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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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[Un-masking] – Naruko Raw Job’s Tear Sheet Mask

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 Hello recent haul from Sasa.com! As my night cream slowly running out, I started looking into a replacement cream. I ended up with a Juju cosmetics one, and of course for the free shipping I had to get some other stuff (that’s really just an excuse…). So came with it, Naruko Raw Job’s Tear Sheet Mask, and Black Gel Mask from Shill’s. I have a pile of sheet masks that I haven’t used up yet…oops! All well!!! XD

Anyways, I tried it out the very next day, and I was pleasantly surprised. I actually didn’t expect much from Naruko products after I tried their lotion and toner. But the sheet mask was surprisingly good. The box of ten was on sale for $12.70USD from $16.90USD. I originally saw this mask for $24.99CND at a local Asian supermarket, and it was on my mind for a few weeks and so I decided to order it with the cream.

The Brand:

Naruko is a Taiwanese brand established by the famous (at least in Taiwan) Niu Er (牛爾) cosmetologist. From what I known from this shows, he focuses mainly on natural things and being eco-friendly. His brand actually reminds me a lot of the InnisFree brand from Korea, which I also love. Though like I said, I tried some of his other stuff, and it wasn’t that great for me. However, I do want to point out, I would probably love it in Taiwan. Most of the things I tried from him were very light weight and cooling, probably not the best for the dry weathers of Canada.

Ingredient list for those who like to know what’s in there.

image The packaging is pretty simple and un-flashy, one of the things I love about this brand.
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The mask sheet itself isn’t as fitting as my all time favourite My Beauty Diary, but it’s pretty good. It soaks up a lot of the essence and doesn’t dry out fast. I can leave this on for a good 40 mins and it’s still pretty wet. There’s not much scent for the actual product, and what’s there isn’t unpleasant. My face feels really dewy after I remove this mask. The other thing I really like about this mask is the essence doesn’t leave a sticky feeling after I massage into it. Some of the other masks I’ve used from Korea leaves a sticky feeling until the very next morning, after I wash my face. I hate it when my hair sticks to my face…arg!

The mask claims to be whitening, calming, moisturising, and helps repair damages done by UV rays. I don’t know about the whitening claim, but it does indeed calm and moisturises my skin. I am always pretty suspicious of whitening claims from skin care products, I never really feel like they work that well.

Finally, one thing I really like about this brand, is the whole eco-friendly concept of their packaging. This box was made from the packaging! All of their packaging turns into something else that you can reuse.

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I am giving this mask a rating of 4/5, since I’ve only used it a couple of times, I will reserve some points for if it turns out to be a dud haha.

 
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Posted by on August 31, 2013 in Skin Food

 

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