I am unaware of why facial masks are not as easily accessbile for the average consumer in the US, but the beauty culture(Asian that is) that I get in touch with sure is big on faical masks. These little pieces of scary cloths drenched in sticky (sometimes even smelly) serums are my holy grail must haves, and they sometimes "save my face" (literally and yes pun intended) from some very awful situations where you just don't get enough sleep or just had too many french fries.
Facial Mask Review: SK II Facial Treatment Mask
Price: $125 USD for 10 pieces at SAKS or other high end department stores (better deals can be found on trusted ebay stores *wink wink*)
Packaging: This mask is a must have if you got some cash stashed away from beauty products. When you first open the packaging, it does not have a film that the mask usually stick to, this makes the process of unfolding the mask muct easier. Nothing complicated, rip open the plastic bag, take out the mask, unfold and voila!
Mask: The texture of the mask is a bit different than the other ones I have used, the sheet is much stiffer and harder than the usual cotton feel masks.
Serum: Very thick, I barely noticed the smell, so if you dislike strong odors, this is a good choice. It is a lot less sticky that the other masks I have used, not too watery not too sticky. Just perfect. A good amount of serum are left over in the bag after the mask has been taken out. Can be used on the body to make your purchase live up to every cent!
15 minutes later:
No sticky residue after the mask, serum quickly absorbed unlike many other masks, face feels cool and hydrated. I had irritated skin due to a day at the beach, large pores and rough feel that persisted for a week. After the mask, all symptoms are gone.
Worh it or toss it?
Worth it! One of the best masks I have ever used, non-sticky, quick absorbing, Skin appears much more hydrated after use.
Hope this helps, please note that I am not paid to endorse this product, I will not put a product in a positive light if I have not personally used it and liked it. Please use this review as a refrence ONLY.
A blog on how to use masks effectively COMING SOON.