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Elaine

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General Information

  • Ethnicity: East Asian
  • Skin Tone: Fair
  • Skin Type: Sensitive
  • Hair Thickness: Fine
  • Hair Type: Wavy
  • Hair Color: Brown

Personal Information:

  • Beauty Interest: Beauty blogger
  • Age Range: 25-34
  • Location: United States
  • Ingredient Preference: Anti-oxidants, Hyaluronic Acid, Oil-Free, Paraben-Free, Peptides, Sulfate Free, Benzoyl Peroxide
  • Are you a mommy to be?: No

The packaging is super cute! Reminds me of children's books. This mask claims to repair, revitalize, and improve skin texture with snail mucin, allantoin, glycolic acid, and collagen. Out of the packet, I detected a strong plum candy scent. Essence was milky, which I thought was unusual for a snail mask. Sheet felt soft and smooth and has a medium thickness. Fit was okay, had to cut a slit at a chin. The slanted eye holes looked really funny to me, like 👽. It doesn't bother me though. Adherence was less okay, but not bad. The sheet was opaque so I couldn't tell if all the air bubbles were smoothed out. 40 mins in, and I definitely see it trying to lift off. There were large air bubbles and a goatee. My skin looked slightly brightened and calmed. Massaging in the essence took a long time. It refuses to absorb, leaving behind a greasy finish. Only after 15 mins did it finally dry down to a silky finish, but feels greasy to the touch. My skin definitely felt very very hydrated. But I don't think this is suitable for anyone with combo or oily skin or on hot days, as it can get quite uncomfortable. Dayangku said she tried the goat milk variant and liked it, I'll try that soon and hopefully it'll work better on me. 

This claims to nourish and repair skin with camellia sinensis leaf water (in place of water), snail mucin and bee venom. It is free of parabens, mineral oils, alcohol and preservatives. pH level is slightly acidic at 6. I didn't detect any scent but when I put my nose really close, I think there's a medicinal scent. Cotton sheet had a medium thickness and was soaked in clear watery essence. Fit was okay, I had to cut a slit near the chin. Eye flaps are a bonus to me. Adherence was meh. Air bubbles starting forming a couple mins into masking. I had this on for about 35 mins, no sensitivity issues. My skin felt moderately hydrated and looked slightly brighter. But the calming action was on point! My skin felt soothed and looked less red. Definitely a go-to mask for when allergies strike!

This claims to brighten skin with rice extract, niacinamide, grapefruit extract, and hyaluronic acid. Out of the packet I caught a slight whiff of fermentation scent. It went away when I had the mask on, the scent was replaced by a lotiony fragrance. Essence was creamy and thick. Fit and adherence weren't good. Eye holes were too small, nose flap was too long and entire mask was too wide. It was also difficult to get the air bubbles out. I had this on for 40 mins. Massaging the essence into my skin felt like I was applying lotion. It does not dry down and does not absorb at all and left behind a greasy finish and looked super dewy. Hydration was moderate despite the greasy feel. I did not notice any other effects.

This is the latest addition to the bombee honey mask family. Their black honey variant is my HG so I have high hopes for this. Packaging is super cute as always, featuring a honey pot. This mask claims to hydrate dry, parched skin and restore radiance with ingredients like squalene, royal jelly extract, propolis extract, shea butter, mango seed butter, cocoa butter, licorice root extract, ginger root extract, camellia sinensis, and grapefruit seed extract. Unlike past variants, this is a 2-piece cotton mask with creamy buttery essence. Out of the packet, it gave off a delicious honey malt scent. Thick cotton sheets were coated, not soaked, with the buttery essence, and came sandwiched between 2 plastic backings. There was hardly any essence left in the packaging. Fit was great since I was able to adjust the top and bottom pieces according to my facial structure. However, adherence was disappointing. Just a couple minutes in and air bubbles starting forming. I had this on for 30 mins, a little reluctant to take it off because of the scent, but it starting to dry out anyway. Massaging the remaining essence into my skin felt like I was applying a light lotion. Unlike other creamy masks that felt too thick and stifling, this buttery essence actually absorbed into my skin, leaving a silky finish. Brightening and redness reduction was moderate but my skin felt extremely hydrated. Flakiness completely gone. This is very suitable for night time use and dry skin types. 

I love the packaging! The different varieties have different traditional patterns. The pouch has a matte texture and made of very thin foil material. The overall presentation just screams traditional 👘 This mask contains green tea (antioxidant) as a main ingredient. The Japanese natural cotton sheet was super thick and soaked in 30g of watery, scentless essence. Fit was okay, there were plenty of slits. Looks like my top lip was getting nourished as well. Eye flaps are always a bonus in my book. Adherence was meh due to how thick the sheet was. Just a couple mins and air bubbles started forming. I also had a goatee by the 30 min mark. Essence absorbed quickly and left and silky finish. My skin felt hydrated and plump. There was slight brightening but my redness was completely gone. I topped it off with a light moisturizer to seal everything in. However, a couple hours later, my redness returned. Not in blotches but an even, light pink blush, it's kinda pretty 😅 I'd say this is pretty great for a Dasio mask! Can't wait to try out the other varieties!

This mask claims to nourish and deeply hydrate with hyaluronic Acid, honey, and jojoba extract. Out of the packet, I caught a whiff of yummy honey that made my eyeballs roll back. The silk sheet was super thin and soft, good thing it came with a plastic backing. Essence was watery and in abundance. Fit and adherence were amazing. It was a little too wide on the sides, but since the sheet is so soft like wet tissue, I simply give the extra material a little push and crumple it. I had this on for 35 mins or so, lost track of time. Essence dried down matte but my skin felt hydrated, not stretchy or uncomfortable. My skin felt bouncy, soft, and smooth. Brightening action was at its maximum! My eye circles stood out even more. These effects are very similar to Naruko HA Hydro-Lock Mask. Highly recommend and will repurchase!

Goodal makes my favorite first essence and calming mask, I hope to add this to the list too. Like all the other varieties of their wildflower sheet masks, the packaging is so pretty! Each one features a different flower and benefit. This claims to improve elasticity and deeply nourish with Moon Orchid extract, Camellia oil, sunflower seed oil, and safflower oil. However, this does contain mineral oil at the top of the list. Out of the packet, it gave off a strong lotiony scent. Essence was creamy. The sheet itself was so so thick and opaque. Fit was great but adherence was meh. Just a few mins in air bubbles starting forming and I had a goatee. I kept this on for 30 mins, no sensitivity. My skin felt very hydrated with slight brightening. But these mediocre effects only lasted half a day. Very disappointed 🙀 Will not repurchase. 

This mask claims to soothe and hydrate with aloe vera extract. It gave off a standard aloe scent. Mask was thick but easily tearable. I tore it while pulling it out of the packet. Essence was drippy. Fit was meh. It was super wide and covering my hair so I folded it frontwards. Adherence was ok, I see some air bubbles forming throughout the 30 mins of wear. My skin looked super dewy, almost to the point of greasy. Essence dried down with a tacky finish. My skin felt extremely hydrated due to the greasiness and looked just slightly less red. Calming effect was just okay for an aloe soothing mask. Will not repurchase.

This mask claims to deeply hydrate and restore glow. The packaging is sooo pretty, if that was on a canvas I'd totally buy it for my home. The thick sheet was soaked in water clear essence, and gave off a clean scent that was almost undetectable. Fit was meh, I had to cut slits in a few places to get a decent fit. Adherence was great. I had this on for 40 mins and it was starting to dry out. My skin looked so bright, fair and smooth! Essence absorbed quickly and dried down to a matte finish. My pores were tiny and redness gone. It wasn't as hydrating as I'd like, weird for a moisturizing mask. But nothing a little moisturizer can't solve. I don't know what took me so long to try this mask. I freaking love it! It might just be my favorite Naruko mask, surpassing tea tree and rose masks. Will repurchase!

This mask claims to brighten, hydrate and firm to reserve aging. I don't see snail mucin listed as one of the ingredients but I do see elements of it like hyaluronic acid and glycosaminoglycans. This also contains methylisothiazolinone, a potentially sensitizing ingredient. Out of the packet, I caught an awful, awful smell. It expires in 2019 and doesn't smell stale so I know it's not rotten. It's hard to describe the scent, hmm, like a mixture of blood and baby milk powder? I'm bad with describing non-generic smells, just know that it's bad. The sheet was sandwiched between a plastic backing and a thick paper backing. The material was super thin and soft, almost like Annie's Way silk mask. Fit was weird, but since the material was so soft, I was able to manipulate it with ease. Mouth hole was too small, it was literally just a slit. Adherence was great. Good news, the stench dissipated about 10 mins in. I had this on for 30 mins, it was starting to dry out. After massaging the essence in, I looked in the mirror and gasped! My skin looked perfect! Bright, smooth, not red and PIH lightened, as if I had a layer of translucent powder on. Essence dried down matte. The only gripe I have was the insufficient hydration for my combo-dry skin. But nothing a little moisturizer can't solve. The effects last a whole day and 50% of it was still present the next morning. I'd reckon this is great for under makeup and hot days. Highly recommended and will repurchase!

This mask claims to soothe and deeply hydrate with 100% Korean oak tree sap, which contains large amounts of natural minerals and niacinimide to nourish and brighten skin. It makes me happy to see that this is free of parabens, synthetic dyes, and mineral oils. The beige packaging and gold logo reminds me of Karuna's hydrating sheet mask. Out of the packet, I detected a strong perfumey fragrance. Essence was as exact to the product name, watery gel. The soft cupro sheet resembled a bandage gauze. Fit and adherence were okay. My upper lip was partially covered and that part of the sheet dried out the fastest. After 45 mins of wear, there were still lots of essence to pat in. It left behind a silky finish. My skin felt soft and well hydrated. My redness was gone and skin looked glowy and plump. A little moisturizer on top and it felt perfect. However, halfway through the day, my skin felt dry again, redness was also back. I had really high hopes for this mask since it received such great reviews. Maybe it's just not for me.

This mask contains snail mucus filtrate (duh!) to hydrate and repair. It also contains licorice, magnolia vine, ginger, and green tea to calm irritated skin. I really need this after the episode with Wishformula Bubble Peeling Pad. Out of the packet I caught a very strong perfumey fragrance. Material was pretty thin, just a tad thicker than silk masks. Essence was drippy and in abundance. Fit was great but adherence sucks balls. Just a couple minutes in and I had a goatee and air bubbles everywhere. It tingled a little throughout the 25 mins of wear. Essence dried down quickly to a non-sticky finish. My skin felt well hydrated and still looks slightly red. A hours later, my redness did disappear and sadly, the hydration as well. Don't think I'll want to use this again since there are other masks out there that performed better at are equally affordable.

This is a 3-step mask that comes with a cleanser, serum, and sheet mask. It claims to clear pores and return skin elasticity with bird's nest extract. The cleanser comes in a thick white cream and lathers up really easily. I'd split this up into 2 uses the next time. A quick test showed a pH of 8. It left my skin squeaky clean but it didn't feel drying. The serum was a gooey clear substance, it spreads easily but did not seem to want to absorb. I waited a minute before slapping on the juicy sheet mask. Fit and adherence were great! I had this on for about 30 mins. The essence dried down matte. I noticed my skin looking slightly brighter and felt hydrated. But there wasn't any pore clearing effect. Perhaps continued use will bring about results. 

This is a 2-piece hydrogel mask that's suppose to give you that vibrant chok chok skin that you get after a shower. The hydrogel pieces are standard, sandwiched between a plastic backing and a paper backing. Essence was pretty drippy. They gave me a great fit but adherence was meh. The pieces were sliding slowly sliding down and I also had a mask goatee. I had this on for about 30 mins. Essence absorbed quickly after some light patting and dried down matte. My skin did look bright and bouncy but only for a short while, just like after an actual shower. I guess their claims held pretty true, down to the longevity of the effects 😂 Would not repurchase.

The syringe contains an active ampoule with a blend of 7 black ingredients like black truffle, black ginseng, black current nut. Step 1 requires pushing down the top part of the syringe a little, shake it to mix with the rest of the ampoule, then "inject" it into the middle of the pouch, where the inlet is. I did not push the syringe into the inlet all the way so a little bit of that ampoule went into nourishing my mirror. Then shake and squeeze the packaging till kingdom come. The entire pouch is opaque so I have no idea when to stop. Out of the packet, I detected a perfumey scent. Essence was milky. The fiber material was very soft and thin, adherence and fit were 💯! I had this on for 30 mins and it tingled throughout. The remaining essence took awhile to pat in, even then, it left behind a greasy finish. My skin very hydrated but sadly that's about it. Pores and redness are still there. For all that work that I did, I was expecting dramatic results. I kinda dislike that this type of masks leaves room for user error, regular pre-mixed masks are plenty awesome and effortless. Having said that, I really like Oozoo's Water-Bang hydrating mask, it's one of my HGs. 

