Ayswe Formosa Charms Sheet Masks

Review: Ayswe Formosa Charms Sheet Masks ★★★★★

Ayswe, previously known as Aeria Skin, went through a brand overhaul and launched these new Formosa Charms Mask series! I’ve tried Aeria Skin masks in the past and loved them! Unfortunately I’ve only reviewed 1 mask, here it is.

Infused with Taiwan native plant materials, this series brings you the goodies and their hydrating and repairing effect. The Formosa Charms series consists of 2 types of masks:

  • Marine Luminous Hydrating Mask with Ultra-thin Transparent Sheet
  • Black Charcoal Balancing Mask with Organic Honey Aroma Black Tea

Marine Luminous Hydrating Mask with Ultra-thin Transparent Sheet is designed to target dehydrated, dry skin, fine lines and wrinkles. It contains a potent hydrating & moisturizing complex of ocean-sourced ingredients and minerals. Essential oils are also present in this variant so if you have a known allergy to them, please stay away. Each sheet mask contains almost a whole bottle of serum, 28 ml.

$23 for 5 sheet masks at Ayswe.com

Key ingredients and benefits:

  • Wildly-grown in Matsu’s coast, an offshore island located to Taiwan’s northwest, Anjenjo has been used for Chinese medicine for skin sore relief. It is full of antioxidants that are known to hydrate, protect and rejuvenate skin. 

  • Snow Mushroom was credited by Yang Guifei, one of China’s famed four great beauties in history, for maintaining her youthful looking. It helps to hydrate and enhance skin elasticity, and soothe irritated skin. 

  • Trehalose – Hydrates skin, retains moisture and reduce fine lines and wrinkles.

  • Algae – A marine moisturizing factor that improves skin elasticity, hydrates and tones skin. Provides long-lasting moisturizing.

  • Naturally occurring in the body, Hyaluronic Acid holds onto moisture in skin and fortifies skin’s natural barriers to help lock-in hydration.

  • Aloe Vera – Helps to soothe dry or irritated skin. Repairs and hydrates skin while providing a protective barrier for moisture retention.

  • Pumpkin seed Extract – Rich in Vitamin E, zinc, omega 3- and 6- fatty acids and antioxidants, it helps to retain hydration and tone skin complexion.

Aqua (Water), Propanediol, Glycerin, Sodium Levulinate (Corn Derived), Sodium Anisate (Basil Derived), Hydrolyzed Crossostephium Chinense (Chinese Wormwood) Extract, ***Glycosyl Trehalose and Hydrogenated Starch Hydrolysate (Corn and Tapioca Starch Derived), Polysorbate 20, Biosaccharide gum-1 (Polysaccharide), Xanthan Gum, Disodium EDTA, Lactic Acid, Tremella Fuciformis Sporocarp (Snow Mushroom) Extract, Codium Tomentosum (Algae) Extract , Sodium Hyaluronate (Hyaluronic Acid), * Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Leaf Juice Powder , Sea Water, Cucurbita Pepo (Pumpkin) seed extract, Citric acid, **Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil Expressed, ***Caprylhydroxamic Acid, Phytosteryl/octyldodecyl lauroyl glutamate, **Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, **Chamomilla Recutita (German Chamomile) Flower Oil

*Certified organic by EU organic verification bodies
** From natural essential oil
*** Listed natural ingredient by EU organic verification body

Ayswe Marine Luminous Hydrating Mask with Ultra-thin Transparent Sheet
Material

There was a faint and pleasant scent upon opening the packet. The folded mask was soaked in clear, runny-gel essence. There was more than enough leftover in the packet for the neck and chest. The material felt super soft and thin, almost silk-like. 

According to Ayswe, this ultra thin and soft fabric is made from 100% cotton linter. It is the soft fiber around the cotton seed. This sheet goes beyond other sheets on the market for its extremely light and thin feature by providing more than 10 times liquid absorbency and high retention, fitting the face contour perfectly like a second skin.

Ayswe Marine Luminous Hydrating Mask with Ultra-thin Transparent Sheet
During masking

They weren’t kidding about the second skin part! The material adhered to every undulation of my face for nearly 40 mins. The super soft material also made it really easy to adjust for fit. The sheet was big enough to cover my entire forehead and that is super important to me as I’m starting to develop fine lines there.  My only qualm is the mouth slit. I HATE having wet material on my mustache area because the sensation of liquid almost going up my nostrils and almost going into my mouth irks me. To overcome that, I normally make a cut to the material vertically and peel it open like Predator’s mouth.

Below is a side by side comparison of the before and after pictures.

