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[Unmasking] – Kose Clear Turn Moist Charge Mask

Sheet masks!! They are all the rage right  now! When people say sheet masks I usually think of individually packaged serum soaked sheet of cloth, but this one is a bit different. I’ve actually seen this one floating around on the internet, and was immediately intrigued by it’s more eco-friendly packaging (the environment is just as important as my skin). It’s a big package of 50 sheet masks all in one resealable bag soaked in serum. The instruction states it’s meant for everyday use. I immediately got 2 when I saw these in Taiwan, again it’s been a while and in all honesty I rarely look at pricing when I shop skincare in Taiwan (because no matter how expensive, 99% of the time it’s way cheaper than Canada). I got 2 different kinds, I haven’t opened the other one (I believe it’s a brightening one), this one I’ve been using is more for hydration (or so it claims). It also claims to be the number 1 selling mask in Japan (but a lot of products have this claim lol).

The packaging claims to be 6 step all in one product (toner, serum, lotion, cream, face mask, and eye mask). Well, no…haha. The serum that’s on this mask is super light weight and I would not skip my regular toner, serum, lotion and cream step. It is both a face mask and eye mask though. There are extra patches of the eye (instead of just an eye hole), and you can place this right under the eye or cover the eye entirely and it’ll act like an eye mask, which is nice. The ingredient list is fairly short, although it does contain fragrance, also alcohol. You can actually smell the alcohol in the mask, but it hasn’t done any drying to my skin yet.

Unlike typical sheet masks the 50 sheet are stacked together and you just have to pull one out at a time to place on your face. Sometime the masks stick together and I pull out 2 instead of one, which means I have to put one back, so if hygiene is an issue for you this is probably not the best product. The other thing I was worried about was the serum drying out, because you essentially have to open this package 50 times, and honesty you cant close it right away when you have a wet mask in your hands. But it has been doing pretty well, nothing appears to be dried out. I am not sure how many I have left in there..I want to say I still have 20 or so to go. I really should use these on a daily basis, but sometimes I just get lazy.

Here’s the mask pulled out, I know you can’t really tell what it looks like, but a mask is a mask. The material is fairly thin, and like I said the serum is light weight. With regular masking I usually leave on my face for 30 to 45 mins, sometimes upwards of an hour if I have enough serum left to keep it moist for that long. This mask I can only have it on for about 20 mins and it’ll start drying out. What I found though, if I put a silicon mask on top of it, I can leave it on for 40 mins and it’s still moist, except the silicon mask hurts my ears. Because these masks were so cheap I didn’t really care about throwing them out after 20 mins, so sometimes I use the silicon mask over top, sometimes I don’t

and onto the TL;DR portion of the post…

consistency: very very light weight serum sheet mask, would not suggest skipping your routine in place of this.

scent: the fragrance is very lightly scented, it’s a floral scent with hints of alcohol, if that bothers you, I would not recommend this product

claims: it does claim to be able to replace 6 steps of your routine, which I really don’t think so…maybe 3 steps (serum, face mask, and eye mask). But I still put on my toner, serums before I put this one my face, and end with cream after. It’s more like an addition to my steps not a replacement of my steps haha

packaging: it’s a no frills packaging, it’s literally just a big ziplock bag, but does the job of keeping the sheet masks from drying out

ingredients: there is alcohol and fragrance in this product, and in general people tend to have reactions to these. I suspect the alcohol is to keep the integrity of this product, as I’ve mentioned before hygiene could be an issue if you are placing a mask back into the packaging.

price: I really don’t remember….I think was in the 200~300NT range (8 to 10 dollars)

It is made in Japan.

Overall: it’s by all means not an amazing product. After I take off the mask my face does feel moisturized and plump, but it doesn’t stand out from any other masks I have used. That being said, I would repurchase this, I do like the eco-friendly aspect, and honestly it’s also economically friendly for myself. Not saying I would replace all my masks with this, but at the very least I can cut down on my individual mask purchasing.

Until next time!

 

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Posted by on February 17, 2018 in All Things Prettified!, Skin Food

 

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Ebay Haul

August 13, 2011

Hello All! Sorry for the delay in post (seems this is always my opening line LOL). Yes, I’ve been procrastinating again…Anyways, I received this haul a few weeks ago. I went a bit crazy with ebay buying, fails so much. So without further ado…

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Is this not the most adorable thing EVER?! This wasn’t mine. I wanted to order it, showed it to my friend. She then wanted to order it, and determined that I should not order it because I do not need it. They are all hand cream and smell differently each (floral, baby powder, green tea, and peach). The hand cream is not bad at all, my friend shares them LOL.

