LUS Good Face Snail & EGF Mask Sheet

Hey dolls! Today’s mask is from LUS, a Korean brand.

I haven’t heard much about this brand in the AB-o-sphere (and can’t seem to find anything about them either), so I picked up this and another mask of theirs from TesterKorea and decided to give them a try… they certainly were cheap enough! I got this from TK for 1,000 won, or $0.84 USD. ‘

You must know by now I love a good bargain.

Wut wut!

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MOTD: Purederm Green Bean Essence Mask

(This is actually from 8/6… had it in draft and never finished it. Sorry, it’s been a busy week!)

‘Ello dolls! Today’s mask is from Purederm, a Korean brand. I got his mask from TesterKorea  for 600 won, or about $0.51 USD. What a bargain! But man, I dunno if I’ll ever shop at TK again… the wait time was almost a month, and the shipping near killed me -__-. I don’t seem to see them at any other shop that I would buy from, so if you really wanna try it… be my guest and get it from TK 😛

Anywho, today’s mask featured ingredient is green beans. Yummm I love green beans!

I couldn’t resist putting up a sloth eating a string bean 😀

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MOTD: Etude House ‘I Need You’ Mango Sheet Mask

Hey lovelies! Today’s mask is from Etude House, a Korean Brand. I have used some of their other products and I really like the company, so I was totes excited to finally try one of their masks! They are another company known for their cute packaging :3

I bought this from Beauteque for $1.99. They have the packaging wrong on their site (they have the M is for Mango from the EH alphabet mask series… might be the same mask, but still XD). I got the real lowdown from Etude House:

Mango Mask – This mask sheet contains mango extract (Mangifera Indica (Mango) Fruit Extract) known for its variety of vitamins and fiber, helping to provide firm and healthy skin with its sweet and gentle touch.

Dave always knows how to say it best XD

Ahhh yeah! I fucking loooove mango everything! And I sure could use a “sweet, gentle touch”… on mah face 😉

So anyway, today’s featured ingredient is Mango. Fun fact: did you know that mangoes are considered the King of Fruit? Neither did I, but I’m not surprised: they are so yummy, and so very, very good for you. They are full of great nutrients, but most importantly for our skin Vitamins A (beta carotene) and C. With a powerful mix of antioxidants and skin rejuvenation stuffs, mango is where it’s at, yo.

You know you want some.

Enough messy yumminess, let’s get on with it.

TL;DR:

Mask 411: Standard thickness, soaked in milky essence. Smells like mango yogurt 😀
Mask fit: Standard non-fitting, but covered my whole face.
Did it work as advertised? Yes!
Overall rating? This is a great moisturizing mask!

Mask details: This mask is of standard thickness. It was well soaked in a milky type essence:

I thought it would have been a real pain to soak into my face as a result (spoiler: it wasn’t). I rubbed that cream (smirk) into my elbows and knees this time. Hey, it looked like lotion…. ZOMG this smells like La Yogurt’s mango yogurt, I swear! (I miss them so much, I’m lactose intolerant so I avoid yogurt like the plague now T_T)

Mask Fit: The mask had a standard non-fitting fit. The mouth and eye holes were too small, the space between the eye holes a little too far. It fit just about my whole face though: It stopped 1/4 inch away from my ears, but covered my whole forehead and chin, so yay for that.

First Impression:  This mask didn’t hold up as well as I would have liked. It stayed wet for all of 30 minutes before staring to dry at the edges. Laaaame. My guess is the milky essence somehow helped exacerbate evaporation or something :/ After taking it off however, my face felt great! It was nicely moisturized and plump (heh…). It took a few minutes for the essence to soak in, then I finished my routine, and went about my business.

Final thoughts:

My face is so fucking happy right now!!!

Now, usually I do not lead with a .gif but man oh man, my skin is looking fucking awesome todayyyy!

