WHAMISA Organic Seeds & Rice Fermented Hydrogel Mask

WHAMISA Organic Seeds & Rice Fermented Hydrogel Mask gives you the creme-de-la-creme experience when it comes to sheet masking. Out of 3 kinds this is my favorite and today I will tell you why.

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Claims from the manufacturer:

❇ 95.00% organic ingredients. Lifts, Soothes and Reduces wrinkles
❇ A truly unique blend of fermented organic ingredients to reduce wrinkles, improve skin elasticity and soften skin. The serum of this mask is a carefully crafted blend of organic ingredients including rice, soy and oat ferments, which helps to visibly reduce wrinkles and improve skin’s elasticity, brighten and improve complexion
❇ Suitable for all skin types
❇ Vegan friendly

Directions from the manufacturer:

Thoroughly cleanse and tone before applying mask. The mask comes in two parts (top and bottom) for a better fit.  Apply for 20 minutes before removing. Follow with moisturiser. No need to rinse with water.

Tip: Use regularly 2-3 times a week or over 4 weeks as an intensive course.

Ingredients:

Essence
*Aloe Maculata Leaf Extract, *Lactobacillus/Hordeum Vulgare Seed Ferment Filtrate, *Lactobacillus/Rice Ferment Filtrate, *Lactobacillus/Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Ferment Filtrate, *Lactobacillus/Phaseolus Angularis Seed Ferment Filtrate, *Lactobacillus/Glycine Soja (Soybean) Ferment Filtrate, *Lactobacillus/Sesamum Indicum (Sesame) Seed Ferment Filtrate, *Corylus Avellana (Hazel) Seed Oil, ***Scutellaria Baicalensis Root Extract, ***Paeonia Suffruticosa Root Extract, ***Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Xanthan Gum, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Aniba Rosaeodora (Rosewood) Wood Oil, Citrus Nobilis (Mandarin Orange) Peel Oil, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Oil, Adenosine, Linalol

Sheet
Water, *Hordeum Vulgare Seed Extract, *Aloe Maculata Leaf Extract, Ceratonia Siliqua Gum, *Lactobacillus/Rice Ferment Filtrate, *Lactobacillus/Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Ferment Filtrate, *Lactobacillus/Phaseolus, Angularis Seed Ferment Filtrate, *Lactobacillus/Glycine Soja (Soybean) Ferment Filtrate, Xanthan Gum, ***Scutellaria Baicalensis Root Extract, ***Paeonia Suffruticosa Root Extract, ***Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract

(*Certified Organically Grown *** Natural Preservative)

My experience:
it looks like there is only essence inside

This mask is made of something that I’ve never  ever seen before in other sheet masks. The consistency of the hydrogel is less dense making it very fragile yet most effective masks in my entire experience of masking. I’ve fell in love with the toner from this brand and I’ve decided to expand my horizons towards the masks as they did seem to deliver good results for other people.

First of all, the scent of all of the Whamisa hydrogel masks are heavenly. This particular Organic Seeds & Rice Fermented Hydrogel Mask had the mildest fragrance of all three. The ingredient list is the bomb! Everything is natural and organic and EWG certified. Of course there is a huge price tag attached to the “all organic” tag but it is wort it to at least try the mask once in your life to see how well it performs. I slipped my whishlist note to my Santa already and these are on the nr 1 place in the list for coming Christmas.

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The hydrogel itself is very translucent and has the same color as the essence. It is a 2-part mask which ensures a great fit for every face shape. To me it felt like the forehead area could be a bit longer because there was approximately 2 cm stripe of uncovered skin left. I could live with that but some of you may not like it so much. It is a lot of money to pay and you do expect great fitting product.

Application time was 40 minutes for me! Very impressive and I felt like this mask could still be left on for another 10 or so minutes easily. My skin was left calmed down, it was seemingly brighter and felt super soft to the touch. I didn’t feel like there was need for more moisture but just in case I’ve applied my Whamisa lotion to pack all the goodness under a protective layer. The best changes in my skin appeared the next day. I’ve produced very little oil through-ought the day and I’ve gotten tons of compliments that I looked very glowy. I agree, I was glowy from within rather than from the surface oils. Very pleasant experience.

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brightening effects are super noticeable with this one

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Oh, before I forget. The essence is very slippery so do lay down and enjoy the time you get to use this gorgeous product on the skin!!!!It is definitely worth the price when it comes to the sensory experience with this product. I highly recommend this one in particular.

