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Face Masks, Hand Mask & Neck Mask Review - Part 1

Masks from TheFaceShop, My Beauty Diary, Masqueology, DHC & Amore Pacific Primera

These are all the different types of masks that I have right now. Some of them I have tried already, and some I haven't gotten to yet.  I'm going to review the ones that I've already tried so far...and for the rest of them I will eventually review them in another post.

1. Masqueology Cell Renewal With Snail Secretion Filtrate Mask Sheet

According to the package, this mask is suppose to help in renewing your skin and to restore its moisture.  The key ingredients are hydrolyzed collagen, pomegranate extract, snail secretion filtrate and trehalose.    

I know that "snail secretion filtrate" probably sounds pretty gross to you---I was grossed out by the idea of putting that on my face when I first received this product from my sister.  She knows that I like my masks, so she does her own research and buy me ones that are more interesting and less common...many thanks!

I've tried this one out already, and I must say that it works really well.  So well that I'm willing to overlook the formula and its texture.  It's super moisturizing, my skin does feel really soft and hydrated after using it.  The formula for some masks can feel kind of watery, but not with this one. It's actually a bit thicker and feels quite sticky on the face.  Probably not the greatest feeling, but I can see how that is great for hydrating your skin.

2. TheFaceShop Co-Q10 Essential Mask Sheet

On the back of the package it says: 
"Co-Q10 (Coenzyme Q10) is a fat-soluble, vitamin-like substance in every human cell.  It is involved in key biochemical reactions that produce energy in cells, helping to keep skin supple and facial contours beautiful."

I think this mask is good, but not as moisturizing as the Masqueology one for me.  But honestly, if your skin is not super dry, then this mask is probably just as good as the other one.  The formula is a bit thinner, but it still hydrates your skin and it doesn't feel sticky.  It's fairly inexpensive, so I think it's definitely worth picking up as a staple.  

3. TheFaceShop Salon Effect Ceramide Collagen Mask Powder

This particular mask comes in a powder form.  The package says that it's for all skin types, and that it's formulated with ceramide and botanical collagen for firming and hydrating your skin.  

I didn't particularly enjoy using this mask very much because it requires a bit more work than the regular sheet mask.  It's suppose to give you the salon effect, but from the comfort of your own home.  Maybe it works better for someone that is a bit more patient, but I personally did not like preparing the mix.  You're suppose to mix a packet of this mask powder in 45g (1/4 cup) of warm water, but I must warn you--do not add all the water in at once.  You should probably pour a little bit in at a time and stir...otherwise you will end up with little clumps of powder in your mask, which is what I ended up with.  It was a bit dry, a bit clumpy and my face was a bit itchy while I had the mask on.  Like what my future brother-in-law likes to say--it could be user errors. Regardless of what it is, it's just not the right mask for me.  The unfortunate part is that I bought three packs of this when I saw it at the store, I've gone through two of them already, but there's still another one left.  

4. My Beauty Diary Black Pearl Mask

I heard that this mask is very popular in Asia .  Unlike the ones above, this particular one is not made in Korea, it's actually from Taiwan.  I've been seeing this brand of masks at some of the local Japanese and Chinese Markets around my area now, so I guess they have gone international.  

I am actually quite impress with this mask, the formula is not too watery and not overly sticky either.  The sheet is a bit sheer, so it doesn't go on as a thick white sheet of mask, which is kind of nice.  It also has 2 slits at the bottom of the mask to provide a better fit around the mouth and jaw area.  It is lightly scented, and it leaves a cooling sensation on the skin. I actually asked a friend to help me look for this when he was in Taiwan, I think he found it at one of the popular beauty/cosmetics store over there.  It came in this cute pink box with 30 pieces of masks  for roughly $18 USD, which basically costs me about $0.60 a mask--not bad at all.  For that price, I think it has excellent quality, and the packaging is cute too.  But I do think the ones that I've seen at the markets over here are more expensive, it costs about $10-$15 for 10 pieces of masks.

That's all for today...I'll try to review the rest of the masks as soon as I try them out! 


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