Sunday, December 18, 2016

Skin18 Masks Galore: Part 1 - Cracare: Snail Repairing Mask, Luke: Hyaluron Essence Mask and Purederm: Grape Yogurt Pack Reviews

 ♫ It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas, everywhere you go 

Ain't that the truth? Snow everywhere! Also, exactly 7 days left until Christmas! Is everyone done all of their shopping? I still have a few things to pick up. I'll be spending this Friday mass wrapping all the gifts I bought. I should... I have enough wrapping paper? Maybe I should buy another roll just in case.

I'm back with another review set courtesy of Skin18.

If you haven't read my 2 part review of the previous masks I received, check them out below:
Part 1
Part 2

Just in case you're not familiar with Skin18, taken from their website:
Our mission here is to bring you products that will make you look forever 18[...] our guarantee is the ensure all products placed in our website is good for your skin
 I've split the posts into 2 parts again and reviewing 3 masks per post.

Today's part 1 masks: Cracare: Snail Repairing Mask 3 step, Luke: Hyaluron Essence Mask and Purederm: Grape Yogurt Pack

Cracare Snail Repairing 3 Steps Mask

Taken from Skin18:
Snail Repairing Mask is highly effective in skin-lightening and firming by helping the skin moisturize deeply [...] 3 step facial care penetrate deeply into the skin. It helps your complexion remain crystal clear, fresh, smooth, revitalized and moisturized.
I'm all about snail masks and products. I find them very moisturizing (great during the winter!) and who doesn't like anti-wrinkle properties?

Step 1 - Anti-Aging Active Ampoule 1.5ml
The ampoule looked and felt like hair conditioner. I did NOT like the scent. It was the typical mature scent that I actually find a lot of anti-aging products smell like. Not only was the scent mature, but it was very pungent. Since the scent was so strong, it stuck around for a whil There was enough for my face and neck. There was a little extra that I applied onto my legs. They need love too!

The ampoule was fine my skin absorbed it easily, just the scent was a put off for me.

Step 2 - Anti-Aging Essence Mask 22ml
The mask was soaked in essence with some left over in the package. The material was fairly thick. While I found the fit of it not too bad, it wasn't perfect. There were slits on the bottom of the mask to help make a better fit, but they were too small and didn't really do anything. The eye and mouth holes were a little small and wide as well.

Now, the scent was actually different from both the ampoule and night cream. Smelled kind of like hand wipes. Anyone try the KFC hand wipes they give out? Just like those.

I usually leave masks on for at least 30-40 minutes. I removed this after 30 min of wear. My skin felt pretty moisturized and my favourite, it didn't leave my face feeling tacky. That's basically one of the most important qualities I look for in a mask. If it doesn't leave my face feeling tacky, I like it.

Step 3 - Anti-Aging Night Cream 2ml
The night cream was alright. I couldn't really enjoy the product because the scent was also very overwhelming. The same mature scent I mentioned like the ampoule. There was more than enough for at least 2 applications in the packet.

Overall Thoughts
I definitely think the 3 step mask set is convenient and great for travelling. But the killer for me was the mature scent. If it wasn't so strong, I may have enjoyed the mask more.

But I will not use this again as the scent was too pungent. While there was nothing wrong with the snail care set, I couldn't properly enjoy it as the scent was too much for me.

Skin18 currently has the mask on sale for $2.90 USD

Mirum Fresh Fruit Green Tea Real Natural Mask Pack
I was sent another Fresh Fruit Green Tea Mask which I had reviewed previous here

Luke Hyaluron Essence Mask

Taken from Skin18:
This water-soluble essence mask sheet pack is designed to deeply moisturize and condition the skin using concentrated natural plant extracts that help the skin absorb nutrients. [...] helps soften the skin and is excellent in helping to heighten your skins moisture holding capacity [...] natural moisturizers increase and maintain facial elasticity and remove impurities
I don't know why I never bothered to use Hyaluronic Acid masks. They actually really great. But I was a little apprehensive using this one from Luke. I've received a few their products to try and so far I haven't liked anything from them.

Right off the bat, the mask was soaked in essence. The mask felt very thick  and luxurious. I found the fit to not be great. It was really wide with a lot of excess hanging off the sides of my face. Even the eye holes were too wide. I say that a lot, but when the eye holes are wide, they end up being too small in other aspects. My eyes were basically half closed because of how the eye holes were shaped. Not very comfortable.

Most importantly, there was basically no scent I could detect.

The mask felt really soothing on my skin. I left it on for about 30 minutes. Upon removal, there was a ton of essence left on my skin waiting to be absorbed. While it dried/absorbed it didn't leave my skin feeling tacky, which I liked. I always mask at night about 30 min to an hour before bed. I hate masks that leave my face feeling sticky. I can't sleep on my side or anything because my face ends up sticking to my pillow!

Overall Thoughts
I quite enjoyed this mask. My skin felt hydrated after and the morning after my skin looked brighter as well. While it isn't the best hyaluronic mask I've tried, it's still pretty good. I would definitely use this again.

Skin18 has this on sale for $1.65 USD

Purederm Grape Yogurt Pack (Wash-off)

Taken from Skin18:
Wash-off type mask which contains different natural ingredient extracts [...] Yogurt ingredient has a strong function for anti-aging such as to reduce fine lines and avoid wrinkles formation. Yogurt also contacts lactic acid which can dissolve dead skin and tighten pores at the same time.
First off, the scent of this mask is AMAZEBALLS! It's one of the few instances that I wish the scent lasted longer. It smelled just like the grape Japanese gumballs I used to have when I was a kid.

Credit: Serious Eats
Raise your hand if you used to have these too!

Skin18 claims there is enough for at least 2 uses in this. But can probably use this 3 times if only a thin layer is applied.

The mask was very milky and very similar to lotion. It also had mini purple beads (I'm assuming grape extracts) that once massaged into the skin disappeared. Honestly, if I didn't know it was a wash off, I probably would have just kept it on. It's exactly like a lotion.

 I left it on as instructed for 10-15 minutes or at least until the product dried up. Basically I just sniffed the packet the entire time. Since there was enough for one more use, I would recommend decanting it into some small container rather than keeping it in the packet as it would easily dry up otherwise.

But while on my face as the product dried, it didn't leave my skin feeling dry or irritated. My skin felt fairly moisturized with the mask on.

Rinsing off was a little difficult because I realized that once it dried, it left a film over my face. I really needed to massage/rub my face in order to properly rinse the product off.

Right off the bat, my skin felt very smooth. My pores looked the same but I definitely noticed a difference in the smoothness of my skin.

Overall Thoughts
I really liked this mask. My skin felt a lot smoother and it smells amazing.

I've read reviews that those who used this mask during the Summer and have oily skin, found it too thick and heavy. Looks like I tested this product out at the right time. My skin is combination oily so in the Winter, it's actually pretty dry. I would definitely use this mask again. I'm actually quite curious about the other wash off masks.

Skin18 is selling this for $0.95 USD.

Part 2 of my Skin18 reviewers pack will be coming up soon. I'll be reviewing the last 3 products in the picture below.

Have you used any of the masks I reviewed? What are your thoughts on them?

Disclaimer: I received these products complimentary from in return for my honest opinion. My opinion is my own and no way influenced.

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