Summary:

Pros:
+ Amazing packaging and formulations
+ Unique organic hydrogel sheet
+ Rich and beautifully smelling essence
+ Plumping and rejuvinationg on the skin
+ Maximum hydration and nourishing
+ Best results are seen on the next day
+ Highly brightening product

Cons:
– Price is steeeeep
– Short upper piece of the mask
– Extremely slippery for the first 5 minutes

Where to buy:
❇ NL and BE: littlewonderland.nl and  honeysu.be
❇ Internationally: Available at amazon, whamisa.co.uk and many other webshops
❇ Price is +/- 8€ per one hydrogel mask

Thank you for reading!

Yours truly, Kati 🙂

 

THE FACE SHOP Dr. Belmeur Daily Repair Soothing Gauze Sheet Mask

Dr. Belmeur Daily Repair Soothing Gauze Sheet Mask is my freshest buy and I love it! It is so smoothing and calming for my face, perfect for the current heat wave in NL. One thing I know for sure I will be getting more.

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Claims from the manufacturer:

❇ A low-irritant calming and moisturizing mask sheet with lansil, an excellent moisturizer that keeps skin hydrated and cool for a long time.
❇ Daily low-irritant moisturizing solution: Contains phytoshpingosine, moroheiya, birch tree sap and Skin-sync Rx™ which helps form a moisture layer to calm dry skin.
❇ Formulated without 10 additives: parabens synthetic pigments, phenoxyethanol, mineral oil, benzophenone-3, animal-derived ingredients, propylene glycol, ethanol, talc, benzoic acid.
❇ Allergen-free fragrance: formulated without 26 types of additives with possible allergens, to minimize skin irritation. Dermatologically tested.

Directions from the manufacturer:

After cleansing, open mask carefully and apply sheet mask onto face for ~20 minutes. After awaited time, discard mask and pat remaining product into the skin.

Ingredients:

Water, Methylpropanediol, Propanediol, 1,2-Hexanediol, Peg/Ppg-17/6 Copolymer, Panthenol, Glycerin, Betaine, Phytosphingosine, Betula Platyphylla Japonica Juice, Anthemis Nobilis Flower Water, Natto Gum, Corchorus Olitorius Leaf Extract, Monarda Didyma Leaf Extract, Salvia Officinalis (Sage) Leaf Extract, Spiraea Ulmaria Extract, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Biosaccharide Gum-1, Allantoin, Beta-Glucan, Trehalose, Butylene Glycol, Trisodium Edta, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Tromethamine, Peg-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Benzyl Alcohol, Dehydroacetic Acid, Ethylhexylglycerin, Parfum/Fragrance

My experience:

I was expecting a hydrogel mask. When you touch it in the packaging, the material it is made of feels thick and firm. Once I took it out of the pack I saw it was made from fabric and soaked in jelly-like essence, that’s why I got the gel vibe from it. The mask has a protective layer made from plastified gauze which comes in handy during the application. Outer packaging is clean and has a lot of information on the back that is written in 2 languages. Always nice to be able to read what you are putting on your face 🙂

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protective gauze

 

 

 

 

 

 

There is plenty of transparant thick essence on the mask and left in the pack. I was able to coat half of my body in what was left in the pack. It feels like thick jelly but once it comes in contact with the skin it melts and becomes quite watery. There is a light fresh citrusy smell which is present throughout the entire application. Since the essence was so thick and the mask was extra saturated I was able to wear it for 30 minutes till I felt it was time to remove it.

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So what were the results you may ask? Hydration, smooth skin and even skin tone. Since the mask is very cooling in my face it seemed that it has brightened my face enormously. After 5 minutes once the blood returned to places it needed to be in, my face was left with a nice healthy glow and even tone but the brightened up look has returned to normal. I would definitely use more of these masks in the future. One thing I can think of is putting one of these into the fridge so that I can cool off my face after some hard-core exercise or a day in the sun. It definitely goes into my must-have list.

Pros:
+ Very clean ingredient list
+ Contains panthenol and allantoin for soothing skin
+ Pleasant fresh green-citrusy scent
+ Good fit of the mask
+ Unique texture of the mask and gauze
+ Great simple packaging with information in English and Korean

Cons:
– Contains fragrance (last on the list)
– Hard to come buy in EU
– Moderate adherence to my face due to the thick essence

Where to buy:
❇ NL and BE: It is available as a part of the Wonder Box for the mont of August
❇ Internationally: Available at amazon, beautysesh, thefaceshop and other online retail stores
❇ Price is +/- 3,50€ per sheet containing 30 grams of essence

Thank you for reading!

