MISSHA Geum Sul Vitalizing Eye Cream & Micro Needle Patch

MISSHA Geum Sul Vitalizing Eye Cream & Micro Needle Patch is an anti-aging treatment for the gentle area under the eyes. It is very unique in use as you have to apply the under eye cream on your face first and only then the special patches with little tiny needles on them. These patches are meant to increase the circulation, tighten and brighten the skin under the eyes which they do!

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Claims from the manufacturer:

❇ Missha Geum Sul Vitalizing Eye Cream (10ml)
❇ 4 x Needle Patches
❇ Components of the needle: hyaluronic acid, peptides, Madecassoside fermented wild ginseng extract.
❇ Direct transport of active ingredients through a fine micro-needle system in the challenged skin layers.
❇ Cream: An outstanding Eye Cream with oriental extracts and pure gold meets Micro Needle patches of concentrated hyaluronic acid for a smooth eye area and a youthful radiant look.

Directions from the manufacturer:

Apply a fair amount of eye cream around the eyes. Remove the film from the patch and make sure to touch the patch very carefully by the edges. Attach the patch under the eye. Tap gently on the patch to fix it and optimize the absorption into the skin. After 30 minutes, remove the patch. After you have removed the patch, apply again to the eyes Cream to maximize the wrinkle smoothing effect.

You can use a patch every three days. A patch is suitable for single administration. You can use the patch in other areas of the face such as on the smile lines.

Ingredients:

Panax Ginseng Root Water, Panax Ginseng Root Extract, Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, Cetearyl Alcohol, Cetyl Ethylhexanoate, Velvet Extract, Propanediol, Butylene Glycol, Dicaprylate/Dicaprate Hydrogenated Polydecene, Ganoderma Lucidum (Mushroom) Extract, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Stearic Acid, Glycol Stearate SE, Dipentaerythrityl Hexahydroxystearate/Hexastearate/Hexarosinate, Polyglyceryl-3 Methylglucose Distearate, Glyceryl Stearate, Macadamia Ternifolia Seed Oil, Phellinus Baumii Mycelium/Panax Ginseng Root Ferment Extract, Filtrate Panthenol, Beeswax, Palmitic Acid, Polyacrylate-13, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Dimethicone, Phenoxyethanol, Polyisobutene, Tocopheryl Acetate, Chlorphenesin, Zingiber Officinale (Ginger) Root Extract, Ethylhexylglycerin, Poria Cocos Extract, Caprylyl Glycol, Fragrance, Disodium EDTA, Arginine, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Oil Soluble Licorice(Glycyrrhiza) Extract, Polysorbate 20, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Extract, Adenosine, Sorbitan Isostearate, Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Flour Extract, Hydrolyzed Hyaluronic Acid, Mica (CI 77019), Coptis Japonica Root Extract, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Glyceryl Acrylate/Acrylic Acid, Copolymer, Pantolactone Sesamum Indicum (Sesame) Seed Oil, Honey Extract, Panax Ginseng Callus Culture Extract, Gold Iron Oxides (CI 77491), Citric Acid, sh-Octapeptide-4.

My experience:

I can’t brag enough about how great this product is. First of all you get 10 ml tube of cream that is going to last you for a long time after you are finished with the patches. I’ve used only third of the tube for all of my patches and am still enjoying the amazing goodness and it’s benefits every evening before going to bed. With what is left in the tube I am still able to make it through the month with daily applications which is definitely worth it!

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The entire system of the cream-patches-cream application has improved my under eye area tremendously. I’ve used the entire set up in 2 weeks and the area under my eyes is baby smooth and completely wrinkle free. And I did have plenty of crows feet to work with. The entire system is quite easy to apply, the wearing time of 30 minutes is also pretty much tolerable if you do it once or twice a week. Once I fell asleep with these on and woke up an hour later. I’m happy to report that there was no issue with that either. The patches adhere well to the skin under eyes but they do not stick there on permanently and the removal process in very gentle.

