Matcha Clay Pack by LEEGEEHAAM

Matcha Clay Pack by LEEGEEHAAM is a good clay mask if you want something that is easy to use and comes in a large container. If you don’t mind spending 20$/€ you should try it out. I should warn you though, it is not a holy grail product.

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Claims from the manufacturer:

❇ A wash-off type clay pack with antioxidant-rich matcha purifying and detoxifying dull skin. It helps to tighten enlarged pores as it dries, maintaining skin smooth and revitalized.
❇ Redness might appear right after rinsing off, which is due to the product’s tightening function.

Directions from the manufacturer:

Apply an appropriate amount on face gently. After 10 min, wash off with warm water.

Ingredients:

Water, Kaolin, Dipropylene glycol, Bentonite, Camellia sinensis leaf extract, Betaine, Silica, Butylene glycol, Montmorillonite, 1,2-hexanediol, Illite, Hydroxyacetophenone, Hydroxyethyl urea, Cellulose, Xanthan gum, Chromium oxide greens, Citric acid, Citrus aurantium bergamia (bergamot) fruit oil, Disodium edta, Ethylhexylglycerin, Lavandula angustifolia (lavender) oil

My experience:
texture is very watery yet thick

It reminds me of the L’Oreal Purify & Mattify Face Mask from thePure Clay series except that LEEGEEHAAM mask is much better version out of the two. If L’Oreal breaks me out like a beast, this one does a decent job at mattifying my face and temporarily tightening the pores.

Anyhow, do not attempt to apply it on an entire face. When this mask is dry after 10 minutes it tugs a lot on the skin. If you have a sensitive skin use it more-less like a spot treatment or just cover the necessary areas.

The mask is sea-foam green in color and the jar contains 110 grams of product which is a nice amount. The packaging is sturdy plastic that has very minimalistic logo on it and a brief description of the back. The scent is very fresh and not too strong. Mask itself is very soft and creamy but the consistency is a bit on the thicker side. With this particular product the less is more. More you apply, more it will tug on the skin irritating it…

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The advised wear time is 10 minutes which ensures that the mask is entirely dry by the end of that time. When it comes to rinsing it off, it is a very pleasant experience. Mask comes off in very little time and requires minimal effort. After it is washed off, my skin is pleasantly hydrated but I still have an urge to moisturize my skin after 15 minutes. When it comes to the results, this mask is nothing special. It does diminish the appearance of my pores a bit and gets rid of my oil. It basically does everything other clay masks do. Overall it is a pleasant product but I would not purchase it again. There are many other masks performing better on my skin for much less $$ spent.

Summary:

Pros:

+ Easy to wash off
+ After use skin is decently hydrated considering this is a clay pack
+ Decent amount of product in the jar
+ Minimalistic packaging
+ Sulfate, silicone, alcohol, paraben free formulation

Cons:
– Pulling too much on the skin
– Not worth the price, there are better masks delivering better results at lower price point

Where to buy:
❇ NL and BE: littlewonderland.nl
❇ Internationally: Available at amazon and glowrecipe
❇ Price is 20,95€ per 110 grams jar

Thank you for reading!

Yours truly, Kati 🙂

MINI CAPSULE PACK Deluxe Set of 4 Face Masks by The Face Shop

Today’s review is kind of 4-in-1 deal. After my recent trip to UK and raiding some shops there that sometimes sell the Korean beauty products (yes, TKMaxx, talking about you here) I finally laid my hands on the capsule masks. Unfortunately, the choices were sparse and the only capsules I could see there were from The Face Shop. Without further ado I present to you the glorious and the magnificent “MINI CAPSULE PACK Deluxe Set of 4 Face masks” or “the set” for short.

The set contains 4 mask capsules that contain 10 grams of product each. capsules are made out of brown nontransparent plastic and are covered with a protective seal. Overall, packaging is nice and my only complaints so far are the too long name of the set(way too long and impossible to remember) and the fact that capsules are filled 1/3rd of the way.

