My thoughts: Hanskin face mask

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

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
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
  • Gulfweed
  • Agar agar
  • Squalene


  1. I received the same mask with similar results. I wasn't impressed at all. Couldn't tell any difference in my skin afterwards. Mine was very wet and didn't fit the contours of my face.


Note: Only a member of this blog may post a comment.

Copyright and Fair Use Disclaimer

Information shared on the website (e.g. blog) is written by me based on public information and/or my opinion. Photos taken by me may not be used for commercial purpose but may be used by not-for-profit entities and individuals under the Fair Use clause in the Copyright Act of 1976. If information and/or photos obtained from this website and used elsewhere please provide a link back to this site as the citation.
Photos not taken by me and other information are used under the "Copyright Disclaimer Under Section 107 of the Copyright Act 1976, allowance is made for "fair use" for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, and research. Fair use is a use permitted by copyright statute that might otherwise be infringing. Non-profit, educational or personal use tips the balance in favor of fair use." All rights reserved to the respective owners.
False copyright claims filed against my website and/or social media channels is not only perjury and is illegal but also punishable by law.


Join Swagbucks!