Masks Attack!

Speaking of masks…

Not too long ago, the wonderful deal-aficionado Elisabeth of Everything and Nothin posted about a deal on Amazon for Tonymoly I’m Real Mask Sheet Pack of 11, at that time it was $10.95 + Free Prime Shipping. When adding it to my cart, I noticed another deal for Dermal Korea Collagen Essence Full Face Facial Mask Sheet 16 Combo Pack, which was $12.37 + Free Prime Shipping. Being the facemask-aholic that I am, I got both. I received them a couple of weeks ago and they’ve been sitting in their packages waiting for me to tear into them. With of all the other masks I still have pending-use, it may be a little while yet until I get into them (and I just subbed to Maskbox? What? I’m crazy addicted, I think! haha; if you don’t know what I’m referring to, check this post).

Here they are in their packaged glory, ahhhhhhhhhhhh! 🙂

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BTW their prices have been reduced a tiny bit, so lucky you!

You can purchase the mask sets on Amazon:

Prices and availability current as of the time of writing this post.


 

Although I haven’t used any of those masks yet (the Tonymoly Avocado one I received before through 3bbox, so the one in the above package will go into my giveaway pile), I did use another one recently. However, I exfoliated first, so exfoliation review followed by mask review (I received both via Birchbox either through a sub box or purchase sample):

20160125_003103Vasanti BrightenUp! Enzymatic Face Rejuvenator

Product description via the sample tube: “Dramatically improve your skin’s texture to reveal softer, brighter and younger looking skin! This powerful exfoliator mimics professional microdermabrasion results using 99% natural ingredients. Triple action formula brightens with powerful papaya enzymes to give radiance, exfoliates with dermatologist grade micro-crystals and gently cleanses with aloe vera, coconut and panthenol. Paraben free, Sulfate Free, Vegan Friendly.”

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This comes out as a cream, but a micro-gritty cream. For some reason baking soda comes to mind, but not for cooking, for mixing in something to use as a cleaner. This also smells like a cross between a cleaner and maybe a conditioner? It’s not entirely unpleasant. When applying it spread out nicely with just a little bit of the product, maybe about a rounded teaspoon, or even less. I could feel the micro-crystal exfoliants as I rubbed it around my face. It rinses off easy enough with just water and afterward my skin was, indeed, a little whiter, brighter, and softer to the touch.

It says to use it 3-5 times a week. I might consider purchasing the larger size at a later date.

Link to purchase is toward the bottom of this post.

20160125_003114Since I did exfoliation, I felt it was safe to do a hydrating type mask and chose the Super Hydrating Mask by N:ERD

Product description via Birchbox: “This innovative, biomedically engineered mask is lightweight enough to allow skin to breathe, but still adheres closely to ensure maximum absorption of active ingredients. Formulated with powerfully hydrating hyaluronic acid, smoothing tripeptides, and omega-packed macadamia oil, it boosts skin’s elasticity and suppleness to promote a more youthful, glowing complexion.”

On the package it says “Mask is 100% made by bacteria, 100% biocompatible, 100% biodegradable, 100% bacteria removal.” All that mention of bacteria! Eww!

20160125_004141This mask came folded and sandwiched between two mesh fabrics, which was kind of cool. Here’s what the meshes looked like:

The texture of the mask sort of took on the pattern of the mesh, so it looked like reptilian skin, kind of and it felt really neat. Different and denser than any others that I have tried. I really liked it! The shape of the mask was a little big, it kind of hung out around my face, and though I tried to keep it against my skin around my nose/bridge of my nose, it kept tenting so I just left it as it was.

It stayed on for 30 minutes, during which time it didn’t drip and didn’t slide down my face, which was awesome! No stinging eyes, thank goodness!

Afterward, you’re supposed to just massage the remaining serum into your skin and leave it on without rinsing it off. I did that. My skin did feel really hydrated and refreshed.

Unfortunately, I don’t know what it was, if it was a combination of the exfoliant or just the mask, but I woke up with a mild break out with a couple of small zits/pimples on my nose and one on my cheek. Sigh. Maybe it was the bacteria… some of it gone bad? LOL I don’t know. While I love the fabric of the mask, I don’t think I’d get this one again, plus wow, it’s really expensive, averaging about $18.67 per sheet!


You can purchase these on Birchbox:

Prices and availability current as of the time of writing this post.


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5 thoughts on “Masks Attack!

    • This was the first time that I ended up with a breakout the morning after using, it may or may not have contributed to it -really not sure. I don’t remember the fragrance of this mask at all, so it was probably very subtle. Fragrance is usually one of the first things I notice because they can trigger migraines for me.

      Thanks for reading and commenting! XO

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