Sunday, August 14, 2016

BEST OF: Sheet Face Masks (Sunday's Best)

Sheet face masks are a great alternative to regular wash-off face masks.  They make masking quick and effortless, as it is as easy as taking a sheet out of a pouch and placing it on your face.  They're awesome for on-the-go, and they're super easy to throw in a suitcase or carry on!  I'm totally guilty of being lazy with my skincare routine, so I was excited to try out some sheet masks and share my favorites!

Hydrating Masks

$12, Sephora
Karuna Hydrating+ Mask is a restorative moisturizing mask perfect for those with dry, sensitive and even oily skin, as it is oil-free.  (Oily skin needs hydration too!)  I have to admit, I was a bit skeptical trying this as I have very oily skin, but it just left my skin super hydrated and glowy.  (And who's not all about that fresh and glowy look this season?!)

$4, HB Beauty Bar
The Crème Shop Drink Up, Skin! Animated Animal Face Mask takes a fun and playful approach to masking, with a sheet mask that transforms your face into a penguin.  Fun and games put aside, the mask was really one of the best hydrating masks I've tried thus far, and keep an eye out for it at outlet  shops as I scored 3 of these for CAD$5.99 at Winners!

Brightening/Clarifying Masks

$9, Sephora
Tony Moly "I'm Real" Rice Face Mask Sheet (Clear Skin) works its magic to brighten your skin in as little as 20 minutes!  This mask is great for all skin types, and left my skin looking radiant and clear for the entire day.  With use, I also noticed my redness was diminished, making this a great option for those with dark spots or other blemishes as well.

$11, Mecca

Karuna Clarifying+ Mask delivers a tingling feeling upon application, but made my pores disappear, got rid of my redness, and left my skin feeling soft, supple, and conditioned.  The appearance of breakouts on my face was also reduced.

Pore Minimizing Masks

$10, Sephora
Boscia Charcoal Pore-Minimizing Hydrogel Mask feels cool and refreshing at application, and is enriched with bamboo charcoal to help draw out blackheads and cleanse pores of dirt and toxins.  Using this mask helped me to eliminate almost all of my blackheads!

$6, Ulta
7 Wonders Himalayan Camellia Pore Minimizing Mask has a great fit and clings to the skin, which is really important in a sheet mask.  (You don't want it falling off!)  Upon initial application, the gel (infused with serum-rich Himalayan camellia) feels really soothing on the face, and I would recommend refrigerating it beforehand for an even more soothing feeling.  After use, I noticed that my pores were significantly smaller, and that my skin had an overall cleaner look, exactly as the packaging had promised!

$7.50, Birchbox
Dr. Jart+ Pore Minimalist Mask uses beauty-fave charcoal to purify pores and cleanse oily skin.  I reaped many benefits from using this mask, including: tightened skin, smaller appearance of pores, and reduced redness of blemishes.  It left my skin looking radiant and soft, and feeling smooth!

$7.50, Birchbox
Dr. Jart+ Blackhead Master Patch is a two-step mask, with extraction and moisturizing steps.  I added this in as a bonus because while it is technically a sheet mask, it really only covers your nose and surrounding area.  I found the extraction sheet to be slightly uncomfortable, however; nowhere near the discomfort of actual extractions!  The moisturizing sheet which followed soothed any discomfort I had as well.  The final results were great, all of the blackheads on the area the sheets were applied were gone.

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