This mask claims to intensely hydrate with hyaluronic acid being the 3rd ingredient and colloidal gold (nanoparticles of gold suspended in water) as the 6th ingredient. The foil material felt pretty thick and stiff, it aims to deliver all 28g of essence into the skin by reducing evaporation. Fit was terrible. Eye and mouth holes were too small, humongous nose tent and excess material on the sides. Adherence was okay. There wasn't a significant scent, it was so light I couldn't smell anything. I had this on for 35 mins, my skin felt warm and slightly uncomfortable as the weather is now warmer. After some patting, the leftover essence absorbed quickly and left a matte finish. My skin felt very hydrated and looked very bright the entire day. However, it did leave behind some creases and gold flecks. Effective as it may be, I wouldn't repurchase due to the horrendous fit and warming effect.

This mask claims to deeply hydrate with jellyfish extracts and marine extracts like algae. I can't get over the comic sans font on the back of the packaging 🙈 Essence was slimey and gooey, swipe to see. There was a very strong perfumey fragrance that lingered even after masking. The hydrogel came in 2 pieces, top and bottom, and were sandwiched between a plastic backing and a thin paper backing. The mask was very very slippery, I almost dropped it a couple of times. Fit was great, though I wish it would cover my forehead more. Adherence was okay, they were slipping down ever so slowly. I had this on for 30 mins, no sensitivity. There was little to no essence left to pat in. Finish was tacky but it went away pretty quickly. My skin looked absolutely amazing! Brightening was moderate but I think the most obvious improvement was my skin texture. Pore size was reduced and pitted scars were plumped up. My skin looked so smooth and glowy it's like I had highlighter on. I couldn't stop inspecting my skin throughout the day 😳 Highly recommended and will repuchase!

This mask claims to soothe, purify, and hydrate. Notable ingredients: thermal water, hyaluronic acid, black tea ferment, rose water, evening primrose extract, tocopheryl acetate, allantoin, and anise extract. 100% organic mask material felt super thin and soft. Fit was mostly okay, mouth hole was too small. Adherence was great! I had this on for about 35 mins and it was still juicy. Essence dried down to a tacky finish, which went away in about an hour. My skin felt very hydrated and looked glowy with zero redness. However, my redness came back just after half a day. My skin still felt very hydrated though. This is great for peeps whose only skin problem is dryness. I personally will not repurchase.

This mask claims to soothe, purify, and hydrate. Notable ingredients: thermal water, hyaluronic acid, black tea ferment, rose water, evening primrose extract, tocopheryl acetate, allantoin, and anise extract. 100% organic mask material felt super thin and soft. Fit was mostly okay, mouth hole was too small. Adherence was great! I had this on for about 35 mins and it was still juicy. Essence dried down to a tacky finish, which went away in about an hour. My skin felt very hydrated and looked glowy with zero redness. However, my redness came back just after half a day. My skin still felt very hydrated though. This is great for peeps whose only skin problem is dryness. I personally will not repurchase.

This is a 2-step system that contains 100% Camellia oil in the first step and a cupra sheet mask in the second step. This system claims to nourish, brighten and anti-oxidize skin. I was skeptical about layering on an oil before sheet masking because oil has always been the last step of my routine to seal to everything in. Oil molecules are larger than water molecules hence it absorbs slower and should come before water. But technology is so advanced these days so this oil may have been specially designed to be applied before a sheet mask. It did claim to enhance the absorption of the the sheet mask though, so we'll see. There was plenty of oil in the pouch, not recommended to use it all at once, learn from my mistake, I turned into a greaseball and EVERYTHING around me turned greasy though I don't recall ever touching them 🤔 With my face looking like a Christmas ornament, I placed the thin and soft sheet mask on. Fit and adherence were great! I kept this on for about 50 mins because it smells amazingly of light jasmine, not advised since this was drying out especially around the forehead area. It would've been better to keep it on for a shorter time, say 35 mins. It took a while to massage the essence in because it's still very greasy. Not in an uncomfortable, suffocating way. The grease is pretty light, but still in abundance. My skin was obviously very hydrated and supple. Brightening wasn't obvious but my skin did look dewy, even and alot less red. Throughout the day, as the essence got absorbed slowly, my skin just kept looking better and better. Not a red spot in sight, dewiness was maintained. I like this very much! Recommended for night use as this can feel pretty heavy under suncreen and makeup.

This mask claims to even out skin tone, diminish dark spots and boost radiance. Notable ingredients: sea buckthorn, common purslane, rose, fig, yuzu, lotus, citrus, wild mint and niacinamide. It makes me super happy to see that it's 8-free and suitable for sensitive skin. Essence was creamy and scentless. The 100% cotton mask was soft and very pliable. Fit was strange. This is the first sheet mask that could cover my entire forehead up to my hairline. However, there was excess fabric around the mouth and chin area. Not a huge deal though. Due to the great adherence I was able to scrunch up the excess and it stayed that way for 35 mins. Essence took awhile to dry down to a silky finish. My skin felt soft and very hydrated but I didn't see any brightening. Not sure if I would repurchase.

This mask claims to soothe and calm with Edelweiss extracts and a bunch of other flower extracts. It also contains niacinamide for brightening. The mask was of medium thickness and came with a plastic backing. Essence was watery and of abundance. Fit was wider than it was long, but it still managed to cover my entire face, thanks to the many slits. Adherence was meh around nose and mouth areas. It was basically flapping in the wind below my chin. I had this on for 40 mins, it was starting to dry out. My skin felt moderately hydrated and supple, looked bright and alot less red. It's a great calming mask for when allergy strikes. Best for day time use as it doesn't leave behind a tacky finish. Will repurchase! 

This is a 2-step system that contains a peeling gel and a cupra sheet mask. This mask is unique in the sense that it preps your skin for absorption by removing all that dead skin and dirt, followed by a hydrating and brightening mask in the second step. The peeling gel felt like lotion and it was very gentle on my sensitive skin. I can't use that peeling gel that comes in a clear bottle with a pump because it was too abrasive. It took about a minute of gentle rubbing to get tiny debris. No sensitivity or dryness. After rinsing it off, I followed up with the sheet mask. This mask contains niacinamide (5th), hyaluronic acid (7th), aloe (8th), and a bunch of botanical extracts. Material was of medium thickness and reminds me of a bandage wrap. Essence was so viscous it felt like jelly. Not a fan of the lotiony scent, though it wasn't overpowering. Fit was great. Adherence was great on flatter areas like cheeks and forehead. I had this on for 35 mins, it was still plenty damp. After massaging the essence, my skin felt very hydrated and soothed. Redness was reduced and skin looked even and bright! The effects lasted about 2 days for me, which is cost-effective since I don't have to mask everyday PLUS it comes with a peeling gel too! The only gripe I have are the fold lines it left behind on my skin. That went away in about 20 mins so no biggie. Best for night time masking since the hydration was pretty intense. Highly recommended and will repurchase!

This mask claims to nourish and anti-age with niacinamide, ginseng extract (100ppm), green tea extract and gold (1ppm). The black hydrogel came in 2 pieces, top and bottom. Each piece of hydrogel was sandwiched between 2 plastic backings. There wasn't a faint, almost undetectable ginseng scent. Essence was watery, there wasn't a whole lot left in the packet. Up close, there were specks on gold embedded into the black hydrogel. Closer inspection shows a smooth side and a rough side, I think the smooth side goes on to the skin. Fit was...awkward. nose and mouth holes were too big and there was this weird heart shaped gap on the chin. Adherence was amazing, as with all hydrogel masks. I had this on for about 30 mins. There wasn't any essence left to Pat in. My skin felt well hydrated and looks better than it feels. Skin texture is smooth with smaller pores, fine lines were "ironed" out. It looks like I had a blurring effect going. Brightening was moderate but my skin definitely looks less red. Just a layer of hydrating sunscreen and I'm good to go for the entire day. I highly recommend this mask and will repurchase!

This mask claims to plump and hydrate with ginseng, snail mucin and hyaluronic acid. I love how short and simple the ingredients list was, great for sensitive skin peeps like me. Essence was watery and felt soapy. I was surprised to see 21ml of essence instead of the usual 23ml. There wasn't a scent at first but when I stuck my nose into the packet, I think I detected a faint ginseng scent. The 100% rayon material felt thick and stiff, it also had a peachy pink tinge. Fit was perfect for me. Adherence was great where areas were flat, not so much around the nose and mouth areas. I had this on for about 40 mins, it did sting just ever so slightly around my sensitive areas for the first 10 mins. The mask was already drying out at this point, I probably shouldn't have waited this long. It did take some patting for the remaining essence to absorb and dry down to a semi-matte finish. My skin is well hydrated, even and alot less red. No brightening but my fine lines were indeed less obvious. All I needed was a light moisturizer and the effects lasted a whole day and till the next morning. Now I know why it's a cult favorite. Highly recommended especially for sensitive skin peeps and will repurchase! 

Hushu is a brand that specializes in sensitive skin, it's right up my alley! This mask claims to hydrate and brighten. Notable ingredients: witch hazel, collagen, ceramides, sweet almond oil, hyaluronic acid, and peptides respectively. It smells like MBD's hyaluronic acid masks and had a clear, gel-like essence. The soft fabric reminds me of bandage wraps. Fit wasn't great even though it had more slits than most sheet masks. The mouth hole was too big so my upper chin was uncovered, nose flaps were extending outwards, and there were too much excess on the sides, which I had to fold front wards to get it off my hair. Adherence was great! I had this on for 40 mins. After some patting, the essence dried down matte and my skin felt hydrated but not sticky. My skin also looked brighter and smoother, and got even better as the day went by! Much impressed! I'd recommend this for daytime and summer time, basically, hotter times. Will repurchase!

This mask claims to brighten and anti-age with pearl extracts, niacinamide and grapefruit. According to cosdna, this also contains a few potentially sensitizing ingredients like carbomer (viscosity control), triethanol amine (pH adjuster) and phenoxyethanol (preservative). Out of the packet, this gave off a light lotiony fragrance. Material was soft and velvety, like a cross between hydrogel and fabric. It had a mesh backing. Essence was milky and of abundance. Though the eye, nose and mouth holes were in the perfect positions, the entire sheet was too small for my face. An entire inch of my outer face was uncovered. Adherence was great. I had this on for 30 mins and it was starting to dry out. It took quite abit of massaging for the essence to dry down and just then, it started balling up 😥 So I stopped and inspected my face, no visible difference from before sheet masking except hydration! Also, my skin felt a little warm and irritated, so I washed it out and redid my routine. I really wanted this to work, sadly, it's not suitable for my sensitive skin type

This is a 2-step system that claims to repair and brighten with snail mucin. But I don't see any snail mucin in the ingredients lists! I'm so confused! 😵 Step 1 is a sheet mask drenched in clear watery essence that contains botanical extract, hyaluronic acid and arbutin. It gave off a light floral fragrance, signature of MBD's masks. Material felt very thin and soft, almost as thin as silk masks. Good thing it came with a plastic backing or I would've torn it. Fit was pretty bad, it was wider than it was long, gave me a nose tent and had a small mouth hole. Adherence was great. After 40 mins, I patted the essence in and applied the repair cream. This cream felt very thick, not surprised at all since most of the ingredients listed on top are emollients. I used half of what was in the packet, using all would've been too much. The cream had a nice silky finish, not tacky. I wasn't expecting much from this set so I was very surprised to see how bright, even and hydrated my skin was! Very impressed! Will repurchase!

I adore the packaging of these Oozoo Bear masks! Galaxy designs on bears, hell yeah! This mask is made from bamboo charcoal and aims to purify skin and tighten pores with with hazel and tea tree extracts. The ampoule contains a key ingredient called oxyforce cellular active to deliver oxygen to the pores. I've always enjoyed popping the ear but I can never know when to stop squishing the packaging so the ampoule is evenly mixed in. Out of the packet I caught a powder scent. Essence was clear and viscous. The black sheet mask material felt soft and was of medium thickness. Fit was okay, had to add some of my own slits. Adherence was great! I had this on for about 40 mins. My skin looked amazing! It's adequately hydrated, less red, smooth with small pores, and glowy. BUT these effects were very short-lived. They all went away in a few hours and my skin felt dry and looked red again. So I washed it off and redid my skincare routine. I really liked the water-bang hydrating version, that gave me chok chok bright skin till the next day. Will not be repurchasing this. 

