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REVIEW: Nature Republic White Vita Floral mask sheet

Hello everyone, I am back again with another review. I don’t have much to say in this introduction so let’s just get straight into the review.

This post will be short and brief as this is more of a first impression rather than a full review on the product itself.

 

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White Vita Floral Mask Sheet

 

This was one of the free sheet masks my mum received in Korea while shopping in Nature Republic. Because she doesn’t use face masks, she gave this to me.

Brief background: Nature Republic is a South Korean skincare and cosmetic brand. They provide affordable products that also primarily consist of natural ingredients. They are also very famous for their aloe vera products.

Description: As it states on the front, this mask focuses on brightening and moisturising the skin. This will be perfect for those with dry/combination skin.

Packaging: Right off the bat, I find the packaging attractive. I have always loved Nature Republic’s sheet mask packaging, particularly their use of fruit and vegetable images.

 

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Ingredients List

How to Use: As usual, apply this after cleanser and toner and leave on for 10-20 minutes. After removal, massage excess essence into skin.

First impression: I was not surprised to find this mask to be VERY creamy. I have combination skin, leaning towards dry so I actually prefer creamy masks. Some may find them a little too heavy on the skin. After using for 15 minutes, I massaged the remaining essence into my skin and it just left my skin feeling so soft and smooth. It takes a little work to fully massage the whole thing because of how thick the cream is. However, I like how smooth and soft my skin is after using this mask.

Final thoughts: Would I repurchase? Definitely. It adheres well to the skin and lives up to its claims. If you have oily skin, I highly suggest opting for another sheet mask.

 

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REVIEW: Papa Recipe Bombee Honey Mask

It’s been a while since I’ve posted because I’ve been so busy with uni work 😦 but I’m back!

I’ve wanted to try this sheet mask for so long. This was recommended by one of my favourite beauty YouTubers meejmuse in one of her videos where she talks about the best of Korean face sheet masks which you can watch here.

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Papa Recipe Bombee Honey Mask

I purchased this mask at MDRanking in Sydney for around $2.50 AUD for a single mask. It’s not exactly cheap but it’s almost impossible to find affordable Korean sheet masks here in Australia.

You may also buy this sheet mask online.

 

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Papa Recipe Bombee Honey Mask

I was never familiar with this brand prior but I’m always open to trying new skincare products. Papa Recipe is a South Korean skincare brand established in 2012 by a doctor. Papa Recipe is formulated with natural ingredients without the use of artificial preservatives.

Unfortunately, there isn’t an offical website for this brand where I can find more information on other products that they carry.

 

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Papa Recipe Bombee Honey Mask

This Bombee Honey mask is enriched with honey extract and is made to supply moisture and nourishment. This aims to target different skin needs while maintaining the moisture and vitality of the skin.

This mask also said to contain exclusive gold complex which helps moisturise the skin and boost the hydration. I’m not too sure what gold complex is myself but it sounds good.

 

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Papa Recipe Bombee Honey Mask

I use this after cleaning and toning my face as per usual. While using it, I was surprised to find a lack of a honey scent, although it doesn’t really matter much to me.

This mask is made out of natural bio-fiber paper which made it very easy to apply and stick on to the skin. I really hate thick, hard, and paper-like sheet masks which I have experienced with some Innisfree masks. There is a generous amount of essence soaked into it so it really feels like your skin is taking in all of that goodness.

My face felt super soft and supple after using it and I definitely would use this again in the future.

Pros:

  • Targets different skin needs.
  • Little to no scent. Good for those who are sensitive.
  • Sticks onto the face very well.
  • Soften and smooths the skin.

Cons:

  • Not as accessible as some other brands.
  • More on the pricey side.

Overall rating: 5/5

REVIEW: Tony Moly Pikachu Mask Sheet

This was something I purchased purely based on the packaging. I’m a sucker for anything cute. Can you blame me?

I purchased this at MD Ranking for $2.50 AUD which is not bad but there are other cheaper sheet masks out there.

