Recently, I was provided with several sheet face masks by efacemasks.com, Three of them were from Missha - who just happens to also make my favorite BB cream. Since I was already familiar with this brand, I decided to start with those.
First, for those who don't know about sheet face masks, they're cloth-like sheets (cut with openings for the eyes, nose, and mouth) saturated in ingredients that do certain things for the skin. Some are meant to tighten, some help plump fine lines, some whiten, and some are simply to de-stress.
The three masks that I tried are:
Missha Real Essential Platinum Sheet Mask - this mask contains "platinum essence", which is supposed to detox, brighten, and protect the skin.
Missha Real Essential Collagen Sheet Mask - the main ingredient in this mask is "collagen essence", which is supposed to help firm lines as well as make skin look refreshed.
Missha Real Essential Hyaluronic Acid Sheet Mask - the main ingredient in this mask is "hyaluronic acid", which is supposed to provide moisture and nourishment, which in turn helps plump wrinkles. This one can be chilled to help soothe irritated skin.
To use a sheet face mask, you simply cleanse your face, remove the mask from the sealed package, and apply it to the face, positioning the proper openings over your eyes, nose, and mouth. You are supposed to gently press it onto your face, removing any air bubbles - then you relax for the next 15-20 minutes.
After that, you remove the mask and gently massage any excess serum into your skin. Even if you disregard any skin benefits, it's a great reason to sit (or lie) back for 15-20 minutes and just chill!
All three of these masks were made from the same "material". It's almost like a cross between a lightweight cotton fabric and a thick, luxurious paper towel. It's sturdy, but extremely soft on the skin.
The masks are all very saturated when removed from the package, but I didn't have any issues with the serum dripping or running off the mask. The serum is well, like a serum. Clear-whitish in color, and about the consistency of a runny gel.
I opted to lie in bed and read while using the masks. I found each of them to be very cooling, soothing, and even relaxing. After 20 minutes, I removed the mask, and massaged the remaining serum into my skin. It did leave my skin slightly tacky, but nothing that was bothersome - although I did go to bed soon afterward, so it might be different if you were applying makeup.
The next morning (after each of the three masks), my skin felt very soft and moisturized. As with all skincare products, a single use is not enough to tell whether or not it's going to make any long-term changes. But I have a lot of experience with skincare products, and I do feel that if I used these masks on a regular basis, they would probably plump some of my fine lines into invisibility - even if just on a temporary basis.
There is a pretty large selection of sheet masks at efacemasks.com, as well a couple of eye masks. Prices of the masks range from $1.29 up to $8 for a single mask, and they also offer multiple use packages as well as variety packs.
Each of these Missha masks is priced at $2.99, and recommended usage is 2-3 times/week. Shipping from efacemasks.com is free on orders over $39, and $5.95 flat rate for orders under $39. Orders ship from CA, and I received my products just 3-4 days after speaking with them (I live in KY). I would definitely consider using them for my facial sheet mask needs.
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