Yours truly, Kati 🙂

MISSHA Airy Fit Sheet Mask – Pomegranate

I was waiting and waiting and waiting for the MISSHA Airy Fit sheet masks to turn out in the (semi)local webshops because I really don’t want to order from Korean websites and have a month wait. I was lucky to spot the Ary fit Sheet mask series at the German MISSHA site so I went a grabbed some masks from the newest added sheet mask line. Today’s review is about the Airy Fit Sheet Mask with Pomegranate.

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Claims from the manufacturer:

❇ The sheetmask with Pomegranate makes the skin elastic and soft. Tired skin gets an elasticity boost!
❇ A cloth mask delivering its active ingredients effectively to the skin. The mask adheres through a lot of moisture to the skin.
❇ Rice paper is twice as thin and lighter than regular paper, which makes the mask feel like a second layer of 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, Butylene glycol, 1,2-Hexanediol, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Glycerin, Carbomer, Arginine, Coptis Japonica Root Extract , Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Zingiber Officinale (Ginger) Root Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Ethylhexylglycerin, Allantoin, Disodium EDTA, Polyglyceryl-10 Myristate, Polyglyceryl-10 Laurate, Punica Granatum Fruit Extract, Trehalose, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Glyceryl Acrylate/Acrylic Acid Copolymer, Citrus Nobilis (Mandarin Orange) Peel Oil, PVM/MA Copolymer, Pelargonium Graveolens Flower Oil, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Oil, Litsea Cubeba Fruit Oil, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil

My experience:
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Today’s review is one of many to come because I am pretty sure I’ve got all of the airy fit masks to play around with. I was able to get them from Germany for 1,80 per sheet which I do think is reasonable price for slim-fit sheet masks.

By slim-fit I mean those products that are made of the thin velvety fabric that is capable of absorbing a lot and adheres very well to your skin. I can immediately recognize this type amongst many because they usually don’t have any extra snips in them, only the openings for mouth, nose and eyes. The rest is unnecessary because the staying power of such thing is enormous. I can jump around and swing my hair like I am on the rock concert and it will still stay put.

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The packaging of this entire series is worth mentioning. Very sleek, matte colorful. I like it a lot. Mask inside is almost transparent wen wet and indeed very thin. The essence is also transparent and is not watery. The application was a pleasure because no essence was trying to escape from my face. Another major lovely feature. As for the scent, it doesn’t smell like much. Very light airy, fresh hint of something green. I had it on my face for 20 minutes and couldn’t smell anything at all. Only when I was inspecting the insides of the pack I caught a slight whiff of fragrance.

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The wear time for me was full 20 minutes.  Very lovely. My face was left with little residue on the skin that I just patted in and after 3-5 minutes no traces were left on the surface of my skin. Upon the inspection in front of the mirror I saw that my skin tone was more even than before the application. The greatest difference what I felt was that my skin was more even, had nearly no texture and felt super smooth. I get the same feeling after my peeling and I was surprised that a sheet mask can achieve nearly the same level of smoothness.

Summary:

Pros:
+ Sulfate, Alcohol and Paraben free formula
+ Contains several vitalizing oils
+ Great fit and adherence of the sheet
+ Very thin and soft material
+ Affordable price
+ Amazing skin smoothing and plumping results
+ Excellent formulation, the essence is not runny and absorbs well

Cons:
– Disappointed not to see vitamins added to this ampoule mask
– Hard to get in EU shops

Where to buy:
❇ NL and BE: Not Available
❇ Internationally: Available at mishadeutchland and roseroseshop
❇ Price is between 1 and 2€ per sheet and depens on where you get the mask from

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 🙂

Pumpkin mask (Soothing + Brightening) by BLING POP

A while ago I have stumbled across this sheet mask on the bol.com and wanted to try it out because so far there were no pumpkin masks in my arsenal. Pumpkin mask by BLING POP looked like a good way to expand my masking horizons.

Claims from the manufacturer:

❇ Contained pumpkin extract  that helps to reveal skin to looks smoother, younger, radiant and revitalized.

(Could grammar be any better on the packaging….)

Directions from the manufacturer:

Smooth the skin texture with a toner after washing face. Apply mask onto face, smoothing and spreading evenly onto facial contours. Remove the mask after 15-20 minutes. Gently massage any excess essence into the skin.

