For our last winter season Asian Beauty Blog Party we thought about sharing our favourite sheetmasks with you and explain why we like them so much. If you are wondering, there will be a traditional summer time Asian Bleauty Blog Party where everybody can share their links to a certain topic in June, July, August, and September. It will be hosted by Sophie. The winter Asian Beauty Blog Party will continue in October probably, so keep your ears and eyes open :D
I will start off with my favorite sheetmask and then I will comment on the selected sheetmasks of my fellow bloggers:
For me, my favorite sheetmask has no specific name but it is rather a favorite ingredient, which is Aloe Vera. I chose a Missha Pure Source cell sheet mask with Aloe below because of the key ingredient Aloe Vera. Aloe Vera is one of my favourite ingredients for not only moisturizing but also calming and soothing the skin. In summer my favorite is a cooled aloe sheetmask which I placed in the fridge before using it.
Sophie from MapleTreeBlog chose a My Scheming brand. She says “This brand was a new discover for me this year and I’m loving what I’ve learnt so far. They’re not overly expensive and can be bought in boxes which makes daily masking less guilt inducing. I also love the packaging. In the herbal anti acne mask which I’m wearing the girl is hitting the acne with a mallet. Which is something I wish I could do! They come with a plastic backing which makes using them easier and are absolutely dripping in essence. There’s enough for me to slather my face, neck and décolletage in it. This particular type is moisturising and does help with my redness. It contains green tea, witch hazel, chamomile, aloe and Orris among other ingredients. Definitely a repurchase for me.”
My Scheming was actually the first brand for sheetmasks that I tried. I bought a pack containing 10 different types for testing and they were so adorable in their packaging and I liked them a lot back then. I can imagine that I would still like using them, especially now that Sophie reminded me of this wonderful brand.
Michele from Beautyfindsforme says: “Benton Snail 🐌 Bee 🐝 High Content Mask Pack (Korea) is one of my favorite masks for when my face feels really oily or has blemishes. I find it to be very soothing and helps reduce redness, while controlling oil and hydrating my skin. This mask is on the drier side as far as essence goes, but I find that the mask benefits outweigh that this is a bit drier. My face feels refreshed and if I have blemishes, they are less red and sore after I use this. Snail mucin will help moisturize and heal your skin and bee venom helps prevent blemishes. This mask is also good for sensitive skin as well. I really love this mask and I try to keep 5 to 10 on hand, as I am known just to slap this on in the morning as a quick pick-my-skin-up!”
I love snail mucus and products containing snail mucus… and usually I’m into bees and products from bees for skincare too. Unfortunately, my skin didn’t like the Benton snail bee line, so I avoided using the sheetmasks too. I reviewed the cream previously aswell (here). But you will also find many positive reviews for this specific skincare range from Benton.
Julie from PDXBeautiful says: “Here is my pick. The Innisfree It’s Real Squeeze Mask in Shea Butter. This mask hydrates my skin like nobody’s business. The thick, milky essence not only hydrates but plumps and soothes. This does leave a slightly oily finish behind but that is one thing I love about this mask because it helps eliminate dehydration. I find I don’t need to apply a ton of moisturizer after using this mask. No matter what stress I put my skin through (yes, actives I’m looking at you) this always puts my skin back into proper balance. It also has a light but yummy creamy, nutty and buttery scent that I just adore. This mask is inexpensive and widely available as Innisfree is a very popular Korean cosmetic brand. The fit is great, lasts for about 30 minutes and as a bit of left over essence for extra hydration. I have not had any reaction, no sensitivity or irritation and no breakouts from this mask. Main ingredients include shea butter, hyaluronate and green tea.”
Honestly, I really want to try exactly this mask right now! Thanks Julie for introducing it. I love Innisfree masks and I have a bunch of them at home at hands. I also tried the Innisfree It’s Real Squeeze Masks previously, but not the one with shea butter. And since I love shea butter as rehydrating ingredient I’m slightly angry I didn’t get this mask any earlier.
Amy from PeepingPomeranian chose a hydrogel sheetmask from Banila. It looks so pretty with the laces, doesn’t it?She says: “As a person who hates spending more an a dollar on a sheetmask, I found it funny that I prefer hydrogels #expensivetastes. For myself, its mostly a time and texture issue. I don’t like spending more than 30mins masking. I always have stuff to do and having to lay down with a mask is almost never something I do. Which means I need a mask that will stick to my face well. I find more often than not hydrogels, due to the way they conform to the face, will stay put allowing me to continue on with my business. I suspect that my dry skin is probably better suited to sticking to the gels as well. Additionally, I also don’t really like sheetmasks that are sopping wet with essence. These are usually fiber masks, cotton, silk etc. Some do conform better than others, but I don’t like spending so much down time and I find that my skin doesn’t absorb all the extra essence. This leaves my skin tacky, even when I apply the essence elsewhere. This is probably why I tend to be quite picky about which non-gel masks I use since I like a thinner less gel like essence.”
I’m really starting to like hydrogel masks but there are some which seem to be drying out quickly. One of my favorite sheet masks is the Moonlab Real Cooling Thermometer Mask, which is made of coconut fiber, very similar to hydrogel. I can really recommend yu to try this mask if you can get your hands on it!