Application is same for all 4 masks: Massage onto clean skin, avoiding the eyes and mouth areas. Leave on for 10 minutes. Wash off with lukewarm water.

Below are the ingredients for all four masks together with more detailed description of the masks.

Aloe mask

Ingredients: Water/eau, glycerin, propanediol, aloe barbadensis leaf extract, 1,2-hexanediol, beta-glucan, acrylates/c10-30 alkyl acrylate crosspolymer, peg-32, betaine, potassium hydroxide, diethoxyethyl succinate, peg-60 hydrogenated castor oil, phenoxyethanol, citrus paradisi(grapefruit) fruit extract, xanthan gum, parfum, glyceryl acrylate/acrylic acid copolymer, disodium edta

Texture: Transparent gel
Scent: Very light herbal fragrance
Claims: Soothing

Honey mask

Ingredients: Water/eau, glycerin, propanediol, honey extract, butylene glycol, peg-32, betaine, 1,2-hexanediol, panthenol, carbomer, dimethicone, potassium hydroxide, phenoxyethanol, ppg-26-buteth-26, peg-40 hydrogenated castor oil, disodium edta, sodium polyacrylate, theobroma cacao(cocoa) extract, parfum

 

Texture: Transparent gel, very smooth application
Scent: This one smells of raw natural honey that you buy from the farmer’s market. Scent is quite prominent in the pack but gets less strong when applied to the face.
Claims: Moisturizing

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pomegranate mask

Ingredients: Water/eau, glycerin, dipropylene glycol, caprylic/capric triglyceride, peg-32, cetearyl alcohol, peg-8 beeswax, peg-100 stearate, panthenol, glyceryl stearate, betaine, sodium hyaluronate, eclipta prostata extract, melia azadirachta leaf extract, punica granatum fruit extract, natto gum, moringa oleifera seed oil, zea mays(corn) starch, mannitol, propanediol, peg-240/hdi copolymer bis-decyltetradeceth-20 ether, caprylic/capric glycerides, 1,2-hexanediol, phenoxyethanol, carbomer, caprylhydroxamic acid, potassium hydroxide, parfum, disodium edta, butylene glycol, ethylhexylglycerin, microcrystalline cellulose, hydroxypropyl starch phosphate, iron oxides (CI 77492)

Texture: milky/yoghurt like cream
Scent: Light fruity fragrance
Claims: Resilience, Lifting

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rice mask:

Ingredients: Water/eau, propanediol, cyclopentasiloxane, domethicone, betaine, polysorbate 60, trehalose, glycerin, 1,2-hexanediol, panthenol, ammonium acryloyldimethyltaurate/vp copolymer, microcrystalline cellulose, oryza sativa(rice) powder,peg-32, jojoba wax peg-120 esters, caprylhydroxamic acid, phenoxyethanol, acrylates/c10-30 alkyl acrylate crosspolymer, hydrogynated lecithin, dimethiconol, potassium hydroxide, cellulose gum, disodium edta, sodium hyalyronate, ethylhexylglycerin, parfum

Texture: semitransparent gel with crushed rice particles in it
Scent: Very light and reminds of Nivea cream
Claims: Brightening

Conclusion:
Overall interesting concept of capsules. All four masks behaved well on me without causing any breakouts. They were extremely hard to wash off which I didn’t like at all. I would not repurchase this set.