For those who are not familiar with Tony Moly, it is a South Korean brand that offers skincare and beauty products. It is an affordable brand that offers quality products without breaking your wallet.

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Tony Moly Pikachu Mask Sheet

This isn’t my first time using sheet masks from Tony Moly and I enjoyed using their I’m Real sheet masks.

Tony Moly actually have these sheet masks featuring other Pokemon characters and I have inserted an image below.

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At MD Ranking, they were only selling the Pikachu and the Meowth mask and I considered purchasing both but eventually just settled with Pikachu.

Tony Moly also has other Pokemon skincare products and even makeup!

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Tony Moly Pikachu Mask Sheet

Each Pokemon mask caters towards different skin needs:

Pikachu – Moisturising

Meowth – Nutrition

Charmander – Brightening

Squirtle – Hydrating

Bulbasaur – Pore

This is what websites online have to say about the Pikachu mask:

“The nourishing honey provides full vitality to skin as the nourishing honey deeply penetrates into skin.”

Because this is a moisturising skin, this will be suitable for those with dry, flaky skin.

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Tony Moly Mask Sheet

This is one of those masks that feel kind of stiff and paper-like. However, it is not as stiff as the Innisfree Real Squeeze mask so it’s not too bad.

In terms of moisturising, this mask is adequate but nothing outstanding. This mask is one of those products that is only really interesting for the packaging. I can’t really say that my skin was feeling VERY soft after but it was okay.

However, I am not saying this is a terrible product. If you are looking for an affordable mask that will provide nothing more than a decent job at moisturising your skin, then this will be good for you.

Pros:

  • Attractive packaging
  • Affordable

Cons:

  • Only mediocre in moisturising

Overall rating: 2.5/5

You can purchase this mask from these sites: YesStyle, Style Korean, Shopee

 

REVIEW: Innisfree It’s Real Squeeze Mask – Rice

I have used a few masks from Innisfree before however, I never had the chance to review them. This was given to me by my brother but you can purchase this at any Korean cosmetics store in Sydney for $1.80 AUD which is very affordable considering majority of the sheet masks range from $3 to $9.

So let’s just jump straight into the review!

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Innisfree It’s Real Squeeze Mask – Rice

This mask is part of Innisfree’s It’s Real Squeeze line which consists of 10 different type of masks. The line contains Aloe, Acai Berry, Rose, Tea Tree, Cucumber, Manuka Honey, Green Tea, Pomegranate, Rice, and Shea Butter. All of these have different purposes, catering towards whatever your skin needs.

I have tried a few of these before (before I started reviewing) however, for now I only have the rice mask. The rice mask is made to give your skin a dewy finish so I would not recommend this to those with oily skin.

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Innisfree It’s Real Squeeze Mask – Rice

This is what Innisfree has to say about the line:

“It’s real squeeze mask – A top 10 best seller that provides a customised solution suited to various skin concerns with freshly squeezed natural ingredients”

I use this after cleansing and applying toner. I leave it on for about 15 mins and gently pat the remaining serum into my skin.

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Innisfree It’s Real Squeeze Mask – Rice (Ingredients list)

This mask feels like thick and paper-like. I’m not a fan of the thickness of the mask because I feel like it does not stick to my face as well as I would like it to. The serum inside is quite milky and moisturising. Although I would have liked a little more serum. I’m one of those who likes to dump thick layers of skincare on my face. However, it is moisturising and left my skin feeling soft and smooth. There is little to no scent which is good for those who are sensitive to scents, like me.

This mask isn’t outstanding but it does the job and it is also affordable. This is nice mask to use for those who are looking for something affordable but is also a quality product.

Pros:

  • Affordable
  • Moisturising

Cons:

  • Mask does not adhere to skin very well

Overall rating: 3.5/5

REVIEW: THEFACESHOP Real Nature Sheet Masks

I am back with yet another review on masks from The Face Shop. These masks are from their Real Nature line which carry 15 different sheet masks. Yes, 15. The Real Nature line is The Face Shop’s more affordable range of sheet masks retailing for around $3 AUD each.

