Welcome to my first What’s The Fuss? blog post! I’ll be doing a few of these on products are trending in the Irish beauty scene.
The latest skincare craze these days is face mask sheets. The cotton masks originated in South Korea – a country known for it’s dedication to quality and innovative beauty and skincare products. In South Korea now, you can pick them up in almost every pharmacy and beauty store in an array of treatments, shapes and designs – the panda face masks sheets are a personal favourite.
I recently tried one a friend got me for my birthday. She gave me the Oh K Coconut Water Fibre Face Masks from River Island which says it contains Korean ingredients. I was so excited to try this so I put it on the very next day.
First, we’ve got to get some facts out there – this is not a typical face mask. Don’t put this mask on and think it’s going to help your pores or take away dead skin. Sheets masks are soaked in a serum-based formula and most are packed with vitamins, amino acids and minerals. The Oh K ones I used are their coconut water masks so are rich in hydrating the skin – perfect after a long week!
Another thing that makes sheet masks different to typical face masks is that all the ingredients are in liquid form and stay in liquid form – they don’t dry on the skin. The ingredients are soaked into the mask in such a way that it’s not drying so you can be sure that the mask won’t dry out if you don’t use it for a couple of months. Sheet masks do have an expiration date on them so be aware of how long you hold onto them.
After using the mask, my skin was left feeling fresh and incredibly soft. I prefer using a sheet masks now for moisturising my skin than standard face masks. For my oily t-zone and sorting out stubborn spots, I will still be using my favourite clay masks.
If you know where to get the fun patterned face masks, let me know!