#goodskinday…glossy with a mix of sunscreen and sweat from being out today XD

This is the best it’s looked since mid Spring. No irritations or zits, just smooth, glowy skin. Might be the mask, might be the new routine I have been trying out (or the new face oil I made XD). I have no fucking clue. Let’s just say the mask helped push my skin over the brink to awesomeness and call it a day. At the very least, it really helped keep my skin moisturized and smooth, so I am beyond pleased with the results. Even my elbows and knees felt great today, so I know this is good shit.

I am so happy this mask worked out the way it did. I love EH’s Collagen Moistfull line, so I had high hopes for this mask. They seem to have delivered. Yay! I have some of their masks on my Amazon wishlist (see the wishlist page up top) and one more from the ‘I Need You’ line to try… I think I might look into acquiring a whole set of their masks sooner than later 😛

Do you like Etude House masks? Which one is your fave?
Until next time.
xoxox
Deena

MOTD: Dermal Platinum Collagen Essence Mask

‘Ello dolls! Today’s mask is from Dermal, a Korean brand.

They seem to be a hidden gem brand; I haven’t seen much buzz about them on the AB circuit, in any case. Which is a shame, really. I have tried a few of their masks so far, and they are always great! They need more AB love 😛

When I saw this mask all I could think was

I mean wow. Platinum on mah face? Sheeeeet, I don’t even own anything platinum! I wanted to feel like a rich bitch for once, so I was more than happy to use this mask last night 😀

Anywho, I bought this mask in a 16 piece multi pack on Amazon for $12 (with free shipping for Prime or for orders over $35), which comes out to $0.75 a piece! You know I love a good bargain! It’s one of the cheapest masks you can get in the States, it seems (assuming you’re buying in bulk anyway XD). I couldn’t find much about this mask on any website in English, sadly, so I typed up the package description:

It contains Colloidal platinum which absorbs into your skin very naturally also it is very effective for removing harmful active oxygen on the skin and keeps your tired skin all the more fresh and elastic all day long.

Vitamin E and Collagen–it provides your tired skin nutrition and makes your skin healthy and bright.

Whoa… you had me at platinum, baby!

Ok, that sounds fucking awesome. And the ingredients??

Water, glycerin, butylene glycol, hydrolyzed collagen, aloe barbadensis leaf juice, portulaca oleracea extract, colloidal platinum, betaglucan, panthenol, tocopheryl acetate, polysorbate 80, disodium edta, xanthan gum, methylparaben, fragrance.

Hmm. It’s in the top 7 of the ingredients list, so I guess I won’t bitch about it. Why? A few reasons. This is a super cheap mask, so I would have been very suspicious if this had a high concentration of such (what I imagine to be) an expensive ingredient. Also, this line of mask clearly tell you in the title that this is a “platinum collagen” mask. I expected more collagen as a result.

So platinum in skincare, huh? Apparently it’s a very potent antioxidant. Antioxidants, (as we all know) are so important for our skin. They help reduce skin oxidation caused by UV rays and other environmental factors. So you want to ingest as many antioxidants as you can–both in food and skin products (note: I am not a doctor, ok? XD). The mask also contains vitamin E (tocopheryl acetate) and portulaca oleracea extract, which is a succulent that is chock full of vitamins, many of them being antioxidants in themselves.

Let me also give a shout out to collagen and aloe—

I see you. And I lurve you. 

Sounds great, right? Let’s see how well it did….

TL;DR:

Mask 411: Kind of thick but well soaked in essence. Smells like a sheet mask :D,
Mask fit: Fits my whole face, mouth/eye holes were small.
Did it work as advertised? Yes!
Overall rating? This mask is awesome!!!

Mask details: This mask is kinda on the thick side, especially in comparison to in comparison to the Hey! Pinkgo Girl mask from yesterday. Wow, what a difference XD. For being such a thick mask, it was just dripping with essence!! It had a nice, non specific smell that I’ve come to associate with sheet masks.