Ingredients:

Water, Glycerin, Methylpropanediol, Cucurbita Pepo (Pumpkin) Fruit Extract, Paeonia Lactiflora Root Extract, Convallaria Majalis Bulb/Root Extract, Magnolia Kobus Branch/Flower/Leaf Extract, Lilium Candidum Flower Extract, Ipomoea Purpurea Extract, Butylene Glycol, 1,2-Hexanediol, Polysorbate 80, Ethylhexylglycerin, Xanthan Gum, Disodium EDTA, Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Arginine, Sodium Hyaluronate, Fragrance, Phenoxyethanol

My experience:

I’ve officially tried it all :))) At least I think I did. Tomato,potato, snail mucin, kelp, seaweed, bean, beet, carrot, you name it. Been there, done that! Only the pumpkin mask was left on my botanical “to do (mask) list”.

I stumbled across the bling pop mask on the bol.com and was wondering whether to try it or not. Guess what I’ve decided? The pumpkin mask comes in the bright colorful girly packaging which catches the eye even across the room. Upon opening the pack, there is a slight flowery-fruity scent that is somewhat strong but after 10 minutes you don’t notice it anymore. The sheet is made of thick cotton which is surprisingly soft.

Application of the sheet was easy-breezy. I was left with some extra folds here and there but it staid on my face the entire 15 minutes that I was cooking pasta. Once I removed the sheet there was some essence left on my skin which felt slightly oily. The second thing I noticed was that my skin felt tighter and firmer.

I can not say anything about the smoothing and brightening since it was too dark and my skin was in pretty good condition that day. It did feel hydrated, but not too much. Since I applied this mask late in the evening I didn’t mind the oily’ish feel and just put my night serum over it for extra conditioning of my skin. This sheet mask did not break me out.

Pros:
+ Alcohol, sulfate and paraben free formula
+ Contains vitamine E and flower extracts
+ Suitable for oily, combination, normal and dry skin types
+ Clean fruity-flowery fragrance
+ Hydrating and plumping on my skin
+ Good fit of the sheet on my face

Cons:
– Contains fragrance
– Careful if you have sensitive skin, may irritate you
– Price differences per sheet mask are very big

Where to buy:
❇ NL and BE: Available at bol.com
❇ Internationally: Available at cosmetica-fanatica and dorasommer
❇ Price varies between 3-8€ per sheet

Thank you for reading!

Yours truly, Kati 🙂

Hunny Bee Lavender Scented face mask infused with Charcoal

Hunny, sugar, sugar….  Hunny Bee Lavender Scented face mask infused with Charcoal. What a great thing to have when you have blackheads! After using this mask they are nearly invisible on my face.  And it smells like French Riviera.

Claims from the manufacturer:

Hunny Bee is a skincare line focused on giving you a smooth and clear complexion. Our products are made with honey, which has more naturally occuring antioxidants than almost any other botanically-derived source, to keep your skin looking fresh.

Directions from the manufacturer:

Cleanse face and pat dry. Align open areas for yes, nose and mouth. Smooth out bubbles and wrinkles. Leave mask on for 10-15 minutes. Begin to remove the mask by starting from the top and pulling down gently. Gently massage serum left on face until it has been absorbed. Repeat treatment once a week for beautifully radiant skin.

Ingredients:

Water, Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, Propylene Glycol, Charcoal Powder, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Portulaca Oleracea Extract, Polysorbate 80, Sodium Hyaluronate, Glycine Max (Soybean) Seed Extract, Sesamum Indicum (Sesame) Seed Extract, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Extract, Honey, Allantoin, Arginine, Carbomer, Methylparaben, Fragrance, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Disodium EDTA, Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Hydroxyethylcellulose

My experience:

This mask is rich in antioxidants and anti-aging ingredients. The smell of lavender is very herbal and strong. I love to use this mask right before getting to bed or after a bath because it is such a nice relaxing experience to me. It is also wonderful at cleaning out my blackheads. After I use it on my face they are nowhere to be seen.

The mask comes in black-and-white packaging and has very customer-friendly rip-off line and descriptions in English. Woohoo, I love That I can actually read what it does to me. Once you open the pack the entire room fills up with it’s fragrance. The herbal, beautiful, natural lavender oil. It is not chemical or irritating but it is suuuuper strong. If you don’t like that in a mask, this beauty is not for you. Unless you want to use some nose plugs while having it on.