This mask claims to minimize pores, refine rough skin and soothe irritated skin. All of which I need! This is a coconut bio-cellulose mask that resembles a hydrogel. Out of the packet there's the usual Leaders signature scent. The mask was sandwiched between 2 thick cloth backings, which helped alot since the material scrunches up easily and prying it apart is a pain. Fit was okay, I had to cut my own slits at certain places. But adherence was 👍 I had this on for about 40 mins, which was probably too long. I had to carefully peel the sheet off my face. There was little to no essence left to pat in. Immediately my skin felt hydrated, but it kinda went away as the day goes by so I had to rehydrate constantly. Pore minimizing and soothing effects were moderate. My favorite in this series is still the Amazonian Acaiberry Anti-Pollution variety. That gave me great results and I would repurchase. I wouldn't repurchase this.

The ingredient list looks stellar as it contains botanical extracts and botanical ferment filtrates from top to bottom! 🙌 The packaging is super interesting, it's a flat, see-through container, not the usual foil packet. I had fun shaking it and watching the jelly essence slide all over the place 😬 The hydrogel was so super thin! Thinnest I've ever seen! That said, it wasn't difficult to unfold and place on the skin, thanks to the plastic sheet backing. Both top and bottom pieces stayed in place throughout. There was a minty cool sensation, which felt super nice. I had this on for an hour and the hydrogel refuses to dry, I took it off anyway. There was hardly any essence left on my skin. But my skin felt hydrated and looked like a had tinted moisturizer on, very smooth and bright! 

This mask contains 15,000 ppm of honey and 15,000 ppm of hyaluronic acid, is 7-free and made of 100% eco-friendly cellulose cupra fabric The 6-in-1 claim, peeling, toner, emulsion, essence, cream, mask makes it a super convenient and great for travelling. Love the super cute packaging! Also love the fact that the print is made from safe ink. Unlike other character masks I've tried, this did not smell like ink at all, instead it smells like sweet honey 🍯 Essence was viscous. Material was thin and soft, very easy to unfold and apply. Fit and adherence were 💯 Most importantly, the print was super adorable and very insta-worthy! I couldn't help taking a few selfies for fun 😹 There was Korean text on one side of my face, I have no idea what it says, do you? This mask lasted close to an hour for me. After patting the essence in, my skin felt very hydrated and looked very bright and glowy! It dried down to a slightly tacky finish which went away after an hour. My skin felt so smooth I couldn't stop touching it! My skin continued to feel hydrated till the next morning 🙌 Highly recommended and would repurchase!

This mask claims to intensely hydrate with propolis, 24K gold and rose extract. I was thoroughly mesmerized by the honeycomb pattern on the sheet. But I wasn't sure which side goes on the skin, so I chose to place the pretty pattern on the outside for aesthetical purposes 😝 Fit and adherence were 💯 I had this on for an hour. After patting the essence in, I noticed how soft and plump my skin felt. It also looked smooth, less red, and very luminous. I like this as much as the black honey variety! HG for sure!

This mask claims to moisturize, brighten, purify and calm. Notable ingredients: niacinamide, hyaluronic acid, witch hazel extract, botanical extracts, hydrolyzed collagen, squalene, ceramide, and lemon fruit oil. This also contains potentially sensitizing ingredients like dimethicone, alcohol and carbomer. The material felt very unique, like a cross between hydrogel and fabric. A quick search tells me it is microfiber, which allows better penetration of nutrients into the skin. Fit and adherence were 💯 I had this on for over an hour. After patting the essence in, my skin felt very hydrated and gave off a healthy glow! Red blotches from a product reaction were a lot calmer. Great skin day all day! I highly recommend this! 

This mask claims to intensely hydrate and prevent dryness. A bunch of preservatives were listed before hyaluronic acid and ceramides 😕 Out of the packet came a light fragrance. Material felt like soft but thick cotton. Fit was great but adherence was meh. I had this on for about 40 mins. My skin felt hydrated, but that's about it. The hydration only lasted about 4 hours before I started feeling dry again. I'm guessing it might be due to the ratio of preservatives being more than the moisturizers. I don't recommend this and won't be repurchasing.

This mask contains bitter melon as its main ingredient, which helps repair damaged tissue, relieves swelling and inflammation, and promote oil and water balance. It also contains aloe (soothing), salicylic acid (BHA, anti-acne), niacinamide (whitening), horse chestnut extract, cucumber juice, shea butter, camellia, and seaweed extract. Out of the packet, a strong bitter scent wafted towards me, I could even taste it in my mouth. The material felt like wet notebook paper and is pretty flimsy, hence a backing helps or I would’ve torn it. It was drenched in clear watery essence, there were still tons of essence left in the packet. Fit was great! Adherence was decent where areas were flat, not so much around the edges or nose area. It did tingle for the first 10 mins, I kept it on for another 25 mins without any irritation as it was starting to dry out around the edges. After patting the essence in, my skin looked brighter, less red, and acne spots were less inflamed. It dried down to a matte finish, but wasn’t hydrating enough for my combo dry skin so I topped it off with a light moisturizer. This is great for under makeup, or oily skin peeps with acne issues, or peeps in hotter climates. I wouldn’t be in a hurry to repurchase this, the tea tree variety worked better on my skin. 

The oil-free formula contains a blend of hyaluronic acid and peptides to renew, aloe vera and chamomile to hydrate, and Chinese licorice and vitamin B to detoxify. Out of the packet, I did not detect any fragrance till I stick my nose in the packet and caught a faint green tea scent. The fiber mask felt like it's of medium thickness. Drenched in watery clear essence, it gave me a great fit and adherence. I had this on for about 45 mins, no sensitivity. While patting the leftover essence it, I noticed it turning white and then disappeared. My skin felt super smooth and supple. However, there wasn't enough hydration for my combo dry skin hence I topped it off with a light moisturizer. My pores looked smaller and my skin tone even. I have never been disappointed with Karuna masks, will repurchase! Recommended for oily skin peeps or peeps living in hotter climates.

While my ginormous pimples are recovering, I will take preemptively measures against PIH. Claiming to brighten and nourish, this mask contains botanical extract, hyaluronic acid, citric acid, peptide and lastly 😒 tranexamic acid (an AHA). The thin tencel material felt like Annie's Way silk masks and was soaked in watery essence which smelled like green tea. Fit and adherence were great due to the super thin material. I had this on for 45 mins, no sensitivity at all. My skin looked alot brighter, smoother and less red. Hydration was moderate though. Great for oily, dull skin peeps and hotter climates. I wouldn't be in a rush to repurchase this since Mediheal Line Friends IPI Lightmax gave me a more drastic effect for around the same price. still a decent mask for the price.

Blueberries contain antioxidants to promote skin elasticity. With a short ingredient list containing niacinamide and adenocine, this mask also claims to brighten and plump. Essence was viscous and clear and smelled like grape fruit roll ups lol. Mask material was a thick cotton that adhered well. Fit was decent. It's wider than it is long so there were excess near my ears while my a small part of my forehead was exposed. I had this on for 45 mins, no sensitivity at all. My skin looked brighter and alot less red, this last the whole day. Finish was matte so my skin wasn't has hydrated as I'd like. Topped it off with a hyaluronic acid sunblock and it felt great! Great for oily, dull skin peeps and hotter climates. I wouldn't be in a rush to repurchase this, it's still a decent mask for the price. 

Claims to moisturize, condition, and brighten. Notable ingredients: sunflower seed oil, aloe, kava, mugwort (all the above are meant for soothing), and witch hazel (astringent). Mask material is a thick cotton that fits and adheres well. Though I wish the eye holes could be wider. In 45 mins my skin emitted a healthy glow and felt super soft and hydrated! Finish was slightly tacky, which went away after a couple of hours. Great for dry skin peeps and drier climates.

Notable ingredients: tranexamic acid (whitening), salicylic acid (BHA), 11 plant extracts, tea tree oil. Ingredient list looks good! Warning: alcohol is present. Out of the packet, a heavenly waft of tea tree + spearmint scent floated towards me. The black sheet mask material is made from activated carbon to absorb excess oil and prevent acne. Though opaque, the material felt soft and thin, which gave me an amazing fit and adherence. Essence was clear and viscous, lots of it left in the pack. I had this on for about 45 mins, it was just starting to dry out. Essence dried down to a matte finish. The pesky pimples were slightly less painful and alot less red, they look brown almost. The rest of my skin looked hydrated, smooth, and very bright. Definitely a repurchase especially when acne strikes!

Ingredient list looks good! Tea tree extract is 4th, followed by a bunch of citrusy fruit extracts, chamomile for calming and AHA for getting rid of dead skin cells. Out of the packet, I didn't detect any significant scent. The sheet mask material is made from natural eucalyptus fibers (from Memebox) and felt really thin and soft. It was soaked in viscous clear essence, not alot of it left in the pack. Fit was great but adherence was meh around the contours. I had this on for about 30 mins, it was just starting to dry out. After patting the essence in, it didn't feel sticky, but it was dry either, just hydrating. The pesky pimples were slightly less painful and less red. The rest of my skin looked hydrated, glowy and also less red. No change to pore size and skin tone though. Not sure if I would repurchase.

Ingredient list looks good! Tea tree came right after water. Alcohol is also present. Out of the packet, this gave off a very strong tea tree scent. I personally really like this scent but if you don't, you might find it too overwhelming. The medium thick sheet material felt like wet notebook paper. Thick, but easily tearable. Fit was great but adherence was meh around the contours. I had this on for about 45 mins, it was just starting to dry out. There were tons of essence left in the packet so I added that to my skin and rubbed all of it in. Took a hot minute to dry down to a tacky finish, which is unusual for an acne-targeting mask. Great for winter, not for summer. The tackiness did eventually go away in a couple of hours. The redness around the bumps went down in diameter but the main occupants were still big and angry. Mental note to up the fire power tomorrow. The rest of my skin looked good! Pores were minimized yet hydrated and skin tone looked even. No irritation to my sensitive skin either. I would totally repurchase for situations like this. 

This is a 3-step mask and includes neck care too! Step 1 is a neck and eye gel. Notable ingredients: Patented Poison Complex (Burdock, Leech Extract, Snake Venom, Spider Silk Proteins), Snail Secretion Filtrate. This sunk in easily and felt very soothing and cooling on the skin. Step 2 is a 2-piece sheet mask for the face and neck. Notable ingredients: Ginseng Extract and patented Amino Acid. It smells faintly of ginseng and was soaked in tons of clear essence. Fit and adherence were great! I was impressed with the amount of slits on the neck mask. It fitted very snugly. I had this on for an hour. The neck mask was very hydrating, not suitable for summer or tropical climate. But my dry skin loves it. There was still tons of essence left to pat in. My skin was very even and glowy, I also noticed my forehead lines became less visible, they were plumped up! Step 3 is a thick face and neck cream. Notable ingredients: niacinamide and hyaluronic acid. The scent and texture reminds of of expensive creams. It sealed everything in perfectly. However, due to how thick it was, I'd recommend using this separately or if you're especially dry. Overall I really enjoyed this mask, the neck area should really be getting more care.

Notable ingredients: NanoCoQ10, colloidal gold, snail secretion filtrate, niacinamide and adenosine. These have antioxidant and anti-aging properties. Out of the packet I detected a heavenly scent of grapefruit! It smells exactly like my pink grapefruit body sorbet from The Body Shop! This 2-piece gold hydrogel was sandwiched between 2 plastic backings. Despite how thin the material was, thinner than most hydrogels I've tried, it was still pretty easy to unfold and apply. Fitted like second skin! Adherence was amazing! The bottom piece didn't slide down like other hydrogels I've tried. The 3 extra little bits went on my wrist (oven burn) and knees (scrapes). The masking session lasted an hour, I was reluctant to take it off. My skin felt and looked amazing! It was hydrated, albeit a little sticky, glowy, even and alot less red. What surprised me most was the improvement to my skin texture, which is my most problematic area. Pore size was reduced and pitted scars were plumped up to create a smooth surface! 👏 Reasonable price for an excellent quality mask. I'd totally repurchase!

