I’ve been dying to get my hands on this mask ever since it’s highly raved about by famous Youtubers.
Karuna is a US brand that produces various types of sheet masks, for face, under eyes, even hands and feet. The brand is definitely more expensive than Asian brands, but it makes one of the best quality sheet masks in the market. I’ve reviewed the anti-oxidant version.
The short ingredient list includes hyaluronic acid, niacinamide, skin soothing botanics like chamomile and aloe, and natto as an exfoliant.
$28 for a box of 4 on Amazon. This post contains affiliate links.
I’ve cleansed and toned my skin, skipping exfoliation to let my skin continue to recover from contact dermatitis. Find out how I normally prep my skin for masking.
Out of the packet, the super soft and thin fiber material is drenched in oats+soap-smelling clear liquidy essence. There was still about 2 teaspoons of essence left in the packet, enough for a DIY mask. It came with a plastic backing and has more than enough cuts to give me a great fit. Adherence is just okay, it did try to unpeel from my nose, mouth and chin areas. The strange thing is, when I was unfolding it from the packet, placing it on my skin and adjusting it to fit my face, it made bubbling sounds, much like how it would sound like if you missed out on rinsing shampoo entirely off your hair. Anyhoos, I left it on for 35 mins and it was already drying out on certain parts.
Massaging in the leftover essence was easy peasy. Again, this is very strange. My skin feels like it has been drinking lots of water, it is bouncy and supple. However, the surface of my skin feels dry, but not stretchy. Don’t be mistaken, this is a good thing. It reminds me of when I use a really hydrating cleanser, but better. I guess I was just too used to the tacky finish that most hydrating sheet masks gave me, so I topped it off with a thin layer of rose hip oil. I imagine it’s a great mask to use prior to make up. Below is a side by side comparison of the before and after pictures.
The magic also extended to my skin texture. My pores seem to have vanished, leaving me with really smooth, glow-from-within-not-just-glowing-from-tackiness skin. There is zero irritation on my sensitive skin. Overall, I freaking love this mask! There’s something about the essence that’s weirdly magical. At $7 per mask, it’s still worth the splurge because I can use it a second time, that makes it $3.50 a mask. Totally worth it!