Pros:
+ You can get couple of uses out of each capsule
+ Great concept and packaging (I like when products have rather sealed sachets instead of huge tub that once opened can and will collect bacteria)
+ Perfect for vacations and short trips due to the small weight of the container
+ Great combo for multi-masking together with adorable scents
+ Would make a perfect present for a mask-o-maniacs
+ Each mask’s claims are met successfully
+ Quick and easy application/removal process

Cons:
– Capsules are 1/3 full, quite disappointing upon opening
– Hard to get in the shop, long waiting times if I would want to order these online
– Somewhat steep price for the set (+/- 15$ for total of 40 ml)
– Exhausting to pronounce name
– May be irritating for super sensitive skins out there

Where to buy:
❇ NL: try raiding your local TKMaxx store, you may find it there
❇ Internationally: thefaceshop and ebay
❇ Price is somewhere between 8-12 euros per 4 pc. set

Thank you for reading,

Yours truly, Kati 🙂

Milk Mellow Dessert Pack by MISSHA

After my recent spike of interest in the wash-off type of masks I would like to present to you this Milk mellow dessert pack by MISSHA. This mask comes from the 3 piece dessert series of wash-off masks.

 

 

 

 

 

Claims from the manufacturer:

❇ Soothes, refreshes, and protects your skin from external irritants
❇ Contains milk protein and egg extract which prevent moisture loss
❇ Brightens skin for more even tone
❇ Pudding texture helps to make skin soft and elastic

Directions from the manufacturer:

Dry skin after washing and apply a moderate amount avoiding the eye line and lips. Wait for about 5 minutes and wash off with lukewarm water.
Tip: Steam your face before application to open pores.

Ingredients:

Water, Glycerin, Propanediol, Hydroxyethyl Urea, Dipropylene Glycol, Betaine, Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/Beheneth-25 Methacrylate Crosspolymer, Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/VP Copolymer, PEG-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Styrene/Acrylates Copolymer, Phenoxyethanol, Chlorphenesin, Ethylhexylglycerin, Caprylyl Glycol, Coco-glucoside, Butylene Glycol, Benzophenone-5, Disodium EDTA, Fragrance, Benzoic Acid, Milk Protein Extract, Egg Yolk Extract, Milk Extract, Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Seed Extract

My experience:

First of all lets talk about the packaging! Lovely and practical, just the way I like it. The tub of this mask  has whooping 200 ml in it! It looks like a  yoghurt pack except the cap on it is a screw-off instead of being a thin plastic sheet.  All this is wrapped into paper with the instructions on the bottom.

Once you open the jar you’ll see a white thick gel that becomes transparent after application onto the face. I needed a large spoon to cover my entire face in a thick even coat. The scent of this gel reminds me of condensed milk. It is very mild and inoffensive.

The instructions say to leave it on for 5 minutes and then to rinse it off. I was struggling a lot with the wash-off part. The mask was so dense that water just glided off it. After some more fighting with it I took a wash cloth and removed the majority of the mask off my face and then proceeded to the rinsing phase. It worked much better!

My face was left smooth and soft and my deep wrinkles on the forehead were less deep. this effect has lasted me for approximately half a day and I did enjoy the fact that my face was nearly wrinkle-free. The hydrating power was excellent! My skin felt moisturized for an entire day. I didn’t need to apply any moisturizer after this dessert pack.

To sum up: I had my ups and downs with this Mellow Dessert Pack but in the end I am always left with the plumped and hydrated skin. I do recommend using it in the bath because washing it. off can sometimes be difficult. Using it in a bath ritual works for me! So definitely try it 🙂

Pros:
+ Paraben, sulfate and alcohol free formula
+ Very hydrating and nourishing on my skin
+ Pleasant clean scent
+ Contains UV filter
+ Nice cooling effect on a hot days (keep it in the fridge for more chilly feel)

Cons:
– Hard to remove off your face
– Contains fragrance
– May not be suitable for sensitive skin type

Where to buy:
❇ NL and BE: bbcreamshop.eu and missha.nl
❇ Internationally: Available at yesstyle and beauteque webshops
❇ Price is 12,95€ fro a 200 ml jar

Thank you for reading!

Yours truly, Kati 🙂

Morocco Ghassoul Cream Pack by Too Cool For School

Long time no see! Sorry for some quiet times on my blog page, I was on my vacation in sunny Cape Verde and internet was not so great there to publish anything.  I did bring a lot of things with me here so will make a post about what I actually used up in the two weeks time that I was there.