The needles on the patch are quite sharp to begin with but they do not prickle or penetrate the skin. There was no issue with hurting or any pain/discomfort whatsoever. After 10 minutes you feel that the points are starting to get softer and eventually they dissolve after releasing all of the hyaluronic acid.

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As for the results. I’ve got incredible brightening effects that were visible for days after following the first application. Overall effects were cumulative and now, week after I’ve stopped using patches (because I’ve ran out of them) my skin is still bright and perky. I would definitely recommend these patches for anyone struggling with the crows feet and dark circles underneath the eye area. I’m putting these on my Christmas wishlist. Hey, Santa , wink-wink 😉

Summary:

Pros:
+ Sulfate, alcohol, paraben free formula
+ Contains loads of skin brightening and anti-aging ingredients
+ Great fit and adherence of the patches for the area under the eyes
+ Amazing effects of the dual treatment on my skin
+ Best skin  brightening product for under the eyes I’ve ever tried

Cons:
– Price is  quite steep for 4 patch sets
– The amount of cream is more than what you need for using with the patches
– Packaging haz zero description in English.

Where to buy:
❇ NL and BE: bbcreamshop.eu and missha.nl
❇ Internationally: Available at misshadeutchland, ebay, beautyboxkorea and other international vendors
❇ Price is 20-40€ per box depending on where you buy it

Thank you for reading!

Yours truly, Kati 🙂

MISSHA Bee Pollen Renew Sheet Mask

MISSHA Bee Pollen Renew Sheet Mask is one of the latest additions to the MISSHA skin care line. It is a part of the Bee Pollen line that consists of several pollen based products and is made for more dry and exhausted skin.

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Claims from the manufacturer:

❇ Sheet mask for dry, stressed skin – moisture and nutrients even for very sensitive skin. Dermatologically tested, without mineral oil!
❇ The cloth mask with bee pollen extract helps to relax and moisturize dry, sensitive skin.
❇ Fresh and relaxing skin care, even for sensitive skin, with a 100% vegetable bamboo fiber cloth that has tremendous moisture retention properties.
❇ The Sheetmask is filled with the nutrient-rich  Ampouler and provides the skin with energy and elasticity.

Directions from the manufacturer:

Take the cloth mask out of the package, unfold it and place it on your face, avoiding the nose and mouth. After 10-20 minutes, remove the mask and gently pat the remaining essence. Do not wash!

Tip: Place the cloth again on your neckline for 10 minutes.

Ingredients:

Water, Pollen Extract, Glycerin, Dipropylene Glycol, Cetyl Ethylhexanoate, Niacinamide, 1,2-Hexanediol, Divinyldimethicone/Dimethicone Copolymer, C12-13 Pareth-3, C12-13 pareth-23, Glyceryl Acrylate/Acrylic Acid Copolymer, Sodium Hyaluronate, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Pelargonium Graveolens Flower Oil, Anthemis Nobilis Flower Oil, Cananga Odorata Flower Oil, Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot) Fruit Oil, Rosa Damascena Flower Oil, Butylene Glycol, Propolis Extract, Royal Jelly Extract, Aspalathus Linearis Extract, Anthemis Nobilis Flower Extract, Leontopodium Alpinum Callus Culture Extract, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Extract, Hippophae Rhamnoides Oil, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Zingiber Officinale (Ginger) Root Extract, Schizandra Chinensis Fruit Extract, Coptis Japonica Root Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Caprylyl Glycol, Sorbitan Stearate, Sucrose Cocoate, Polysorbate 60, Arginine, Carbomer, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Sodium Polyacrylate, Adenosine, Trehalose, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Allantoin, Disodium EDTA, Ethylhexylglycerin, Chlorphenesin

My experience:
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As much as I dislike regular honey sheet masks I fell in love with this beauty. It has a serum with consistency that I’ve never encountered before. It is opaque and ha  a yellow-beige tint to it and it is very watery and light. The texture of it has plenty of slip on the skin so it is very gentle and absorbs almost entirely into my skin leaving very little to no residue afterwards.