This is a cotton sheet mask started by 2 lovely ladies who discovered the benefits of masking from their trips to Japan. This particular variety claims to brighten skin. Notable ingredients: boswellia serrata extract (anti-aging), hyaluronic acid, Aloe barbadensis leaf juice powder and Ruby powder. Warning: it contains carbomer. Out of the packet I detected a strong perfumey scent. The essence was viscous and clear. It felt pretty slimey, but I didn't drop it this time!✌️ just like the cucumber variety, fit and adherence were decent. There were plenty of slits. It is wider than it is long. Eye flaps are always a bonus to me. I had this on for 30 mins and it was just starting to show signs of drying. My skin definitely looked brighter! The small patch of skin on my forehead that was uncovered by the sheet mask looked significantly darker than the rest of my face! My skin felt hydrated but it wasn't enough since the essence dried down to a non-sticky finish. Great for oily dull skin skin peeps or for day time use.

This is a cotton sheet mask started by 2 lovely ladies who discovered the benefits of masking from their trips to Japan. This particular variety claims to soothe and hydrate skin. Notable ingredients: Aloe barbadensis leaf juice powder, boswellia serrata extract (anti-aging), hyaluronic acid and cucumber extract. Warning: it contains carbomer. Out of the packet I detected a strong cucumber scent. The essence was viscous and clear. It felt pretty slimey, I might have dropped the sheet mask while trying to unfold it 🙄 Fit and adherence was decent. There were plenty of slits. It is wider than it is long. Eye flaps are always a bonus to me. I had this on for 30 mins and it was just starting to show signs of drying. My skin felt hydrated and supple, looks dewy and less red. My PIH and larges pores had no change, but it doesn't claim to target those areas. It dried down to a slightly sticky finish. Great for ultra sensitive skin peeps for night use. 

This mask contains alpha-lipoic acid as the main ingredient to heal, hydrate and plump. Out of the packet, I detected a light medicinal fragrance. Licorice? The long fiber sheet was thin and soft and very pliable. Close up pic of the material reminds me of wound gauze. Essence was viscous and milky. Fit was 💯. No sneeze test today, I'm getting better. But a quick face scrunch test proved that the adherence was 💯. The masking session lasted 45 mins, there was a thin layer of essence left on my skin. While patting the essence in, my skin felt super smooth and plump! My skin looks smoother, brighter and less red. The essence dried down very quickly to a non-sticky finish. I did add a layer of moisturizer as it wasn't enough for my combo dry skin. Considering how affordable a variety pack costs, I would repurchase and I highly recommend this to oilier skin types and daytime masking.

This mask contains glutathione as the main ingredient to brighten, calm inflammation and redness. Out of the packet, I detected a light fragrance. The tencel material had medium thickness and was pliable. Essence was viscous and clear. Fit was 💯 but adherence was meh. I sneezed with this on and the thing moved (@yumsylee 😂). The masking session lasted 45 mins, there was a thin layer of essence left on my skin. While patting the essence in, my skin felt super bouncy and smooth! My skin looks glowy, very hydrated and alot less red. The essence did dry down to a tacky finish, I didn't need to add a moisturizer. I would repurchase and I highly recommend this to drier skin types and nighttime masking.

I absolutely love the pastel packaging! This mask contains peptide as the main ingredient to restore skin elasticity and prevent saggy skin. Out of the packet, I detected a perfumey fragrance. The cotton material has medium thickness and was very pliable. Essence was viscous and milky. Fit and adherence were 💯. I sneezed with this on and nothing happened (@yumsylee 😂). The masking session lasted 45 mins, there was a thin layer of essence left on my skin. While patting the essence in, I noticed how soft and smooth my skin feels! Baby Face indeed! Here comes the magic. As the essence continues to dry down to a non-sticky finish, my skin started to look dewier, brighter and tighter! I could actually feel the firming action going on. A couple of hours later, my skin looks super smooth with teeny tiny pores. My redness was brought down just a tiny bit. I highly recommend this to all skin types and would repurchase!

This claims to intensively hydrate and restore glow. Notable ingredients: rose flower water (4th ingredient 👍), snow fungus extract, rose flower extract, rosa hybrid flower extract, rosa centiofolia flower extract, essential oils of rose, rosewood, a bunch of botanical extracts and hyaluronic acid. It also contains algin, a fragrance and viscosity control substance which Cosdna rated a 4 for acne, 4 for irritant and 4 for safety. Please take note if you are sensitive to this. Out of the packet, I detected the usual fresh rose fragrance that all of the products in the rose line has. The sheet mask felt very thin and soft, good thing it came with a backing for ease of application. Essence was watery and drippy. Adherence was great. Fit was decent. I wore this for 40 mins and it was starting to dry out around the forehead area. I added the leftover essence from the packet to my face to prolong the masking session. It was pretty easy to pat in the remaining essence after peeling the mask off. My skin felt hydrated and soft, looks dewy, plump, smooth and brightened. Essence dried down to a semi-matte finish but did not take away the glow. This is perfect for daytime, summer time, oily peeps or under makeup. I'll definitely recommend and repurchase till the end of time. 

This claims to intensively moisturize and restore glow. Notable ingredients: emollients, grapefruit extract (9th ingredient), rose extract, and towards the end, honeysuckle extract, green tea extract, peach leaf extract. This also contains carbomer, listed before rose extract, sensitive skin users beware. Out of the packet, I detected a heavy lotiony fragrance, it lingered throughout the masking session and even after massaging in the leftover essence. The sheet mask was made of cellulose, which reminds me of a thick gauze. It was drenched in opaque, white, creamy lotion. Adherence was great where surfaces were flat, not so much around my nose and chin areas. Fit was decent. I wore this for 30 mins and it was starting to dry out. I did not experience any sensitivity. The leftover essence took some time and effort to dry down to a tacky finish. My skin felt hydrated and soft, looks dewy and plump. My redness, pores and PIH had no change, but then again this mask does not claim to fix those. I don't hate this but wouldn't repurchase nor recommend since there are plenty of other masks out there that can these things plus brighten and soothe.

This is a colorless, petroleum-free gel with a nice slip. The tapered dispenser made it really easy, hygienic and convenient to apply anytime anywhere. It's interesting to see the thick gel melt into the lips and leave it glossy and plump. There is no sticky feeling. I love layering this on top of matte lip colors to turn it glossy, or apply a thick layer after a lip scrub. Unlike balms that contain petroleum, I notice this does not leave millia seeds around my lip line. Awesome as it may be, it's still sets you back $16 for 0.38oz of product. I'm hesitant to drop so much money on a lip balm when drugstore alternatives are just as good.

It's always a bonus when moisturizers double up as sunblock. You get the hydration and protection without piling on products and feeling icky. This cream is super spreadable, does not leave a white cast and dries down to a non-sticky finish. It's perfect for daily use or sealing in moisture after a morning masking session. However, this is pretty pricey ($55 for 1.7oz) and the strong sunblock scent does linger.

I've tried the Soothing & Balancing version and it did wonders for my skin. Needless to say, I loved this one too! The short ingredient list contains green tea extract (4th), witch hazel extract, morus alba bark extract and anise fruit extract. There is a fresh green tea scent and I couldn't stop sniffing it! Fit and adherence were great. My skin felt hydrated, calm and supple. $36 for a box of 6 is pretty reasonable for a high quality mask like this.

This is a gentle, milky cleanser that does not foam up. Cleansing with this felt like applying lotion to my skin, which feels amazing on my sensitive combo dry skin in the winter. My skin never felt stripped of moisture and was never irritated. I have a habit of double-cleansing hence I can't vouch for it's makeup removing capabities. But I can say that it cleanses well as a second cleanser. Also, a little goes a long way. I tried dispensing a larger amount than usual and found no difference in its cleansing capabilities. To prevent wastage, 2 pea-sized amount is sufficient to get the maximum payout. $36 for a 5.07oz tube is slightly on the pricey side, but it lasts a long time and dry sensitive skin peeps will really appreciate it's effectiveness.

This claims to revitalize dull skin and enhance inner glow. Notable ingredients: allantoin, tomato fruit extracts (14th ingredient 😒), honey extract, peach extract and anise extract. This also contains carbomer, listed before tomato extract, sensitive skin users beware. Out of the packet, I detected a light fragrance, can't really put my finger on what it smells like, plus having allergies don't help. The sheet mask was made of thick cotton and drenched in clear, watery, non-drippy essence. Adherence was great! The mouth hole was way too low for me, but other than that everything fits well and there were plenty of slits. I wore this for 40 mins and it was starting to dry out especially around the forehead area. I did not experience any sensitivity throughout the entire masking session. It took down alot of my redness and gave my a dewy complexion. My skin felt soft, smooth and very hydrated. The leftover essence dried down to a slightly sticky finish. Better for nighttime use. I would recommend this for drier skin types and would totally repurchase this!

This claims to moisturize and soothe skin. Notable ingredients: niacinamide (4th ingredient 👍), hyaluronic acid, peppermint, honey, licorice and tea tree extracts. This also contains carbomer towards the end of the list, sensitive skin users beware. Out of the packet, I detected a light medicinal scent. The sheet mask was made of soft, medium thick, bamboo charcoal sheet and drenched in clear, watery, non-drippy essence. Adherence was great! Fit for the holes were great but I had to give the sides a few snips to get the perfect fit. I wore this for 30 mins and it was starting to dry out. I did not experience any sensitivity throughout the entire masking session. My skin looked even, less red, plump and felt soothed and hydrated. The leftover essence dried down to a non-sticky finish. I would recommend this for all skin types and would totally repurchase!

Tldr, I was really impressed with their aloe vera version but this one was just okay The artwork on the packaging is super cute! This claims to keep skin radiant and firm. Notable ingredients: grapefruit extract, acaiberry extract (10th ingredient 😑), flower extracts, and hyaluronic acid. This also contains alcohol and carbomer, sensitive skin users beware. Out of the packet, I detected a light clean fragrance, very bearable. The sheet mask material was thick yet soft and drenched in clear watery essence. Fit was great but adherence was meh. I wore this for 30 mins and it was starting to dry out. My skin felt hydrated and looks dewy. But that's about it. The leftover essence dried down to a slightly sticky finish. I wouldn't repurchase this, but would totally go for and recommend the aloe version.

The holographic packaging is just so shiny and mesmerizing 😯 This claims to hydrate and nourish. Notable ingredients: donkey milk (4th ingredient 👏) , honey extract, ceramide, collagen, shea butter, and a bunch of botanical extracts like pear, licorice, sesame, just to name a few. This also contains fatty alcohol and carbomer, sensitive skin users beware. Out of the packet, I detected a strong perfumey scent which lingered during and after the masking session. The sheet mask material was very thin and soft and covered in clear gel essence. Not exactly the hydrogel you're a thinking of, this is more like a cross between a hydrogel and a regular sheet mask. Fit and adherence were great! But it did tingle throughout the entire 25 mins of wear. The leftover essence took awhile to dry down, and it dried down slightly sticky. My skin looked even and dewy and felt very hydrated. My sensitive areas, cheek and forehead, turned slightly red from the tingling. It wasn't bad and went away the next day. Due to the stickiness, I'd reckon it's best for nighttime use.

Notable ingredients: niacinamide (4th ingredient 👏) , lemon extract and citric acid. Carbomer was also present so sensitive skin users beware. The packaging was entirely silver and very futuristic-looking, not sure how that relates to whitening/brightening. Out of the packet, it smelt very strongly of mama lemon detergent. The material was very thick, opaque and stiff, with silver surface on one side (I'm guessing that's what the zinc and copper ingredients were for) and white on the other. They were split into 2 pieces, top and bottom. Fit was great because of that. I felt like the Tin Man. Adherence wasn't great especially around the edges. I felt a tingling sensation in first 10 mins which eventually went away. I had this on for about 50 mins, my face was starting to feel very stifling and sweaty from the unbreathable fabric. My skin looked very bright, smooth and dewy, like I had applied a layer of cushion foundation that's a shade too fair. They ain't kidding about that intensive whitening. My also felt hydrated but sticky. I'd repurchase for the drastic effects but I'd recommend using this at night.