Mask Fit: The mask fit me alright, although the eye and mouth holes were a little too small so I stretched them out a bit and it was fine. It covered my face from cheek-to-cheek so that was a major plus 🙂

First Impression:  This mask held up pretty well. It stayed wet for about 45 minutes before staring to dry at the edges. After taking it off, my face felt ahhmahhzing. Soft, wet, plump (heh…), just great. It took a few minutes for the essence to soak in (my face did not dry out…). I finished my routine, and went about my business.

Final thoughts: Well, my face looks and feels great today! My skin still feels soft and hydrated, even now! Yassssss! My skin has had it rough so far this summer, and now it seems to be back on track to awesome! Thanks Dermal mask!!

Woot woot! ❤

It just comes to show: sometimes you get more than you pay for. Just because something is cheap doesn’t mean it’s no good. The mask said it would leave my skin feeling fresh and elastic, and it delivered. What more can you ask for? I’m no mask snob: as long as it hasn’t been reported to burn anyone’s face off, I’ll try it XD 

I’m glad I took a gamble and ordered these. I will definitely be reordering another 16 pack when these start running low. They are a lifesaver to have around. Don’t get me wrong: this is no TonyMoly or MBD, but if you need a really decent sheet mask that will moisturize/hydrate and not break the bank, then this is the line for you, my dear.
Have you tried any Dermal masks? If so, what did you think? 
Until next mask,
xoxox
Deena

MOTD: The Face Shop’s Real Nature Mango Seed Mask

Today I’m reviewing a mask from The Face Shop, which is a Korean brand. It’s another Korean brand that’s very popular here in the States. They have two retail stores that I know of in NYC; I actually picked this up from the one in Koreatown! The shop was tiny but packed with all sorts of skincare products, makeup, and OF COURSE sheet masks! The mask was $2 but they had a promotion that if you bought 10 masks you got 3 free so I happily obliged. I was with my BFF at the time, so I split them with her ❤

My Epic Zit War has been pretty much conquered at this point (huzzah!!!), but as a precaution against future breakouts I am still using Noxema 1x a day (at night), so these days I prefer masks with moisturizing/hydrating properties. As a result, I decided to use this particular mask because it promised deep moisturization… but mostly because it was mango (well, the seed anyway :P). I love mango! I love the fruit, mango flavored things, the way it smells, ALL THE MANGO THINGS XD

So why is it mango seed, and not the mango flesh (the yummy part!)?

Mango seed is known for being an excellent moisturizer chock full of vitamins. Mango seed oil also helps keeps your skin hydrated without being overly oily or greasy. What’s not to love about all that??

Let’s get on to the review, shall we?

It has English yayy! 😛

Mask details: The mask was made of 100% organic unbleached cotton (according to the packaging…and they were very adamant about it–it was the first line of English on the package XD). It was of average thickness, decently soaked in essence. It had a wonderful smell (not quite mango-ey, tbh, but very sweet smelling), such a 180 from yesterday’s mask -__-. I had enough to do The Yoosh (yayyy mango-ish smelling boobies! XD) 

Mask fit: It was the standard not-quite-right fit. I had to tear the eye holes and stretch the mouth hole for a comfortable fit. It stayed in place, but I was pretty stationary while wearing it, so I did not test its endurance in that respect.
First Impression: It felt awesome going on my face (after a stint of 2 hours in the fridge). I kept it on for 45 minutes, about the point when the edges started to dry and curl. When I took off the mask, my face was plump and dewy. It took a few minutes for the remaining essence to soak in, then I finished my routine and went about my business. 

Final thoughts: When I woke up today, my face was soooo soft and wonderful feeling. Even after washing my face with my Mizon Pore Clearing charcoal cleanser (it tends to be a little drying… but it gets results), my face didn’t feel squeaky! My skin still feels amazing! I love this mask!!! Viva la mango seed! 😀
Would I buy this again? Hell yeah! Getting it from the store in bulk might be OK if they still have that promotion, but I could just as easily order it through eBay or another online vendor and pay less per piece 😉
Until tomorrow’s sheetastic adventure,
xoxox,
Deena