Saturday, July 2, 2016

June 2016 Month in Masks & Mask Empties

Masking is a huge part (and probably my favorite part) of my skincare routine! I try and use them as often as possible as I find they really help moisturize and improve my skin! 

This post is a review of all the masks I use each month and mini reviews on all of them - I also consider the Month of Masks my Mask Empties post, because I do not feature my sheet masks in my monthly empties post! You can check out my past Month of Masks here

Here is a look at the masks I used this month:
Soo AE Propolis Collagen Essence Mask
June 1
Soo Ae "Propolis" Collagen Essence Mask ~ $3.00 (5 for $15). Using the highest grade of Tencel sheets infused with hydrolyzed collagen, Sooae's Nature Collagen Essence Propolis Sheet Masks are great to use for all skin types, and even for sensitive skin. Propolis, also known as honey extract, provides lifting and radiance to your complexion with anti-inflammatory benefits. Improve skin elasticity and radiance with Honey Extract, an effective ingredient that fights the harmful effects of environmental stressors that lead to sagging and loss of resilience.

I featured this on the a Mask Wednesday post - you can see the full review here! This has a faint scent of fresh laundry and thought it fit really well. This mask was a thicker style and the essence lasted 40 minutes. My skin felt really good after using this. 
Repurchase: Likely! 

June 2
Biorepublic Cucumber Breeze Soothing Sheet Mask ~ $4.99. An ultra-soothing facial mask infused with natural cucumber extract, plant collagen, and vitamin e that soothes stressed skin and improves complexion, tightens pores and reduces appearance of fine lines.

The fit of the mask is not great - you can see! It is quite big on me! It did make my skin feel really good, and lasted quite a while.
Repurchase: Probably not with that fit... 

June 4
Mask of Magnaminty ~ 125g for $13.95 (there is a bigger size 315g for $25.95). Mask of Magnaminty isn’t technically a daily ‘facial wash’; it’s actually a deep cleansing face and back mask. China clay and fresh peppermint reach deep down to pull the debris from your pores, giving you that delightful tingly-clean sensation. We add loads of aduki beans to exfoliate flaky or dry skin, vanilla absolute to calm redness and honey to soothe. Our inventors created Mask of Magnaminty to be the ‘ultimate face mask’, intense but not harsh or abrasive on the skin. We recommend using Mask of Magnaminty weekly to keep the skin in good condition.

I completed a full review of this mask on a Skincare Sunday post months ago - you can view my complete review here. This is not one of the fresh mask, so it will last you much longer! This is a rinse off mask and you leave it on for 10 minutes and rinse off. This smells so great and is very cooling and refreshing on the skin! It is a little difficult to rinse off but works well! 
Repurchase: Yes 

thefaceshop mascream mask sheet
June 5, 2016
TheFaceShop Intense Moisture Mascream Sheet Mask ~ $5.00. First mask sheet with cream that feels like applying a whole jar of cream. The dense microfiber rich in cream adheres closely to the skin, providing soothing comfort. Delivers rich moisture to dry and flaky skin with a cream containing hyaluronic acid and elderflower.

This mask is a thicker style mask and comes soaked in a lotion-y essence (with some extra in the package to apply first!) This lasted for about 20 minutes and my skin felt so moisturized after using this mask! Because these are $5 a piece, I will save them for when I'm in serious need of moisture! 
Repurchase: Yes 

Ekel Super Aqua Natural Essence Mask
June 7 
Ekel Super Aqua Natural Essence Mask ~ $ ??. The product provides enough moisture and nutrition to skin exposed by stimulation from outside, and its active component forms protective coat and helps moisture not evaporate to moisturize your skin. The moisturizer and softener make your skin healthy, energetic, and clean with enough moisture and nutrition. 

I like the 3D fit of this mask and how it had a little pocket for my chin and covered my face well. It had a good amount of essence and lasted about 20 minutes. It was a good mask, just not amazing. 
Repurchase: No

juara turmeric antioxidant radiance mask & cosrx applezone power patch
June 8
Juara Skincare Turmeric Antioxidant Radiance Facial Mask ~ sample size 0.34 oz for $4.19 (full size is 3 oz for $37). A must for radiant skin, JUARA’s Turmeric Antioxidant Radiance Mask utilizes the proven power of Indonesian turmeric. This powerful mask detoxifies, brightens and strengthens stressed, tired, dull-looking skin in one single application. Turmeric extract works to brighten and even out skin tone while providing antioxidant protection, kaolin clay purifies skin and refines pores and a touch of candlenut oil is added to soften and nurture skin. This unique mask is a great instant pick me up!