The essence is scented and has a floral-honey scent to it which is very mild and disappears soon after application. The fit and adherence of the mask are excellent as with nearly all MISSHA products. What  stands out for this particular mask is how soft it actually is. The sheet is made of the bamboo fiber and is super silky and gentle on my skin. Beware essence may drip down your chin a bit in the first couple of minutes!

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Since the essence is very concentrated and feels on the heavier side, it gave me 30 minutes of wearing time. And to be honest I didn’t mind it at all because the sensation that this mask left on my skin was glorious!  I felt that my skin was hydrated to the max. It felt nourished, looked brighter and smoother. My face looked instantly energized! Overall amazing results that lasted me till the next day. The finish on the skin was bit shiny but it was not oily or sticky to the touch. Very unique experience with this one. Will I buy it again? Yes!!!!

Summary:

Pros:
+ Contains Adenosine, Niacinamide and many more skin benefiting ingredients
+ Rich in natural herbal oils and extracts
+ No sticky residue left on the face
+ Great hydrating and smoothing results on my skin
+ Pleasantly scented essence, plenty of it left in the bag
+ Amazingly soft sheet of the mask

Cons:
– Steep’ish price
– Essence is on the runny side
– Fit of the sheet is on the smaller side

Where to buy:
❇ NL and BE: Not available
❇ Internationally: Available at misshadeutchland and roseroseshop
❇ Price is 4,50€ per one mask

Thank you for reading!

Yours truly, Kati 🙂

It’s skin Caviar Double Effect Mask Sheet

The It’s Skin Caviar Double Effect Mask Sheet is an anti-aging mask with high concentrations of Caviar extract to improve skin’s elasticity. It is a part of an entire Caviar Double Effect skin series with a bunch of products such as toners, emulsion, serum e.t.c.

Claims from the manufacturer:

❇ A soft texture mask sheet contain highly concentrated caviar extract that gives your skin plentiful nutrition and extra elasticity.

Directions from the manufacturer:

Remove film and apply mask on cleansed face. Leave on for 15 to 20 minutes then remove gently. Do not rinse. Pat the remaining serum into the skin until fully absorbed.

Ingredients:

Water, Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, Niacinamide, Caviar Extract, Portulaca Oleracea Extract, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Extract, Morus Alba Bark Extract, Adenosine, Xanthan Gum, Carbomer, Propylene Glycol, Polysorbate 80, Pearl Powder, Triethanolamine, Disodium EDTA, 1,2-Hexanediol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Chlorphenesin, Phenoxyethanol, Fragrance

My experience:

I stumbled across this mask when I was surfing the internet for some anti-agind sheet masks. I fell in love with it’s price and the packaging so it went into my shopping basket without a question. Now that I’ve used it I can tell you, me myself and I was not disappointed in my decision to buy this great mask.

First of all, to put all the rumors at bay, it does not smell like fish or caviar or anything like that. It has a pleasant smell that I can only relate to the berry category. Something between grapes and blueberries. The essence of this mask is very watery and fully transparant. And there is plenty of it left in the bag to use it on the neck, décolleage and the dry spots on my elbows.

The sheet is made of white semi-thick cotton and has 7 additional cutouts for the better fit on to the face. TO be honest it was too much but they are necessary as the sheet is not stretchy nor flexible which otherwise would make the application process more difficult. The adherence of the sheet is excellent. I was able to talk and smile an nothing moved or came loose.

I have experiences a  slight tingling sensation once I applied the mask. It disappeared in 5 minutes. I don’t meet many masks with the same light tingling. It is usually none (even though claimed by the manufacturer) or “burn, baby, burn” kind when you least expect it. After full 20 minutes on my face I removed the sheet and saw that my face was visibly brighter. The texture of my pores on my cheeks subsided and they were nearly invisible. My skin around my wrinkle areas was looking fresh, perky and plump. So this mask does what it promises 100%. I presume that with consistent use I would actually shed some years in my overall appearance.  Would I buy it again? YES!