The serum of this mask is clear liquid that has some glide to it. It is not thick nor thin, but definitely slightly more viscous than water. There is plenty left in the bag to cover my legs in it. Manufacturer advises to keep this mask on for 10-15 minutes. I disagree. It can stay on my face for up to 25 minutes without feeling dry. The cotton sheet of this mask seems to be thicker than what you normally see in sheet maks and holds on to moisture very well.

The fit and adherence of the sheet is great! It has several cut lines for better fit around the cheeks and chin. The eye area has those little flaps that you could use on the eyelids if you close your eyes. (I personally never did it as I am simply terrified of falling asleep like that and waking up with the mask that is glued to your face). Size of the sheet is larger than average so it would fit anyone for sure.

Once the mask touches my face I immediately notice that my skin starts to cool off. No matter whether it is cold or hot outside, the feeling is always the same. After the mask is removed off my face first thing I see is a very soft and smooth skin surface.  It is also more even in terms of skin tone. The essence from this mask is totally absorbed within couple of minutes leaving no noticeable residue on the skin. This mask is a definite must-have for me and I will be buying more once my stash runs out.

Pros:
+ Sulfate and alcohol free formula
+ Contains Vitamine E and allantoin
+ Skin cooling and soothing mask
+ Great at evening the skin texture
+ Amazing fragrance that relaxes you to the bone
+ Makes my blackheads disappear

Cons:
– Contains fragrance and methylparaben
– Hard to find item in the shops

Where to buy:
❇ NL and BE: TKmaxx shops
❇ Internationally: Sometimes available at ebay, currently couldn’t ind any listing of it anywhere online
❇ Price is +/-4€ per sheet

Thank you for reading!

Yours truly, Kati 🙂

 

Innisfree It’s real squeeze mask – Black Berry

Today I am reviewing the It’s real squeeze mask with the Black Berry by Innisfree. This sheet mask is very lovely and affordable option suitable for for the daily use.

 

 

 

 

 

Claims from the manufacturer:

❇ A mask made with freshly squeezed blackberry to make the skin firm and supple while reducing wrinkles.Get firm and elastic skin with the blackberry It’s real squeeze mask!
❇ The super food blackberry gives your skin protection to make it more healthy.
❇ Contains Jeju green complex. The Jeju green complex consists of green tea, tangerine, cactus, camellia leaves, and orchids to keep your skin healthy.
❇ Triple-layered sheet. This triple-layer sheet has a long-lasting moisturizing effect so that the essence can gradually be absorbed into the skin.

Directions from the manufacturer:

1. After washing your face, gently apply toner on your face to even out your skin texture.
2. Then, apply the mask over your entire face, avoiding your eye and lip areas.
3. Remove the mask after 10-20 minutes and gently pat your face to allow the remaining formula to absorb into your skin.

Ingredients:

Water, Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, Butylene Glycol, Citrus Paradisi (Grapefruit) Fruit Extract, Blackberry Juice(200mg), Polyglyceryl-3 Methylglucose Distearate, Glyceryl Stearate, Dimethicone, PEG-100 Stearate, Carbomer, Xanthan Gum, Ethylhexylglycerin, Potassium Hydroxide, Adenosine, Sodium Hyaluronate, Tangerine Peel Extract, Orchid Extract, The green Tea Extract, Camellia Leaf Extract, Prickly Pear Extract, Disodium EDTA, Phenoxyethanol, Fragrance

My experience:

I did like this mask a lot. Starting from it’s nice recognizable packaging and ending up with good results on my oily skin. It met it’s claims making my skin more firm and on the top of it it evened out my skin tone.

Once you open the packet you immediately smell the juicy berry scent which is not too strong but still lingers on your face while the mask is on. The sheet is made of thin cotton that is slightly rough to the touch. It is quite stretchy too.

I applied the Black Berry sheet onto my face and felt how nice and hydrating it was. The big downside of the sheet for me is the fit of this mask. I have quite prominent nose and no matter how I try to push it down around my nose, the sheet keeps lifting up. Even when  I wear my glasses over it it seems to have air around the nose bridge area. this time I was too lazy to cut it here and there so I just left it the way it is.

After full 15 minutes I took the mask off and was left with baby smooth skin that was very hydrated and looked brighter than before the application. The leftover essence was completely absorbed by my skin in less than a minute. I did enjoy the final results a lot and will be buying it again. The mask does what it promises and has an affordable price tag to it so why not use it more often.