This contains wild rose extracts, a bunch of other botanical extracts, vitamin C and amino acids. It claims to give skin a clearer, brighter appearance. There was a pretty strong powdery scent. The soft and thin tencel sheet was soaked in clear watery, but not drippy, essence. Fit and adherence were 👍 I had this on for 40 mins, the sheet was still plenty damp. After massaging in the remaining essence, my skin looked dewy and even. Redness and PIH were reduced. My skin felt very hydrated albeit slightly sticky. The stickiness did disappear about 30 mins later. I am very happy with the results! The hype over this is completely understandable! I would totally repurchase this!

This claims to de-wrinkle and repair skin. It contains snail secretion filtrate, macadamia ternifolia seed oil, squalene, hyaluronic acid and a bunch of other botanical extracts. It also contains alcohol denat and carbomer, sensitive skin users beware. There was a strong scent which reminds me of an upscale spa, fragrance was listed in the middle of the ingredients list so that's not good. Essence was watery clear but not drippy. The stiff, medium thick fabric was pretty easy to unfold and adjust to fit. Fit and adherence were great. I felt a stinging sensation for the first 10 mins but I decided to power through another 15 mins. My skin looks even and bright, I did not see any de-wrinkling action. Also, there wasn't enough hydration for my combo dry skin. So I followed up with another mask. I recommend saving your money and go for other more affordable and effective masks.

This mask claims to calm and freshen skin. It contains sugar maple extract, followed by a bunch of botanical extracts, then fermented coconut juice and broccoli extract towards the end of the list. Out of the packet, the scent and sheet mask material were just like Leaders 7 Wonders masks. It's made of coconut gel and sandwiched between two thick fabric backings. Per the instruction, I peeled off one backing, placed the smooth side on my face then peeled off the other. But due to how thin and soft the coconut gel mask was, I spent alot of time and effort adjusting it to get an okay fit. Adherence was amazing. I had this on for about 40 mins. It was still slightly damp. My skin looks dewy and supple, my fine lines seemed to have been flattened out by the smooth material. However, my skin felt drier than I would like even though it looks amazing. This would be the perfect mask for the summer or people with oily skin.

33 grams of golden jelly contains hyaluronic acid, amino acids, ceramides and collagen. It is free of artificial fragrance, color, mineral oil, alcohol, and animal-derived raw material. This claims to soften and moisturize skin. Out of the packet, I detected a faint lemonade scent. It was a little challenging to pull out the sheet mask and unfold it since the gooey golden jelly was rather sticky. The thin and soft material made it even harder not to tear it. I noticed that the jelly wasn't evenly distributed on the sheet. So I smeared the remaining essence in the packet all over my face before slapping the mask on. There were more slits than required so the fit was great. I had this on for more than an hour before massaging the rest of the jelly in. It took a hot minute to dry down so I gave myself a mini face massage. My skin looks and feels amazing! It is plump, glow-from-within dewy, bright and smooth. All I needed was sunblock before heading out. That's how confident I felt. I'm so glad I bought a box instead of a single sheet like I usually do with new masks.

This white creamy serum soothing mask contains niacinamide, 19 types of amino acids and botanical extracts. Out of the packet, there is a chemical scent and the sheet is pretty soft and thin, kinda like a cross between cotton and hydrogel. The moment I put this on my face I immediately regretted it. The essence was so thick it felt like my skin was being suffocated. I'm not sure how to describe it but an awful sensation it was. Fit and adherence were great though I'm not sure what the extra "moustache" is for. I tried to keep this on for 30 mins, it was a relief to finally take it off. Aside from icky hydration, there wasn't any other significant results. I really like Mediheal masks but this is by far the worst I've ever tried.

This mask claims to whiten, brighten and keep dullness at bay with vitamin C, arbutin and morus alba bark extract. It also contains hyaluronic acid, collagen, vitamin E and other botanical extracts. Can we take a moment to appreciate Cony's cuteness? I can't even 😍 Out of the packet the mask material feel super thin and soft. There was a strong chemical scent, kinda hurts my nostrils. The essence was clear and viscous, so not drippy. I had this on for about 40 mins and the edges were starting to dry out. There is only one word to describe my after skin, PORCELAIN. Just like the bowl I'm currently eating my granola out of. My skin looks and feels amazing! Pores and older PIH are completely gone. My skin looks translucent and dewy, as if I have the most undetectable foundation on my face. Skin feels super soft and supple. Basically a stellar mask! The effects lasted a whole day. The next day my skin still looks pretty good albeit not as porcelain-like anymore. I would definitely repurchase and use this continuously to make sure the effects are long-term. Two very enthusiastic thumbs up from me! 👍👍

This mask claims to moisturize and soothe. It contains green tea (duh) and other botanical extracts lower down the list. Alcohol is listed as the 5th ingredient so sensitive skin users please beware. The Damask Rose variety exceeded my expectations so I have high hopes for this too. The sheet itself is super soft and thin and drenched in clear watery essence. It was oh so drippy. Fit was mostly okay though I wish the holes could be bigger. Adherence was A++. There were tons of leftover essence which I applied onto the sheet mask halfway through to prolong the masking session. I had this on for about 50 mins and it was starting to dry out around the outer edges. My skin feels soft and hydrated and looks dewy. But I did not see any improvement to my redness. It left behind a slightly sticky finish, but disappeared about an hour later. My skin got drier at the day went by and I had to rehydrate my skin with a cream. This was just an okay mask. I will not repurchase since the Damask Rose variety is sooo much better and both cost the same. 

This system contains concentrated Propolis extract known for its antioxidant qualities to improve skin's vitality. Step 1 contains a brownish ampoule with gel-like consistency. It is meant to prep the skin before masking. This has Propolis extract as the 2nd ingredient on the list. Me likey 👏 The ampoule is scentless and feels really sticky. It took a hot minute of rubbing in to get it to sort of dry down on my skin. Step 2 is the sheet mask. This contains niacinamide and has Propolis listed as the last ingredient on the list. No matter, I already got my dose of Propolis in step 1. The cotton sheet was super thick and drenched in clear watery essence. There was a faint hospital-like scent, which was hardly noticeable. Fit was great but adherence was boo. The edges had a hard time sticking down on my face and I'm guessing people with more pronounced features will find this floating above their cheekbones. I had this on for nearly an hour. There was a generous layer of essence left on my skin. Again, it took a hot minute of rubbing in to get it to dry down. Even then, it was still pretty sticky. The stickiness did subside about an hour later. But my my, how great my skin looks and feels! My skin looks even, poreless and dewy. It feels hydrated, smooth and supple. All I ask for in a sheet mask! I had a good skin day the entire day and couldn't stop admiring my skin! This sells for about $6 on eBay. I'll repurchase just a couple and reserve them for special occasions.

This claims to hydrate, repair and whiten. It contains rose flower water, hyaluronic acid and other botanical extracts. Sensitive skin alert: this also contains carbomer and methylisothiazolinone that can cause sensitivity. Do leave this on for only 5 mins. I've been wanting to try this for a really long time since my mom raves about it. But I decided to save my first impressions for this challenge. This smells wonderfully of lightly scented fresh rose. The consistency is that of a thick jelly, which has to be scooped out of the jar with a spatula that comes with the mask. It was pretty easy to spread this on my face. I used a really thick layer because this expires in 3 months since opening and I doubt I'll be able to finish the tub before then. I left this on for about 20 mins before tissuing off the excess and then rinsing the remainder off. It was pretty slimey and hard to wash off. The visible results are amazing! My skin looked supple and bright! PIH has lightened quite a fair bit, the effects lasted about half a day. My skin still felt a little dry so I followed up with a thicker moisturizer. However, for the hefty price, short lifespan which means wastage, I think it would be better to go with Annie's Way secret garden sheet masks. They give the same, if not better, results and are more cost effective. 

It claims to remove dead skin cells, excess sebum and blackheads, and moisturize and brighten at the same time. Out of the packet, it smells wonderfully of fresh grapefruit. Just 10 seconds later, what seemed like a plain black sheet mask was suddenly covered in foam. Channeling my inner Flash, I slapped on the mask and adjusted for fit at the speed of light. I may have rushed it too much because foam got into my right eye and my nostrils. After enduring through the stinging and finally wiping the foam off my orifices, I decided to mask with my eyes closed for the remaining 10 mins. There wasn't any particular sensation on my skin, no stinging nor tickling. By this time my entire face was covered in foam, which felt really soft and thick. Taking the mask off, I noticed the side that's touching my skin has foam too! I was wondering if only the side that has contact with air foams up. Massaging the foam in felt amazing. It was so soft and turns into cream once rubbed in. Rinsing off was a little challenging, it felt like very soapy soap and just refused to get off. After toweling dry, my skin felt smooth but oh so dry. My fine lines had fine lines. Piling on moisturizer didn't work, the sebum removal action must've been too strong on my combo dry skin. Perhaps the recommended 10 mins was too long for me. I still think this is best for peeps with tremendously oily skin or just seeking some #skintertainment. I'll rather use a regular scrub or chemical exfoliator to slough off dead skin cells.

I've tried the brightening version, white packaging, and it really impressed me, I'm not surprised it's a best selling mask in Japan. Assuming everyone practices hygiene, I actually find this type of packaging (7 masks in 1 pack) environmentally-friendly. Out of the packet, the soft material wasn't as drenched as most other sheet masks, just enough to stick on my face. The essence is clear and, for the life of me, I couldn't detect any scent no matter how close I sniffed it. Products that lack fragrance is a huge plus in my book. Fit was okay, could be better if they'd put in some slits. Adherence was meh, it's pretty much dried out in 20 mins. Talk about lack of slits and scent. My skin feels hydrated but not sticky, and looks bright and supple. Since it was such a short masking session and the essence dried down semi matte, it's great for day time under makeup or when we're in a hurry to get out the door yet refuse to compromise on looking good.

This mask claims to moisturizer and rejuvenate skin. Notable ingredients are rose flower water, hyaluronic acid, collagen, Squalene and ferment extract. Sensitizing ingredients like carbomer and methylisothiazolinone are present so sensitive skin users please beware. Out of the packet, I was hoping to detect the classic rose scent, like Jayjun Rose Blossom mask, instead I detected a rose syrup scent. Which wasn't bad but just wasn't what I expected. It was very light anyway. The black material is super soft and thin and soaked in clear runny essence. It also comes with a pearlized backing. Adherence and fit are A+++ due to the softness of the material. I had this on for about an hour, with adding the remaining essence to my face halfway through. WOW! 😱 My skin looks so bright, poreless and blemish free, just like porcelain! To add on to that, the essence dried down matte, which made my skin look so smooth! The visual effects only lasted half a day though. My skin also feels hydrated enough to not need a moisturizer. This is a freakin amazing mask in my book, HG status for sure! I'd recommend using this during the day and before makeup, especially before an important event. 

This smells exactly like how I would want a rose mask to smell like. Fresh rose garden! The sheet is of medium thickness and has a peachy pink tinge. This claims to brighten, nourish and hydrate skin. Notable ingredients are rose flower water and hyaluronic acid. This does contain carbomer, a sensitizing ingredient so sensitive skin users beware. Fit and adherence were A+++. The hour-long masking session I had was by far one of the best moments in my life. The scent completely relaxed me and I was able to prolong the dampness of the sheet by adding the remaining essence to my face. My skin felt so hydrated, smooth and supple. No need for an additional moisturizer. Redness and pores were completely gone and my skin did seem a tad brighter. This is everything I want in a sheet mask! I would highly recommend and repurchase this many times over! HG status for sure!

I absolutely love the packaging design! It's so pretty and sweet-looking! This claims to renew and rejuvenate skin. Notable ingredients are rose extract, aloe leaf extract and hyaluronic acid. This also contains carbomer, a sensitizing ingredient, sensitive skin users beware. The thing I was looking forward to most about this mask is the scent. But I was utterly disappointed as this smells like air freshener that's been in a heated car for too long. I hated so much that I got a migraine at the end of the 40 mins masking session which I powered through. Boo 👿 The sheet is of medium thickness and has a pink tinge. It gave me a relatively nice fit, just a tad too much on the philtrum which I pushed up with ease. The adherence could be better. My skin looks dewy and hydrated at the end of 40 mins. But that's it. All it gave me was intense hydration, I didn't even need an additional moisturizer which I normally do. Still, I was pretty impressed that such a cheap mask did not irritate my sensitive skin and delivered tons of moisture to my combo dry skin. Not sure if I would repurchase but I would recommend this to peeps who are starting out in the sheet masking world. That is if you have no problems with the scent.

