A Week of Real Nature Sheet Masks - Self-Care Challenge!
I was one of the lucky ones who was chosen for the 5 mask, one week challenge from the Face Shop. The five masks I was sent was: Red Ginseng, Potato, Mung Bean, Kelp and Olive. Use of these masks was remarkably easy. You simply:
Open the foil pack,
Apply the mask directly to your face,
Leave on for 15-20 minutes (I did 20 minutes)
Remove and pat in extra product left on your face
Then finally, rinse and dry your face.
Day 1 (Sunday): Red Ginseng Mask
The first mask I tried was the Red Ginseng. This mask promotes firming. At first I was not too sure of this one. It felt somewhat cold and mushy when first applied. The smell from the mask was odd, vaguely like fresh dirt. However, as it started to warm up on my face, it started feeling better. About 10 minutes into my application I started feeling a little of a tingle (not a burning, this was tingling in a good way). The first thing I noticed after removing the mask and washing was how much more soft my skin felt. For this first mask I would give it a 9 out of 10.
Day 2 (Monday): Olive Mask
My second mask was the Olive Mask. This mask promotes moisturizing. I had a little trouble unfolding in the mask, it seemed a more sticky than yesterday’s mask. It did not have much odor to it. When wearing it, I did not get a whole a lot of difference in the feeling of my skin. The effect did not last long after removal. I was a little disappointed in this one to be honest. I would give this one a 7 out of 10.
Day 3 (Tuesday): Potato Mask
My third mask was a Potato Mask. It promotes soothing. When I opened the foil pack, the first thing I noticed was the very pleasant, slightly floral scent. It went on easily. I absolutely loved this mask. It felt so good on, that I *might* have cheated and left it on an extra 5 minutes! It did as advertised and soothed my skin. After removing it my face felt wonderful. So far this mask is my favorite by far! I give it a 10 out of 10.
Day 4 (Wednesday): Kelp Mask
My fourth mask was a Kelp Mask. It promotes purifying. This mask felt nice right out of the foil packet. It was easy to unfold and apply. It had a very slight, light floral scent. There was a small amount of not unpleasant tingling on my face while it was on. My skin felt very clean after removing the mask. There was also a lot of moisturizing with this mask. I give it a 9 out of 10.
Day 5 (Thursday): Mung Bean Mask
My fifth mask was a Mung Bean Mask. It promotes pore care. Out of all of the masks that I sampled, this mask was the only mask that I had a problem with applying. While it went on good, I had trouble with this mask sliding down on a face. While on, I had to move it back up several time. However, that aside, I liked this mask. It had a slight herbal scent. My skin felt clean and soft after use. I give it a 9 out of 10.
I like most of these masks. My favorite was the Potato Mask based upon its scent and how my skin felt afterward. My least favorite was the Olive Mask, not because of what it did, but rather than it did not seem to do much of anything for my skin. Perhaps on another type of skin it would work.
Bonus Review: Lip Scrub
I also received a sample of a sugar lip scrub by Niu Body. My lips felt very soft and smooth after I used it.