So the other day I was strolling through the mall, on my way out to the bus stop, when I saw that Fruits & Passion had been replaced by a new store called “The Face Shop”. I had just come from The Body Shop, so I was somewhat amused, but I didn’t think much of it until I saw one of the window displays.
Sheet masks are a creepy-looking skincare craze. It’s predominantly popular in Asia, where a lot of really cool and innovative beauty products come from (like BB cream, fibre mascara, and double cleansing).
As it turns out, The Face Shop is a South Korean brand that tries to bring natural ingredients into their products. I took a look at a lot of their offerings, but by far the most interesting display – in my opinion – was the massive wall of sheet masks.
For those of you who aren’t sure what they are, a sheet mask is a single-use face mask. It consists of a disposable cotton sheet pre-soaked in a liquid. To apply it, you lay the sheet on your face and let it sit there for a bit.
I picked up two masks that claim to boost skin’s radiance: Rice and Lemon. Each one cost $2. From my time at Origins, I know that both of these ingredients are great for getting your glow on (which is a thing I seem to be obsessed with, huh?).
Anyhow, I was skeptical. A lot of masks tend to burn my skin, so I was nervous about that. But I was pleasantly surprised! The sheet was saturated with the liquid and felt cool and soothing to apply, so that was nice. It’s a bit awkward to sit around looking like this…
…but I made do by editing a paper and keeping my mind off how weird I looked (after snapping the photo, of course).
I can’t say I saw dramatic instant results, but my skin does look healthier and glowier as of late, but it could be because I’ve changed some elements of my skincare routine. In any case, I liked the experience and, at $2 a pop, it’s a fun little treat.