This is my first time trying out a mask by Timeless Truth, I was super psyched considering how much the Taiwanese beauty community loves this brand. Notable ingredients are tranexamic acid, olive fruit oil, honey, royal jelly, rice, hyaluronic acid, botanical extracts and placing second last on the list, bee venom 😒 Why? This also contains methylisothiazolinone, sensitive skin users beware. Out of the packet, I detected a light fragrance. The sheet comes sandwiched between a blue cloth and a white plastic backings. The instructions specifically said to remove the white backing first, place the non-blue side on the face, then remove the blue backing. I did just that and it still took some effort and time to get it right considering how thin and soft the material is. A double-edged sword situation, fit and adherence are A+++. The mouth hole was too small for me so I bunched it up, giving myself somewhat of a moustache, and it stayed that way. I had this on for about 35 mins and it was starting to dry out. My skin felt super smooth and soft. I was super shocked to see how bright my skin looks, redness is completely gone and PIH has been significantly reduced. My skin texture was also improved, reflecting a glow. There was a slight firming action going on (not sure if it's actually lifting my skin or if there wasn't enough hydration) but it was slightly uncomfortable for my combo dry skin so I added a moisturizer. This is a perfect mask for daytime use, especially under makeup. It's slightly pricey so I would recommend it for special occasions.

No:HJ

Aloe Mud Mask

03/08/2017

How unique is the packaging?! It's see-through and has a matte velvety finish, I love it! I was very surprised to see a mud sheet mask, all of the mud/clay masks I've ever seen come in a jar and need time to dry out before being rinsed off. I was even more surprised to see a clear, colorless essence which the super thin and soft sheet was soaked in. Notable ingredients include a list of botanical extracts and MUD. I was skeptical to put dirt on my face but curiosity got the better of me. The sheet did not come with a backing and was very tightly folded so please beware when unfolding to avoid ripping it. It felt like Annie's Way silk masks, albeit a little more pliable. Due to how thin and soft the material was, fit and adherence were A+++. I couldn't detect any scent till I stuck my nostrils into the packet, then only did I detect a faint aloe gel scent. I had this on for about 40 mins and it was still plenty damp. My skin looks plump, even, less red and pore size reduced. It dried down to a matte finish but still gives me a hydrated glow from within look, perfect for use under makeup. I absolutely loved the way this made me skin looks and feels! HG status for sure!

Below are the reasons why you shouldn't bother with this mask:
❌ smells like my granny when she's getting fancy
❌ bad adherence
❌ contains alcohol and methylparaben
❌ stung my skin the first 5 mins
❌ did nothing for my skin after 40 mins of masking
❌ pills up when I layered a moisturizer over
❌ caused an allergic reaction 30 mins later, which made my skin red, itchy, and hot. I washed it off and just used an oil for hydration. It stopped feeling uncomfortable right away and my skin went back to normal the next day. Phew!

Pomegranate has great antioxidant properties and is listed as the 8th ingredient. Made of Tencel material, the sheet mask is soft and of medium thickness. It does not come with a backing, which may be a challenge to unfold for newbies. It comes soaked in creamy essence which is always a godsend to me in the winter. However, the scent is super strong and perfumey, 50 mins of having this on was an ordeal for my nostrils. The scent may appeal to others but since I'm super particular about scents, I hated it. Fit is alright, the holes are in their proper places, I just wish the eye holes were a tad bigger, I couldn't blink without getting essence in my eyes. The sheet is wider than it is tall but it's covering my entire face so I'm not complaining about the excess material on the sides. Adherence was meh, it mostly stuck on lest a few spots near my eyes and nose. I had this on for about 50 mins and I did not experience any sensitivity. There was still tons of essence left to pat in. My skin felt so smooth and supple. Skin looks glowy and redness has also been reduced. It dried down to a very slightly sticky finish. It left my skin hydrated enough not to add moisturizer, which I will usually need. For the price point, I think this is an awesome everyday mask for everyone. I still prefer the bamboo variety.

There is hardly any scent to this mask but I did catch whiffs of an herbal fragrance. Kinda disappointed because I really like the smell of tea tree, hooray for peeps who dislike it. The thin and soft sheet is drenched in clear watery essence, so much so that I got essence all over my vanity AND there is still tons of essence left in the packet. I added it to the sheet mask halfway through to prolong the masking session. The fit can be improved on. The holes are in the right place, they're just a tad too small for me, hence the awkward smile. Adherence is great where my features are not pushing it outwards. I had this on for about 50 mins and I did not experience any kind of sensitivity. My skin looks hydrated but not dewy, redness has been reduced overall and the pesky blemishes seemed to have gone down slightly, albeit still painful. Please scrolls through the pics to checkout my forehead blemish. Since I have combo dry skin, I had to add on a thicker moisturizer for sufficient hydration. This is great for oily skin peeps, troubled skin peeps and all peeps in the summer.

The packaging design is so cute! It claims to hydrate and nourish with almond oil and Vitamin E. Speaking of which, this mask did give off a lingering strong scent, reminiscent of The Body Shop's Vitamin E skincare line. The material is super soft and thin, thanks to the Tencel natural fiber cloth. It is also soaked in clear watery essence. Fit is pretty good, I only had to insert a cut on either side of my ears to get a perfect fit. I had this on for about 40 mins, no sensitivity was experienced. The sheet mask was still plenty damp. My skin looks dewy, plump and less red. I didn't even need to seal it off with a moisturizer, which is a huge bonus because I usually need it. It dried down to a slightly sticky finish but turned matte as the day went by. However, for the price tag of $5, I wouldn't repurchase since there are other more affordable masks that performed better for me.

Horse fat is listed as one of the ingredients albeit one of the bottom few, after fragrance. I love the artwork on the packaging, it's a classy looking horse adorned in pearls. The packaging is different from the usual glossy smallish packets that most MBD masks come in. This variety comes in a larger packet with a matte finish. This is also pricier than MBD's usual line of sheet masks. The material is pretty soft and thin and comes with the usual plastic backing. There was hardly any scent to the watery and clear essence, unusual for an MBD mask, not that I'm complaining. The fit was atrocious. Eye and mouth holes are too small, hence the awkward facial expression. The positioning of the hole are also very out of place for me. If I aligned the eye holes just below my brows to avoid getting essence in my eyes when I blink, the mouth hole will be on my philtrum instead of my mouth. I ended up snipping the eye holes wider. I had this on for about 45 mins and it was still pretty damp. No sensitivity encountered throughout. Right away I noticed how bright and even my skin looks. Redness has also been reduced. Hydration was just alright, had to add a light moisturizer, kinda weird considering this is marketed as a hydrating mask. Me thinks this will be great as an everyday mask for oily skin peeps or all peeps in the summer.

Grapefruit extract is listed as the 4th ingredient. Out of the packet the soft and thin sheet is drenched in sticky brownish jelly, and smells really perfumey. Despite the stickiness, it's still pretty easy to slip the sheet mask out of the packet and unfold. There was still a teaspoon of jelly left in the packet, which went to my neck. Fit and adherence are great. I had this on for about 45 mins and it's still pretty damp but I was too excited to see the results. Whoa! My skin looks so dewy and bright my dark eye rings look so obvious! PIH is also significantly reduced. It took a hot minute for the essence to absorb into my skin, so I jumped at the opportunity to give myself a mini face massage. My skin feels so hydrated and supple till the next morning!

The NRK line has some of the prettiest packaging I've ever seen. Trying this out as a desperate move to grasp on to the tail ends of my 20s. This is an anti-aging mask that claims to hydrate, repair, and restore elasticity to skin. I'm surprised to see sea salt listed as one of the ingredients. A medium thick fabric soaked in drippy clear essence, this has a non-invasive clean scent. Fit is decent, needed a couple of cuts, but I couldn't say the same for its adherence. It was hard trying to get the entire thing to stick to my skin. I had this on for about 40 mins and it did not irritate my sensitive skin one bit. My skin is even, bright and glowy, I did not see any difference in the firmness of my skin. The remaining essence got absorbed into my skin very quickly and left a non-sticky finish. However, I find the hydration insufficient and had to top off with a thicker moisturizer. That said, I still think this is an amazing sheet mask for the wonderful things it did to my skin.

Containing botanical extracts, citric acid and hyaluronic acid, it claims to clarify and tighten pores. Out of the packet, I was greeted by a heavenly smell of apples. Nothing too sweet, just fresh. The essence is clear and watery. The material is pretty thin and soft, giving me a an okay fit and good adherence. I wish the eye holes were larger so essence doesn't get into my eyes when I blink. I had this on for about 50 mins, just before the forehead area starts to dry out. WOW! Just wow! After massaging in the remaining essence, my skin looks so bright and even, my pores are no where to be found! What sorcery is this?! My sensitive skin also did not freak out from this even though there is a presence of a couple of preservatives scoring 4 on the safety scale of Cosdna. Aside from the small eye holes, the other gripe I have is the insufficient hydration for my dry skin in the winter. The essence dries down slightly sticky at first and became completely dry within 30 mins. But nothing a light moisturizer can't solve, easy peasy. I'm guessing it would be just right, quote unquote Goldilocks, in the summer and for oily folks all year round. My skin still looks really bright and poreless the next morning, PIH seemed to have significantly faded.

How cute is the packaging on this mask! The bear's ear contains ampoule that has to be squeezed and popped into main packet and mixed. That part was pretty fun. The ampoule and essence combined contains all sorts of ingredients meant for hydration. Awesome! The material is super thin and soft, pretty close to Annie's Way's silk masks. Hence fit and adherence are great! I had this on for about 45 mins and the forehead area is only starting to dry out. There was zero irritation on my sensitive skin. My skin looks brighter, supple and very dewy. It dried down to a slightly sticky finish, but I think it's perfect for my dry skin in the winter. I'd highly recommend this for people who have the same skin issues as me. No complaints! Into the HG list it goes!

 

I've never really liked mud masks because they always irritate my sensitive skin. But to my surprise, this mask is not only gentle on my skin, it also temporarily reduced my pore size and made my skin felt really smooth without stripping moisture entirely. Since it feels pretty comfortable on my skin, I'll have to use it more often, around twice a week for the effects to stay permanent. The star ingredient is Jeju's solidified volcanic lava, which helps to draw out impurities and sebum from deep within the pores. It is free of irritants like mineral oil and artificial fragrances, which is why my sensitive skin loves it. Unlike other clay masks, this does not dry down stiff and uncomfortable. It is also pretty easy to wash off after 15 mins of wear. Like the name suggests, it has a clay consistency and is very spreadable. I highly recommend this and would definitely repurchase.

The mask material is made of tencel, which is super soft and thin. Becareful not to rip it while unfolding. There wasn't much of a scent. The fit was bad. The eye flaps came pre-folded down and it made the eye hole too big. So I struggled with unfolding it and then folding it at the right angle. The nose hole was also way too big. Areas within a half inch radius of my nostrils were uncovered. There were also excess material on both sides of my temple. Adherence is great though. Essence is of a clear jelly-like texture. It wasn't drippy at all. My skin did feel a slight tingly sensation for the first 5 mins. I had this on for about 30 mins. There was a decent amount of essence left to pat in. My skin felt smooth, supple, hydrated and glowy, redness has also been slightly reduced. It left a slight tacky finish so I'd recommend using this at night. I didn't need an additional moisturizer, which I often do. If the fit could be improved, I would definitely continue using it.

Niacinamide and fruit extracts are pretty high up on the ingredient list which is a good sign. The hudrogel mask is transparent and feels like wobbly jelly, good thing it came sandwiched between two plastic backings so I'll never be able to unfold it. It came in two pieces for the top and bottom parts of the face. Hence the fit was amazing. Adherence was also awesome, there was no sign of slippage or unsticking. I noticed a nice cooling sensation the moment I slapped this on my face. No, I did not pre-refrigerate this. I had this on for about 30 minutes and the edges are starting to dry out. My skin feel super soft and smooth, and looks airbrushed! It seemed to have improved my skin texture by minimizing my pores and flattening out the fine lines on my forehead and around my eyes. My PIH has also significantly lightened. The only gripe I have is the lack of hydration. There was absolutely no essence left to pat in and my skin felt slightly dry. I slathered on a thicker than usual moisturizer to normalize the dryness, BUT little balls starting appearing as I was rubbing the moisturizer in. Very weird. It's definitely not the moisturizer because I've used it on it's own and it's never done this. I'd reckon this is great for oily skin peeps in the summer, when hydration and tackiness are more of an annoyance than a need.

