For some reason, I always stash my sheetmasks away and just feel bad if I use any of them COUGHcheapskateCOUGH. But I guess since I'm on my holiday, might as well as rejuvenating my whole body--from head to toe--before I face 2013 YARGH.
Without further ado, let's take a look at this one particular mask sheet from The Faceshop.
Real Nature Mask Red Ginseng
Price: 18.500 IDR/$ 2 (counter)
DIRECTIONS: 1. Pull out a sheet 2. Unfold and place a sheet on a clean face after cleansing and toner stages 3. Remove the sheet after 15~20 minutes and let the residue get absorbed deep in the skin.
CAUTION: Use with caution if you have an allergy to adhesive tape. Do not use on broken or abraded skin. Discontinue use if signs of irritation or rash appear. Keep out of children. Keep package sealed until use. Avoid contact with eyes. If product enters eyes, rinse immediately with water.
INGREDIENTS: WATER ♥ BUTYLENE GLYCOL ♥ GLYCERIN ♥ SD ALCOHOL 40-B ♥ BETAINE ♥ SODIUM HYALURONATE ♥ PANAX GINSENG ROOT EXTRACT ♥ XANTHAN GUM ♥ HYDROGENATED LECITHIN ♥ DIMETHICONE ♥ PHASEOLUS RADIATUS EXTRACT ♥ BETULA PLATYPHYLLA JAPONCA BARK EXTRACT ♥ RUMEX CRISPUS ROOT EXTRACT ♥ CARBOMER ♥ PEG-60 HYDROGENATED CASTOR OIL ♥ TRETHANOLAMINE ♥ THEOBROMA CACAO (COCOA) EXTRACT ♥ METHYLPARABEN ♥ PROPYLPARABEN ♥ FRAGRANCE
NOTE: The underlined ingredients are the ones that people with sensitive skin should look out for.
____ could cause some allergic reaction to some people
I used this mask after I washed my face. When I opened it, I could somehow smell a faint smell of alcohol. (Uh-oh, not good.) The alcohol smell immediately went away as I put it on my face, and it's replaced by some herbal scent.
And what surprised me, the mask color is brown. (Uh-oh, another no good point in my book.) The color of the mask is similar to my skin-tone so it almost didn't feel like wearing mask at all hahaha!
The mask itself is not really rich in substance; I tried to peek inside the sachet and could see that there's only a little essence left.
Per instruction, I only wore it for 10 minutes since I could really feel it's already half-dried after 8 minutes or so. And guess what? I think this mask made my face a liiiiiittle yellowish.
so many duckies
I double-checked that the color is accurate, by the way. The most-left is my BEFORE picture. And as you can see, the AFTER picture, my skin looked a little yellow.
I'm not sure if I should put a toner or not after I used the mask, so I just left it like so. But it made me slightly uncomfortable cuz when I touched my face... it felt mildly sticky. Huh. So after 15 minutes I gave up and patted my face with cotton + toner. And as I swiped it.... LOL. Much to my surprise, the cotton turned to be yellowish. I didn't apply anything after I used the mask, so I'm pretty sure that color came from the essence.
Well, well, well. A mask-sheet with colorant? That's new.
- contains too many allergens.
- the existence of the colorant really, really disturbs me
- you're supposed to moisturize me, mask-sheet, not making my skin all sticky and uncomfortabol. mask-sheet, youre drunk.
- it says that it's made from real nature mask red ginseng. riiiiight.
Absolutely nah. I still love The Faceshop, though. I think I'll try my hands on all mask-sheets they have!