Women and people in general, are always trying ways to improve their skin health. Cleansers, creams, and diets are a few examples of how we try to achieve this. A growing trend I’ve noticed among women though is face masks. We’ve all seen those videos of people struggling to get them off. If you haven’t seen one go and look. You’ll get a good laugh. The popularity of these videos and certain products interested me. Do these products work?
Now, I was too scared to go straight in and get the one that has been stuck on people’s faces, but I did find a few, or eight, to try. Ulta had a bunch of different and affordable face masks to try out. The did have more expensive brands as well, but since this was my first time trying these I decided to stick with ones that didn’t cost as much money. , I tried four masks of the eight that I purchased. My thoughts are both good and bad. There were definitely positives and negatives to each which I will go into some details about!
Animal Koala Hydrating Mask Sheet
This was the first mask that I tried out. The thing that drew me to this one in the store was the fact that the decoration on the mask itself was a koala and I thought that was so fun! The goal of using this mask is to recharge dry skin with hydrating energy for a moist and refreshed look. Coconut water, caulerpa racemose extract, and brown algae extracts help the skin keep the oil and water balance. Coconut water effectively replenishes moisture in the body. This is helpful if your face is feeling and looking like it needs that added moisture.
The cost of this mask was $5 and my overall thoughts were that my skin did look hydrated after using the mask. I could really feel the moisture in my skin after using it. I think the mask did do what it said it was going to do. The negative to this is that it is a one-time use thing.
Freeman Feeling Beautiful Charcoal & Black Sugar Mud Mask
I tried this mask next and I have to say that I liked it a little more than the sheet mask that I tried previously. The purpose of this mask was to moisturize, remineralize, and leave the skin soft! Minerals from the Dead Sea have a natural nourishing effect that boosts smoothness and overall skin health. The charcoal lifts the oils and toxins away without over-drying the skin. The black sugar helps the skin stay hydrated.
This mask cost $4.29 and can be used multiple times since it isn’t in sheet form. This product will last you a longer, which is always a benefit. I thought this mask was easy to apply. This isn’t a peel off mask, so when it has dried completely you just need to rinse it off with water. I thought it was a little difficult to remove, but not to the point where I would never want to use it again. I actually will absolutely use this again! Once the mask was off, my skin felt smoother, looked refreshed, and felt more hydrated.
Freeman’s Feeling Beautiful Pomegranate Revealing Peel-Off Mask
After seeing the peel-off mask fails on YouTube I decided to try a peel-off mask. The purpose of this mask was to lift dirt and excess oils from the skin for a cleaner, refined surface. An 8-antioxidant blend of Acai, Goji, Mango, Mangosteen, Cranberry, Noni, and Blueberry guard against free radicals and environmental stress.
This mask was also $4.29. I was hesitant and almost didn’t try it at all because nobody wants to peel off a mask and have it hurt. Yes, it did hurt to take off. It felt like taking off a band-aid from your entire face. I thought it was easy to remove though. It was very thick and felt like glue going on the face, and once it was off I could see that my face did look cleaner, but not much. I don’t necessarily want to try it again, but I do want to see if trying it again will give me a different result. It wasn’t my favorite product that I used.
Animal Dragon Soothing Mask Sheet
The last mask I tried was from the same brand as the first one. It was so cool and I had to do it so I could show you all what it looks like on! This one had a different purpose than the first. It replenishes AC-Soothing Energy to reddened and sensitive skin to make skin healthy. Moisturizing coconut water, licorice, and Japanese knotweed extract calm sensitive skin while supplying moisture and excessive sebum to make skin clean and calm.
Like the first animal mask, this one cost $5. While it was on my face it was very cool and felt like it was soothing my skin. Once it was removed, I could see that redness had been lessened, but not by much. There honestly wasn’t too much that was special about this mask. It had very general purposes and I think it worked well enough to repurchase and try again.
Overall, I loved trying out all of these different facemasks. My favorite mask that I tried was the charcoal and black sugar mud mask. I loved that it made my skin feel moisturized and because it wasn’t just a one-time thing. I can definitely see myself using it weekly. My least favorite was the Pomegranate revealing peel-off mask. I didn’t like the peel off part of it and I really didn’t see much of a result from it.
If you’re someone who is interested in trying facemasks at all, don’t hesitate and go buy one you think will work for you. Do some research. See what other people liked as well. And just have fun with it. I know I did and I can’t wait to try out the other ones that I purchased. Maybe you’ll be seeing a part two of face masks sometime in the future!