Review: face masks

These facial masks are either high-end or drugstore priced. They range from cream-like to exfoliating to mud kind of masks.

  1. Innisfree
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    Innisfree super volcanic pore clay mask & aloe revital sleeping pack 

    These masks lie towards the midrange priced masks.  I’ve heard great reviews about it and its supposedly raved about in Korea.  So i decided to give it a shot. I must say that i am surprised by how a little scoop of it can go a long way. The mask feels very compacted and hard when first touched. However, once its applied on the face, it glides on like a baby’s bum. Its a clay mask and its supposed to get rid of the sebum from your face leaving it smooth after it.

    Pros: the packaging is really cute, there’s a lot of product in the tub, makes my skin feel smooth after it

    Cons: It says on its description that the mask exfoliates and removes dead skin cells. However, the mask doesn’t feel as though there’s exfoliating properties about it but maybe it does but doesn’t feel like it

Overall verdict: i like it. it’s probably one of the masks that really works into your skin, giving a smooth finish. This is probably one of the reasons why so many people rave about this product.

Price: $21.60 sgd (http://www.innisfreeworld.com/product/productView.do?prdSeq=10046)

2. Freeman: Charcoal and black polishing mask

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Charcoal & black sugar polishing mask (Freeman) 

This is another highly raved mask. Unlike the usual mud masks that we normally use, this is made up of sugar bits. It gives a slight hot sensation when it’s first applied onto the face and it is great as an exfoliate as well. i usually apply this on my lips as well which acts as a lip sugar scrub to get rid of any dead skin cells. This is a drugstore product which costs less than $10 sgd

Overall verdict: Yes! It’s a very versatile mask which can both clean out your pores as well as an exfoliator. There’s a lot of product in this tube and it’s inexpensive (+ points)!

3. Medical World Doronko (yamano)

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Medical World Doronko (yamano) 


It’s said that its from Germany but has Japanese wordings on it which is rather contradicting. Besides that, this is a mud mask. I got it when i visited my dermatologist and this cost around $50 sgd which lies towards the pricier side. It does what normal masks do. If you’re looking for a mask similar to this, the innisfree mud mask i’ve mentioned previously would do good as well as this does. This mask can last for quite a few months as it comes in a very big tub. It does what it says and it goes well with yamano’s toner as well!

Overall Verdict: Doubt I’ll be repurchasing it

4. GlamGlow

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Glam Glow 

This mask is very well raved on sephora and i had to give it a try. when first applied, it comes off as a dark grey mask with tiny bits which exfoliates the skin. Once the mask dries, it turns light brown. This mask really tightens your pores which makes your face feel firmer. Yes, your face does feel softer and all but for its price, i am not really keen on repurchasing it. (http://www.sephora.com/youthmud-tinglexfoliate-treatment-P375741?skuId=1463801&icid2=glamglow_lp_youthmud_carousel_brand:glamglow_p375741_image)

Overall Verdict: Not repurchasing it for its price and its size! (costs around $30 for the small tub)

5. Garnier Pure Active 3 in 1

Garnier Pure Active 3 in 1

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I don’t really like this mask because of its smell. It never worked wonders on my skin. It feels the same before and after. It costs less than $20sgd. Its been lying in my bathroom for over a year and its practically brand new because i really didn’t like it. It has exfoliating beads in it which helps with getting rid of dead skin cells but other than that, it doesn’t really work well at all.

Overall Verdict: wont repurchase this at all




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