I’m sure many of us have seen the Korean sheet mask craze, that’s been going on for a year, possibly longer… so perhaps to call it a phase it not quite the right way to describe it. I think these masks are here to stay and are slowing going to become a part of our standard skincare routines. I mean Korea is talking about a 10/12 step layering routine.. and with most countries I would like to think 5 steps tends to be the average for one who is consistent and values their daily regimen.
That said, I finally got over procrastinating, and decided to buy some to try for myself. Yes, I went a little overboard as I couldn’t choose which ones to prioritise. I’m now glad that I did get so many, as I plan to use one every week, on Sundays when I tend to spend a bit more time giving my skin a pamper.
The masks I chose were all made from fabric, which is light weight, but has the ability to hold a lot of product. And, to my surprise, there is tonnes of product in each pack, so much so, that my neck, décolleté, hands and feet a get to enjoy some of the benefits (without the sheet obviously).
The masks have a pleasant scent, nothing strong, so they are comfortable to wear, especially if you’re like me and prefer to leave it on for 45 minutes – an hour as opposed to the guidelines on the instructions which are 10-12 minutes. The product in the pack, which they call essence, almost feels like the texture of a serum, it’s soft and silky, absorbs well into the skin, but like with most products, your skin can only absorb so much, meaning you still have a fairly damp sheet by the time the hour is up. So on removal, you massage the excess in and leave it on over night.
The first mask I used was the Aloe Mask, if you’re in South Africa, it has been so hot, for so long, and my skin had been feeling rather sensitive and the texture not quite the same. Aloe Vera as you know is soothing, nutrient rich, anti-aging, hydrating, and the list goes on.. The next morning, my skin was soft and supple. The difference was so remarkable, and just as well I had applied the excess to all the other areas, as that was just the icing on the cake for me. My feet especially, which I know are often dry, really felt and looked moisturised.
Would I recommend them, without a doubt. These are now a staple for me, and I will be ordering more as I plan never to run out.
If you would like me to do a review on some of the ingredients, as one or two are questionable, and I will gladly explain why I’m still happy to repurchase, please let me know below. Have you tried Korean sheet masks before? What was your experience like? Have you tried any other Korean skincare products and which ones? I would love to hear from you in the comments section below.