This is a bio-cellulose sheet mask which aims to purify, detoxify, and neutralize skin-damaging free radicals. Acai berries are jam packed with antioxidants and are generally great for consumption and outer application. I also don't see the usual suspects like alcohol and preservatives which is another thumbs up. One thing to note about the 7 Wonders series, the masks come sandwiched between two papery backings, please remove one first, place smooth side on the face, then remove the backing on the top layer. I removed neither my first time using a variety from this 7 Wonders series and thought @leadersusa just made a boo boo product, my bad. Trying to adjust the bio-cellulose material to fit my facial undulations are a tad challenging, but thanks to the super soft material, all I did was fold where there is excess, like nose tent, and scrunge them up against each other where my features don't match up with the mask, like the nasolabial and chin areaa. I had this on for about 30 minutes and there still no sign of drying, but I peeled it off gently anyway. My skin immediately looks brighter, glowy and pores minimized. Hydrating factor is just slightly insufficient for me during winter, but it's nothing a light moisturizer can't solve. All in all a great mask! The next morning my skin felt so smooth like it's just been exfoliated. Which is a miracle because I haven't exfoliated in a month! Imagine the amount of build up and roughness!

Two things that caught me by surprise: Firstly, essence was watery and did not smell like roses, just powdery old ladies; secondly, the material is thin af, not like Annie's Way silk masks but close, probably one of the thinnest among all the MBD sheet masks I've tried. The adherence is great, though I think the eye and mouth holes could be bigger. MBD also seemed to have done away with extra cuts on the edges of mask sheets with their newer versions, I think those are very helpful for achieving a good fit for different face shapes. I had this on for about 30 minutes and my forehead area was starting to dry out. The effect I got wasn't impressive. Yes my skin was hydrated, soothed and less red, but that's about it. My PIH is still the same color, skin is not brightened, pores are not reduced, it even dried down to a tacky finish. not good for summer. With more and more affordable masks achieving HG status these days, like the 0.2mm Air Therapy Damask Rose Sheet Mask from Etude House, I was expecting more out of this considering how much of a fan I am of MBD's sheet masks.

 Since this mask claims to contain all natural ingredients with preservatives and irritants, I naturally gravitate towards it after being back from a 2.5-week vacation in the tropics. The first thing I noticed about it is the wonderful honey scent. Reminds me of manuka honey. The material is very thin and comes with a papery backing. It's also drenched in essence but there was hardly any left after taking it out of the packet. The fit and adherence is great! No additional comments, moving on. I had this on for about 30 minutes and parts of the mask is starting to dry out. My skin looks freakin amazing! It's glowy, bright and less red. The only downside is that the hydration factor is insufficient for my sorta dry skin during the winter. No biggie though, I topped it off with a light moisturizer. This also did not irritate my sensitive skin one bit! And don't get me started on the ultra cute packaging! Into the HG list it goes!

I was a little hesitant to put this on my face at first because it's an astringent, which I always associate with having high alcohol content. But I'm super curious about mugwort and the tropical weather here might have contributed to the rise of a couple of small blemishes, so I decided to go ahead and slap this on. It's super annoying to see wintergreen extract placing last on the ingredient list, after fragrance, even though it's a natural salicylic acid meant for treating blemished skin. The material is pretty thick, hence the average adherence. Fit is good and essence is watery and drippy. It's pretty much dried out 20 mins in. I did not notice much difference with my skin except the spots are no longer as red. There is a very slight tacky finish. But I'm happy to report that this did not irritate my sensitive skin in the slightest bit. .

Can't say I have high expectations for this mask considering none of Etude House skincare has ever worked on me. However, I was completely blown away by the results of this 0.2mm Air Therapy Damask Rose Sheet Mask. There are a 15 'flavors' in this range and I started with this particular one due to my weakness for anything rose-related. The watery essence contains niacinamide and rose extract but alcohol is also pretty high up on the list. My sensitive did not react badly to it though. The material is super thin and soft, which reminds me of Annie's Way silk masks. Adherence is great and fit is mostly good though I think the mouth hole could be wider, hence the awkward facial expression. 45 mins into wearing this, my skin looks and feel absolutely amazing. It is bright, supple, glowy, smooth, and even. Basically everything that I ask for in a mask. Downside, I did not any rose scent, which is something I look forward to in rose masks. I still highly recommend this though. 

This mask is limited only to Malaysia. The artwork on the packaging is so apt, hibiscus is the national flower of Malaysia and the polar bear signifies coolness. It claims to hydrate and even out skin tone. I did not feel a cooling effect, was expecting it to feel like MBD's Antarctica mask, that felt cool on my skin without being pre-refrigerated. Overall it's just an okay mask with normal hydration and questionable adherence, just enough for daytime use in the tropics. I did not notice any brightening effects.

This aloe version claims to moisturize and smooth, just what I need to prep my skin for our 17-hour flight tomorrow. First off, the artwork on the packaging is so adorable! Wish I could illustrate like that. Out of the packet, there is a distinct men's hair gel scent. It smells pretty clean so I'm not complaining. The material is of medium thickness and just a tad stiff. It's soaked in tons of watery clear essence. There weren't enough cuts so I had to insert my own, it fits very well after that. Adherence was just okay, the areas around my mouth and nose bridge and eyebrows kept unsticking. There was a very nice cooling sensation when I placed it on my skin. I wore this for about 35 mins and it's just starting to dry up. While massaging the essence into my skin, I noticed that my skin did feel smoother and plumper. It dried down to a semi-matte, slightly sticky finish. My skin looks glowy, healthy, and less red. Pores have also shrunk. I think this is a great mask to wear in the day, before make up application. 

It claims to moisturize and give tired skin, rough skin a boost of radiance. The mask sheet drenched in a smooth serum with oil (?!) with the pure energy of Lotus Flower moisturises and gives tired, rough skin a boost of radiance. The sheet itself is soft and of medium thickness. It's drenched in clear gel essence which has a chemically floral scent. The fit and adherence isn't amazing. It is winder than it is tall, the eye and mouth holes are too small and certain parts just refuse to stick to my skin. Just 30 mins into wearing this, the mask is almost dried out. There was nothing to pat into my skin. Skin is still feeling rather dry despite this being a hydrating mask, so I topped it off with rosehip oil. Other than some temporary wrinkles from the fold lines of the sheet mask, there isn't a real visible difference to my skin. My skin did not experience any irritation during the masking process BUT, 30 mins later, my entire face started to feel a burning sensation and turned really red 😡 So I washed it off and just used rosehip oil for hydration. It's still burning 😢 I'm side-eyeing the alcohol in the ingredients list, but not entirely sure who is the culprit since I'm no expert. Did anyone experience this too? I would not recommend this to anyone who has sensitive and somewhat dry skin like me.

The short ingredient list includes hyaluronic acid, niacinamide, skin soothing botanics like chamomile and aloe, and natto as an exfoliant. Out of the packet, the super soft and thin fiber material is drenched in oats+soap-smelling clear liquidy essence. There was still about 2 teaspoons of essence left in the packet, enough for a DIY mask. It came with a plastic backing and has more than enough cuts to give me a great fit. Adherence is just okay, it did try to unpeel from my nose, mouth and chin areas. The strange thing is, when I was unfolding it from the packet, placing it on my skin and adjusting it to fit my face, it made bubbling sounds, much like how it would sound like if you missed out on rinsing shampoo entirely off your hair. Anyhoos, I left it on for 35 mins and it was already drying out on certain parts. Massaging in the leftover essence was easy peasy. Again, this is very strange. My skin feels like it has been drinking lots of water, it is bouncy and supple. However, the surface of my skin feels dry, but not stretchy. Don't be mistaken, this is a good thing. It reminds me of when I use a really hydrating cleanser, but better. I guess I was just too used to the tacky finish that most hydrating sheet masks gave me, so I topped it off with a thin layer of rose hip oil. I imagine it's a great mask to use prior to make up. The magic also extended to my skin texture. My pores seem to have vanished, leaving me with really smooth, glow-from-within-not-just-glowing-from-tackiness skin. There is zero irritation on my sensitive skin. Overall, I freaking love this mask! There's something about the essence that's weirdly magical. At $8 per mask, it's still worth the splurge because I can use it a second time, that makes it $4 a mask. Totally worth it!

This claims to moisturize and brighten stressed out skin. It contains a blend of botanical extracts like olive, blueberry, lavender, and witch hazel. Warning, this does contain paraben. Like all the other Mediheal sheet masks I've tried, the material is always super soft, yet strong, and drenched in clear gooey essence. The fit and adherence is always perfect for me. Scent wise, they are nice but it can get a little too overpowering. I had this on for a good 35 mins and I can see the edges starting to dry out. Oh my lordy lord! My skin got so even and bright, it is now 2 shades lighter than my neck instead of 1. Red bumps are also not as red and not as bumpy. There is a moderate amount of essence left on my skin which I patted in with ease. It dried down to a semi-matte finish but my skin is still glowing from being brightened. My sensitive skin did not experience any discomfort. I did top it off with a light moisturizer, it is the winter afterall. As much as I enjoyed the aesthetical aspect to this, I advocate against using masks with prints on them due to the presence of ink. However, for the fun factor, I would still recommend trying this out once in a blue moon, especially since the effects are so drastic.

This mask claims to clarify and hydrate. Like the other Leaders sheet masks I've tried, the thin cotton sheet is drenched in clean-scented clear essence. The essence of this version contains amino acids, lotus extract and vitamin C. After 30 mins, there was still a thick layer of essence left on my skin. It took me awhile to massage most of it in. There is definitely a very thick and sticky feeling on my skin, I'd reckon it's best for nighttime use. The stickiness did subside gradually as the day went on. My angry red pimples seem to have calmed down a little. They're no longer inflamed, albeit still a little red. Skin also has a very nice glow. Overall I think this is an okay mask for combating acne but a great one for hydration.

It claims to combat dull and uneven skin tone. The first step of this mask is to pat the watery clear ampoule into the skin prior to masking. It contains galactomyces fermentation filtrate, which can be found in lots of whitening skincare products. However, my sensitive skin decided that it hates this and unleashed red hot bumps upon contact. I washed it off and my skin went back to normal. User issue on my part since my skin is super fussy. Next, drenched in sticky clear essence which contains niacinamide and does not contain paraben, mineral oil and fragrance, it gives me the perfect fit and adherence. After 25 mins, there is a thick layer of sticky essence to pat in. It took me awhile to get my skin feeling semi-dry. There is absolutely no need for a moisturizer. The stickiness subsided gradually but my skin still looks glowy. I don't see any significant whitening effects but I imagine it would do something with constant use over time. I'm quite satisfied with this mask despite the ordeal from step 1.

First off, this has the signature Leaders scent, very light and pleasant, and the material is pretty thin and soft, drenched in tons of clear essence. Adherence is awesome, it did not budge the entire 30 mins I had this on and I was tottering around the house the whole time. Fit is great, I wish it could be longer and cover my entire forehead, but then again I do have the same wish for 99% of sheet masks I use. After I removed it, there was still a ton of essence left on my skin. While massaging it in, I noticed that it's super sticky! Like I smeared glue on my face! It took a hot minute to get it drier but still tacky. There is absolutely no need to top this off with a moisturizer even in this wintery dryness. My skin feels plump and some fine lines near my eyes are no longer as obvious. But most of all, all my redness is gone! Even new acne scars turned brown. There is also a very pretty glow to my skin. I would recommend using this before bed due to how sticky it is. Not sure if it actually prevents aging in one use but long term use will have it's benefits. Overall I'm super satisfied with this!

I've been neglecting my pores while I was busy nursing my skin back to health. So I've been on a hydrating and calming roll for a month. It's time to do a little spring cleaning of my huge-ass congested pores. This mask is targeted at peeps who are suffering from excessive sebum, dead skin cell buildups, unclean skin, and dull-darkened skin. It contains (ordered by ranking on the ingredients list) maple sugar (a natural AHA), Niacinamide, soy bean, volcanic ash. I'm a little nervous about the AHA given my sensitive skin. But I'm excited about all the other ingredients. Made from bamboo fiber and soaked in clear gooey essence, this mask feels pretty soft and has a medium thickness, it's definitely not as soft and thin as Soo Ae Purifying Black Charcoal Mask. It has the typical Leaders sheet mask scent and fits my face perfectly. However, to my horror, this tingled like a b-word. I decided to ride it out and bust out my tube of cortisol in case my skin did flare up. I went away after about 15 minutes. I had this on for 30 mins and it was still pretty wet. The tube of cortisol felt lonesome, I didn't need it at all! My skin looks glowy, pore size was just slightly reduced and PIH are still there, but hey, my pores were in a pretty nasty condition, so I'm happy with this result. The most amazing thing was my skin feels ultra smooth! The bumpy-ness was gone! It did leave behind a sticky finish, so this is probably better for nighttime use. Overall, I'm very satisfied!

