Hey guys! I fell really sick two to three weeks back and during that period, I didn’t really focus a lot on my skin, and as a result of that, my skin hasn’t been in a good condition. Until now, It’s still recovering but it has definitely gotten much better!
If you’re a new reader (Hi!! 👋) or just didn’t know, I have slightly sensitive, oily and acne-prone skin. I like sheet masking a lot, as you can tell from my May Favourites post, because I feel like they’re like solutions in little packets, or as Joan (my favourite YouTuber) calls it ㅡ The One Night Stands of Skincare. You have different sheet masks for different concerns, it also makes skincare more fun, where you can choose what sheet mask to use depending on your current skin concerns! Or if your skin needs a boost of moisture, just slap on a sheet mask and that’ll do the trick!
I usually try to sheet mask every alternative day, but this week was special because I felt like I needed to do more for my skin and make up for the days where I was lying in bed recuperating from my flu. So here’s what I used and a review of each sheet mask!
Disclaimer: I am not paid or compensated in any way to write a review for the mentioned items below.
I was aiming for one sheet mask a day, but I guess I was too lazy one day and forgot about it, oops 🙊 but six sheet masks in a week is still a lot!! I split them into three different “categories” for a better reading experience! If you feel the urge to sheet mask after reading this, I think I’ve done my job! 😆
The Propolis Providers ㅡ
- Propolis Energy Ampule Mask, CNP Laboratory
This is actually a two-step mask, step one is an ampoule whereas step two is the sheet mask. I accidentally threw step one’s packaging away… The ampoule claims to help create a dewy and sleek complexion, on the other hand, the sheet mask claims to provide nutrients to create a resilient and dewy complexion.
I think this is definitely one of my holy grail sheet masks! I love how my skin looks the next day after using this, it definitely made it look dewy and healthier! When using the mask, I thought it felt a bit too tacky and sticky, but the results were so good! Propolis is one of absolute favourite skincare ingredients because it helps to heal acne and give that glow! I realised propolis products on the market tend to be more expensive and I guess it’s because of all the goodness associated with it!
- Mediu Amino Propolis Mask, Leaders
This is a black sheet mask, and my first impression after using is that it smelled like Naruko’s Tea Tree Black Mask. I don’t know why, but probably because it’s made of the same material? This mask is supplemented with serine component of amino acid which is a skin protein constituting unit, and it helps with skin vitality and nutrition*. It also contains propolis extract + royal jelly extract + honey extract to moisturise the skin.
I think Leaders produces amazing sheet masks, and this doesn’t disappoint as well. The results are not as prominent as compared to the CNP Laboratory one, but the skin does feel very moisturised after this. A lot of skin redness tends to disappear after using this one too. Definitely, a cheaper alternative for the CNP Laboratory mask.
- Bombee Honey Mask, Papa Recipe
Oh I bet lots of people have heard about this mask. especially if you’re a skincare junkie. Its popularity is no joke! This sheet mask claims to nourish and moisturise with honey and propolis extract.
First things first, this smells sooooooo good! It’s like honey, I really wanted to eat it! Next, the fit for this mask is amazing! When you put it on, it almost looks like you have nothing on, the mask material is so thin and adhesive, I can put it on for hours! Skin definitely feels brighter, less red and plumper after twenty minutes! I love this, no wonder it’s such a favourite in the skincare sector! I brought a box ten, and I’m left with two. 😞
The Bright Ones ㅡ
- Face Silver Foilayer Mask, The Oozoo
This is a new concept mask pack where the triplicate foil matrix helps to improve the absorption of active ingredients in the skin, which is the Saccharomyces Ferment Filtrate.* This one claims to help in brightening.
You know how sometimes on Instagram you see people with aluminium foil looking sheet masks and you wonder how it’ll feel like? It feels like a sheet mask, but it also feels like aluminium foil. I have to say, it adhered better than I expected though! The foil actually helps to block the external air, so in a way, it helps your skin absorb everything instead of evaporating? Honestly, I bought this because it looked fun 😂 When I removed the sheet mask, there was still a lot of essence left on the skin (is it cos of the foil concept?) but brightening wise, I don’t think it’s the best.
- Aqua Shield Mask, Innerb
This mask contains baobab tree seed extract which is known as the water storage of the desert, and also seaweed extract to moisturise the skin.* Also, this mask contains 3 different sizes of hyaluronic acid!
This sheet mask material is also very thin, which I like! I bought this in Oliveyoung, or was it LOHBS 🤔 when I was in Korea. It was 1-for-1 so I just grabbed it. To my surprise, it is actually very moisturising! Good to use when you need a lot of moisture! Maybe dry skin peeps would find the amount of moisture just okay for their skin.
I’m Quite Firm On This ㅡ
- Traditional Grain Syrup Ginger Mask, Acwell
I love Hanbang masks! There is such a beauty about them. So when I saw this I just grabbed it! I really enjoyed the Ginseng masks from The Face Shop previously. This one is actually for firming, where ginger helps in the elasticity of the skin*.
The texture of the essence for this mask is so interesting! Turns out it’s because the thick gooey essence mimics the actual grain syrup texture and helps to fit the skin densely and keep it moisturised for a long time! I was so shocked when I tried to squeeze the extra essence left in the packaging and it ended up looking like a blob. Performance-wise, I can’t really tell if it helps to firm the skin after one usage, but it does feel very moisturised and plump.
Out of all the masks, the Oozoo one is probably the only one I would not consider repurchasing. Let me know your favourite sheet masks and/or suggest some sheet masks that I should check out in the comments below! Thanks for reading, and if you like this, feel free to share it on Facebook/Twitter or on your social media!
*Information gathered from online sources