MISSHA 3-step Hydrating Mask

MISSHA 3-step Hydrating Mask is an affordable 3-step treatment for when you are on the go and need a moisture boost. It is a perfect combination for when you are on the plane or trying to recover after prolonged sun exposure.

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ampoule
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Claims from the manufacturer:

❇ Step 1: Essence fills up the skin with nourishment
      Step 2: Sheet mask for intensive moisture care
      Step 3: The finishing cream helps form a moisture barrier over the skin
❇ The fine air pocket sheet containing moisturizing essence effectively helps deliver active ingredients to the skin.
❇ The all-in-one mask pack consisting of essence, mask and cream helps provide intensive care to the skin anytime and anywhere, with just one sheet.
❇ Abundant strong moisture of hyaluronic acid helps keep the skin moisturized for long hours by delivering generous amounts of moisture to the skin in each step.

Directions from the manufacturer:

Apply the moisture and abundant nutrition delivering essence on your cleansed skin. Apply the sheet mask and leave it on for 20-30 minutes. It transports active ingredients deep into the skin. Tap the remaining essence into your skin and seal everything with the hydrating cream.

Ingredients:

Essence: Water, Glycerin, Dipropylene Glycol, Methylpropanediol, Glycereth-26, Sodium Hyaluronate, Imperata Cylindrica Root Extract, Nelumbo Nucifera Root Extract, Allantoin, Panthenol, Carbomer, PEG-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Disodium EDTA, 1,2-Hexanediol, Hydroxyacetophenone, Tromethamine, Fragrance.

Sheetmask: Water, Glycerin, Methylpropanediol, Sodium Hyaluronate, Panthenol, Trehalose, Allantoin, Imperata Cylindrica Root Extract, Nelumbo Nucifera Root Extract, Hydroxyethylcellulose, PEG-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Tromethamine, Carbomer, Disodium EDTA, Hydroxyacetophenone, 1,2-Hexanediol, Fragrance.

Cream: Water, Glycerin, Methylpropanediol, Cetearyl Alcohol, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Imperata Cylindrica Root Extract, Nelumbo Nucifera Root Extract, Macadamia Ternifolia Seed Oil, Dimethicone, Polyacrylate-13, Polyisobutene, Polysorbate 20, Polysorbate 80, Sorbitan Sesquioleate, Carbomer, Allantoin, Panthenol, Xanthan Gum, Tromethamine, 1,2-Hexanediol, Hydroxyacetophenone, Disodium EDTA, Fragrance.

My experience:
contents of the sheet pack

I like the 3-steps masks as they save a lot of time when it comes to  traveling. They are a great space saver because some sort of cleanser, peel, ampoule, SPF, oil, eye cream is usually a part of the 3-step program. I like to take such masks for short getaways because I don’t have to pack a whole bulk of skin care items with me and I’ve got everything I need in one of such packages. This particular 3-step Hydrating Mask by MISSHA contains a moisture ampoule, sheet mask and a hydrating cream.

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The essence is transparent and lightly scented. As we all know, MISSHA fragrances are always mild and pleasant to the nose. In this case all products have the same marine type of fragrance that is very fresh and energizing. Ampoule absorbs into the skin in no time and you can proceed to a step to within a minute. The sheet of the mask is soft and made of synthetic fabric. It is stretchy and hugs face curves in an excellent manner. The fit and adherence are superb.

After 20 minutes there is little to no essence left on the mask. Everything seems to be absorbed into my skin leaving me with no residue. My skin is very hydrated and has a lovely glow to it. In order to keep it that way it is always advised to use a cream no matter what. This particular cream that came with the mask is more of a thick white gel. It has a slip to it and what is in the sachet is enough to cover my face and neck. Overall a perfect amount of everything for a lazy skin care day. My face remains hydrated till the next day and I don’t have to worry about my skin screaming for more moisture.

the end result
Summary:

Pros:
+ Great 3 in one product for travel
+ Amazing hydrating results on my skin
+ Calming and cooling + it reduced texture on my skin
+ Good ingredients in all 3 steps
+ Perfect for all skin types
+ Affordable and very effective for it’s price

Cons:
– All 3 steps contain fragrance which may not suit the ultra sensitive skin

Where to buy:
❇ NL and BE: bbcreamshop.eu and missha.nl
❇ Internationally: Available at amazon, stylekorean and other online retailers
❇ Price is +/- 2,95€ per one sheet mask

Thank you for reading!

