I picked up one of the Palmer’s Coconut Water Hydrating Sheet Mask ($3.99) recently and thankfully I didn’t get too crazy stocking up on these without trying it first because it sucks. I swear I’m giving up on US sheet masks because I haven’t met one I love. Korean facial sheet masks are far, far, far more superior not to mention cheaper. I admit how far Palmer’s has come lately with their skincare though that’s for sure! From Cleansing Oil to Cleansing Balm and even Cream Masks Palmer’s really has a very extensive array of products available to take care of both your face and your body!
Sadly, this sheet mask pretty falls into the same trap almost all US facial sheet masks do. It fits poorly and it’s dry. That’s pretty much the norm with sheet masks available in our market. I just don’t understand the fit of some of these masks sometimes. This one has a bunch of cuts around the mask which Korean masks do have but they were excessive with this for some reason! It’s like 8 different cuts. Secondly, it has cutouts for the eyes and lips but also, flaps that close over the mouth and face. I like watching TV or doing a load of laundry or whatever when I have a mask on. I get they expect you to lay those flaps over your eyes and relax but I find them pointless and annoying. The fit is too large for my face as the mouth around has big gaps and so do the eyes which results in tearing when I pat the mask or tap my fingers to aid in allow the essence to absorb. Which isn’t even necessarily anyway as the mask is bone dry!
The mask is supposed to hydrate and balance skin whole it brightens. It contains coconut oil, glycerin, aloe vera, almond oil, and several oils. One of the biggest marketing pulls for the mask is it contains hyaluronic acid but it’s way down on the list of ingredients. It does contain fragrance as well so I assume the light coconut scent isn’t actually from the coconut oil but from a synthetic fragrance. I don’t see anything harmful here but I had a bad experience with the mask which I’ll explain in a bit. One thing to note is it contains an impressive array of oils yet the mask is really, really dry and I felt like it did absolutely nothing in the ways of moisture or hydration for me. I didn’t come out of this feeling my skin was smoother or more moist. It was just a bone dry mask. I mean, some people don’t really like how drippy and saturated Korean Masks are but I love mine that way and always feel my skin benefits from all the essence included in a single Korean sheet mask.
Ok, now, small problem for me with this mask.
On occasion I’ve been known to have a weird reaction to coconut oil. Almost as soon as I put this on my skin it started to sting and burn a bit. I was able to make it through 10 minutes of wear which is the time it says to wear it for. It wasn’t a horrible stinging but it was uncomfortable and almost felt itchy. This sometimes happens to me with coconut oil so I wasn’t too concerned. I didn’t break out nor was my face red after use but this deserves mentioning for sensitive users just in case!
Overall, Palmer’s Coconut Water Hydrating Sheet Mask was a waste of money for me. Too dry, not moisturizing, and a poor fit made this a really bad buy.
Anyone try it?
Palmer’s Coconut Water Hydrating Sheet Mask is a single use facial sheet mask available for $3.99. It contains coconut oil as well as a variety of other oils to aid in hydrating and brightening the skin tone. Sadly, the mask’s fit was poor and it felt too large on my face with large gaps around my lips and eye sockets. I felt like the mask was also lacking in essence and felt very dry. I experience some stinging when using this but this may be because I have a rare reaction to coconut skincare from time time. After 10 minutes of use I didn’t feel my face was more hydrated or smoother nor did my complexion look brighter.
Water (Aqua), Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Fruit Extract, Glycerin, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Water, Polyglyceryl-10 Oleate, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Gardenia Tahitensis Flower Extract, Tocopherol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Macadamia Ternifolia Seed Oil, Urea, Trehalose, Leuconostoc/Radish Root Ferment Filtrate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Sodium OCA, Polyquaternium-51, Xanthan Gum, Phenoxyethanol, Panthenol, Citric Acid, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate, Fragrance (Parfum), Coumarin.
- Poor fit.
- Very dry, very little essence saturated the mask.
- Coconut may or may not be an issue for some and produces a mild sting and burning feeling.
If you like your masks are on the drier side and find Korean masks a bit too drippy the Palmer’s Coconut Water Hydrating Sheet Mask might be a good pick for you!