrus Paradisi (Grapefruit) Fruit Extract, Carbomer, Phenoxyethanol, Curcuma Longa (Turmeric) Root Extract, Xanthan Gum, Polysorbate 80, Sodium Hydroxide, Fragrance, Sodium Hyaluronate, Disodium EDTA

My experience:

To be honest I bought this mask for the purpose of testing something new out. I was 90% sure that it would be a 1 time deal for me. Being almost a “hater” of all the products containing honey, propolis etc, I was veeery skeptical about this mask. Nothing related to honey is ever working well on my skin and I am left with a tacky mess I have to wash off in the end. I was so wrong judging this gorgeous thing by it’s cover!

The packaging on this mask is very simple. Big bold letters telling you what it will do, good English description on the back. Everything was ok, but not too memorable. Once I opened the pack I smelled Elizabeth Arden Green Tea perfume-like scent. I was waiting for typical syrupy artificial honey fumes that you so often sniff from similar products. I was immediately happy the scent was light and fresh instead of suffocating honey smell.

The sheet of this mask is made from felt-like fabric. Very similar in quality to my Blithe Blue Zone Marine Mask that I absolutely love. The serum on this mask is very gel-like. It doesn’t drip anywhere and ensures mess-free application. The fit and adherence of the sheet were great. Fabric is well saturated with the transparant essence solution and managed to stay on my face through my cooking routine.

I kept the sheet on for full 20 minutes and noticed that it was just the right amount of time before edges started to dry out a bit. After the mask was removed I tapped the left essence into my skin and it reminded me of the ampoule consistency. Not watery, well absorbing, not sticky, not greasy but pleasantly light on the skin.  I tried to put my BB cream over it and was instantly shocked how well is this mask acting as a base for my make-up.  Next time I see this beauty in the store, I will definitely grab one more pack. My skin is radiant and plumpy, plus great make-up application afterwards that lasted me for an entire day! You don’t have to tell me twice 😉

Summary:

Pros:
+ Smells like green tea
+ Great at plumping skin
+ Paraben, sulfate and alcohol free formula
+ Contains hyaluronic acid
+ Very hydrating and at the same time calming for the skin
+ Great to use under your make-up
+ Ampoule-like essence that is not runny or tacky

Cons:
– Contains fragrance
– Simple packaging (Too simple?)
– Hard to find in EU shops

Where to buy:
❇ NL and BE: TKmaxx shops
❇ Internationally: Available at walmart and jocottbrands
❇ Price varies between 10 and 15 € per box of 5 masks

Thank you for reading!

Yours truly, Kati 🙂

Dear Packer Green Tea Mask

Dear Packer Real Green Tea Mask turned out to be an absolute piece of garbage!!! I had some hopes for it but it performed worse than ever on my skin. And on the top of everything it broke me out hours after application.

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Claims from the manufacturer:

❇ Hydration mask sheet that moisturize and hydrate the skin and quickly. ❇ Soothe the skin which is worn out from fatigue.
❇ Provides full moisturization.
❇ Contains Green Tea extracts,Betaine,Allantoin,Panthenol.

Directions from the manufacturer:

Wash face and apply toner. Pull out mask and carefully place on face. Remove after 10 to 15 minutes and pat face lightly to absorb remaining essence into skin.

Ingredients:

Water, Betaine, PEG/PPG-17/6 Copolymer, Glycereth-26, PEG-32, Phenoxyethanol, Allantoin, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Arginine, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Ethylhexylglycerin, PPG-26-Buteth-26, Butylene Glycol, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Disodium EDTA, Citric Acid, Panthenol, Polyglutamic Acid, Fragrance, Dextrin, Sodium Hyaluronate

My experience:
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This sheet mask is my greatest enemy of 2018. It rendered to be useless after application and on the top of everything it has broken me out. I started getting small rough patches with milia on the places where mask was adhered well – forehead and cheeks covered in small tiny bumps. took 2 days to get rid of these. Had to apply the Madecanol Cream by MISSHA to get rid of the itch and what seemed to be the rash.

