Hey you guys!! Hope you’re all having a fabulous July!
If you’ve been reading our blog, you may already know how much I LOVE sheet masks. If you saw our previous post about When (read it here), then you know how much I DOUBLE LOVE this particular brand!
When sheet masks are different from most other brands in that they’re not made from paper or fabric- they’re made from bio-cellulose- the same type of material used in treating burn patients. The bio-cellulose has kind of a silicone or gel-like texture- it conforms and adheres to the skin much better than other materials, so they’re a joy to use.
The 10:00 PM Anti-Aging mask is formulated with collagen and watermelon extract to help improve the skin’s appearance. Glamour Base Primer has peptides, collagen, and adenosine to improve elasticity. The Snow Magic Brightening mask contains Vitamin B3 (niacinimide) and aloe to brighten and give skin a glow. The Last Choice Hydrating mask moisturizes with hyaluronic acid and saccharide isomerate. Finally, the Travel Mate Rejuvenating sheet hydrates and soothes with chamomile flower water and Swiss Alpine herb extracts.
I previously reviewed the Travel Mate, 10:00 PM, and Snow Magic masks, and really liked all three of them. So, obviously I was super excited to get to try the others, and try the same ones I used previously again- but only right after microdermabrasion.
I first tried the ones I’ve used previously- I can only do microderm once per week, so I wanted to use these while my skin was the “freshest” so I could see if there was a difference. I tried the Travel Mate first since microderm leaves my skin a bit irritated, just like dry airplane air. I was just as pleased as I was the first time, and using immediately after microderm seemed to enhance the absorption, and also soothed my skin.
The next night, I used the Snow Magic since I do have a bit of hyperpigmentation from the sun, despite using sunscreen religiously. Again, I didn’t notice any reduction in the hyperpigmentation with one use, but not even prescription creams will reduce it after just using once. My skin was hydrated and very healthy looking, though. This is definitely one I would be open to using regularly, because I liked the way my skin looked, so it would likely do a good job of brightening over time.
The third night, I used the 10:00 PM, and I didn’t think I’d get any extra benefits from the microderm since it was several days ago, but I swear it really seemed to plump up my fine lines! Again, super soft, fabulous skin!
Now, for the Glamour Base… I wasn’t really sure how to use this- I didn’t know if I was supposed to use it immediately prior to putting on makeup, or a few hours, or even the night before. Nevertheless, I was really excited about this because it’s a unique concept, and I’ve never used a mask like this before. Since my skin can tend to be a bit oily, I decided to go for using it the night before.
The next day, I skipped using my regular primer so I could evaluate the When Glamour Base mask. I was surprised at how smooth my skin was, and how easily my makeup went on. The only negative is that unlike “traditional” primers, it didn’t increase the wear time of my makeup. I think I would really like this if I were to try it again and combine it with my regular primer. But, if you don’t like the way silicone-based or regular primers feel, if you like a more natural wear, this is THE mask for you.
Finally, I used The Last Choice mask Friday after my ten mile run. I was out in the sun all day, and did yard work in addition to my run and workouts. My skin really needed some help! This mask felt SO good on my parched, tired skin, and when I woke up, I couldn’t even tell that my face had been subjected to such torture the day before!
Overall, I’m super happy with the When bio-cellulose sheet masks. All five are awesome, but people have asked which I like best- the Travel Mate was my previous fave, now it’s a tough call between that and The Last Choice. Maybe I’ll just have to keep using them all!
If you want a fab, high quality sheet mask, you should absolutely try one (or five!) from When- I promise, the bio-cellulose makes a HUGE difference! Check ‘em out at WhenMask.com.