Sheet masks are nothing new. I’ve seen bloggers, YouTubers, and other social media users post pictures with their sheet masks for over a year now. I’d always wanted to try them out but never got around to it. Until now that is. In my last Sephora order, I decided to order 2 sheet masks from the Sephora brand. The price of sheet masks varies and since it was my first go with them I didn’t want to spend a lot. The Sephora ones are $6 so that was perfect for me. I bought the Lotus mask and the Rose mask. During my extra days off this week due to the snow I decided to do a pamper session and try out the Lotus mask.
Each mask is geared towards something different. The Lotus one “locks in water to reduce the signs of fatigue and strain for a stress-free and rested appearance. ” As I’ve seen a lot of people use them through blogs and Instagram, I knew what to expect with the sheet mask when I opened the package. However, as much as I already knew I was still surprised with just how saturated with the product the mask is. It is essentially drenched in the product. The package was hard to open – I had to cut it and as soon as I cut it the product started to ooze out which made me think I had accidentally cut the mask, but it was just extra product inside the pouch.
I unfolded the mask, peeled off the paper and carefully placed it on my face. It was cold! But once it was completely on it felt cool and refreshing. I was afraid I would start to drip everywhere, but I didn’t.
The directions said to leave it on for 15 minutes so I passed the time by folding some laundry and doing a little bit of reading. I didn’t want to move around too much because I was afraid of the mask sliding off or again, dripping. Once the time was up, I carefully removed the mask. My face was damp and I rubbed in the excess product into my skin. My skin felt a little sticky but it smelled really good!
I’ve only used the Lotus mask once since I only bought one and it’s the only sheet mask I’ve ever used so I have nothing to compare it to. What I can say though is that it felt really nice on and I had no adverse effects so I would definitely repurchase. I’ll be trying out the Rose mask soon and will be sure to write up my thoughts on that one. I would repurchase the Lotus mask because it smelled so good, but there are few other ones I want to try out first such as the Green Tea one which is supposed to reduce the appearance of outbreaks.
Are you a fan of sheet masks? Are there any brands you suggest I try?