I really like this mask - it makes my skin look and feel amazing!! I have done a full review of this mask before - you can check it out here. It is a wash off style mask so you apply and layer and let it sit for a while - this one warms the skin and feels a little tingly (but not in a bad way) and you rinse it off. You can use it as an overnight mask. Either way, my skin always looks nice and bright after using this mask! 
Repurchase: Yes! 

June 10 (not pictured)
THEFACESHOP Real Nature Rice Mask ~ $2.00. The Rice Real Nature Face Mask offers you a dazzling, even complexion. Known for its brightening properties, rice extract helps reduce the appearance of age spots and illuminates the skin.

I pretty much feature this mask once every month or two - it is easily my go-to mask for brighter, more radiant skin! It delivers quick results and always makes my skin look and feel great. One of my all time favs! 
Repurchase: Yes! 

June 12
Cosrx Applezone Power Patch ~ set of 4 for $13. What is the apple zone? It is the T-shaped area on the face from the highest point of the cheekbone, the skin skin just beneath the eyes and just before the jawline. It's an area that is easily dehydrated and often most exposed to irritants like UV rays and pollutants, resulting in acne and accelerated signs of aging. The Applezone Power Patch is a patch-type mask that targets these troubled, vulnerable areas to help rejuvinate and hydrate the skin. 

So these are basically under the eye gel masks, but come in a big T shape so they go quite a ways down your face - it actually looks really bizarre. These masks adhere to the skin well and last a good length of time, but I was not a fan of the shape. 
Repurchase: No

Soak It Canada Hibiscus Coconut Clay Mask Review
June 12
Soak It Canada Hibiscus Coconut Clay Mask ~ sample. A kaolin clay mask containing fragrant hibiscus flower powder, rosehips powder, orange peel powder, and silky coconut milk powder. 

This mask has a few steps to apply and I featured a full review and how-to on a Skincare Sunday post here if you like to see the whole review! This is a mixture you add to some water, apply on the face, let dry and rinse off - this particular mask was very gentle and smelled good! It made my skin feel cleaner and worked well.
Repurchase: After I try the other few samples I have... 

SNP Bird's Nest Aqua Ampoule Mask Review
June 15 
SNP Bird's Nest Aqua Ampoule Mask ~ $3. This highly concentrated sheet mask is made from edible Sea Bird's (Swiftlet) Nest Extract to provide moisture, soothing, skin flexibility, and skin vitality benefits.Very nourishing and hydrating, this is a great sheet mask for anyone looking for moisturizing and anti-aging benefits.

I featured this mask on my Mask Wednesday post - you can see the full review here! I know Bird's Nest freaks some people out, but I'm up to try pretty much anything on my skin. This mask fit quite well and had the perfect amount of essence - it actually lasted over 45 minutes and there was still plenty of essence to be patted in to my skin! My skin felt so soft and moisturized after using this! So good!
Repurchase: Yes 

June 16 
Dragon's Blood Fix Plumping Mask ~ $14.95. An intensely hydrating gel mask combining multiple skin perfecting complexes to plump the look of wrinkles and refine the skin's appearance for a brighter, more youthful looking complexion.

This mask can be used as a rinse off mask or as a night mask as well - I love when I can use my masks as dual purposes! This has a nice cooling effect on the skin and was a really nice light gel. It didn't dry or harden on the skin making it easy to rinse off! I really liked this (but it does have a bit of a strong scent to it - I happen to like the scent, but some people may not). I also did a whole review of the Nip + Fab Dragon's Blood line on my skincare sunday post - you can view the whole review here if you are interested! 
Repurchase: I will keep trying it out before I decide! 

June 18
Balea Anti-aging Facial Sheet Mask ~ 3 for $5.00. Caviar and pearl powder. Reduces the appearance of aging. 

I think I received this in a swap - they are easy to find, affordable masks at Shopper's Drug Mart. I could not wear this mask for longer than a couple of minutes - it had such a strong perfume smell (not good at all), that I could not stand it - and I'm usually pretty scent tolerant. Couldn't tell you if it worked or not because it did not get worn long enough to see any results!
Repurchase: No

June 19
Dragon's Blood Fix Plumping Mask ~ $14.95. An intensely hydrating gel mask combining multiple skin perfecting complexes to plump the look of wrinkles and refine the skin's appearance for a brighter, more youthful looking complexion.

