[Mediheal] Mask Dress Code Violet Review

Author: Blue

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Mediheal Mask Dress Code Violet Review

 

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When I sheet mask, I usually do it in my night routine which I then end with a sheet mask and skip the moisturizer. I skip the moisturizer because most of the sheet masks I’ve tried so far were so sticky and so… heavy that putting an extra layer on top of the shield that the sheet mask had left seemed… a little bit too much. There have been, however, a few masks that I liked a lot and deviated from that tendency because they were not only effective but also light (and non-sticky). This Mediheal Mask Dress Code Violet (I tried the Red one as well with the same effect) is one of those masks that I can follow with a rich moisturizer and my skin loves it. But let’s dive into the details.

 

Claims and Directions for use

The sheet mask ingredients make it a toning-regenerating sheet mask. It is supposed to brighten, regenerate and restore the skin’s pH level.

To use the mask:

  1. Cleanse the face and neck, apply a toner and place the sheet mask on the face
  2. Stretch the sheet towards the ears and upwards to adjust it to your face shape
  3. Put the remaining essence from the packaging onto the neck and pat it in delicately
  4. Leave the sheet mask on for 20 mins and after removing, pat in the remaining essence onto your face

 

 

Ingredients and Texture

Ingredients: Water, Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, Sodium Hyaluronate, Hydrolyzed Collagen, Xanthan Gum, Carbomer, Tocopheryl Acetate, Disodium DTA, Panthenol, Trehalose, Betaine, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Olea Europeana Fruit Extract, Opuntia Ficus-Indica Extract, Vaccinium Angustifolium Fruit Extract, Euterpe Oleracea Fruit Extract, Lavandula Angustifolia Flower Water, Hamamelis Virginiana Extract, Myrciaria Dubia Fruit Extract, Morinda Citrifolia Extract, Punica Granatum Fruit Extract, Ficus Carica Fruit Extract, Morus Alba Fruit Extract, Ginko Biloba Nut Extract, Methylparaben, Portulaca Oleracea Extract, Beta-Glucan, Allantoin, Triethanolamine, Polysorbate 80, Adenosine, Fragrance

 

In terms of the ingredients, the sheet mask seems to have its pros and cons.

Pros: 

  • lots of botanical ingredients- extracts (e.g. Hamamelis Virginiana Extract), water (Lavandula Angustifolia Flower Water) and juice (Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice) that are nothing but beneficial and skin-friendly. According to CosDna ratings they’re not irritant, don’t cause acne and are super safe (top green satefy rating)
  • one of the first ingredients on the list are Sodium Hyaluronate and Hydrolyzed Collagen which keep the skin moisturized (Sodium Hyaluronate) and contribute to its elasticity (Hydrolyzed Collagen) making it plumper and more wrinkle-resistant
  • the mask also contains other beneficial ingredients such as Panthenol, Betaine, Beta-Glucan, Allantoin and Adenosine that help to fight/prevent the signs of aging

 

Cons:

  • it contains a few ingredients that aren’t considered too safe such as Tocopheryl Acetate (safety rating 3- yellow), Triethanolamine (safety rating 5- yellow) and Polysorbate 80 (safety rating 3 again). Triethanolamine can cause acne
  • contains a paraben (Methylparaben) and Fragrance

 

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Unfortunately, the packaging doesn’t say what the sheet mask is made of but my guess would be it’s a cotton sheet. It comes with printing in the shape of a carnival mask which is made of materials that don’t cause allergic reaction nor do they discolour the face. The essence in which the mask itself is soaked is transparent liquid a bit thicker than water but it’s easy to spill nevertheless (which I already did). Its fragrance isn’t overwhelming but very discreet and actually pleasant. I can’t really compare it to any fragrance as it doesn’t remind me of anything.

 

My thoughts

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I generally like Mediheal sheet masks and this Mask Dress Code Violet didn’t disappoint me. It’s got a ingredients list full of wonders which do wonders. I did notice a significant difference after using it and I already did it a few times. Every time the effects were the same- my face looked a lot healthier and noticeably brighter (not significantly brighter, however, as I’m already pale but it did made my pimple scars less noticeable). My skin was also much more elastic and softer. The essence from the sheet mask absorbed super quickly and didn’t leave a sticky or heavy feeling so I could top it up with my daily moisturizer. The end effect was a fully hydrated, healthier-looking skin that I couldn’t resist to touch. There’s the abundance of the essence as well which lasted me for two more days so even though I threw away the (cotton) sheet itself, I still could enjoy the mask’s benefits for two more days.

