My thoughts: Hanskin face mask2:55 PM
I signed back up for Sample Society a couple of months ago and received my April 2013 box a week or so. One of the items sent in the April 2013 box was a Hanskin Hydro Sheet Mask. I was excited to try this as I've been using sheet masks for a few months now and have really enjoyed the other brand I've been using. I thought the Hanskin would be similar and I was wrong.
Hankskin is a Korean brand which I've never heard of until seeing it in my BeautyBar's Sample Society box. I am familiar with sheet masks as I've been using ones from Beauty Treats / 2nd Love Cosmetics since January.
Hanskin did not have a cooling effect on my skin like the Beauty Treats mask and it just didn't feel wet enough to my skin. There was no immediate sensation of cooling and even after I removed the mask there was no sensation of cool skin. My skin felt the same as before the mask only slightly moist from the small amount of liquid that my skin absorbed from the sheet.
When I applied the mask to my face I couldn't get it it to lay flat. The more I attempted to smooth it out the more quickly the mask dried out. As the mask dried out it began to lift off my face. I didn't get a chance to wear it for 15 to 20 minutes since after 10 minutes the mask was dry enough that it was falling off my face. One thing is for sure, my skin didn't feel hydrated, nourished or conditioned just a bit wet.
I don't know if maybe I just got a bad mask from Sample Society or if that's how it comes, all I do know is that $18 for 5 of these masks ($3.60 each) it's going to be a pass for me on re-purchasing the Hanskin Hydro Sheet Masks. If I ever got another sample to try I'd give it another shot but for now I'll stick with Beauty Treats which I love because it's wet, cools my skin off nicely and doesn't lift off my face the way the Hanskin did.
Info from BeautyBar.com:
This unique sheet mask set from South Korea includes multiple hydrating ingredients such as seaweed extract, hyaluronic acid and deep ocean water. These masks supply intensive moisture without sticky feel. This refreshing mask leaves skin feeling hydrated, nourished and conditioned. Skin looks smoother, feels soft and supple to touch. Ideal for all skin types.
Directions: Leave mask on for 15-20 minutes, remove and discard. Pat and massage residual essence into skin for further absorption.
- Sea water
- Hyaluronic Acid
- Brown Algae
- Agar agar