Sunday, October 2, 2016

September 2016 Month in Masks & Mask Empties

Masking is a huge part (and probably my favorite part) of my skincare routine! I try to use all types of masks 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:

September 2
Fruits & Passion Hydro Gel Face Mask - Toning ~ $3.00. This refreshing Hydro Gel Face Mask with a vitamin E derivative and cranberry extract contains an essence specially formulated to improve the appearance of your skin. Your skin is hydrated, soothed and refreshed. For all skin types, this non-greasy formula leaves skin wrapped in a velvety-soft finish. No paraben added.

I love hydrogel masks - this mask came in 2 pieces and fit well. It had enough essence that it lasted a long time, but didn't slip around on my face at all. I liked it and it was cooling on my skin.
Repurchase: Probably 

September 3
GLAMGLOW Flashmud Brightening Treatment ~ sample size 0.5 oz for $22.35 (full size is 1.7 oz for $76). A multi-targeted, multi-sensorial quick results brightening treatment for radiant, youthful-looking skin. 

This mask smells soooo good and it is goes on in circular motions and you rinse off after 20 minutes. I loved how this made my skin look at feel! This is from an Ipsy and I featured this quite a while ago on a past Skincare Sunday (see the full post here). 
Repurchase: Maybe - I really like this on my skin, but this is expensive! 

September 4
Banila Co. - It Radiant Lace Hydrogel Eye Patch ~ $8.90. This Hydrogel Lace Eye Patch is enhanced with White Flower Complex and revitalizing active ingredients that help improve your skin condition.

This mask is so pretty - I love the lace detail! This had a good amount of essence and adhered well to my skin. It didn't slip around and laster for about 15 minutes. It was good, but at $9 a piece, it should be amazing! 
Repurchase: No

September 6
Skylake Face Mask - Brightening Care ~ $3.00. This face and neck mask is infused with a high percentage of the Skylake patented oriental herbal extracts from eighteen different herbs to help minimize surface build-up while also providing clean, radiant skin with the added albutin. This mask promotes healthy, hydrated skin without the use of parabens and other artificial additives.

I really like this mask - it lasts quite a while and makes my skin feel really clean and refreshed after using. It does smell quite herbal - like Eastern medicine. It comes in 2 pieces and you apply a chin strap after the mask. Most masks don't pay attention to the neck so I like that this one does. 
I have featured this mask on a past review post here (but the first mask was not as great as the others I have tried!)
Repurchase: Yes 

September 10
3W Clinic Fresh Milk Mask Sheet ~ $1.40 (10 for $14.00). Formulated with Milk Protein Extracts to improve skin's elasticity and provides cleaning & astringent effects to remove grease & oil.
This mask was not good - the fit was blah. It didn't have a whole lot of essence so it didn't last very long on my skin. It didn't really do anything for me.
Repurchase: NO!

September 11
Mediheal N.M.F. Aquaring Ampoule Mask ~ pack of 10 for $19.99. A moisture- boosting ampoule mask for dry skin Features a silky Cellulose sheet made of 100% pure cotton Developed with Natural Moisturizing Factor (N.M.F) system to provide intense hydration Contains Hyaluronic Acid & Ceramide to seal in moisture Loaded with Witch Hazel to shrink pores & control sebum Fills in fine lines while boosting skin vitality Skin appears softer smoother plumper brighter & soothed.

I love that you can find Mediheal at Winners and Superstore now! This is easily one of my favorite mask brands in general! This mask is nice and thin and soaked in essence. It fit really well and last a long time - this was awesome! Made my skin feel so good!!!
Repurchase: YES! 

September 14
L'Herboflore Marine Collagen Resilience Lift Mask ~ $3.00 CAN. Strengthen your skin with a firming sheet mask enriched with marine collagen and elastin! These two main structural proteins of the skin help increase the moisture content and elasticity of the skin, effectively smoothing wrinkles and slowing down the aging process of the skin. Together with deep sea water, MDI complex, and and γ-PGA hydrate, this sheet mask will keep your skin looking youthful and supple!

L'herboflore masks have been on my wish list for a while - this is a Taiwanese brand. Their packaging is beautiful - I love all the designs on their packages! I did review this mask on a Mask Wednesday post; you can view the whole post here! This mask fit so well on my skin and lasted for about 25 minutes. My skin was softer and smoother after using this!
Repurchase: Likely! 

September 16 
The Face Shop Real Nature Face Mask - Rice ~ $2. 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.

