One day, I went to Wawa on 36th street as I sometimes do to buy coffee. Somehow I found myself walking into Urban Outfitters and saw they were having a $10 for 3 face mask sale. I’d had been wanting to try face sheet masks for a while anyway so I got them. All three were from Korean brand Tony Moly.
I later checked their website and saw so many interesting things I would like to try. Especially the ampoules. However I’ve got a budget I’ve really got to stick to. Ordinarily I would have been like:
Sidenote: I’ve been wanting to live and work in Seoul for a while now. I’m just putting it out there in case anyone knows anybody lol.
The mask came with a plastic tray, an essence capsule and two masks for the two different parts of your face. I poured the essence into the plastic tray and soaked the mask in for what felt like 3 minutes, although it was probably closer to 5.
I really loved the smell. It reminded me of Origin’s Original Skin Essence lotion with Dual Ferment Complex but just much creamier. Having used it, my skin felt amazingly hydrated and still is, 24 hours after. My pores are also definitely much less visible now. There are a lot of essential oils in this product, which I believe caused the smell. The Origins lotion is the same way. I think it’s a really nice smell, like I said before, but I realize not everybody might like it.
Two also ingredients caught my eye: Niacinamide and Sodium Hyaluronate. And they appear to be in considerable amounts too (greater than 2%). Niacinamide or Vitamin B3 has been shown to stem water loss from the skin and reduce the appearance of pores. It also helps remove hyper-pigmentation. Sodium Hyaluronate also seems to help add volume to the skin by absorbing 1000 times it’s own weight in water.
It was extremely messy for me to use. No matter how much I tried, the lower mask kept slipping down to my neck. Some of the essence even got into my mouth and it tasted really bad :(. Some of this may be due to my inexperience with face masks. I am hoping the other two masks left are less problematic for me. If not, I might just stick to the masks you paint on and let dry.
I’d give this product an 8 on a scale of 1 to 10. It seems really effective but the application was just too messy for me. I still do want to keep trying the concept of face sheet masks though. Next week I want to try the second one which has some snail secretion as an ingredient ( I don’t know whether to be disgusted or intrigued).
That’s all for today. I hope I see you next time,
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