After years of using mostly cloth sheet masks, I’ve come to the realization that I’ve been using the wrong ones all along.
Well, maybe not the WRONG ones (I think it’s hard to go wrong with a sheet mask for me), but being a super dry skin type, the hydrogel masks feel so much better on my skin. Like instant relief. I’ve only tried one other one before and I vowed to get more, but haven’t gotten around to it. That is, until I got this Manefit one in the mail from Sokoglam as a bonus for preordering Charlotte Cho’s The Little Book of Skin Care (which, btw, is a must-read for those of you getting slowly but surely more obsessed with treating your face like a temple of worship).
So there’s a few things about this mask that shot the arrow of love through my heart immediately. One, the jelly-like consistency is cooling and feels really great on the skin, as I mentioned above. It’d be an ideal summer mask, unless you’re a dried prune-in-training like me, then you can use it anytime you like. *sprays self with moisture mist*
Second, it’s in two pieces. THIS IS SO GREAT.
As anyone who enjoys sheet masks knows, they don’t always fit one’s face very well. Or they drip down your neck (which is fine if you’re in the tub). But a two piece mask accounts for that and you can adjust it as you see it. It also adheres to your face really nicely, and doesn’t drip. And have I mentioned it feels like a cool layer of gel? So nice.
Apparently there are several different types as well. I used the Soothing Aqua Collagen. I also ordered the Energizing rose one today, so I’ll let y’all know how that one is soon. There’s also a Brightening one with niacin amide and platinum if you want to end up super glowy, and a Wrinkle Gold with gold and adenosine which –shocker — is supposed to reduce lines. Be warned the packaging can vary, so the one above and the one with the rose logo on it is the same.
The sheet mask game is so accessible and cheap (I often get 10 in a pack for $10 at my local H-Mart) that it has made me wonder in the past why to bother using pricier ones. This one is $6 for instance, and there’s a little voice inside me that says “But you could get SIX masks for that price!”
Except the six masks don’t do as good of a job as this one mask, and therefore, I could be saving my time doing one of these a week instead of two or three of my cheapies. So I think I’ve finally been convinced to upgrade.
If you use sheet masks, I’d love to hear your faves. Along with the Mamonde Double Effect Ampoule masks, I now have a grand total of two favorite mask types, I could really use a few more. 🙂