Today’s review is about the Morocco Ghassoul Cream Pack by Too Cool For School. This was one of those accidental buys that turned out into a pleasant surprise. The jar contains 100 grams of product and it will last me for a while.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Claims from the manufacturer:

❇ Morocco Ghassoul Cream Pack is a cream-type, pore-cleansing mask pack is formulated with 10% organic Morocco Ghassoul clay certified by Ecocert.

❇ It cleanses pores, nourishes the skin, AND evens out skin tone! Man what can this amazing mask NOT do?!. Micro particles of Ghassoul clay gently remove dead skin cells while refining skin texture for smother, clearer, and more youthful appearing skin. Also this formula is rich in vitamins and minerals which are packed full of natural amino acids. Finally, manuka honey gives a instant boost of hydration, promoting cell regeneration for damaged skin. The formula is further enriched with Herb Flower Complex, consisting of Edelweiss, Calendula, and Camomile that softens and soothes skin.

❇ Suitable for oily and combination skin types

Directions from the manufacturer:

1. Apply a generous layer to clean, dry skin. Leave on for 5~10 minutes.
2. Rinse off thoroughly with warm water and pat face dry.

Ingredients:

Water/Eau, Kaolin, Moroccan Lava Clay, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Bentonite, Glycerin, Dipropylene Glycol, Butylene Glycol, Cetearyl Alcohol, Titanium Dioxide, Honey Extract/ Miel, Extrait de miel, Leontopodium Alpinum Flower/Leaf Extract, Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Stearic Acid, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, Ceteareth-20, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Panthenol, Triethanolamine, Polysorbate 60, Sorbitan Stearate, Methylparaben, Chlorphenesin, Allantoin, Xanthan Gum, Fragrance (Parfum), Disodium EDTA.

My experience:

The Morocco Ghassoul Cream Pack comes in a brown plastic jar. It contains 100 grams of  off-white colored clay which is very thick and somewhat creamy. I was struggling with application with my hands for the first time because I didn’t expect the play dough consistency. The mask just kept falling off my face. Once I figured out that the brush application achieves much better results it got much easier for me.

I apply this mask only on to the centre of my face leaving my chin and the largest part of my forehead area untreated.  Why? Because this mask is hard to wash off and I don’t want to scrub my face unless I do it with a product that is made for it. Tip! -> This mask washes off way easier if you use the same brush you applied it with and make the clay wet prior to washing it off.

I also tried to do a spot treatment with it on the emerging pimples on my face and wow! For this purpose the results are more than great! No matter if my acne was huge,red and angry or whether it was a small not dangerously looking zit. In all of the cases this mask reduced the swelling around the pimples and the next day they are as good as gone!

Pros:
+ Sulfate and alcohol formula
+ Good for oily and combination skin
+ Great pore tightening results
+ Perfect for spot treatment of emerging pimples
+ Great amount of product per one pack

Cons:
– Contains paraben
– No-no for a dry and sensitive skin
– Extremely thick consistency
– Hard to get within the EU webshops
– Best used for spot treatment, avoid application to an entire face

Where to buy:
❇ NL and BE: TKmaxx stores
❇ Internationally: Available at beautybay and toocoolforschool webshops
❇ Price is +/- 18€ per jar depending on where you get it from

Thank you for reading!

Yours truly, Kati 🙂

Sisley Gel Express aux Fleurs mask (Express Flower Gel Hydrating Mask)

Today’s review is about the Sisley Gel Express aux Fleurs mask. This mask is  my least favorite from all of the masks I’ve tried so far from this brand.  Unfortunately it doesn’t do much on my skin in terms of hydration and removing signs of fatigue. The only reason I still use it is because it is quite good at evening my skin tone for those days when I am absolutely not in the mood for wearing makeup.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Claims from the manufacturer:

❇ BENEFITS
Express Flower Gel is a very fresh, moisturizing, and toning cream-gel mask specifically designed for dehydrated, lifeless, or tired-looking skin. Through its exceptional concentration of moisturizing active ingredients (Lily and Iris extracts), it regenerates (Sesame extract), hydrates, tones, removes traces of fatigue and stress, smoothes features, and evens the complexion in just 3 minutes.

