OMG, you guys, the struggle is real. After I hit 30, I started taking great skincare VERY seriously. The thought of dull, dry, wrinkly, patchy, aging skin is not my idea of a good time!
My friend, Amanda, at Sephora in Shreveport was telling me how much she loves When masks. I trust and value her opinion, so if she says they’re good, they’re really good. Needless to say, I was over the moon when I found out I would have the opportunity to try some of them!
If you’ve been keeping up with this blog, you know I’m absolutely obsessed with sheet masks. K-beauty is one of the best things to have ever happened to skincare; and the fabulous folks in Korea have perfected the art of creating high-quality sheet masks for treating the skin.
So, what sets When apart from the rest? Most commonly, sheet masks are made of cotton, or some other type of paper-like material. Not When, their sheet masks are made of bio-cellulose, the same stuff used in wound care or for treating burned skin.
When’s all-natural bio-cellulose is made from coconuts, and is gentle enough to treat burn patients. So, for my sensitive skin, this is a huge plus! Despite the light weight, the material can hold 100 times its weight in essence, which is about 10 times more than other masks made of fabric or paper. Additionally, bio-cellulose has the ability to maintain a much better contact with the skin, so there is very little waste of essence.
When has five masks to choose from: Travelmate, 10:00pm, Snow Magic, Glamour Base, and The Last Choice. I received Travel Mate, 10:00pm, and Snow Magic. All the masks come in cute, bright packaging, with different colors for each variety. I like how easy it is to tell what each one is, and what it’s for.
Using When masks is super easy, just peel off the outer protective layers, and apply the bio-cellulose to your face. Leave on for the recommended amount of time, remove and massage any excess essence into your skin, and throw the mask away.
The first mask I tried was 10:00pm. This mask is perfect for helping tired, worn skin feel rejuvenated and restored. The bio-cellulose is infused with a light serum containing hyaluronic acid and ginseng extracts to help keep skin healthy, while watermelon extract and collagen help improve elasticity.
The first thing I noticed about the When 10:00pm mask was that when I opened the package, it smelled like that Fruit Stripe gum that I used to LOVE as a kid. I had Jerry smell it, and he said the same thing. Right then, I knew I loved it, and I didn’t even have it on my face yet…lol!
The best part about bio-cellulose is that clings to your skin SO much better than other materials. I didn’t have to keep adjusting the mask; it stayed in place for the 35-40 minutes I kept it on. When I took it off, there was no greasiness, just soft, dewy, hydrated skin.
The next When mask I tried was the Snow Magic. This mask helps to clear and brighten the skin with aloe vera and arbutin extracts. Hyaluronic acid and ginseng help keep skin healthy, and niacinimide also aids in a brighter glow. While I didn’t notice any improvement with hyperpigmentation after just one use, my skin did have a healthy glow.
Finally, I tried out the Travelmate, which helps refresh your skin after hours in sun, wind, and dry air. Swiss Alpine herbal extracts help hydrate, and other natural ingredients help add a healthy glow. Hyaluronic acid, saccharide, and ginseng extracts keep skin healthy-looking, and chamomile helps soothe.
While I absolutely loved all the When masks, my favorite was the Travelmate. I used this right when I got out of the shower after a six-mile run, workout, and mowing the lawn. Believe me when I say my skin looked horrifyingly wretched. After using the Travelmate mask, I could actually look into the mirror and be happy again with what I saw!
All of the masks have the same light, fruity scent, which I love. However, if you’re sensitive to fragrances, no need to worry, it dissipates very quickly. None of the masks, on the other hand, left my skin greasy or irritated in any way. As a matter of fact, they were so soothing and cooling, and fit so well, that my puffy allergy eyes were gone!
Overall, When masks are a fabulous addition to any skincare routine. If you’re looking for a great sheet mask that actually fits well, feels soothing, and makes your skin radiant, When may be just what you need!
For more information, check out whenmask.com.