It’s hard to be a Korean skincare fan in the UK.
Korean brands are so hard to come by in the shops here. One exceptions is Masque Bar. Guess what they make? Yep, facial masks.
They’re not all sheet masks, mind you, but those are my favorites, so I’ll talk about the Anti-Wrinkle Sheet Mask today.
Let’s get one thing out of the way first. There’s nothing in here that can reduce your wrinkles. But, there are lots of things that can make them look smaller, which is the next best thing (and the only thing most skincare products can do, really).
So, how do they do that? By deeply hydrating skin. When skin has all the moisture it needs, it looks smoother and plumper, which in turns makes wrinkles and fine lines look less noticeable. Hydrated skin is also softer and has that natural radiant glow that makes you look healthy.
The star ingredient here is snail secretion filtrate, which is derived from snail mucus. So gross, I know. But, in skincare, it ain’t slimy. Ok, the mask is slippery, but that’s cos it’s soaked in essence. It has nothing to do with snails, I promise. You won’t notice their mucus is on your face.
But, you’ll notice the results: softer, smoother, and brighter skin. Just go easy with your snails if you have oily skin. Snail secretion is VERY moisturizing, so it may be a bit too much for you. But, for dry skin this stuff is a godsend.
Unfortunately, the mask also contains some alcohol, which isn’t the best thing for skin. But, I’m confident the moisturizing and healing (snail mucus also speeds up wound healing) properties of the mask will counteracts the drying effects of the alcohol. At least, I can safely say it didn’t cause any problems for my skin.
The real side effect of the mask is visual. Like all sheet mask, Masque Bar Anti-Wrinkle Sheet Mask makes you look like a nasty character from a bad horror movie. Just do what I do. Lock yourself inside your room for the 20-30 minutes you have it on. No one needs to know what you do to achieve that glow, girl.
When I take the mask off, some of the essence is still left on my skin, so I gently pat it in, before applying my moisturizer. It helps lock the essence in now the sheet has gone.
You know another thing I like about these sheet masks? They come in packs of three so they’ll last you a while. Well, they last me a week because sheet masks are now a regular part of my skincare routine, but you can use them only when your skin needs a pick me up. These do the trick wonderfully well.