❇ RESULTS
Skin is left toned and hydrated and features are smoothed. Signs of fatigue and stress fade away and skin is left looking magnificent.

Directions from the manufacturer:

Two to three times a week, apply to clean, dry skin on the face and neck, including the eye contour. Allow to remain on the skin for 3 minutes, then wipe away the excess. It is not necessary to rinse. This gel is ideal for restoring skin for a well-rested appearance before an evening out.

Ingredients:

Active ingredients (listed on the manufacturer’s website):
❇ White Lily: hydrates, softens
❇ Sesame: hydrates, protects, and regenerates
❇ Rose: Freshens, softens, astringent
❇ Iris: softens, tones

Full list of ingredients (not listed on the manufacturer’s website):
Water, Rosa Centifolia (Cabbage Rose) Water, Dimethicone, Iris Florentina Root Extract, Sorbitol, LiliumCandidum Flower Extract, Peg-40, Hydrogenated Castor Oil, SesamumIndicum (Sesame) Seed Oil, Butylene Glycol, Triethanolamine, Carbomer, Phenoxyethanol, Acrylates/ C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate, Crosspolymer, Octoxynol-13, Sodium Methylparaben, Propylene Glycol, ChlorhexidineDigluconate, Methylparaben, Butylparaben, Ethylparaben, Propylparaben, Geraniol, Citronellol.

My experience:

I bought this mask from the parfumswinkel.nl. Prior to buying it I tested it out in the store and was hoping that this mask will deliver as good results as the Black Rose Cream Mask.

The Express Flower Gel Hydrating Mask comes in a nice pale blue semi-transparent tube with a plastic seal. With help of the cap you can easily remove it and get to the product itself. Cream-gel is whitish in color and looks quite thick. Once you start spreading it out it turns into more gel like consistency and gives off light fragrance that disappears in seconds.

I tried using it for advised 3 minutes and didn’t like the fact that within that time it does absolutely nothing to my skin. The only thing I am left with is a sticky finish. Wiping it off with simple tissue won’t do. I have to use my toner to fully get rid off the tacky residue.

After trying it out in the different ways I do think that the best results on me are achieved when I leave it overnight just like with a regular sleeping mask. In the morning I rinse of my face and it looks more glowing and semi-hydrated.  I do have a big downside to report! It is packed with comedogenic ingredients that occasionally break me out when my skin is more sensitive than usual. Would I buy it again? Definitely not! I would rather splurge a bit more and get the Black Rose mask instead.

Pros:
+ Sulfate and alcohol free
+ Best suitable for normal or dry skin types
+ Light fresh fragrance
+ Light hydration effects on my skin
+ Evens the skin tone

Cons:
– Contains parabens and silicones
– Contains 5 comedogenic ingredients
– Not suitable for acne prone skin
– Overpriced for what it does
– Leaves a tacky film on the skin
– Sometimes it breaks me out

Where to buy:
❇ NL and BE: ICI PARIS XL and  Douglas shops
❇ Internationally: Available at sisley, amazon and many other webshops
❇ Price is +/- 95€ per 60ml tube

Thank you for reading!

Yours truly, Kati 🙂

Lange Paris Intensive Lightening Mask

Today I am reviewing my nr 1 skin brightening mask that does an amazing job at controlling my post pregnancy hyper-pigmentation spots. Let me present to you the mighty Lange Paris Intensive Lightening Mask.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Directions from the manufacturer:

Suitable for the sensitive skin, this lightening mask should be used 2x week. Cleanse the face and neck with the lightening lotion using a cotton pad. Apply mask in a thin layer and smooth it over the face and neck. Product should be almost transparent once applied. Wait 10 minutes and gently wipe away with a warm wet cloth. Rinse away the remaining residue with warm water. Pat your skin dry.