The downside of the mask are a few ingredients that are potentially unsafe for the skin (such as Triethanolamine or Polysorbate 80) and made me a bit concerned. But they were further down the ingredients list, so their amount in the essence must’ve been scant. Methylparaben and Fragrance also made me a bit suspicious of the mask but when I saw it didn’t contain Alcohol (yaay) or Mineral Oil (yaay) I decided to give it a try. And I don’t regret- I’ve already repurchased it.

Would I recommend it? Definitely. But make sure you use a moisturizer afterwards, especially if you have naturally dry skin like me. The mask is brightening/regenerating, but it’s not moisturizing enough. So a good moisturizer on top of that and you’re ready to shine!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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[Tony Moly] Pureness 100 Snail Mask Sheet Review

AUTHOR: Miriam

THIS REVIEW ORIGINALLY APPEARED ON HER BLOG IN 2018 HERE.

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Tony Moly Pureness 100 Snail Mask Sheet Review

 

 

Hey Beauty Lovers!

As you know, I’m slightly obsessed with sheet masks. I usually stick to higher end masks, but every now and then, I like to give more affordable options a try. I purchased this mask from the dollar section of the MaskSheets site with my own money.

 

This mask is marketed for sensitive skin, and it claims to repair damaged skin. I decided to test out these claims by using it the day after a chemical peel. My skin feels pretty sensitive and can get irritated easily after a peel, so I was really hoping that this mask wouldn’t burn my skin!

 

Ingredients:

water, glycerin, butylene glycol, alcohol, snail secretion filtrate (7000 ppm), betaine, phenoxyethanol, sodium hyaluronate, PEG-60 hydrogenated castor oil, allantoin, camellia sinensis leaf extract, hamamelis virginiaana (Witch Hazel) extract, morus alba bark extract, 1,2-hexanediol, propanediol, caprylyl glycol, illicium verum (anise) fruit extract, carbomer, triethanolamine, xanthan gum, disodium EDTA, ethylhexylglycerin, fragrance

 

Directions:

Apply the sheet mask after cleansing the skin. Leave the mask on for 20-30 minutes. After removing the mask, gently pat the remaining essence into your skin. For best results, use 2-3 times a week for 4 weeks.

 

How I Used This Mask:

After double cleansing, I applied rose water, essence, and serum. I then applied this sheet mask, and left it on for 30 minutes. I pat the remaining essence into my skin, and I followed up with moisturizer. I only have one of these masks, so I will not be testing it out over the course of a month.

 

What I Liked About This Mask:

  • Great fit for my face, and it stayed put the entire 30 minutes
  • Made with Snail Secretion Filtrate
  • Successfully calmed my irritated skin after a chemical peel
  • Didn’t make me break out
  • Unbleached cotton sheet- I’m not usually a fan of cotton sheets, but this one was actually very comfortable
  • Instant results
  • Affordable

 

Side Note:

Taking the mask out of the packaging, the first thing I noticed were black specks all over the sheet. Of course I freaked out, but after inspecting the packet, I noticed that it does have the following statement:

 

“This mask sheet is made by NON-bleached fabric which contains cottonseeds.”

 

I assumed that the black specks were cottonseeds, and I really hope they weren’t insects. Needless to say, I had anxiety the entire time that the mask was on my face. The mask did feel very soothing, and my skin looks surprisingly refreshed when I took it off.

 

Overall, I’m impressed with the quality of this TonyMoly mask!

 

I hope you enjoyed this sheet mask review! You can find all my skincare reviews by clicking the Skincare Reviews Series tab here.

My favorite K-Beauty websites are BeautyTap (use my code mimwieds15 for 15% off!) and MaskSheets (they have fantastic sheet mask sales).

[Elizavecca] Milky Piggy Carbonated Bubble Clay Mask Review

Author: Kimmy Loo

This review originally appeared on her blog in 2017 here.

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Elizavecca Milky Piggy Carbonated Bubble Clay Mask Review

 

As seen on my previous post, I finally have an update for all you pretty readers. Today I’ll be doing a review on the Elizavecca Milky Piggy Carbonated Bubble Clay Mask! I know this mask have been in the market for a while now and I’m only doing the review now but I do have a reason! LOL! My skin wasn’t in the greatest condition when this mask was released. Now that my skin is in a better condition, I’ll be trying it out!

Do take note that this product is NON HALAL!

 

Elizavecca Carbonated Bubble Clay Mask. With the hype going on around the beauty industry, let’s see if its really that great of a product.

 

Packaging

– It comes in a small grey container.

– 100 ml worth of product.

– I quite like the simple packaging and the piggy with the mask on. LOL!