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So this was my replacement for the vitamin a water cream that I finished. This is the vitamin c version. So far I love it.
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The texture is pretty much similar to the vitamin a water cream. I can’t really tell the difference between the vitamin a and c one. The c one is suppose to have more whitening properties (which I don’t really see), but it moisturizes, and that’s really all I expect.

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so this is one of the Korean mascara that I ordered (not the first one, but probably the last one). I ordered this after being disappointed by 2 Etude House ones I ordered (non-curling of lashes). To be safe I ordered one that has curling lashes as a property, yeah it failed.

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I mean the product itself was not bad. There was no smudging and no clumping of lashes, the fail part was that my lashes did not stay curled, which is pretty important for me. I’ve been using it as a top coat over other mascaras that is able to keep my lashes curled. I was highly disappointed. This is probably the first Skin Food product that I was disappointed with.

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Another brow pencil. The colour of course is grey brown. I think i still like the Skin Food version better, just simply because of the shape of the pencil. It’s so big it’s hard to get the colour to where I want it to be.

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Here’s the colour of it. It is not bad at all. It is a dollar cheaper than the Skin Food one though, and the weight is higher (meaning more product), so I don’t know if I will hoard this instead.

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One thing I love about this seller, the samples!! SOOOO MANY!!! AND! there’s a golden kiwi one! I wanted to try that sooo badly! YEEEHH!!

ok That’s it for my haul! 🙂

 
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Posted by on July 21, 2011 in All Things Prettified!, Skin Food

 

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Food For Your Skin – Korean Skin Care Part 3

June 13, 2011
Hi peeps! So after the somewhat depressing Game 6 of the Stanley Cup finals, I desperately need something to keep me busy so I don’t start ordering things online again (this happened after Game 3 and 4). So I decided to continue with my skin care review for Skin Food. I promise I will eventually get to my fav mascaras post soon, I was about to start it last week, but ended up ordering a couple of Korean ones, so I want to wait till I try those out before I go ahead and do reviews for my remaining mascaras.

Anyways, so this review is ganna be on the Peach Sake Emulsion. It claims to be pore care, by reducing “greasiness due to enlarge pores and excessive sebum.” On their website it also claims to shrink pores, which was really what caught my attention. I got this to use as my in between lotion (between when I wash my face after work, and when I take a shower at night), which I usually don’t care how well it works, as long as it keeps the tightness away. But I ended up liking it so much that I also use this during the day (I used to use the vit A cream in the morning). I have to admit though, when I first started using this lotion, I didn’t think it would be moisturizing enough. But as I used it more and more, I liked it more and more.

As with other Skin Food products, the packaging is glass and really well made. HOWEVER, this is not the best packaging for this particular product. The glass packaging makes it harder to get the product out. I have to shake it out of the bottle and sometimes I get more product than what I need. That being said, the product is pretty liquid-y so it does come out fairly easily.Though I would like it a lot better if it had a pump or was in a squeezable bottle.

So I got this for around $15 Canadian from ebay. As mentioned before the product is pretty liquid-y. The smell is more peach than sake (Japanese rice wine), although I do smell a slight alcohol-y scent, that could just be me though LOL. The scent is not too bad, but it’s not my favourite scent either.  The product is pretty easy to spread on skin, and absorbs pretty fast. What I love is how my skin feels after I apply this: not sticky, feels softer, and has a nice healthy glow to it. As for the whole pore shrinking, grease removing claim…I think to some extent it does keep the grease settled. I find that the oil is only obvious on my forehead, where as it use to be in my T-zone, including nose, side of nose, and chin area. As for pore shrinking, I maybe hallucinating, but it does seem like the pores around my nose look smaller. That being said, I don’t think you can actually shrink pores, LOL. So I don’t know.

Here’s a pic of the texture.

There’s just so many things I want to try from Skin Food. I ordered another bb cream concealer and a body sunscreen in the same Peach Sake line. Also another pore refining serum. Hope I get them soon!!

Alright, until next time, live well and shop LOTS!

 
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Posted by on June 13, 2011 in All Things Prettified!, Skin Food

 

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