Claims:

❇ Inhibits melanin synthesis and skin pigmentation
❇ Eliminates superficial dead cells, excess sebum, impurities and toxins

Ingredients:

❇ Active ingredients:Sunflower oil (contains omega-3 and omega-6 which moisturise skin); Soy oil (firming, tightening, smoothing and reduces dark spots); Glycerin (moisturizer of vegetable origin); Bearberry Extract (contributes to skin lightening and acts on depigmentation areas); Arbutin (a natural derivative of hydroquinone that inhibits the activity of tyrosinase and thus reduces the production of melanin); Allantoin (softens dry skin and is a soothing, effective repairing agent that accelerates cell regeneration); Panthenol (soothing and moisturizing properties), and Bascillus ferment has soothing effect.
❇ Other ingredients:
Aqua (Water), Propylene Glycol, Paraffinum Liquidum (Mineral Oil), Methyl Gluceth-10, Triethanolamine, Carbomer, Potassium Cetyl Phosphate, Phenoxyethanol, Titanium Dioxide, Dimethicone, Arctostaphylos uva-ursi(Bearberry)Leaf Extract, Tocopheryl Acetate, Chlorphenesin, Methylparaben, Disodium Edta, Glycyrrhetinic Acid, Glycerin, Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate.

My experience:

My first time using this mask around 2 years ago I hated it.  The skin turned bright red on the areas it was applied and I looked like a Rudolf the reindeer with a glowing-red nose. After few months that it was laying in my “meeh” products drawer I decided to try it again. I read the instructions, applied the mask, waited for  10 minutes and I was shocked how good it was. I couldn’t figure out what happened to me the first time so I just continued using it as normal. 

At one point I thought “oh, let’s do a thicker layer, it will work better”. Boy, was I wrong. Same Rudolf the reindeer situation happened after 10 minutes of masking.  I’ve learned it the hard way with this one that following the instructions was important, especially in wash-off masks.

If I remember it correctly, I’m on the 3rd jar of this and I am definitely using  it twice a week in coming months. Sunscreen or not, my skin gets an increase in activity of all the pigmentation spots around spring-summer. After sunny vacations this one is a life-saver as well. In the winter 1x use is enough.

Pros:
+ Impressive brightening results! Meet’s the claims 100%  My pigmentation issues are under control thank’s to it
+ Luxorious packaging
+ Lovely mild marine scent
+ Creamy clay texture that doesn’t dry the skin out
+ Mask comes with a protective seal that you firs have to remove
+ Box contains the small plastic lid and the spatula for a more hygenic use

Cons:
– Hard to find in the stores
– Ingredients list is split into 2 halves so you don’t know what the actual order of the ingredients is (for me it is important for knowing the concentrations of things)
– Full price of 45€ is a personal downside since 🙁 I use it quite often

Where to buy:
❇ NL and BE: TKmaxx stores and at the Lange.fr
❇ Internationally: Available at amazon and Lange.fr
❇ Price is varying from the 17-45€ depending on where you get it from

Thank you for reading!

Yours truly, Kati 🙂

MISSHA Pure Source Pocket Packs

For some time I was oogling at these pocket pack masks from the MISSHA brand. I really like the concept of having several types of masks in little pouches that last you for 2-3 times. For me it means that I can test several products out without spending a fortune on full-size items. As well as I am not stuck afterwards with a full jar of something I may potentially not like.

For a while these were sold out in NL online stores so I was waiting patiently until they got restocked. I purchased 8 types to try out out of which 5 were sleeping packs, 1 peel-off pack, 1 exfoliating pack and 1 clay pack. I grouped them according to the instructions on the packs. More detailed description and my experience is are at the end of this post.

