Review: Klairs Midnight Blue Calming Sheet Mask ★★★☆☆
Klairs Midnight Blue Calming Sheet Mask is formulated calm the skin with ingredients that decrease sensitivity. With BHA derived from Willow Bark Extract and Erythritol, the Klairs Midnight Blue Calming Sheet Mask helps to clear out pores and minimize oiliness and its cools down skin’s temperature and relieves redness. Tea tree oil and Centella Asiatica Extract further help calm and heal breakouts and irritated skin. Great for after-sun use or anytime you need some cooling, calming relief.
I’m a huge fan of the cream version in this calming line. It’s my go-to product for redness and sensitivity, which is 90% of the time. I have 3-4 back ups of this because I never want to live without it.
My skin is feeling pretty normal, sebum production wise. It’s redder than usual but no sensitivity. I’ve cleansed and toned my skin. Find out how I normally prep my skin for masking.
Out of the packet, I caught a faint tea tree scent. The bamboo charcoal sheet mask felt soft and had a medium thinness. It came in 2 pieces but without backings. I did not find them challenging to unfold or apply. Essence was clear and had a watery-gel consistency. After removing the sheet mask from the packet, there was hardly any essence left in there.
Fit was great! Being in 2 pieces meant that I had the flexibility to adjust it to fit my face perfectly. There were multiple cuts to aid in the fit too. I was also glad to see such a thin strip of material for the philtrum. Most sheet masks have too much material there and it often lead to me tasting some essence. Some minor complaints I have were the large nose holes and overall short length of the sheet.
Adherence appeared to be great! The material was opaque enough to render air bubbles and small lifts invisible. So according to how it feels on my skin, I’d say it’s pretty clingy and did not budge one bit.
I took the mask off after 30 mins, it was still slightly damp.
The remaining essence patted in and absorbed with moderate ease. Finish was a tad greasy and looked semi-matte.
My skin felt moderately hydrated but intensely moisturized. This wasn’t what my dehydration-prone combo skin required. My skin craves water and this one had more of an oily finish. If you have skin like mine, I’d suggest layering more watery products prior to using this mask. Dry skin will really enjoy this while oily skin might want to stay away.
The greatest improvement I saw was to the calmness of my skin. Redness was completely gone and my skin tone looked healthy and even. There wasn’t any brightening effect to speak of.
My skin also looked slightly plumper, accompanied by a slightly smoother skin texture.
Below is a side by side comparison of the before and after pictures.
Perhaps I went in with too high an expectation for this mask considering how much I love the cream. It had average effects on my skin. It did have great fit and adherence going for it. Check out more Klairs reviews here.