Repeat - I like this mask! 

the faceshop real nature mung bean mask and lush bb seaweed fresh face mask
June 20
THEFACESHOP Real Nature Mung Bean Face Mask ~ $2.00. The Mungo Bean Real Nature Face Mask leaves skin clear and radiant. In just a couple of minutes, it helps eliminate impurities that clog your pores, to leave your skin dazzling.

This mask had almost a whole handful of extra essence in the package that I applied first so this lasted quite a while - the fit was a little big for me, but this made my skin feel really good! 
Repurchase: Yes

June 21 
Lush BB Seaweed Fresh Face Mask ~ $7.95. Created especially to care for sensitive skin, BB Seaweed is a best-seller for its soothing, smoothing effects. No surprises here, it’s packed with none other than the ocean greenery itself! Seven pounds of it in each batch, in fact. This locally-harvested, nutrient-rich seaweed nourishes the skin, while finely ground almonds ever-so-gently exfoliate leaving skin perfectly smooth. We use a generous helpings of aloe vera gel and rose absolute to calm and soothe sensitive spots, and a gorgeous combination of honey and olive oil to moisturize. You look beautiful, BB!

I love the Lush Fresh Face mask line - I featured this on a Skincare Sunday post and you can see the full post here if you like! I love the texture of this mask - it was nice and light and smooth, almost whipped and wore well on the skin. Like most of the Lush masks, it can be a little hard to rinse off so make sure you use a cloth! This was very calming on the skin, and I could see the improvements to my skin after using this! 
Repurchase: Yes

Medicos-V Snow White Hydrating Essential Mask Review
June 22
Medicos-V Snow White Hydrating Essential Mask ~ $21.90 CAN for 10. Medicos-v manufacture skin friendly products with naturally derived ingredients. From simple daily care to special, we develop our products to meet customer's needs. Continuous usages of "Medicos-v" will moisturizes the skin by supplying moisture and nutrition, as well as maintain a healthy skin by relieving skin.

This mask had a little extra essence that I applies to the skin before wearing it and it lasted for over 45 minutes! It fit okay, it was a little big but kind of smoothed over and tucked away most of it. I thought it worked pretty well and made my skin look good! I also featured this on a Mask Wednesday, if you are interested in seeing the full review, you can go here
Repurchase: Likely...

lush fresh face mask bb seaweed
June 25
Lush BB Seaweed Fresh Face Mask ~ $7.95. Created especially to care for sensitive skin, BB Seaweed is a best-seller for its soothing, smoothing effects. No surprises here, it’s packed with none other than the ocean greenery itself! Seven pounds of it in each batch, in fact. This locally-harvested, nutrient-rich seaweed nourishes the skin, while finely ground almonds ever-so-gently exfoliate leaving skin perfectly smooth. We use a generous helpings of aloe vera gel and rose absolute to calm and soothe sensitive spots, and a gorgeous combination of honey and olive oil to moisturize. You look beautiful, BB!

Repeat.... 

avene eau thermale soothing moisture mask thefaceshop character mask monkey
June 27 
Avene Eau Thermale Soothing Moisture Mask ~ sample (full size is $27.91). Normal to sensitive skin. Tired, dull, lack luster skin Reactive skin (Redness, tightness, sunburn). Benefits: Rich, creamy, non-setting mask soothes over stressed skin. Replenishes moisture to dehydrated skin and helps restore skin's barrier. Deeply penetrates skin to restore suppleness as it minimizes redness.

I'm actually surprised how many uses I got out of this little sample - this is a rinse of moisture mask that helps with redness. This has been okay, but nothing standout on my skin.
Repurchase: Probably not. 

June 29
The Face Shop Character Mask - Monkey "Soothing" ~ $4.00. This moisturizing soothing character mask moisturizes and soothes the irritated skin with apple extract rich in moisture and vitamins. Dermatologist Tested & Formula without 6 additives (Sulfate, Talc, Mineral oil, Quarternium, Polyacrylamide, Paraffin)

How fun are these character masks?! I always think they are hilarious! I featured this monkey mask on a Mask Wednesday post - you can see my full review here! I thought overall the mask fit well and had a good amount of essence. It had a light apple scent and lasted about half an hour - it did sooth my skin and I really liked it!
Repurchase: Probably! 

Altogether in June, I used 19 masks - I liked most of the masks I used this month and thought there was a good variety of masks! 


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