It was one of those days at Ulta where you go in for one thing and come out with four. I didn’t even get the thing I went in for. But I did grab 3 sheet masks.
Every time the seasons change, my skin freaks out. When I’m outside, it’s oily. After I’m back in the A/C – it’s dry. So I decided (while staring at the face mask shelf) I need to figure something out. I’ve only ever used 1 mask before and I loved it! It was the Karuna Hydrating + Face Mask (left) from a Fab Fit Fun box, however it costs $8 for one sheet! So I grabbed three different brands, all at $4 or less and decided to give them a shot and share my experience!
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Mask 1: TonyMoly, I’m Real:
Pearl Sheet Mask Luminating
Rated 4 Stars on Ulta.com.
What drew me to this sheet mask was that it contains a pearl ingredient that it says will “make skin look clear and glowing”. I also liked the packaging (I’m a designer, so I always shop-by-package). Finally, the price point was great, in my opinion – reg. price $3.75 and it was on “sale” for $3.12.
Initial Thoughts: The mask feels pretty greasy…
The Verdict: When I took this off, my skin felt really greasy. Also, compared to the Karuna, my face doesn’t feel as hydrated. The mask itself dried up before the recommended time was up, and my cheeks stung a bit (they’re pretty sensitive!). Not gonna try this one again. I’ll stick to pearl jewelry.
Mask 2: Pacifica Energized Glow
Turmeric Spice Facial Mask
Rated 4 Stars on Ulta.com
This mask caught my attention because the packaging is colorful, and it has turmeric! As you can tell, I’m drawn to those more interesting ingredients (pearl, turmeric). The price was $4.
Initial Thoughts: The mask has cute heart eye cutouts, and I like the smell! But maybe I have a big head because the sides don’t cover my entire face, but the forehead is too long, and the mouth cutout is too low… also, rip the eye cutouts so they aren’t near your eyes, because the turmeric kinda burns.
The Verdict: This one didn’t dry up! It even had serum leftover at the end to rub on the areas the mask didn’t cover. And my face feel very hydrated!
Mask 3: Smart Skincare Solutions
Skin Energizing Bubbling Sheet Mask | Revitalizing Oxygen
Rated 3 Stars on Ulta.com
I was intrigued by the word “bubbling”. I half expected a pop-rocks situation, and the girl at the checkout had great things to say about it. The price was $3.
Initial Thoughts: Trying to unfold this mask was almost impossible! It was sort of slimy and hard to work with. Once it was on, it was really refreshing though. It’s not greasy feeling, and it’s not burning my eyes, so this is potentially my favorite of the three!
The Verdict: I didn’t get that tingling feeling… But this was the only mask that had additional instructions for the end: splash face with warm water after you remove the mask. Followup with moisturizer. – Really, that sealed the deal for me! The rinse and moisturizer really helps. Unlike the other two masks, my face doesn’t feel oily, or tight. It didn’t burn at all, and my skin feels great! I highly recommend this one.
Just a note about my skin, so you can understand my verdicts a little better: my T-Zone is typically oily, my cheeks are dry and sensitive, and most of my breakouts occur on my forehead and jaw line!
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