Soo Ae

Green tea mask

01/20/2017

I'm in love with this mask! It saved from skin and even gave my cheeks a little uplift, in just 35 mins,

The essence felt like a watery gel, which they described as jelly. I had to cut slits around the nose and temple areas so it would fit snugly. 3 minutes in, there was a slight burning sensation, I suspect it's due to the 70% witch hazel in the essence. 30 minutes in, my skin looks brighter, less red and felt more moisturized. The blemish spots are still visible but they are no longer tender to the touch. My pore size also seem to have been reduced.

This is great for lazy girl! It gave me a minor exfoliation and hydration in under 5 minutes.

This bio-cellulose mask adheres to my skin very well and delivered sufficient hydration. However, since my skin is pretty dry, I did top it off with an oil.

This mask adheres to my skin like second skin.

This mask made my skin visibly brighter and smoother in just 30 mins.

This hydrogel 2-piece mask gave my skin the perfect amount of hydration and fits like second skin.

This mask got the gunk out and my pores also appeared smaller.

One of my favorite masks of all time! This mask is both hydrating and calming, it balanced out my skin for a whole week!

Miracle in a mask! This hydrates, brightens and evened out my skin texture.

This mask is ultra soft and deflated some of my angry zits while leaving my skin adequately hydrated yet matte. 

This was a disappointment. It tingles and the effect was just okay. Go for Scinic's juice bottle if you want something that gives better hydration.

This sheet mask is a savior of my blotchy irritated skin.

This mask was just okay. Nothing special. It gave me a temporary redness relief and hydration boost but did not last half a day.

This Esfolio snail essence mask gave me a much needed relief and hydration. The only gripe I have is the lingering strong scent during and after the masking process. Otherwise, it worked fine for a $1.90 sheet mask!

This mask stung my skin and left me looking red, like I was drunk. It has a clean, plant-like scent though, which is the only thing I like.

This newer version is thinner and has a better fit. Essence is potent as always. It brings down my redness and leaves my skin smooth and nicely hydrated. 

This mask calms, hydrates and normalizes my irritated blotchy skin, while giving off a light clean scent, great for relaxation. The fit is perfect.

This mask states that it combats contact dermatitis and atopic eczema. Not only does it smell great, like lime-flavored popsicle, it fits well and has ZERO stinging on my rough and damaged skin. My skin is now hydrated, ALOT less red, and feels soft! 

Mask is great! As with anything Pony and Pony-related. It made my skin super dewy, bright, and healthy, I would totally go out without makeup on and it's weird because this mask aims to prep skin for makeup. The material is quite unique, it feels like a cross between cotton and gel, super silky and soft. Fit is also perfect. My skin went from Sahara Desert to Garden of Eden. Considering the price, I wouldn't use this regularly, probably only on days when my skin is being absolute bitch.

Pros: It left my skin feeling alot calmer and less red without being overly sticky. Skin is also very soft, nicely hydrated and feeling healthy. 
Cons: Material is pretty thick hence it does not fit the contours of my face well. I made some incisions and forced it to curve where it needs to. There is also a light fragrance which I thick smells like a cross between a perfume and a clean scented sheet mask. 
Overall, I still really like it considering the effects it gave me. The cons are very minimal and easy to deal with.

Since I'm still recovering from contact dermatitis, some parts of my face are still sensitive and red. The honey in this mask toned down alot of the redness and made my skin feel alot less irritated and alot healthier. However, the material is pretty thick I had to make some incisions. Even then, I spent alot of time smoothing it out to remove as many air bubbles as possible and forcing it to adhere to the contours of my face. For the price ($2), and the effect it gives, I think it's a pretty small problem to deal with. I still really enjoyed this mask. 

This has a milky essence which I prefer. The fit is okay except for the areas around the inner corners of my eyes, it just refuses to lay flat there. I had this on for about 40 mins and there was still a generous layer of essence left over. While patting it in, I noticed how soft and smooth my skin feels. This doesn't leave the skin feeling tacky. I also noticed that my skin looks dewy and plump. Most of all, my skin looks alot brighter, I nearly fell out of my chair when I saw this! I really enjoyed this mask and it's going into my HG list for sure!

Sephora

Rose Face Mask

01/17/2017

The best thing I like about it is the heavenly scent. I imagine it will be a nice treat for people who love the scent of roses. The material is super soft and easily manipulated. I had this on for about 35 minutes and it is starting to dry up. There was no essence left over. My skin feels super soft and very hydrated without any tackiness, an effect that my $1 HG sheet masks give. I don't think it did any brightening. For $6 a pop, I wouldn't repurchase even though I really enjoyed this mask. UPDATE: My skin felt dry again about 4 hours in

This feels and smells like soap and the material has a very pretty lace-like pattern. Not a fan of the fit because I had to make a few incisions and my upper lip kept getting covered by the mask, but I don't think it's a huge deal. The results are AMAZING! My skin feels intensely hydrated and soft, redness has also been reduced. I went out to run a few errands and was expecting my skin to feel stretchy at the end of the day but to my surprise, it held up against the bitter cold wind very well! Into the HG list it goes!

Considering how cheap it is (a pack of 5 for $5.99) I was honestly a little afraid to put it on my sensitive skin. But I was pleasantly surprised to see how short the ingredient list was, compared to some of the more expensive sheet masks in the market. The mask material is super soft and thin, which makes it pretty easy to smooth over my face, I did insert some slits for a better fit. The watery clear essence smells like eucalyptus to me, it is very light though. I'm happy to report that my skin did not freak out and it looks like my skin texture is alot smoother, like I have no pores! The smoothing effect far exceeds the moisturizing effect, though it still did give some decent hydration. I am liking this!
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This mask comes in 2 pieces, top and bottom. Here's the lowdown:

Pros:

- Snail mucin!
- Easy to get it to bend to the contours of my face and remove air bubbles
- Soothed my skin and calmed down redness
- Decent hydration
- Just a slight tacky finish when massaged in .

Cons:

- Extremely slippery, hard to unfold and align the holes to my eyes, mouth and nose
- Fit wasn't great, notice how long the nose flap is
- Bottom portion kept slipping downwards
- Expensive $8

Final thoughts: It is not a bad mask, it does what it claims to do. But for the price, I expected more. .

This is a very pretty mask and it contains Vitamin C and licorice extract, both ingredients known for evening out skin tone. I'm not sure if it's the licorice or the ink, but the mask smells really pungent, like a combination of ink + elmer's glue. The fit is amazing, like it's made for my face. When I read the description on the packet "touch of lace", I was expecting this to be an actual lace mask. I admit that I was a little disappointed to see a printed lace pattern even though it's very pretty. I am personally not a fan of any printed masks because it contains ink. Gotta be real careful with my sensitive skin ya know. Results: Happy to report that there is zero stinging or sensitivity. It does what it says it will do, brighten. But nothing more. My skin is not as hydrated as I want it to be so I patted in some coconut oil. 

The material super soft material is generously soaked in sticky clear essence, which smells strongly of botanical herbs. It didn't manage to cover my entire forehead, then again, not very many sheet masks can cover my humongous forehead. My skin tingled the first 5 minutes that I had this on, I was so ready to rip it off and wash my face but decided to wait it out anyway. The tingle went away very quickly and I left it on for an hour. It was still wet at the end of the hour. This left a sticky finish after massaging it into my skin. My redness is mostly gone and skin feels super hydrated. Two thumbs up!

This contains peppermint, chamomile, blueberry and (naughty naughty) alcohol. I like that the material is super soft and gave me great fit and adherence. BUT it has a strong perfumey smell and only contains 15ml (not the usual 25ml) of clear essence. This lightly tingled my sensitive skin throughout the 25 minutes of wear and it is pretty much dried up. I totally get it since it is meant for busy professionals who want quick solutions. Results: My skin felt hydrated, bouncy and less puffy but it did leave behind a tacky finish. I would've skipped moisturizer in the summer but felt that I needed an extra something something since it's so overcast and cold today. This addresses a pretty specific concern so if you've had a long night and had to get up early for work the next day, I'd say go for it.

This It's Skin The Fresh Sheet Mask Blueberry was such a let down, there is no difference in my skin except for a light hydration. It would not adhere and kept trying to detach itself from my face. At the 20-minute mark it was starting to dry out. It did smell wonderful and did not irritate my skin. But overall, meh.

Contains snail mucin, ginseng and (boo!) parabens (thank God I did not develop a rash from it). The material is pretty thick and refuses to adhere to my skin. There is no visible difference in my skin after masking, just some light hydration, which pretty much disappeared after 2 hours even though I sealed it in with a moisturizer. The material had a pretty embossed pattern and the essence did smell strongly of ginseng, which I like. But overall, it wasn't good.

It contains avocado oil, meadowfoam, and licorice extracts. This updated mask material is pretty soft and thin hence the adherence is amazing. I also noticed a change in the positioning of the eye and mouth holes, it used to be a bad fit for me and would bunch up in the middle of my face. This newer version fits my face to perfection! It is soaked in milky lotiony essence (my fave) which has a very light flowery fragrance. 45 minutes later, there is still a good amount of essence left on my skin. Pat pat pat, there is a slight tacky finish, which is perfect for me in the winter. My skin feels very hydrated, less red and healthy. My only gripe is that there is no brightening effect, but it doesn't claim to do that anyway.

This mask smells like real oats, but better. It is made of silk so it's super thin and has great fit and adherence. It contains hyaluronic acid, oats, cucumber and peony root extracts. Word of warning, it does contain methylisothiazolinone which may cause allergic reactions for some, my sensitive skin did not freak out from this though. 45 mins in and it's still wet. Just like actual oats, this gave me a brighter, smoother and hydrated complexion without any tackiness. My only gripe is that the hydration wasn't enough for me, especially in this weather. But nothing a little moisturizer can't solve.

The gist is, this is just an okay mask to me. I'm experiencing dry flakey skin from all the traveling. This mask managed to slightly hydrate my skin but do not do anything to my dry patches whatsoever. My skin still felt slightly stretchy after sealing it off with a moisturizer. Redness was also slightly reduced. This is great for people with dry skin in a tropical climate.

This mask is targeted at peeps who are suffering from excessive sebum, dead skin cell buildups, unclean skin, and dull-darkened skin. It contains (ordered by ranking on the ingredients list) maple sugar (a natural AHA), Niacinamide, soy bean, volcanic ash. I'm a little nervous about the AHA given my sensitive skin. But I'm excited about all the other ingredients. Made from bamboo fiber and soaked in clear gooey essence, this mask feels pretty soft and has a medium thickness, it's definitely not as soft and thin as @sooae.official Purifying Black Charcoal Mask. It has the typical @leadersusa sheet mask scent and fits my face perfectly. However, to my horror, this tingled like a b-word. I decided to ride it out and bust out my tube of cortisol in case my skin did flare up. I went away after about 15 minutes. I had this on for 30 mins and it was still pretty wet. The tube of cortisol felt lonesome, I didn't need it at all! My skin looks glowy, pore size was just slightly reduced and PIH are still there, but hey, my pores were in a pretty nasty condition, so I'm happy with this result. The most amazing thing was my skin feels ultra smooth! The bumpy-ness was gone! It did leave behind a sticky finish, so this is probably better for nighttime use. Overall, I'm very satisfied!

This hydrogel mask contains rose extract, which has skin plumping and hydration properties. It comes in 2 pieces and has a faint powdery rose scent. Despite constantly slipping down my face, it fits okay (notice how there's a flap covering our nostrils) holds moisture very well and is still nicely hydrated 1 hour into masking. Most hydrogel masks would've dried out by now. After masking, my skin feels very hydrated, supple and slightly sticky. Due to it's tendency to keep slipping downwards, slightly sticky feeling after masking and costing $5 per piece, I would think this is better suited for occasional nighttime masking.

This Tony Moly Panda's Dream Eye Patch is so adorable I can't find even. I like that it extends upwards to my eyelids and downwards to my cheeks without any irritation to my sensitive skin. My eye area feels soft and plump. 

 

 

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