My skin wasn’t too problematic to start with , just slightly dehydrated as usual. The most significant improvement I noticed was how plump and rosy my skin looked post-masking! My combo skin loves this balance of hydrated and slightly moisturizing effect. Unlike most Taiwanese masks, this one had more of a slight dewiness to the finish, not completely matte. I tested this mask during my night time routine so I finished off with a sleeping mask to seal in all that goodness. 


 

Black Charcoal Balancing Mask with Organic Honey Aroma Black Tea is designed to target unwanted impurities. This high-performance mask contains a potent brightening complex of mountain-sourced ingredients and minerals, black tea, white tea, baobao, moringa seed extract, illuminating vitamin C, and natural hydrator hyaluronic acid. Provides an antioxidant rich boost of tea extracts and vitamin C, and hyaluronic acid for radiant, healthy looking skin. It is 99.37 % natural, clean and vegan formula.

$18 for 5 sheets at Ayswe.com

Key ingredients and benefits:

  • Honey Aroma Black Tea contains black tea ferment complex, and is full of antioxidants that are known to delay the premature aging of skin and brighten skin. It is also rich in vitamins ( A, E, C), minerals, theaflavins, polyphenols and tannins to help protect and rejuvenate skin.
  • Bamboo charcoal works like a vacuum to draw out toxins from pores to minimize their appearance, and cleanse debris and purify the skin without stripping away moisture. It also helps to balances out overproduction of oil.
  • White tea – Contains high level of anti-aging catechins and polyphenols as antioxidant, keeping your skin looking younger and healthier by protecting it from damage. Helps to soothe irritated skin and redness.
  • Baobab Extract is a potent extract that hydrates and refresh skin and diminish fine lines. The tress can live for up to 1,000 years and survive severe droughts by storing up to 30,000 gallons of water in its massive sponge-like trunk. Baobab is also found to tighten and tones skin, and improve skin firmness.
  • Moringa See Extract helps to reduce wrinkles and blemishes, and improve complexion.
  • Naturally occurring in the body, Hyaluronic Acid holds onto moisture in skin and fortifies skin’s natural barriers to help lock-in hydration.
  • Aloe Vera helps to soothe dry or irritated skin. Repairs and hydrates skin while providing a protective barrier for moisture retention.
  • Vitamin C helps to brighten skin, enhances skin radiance. Research shows to improve uneven skin tone or spots.

Aqua (Water), Honey Flavor Black Tea (from organic farming), Propanediol, Glycerin, Sodium Levulinate (Corn Derived), Sodium Anisate (Basil Derived), Glycosyl Trehalose, , ***Glycosyl Trehalose and Hydrogenated Starch Hydrolysate (Corn and Tapioca Starch Derived), Biosaccharide Gum-1 (Polysaccharide), Polysorbate 20, Xanthan Gum, Hydrolyzed Adansonia Digitata (Baobab) Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf (White Tea) Extract, Disodium EDTA, Moringa Pterygosperma (Moringa) Seed Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate (Hyaluronic Acid) , *Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Leaf Juice Powder , Lactic Acid, Ascorbyl Glucoside (Vitamin C), Caprylhydroxamic Acid, Phytosteryl/Octyldodecyl Lauroyl Glutamate (Plant Derived)

* Certified organic by EU organic verification bodies
** From natural essential oil
*** Listed natural ingredient by EU organic verification body

Ayswe Black Charcoal Balancing Mask with Organic Honey Aroma Black Tea
Material

I did not detect any significant scent upon opening the packet. The essence of this variant was slightly runnier than the other, also the material was made of black charcoal. Unlike the Marine Hydrating variant from above, this black charcoal material felt just a tad thicker and stiffer, still very soft nonetheless.

Ayswe Black Charcoal Balancing Mask with Organic Honey Aroma Black Tea
During masking

The shape of this mask was wider than it was long. Hence my forehead wasn’t entirely covered. However, I like that the mouth hole was an actual hole, not a slit. Still, I did the Predator thing as I detest any wetness on my mustache whatsoever. Like the Marine Hydrating variant, the material was soft and juicy enough to easily adjust for fit. It also adhered well for nearly 35 mins.

Below is a side by side comparison of the before and after pictures.

The effects of this mask resembled more of a traditional Taiwanese mask: fast-absorbing, brighter skin, hydrating with a matte finish. I really enjoyed this when used during the day.

I think this series packs a great punch and addressed my combo skin’s needs from AM to PM. After a successful run with this series, I’m super eager to try out more Ayswe sheet masks from their regular line

Go be beautiful!

Love,
Elaine

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