Sleeping Packs

❇ Honey – A sleeping mask with Honey extacts to nourish and moisturize your skin overnight

Ingredients:
Water, Glycerin, Glycereth-26, Methylpropanediol, Honey Extract, Propolis Extract, Sophora Japonica Flower Extract, Allantoin, Dipropylene Glycol, Carbomer, Illicium Verum (Anise) Fruit Extract, Propanediol, 1,2-Hexanediol, Caprylyl Glycol, Triethanolamine, PEG-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Phenoxyethanol, Chlorphenesin, Disodium EDTA, Fragrance.

❇ Green Tea – A sleeping mask with Green Tea extracts that hydrate, relax and soothe your skin overnight

Ingredients:
Water, Glycerin, Methylpropanediol, Alcohol Denat., Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Dipropylene Glycol, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Panthenol, Bis-PEG-18 Methyl Ether Dimethyl Silane, PEG-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Triethanolamine, Chlorphenesin, Caprylyl Glycol, 1,2-Hexanediol, Propanediol, Illicium Verum (Anise) Fruit Extract, Phenoxyethanol, Disodium EDTA, Fragrance

❇ Tea Tree – A sleeping mask with Tea Tree extracts that hydrate, calm and soothe your skin overnight. Due to the antibacterial propertis this mask is most suitable for the acne prone skin

Ingredients:
Water, Glycerin, Methylpropanediol, Alcohol Denat., Melaleuca Alternifolia  Leaf Extract, Dipropylene Glycol, Betaine, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Panthenol, PEG-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Triethanolamine, Chlorphenesin, Caprylyl Glycol, 1,2-Hexanediol, Propanediol, Illicium Verum Fruit Extract, Phenoxyethanol, Disodium EDTA, Fragrance

❇ Shea Butter – A sleeping mask with Sheabutter to moisturize your skin overnight

Ingredients
Water, Glycerin, Methylpropanediol, Alcohol Denat., Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Dipropylene Glycol, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Panthenol, Bis-PEG-18 Methyl Ether Dimethyl Silane, PEG-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Triethanolamine, Chlorphenesin, Caprylyl Glycol, 1,2-Hexanediol, Propanediol, Illicium Verum Fruit Extract, Phenoxyethanol, Disodium EDTA, Fragrance.

❇ Lemon – This sleeping mask with Lemon extracts brightens and clarifies skin overnight, it is enriched with vitamin C and antioxidants

Ingredients
Water, Glycerin, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Fruit Extract, Trehalose, Cetearyl Alcohol, Cetearyl Olivate, Methylpropanediol, Cetyl Ethylhexanoate, Butylene Glycol Dicaprylate/Dicaprate , Sorbitan Olivate, Panthenol, Stearic Acid, Dimethicone, Xylitylglucoside, Xylitol, Anhydroxylitol, Glucose, Allantoin, 1,2-Hexanediol, Chlorphenesin, Carbomer, Tromethamine, Disodium EDTA, Phenoxyethanol, Fragrance(Parfum).

* There are 2 more of the sleeping pack with Aloe and Pearl extracts which I couldn’t find at the time of the purchase.

Directions from the manufacturer:
At the last step of the skincare after washing the face apply an appropriate amount over face. Leave on overnight and rinse off with lukewarm water in the morning.

Wash-off  Clay Pack

❇ Pomegranate – This clay mask with Pomegranate exracts smooths and firms the skin, absorbs excess sebum and reduces impurities.

Ingredients:
Water, Kaolin, Glycerin, Bentonite, Glyceryl Stearate SE, Titanium dioxide, Punica Granatum Fruit Extract, Polysorbate 20, Panthenol, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, Lactic acid, Iron Oxides, Sodium Lactate, Chlorphenesin, Xanthan Gum, Phenoxyethanol, 1,2-Hexanediol, Propanediol, Caprylyl Glycol, Illicium Verum Fruit Extract, Fragrance

Directions from the manufacturer:
At the last step of the skincare after washing the face apply an appropriate amount over face. 10 minutes later rinse off with lukewarm water.

