Sheet masks are the new “hot” skincare product. I have noticed that many people, once-upon-a-time including myself, are unfamiliar with the functionality of a sheet mask. Before I finally tried a sheet-mask, I was under the false impression that a sheet-mask and peel-off mask are the same – a product giving you utmost pleasure as you peel it off your face and see all the grime and dirt transfer onto the sheet/peeled mask. What is it this sheet mask supposed to do for my skin? Is it worth the investment? A one-time use product for $7 – is it worth it?
I have tested out quite a few brands and versions of sheets masks (Tony Moly (ranging from $1, $3.75, $8, to $10), Sephora Brand ($6), etc.) over the last few months. Of all the ones I have tried thus far, I have to say that the When sheet masks are my favorite. So why do I recommend sheet-masks, especially When’s sheet masks?
I had the exciting opportunity to try out three types of sheet masks from When: 10 PM, Glamour Base, and The Last Choice. The When sheet masks focus on treating fine lines, wrinkles, dryness, and uneven skin-tone. The key ingredients in all three types of these masks are coconut and hyaluronic acid amongst other skin-nourishing ingredients.
The first feature I noticed about the When masks was its weight, thick gel like texture, and adhering power. As I adjusted the mask on my face, it clung onto my face very nicely. It did not feel slimy or tacky yet it adhered onto my face effortlessly. In fact I did not have to lie down. I was sitting up watching YouTube and the masks stayed on so nicely. Second feature I loved about these masks was that they felt so cooling and fresh, as if my face was on vacation. Imagine being on the beach on a warm day with a cool breeze sipping an icy beverage. That is exactly how my face was feeling while I was testing out these sheet masks. Lastly, I the serum from the sheet-masks absorbed into my skin so nicely, making it feel awakened, relaxed, fresh, firm, hydrated, plumped, soft and supple. Basically, my face felt as smooth and gel-like as the bio-cellulose sheet itself! Now imagine putting makeup on such a smooth canvas or going to sleep like a baby after your face feels this soothed.
In a nutshell, sheet masks are vacation, a pampering treat for you face/skin. Our skin needs a break or a treat too after spending long hours protecting us from environmental stressors such as UV rays, pollution, irritants, allergens, etc. It needs a thirst quenching drink of good old Vitamin C just as we would crave lemonade or orange juice after a workout or hectic day.
The When sheet masks are ideal for tired and environmentally stressed facial skin. I will definitely be re-purchasing them.