The Mask

When I have the time, I like to do these once-a-week “Spa” Days at home where I’ll do some hair and face treatments from the comfort of my own bathroom. Out come the scrubs, deep conditioners, and pore cleansing strips. To add some flavor to the routine, I became  interested in trying out a  face mask from The Face Shop to see if they actually make a difference. This is the result:

Either I look like a luchador or a wannabe Bloody Face from American Horror Story

Apart from looking stupid for the duration of the treatment, did I notice any beautifying effects?… Um, yes and no. Yes in that there is moisture—too much moisture—literally dripping from the mask. Since the blogs I read beforehand didn’t go into detail on the ‘how-to’s of using these types of face masks, I was a little clueless coming in. The mask sheet was practically submerged in liquid from the packaging. I had to keep it on my face for a good 15 minutes. As much as possible, I didn’t try to wring out the liquid to get a soak. However, that caused the formula to drip down my neck or onto my scalp. Suffice it to say, it was a weird sensation.

No, because it feels all too temporary. Why should I bother with a soaked mask sheet that comes off in a little bit when I could just spring for a cream-type sleeping mask that comes on like any old moisturizer? No mess and no need to time.

All in all, I think it is but a novelty. If you receive it for free with your PHP 500 and above purchase from a Korean makeup brand, then that’s well and good. As for going out and buying it on purpose (even though it costs as little as PHP 50), I’d think twice.


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