Review: Berrisom Cocktail Recipe Masks ★★★☆☆

The concept of Berrisom Cocktail Recipe Masks is based on popular alcoholic mixers. I thought it was rather cute since a mask essence also contains a blend of botanical extracts, very much like cocktails. These masks came with 4 different variants that give (supposedly) 4 different effects:

  • Pinacolada – contains pineapple extract and coconut water to help achieve glowy and moisturized skin.
  • Peach Crush – contains peach extract and cranberry water to provide extraordinary moisturizing effect.
  • Mojito – contains lime extract and peppermint leaf extract to provide pore care and dead skin cell care.
  • Kahlua Milk – contains coffee extract and milk protein extract to help achieve smooth face lines and offer nourishing effect.

$1 each at Masksheets | Check out Masksheets for a ton of limited time deals!

berrisom-cocktail-3.jpg

All 4 variants have different yet moderately strong scents. I had a lot of fun anticipating how they would smell like, smell them, and reminisce drinking the actual cocktails. All 4 have the same type of runny-gel essence and cottony-soft sheet mask material. 

Fit was great! The overall sheet size was perfect on my face. It was long enough to cover my forehead and cup my chin. There was some excess on the sides which I folded back to avoid getting essence on my scalp. As such, I think this would fit well on wider faces too. The holes were of the right size and properly positioned. My only minor qualm was the material on my mustache. It felt too big on my upper lip but I do have an unusually small upper lip so I don’t think ti would cause a problem for many others.

Adherence was alright. It clung on well throughout the entire masking process but I did notice some lifts around the fold lines and air bubbles that could not get out after smooth the material outwards.

This Pinacolada variant had a pineapple scent. The presence of alcohol in the ingredients actually made it smell like a pineapple cocktail. I liked this scent the best.

Water, Glycerin, Propylene Glycol, Alcohol, Ananas Sativus (Pineapple) Fruit Extract, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Water, PEG-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Triethanolamine, Carbomer, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Trehalose, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Fruit Extract, Ascorbic Acid, Citrus Paradisi (Grapefruit) Fruit Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Polygonum Cuspidatum Root Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Scutellaria Baicalensis Root Extract, Rubus Fruticosus (Blackberry) Fruit Extract, Vaccinium Macrocarpon (Cranberry) Fruit Water, Sambucus Nigra Fruit Extract, Phenoxyethanol, Tetrasodium EDTA, Fragrance

I took the mask off after 30 mins for all the variants. On my skin, all 4 gave me the same results. The essence absorbed and dried down tacky and dewy at first but after 15 mins or so of waiting, my skin started to feel less tacky and looked less dewy.

My combo skin had just the right amount of hydration and moisturization. I was able to seal in the essence with a gel moisturizer without added heaviness. As such, I think this is suitable for all skin types and all climates.

The greatest improvement I saw was to the plumpness of my skin. So much so that my skin texture looked smooth and youthful.

Calming and brightening effects were average.

Below are side by side comparisons for each variant.

Peach Crush

This Peach Crush variant had a distinct peach perfume fragrance. It was too fragranced for my sensitive nose.

Water, Glycerin, Propylene Glycol, Alcohol, Prunus Persica (Peach) Fruit Extract, PEG-60 Hydrogentated Castor Oil, Triethanolamine, Carbomer, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Trehalose, Sodium Hyaluronate, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Camelillia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Centella Asiatica Extract, Glcyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Scutellaria Baicalensis Root Extract, Rubus Fruticosus (Blackberry) Fruit Extract, Vaccinium Macrocarpon (Cranberry) Fruit Water, Sambucus Nigra Fruit Extract, Phenoxyethanol, Tetrasodium EDTA, Fragrance

Mojito

This Mojito variant had a weird lemon dish detergent scent. I liked this the least.

Water, Glycerin, Propylene Glycol, Alcohol, Ananas Sativus (Pineapple) Fruit Extract, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Water, PEG-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Triethanolamine, Carbomer, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Trehalose, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Fruit Extract, Ascorbic Acid, Citrus Paradisi (Grapefruit) Fruit Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Polygonum Cuspidatum Root Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Scutellaria Baicalensis Root Extract, Rubus Fruticosus (Blackberry) Fruit Extract, Vaccinium Macrocarpon (Cranberry) Fruit Water, Sambucus Nigra Fruit Extract, Phenoxyethanol, Tetrasodium EDTA, Fragrance

Kahlua Milk

This Kahlua Milk variant had a cocoa scent. The presence of alcohol in the ingredients actually made it smell like a cocoa cocktail. I liked this scent second.

Water, Glycerin, Propylene Glycol, Alcohol, Coffea Arabica (Coffee) Seed Extract, Milk Protein Extract,  PEG-60 Hydrogentated Castor Oil, Triethanolamine, Carbomer, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Trehalose, Galactomyces Ferment Filtrate, Hydrolyzed Collagen, Punica Gratanum Fruit Extract, Camelillia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Centella Asiatica Extract, Glcyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Polygonum Cuspidatum Root Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Scutellaria Baicalensis Root Extract, Rubus Fruticosus (Blackberry) Fruit Extract, Vaccinium Macrocarpon (Cranberry) Fruit Water, Sambucus Nigra Fruit Extract, Phenoxyethanol, Tetrasodium EDTA, Fragrance

For the effects they gave me, these masks are highly value-for-money. They’re great as daily masks and they’re fun to use. My only gripe is the presence of alcohol so high up on the INCI list. It did not negatively affect my skin and I’m guessing it’s due to the presence of glycerin offsetting the potentially drying effects. But if you have a known allergy to alcohol, please avoid.

$1 each at Masksheets | Check out Masksheets for a ton of limited time deals!

Go be beautiful!

Love,
Elaine