The Face Shop Rice Mask is easily my go-to inexpensive sheet mask - I have spoken about this mask probably every Month in Masks post or close to). This always brightens up my face and instantly makes my skin look better! Seriously, best $2 spent! 

Repurchase: YES, with backups!

September 18
Be Fine Cucumber Facial Mask ~ sample size 1 oz for $6.25 (full size is 4 oz for $25). Exactly what the skin craves during the warmer months, our Cucumber Cooling Mask revitalizes, repairs and rejuvenates the complexion. Cucumber Extract removes dead skin cells while soothing and tightening the skin. Pomegranate Extract, which is loaded with antioxidants, helps repair the skin and keeps it looking its youngest. Watermelon Extract reduces the break down of DNA in skin cells while keeping them hydrated.

I got this mask in a past Ipsy bag and I really like this cucumber mask - you apply a thin later to the face and rinse off after 10 minutes. It feels like it should harden on the skin but it doesn't so it is really easy to rinse off! It smells so good and is cooling and refreshing! 
Repurchase: Likely

September 20
Lovemore x Disney Tsum Tsum "Pooh Repairing Art Mask (Limited Edition)" ~ $5.00. Pooh is here to make everyone smile with these new adorable masks by LOVEMORE! This is a limited edition set exclusively sold in Taiwan, so get them while you can. Great for skin recovery and irritated skin to hydrate and repair skin. Balancing and Intensive Repairing. Hydrating. Moisturizing. Soothing.

How cute is this mask?! When I got this mask, I was expecting it to be the same silk mask as the regular Lovemore masks - it is thicker and a little less flexible. This came with a ton of extra essence in the pouch (a whole handful) and my skin felt smooth and soft! 
Repurchase: Maybe... I have a few more to try... 

September 22
Soo Ae Collagen Essence Mask Brightening ~ $20.68 for a set of 5. Using the highest grade of Tencel sheets infused with hydrolyzed collagen, Sooae's Nature Collagen Essence Brightening Sheet Masks are great to use for all skin types, and even for sensitive skin. Fight dull, uneven skin and brighten up your complexion for a natural lustrous radiance.! Formulated with Niacinamide, an ingredient known to help correct hyperpigmentation in the skin, brighten and dramatically improve the skin’s overall complexion and tone.

This mask came in a set of 3 in a past Ipsy bag - it fit huuuuge on me! No matter how much I smoothed it out, I could not get it to fit properly! Anyways, it did work fine and made my skin feel ok.
Repurchase: Not with that fit 

September 23
Lush 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 featured this quite a while ago on a Skincare Sunday post - you see the whole post here! I really loved this mask - it went on and was instantly cooling and felt awesome! My only critique of this mask (and all Lush masks for that matter) is that it is a bit hard to rinse off and takes quite a few rinses to fully rinse the mask off. My skin felt great, but I was using this a fair bit past the expiry date and it was getting hard to use! 
Repurchase: Likely 

September 25
Beauty Clinic Mediheal Snail Aquaring SOS Mask ~ $4.49 CAN. "Dr. Post" Snail Aquaring SOS Mask is a special moisturizing clinic system which intensively manages skin which has been damaged by dry environment containing hydration building ingredients such as Snail Mucus Components. Also it has a synergy ampoule booster which is used specially before applying masks and skin dryness is relieved by using Prunus Mume Fruit Water instead of water.

This is my GO-TO skin healing mask - I featured this on a Skincare Sunday post and you can see the whole post here! This mask is nothing short of amazing - it is a 2 step mask and you apply the first step essence prior to applying the 2nd step mask. It lasts a long time and seriously works amazing to heal, repair and sooth the skin!
Repurchase: YES!!!! 

September 28
Life Brand Brightening Facial Sheet Mask - Omija & Scutellaria Extract ~ $2. Reveal a brighter, more radiant complexion with the specifically formulated Life Brand Brightening Sheet Mask. Omija extract from northern China is high in antioxidants and minerals to help brighten your skin. Scutellaria extract and pea complex improve skin quality and uncover a more luminous complexion. 

These are really common in Shoppers Drug Mart so I grabbed a few to try - this is the first type I have tried. (I also reviewed this on a Mask Wednesday post - you can see it here!) This mask fit decent, but it had a very strong floral scent making it a little hard to wear for too long. 
Repurchase: Likely not, it smelled too strong! 

For September, I only used 14 masks - I like to try and use more than this every month! I will step it up for October! 

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