Battle of the Japanese Sheet Masks.

Check out this skincare haul! I was very lucky to have a friend come back from Japan and be kind enough to pick me up a few things. The only thing I specified was the lotion (love it, review later), and I told her to surprise me with sheet masks! Surprise me she did! I’d never heard of any of the sheet mask brands so I was super eager to try them out.

I say battle to make it sound more dramatic, there’s no real battle here! I’m a sheet mask junkie, I do one at least once a week, either a prepackaged one or a diy one using plain sheet masks I buy from Muji. I have two mask sets and one on its own that I’m saving for a special occasion. This post will review the two sets, as I’ve used them a few times.

Lululun Pink (Moist)

I was super excited to try these first, because they have probably the most adorable packaging I’ve ever seen in any sheet mask. Seriously. Look at it!

Ingredients

  • Hyaluronic acid: High-quality moisturizing.
  • EGF: Promotes turnover of skin cells.
  • Arupuchin: Suppresses melanin production to promote glowing, bright skin.
  • Papain: Disassemble the sebum,remove blackheads and corneum.
  • Soybean extract: Gently soothe troubled skin.
  • Polyglutamic acid: Nine times more moisturising than hyaluronic acid.
  • Lecithin: Support the penetration of the above ingredients.

Source: eyecandys

Unlike other masks that are considered treats in your routine, these masks are supposed to be one a day for short periods of time. I assume they would replace the toner in your routine.

I was worried that once I opened it up, it would be impossible to reseal well, and they would dry out before I got to the end of the week. Turns out I worried for no reason! The seal is surprisingly sturdy, I’ve had mine for a month and the moisture is still going strong. Getting the masks out was also really easy, they’re all stuck together, which raises a few questions about how sanitary this all is, but if you’re buying them to use up in a week then I assume it’s okay. I use pair of tweezers to gently separate the masks.

Application is super easy but you have to be careful as these masks are really thin, and they are a pretty good fit for my wide face! They are also just as moisturising as any other mask. I keep mine on for a little longer than the recommended 10-15 minutes and the serum doesn’t dry out, which is nice. If I had access to more, I think I’d use these masks way more often. Right now, I’ve used it three times and each time my skin has been so soft and moisturised.

Score: C

Kracie Hadabisei Hyaluronic Acid 3D Facial Mask

This mask intrigued me because I had never heard of the brand before, and I couldn’t find many reviews. The company actually has an English language page where they talk about their product line up.

Ingredient Information

  • Generous 30 ml of serum.
  • Formulated with Hyaluronic Acid to achieve dewy, supple, velvety soft skin.
  • Formulated with Keratin Softening Agent (Lemon extract)

Some distributors list Royal Jelly as an ingredient, but I can’t read Japanese so I don’t know how accurate that is!

The packaging isn’t as cute as the other one, but what it lacks in cute it makes up for in moisture. Holy woah. 30 ml of serum is a lot. I kept it on for half an hour and my skin was just so utterly drenched, yet the mask felt just as moisturised as when I took it out of the pack. The mask material itself is very thick, it is actually has a join down the middle and extra flaps for your neck (hence the 3D name). This ensures it has a better fit.

Seriously, this mask is so amazing. I actually reused the mask the next day and if I was feeling particularly bold could have easily stretched the one mask over three days due to how much serum was actually on the mask. There’s also enough serum left in the pack to fully treat my face and skin. These are now my special super treat mask because of just how deeply moisturising they are. My skin in the morning is simply glowing, I can’t overstate just how very very impressed with them I am!

Score: A+

It’s actually kind of mean of me to compare the two because they aren’t really in the same league. Lululun is more of a everyday necessity, while Hadabisei masks are more of a deep treatment mask. Still, for what they do, they’re excellent. Now, I have to find a way to get to Japan to go shopping, because I cannot find any reputable Japanese retailer in the UK ;___;!

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