Hello friends! This year’s climate transition hasn’t been very kind to me, I suspect aging contributed to the downfall of my skin too. My face has been sporting dry, sensitive patches for a couple of weeks now. It started on the eyelids and gradually my cheeks. So I’m on a roll with masks that says “soothing” and “moisturizing”.
This is a Taiwanese sheet mask that contains aloe barbadensis and claims to hydrate, nourish and soothe irritated skin. It’s available on Beauteque for $1.90 a piece.
Here is a before mugshot of my crappy face. Notice the redness on my eyes and cheeks. As usual, I’ve already prepped my skin for masking, I’ve been skipping exfoliating for the past week since my skin is feeling rather irritated.
Upon pulling it out of the packet, the sheet mask comes with a plastic film backing. It has a pretty clean scent, nothing too strong. It is generously soaked in clear essence, as with most Taiwanese masks. The material feels slightly thicker and more stiff than a regular cotton sheet mask.
The fit wasn’t great. Even after making the usual incisions, it still would not adhere to my facial contours completely. Aside from a few loose flaps, it did not budge the entire time it was on my face.
There was zero stinging sensation during the entire masking process. I had it on for about 30 minutes. Upon removing the sheet mask there was still a layer of essence remaining on my skin. I patted it in and finished off with eye cream and a light moisturizer. Here is side by side comparison of the before and after pictures.
My skin felt clam and hydrated immediately after masking, though it did not last the entire day. There is no tacky feeling after masking but my face got greasy as the day went by and the dry irritated patches got dehydrated and flaky again. However, from the comparison above, it also looks like the redness has been visibly reduced and my skin is now brighter and more dewy.
Considering the price point of this mask and it’s effects, I would say it’s just an okay mask. There are other sheet masks that give me a more long-lasting and obvious effect for the same price, eg. Tsaio Chamomile Licorice Skin Soothing Mask.