– The expiry date and manufactured date can be found on the bottom of the container.

 

 

Inside

– It has a small spatula and a tight plastic lid over the mask.

 

Texture before applying.

– It’s a greyish slimy cream type mask.

– It’s like jello.

– It’s so fun to look at! XD

 

Beneficial ingredient:

As the product page stated, this mask contains Green Tea extract, Pomegranate extract, Charcoal Powder, Collagen, Glycerin.

 

Here are the full ingredients:

Purified Water, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, White Clay, Acrylate Copolymer, Disodium Cocoamphodiacetate, Methyl Perfluorobutyl Ether, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, Lauramide DEA, TEA-Cocoyl Glutamate, Green Tea Extracts, Glycerine, Dipropylene Glycol, Bentonite, Collagen, Charcoal Powder, Phenoxyethanol, Methylparaben, Flavouring Agents, Carbonated Water, Xanthan Gum, Disodium EDTA, Allantoin, Butylene Glycol, Lavender Extracts, Monarda Didyma Leaf Extracts, Peppermint Leaf Extracts, Freesia Leaf Extracts, Chamomile Flower Extracts, Rosemary Leaf Extracts

 

Charcoal Powder

It pulls out dirt and oil from pores.

 

Green Tea Extract

Soothes sensitive skin

 

Glycerin

Anti Ageing treatments

Used in acne treatments

Helps to retain skin moisture

 

What the product claims to do:

– The carbonated bubble unclogs pores and removes dead skin.

– The carbonated bubble helps to stimulate the skin to bring out a healthy glow.

– Removes black head.

 

How to use:

Step 1.

– Pick up the mask with the spatula provided.

 

Step 2.

– Apply it all over the face. Work fast. Trust me, if you work slowly the foam will start forming before you even finish covering your face.

– Spread it evenly.

– Wait and see the magic happen.

 

Within 20 seconds, small fine bubbles will start forming. It’s so interesting watching the bubbles form.

 

1 minute after application. As you can see the bubbles started forming, you can hear the bubbling fizzy happening around your skin.

You can feel the tingling sensation around your whole face as the bubble keeps growing.

 

Step 3.

After 5 – 10 minutes, run fingers under warm water and rub onto skin. Massage for a minute and wash your face as you would with a cleanser.

 

 

Texture after applying

It’s not what I expected. I initially thought that the bubbles would be fine and soft but it’s actually sticky. It turns into a soapy feel once massaged with warm water.

 

Scent

I’m not quite sure what the smell is but it smells like a sweet fruity smell. Not too bad.

 

Personal opinion

Once applied, you can feel a tingly sensation just like drinking sprite or coke. I have a very sensitive skin so I was hesitating whether to try on this product or not. However, thank god my skin did not react badly to the mask. I did not get any redness or itch on my face. It has the same feeling as dipping your face into carbonated water.

However! It is a hassle washing it off. It is sooo hard to wash the mask off. It’s slippery and foamy, I had to use cotton wipes to remove the clay off my skin. So I think using it before shower will be a better idea.

 

It is worth the hype?

To be honest, it’s worth playing around with this mask because it’s so much fun watching the mask grow 5x its original size but in terms of helping the skin, I don’t think so.

 

Does it do what it claims?

To be honest, I don’t think the mask does what it claims to do. Removes black head? Neh, I don’t think so. Gives a healthy glow? Hmmm, not really. Removes dead skin and dirt? Maybe? Not that sure, maybe I have to use it more often to see it’s effect.

 

PROS

– Smells great

– Decent amount of product for its price

– Fun to play with.

 

CONS

– Might not be suitable for dry skin or very sensitive skin.

– Not much effect on skin.

– Overrated product to be honest.

 

Price

I bought it for RM40 during sales in Hermo.

 

Where to purchase?

Hermo – HERE

Amazon – HERE

YESSTYLE – HERE

 

Ratings

Price – 4/5

Pretty worth it during sales

 

Size – 4/5

I guess it’s a decent amount at 100ml

 

Hygiene – 2/5

I don’t really like things in a jar. I prefer it to be in a tube but I guess for this product it works better being in a tub.

 

Packaging – 3.5/5

I like the simple package but not the colour.

 

Claims – 2/5

Not really feeling it for this clay mask.

 

Will I repurchase this product?

I don’t think I will be repurchasing this product. It’s worth the hype though, watching the bubble form and the tingling sensation is pretty cool. However, coming down to the benefits, I don’t think it I like it that much but I do prefer the Innisfree Super Volcanic Clay Mask.