Out of the 15, I only have 2 to review today. However, long ago I did buy a pack of 10 from this line but I wasn’t reviewing beauty/skincare products back then.

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Pomegranate Grenade

“The elasticity and vitality mask sheet with Pomegranate essence, rich in vitamins B1 and B2 and minerals, gives skin moist elasticity and clear vitality.”

This mask supposedly helps reduce the first signs of ageing and help improve the skins elasticity. Let me just say, I did not enjoy the smell of this.

Ingredients: Water/Eau, Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, Punica Granatum Extraxt, AlcoholDenat., Trehalose, Sodium Hyaluronate, Xanthan Gum, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Phaseolus Radiatus Extract, Betula Platyphylla Japonica BarkExtract, Rumex Crispus Root Extract, Phenyl Trimethicone, Carbomer, Peg-60 HydrogenatedCastor Oil, Triethanolamine, Methyl Paraben, Propyl Paraben, Parfum/Fragrance

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Aloe

“Your skin will be soft and supple in a couple of minutes with this Aloe Face Mask. The aloe extract, with soothing properties, offers softness and hydration to skin.”

Because this is an aloe mask, this is best to use for soothing the skin while also adding some hydration.

Ingredients: Water/Eau, Glycerin, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Butylene Glycol, AlcoholDenat, Betaine, Sodium Hyaluronate, Xanthan Gum, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Dimethicone, Phaseolus Radiatus Extract, Betula Platyphylla Japonica Bark Extract, Rumex CrispusRoot Extract, Carbomer, Peg-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Triethanolamine, Methylparaben, Propyl Paraben, Parfum/Fragrance

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So just like other sheet masks, apply this onto the face after toner and leave on for 10-15 minutes. After removal, gently pat the excess onto your skin.

Honestly, there isn’t much to say about these sheet masks. They’re very mediocre and they’re nothing special. I mean, they do the job but I wouldn’t say the results are outstanding. At the same time, I didn’t expect THAT much from this line considering it’s more of the lower end within various line of sheet masks. I find that these aren’t as cooling as other sheet masks and they also don’t fit well on the face, well mine in particular as they tend to hang off on the edges.

Pros:

  • Affordable
  • Wide range

Cons:

  • Average results
  • Doesn’t fit well on the face

 

Overall rating: 2.5/5

 

 

REVIEW: The Face Shop Bio-Cell Brightening Face Mask

At this point, I can say I have tried a wide range of sheet masks from The Face Shop. Not to say that I prefer their sheet masks over others but I happen to receive quite a lot of their products as gifts. So for the first time today I have tried another one of their sheet masks for the first time and it is the BIO-CELL Brightening Face Mask.

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This particular sheet mask belongs to The Face Shop’s BIO-CELL line in which consists of four different formulas, aiming to assist your skins needs such as moisturising, firming, brightening, and recovering. All four masks features a naturally adhesive bio-cellulose sheet which is said to easily cling to the skin.

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The four sheet masks of the BIO-CELL line.

Unfortunately, I have only tried the brightening mask so my thoughts are limited to the one product.

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Ingredients list: Water/EAU, Butylene, Glycol, Propanediol, Glycerin, 1,2-Hexanediol, Methyl Gluceth-20, Panthenol, Glutathione, Sodium Hyaluronate, Beta-Glucan, Citrus Paradisi (Grapefruit) Fruit Extract, Xanthan Gum, Allantoin, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Carbomer, Ethylhexylglycerin, Potassium Hydroxide, Disodium EDTA, Parfum/Fragrance.

As stated in the ingredients list above, the serum within the mask contains glutathione which helps brighten the skin.

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The serum within the sheet mask is quite gel-like and has a very light scent. Upon opening the mask, you will find that the mask contains two protective sheets, one on each side of the mask that you will need to peel off before use. The material of the mask actually looks and feels like plastic which I found to stick to my face much better than cotton and gel masks. The size was also perfect for my small face which I really liked because I hate having excess material just hanging on the edges of my face.

