Sheet Masks

I love my masks – I’m addicted to them. They are like dark chocolate to me – I LOVE THEM (yea, I just repeated it, but I really like them so much!). There are so many of them around that it is so easy to get confused by what to use.

I first spotted sheet masks when watching Korean dramas on YouTube. The K-TV stars used to use a lot of sheet masks when they had to get ready for a big event – date, a celebration, or even to impress someone with their beautiful skin.

I’ve tried a range of sheet masks around – mostly Korean brands, but my favourites are from The Face Shop and I keep returning back to the brand. Here’s a review of some of my most used masks from the brand.

Honey

This is mostly for maintaining hydration on the skin. It contains Honey and Nicotinic acid, which helps to give the skin its that radiance and moisture. The serum has a thin consistency which leaves a lightly sticky residue on the surface.

White Tea

This is a new one for me. I noticed the great new packaging and I was immediately drawn to it. This mask contains an emulsified serum made from white tea to give dehydrated and flaky skin a boost of moisture. Funnily enough, it has a floral scent.

Red Ginseng

This mask contains 6 year old ginseng to give your skin a boost of energy and nutrition. I’ve noticed in the Korean cooking and beauty shows, red ginseng is highly sought after ingredient. The mask in itself has a reddish tinge from the ginseng.

Shea Butter

Shea Butter is known for its nourishing properties and for improving skin elasticity. This mask contains emulsified moisturising serum from Shea Butter to help the skin with it’s elasticity.

Application

Cleanse and tone your face. Apply the sheet mask starting from the forehead down to the chin. Make adjustments to ensure that the mask is flat against the skin (or as flat as you can get it). Leave on for 12-15 minutes and pat the remaining serum on to your skin.

Hot tip: once you’re done with the mask, don’t throw the remaining serum into the trash; you can use that again for a quick pick me up. Also, I watched a YouTube video of a K-TV star getting ready for an awards ceremony where the makeup artist first used a hydrating face mask then mixed the remaining serum in with a foundation to retain that coveted hydration and luminosity on the stars’ face.

Note that the effect of these masks are only temporary. The Face Shop house not just these sheet masks, but others brands too. Not only that, they even sell other Korean skincare and makeup brands as well. These sheet masks from The Face Shop are so affordable, I highly recommend stopping by and getting one to try.

Now, I’ve got some exciting news: I recently hit 1,000 followers on Instagram, and to celebrate, I’m hosting a giveaway for Aussie Residents. I’ve included a few of these sheet masks as well as some other awesomeness as prizes. Hit up my Instagram to check out the details of the giveaway including prizes. Here’s a bonus way to enter the giveaway: subscribe to my blog and leave a comment on this post including country of residence.

Have you used sheet masks before? Which of these sheet masks appeal to you?

 

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15 thoughts on “Sheet Masks

    1. I didn’t know that either. It was a great revelation. I probably wouldn’t try it with the red ginseng mask serum, but definitely with the others

  1. I love face masks and always notice such a difference when I use them! But – I definitely need to use them more often! I find the process to be a bit of a faff but the results are definitely worth it. I have tried one from the Face Shop and loved it!

    Tasha // shiwashiful.

  2. I’ve used a couple of sheet masks before (and used up the serum from them over several nights), but tbh I haven’t seen what all the fuss is about them yet. I don’t think I’ve found the right one/s yet though. I’ve got several more to use in my stash but I’m saving them for the colder months as they’re all hydrating types of masks.

  3. Congrats on 1000 follows! I don’t mind getting some of these. but I live in Adelaide and I use Nature’s Republic. If you do not mind we can do swapies

  4. I have a stash of Korean sheet masks to try out. Some I don’t feel do much but I love The Nature Republic’s shea butter one and their avocado and green tea ones. I also love Innisfree sheet masks. My fiancé uses Leaders Step Solution because the sheet mask is the best fit for him.

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