I have recently jumped onto the “sheet mask” train and have been quickly swept away into the land of face mask addiction. I have always followed an extensive skincare regimen, trying desperately to turn back the hands of time and undo some of the damage that I did to my skin in my younger years (note to the younger beauties to protect your skin and use sunscreen at all times). Until recently, I was only integrating a variety of apply-on (jar) masks into my weekly skincare routine, applying a product such as GlamGlow’s YouthMud or FlashMud to my face and neck 2 – 3 times per week. I was pretty satisfied with that when I decided to pick up a holiday sheet mask set at Sephora on a whim. It was the Dr. Jart Masking All the Way set, and it included a variety of 7 sheet masks targeting various needs such as dry skin, pore treatment, brightening, aging, etc. Over the past year or so, I have found that my skin type has changed pretty significantly, which is pretty normal for someone crossing over that ever-dreaded “hill” called 40. Right before purchasing this set, I received a light laser peel treatment on my face from my local med spa, and I was also using prescription Tretinoin (Retin-A), both of which were causing my face to peel and feel incredibly dry (to be clear, the laser peel doesn’t cause dry skin but rather causes the top layer of skin to peel for several days).
The first mask I tried was the Water Replenishment mask from the Dr. Jart set, and I instantly fell in love with the results. That kicked off my mission to find additional masks that could equally transform my skin, and it quickly became an addiction. I wish I was kidding, but I purchased around 50-60 sheet masks over the next 2 weeks. I have purchased an assortment of masks to address a variety of skincare concerns, all from various brands. I picked up a large number of masks from Korean skincare brands (Memebox is a Korean skincare lover’s dream), as well as large brands such as Lancome.
Why am I chatting on and on about the sheet masks I purchased recently? I am kicking of a new blog series and will be reviewing a number of different masks, covering the spectrum of Korean skincare and other popular brands. Korean skincare seems to be a huge rage lately, and I’m looking forward to putting some of those products to the test to see if they will truly transform my skin and make a noticeable difference. I also picked up some masks based on recommendations from some of you, as well as other bloggers. One mask in particular that I’ll test and review first is the Lancome Genifique sheet mask. This is a mask that Jaclyn Hill raved about on a recent video, but it comes at a high price of $105 for a set of 6 masks. The fact is that many of us are spending a pretty good fortune on the latest sheet mask craze, and I want to put them to the test to see if they really produce visible results or are just hype.
Stay tuned as I kick off the Sheet Mask series and post regular product reviews on masks you’ve been hearing a lot of buzz about. If you have a particular product suggestion you would like to see me review, please comment below or visit me on Instagram and join the discussion!