Pros:
+ One of the cleanest ingredients list I’ve ever seen in mask
+ Alcohol, paraben, sulfate and silicone free formula
+ Rich in skin brightening and anti-aging ingredients
+ Lovely berry-like scent
+ Good adherence of the sheet
+ Great results on my skin

Cons:
– Quality of the sheet could be a bit more luxurious
– “So-so” fit of the sheet on my face frame
– Contains fragrance

Where to buy:
❇ NL and BE: littlewonderland. nl
❇ Internationally: Available at yesstyle and ebay
❇ Price is 1,50-2,95 € per sheet

Thank you for reading!

Yours truly, Kati 🙂

Beauty Trip Tokyo Seaweed and Omega 3 mask by Spa Life

Beauty Trip Tokyo Seaweed and Omega 3 mask by Spa Life is one of my al time favorites from all of my sheet masks. The essence contained in this beauty is just perfect for my skin!


 

 

 

 

 

 

Claims from the manufacturer:

❇ One of the greatest treasures of Asia’s ocean is seaweed, a natural anti inflammatory and toxin eliminator that soothes and refreshes the skin.
❇ Omega 3 helps energize skin cells.
❇ Made in Korea.

Directions from the manufacturer:

Open package and simply pat mask on face, leave for 20 minutes. Gently remove the mask and lightly massage any remaining serum into your skin. Do not rinse. Discard the mask after single use.

Ingredients:

Water (Aqua), Glycerin, Methylpropanediol, PEG/PPG-17/6 Copolymer, Algae Extract, Linum Usitatissimum (Linseed) Seed Extract, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Natto Gum, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Water, Panthenol, Allantoin, Erythritol, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Tocopheryl Acetate, PEG-14M, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Xanthan Gum, PEG-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Disodium EDTA, 1,2-Hexanediol, Propanediol, Caprylyl Glycol, Illicium Verum (Anise) Fruit Extract, Phenoxyethanol, Chlorphenesin, Fragrance (Parfum)

My experience:

The first time I’ve purchased this mask was approximately three years ago. It instantly turned into my favorite because of what it does to my skin. There are other sheet masks in the Beauty Trip series from the same brand which I also tried over the years but the Seaweed and Omega 3 one remains my favorite! I do have one problem with it. The sheet of this mask has a moderate fit and adherence to my face. If this would have been one of those thin type of masks it would be my  nr. 1 mask of all times.

The serum in this mask is very watery and transparant. There is a light scent to it and to me it smells like some of those fermented ingredients that are so good for the skin. I do get the seaweed vibe from it too.

I keep this mask on for full 20 minutes and use the leftover essence to keep the skin on my knees and elbows moisturized. Yet again, it works like magic! Once the the sheet is off my face I pat the leftover essence in and let my face air dry. I do feel that there is a residue left on my skin but it is not oily nor tacky. I would not advice to use this sheet mask before you plan to apply make-up, it would not hold. Instead try using it right before going to sleep.

Every time I do this mask my skin is somehow more toned up, wrinkles are smoothed and overall appearance is more revitalized and healthy looking.  My skin is still looking excellent the next morning. I do feel that when I use it before going to bed my skin starts to retain moisture better on the next day and I get less sebum and oil. I am very satisfied with these masks and would advise you to try them out if you have oily acne prone skin!

Pros:
+ Alcohol, paraben and sulfate free formulation
+ Contains vitamine E, allantoin, shea butter, panthenol and witch hazel
+ Works wonders on my oily skin
+ Great at smoothing out wrinkles and plumping skin
+ Richly moisturizing
+ Anti-microbal ingredients

Cons:
– Sheet quality  and fit could be better
– Contains fragrance
– Hard to find in EU stores

Where to buy:
❇ NL and BE: I stock up on mine when they are available in TKmaxx shops
❇ Internationally: Available at spalife, amazon and walmart 
❇ Price online is 6$ per sheet or 36$ for a 6-pack. If you manage to get these at the TKmaxx, they are about 8€ per box of 6.

Thank you for reading!

Yours truly, Kati 🙂