Pros:
+ Affordable price
+ Nice berry scent
+ Hydrating and brightening on my skin
+ Paraben, alcohol and sulfate free formula
+ Suitable for oily and combination skin types

Cons:
– Sheet needs to be cut to fit  my face shape
– Contains fragrance
– May not be suitable for very sensitive skin
– Not an easy to buy product in EU webshops

Where to buy:
❇ NL: Not for sale in NL webshops
❇ Internationally: Available at innisfree website, amazon and yesstyle
❇ Price is +/- 1,50€ per mask

Thank you for reading!

Yours truly, Kati 🙂

MISSHA Embo Gels: Part 2 Vital-Bomb mask

Today I am reviewing the 2nd hydrogel sheet mask from the brand MISSHA which is the Vital-bomb embo gel mask.

Claims from the manufacturer:

❇ Gel Masks with embossed surface.
❇ Special care for their dry and fatigued skin.
❇ No mesh type of transparent hydro gel is adhered to the skin without irritating and delivers active substances perfectly into your skin.
❇ Containing Multi Vita Complex and Vital Complex which consists of Grapefruit Extract, it makes your skin vitalized.

Directions from the manufacturer:

After washing the face, prepare the skin with toner. Remove films from the both side of sheets after opening the pouch. Placing the embo side onto the skin, spread evenly the upper part from the eyes and the lower part from the lips. Leave it for 20-40 minutes and remove masks. Pat leftover essence lightly to be fully absorbed.

Ingredients:

Water, Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, Agar, Carrageenan, Mannan, Dextrin, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Xanthan Gum, Disodium EDTA, Betaine, Allantoin, Panthenol, Citrus Paradisi (Grapefruit) Fruit Extract, Centelia Asiatica Extract, Scutellaria Baicalensis Root Extract Polygonium Cuspidatum Root Extract, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Litorice) Root Extact, Camellia Sinsensis Leaf Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Chamomillia Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Potassium Chloride, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Sodium Polyacrylate, PEG-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Gaprylyl Glycol, 1,2-Hexanediol, Ethylhyxylglycerin, Phenoxyethanol, Fragrance

My experience:

The mask itself is translucent and has one side that is smooth and the other side is ribbed or as they say – embossed.  Each mask from this series is made of the same material. I took the mask out of it’s pack and removed the safety film preventing the folded sides of the mask from sticking to one another. I applied both halves of the mask with the embossed side onto my face. To me this mask felt more fragranced than the Nourishing-bomb. I immediately smelled the licorice in it (one ingredient in the entire perfume industry that I truly dislike). If you like the scent of citrus and licorice, this one is definitely for you!

I kept the sheet on for approximately 30 minutes. By the end of the wearing time my skin felt cooled down and I felt that my skin was getting tighter on my cheeks. After removing the mask off my face and waiting for the essence to fully absorb my face was yet again super-smooth and well hydrated. I’ve noticed that my pores in the T-zone got visually smaller and my skin was more bouncy than before I did the mask. There was no sticky residue left on my skin.  Since today was a sunny day I just put on my 50 SPF sunscreen and mascara on. By the end of the day my pores were back to their normal size but my skin was still as bouncy and hydrated as after applying the Vital-bomb mask in the morning hours.

Same as the Nourishing-bomb, the Vital-bomb preformed well on me. The biggest results for me were the long-term hydration and plumping effect of this mask. On the downside I am not so fond of the fragrance on this one. We’ll see what other 3 masks will bring. In the end of the series, in my 5th post I will let you know which one(s) is my favorite from the entire line.

Pros:
+ Paraben, sulfate and alcohol free formula
+ Extremely good fit due to 2 parts of the mask
+ Remarkable adherence to the face-no need to lay down with this one, it adheres better to the face the longer it’s on
+ Hydrating and plumping effect on my skin that lasts me all day
+ Smooths down the imperfections in dry areas of the skin
+ No sticky residue left after removing the mask
+ Fragrance is the last ingredient on the list

Cons:
– Still more pricy than the regular cotton/bamboo sheet mask
– Contains fragrance if you are sensitive to it
– I personally don’t like the scent of this mask that much

Where to buy:
❇ NL and BE: missha.nl, bbcreamshop.eu and littlewonderland.nl
❇ Internationally: Available at ebay, yesstyle.com and many other webshops
❇ Price is ranging from 2,90-3,65€ per mask

Thank you for reading!

Yours truly, Kati 🙂