Review: Missha Pearl Mask

pearl mask front

As my reviews have shown, I’ve been more than a little obsessed with all things Missha. Today I’m reviewing one of their masks, the Missha Pure Source Sheet Mask Pearl. 

pearl mask front

pearl mask back

The sheet mask is pretty standard–cotton, soaked in good stuff, and you’re to leave it on for 15-20 minutes (I wore my mask while in the bath.)

Well, my thoughts on this mask were that it did not work for me. I’m not sure if it was the combination of this mask with the Missha Pomegranate mask that I’d tried the day before, but the Pomegranate mask broke me out while I was wearing it. I tried this mask the day after to calm down the irritation, but it didn’t seem to have much effect. It calmed down a few angry bumps that were appearing right after, but the next day I noticed two or three more which lasted for the next few days. It’s been four days, and my skin is still looking uneven from all the spots. They are going away, but my skin tone is still discolored.

So–I am not a fan of both the Missha pearl mask and the pomegranate mask. But funnily enough I used another Missha product to calm down the irritation, very effectively–the Missha Super Aqua Snail Cell Renew Treatment that I just reviewed. The snail treatment immediately soothed my irritated skin–I was quite impressed.

So: I’m not a fan of the pearl and pomegranate masks, which stood in sharp contrast to the Missha Honey mask from the same line. Unlike both the former masks, the honey mask was delightful, both brightening my skin and smelling just like honey.

Lesson learned–I won’t love everything from the same brand, unfortunately. But, onwards and upwards!


Beauteque Mask Haul: Unboxing

masks in bag

My Beauteque Mask Bag haul just came in! It cost $15, free shipping, for ten masks. I’m excited about trying these out, and am glad that the Missha honey mask is in here! Best thing about Beauteque is the fast shipping–they shipped the evening I ordered (and I ordered in the afternoon!) and was here in three days.

masks in bag masks set 1 masks set 2 masks set 3

Review: Missha Honey Mask

Honey Mask Front

I am becoming a real Missha addict–just about everything I’ve tried from them works very well, and at an excellent price point. Today I’m reviewing the Missha Honey Mask that I purchased from the US Memeshop.

Honey Mask Front

Honey Mask Back

Honey is supposed to be very calming for your skin and has tons of antioxidants and other good stuff. I’m a big honey fan–both in terms of honey products as well as just eating raw honey–so I thought this would be a good fit for me.

I really liked this mask.The mask is a fabric mask and comes in one piece. It actually smelled sweet, just like honey, but the texture of the mask was smooth and not sticky or tacky. My skin was really dry so it soaked up the mask like crazy! After wearing it my skin was brighter and definitely more moisturized. I’d definitely repurchase this mask, and am currently being tempted by the Missha mask set currently on sale ($5 off $20, with free shipping), given how much I’ve enjoyed all the Missha masks I’ve tried.

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Review: SU:M37 White Award Bubble-De Mask

I first heard about the SU:M37 White Award bubble-de Mask from the wonderful blog The Wanderlust Project. Reading Sheryll’s review I was intrigued and immediately went to hunt the product down. I found it on Amazon for cheaper than the sites she listed, and although it was labeled a “detox” mask it was the same product she had recommended.

su:m37 bubble-de maskHere’s the bottle, unboxed:

mask unboxed

The mask itself is definitely a new experience. The fluid comes out like a thick liquid, but about 2 minutes after you apply it starts foaming–at 15 minutes the foam is around <1 inch thick. By 20 minutes the foam starts popping. I thought the foam was a little uncomfortable, and slightly itchy–I started wanting to scratch pretty regularly while my mask was being applied (never a good thing).

Results: it did make my skin nice and clear and rosy, and settled a few acne bumps on my forehead. But I’m not that impressed… to be honest I felt that the Missha Super Aqua Snail Sheet Mask did a much better job, and left me with a more glowing, healthy looking complexion. Note that I have pretty dry, sensitive skin, which might also explain my reaction to both products (the Missha snail mask might be more suited for drier skins).

I’m glad I tried it, but I’m not sure based on my experience tonight if I would repurchase this–it’s also pretty pricey. I’ll give it a few more whirls though, since I have a whole bottle to use up, and will update if my opinion changes.