My second week of attempting to sheet mask daily didn’t go too badly! Here’s what I used up last week:
Naruko Tea Tree Shine Control and Blemish Clear Mask
Pros: The sheet mask’s black! Essence is thin and sinks into the skin beautifully! Doesn’t smell of tea tree, it has more of a fresh, floral scent. Not headache-inducing, which is great! Sheet mask is large, which is great for my big, fat face. The mask gave out a cooling sensation upon application, thanks to the peppermint oil. There’s at least a tablespoon of essence leftover and the masked sat on my face for half an hour before it started to dry out around the edges and my nose. It didn’t get rid of the zits but helped calm them down. No significant brightening effect with this one but it hydrated my skin nicely.
Cons: The activated carbon sheet mask left some fine black strands of ‘hair’ on my face. Paul* laughed and called me a gorilla. Bah!
Price: RM6.90 (US$1.64). You can also get it off Naruko’s website where they are currently running a 1+1 offer!
Ingredients: Aqua, Butylene Glycol, Ethyl Alcohol, Hamamelis Virginiana Extract, Tranexamic Acid, Xanthan Gum, 2-Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Citrate, Chlorphenesin, Salicylic Acid, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Serenoa Semulate Fruit Extract, Lens Esculenta (Lentil) Seed Extract, Enantia CHlorantha Bark Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Piroctone Olamine, Kalanchoe Spathulata Extract, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Scutellaria Alpina Flower / Leaf / Stem Extract, Peucedanum Ostruthium Leaf Extract, Gingko Biloba Leaf Extract, Artemisia Umbeliformis Extract, Leontopodium Alpinum Extract, Epilobium Fleischeri Extract, Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract, Chamomile Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Camellia Sinesis Leaf Extract, Essential Oils of Tea Tree, Orange, Spearmint, Lemon, Lime, Peppermint, Grapefruit, Niaouli.
SK-II Signs Eye Mask
Pros: This depuffs and plumps up fine lines. I noticed a brightening effect around the undereye area.
Cons: It’s expensive and would have dried up within 10 minutes had I not apply a sheet mask over this.
Price: RM25++ (US$6.05) or RM360 for a box of 14 pairs.
Ingredients: Water, Galactomyces Ferment Filtrate, Glycerin, Niacinamide, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Butylene Glycol, Pentylene Glycol, Dimethicone, Panthenol, Xanthan Gum, Ethylparaben, Dimethiconol, Laureth-23, Disodium EDTA, Laureth-4, Methylparaben, Tocopheryl Acetate, Polysorbate 50, Caprylic / Capric Triglyceride, Lecithin, Glycine Max (Soybean) Symbiosome Effect, Chrysanthelium Indicum Extract, Acetyl Hexapeptide-3, Tripeptide-3.
Sister Diary Mucin Peptide Mask
Pros: Cheap and cheerful. Very hydrating! Mask fit’s a little small, not much leftover essence in pouch but it stayed moist for a good half an hour.
Cons: There was a slight tingling sensation while I wore this, but it didn’t irritate my skin.
Price: RM2.99 (US$0.70) or RM29.90 for a box of 10.
Ingredients: Water, 1,3-Butylene Glycol, Jojoba Wax PEG-120 Ester, Chondrus Crispus Extract, Xanthan Gum, Helichrysum Italicum Extract, Hydrolyzed Silk, Saccharide Isomerate, Phenoxyethanol, Chlorphenesin, Soluble Collagen, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-3 / Glycerin, Acetyl Hexapeptide-8, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizinate, Orchid Extract.
Rating: 3.5/5 (would have given it a 4.5 had it not made my skin tingle)
Annie’s Way Green Tea Relaxing Mask
Pros: I love green tea and this smells deliciously of it! Generous helping of extra essence, didn’t brighten but left my skin looking calm and smooth. Stayed on for nearly an hour without drying out. Lovely.
Cons: Scent may not be to everyone’s liking.
Price: Not sure, this was a gift from the lovely Martesa!
Ingredients: Distilled water, Carbopol 980, Hyaluronic Acid, Butylene Glycol, Quince Seed Extract, Green Tea Extract, Aloe Extract, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizinate, D-panthenol B5, Methylisothiazolinone, Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate.
