One of my personal quests of 2016 has been the journey to amazing skin which goes hand in hand with scouting for amazing skincare products. I only truly entered the world of face masks about two years ago and back then, maybe used them once a month. Throughout the past year I have tried to use a mask one at least once a week, maybe more depending on what kind of skin situation I’m dealing with.
Up until a few months ago I had been a loyal cream/jar face mask kind of girl but with the insane buzz around Korean skincare finally hitting the good ole US of A I decided to do some research. A huge component of the Korean skincare routine is a sheet mask. You know, the ones that you unfold and lay on your face and then take 40 Snapchats of yourself wearing because you look like a demon hunter. But one use of these sheet masks and you will have the most flaw free demon hunter skin you have ever encountered. I personally like putting one on as a prep before doing my makeup if I’m going to an event and really want my skin to look it’s best. I took the challenge to try a few sheet masks from Sephora and am here to report back my findings. This post will have four sheet masks and two eye masks.
Dr. Jart+ Pore Minimalist ($7.50) – This sheet mask isn’t the most conventional purely because it is a detox sheet mask and most sheet masks you will stumble upon are for moisturizing. Out of all the masks I tried, this was by far the scariest to see in the mirror because I truly did look like I was about to rob a bank in a 50s cartoon. This mask has charcoal in it which is a great ingredient for detoxing the skin but unfortunately I didn’t see a big difference, especially when compared to my other clay detox masks so I will not be repurchasing.
Dr. Jart+ Water Replenishment ($7.50) – This is the sheet mask that saved a nation. And that nation was my face. I have never seen my skin look plumper, healthier or more moisturized than after I used this mask. I left it on for twenty minutes, took it off and became a new woman. I love this mask so much that I now have a small stash in my makeup drawer for the days when my skin really needs a pick me up (aka after a long flight or a long night of frosty adult beverages). If you want some serious moisture, this is your mask. Holy Grail product for REAL.
SEPHORA FACE MASKS
Sephora Lotus Face Mask ($6) – First off I have to say that all of the Sephora masks are at an amazing price point, massive props to Sephora for that. This Lotus face mask smelled amazing and promised moisturizing and soothing potential. I will say that this mask was LOADED with moisturizing goodness coming out of the package which was a huge plus. After wearing it for twenty minutes my skin looked a tad bit more moisturized than normal but nothing major. Wouldn’t necessarily buy again as it didn’t blow me away and didn’t take away all of the redness on my cheeks.
Sephora Rose Face Mask ($6) – Oh my THIS mask. This mask was heavenly. If you are not a fan of rose or floral scents it may not be your cup of tea but oh man does this mask go. to. work. I left it on for twenty minutes and took it off to find beautifully moisturized dewy skin. Ultra moisturizing and brightness is promised on the packaging and it fully delivers. I still think if push came to shove I would go with the Dr. Jart+ water replenishment mask but this is a very very close second.
SEPHORA EYE MASKS
A little FYI on eye masks for all you newbies, eye masks are the little white strips you see celebrities wearing under their eyes on their Snapchats while they are in hair and makeup before going on camera. Eye masks tighten up the under eye area making you look like you got 12+ hours of sleep when you really only got 6.
Sephora Pearl Eye Mask ($5) – The pearl eye mask from Sephora promises perfecting and brightening. I put this baby on on a morning when I only got about five hours of sleep and was in dire need of a pick me up. I left it on for 20 minutes, peeled it off and didn’t see a whole ton of difference. To be honest I probably would have gotten better results from my Kiehls Avocado Eye Treatment. Unfortunately this one didn’t live up to my high expectations and I will not be repurchasing.
Sephora Avocado Eye Mask ($5) – Like the pearl eye mask above, this avocado eye mask missed the mark for me. This one promised nourishing and repairing properties and yet again I was left disappointed and with the same feelings as the pearl mask. Alas, the search for the perfect eye mask continues.
Good luck to all my skincare goddesses out there. Wishing clear skin and dewy faces for all.