Face Masks: Skincare the Korean Way

eunjoopark17eunjoopark17
Jun. 27, 2020
Yay!!! My favorite! My skin savers! Face masks. Clay, sheet, peel off, sleeping, eye, etc. all masks are great and I highly recommend doing one at least every two days. I do it every other day and maybe a few days in a row if I’m feeling it. Recently, being in quarantine has been leaving me with a lot of time where I am not outside hanging out, so I practiced self care to another level. So, whenever I’m in my room, bored, or watching tv in the family room, I have a mask or a pack on. Sometimes I’m feeling fancy, so I do multiple masks. Of course, this isn’t necessary, it’s just something I like to do for myself. It’s like an at home spa day and it makes me feel 10 times better once I’m done. Let’s talk masks. In the cover picture, you will see one pack, two sheet masks, one mud mask, one sleeping mask, and a lip mask. There aren’t the only ones I use, they are just the ones I’ve been using during quarantine since they are easily accessible at convenience stores like CVS and Walgreens.
I am going to go in order. First, the Super Power Baby 3 Step Ultra Moisture Mask from A by Bom. This is great because it has three in one. Kind of. There are 3 steps: eye serum, soothing cream, and then a hydrating sheet mask to finish it off. The eye serum is made with aloe vera and green tea extract, so it improves your skin elasticity. I like to use the left over eye serum for other parts of my face that need some tcl (tender love + care). This cream contains hyaluronic acid, vitamins, jojoba oil, and shea butter to moisturize and provide vitality for the skin. The mask also has hyaluronic acid, helping to add moisture as well. Additionally, it has ceramides to retain the moisture and apple extract for nutrients~! I find that this mask keeps my skin plump, bright, firm, and energized. Best part, this set was only about $4.50 per pack.
The next mask to the right of it is the Tumeric Face Mask from The Creme Shop. This was about $3 per mask. I really like this because the tumeric corrects any discoloration and calms my skin when its irritated, mostly when I break out. Tumeric is also really good for reducing (bad) oils, reducing dark circles, tightening loose skin, hydrating, and absorb other harmful substances. No wonder it’s considered sacred in some cultures ㅋㅋ 
The cute teal one with the tiger on it is also from The Creme Shop. The Creme Shop has a lot of cute masks, lemme tell you. This has a tiger face character on it and every time I put in on it’s SUPER CUTE!!! It’s the
This mask is infused with Centella Asiatica, Cica, which is a type of Chinese medicine. Known as “tiger grass”, wounded tigers would treat their injuries by rolling around in Cica because of Cica’s healing and regenerative properties which calmed inflammation and irritation. The Cica serum will also help you heal and repair your skin. I would definitely recommend this to anyone with sensitives skin, acne prone skin, and anyone who is having one of those moments where your skin is in a bit of trouble… It’s ok, we all have one of those. I am going through one as I am typing this post. In terms of price, I can’t remember exactly, but I’m pretty sure this was around $3 a mask as well.
The SooAe mud mask at the very end is definitely my favorite mud mask. Only $2.99. Has enough product to use three times if you store it in an plastic baggy and push the air out of it. It’s
As I found all the other masks, this was at CVS (not at Walgreens tho…). This mud mask is has hemp seed oil and green tea to clarify and hydrate skin. I definitely steer away from mud masks because they are heavier and a nuisance to rinse off, but this one is super light and thin. NOT a problem AT ALL! If you use a THIN layer all over, you can use it three times. I should make a video on how great this stuff is. I should also mention that this also has Cica in it for healing, so it’s a really good mask. I would recommend this to all skin types for hydration and a bit of extra cleansing.
Moving onto the sleeping mask, the yellow one, it’s
This is on the more expensive side, which is why this is the only Sulwhasoo product I regularly use and IT WORKS, so it’s worth the money. In the picture, you see the small size which I got at the airport so I could use on the plane ride home. The reason this is shown instead is because I have no more of the big bottle… The big 118ml bottle is about $52, so I use it in small amounts once a week. You should apply a THIN layer of this at the VERY END of your skincare routine. This is one of those less in more kind of product. The scutellaria root, walnut extract, and Angelica Acutiloba provides nourishment and moisture to skin while you sleep. When you wake up, your skin looks super energized, even after you do your morning skincare. It is does have those traditional Korean herbal medicines, so it definitely has an acquired scent, but I am used to it because my grandmother always makes me this very strong scented, strong tasting, not always tasty herbal medicine teas. Now, all that work worked in my favor and is actually helping me, but just a fair warning for people who aren’t my grandmother’s grandchild.
The last one is the
that I have already talked about so I’ll do a super quick rundown. This is super moisturizing, you’ll wake up with not chapped/cracked lips and it’s pink, so of course it’s pretty. It has a peachy-strawberry like scent which is pleasant and the $20 product lasts for a reallly long time. It’s sticky for the first few minutes, but two minutes is worth it in the long run. Think of it as a really long-lasting, effective chapstick.
Alrighty. Now that I’ve finished rambling about masks and raving over literally every company, I will end this post here, I hope you enjoyed. Let me know if you’ve used any of these and what you think, my personal twitter is open now (@EunjooPark17) for questions and comments. I recently got a lot of DMs from you guys, so that’s good news~! Speaking of my twitter, my main (non-personal) twitter just hit 3.5k, so I’m in a really good mood. It’s literally been 4 months since I’ve opened it up. And now I’m off to write my third promised post to you guys~
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