The mask packaging is very cute and looks natural and herbal. The ingredient list seemed ok as well so I really don’t know what has caused the reaction. I was not testing anything else in terms of skin care that would interact with this particular mask.

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The sheet is very thick cotton that is very stiff. It has several cuts in it to assist with the fit of the mask. Unfortunately this particular material doesn’t hold liquid well and all of the essence had drooped down and after 10 minutes my forehead was dry and chin was still drooping with essence. In terms of the scent, it was green and slightly floral. Something in it didn’t agree with my nose much. I was constantly sensing that one odd green note. There were no noticeable results on my skin. The essence was absorbed fast and left very little residue that was not sticky to the touch.

Will I ever buy it again? NO!!! Would I recommend it for anyone? Also NO!!!

Summary:

Pros:
+ Paraben, Silicone, Sulfate, Alcohol free formulation
+ Contains Green Tea extract, Allantoin, Panthenol
+ Attractive packaging
+ OK fit

Cons:
– Does absolutely nothing on my skin
– Tough to find in EU
– Poor sheet quality and adherence
– Contains Fragrance
– The sccent is not most pleasant one

Where to buy:
❇ NL and BE: Not Available
❇ Internationally: Available at amazon and thefaceshop
❇ Price is 1-2€ per sheet mask

Thank you for reading!

Yours truly, Kati 🙂

Blithe Blue Abalone mask

Blithe Blue Abalone mask is my nr 1 favorite when it comes to deeply hydrating my skin. I tend to use it in the hotter days or after flight because it restores my skin’s moisture barrier in 20 minutes.

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Claims from the manufacturer:

A ultra-hydrating sheet mask that’s safe for sensitive skin. The Abalone Sheet Mask contains abalone extract with minerals, proteins, and amino acids to protect even the most sensitive skin. It provides deep and thorough hydration to dry skin with hyaluronic acid and biosaccharid gum-1, known for its excellent moisture holding ability. Fructan and marine collagen help to make skin soft and moist by controlling oil balance.

Directions from the manufacturer:

After cleansing, apply the mask to your face and leave it on for 15-20 minutes. Take off the mask gently and let the remaining essence absorb into your face by lightly patting it.

Ingredients:

Water, Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, 1,2-Hexanediol, Niacinamide, Peg-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Carbomer, Sea Cucumber Extract, Allantoin, Potassium Hydroxide, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Xanthan Gum, Disodium Edta, Ethyl Ascorbyl Ether, Pancratium Maritimum (Sea Daffodil) Extract

My experience:
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Blithe Blue Abalone mask is a truly great hydrating mask for weekly maintenance. The mask is made of high quality fabric and has an essence that doesn’t drip much. The essence is transparant and has a little grip to it. Great formulation that doesn’t leave a tacky film on my face. There is also plenty essence left in the bag to cover my entire legs!

The sheet fit and adherence are also superb! I can multitask easily when I wear this mask. I usually apply it for 20 minutes and just do my household chores or sit and drink coffee and read a book when I’m in the mood for it.  After those 20 minutes my skin is transformed from being a dry prune back into being a wonderful juicy grape 🙂 It is hydrated, plumpy, bright, calmed and much more.

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I would not advise to use this mask before yo want to use your make-up. It won’t sit over the essence that is left on the skin. Try using it before going to sleep and enjoy the fresh and glowing skin in the morning instead! Absolute love of mine that I can’t stop recommending to anyone. It is great for all the skin types suffering from dehydrated/dry/flaky skin. The scent on this is so light that you could tolerate it without any problems even if you have a super sensitive skin.

Summary:

Pros:
+ Paraben, sulfate and alcohol free formulation
+ Excellent long lasting hydration results
+ Great fit and adherence of the sheet
+ Claims met for 100%
+ Contains Niacinamide

Cons:
– None so far

Where to buy:
❇ NL and BE: boozyshop.nl and littlewonderland.nl
❇ Internationally: Available at amazon, ebay, notino, roseroseshop, thebodyshop, kruidvat, etos,
❇ Price is 3,95€ per sheet

Thank you for reading!

Yours truly, Kati 🙂