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K-beauty update: Can face ‘sheet’ masks transform your skin?

written by Khushboo Mendonca January 5, 2018
One of the most popular, viral skincare trends in 2017 – Face Sheet Masks – flaunted by celebrities around the globe have become quite a rage in India…
Working ladies like myslef & my masculine friends barely get to ‘ Cleanse’, ‘Tone’ & ‘Moisturize’ on a daily basis & here we are discussing a facial sheet mask – Can we handle this Korean beauty ritual/hype? Is it Practical? let’s find out!

My last post detailed out the concept behind ‘Serums’ – well with sheet masks, the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree! The Sheet Mask is not your regular face mask (the one we apply with a brush & wash off rigorously), it is a single-use face shaped fabric dipped in an Essence ( a lighter version of a Serum, less concentrated than a serum … just FYI an Ampoule is a heavier version of a serum)

A big shout out to brands like Face Shop, Innisfree & DearPacker to have introduced us brown Indian girls to these magical light-as-air facial sheets & got us addicted!!!

I recommend them a 100% to EVERY individual. Men take note, this will not make you less masculine but will make your skin healthier for sure. Ya’ll can thank me later!

The Face Shop face sheet masks are under review here today. Variants available:

  • Real Nature mask sheets priced at INR 100 ( The ones with the grey packaging too )
  • Solution mask sheets priced  at INR 150
  • Bio-Cell sheets & Mask lab sheets priced at INR 300 ( I will review these very soon, not featured here today – I want…)

Usage (Can use this Any Time… Any Where…Not necessarily at Bed time):

  • After cleansing, arrange skin texture by applying a toner 
  • Remove sheet from package/ caregully remove the plastic film on one side of sheet ( in case of the INR 150 variants)
  • Spread the inside of the mask over face evenly, adjusting from eyes to nose
  • After 10~20 minutes, take the mask off and lightly tap the leftover essence for absorption … & Hello Gorgeous skin!

( you do not need to sit up during this process, you can lie down I usually apply a mask just before crashing… watch a movie or a TED talk…stalk that ex-boyfriend on ig… yeah that kind of activity which disengages gravity)

Featured Variants:

( I purchased their Best-sellers from from Nykaa during the popular Buy 5 Get 5 offer )

Real nature mask sheets (From Left to right on the second & third row):
  • Acai Berry – Ultra rich in antioxidants , recommended to heal and revive damaged skin and restore moisture
  • Blueberry – Claims to have more antioxidants than Green tea, recommended for youthful looking skin and brightening up up dull or sun-damaged skin
  • Kelp – Recommended for softening skinextreme skin hydration, again rich in minerals & antioxidants
  • Pomegranate – Perfect anti-aging remedy. Also good for skin hydration
  • Rice – Treats Acne redness & helps clear blemishes. This one is my Favourite No.1.
  • Avocado – Soothes, smoothens and moisturises. Great for winters & dry skin conditions.
  • Green Tea – Now your skin can drink some too. Recommended to flush out toxins from the skin, heals blemishes and scars, and reduces inflammation. It even improves the skin’s elasticity too.
  • Red Ginseng – Recommended for toning & brightening skin. This is my Favourite No.2. Also unlike other masks this one & Longan Face Mask have colored serums. Don’t worry, they haven’t gone bad!
  • Goji Berry – Let’s call this one a Stress buster, it literally undoes the harm done to our skin through the course of a working day. It also multi-tasks – firms & tightens the skin so pores look minimised & you are selfie ready.
The Solution mask sheets (Described from Left to right):

  • Smoothing (with beta hydroxy acid essence): This power ingredient is able to penetrate into the skin pores, which contain sebum, and exfoliate the dead skin cells that build up inside the pore. Need i say any more?
  • Wrinkle Care (with peptide essence): Recommended for skin rejuvenation, growth & repair. Don’t forget to use this on sensitive skin areas prone to dryness & wrinkles like your pinkies (rub the excess on hands and feet)
  • Brightening (with pearl essence): this mask is ‘lit’ – seriously, literally. My Favourite No.3. This mask just doesn’t disappoint with the after-glow.
  • Radiance (with Vitamin C essence): You need this mask to undo the sun damage to your skin, and to ensure your skin maintains its health. And when Vit C is in action, dull skin begs for a vacay!
  • Firming (with Collagen essence): Think Cindy Crawford. Think Naomi Campbell, Think Claudia Schiffer. heidi klum, Tyra Banks. What do they have in common? They beat Gravity & Collagen ( an abundant protein in our body which reduces with age)  is your best friend is you want to look anything like them in your 40 & 50s.

all of the above, are available in unbeatable combo offers and in bulk on Amazon.in

Now this brings me to the real talk:

AYEs:

  • Each and every Mask that I have used is True to its claim (Every mask is made for a certain problem area)
  • You can use a mask everyday and target multiple problem areas
  • You do not need an additional moisturizer to top this therapy – your skin shows results instantly
  • If you use the masks at night, just before sleeping – you will wake up looking like ‘the best version of you’ – Without Fail <singing Queen bey’s I woke up like this>
  • They can get messy when you open them up, however stay prepared to use up the left over serum on parched/trouble ‘body parts’
  • Great Combo offers – B5G5 offer delivers these sheets to you at 50 rupees a pop of Real Nature Variant & 75 rupees for the Solution ones.

NAYs:

  • Bio-Cell & Mask Lab sheets look divine (superior in quality) but heavy on the purse for ‘one-time use’ – no combo offers available ( as of lately , or ever noticed )
  • Some masks may have a peculiar fragrance/smell
  • Application is tricky at first, until you get familiar which may take up to max. 2 usages.

WCD points: 4.5/5 (except for the Price point – I cannot see why one wouldn’t get addicted to these)

Well, signing off now _ I’ve got the gensing sheet mask on right this very moment & I plan to bask in the goodness for the next 10 minutes.

Love & hugs!

 

 

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