Overall, I found this mask to really help brighten the dull areas of my face. I really enjoy the plastic-like material of this mask due to how well it adheres to the skin. I would definitely recommend others to use this mask, however if you are one who leans more towards a tighter budget, I would suggest taking a rain check on these as I believe these retail for around $4-5 AUD and maybe try the more affordable range The Face Shop has to offer. Someday I hope to try the other three masks from this line.

REVIEW: THEFACESHOP MasCream Sheet Masks

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I am back again to do a review on face masks from THEFACESHOP yet again. I currently have many things to review at the moment and I always prefer to review products separately so that I am able to go more in depth without creating such a long post.

So for today, I am reviewing THEFACESHOP’s MasCream sheet mask which comes in 4 different formulas that aim to hydrate, brighten, tighten, and revitalise the skin. So far, I have only tried the hydration and moisture masks.

Price: $5 each

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Moisture Hydration

“First mask sheet with cream that feels like applying a whole jar of cream. The dense microfiber rich in cream adheres closely to the skin, providing soothing comfort. Delivers rich moisture to dry and flaky skin with a cream containing hyaluronic acid and elderflower.”

Out of the two, I tried this mask first and despite the name of the mask, I was very surprised by how creamy the sheet mask actually was. This mask is super moisturising and works very well at assisting those with dry or dull skin. This also had a nice milky, shea butter type of scent.

Ingredients: Water/Eau, Propanediol, PEG/PPG-17/6 Copolymer,  Penthenol, Betaine, Butylene Glycol, PEG-40 Hydrogenated castor oil, Acrylates/C10-30 alkyl acryltae crosspolumer, Glycerin, Potassium hydroxide.Dipotassium glycrrhizate, Allantoin, Sambucus nigra flower water, Caprylhydroxamic acid, Ethylhexylglycerin, Disodium EDTA, 1,2-hexanddiol, Phaseolus radiatus seed extract, Sodium hyaluronate, Phenoxyeethanol, Beta-glucan, Citric acid, Potassium sorbate, Sodium benzoate, Betula platyphylla japonica bark extract, Rumex crispus root extract,  Parfum/Fragrance

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Brightening

“The dense microfiber rich in cream adheres closely to the skin, providing soothing comfort. Improves dull complexion with a brightening cream containing black pearl and argan oil”

I must say, I did not enjoy using this sheet mask as much as the previous one. I found this sheet mask to be just as hydrating and creamy as the previous one, however, this mask had a more unappealing scent which I was not a fan of.

Not to say that this mask is bad, I’m just very sensitive to scents and I am quite picky when it comes to fragrances.

Ingredients: Water/Eau, Propenidiol, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, PEG/PPG-17/6 Copolymer, Niacinamide, Cyclopentasiloxane, Panthenol, Tri-C14-15 Alkyl Citrate, C14-22 Alcohols, Glycerin, Betaine, Caprylic/Capric Glycerides, Hydrogenated Lecithin. Cyclohexasiloxane, PEG-32, Canola Oil, C12-20 Alkyl Glucoside,  Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil. Propylene Glycol, Hydrogenated Phosphatidylcholine, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Dimethiconol, Caprylhydroxamic Acid. Potassium Hydroxide. Glyceryl Polymethacrylate. Disodium EDTA, Sodium Polyacrylate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Hydrolised Pearl. Citrus Paradisi (Grapefruit) Fruit Extract, Phenoxyethanol. Potassium Sorbateeethylhexylglycerin, Sorbic Acid, Parfum/Fragrance

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This sheet mask is VERY creamy as the name suggests. It does an amazing job at moisturising and soothing dull and dry skin. This mask also fits well on my face which is always a plus for me as most masks I have tried are quite large for me.

 

So overall, I really liked using this mask due to the abundance of cream. It made my skin feel very soft and smooth and I would definitely consider repurchasing this.

Pros:

  • Very moisturising
  • Nice scent
  • Perfect for those who have dry skin

 

Cons:

  • Pricey

 

Overall rating: 4/5