I have only known traditional eastern medicine to be meant for consumption, never have I thought it would be suitable in skincare products too. That’s what got me so intrigued with Skylake’s sheet masks. Skylake’s products are infused with oriental herbs using their patented production method which includes 72 hours of boiling 18 main ingredients, and another 90 days for maturation and fermentation of the extracted distillate. As such, Skylake’s products are perfect for sensitive skin.
Skylake Relaxing Trouble Care Mask claims to soothe and heal acne-prone skin while preventing break outs with charcoal extracts in addition to their patented oriental herb water. It does not contain parabens and other artificial additives.
My skin is congested and acne-prone today. I’m also dealing with PIH and PIE. I’ve cleansed, toned, and exfoliated my skin. Find out how I normally prep my skin for masking.
Out of the packet, I caught a strong traditional herbal scent, the kind that you would find in an herbal store in Chinatown. Essence was runny and clear, it felt alot like water. The sheet material was thick, stiff, and coarse. This was the only disappointing thing about this herbal mask, the material was one of the worst I’ve ever tried.
Fit was great! The sheet was big enough to cover my entire face while leaving a slight excess on the sides for larger faces. The eye and mouth holes were also decently sized and appropriately positioned.
Adherence, however, was on the opposite spectrum due to the nature of the material. It was a challenge to smooth out the air bubbles due to how coarse the material was. It was stiff and refused to conform to the contours of my face. Essence was also continuously dripping from the mask, rendering the mask really dry.
I had this on for 15 mins, the mask sheet was completely dry and detached from my face. I shouldn’t have left it on for this long, I’d reckon 10 mins would be perfect.
There was little to no essence left to pat in. There was a slight cooling sensation on my skin. I noticed a reduction of redness and smaller pores. But that’s about it. It was not hydrating at all, it felt like I’d patted a toner into my skin. So I followed up with my complete routine after this masking session.
Below is a side by side comparison of the before and after pictures.
This mask has made me skeptical about all organic beauty products. I’ve always thought that having artificial ingredients in the mask will not perform as well an all-natural mask. But it looks like they need to work hand-in-hand to achieve the best results. I’m still glad I tried this mask and will recommend it to people who are currently experiencing serious skin issues like eczema and dermatitis.