Wednesday, June 8, 2016

I’m a sucker for face masks.

Ever since i grew up, I've been sucked into the world of beauty. Yeah, women loves beauty and stuff generally. These past few months, i’m really into face masks. You name it and i almost want to buy everything i see online. My first encounter with face mask is the peel-off charcoal mask to get rid of blackheads, whiteheads and to tighten pores. Honestly, i don’t have that much of the skin problems heck i only have minimal problem with pores and it only appears when i use a little bit much of makeup. OK move one. I actually want to share the experience using different types of face masks. There are sheet masks, wash-off mask, clay mask, peel-off mask, nose strip, lip mask and etc. I actually just want to try off these things but they’re just so extremely awesome that i have to tell everybody about this.
1. Sheet mask
Sheet mask is the most basic thing when talking about masks. Sheet masks usually are cheap but they can be expensive if they are using those fancy-schmancy ingredients. I use sheet masks almost daily because i like the effect that they give to my skin. After wearing for 15–20 minutes (or in my case until it dries-up), my skin appears brighter (or glowing). I don’t look like dull zombie anymore. Just kidding. But it does make my face brighter and you can see the effect immediately after wearing it.

2. Wash-off mask
Wash-off mask is the kind of mask that you apply after cleansing and rinse them afterwards. Wearing duration of the wash-off mask is usually 10-15 minutes but shouldn’t be longer than that because it will dries up your skin especially if you have dry skin. Your skin will feel tight afterwards and also your pores minimizes. Some wash-off mask also act as exfoliator/scrub. My advice is find the one that suits you best. If you have sensitive skin, i thinks it’s better if you stay away from exfoliator/scrub kind as it can be a little harsh on your skin. The example of the kind i’m talking about is the SKINFOOD black sugar mask wash off. Honestly, i only use them on my nose because i have this sebum excess on my nose that i don’t know how to treat it anymore. Therefore i exfoliate it once in a while with this wash-off mask. Well, actually i don’t pretty much know what these masks do to my skin but after application my skin did became softer.

3. Clay mask
Clay mask is also a wash-off type mask. I haven’t try this type yet but i’m going to tell you anyway because it looks so damn good. Honestly i don’t know if they works better than the other masks. I heard that it works wonder to rid off the excess sebum on T-zone. Example of clay masks are glacial clay mask and volcanic clay mask. Time duration for wearing these masks is usually 10–15 minutes. I heard somewhere that you don’t need to wait until it all dries-up because the substance would strip away your faces’ natural oils. Afterwards you’ll find your face becoming tighter.

4. Nose strip
Who have trouble on their nose. Raise your hand. Me!Me!Me!. I mean who doesn’t. Nose strip is not exactly face mask but i include it anyway. Nose strip is best used when you don’t feel like to put all those masks on your whole entire face. Those with tough blackhead and whitehead problem can use this strip to rid of those heads. The only cons is probably it’ll make your pores larger as it is quite harsh when peeled off your skin.

5. Peel-off mask
The only peel off mask i tried before is charcoal mask. I like wearing charcoal mask because like the nose strip you can see all the blackheads, whiteheads and those tiny hairs being peeled away and it gave u relief that these shits coming out. At least you know it’s working.

6. Sleeping pack
Alright, for me this is the best. This mask you wear before you go to bed. When you wake up and voila! you have a baby-smooth kinda skin feeling. I don’t know the exact purpose but i love feeling happy when i woke up. This mask keeps your skin supple throughout the night time. Sometimes i just skip night cream and wear this instead. I don’t know if this is actually a korean marketing for night cream. Huh.

7. Capsule pack
This is new stuff. Basically sheet mask but without the mask, just the essence. I think it’s good for the environment because they rid the use of the cotton mask therefore, no disposal of the mask hence, the cleaner environment. I haven’t tried this but it looks really cool.

8. Lip mask/patch
“Wait, you think lip is worthless. Let’s remind these people that your lip is precious too”, says korean skincare marketing director. Man, these people really know how to sell.