Annie’s Way Tea Tree Anti-Acne Mask
Pros: It’s soothing, great for days when you have a bad breakout. Like the Green Tea mask, this stayed on for nearly an hour.
Cons: This made my skin tingle! Didn’t hydrate my skin at all, it left my usually normal / combination skin feeling rather tight and dry. I suppose this would work better for oily skin types!
Price: This was a gift from Martesa!
Ingredients: Distilled water, Carbopol 980, Butylene Glycol, Tea Tree Extract, White Tea Extract, Green Tea Extract, Lappa Extract, Biorusol, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizinate, D-panthenol B5,Methylisothiazolinone, Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate.
Repurchase?: Only if I’m suffering from a major breakout.
The Saem Pure Natural Mask Sheet Snail (Brightening)
My very first The Saem mask, courtesy of the ever so lovely Martesa. To date, I’ve only tried two snail skincare products – Cosrx’s Snail Essence and Cream. The essence clogged my skin and broke me out badly, while the cream worked a treat (close to being a HG of mine). The love / hate relationship with snail slime continues!
Sadly, this didn’t work for me. Ten minutes into wearing the mask (small fit, with about a teaspoon of leftover essence), my skin started to itch and burn. I removed the mask and noticed my skin was red and blotchy. Yikes. I then slapped it on my thigh because I felt bad about binning it!
Guess what? The sheet mask left a visible imprint on my thigh – the area was considerably brightened (and I already have pasty white legs and felt really nice and hydrated! No itching or red, angry skin. How strange!
Pros: It does what it says on the packet. But be careful if you have reactive skin!
Cons: It made my face itch, red and blotchy.
Price: Was a gift!
Ingredients: Water, Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, Snail Secretion Fitrate, PEG-75, Xanthan Gum, Disodium EDTA, PEG-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Rosa Centifolia Flower Extract, Leontopodium Alpinum Extract, Freesia Refracta Extract, Nelumbo Nucifera Flower Extract, Chlorphenesin, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, 1,2-Hexanediol, Caprylyl Glycol, Schizandra Chinesis Fruit Extract, Coptis Japonica Root Extract, Zingiber Officinale (Ginger) Root Extract, Camellia Sinesis Leaf Extract, Fragrance.
L’herboflore Hyalupeptide Energizing Mask 3D
Pros: Very hydrating, lots of extra essence, 3D mask fit is perfect for my big face. Not very brightening but this moisturises incredibly well!
Price: RM18 (US$4.40).
Ingredients: Water, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Citric Acid, Butylene Glycol, Sodium PCA, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Propylene Glycol, Glycerin, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Chondrus Crispus (Carrageenan), Betula Platyphylla Japonica Juice, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Xanthan Gum, Sodium Hyaluronate, Saccharide Isomerate, Allantoin, Mannitol, Sodium Citrate, Acetyl Tetrapeptide-15, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Isopropyl Alcohol, Cellulose, Collagen, Triethanolamine, Trehalose, Hyaluronic Acid, Tetradecyl Aminobutyroylvalylaminobutyric Urea Trifluoro Acetate, Magnesium Chloride, Sorbitol, Algae Extract, Parfum, Sodium Benzoate, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Sulfite, Phenoxyethanol, Chlorphenesin, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Methylisothiazolinone, Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate, Sodium Acetate.
Dr. Wu Soothing Moisture Capsule Mask with Vitamin B
Pros: Mask is a good fit, it did moisturise and soothe well. Non-tacky essence, which is always a plus.
Cons: Not enough leftover essence! L’herboflore masks have spoilt me!
Price: RM16.30 (US$3.90) or RM49 for a box of 3.
Ingredients: Aqua, Butylene Glycol, Methyl Gluceth-20, Glycerin, Jojoba Wax PEG-120 Ester, Niacinamie, Sodium Levulinate, Phenoxyethanol, Xanthan Gum, Chlorphenesin, Sodium Anisate, Chondrus Crispus (Carrageenan), Panthenol, Sodium Hyaluronate, Lactic Acid, Adansonia Digitata Pulp Extract, Glycolipids, Citrus Reticulata (Tangerine) Peel Extract, Sclerotium Gum, Sodium Benzoate, Potassium Sorbate.