Wash-off Exfoliating Pack

❇ Rice – A mild peeling with Rice extracts removes dead skin cells and brightens the skin leaving it  soft and radiant

Ingredients:
Water, PEG-8, Cellulose, Oryza Sativa Extract, Dipropylene Glycol, Alcohol Denat., Sodium Hyaluronate, Pyrus Malus Fruit Extract, Saccharum Officinarum Extract, Acer Saccharum Extract, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis Fruit Extract, Citrus Limon Fruit Extract, Vaccinium Myrtillus Fruit /Leaf Extract, Allantoin, Disodium EDTA, Carbomer, Tromethamine, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, 1,2-Hexanediol, Propanediol, Caprylyl Glycol, Illicium Verum Fruit Extract, Phenoxyethanol, Chlorphenesin, Fragrance

Directions from the manufacturer:
Apply aan appropriate amount over face. Massage until the dead skin cell comes out and rince with lukewarm water. (yep, that is the original text, no grammar issues here at all 🙂 )

Peel-off pack

❇ Lotus – A peel-off mask with Lotus extracts to brighten and clarify the skin

Ingredients
Water, Polyvinyl Alcohol, Alcohol Denat., PVP, Nelumbo Nucifera Flower Extract, Methylpropanediol, Trehalose, Allantoin, Salvia Officinalis (Sage) Leaf Extract, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Flower Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Extract, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Cymbopogon Schoenanthus Extract, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Extract, PEG-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Caprylyl glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Tropolone, Chlorphenesin, Phenoxyethanol, Disodium EDTA, Fragrance.

Directions from the manufacturer:
At the last step of the skincare after washing the face apply an appropriate amount over face. 20-30 minutes later after it dries out completely, peel it off.

My experience:
All of the masks are definitely worth trying. Each one of them preformed well on my skin, didn’t make me breakout or  stick to my sheets. For me, my personal top 3 from this range are the Lotus, Rice and Green Tea packs.

Lotus pocket pack got me after 1 use! My heart melted at how easy it was to remove off my face. There was no pull or burn on my skin as it happens sometimes with the pore strips or those black pore masks. On the contrary, My skin felt hydrated and soft after use. I did feel that it did strip the oil off my face, so I did moisturize my skin with essence after this mask.

Rice pocket mask is quite mild exfoliant for me. It had a pleasant, non-offensive smell to it and was easy to spread around my face. I would reach for it for sure on the days that my skin is more sensitive than normal.

Green tea sleeping pack performance was as moisturizing and hydrating as other masks. I picked it over the others because I really like the yummy smell of it. All of the sleeping masks I’ve bought are quite similar in their action so I would opt for choosing the one whom fragrance you like the most.

Clay mask was as effective as any other clay masks. It purified my skin, left it nice and oil-free. Smell of this one is quite good too. Was worth trying but I doubt I would repurchase this one again. I have too many clay masks that to better job at moisturizing my skin on top of doing what clay usually does.

Pros:
+ Affordable and  good quality products
+ Big variety to choose from
+ Nicely fragranced
+ Peel-off pack is not painful to remove
+ Exfoliator pack is very gentle, hence suitable for the sensitive skins
+ Perfect for 2-3 times use
+ Ideal for traveling due to the handy format of these
+ Resealable packaging which ensures that the content stays sanitary
+ Suitable for all the skin types

Cons:
– Sleeping packs are kind of all the same except the scent
– Clay pack is not standing out from the whole bunch
– Manufacturer’s description in English makes me very sad. For such a big company  as MISSHA they should not Google-translate the text that they put on the label

Where to buy:
❇ NL and BE: bbcreamshop.eu has these currently in stock for 1,85€. You also get 1-2 day delivery (which is worth mentioning)
Internationally: There are plenty of websites such as amazon, yesstyle.com, ebay.com e.t.c. Just hit the name of these into Google and push the shopping section to see what online shops in your country sell these.
❇Price per pack varies from 2-4,5$ depending on the retailer.

 

Thank you for reading!

Yours truly, Kati 🙂