Finally, that’s all i know about masks. Oh wait! There’s hydrogel mask but i already too tired to write. So, what do you guys think. Is there any more masks. Care to weigh in?

[REVIEW] PINK by Pure Beauty

I was looking for skincare set after i run out Hada Labo lotion and since i got voucher discount for Pure Beauty product, i decided to try PINK range skincare from Pure Beauty. The range consist of essence water, essence, pudding cream and blur cream (a.k.a primer, i guess). I skip the blur cream because i’m not that much of a make-up person plus i already have Etude House CC cream which takes forever to finish.

The essence water is very light and has a watery texture to it. It function to balance skin hydration, enhance skin radiance and brightens up my skin. My skin immediately feel moisturize after applying essence water and those little bumps on my nose that’s visible after cleansing, i don’t know or is that called excess sebum were smoothed out. My nose become smooth after application of essence water.

Next step is essence. The essence only contain 30 ml of product and at this point when i write this, it already finish and i have to find another essence. The essence functions to give moisture boost on the deeper level. Honestly, i don’t know if it ever does anything to my skin but i bought it anyway. Although my skin is better these days.

The last step is pudding cream. I love this product the most out of the three products in this range. It gave me the extra hydration to my skin and also smooth the skin. My skin doesn’t dry out even after a long period with the AC on.

My skin looks brighter and i notice that it has a slight pinkish glow to it. The result is subtle but noticeable through a trained eyes.
Overall this skincare range is good. It give me the extra moisture boost that i need and also it has sweet rosy smell. Apart from that it does give the pinkish glow to my skin. It must be that or maybe i eat to much pepper. I rate these products 4.3/5.

[REVIEW] Nature Republic Real Nature Mask Sheet

Did i say i love mask. Yes i did. Moving on. Nature Republic Real Nature Mask Sheet have 10 different types; rose, avocado, shea butter, aloe, green tea, tomato, acai berry, royal jelly, bamboo and cucumber. Each sachet contain 23ml essence which i find sufficient as i can apply some on my neck.
Below is the description for each types.
Rose : moisturize and revitalize skin.
Avocado : fills dehydrated skin with ample moisture.
Shea Butter : nourishes the skin with a luminous glow.
Aloe : soothes irritated skin and makes your skin smooth.
Green Tea : deeply moisturizes and helps the skin stay moisturized.
Tomato : moisturize and whiten skin.
Acai Berry : moisturize and reduce wrinkles.
Royal Jelly : provide nourishment and reduce wrinkles.
Bamboo : reinforces the skin’s moisture balance.
Cucumber: moisturize and make soft skin.
I bought acai berry, green tea, rose, royal jelly and shea butter. So, i’m going to review these types only.

  1. Shea Butter: Of all types of real nature masks i like this one the most. It has nice smell and the essence is not oily like innisfree it’s real squeeze shea butter mask. My skin did glowing after application. Rate: 5/5.
  2. Royal Jelly: I don’t like honey smell but this is way better than manuka honey. The essence a little bit oily and sticky although it doesn’t affect the overall performance. My skin feels smooth and supple afterwards. Rate: 3.5/5.
  3. Green tea: The essence is a bit watery than the other masks. It’s not oily at all and the essence seems abundant although maybe because of its consistency, the mask doesn’t seem to stick onto my skin. I had to lay down while wait for all the essence to soak up all the goodness into my skin. My skin feel moisturized afterwards. Rate: 4/5.
  4. Acai berry: I love the smell of this mask. The essence is just like the shea butter, white and have creamy consistency. The essence is less oily which i like. My skin feels moisturized and looking dewy after application. Rate: 5/5
  5. Rose: I dislike the smell. It’s rosy alright i just dislike this kind of rose smell. The essence is less oily than royal jelly but it is sufficient to moisturize my skin and as usual i like how my skin looks like afterwards. Rate: 3.5/5

I notice that my skin become dewy and glowing after mask application. My skin also appears brighter.
Will i repurchase these masks: Hell yeah i will. They’re cheap and most importantly they make me feel happy and content.