SKINFOOD Beauty In A Food Mask – Horse Fat

SKINFOOD Beauty In A Food Mask – Horse Fat sheet mask is something very unusual I’ve stumbled across in last weeks. It was not expensive and I am not squeamish about the ingredient so I decided to give it a go.

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Claims from the manufacturer:

❇ A beauty mask sheet that contains rich nutrients and moisturizing ingredients to make skin moist and smooth.
❇ Horse fat are called Maya in Korea which contain fatty acids which are similar to human oil (sebum), this mean maya can penetrate quickly into the skin comparing with other ingredient.

Directions from the manufacturer:

After cleansing, use a toner to refine skin texture. Place mask on entire face, avoiding eyes and lips. After about 10-20 minutes, remove the sheet and lightly pat to absorb the remaining essence.

Ingredients:

Purified Water, Glycerin, Caprylic / Capric Triglyceride, Cyclopentasiloxane, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, Polyglyceryl-3 Methyl Glucoside Distearate, Butylen Glycol, Horse fat (40 Mg), Alcohol, Arginine, Acrylate / C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Hamamelis Virginiana Extract, Carbomer, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Disodium EDTA, Macadamia Seed Oil, Cholesterol, 1,2- Hexanediol, Ceramide NP, Ascorbyl Tetraisopalmitate, Tocopherol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Phenoxyethanol, Fragrance

My experience:
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The biggest issue for me was the sheet. It allowed all the essence to drip down my chin so to me it felt more of a boob mask rather than a face mask. For the rest this mask turned out to be a pretty good one and worth buying again.

The mask comes in a orange packaging with horse’s head on the picture. The essence is enriched with horse oil/fat and I was very careful opening the package because I didn’t know what to expect. To my surprise the essence in the bag was fragranced with something herbal and flowery so there were no traces of any kind of animal smells. Essence itself was milky white and had a nice slip to it. After applying the mask on the face I kept it on for 20 minutes and then removed.

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I can’t tell that much magic has happened but it was definitely not a bad experience. My face was well moisturized, it had a slight sheen to it leaning towards more oily finish. There ws no tackiness or stickiness to it. Once I woke up I saw that my skin was well moisturized and had a more even tone. I liked the look of it so I was running around doing my stuff with zero make-up on. I am intrigued by the horse fat ingredient and will be looking some more into it.

Summary:

Pros:
+ Pleasant scent and formula of the essence
+ Good skin rejuvenating results
+ Great hydrating mask
+ Interesting concept ingredient
+ Silicon, paraben and sulfate free formula

Cons:
– Drippy
– Hard to find in NL
– Would like to see a better quality sheet on this mask
– Contains fragrance and alcohol

Where to buy:
❇ NL and BE: I’ve got mine from boozyshop.nl but it seems to be not available from this store anymore
❇ Internationally: Available at beauteque,  amazon and skin18
❇ Price is +/- 2€

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 🙂