Ahhh the Asian sheet mask. Not quite so popular in the US but within Japan, Korea, Etc…sheet masks are all the rage and a common part of an Asian girl’s (or guy) daily skincare regime and cheap as day old chips in most cases. I got a few requests asking if I could review some of my very favorite sheet masks from Asia so I thought I’d go ahead and get some reviews up of ones I love.
My fav of the moment, and of course all the rage with everyone, are from Beauty Diary a Taiwanese brand. My Beauty Diary Masks could prove popular because of their cute design or possibly because they have such a variety of masks to suit all skin types. Whatever the case may be they are some of my favorites at the moment.
Today I’ll be discussing the My Beauty Diary Cooling Mask.
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I actually prefer using the Beauty Diary Cooling Masks in the Summer but since my skin is freaking out after my cycle through with the L’Oreal 360’s, I’ve been using these to keep my face happy.
What is a sheet mask?
Anyone not in the know I’ll give you a brief run down.
Sheet Masks are simply a piece of soft cloth cut into a mask design with holes for eyes and mouth. You take the mask and conform it to your face and leave it on for a bit…I leave them on 30 minutes sometimes even 60. Each mask is saturated with a special solution to combat any number of problems depending on the mask you use. Fine lines, dry skin, whitening, dullness, etc…each mask has a specific formula. Masks from Asia are generally heavily saturated with solution so it’s a rather relaxing experience to place one on your face, kick back, and just soak it all in. It’s such a treat for your skin as it feels like your face is a sponge, sucking up all the gorgeous moisturizing properties of the mask. In many cases the masks contain a heavy amount of glycerin which makes your face super duper moist, slippery, and generally lovely feeling especially for dry skin folk.
My Beauty Dairy Cooling Masks are, yes you guessed it, cooling. They are literally a chilly experience from start to finish. This particular mask is made for normal skin types and brings skin temperature down. It contains witch hazel to soothe tired skin, menthol and peppermint to cool skin, and other ingredients to soften and hydrate. The overall experience is lovely as it really revitalizes tired skin. Every come home from work on a warm, sunny day and feel like your face is melting? These will completely wake you up and honestly sometimes it doesn’t have to a warm day, sometimes my face and skin is just tired, this refreshes it beautifully.
A box of 10 masks will set you back somewhere in the vicinity of $5-$7 or less in Asia. If you’re wanting to try these I highly suggest getting them from AlphaBeautyUK on E-bay who charges $11.95 and $5.80 shipping. That’s $18 or so for 10 masks which isn’t too badly priced considering how difficult it is to come by Asian sheet masks in the US.
I love these and they def come with a big Muse Approval for purchase.
Are you a sheet mask fan?
Share some of your favs!
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