This mask will really transform your skin! Review: Fresh Rose Face Mask

I still remember when Sephora first opened in Canada – it was a really big deal for us guys! A makeup and skincare heaven where you could try on and play with products undisturbed by snooty department store counter ladies (that were the least bit helpful). Sephora landing in Canada was my first introduction to the brand Fresh. It was a unique brand, their packaging was intriguing and their products smelled oh so good! I came across the Fresh Rose Face Mask many years ago, eyed it, got a sample and went home excited to try it on. Of course I loved it then, but my student self couldn’t justify spending $75.00 on a face mask.

If you haven’t seen this face mask yet, go to Sephora and look at it, smell it! You will be sold by the smell, but just the texture of this mask is amazing! It has rose petals in it – yup, you heard me right, rose petals. It also contains rosewater, cucumber extract, aloe vera and green tea, which is an antioxidant. This mask claims to restore radiance, moisturize the skin, and tone the skin.  Continue reading “This mask will really transform your skin! Review: Fresh Rose Face Mask”


Korean Beauty Products: Innisfree Jeju Volcano Capsule Recipe Pack Review

I am back with another Korean beauty product review. I spoke about Innisfree in my last post titled: Korean Beauty Product to the Test: Innisfree Jeju Volcanic Nose Pack Review 

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Sheet Masks: Are they really worth the hype?

Korean beauty products are all the hype these days, including sheet masks. What is a sheet mask? Remember those Biore blackhead strips? Well think of a similar concept, but not just for your nose, but for your whole face with little gaps for your eyes and mouth. Simple concept, no need to apply the mask yourself, but just stick this sheet on your face.

I decided to venture into a store called Face Shop. I knew it looked familiar, this is what used to be Fruits and Passions everyone. I looked at some of the products – ohhhh, sheet masks. Looked at the back, what? These are made in Korea, sold! They are very inexpensive, $2.00 for a sheet mask. I decided to try the Real Nature Mask Honey. The mask claims to give you radian and illuminated skin and contains honey extract. It is also supposed to moisturize dry skin. I have very dry skin, so I decided to give it a shot.

I used the mask today. You basically open the package, take the mask out, which is a little difficult to unfold, given it is moist and stuck together. You then have to strategically place it on your face. Making sure to avoid the eye and lip area. This is no easy task! Everyone has a different face size, so I felt that the mask was too close to my eye area then I would have liked. I kept it on for a little less than the 10 minute mark, because I felt like my skin was getting irritated. Sheet masks are slightly uncomfortable, compared to a regular mask you would apply to your skin. I took the mask off around the 7 minute mark. There were no instructions about whether you had to wash your face after removing the mask. I washed mine, because I couldn’t deal with the stick residue.

Did it leave my skin moisturized and radiant? The short answer, no! In fact, it slightly irritated my skin and made me all red. I shouldn’t have expected any wonders with this $2 mask, but at least I know now that sheet masks are really not for me.

Have you used sheet masks? Do you have any recommendations? Feel free to respond in the comments section. 



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