Face Sheet Masks from Asia
My friends are the best!
A good friend of mine recently visited Asia and knowing my love for face masks, she came back with these sheet masks from Korea and Japan for me to try! She brought back three different brands: Missha, Tony Moly, and Sexy Look.
First I will start with the Missha Cell Sheet Masks. The company is based in South Korea and has a large line of skincare and cosmetics. They are made with 100% cotton sheets which are soaked with a serum derived from natural ingredients. All products are cruelty free and are never tested on animals.
The first thing I noticed when trying these face masks was the quality of the sheets. They were high quality and felt really well soaked with serum. You can really smell the ingredients (yes, even the lentils!). The serum was well absorbed by my skin and felt really smooth afterwards. I love that it did not cause breakouts, but smoothed out my skin and left it hydrated.
Next I will talk about the Tony Moly masks, another company based out of South Korea. These 3 layered pulp sheets contain serum that cleanses the skin using natural oils and water. The masks are made with no parabens, talc, benzophenone, or triethanolamine. Fun Fact: The name Tony Moly means "putting style into packaging".
Like the Missha masks, these masks felt higher quality than the ones you get in North America. The masks themselves were really easy to put on and nicely covered my entire face. The serum was light and cooled my skin while the mask was on. I enjoyed the sensation and feeling after I removed the sheet. Again, the serum soaked in nicely and left my skin feeling soft. I have seen so many beauty enthusiasts using these Tony Moly masks and now I understand why. They are really wonderful!
The last mask I tried was this Japanese Sexy Look black sheet mask. When I saw this packaging, I was immediately intrigued. This masks combines Obsidian, Gotu Kola, Tripeptide, and Collagen Extracts to effectively cleanse and whiten skin. We all know that Asian cultures are obsessed with whitening their skin as it is a sign of beauty and I've had my struggles with this concept growing up, (I talk about it here). Still, I wanted to give this a mask a try and see if I could lose some of my summer tan.
I had to share how this mask looked on, because it was truly unique!
The mask itself is clearly made for women who do not have distinct noses, like me! So it unfortunately did not fully cover my face. It was just like any other mask while on and was soaked in quite a bit of serum. After removing the mask, it oddly felt like the serum was not there. I guess it soaked in extremely fast, but still left my skin feeling a bit dry. Unlike the other masks, it was not hydrating. Personally, I didn't notice that my skin was any whiter but I did only use one mask. It is possible that with multiple applications the effect will be better. While this mask was different, I'm not sure that I would want to try it again.
What are you favourite sheet masks?