 

Originality Check

On the box, you will get a seal with a QR Code and numbers to check for originality. Gently scrape the silver part to reveal 16 numbers to check.

 

Go to this link -> http://elizavecca.com/shop/main/html.php?&htmid=service/original_certification_eng.htm and input the numbers.

*Beware of imitation Elizavecca products.

 

That’s it for my first impression/review for my first product from Elizavecca. The above review is not sponsored by anybody and it is all my personal opinion on the Elizavecca Carbonated Clay mask.

 

– Kimmy Loo –

[Lioele] Water Drop Sleeping Pack Review

Author: Jojo (howdoibeauty)

This review originally appeared on her Instagram profile here.

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Lioele Water Drop Sleeping Pack Review

 

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A little #TextureTuesdaybefore the night is over 🙃
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Happy to report that @sokoglam Best of K-Beauty Picks have never failed me 👏👏👏
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Picked up this @lioele_official Water Drop Sleeping Pack a while ago and have been using it intermittently in between my other overnight masks but used again this week because I’m back on the road and have to pay more attention to my skin’s hydration levels 💧
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First of all, LOOK AT THAT BEAUTIFUL BLUE COLOR 😍 literally enough to make me fall in love haha ❤ I like that when I bought it the tube was sealed. Such a small thing, but makes me feel so much more confident in the freshness of the product when I receive it 😅
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There is a very slight, fresh fragrance which I don’t mind at allll 😊 The texture of the product itself is a lightweight oil-free gel that reminds me of the Laneige Water Sleeping Mask or the Mizon Good Night White Sleeping Mask. It applies a little viscous…not thick, but with a type of retentiveness to its texture, if that makes any sense 🤷‍♀️ But that viscosity quickly turns into a more watery substance on your skin as it gets absorbed whaaaatttttt haha but actually you can visibly see the gel changing into moisture droplets! 😯
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I usually apply a little more when using overnight masks but still the product gets absorbed quickly and there is no sticky residue afterwards. In the morning when I was my face I do feel like I am washing off a layer of product, but I don’t mind it because 1) it’s not at all heavy, 2) my skin feels so smooth and hydrated afterwards, 3) the layer feels more like a barrier that keeps the hydration in overnight than anything else 😁
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What’s your favorite overnight mask right now? 👇 I’m on a no-buy but taking notes for later haha

[Eyenlip]  Calamansi Vitamin Solution Mask Review

Author: Miss E.

This review originally appeared on her blog here. She’s also active on her Instagram profile here.

Disclaimer: The photo was taken by the review’s author.

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Eyenlip  Calamansi Vitamin Solution Mask Review

 

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📍 Claims: 
✔️ Calamansi contains about 30 times more Vitamin C than lemon so it’s great for beauty treatments and gives your skin what you should be proud of.
✔️ Provides vitamins to the dull and lifeless skin to vitalize so that you can be confident about your skin.
 ✔️ This is a mask that contains Niacinamide with Adenosine components that helps with skin whitening and wrinkle reduction.

✔️ The soft feeling of natural color microfiber sheet that allows anyone to use it without irritation.

👸🏼 Impression:
 ✨ True to its words, it doesn’t leave any stingy feeling on my skin.

✔️ Odorless. I don’t have any issues with the smell but, just in case some of you do have, then this mask will be great for you.
✨ Contains a lot of serum left in the package. You can use it with your DIY mask by soaking it in the serum inside the package or put the serum on your neck.
🤔 The mask reminds me of Watson’s 365 mask (due to its thin feel)
✔️ Leaves my skin feeling soft and hydrated. Fit for dry and other types of skin.

So far, I haven’t had any issues or breakouts caused by the mentioned products. I usually am careful with Mask Sheets as some made my skin breakout even after the first use.
Where to Purchase: I got this as a freebie from Kyoung’s Korean Cosmetic.
(disclaimer: This is not a sponsored post!)
Ratings: 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

[Nature Republic] Real Nature Mask Sheet Green Tea Review

Author: Veronica

This review originally appeared on her blog here.

She’s also active on Instagram and has a Facebook page which you can like and follow here.

Disclaimer: The photos were taken by the review’s author.

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Nature Republic Real Nature Mask Sheet Green Tea Review

 

The benefits of Green tea is not particularly new information for us. It has a long list of health and beauty benefits that could put any other ingredient to shame. Not only does it calm your tummy, but it can calm down angry skin too. Due to the various properties of green tea, it has long been embraced by the beauty industry.

This brings me to the sheet mask that I’ll be reviewing today: Nature Republic Real Nature Mask Sheet (Green Tea). Nature Republic is a K-beauty brand that’s extremely popular worldwide.