Yours truly, Kati 🙂

The Cream Shop Rose Oil Overnight Gel Mask

If you are familiar with the Body Shop Bouncy Sleeping Mask then this The Cream Shop Rose Oil Overnight Gel Mask review is definitely for you!

Claims from the manufacturer:

❇ A sleep-in gel mask enriched with rose oil and its depuffing, anti-inflmmatory properties, reveals well-rested, silky skin even if you’re running on minimal hours of sleep!
❇ Made in Korea (poids net wt. 2.36oz/70g)

Directions from the manufacturer:

massage an even layer over clean, dry skin before bedtime. Concentrate on face, neck, or any areas that need extra moisture. Allow  to work overnight, no need to rinse. Wake up to hydrated, noticeably brighter skin!

Ingredients:

Water, Dipropylene Glycol, PEG-240/HDI Copolymer Bis-Decyltetradeceth-20 Ether, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Glycerin, PEG-100 Stearate, Macadamia Integrifolia (Macadamia) Nut Oil, Dimethicone, Glyceryl Stearate, Glycereth-26, Caprylyl Glycol, Allantoin, Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Caprylhydroxamic Acid, Adenosine, Portulaca Oleracea Extract, Butylene Glycol, Disodium EDTA, Rosa Centifolia Flower Water, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Hyaluronate, CI 16185

My experience:

Who has ever tried The Body Shop Drops Of Youth™ Youth Bouncy Sleeping Mask? If your answer is yes then you will immediately understand what consistency does this Rose Oil Overnight Gel Mask by The Cream Shop has!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Is it gel, gellato, jelly or cream? I still have no idea how they do it but it seems to have it all. Once you dig into the jar it separates like jelly with sharp edges and all. After a minute or so you don’t see the dent from your scooping in the jar. The surface gets perfectly smooth making it look like the product is new and hasn’t been touched.

 

 

 

 

 

Same on the skin. Upon the application it first goes on like old good clumpy silicone kit. Once you try to spread it out only more clumps appear. Then it starts to acts like cream leaving the white’ish residue on the skin. Once yo rub it in for some more time and the formula is heated by the skin it turns into thick gel(Gosh, too many words to explain, please see attached images).

The scent of it is a bit more of artificial rose. It doesn’t give you a headache but you definitely will think it is masking something that was put into the jar. after vigorous rubbing into my face and 15 minutes of drying time I am left with the sticky film on my skin. No matter if I use a thin or a thick layer, the end result is tacky-yucky.

Once I get up the net morning, the tackiness is nearly gone and my face feels plumped, hydrated and looks yummy. The hydrating results last on me for an entire day which I like but I doubt I will be purchasing it again. It takes too much time to apply and I can’t get passed the tacky town it leaves on my skin. Same as with The Body Shop one, it is just not my cup of tea. It does good things for the skin though, so if you are a fan of such bouncy masks, get it.

Pros:
+ Alcohol, paraben and sulfate free formula
+ Suitable for all skin types
+ Contains adenosine and vitamine E
+ Somewhat pleasant rose scent that is not overwhelming

Cons:
– Leaves a tacky film on the face
– Smallest amount of product I’ve seen so far amongst Korean sleeping masks
– Wicked consistency
– Long absorption time
– Contains silicone and fragrance

Where to buy:
❇ NL and BE: TKmaxx shops
❇ Internationally: Available at thecremeshop, amazon and  ebay
❇ Price is 11-15€ for 70g depending on where you buy it

Thank you for reading!

Yours truly, Kati 🙂