 

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Product Description:

REAL NATURE GREEN TEA MASK SHEET. Green tea extract deeply moisturizes and helps the skin stay moisturized.

 

How to Use:

  1. After washing face, apply toner to prepare the skin for the next step of skin care.
  2. Open the pouch, pull out the mask, and place on the face, using the eye area to align correctly.
  3. Remove after 10-20 minutes and gently pat for better absorption.
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Ingredients:

WATER, BUTYLENE GLYCOL, PEG/PPG-17/6 COPOLYMER, GLYCERIN, CITRUS PARADISI (GRAPEFRUIT) FRUIT EXTRACT, PEG-75, ALCOLHOL, PEG-60 HYDROGENATED CASTOR OIL, CAMELLIA SINESIS SEED EXTRACT, XANTHAN GUM, SODIUM HYALURONATE, DISODIUM EDTA, PHENOXYETHANOL, FRAGRANCE

 

Price: 

1-2$, but I bought this in directly in Korea and it cost me 10,000₩ for a pack of 10 sheets. That’s roughly 20 pesos each. Such a steal!

 

Experience:

I remember buying this mask, I wasn’t really into K-beauty then, or beauty in general, so I asked the sales attendant from the Nature Republic store what she recommended for me. She took one look at my face and she said that I had troubled skin (I was having a serious breakout moment then so I don’t blame her!). She told me to get the Chamomile version of this mask for skin calming purposes and then add the Green Tea version for extra moisture.

The packaging is alright, nothing special. The rest of the Nature Republic Real Nature Mask Sheets are incorporating the same design.

Opening the mask, you can recognize the smell easily. Classic green tea. Calming and soothing to the nose. Seriously, who doesn’t love the smell of green tea?

The mask is thin and the cut outs are just right for my eye area. I once again, ripped the sheet while positioning it, so I didn’t bother to position it perfectly. I might rip it more. I’m too strong for these delicate sheets, I guess. The mask is a bit big, so if you’ve got a smaller face, this might be a problem. It was alright for my big face though.

The sheet itself is drenched in essence, with the packet having more than enough. I like to use the remaining essence for my elbows and neck. Since the essence was hefty, it was dripping down my neck. You can clearly see this in the photo below.

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This green tea mask from Nature Republic did not leave my face tacky after using it. It did, however, leave my face moisturized, which is its goal. The moisturization was better than the mask I previously reviewed. It also sort of helped in calming my skin down. Using this was very relaxing too, mainly because of the green tea smell.

 

Thoughts:

I love the overall effect of this Nature Republic Real Nature Green Tea Mask Sheet. Nature Republic really did give green tea justice and they continue to prove why they’re a popular brand with their top of the line products.

There are also thing that I really really dislike about this mask. One is the fact that the mask essence is very drippy. I hate when the essence drips all the way to my neck because the feeling makes me uncomfortable. Two is that it contains alcohol. I am trying my best to only use products that do not contain alcohol. I hope Nature Republic could maybe reformulate this in the future.

I have not tried other green tea mask though, so I couldn’t compare it with those from different brands. I’ll try more green tea masks just because this worked out so well, preferably ones without alcohol content next time.

 

Note: This post is not sponsored in any way. 

[Dr. Jart+] Shake and Shot™ Rubber Hydro Mask Review

AUTHOR: coskindaily

THIS REVIEW ORIGINALLY APPEARED ON HER INSTAGRAM PROFILE HERE.

Disclaimer: The photo was taken by the review’s author.

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Dr. Jart+ Shake and Shot™ Rubber Hydro Mask Review

 

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👶 Dr. Jart+ Shake and Shot™ Rubber Hydro Mask 🍼

This packaging is so fun and cute/creepy. This line comes in 4 different versions: hydro, soothing, brightening and firming.

To use, all you have to do is combine the two packets together, shake it up and the consistency will transform into this goopy goodness you slather on your face for 20 minutes before peeling.

The results are visibly instant, this mask is just amazing for sensitive skin. My face felt so plump and hydrated, I was glowing after using it! Only thing I want to mention is that if you’re an easily distracted person like I am, you’ll have to work quickly. I did notice that the product started clumping up as I was applying it on. I believe the product starts setting in about 5 minutes, it should be fine if you’re focused and missioning for that glow.

It is a single-use item that I recommend sharing with a friend. There is so much product inside so why waste it when you can share the wonderfulness.

I would definitely repurchase this for occasional use, but it is certainly something my wallet wouldn’t let me do on a regular.