I you are looking for high quality Korean sheet masks that actually deliver good results, then you should meet these 3 SNP masks.
These masks are called Active Seal for a reason. Each mask is cut in half and that allows for very firm application to the skin. These masks will fit any face shape and size.
On the package of each mask you will see number 36.5. What does it mean? It means that ingredients become active once they touch your skin which is usually 36.5 degrees C. As ingredients warm up by your skin’s heat, they penetrate to your skin on a deeper level (and not just on the surface).
The base of the mask is very interesting and I honestly have never seen anything like that yet.
The sheet is not made out of cotton, cellulose or any other form of fabric. Active seal material is derived from canola and is designed to hold mask’s essence effectively.
The sheet of the mask resembles a very thick jell. Some mysterious jell, that is strong enough to hold a shape, and yet very gentle. If you try to compress the mask in your hand, mask will squeeze between your fingers as if you were crushing Jell-O.
Another surprising thing is that there is no extra essence in the package. All essence somehow absorbed into these strange jell like base. You won’t be able to squeeze anything extra for your neck or chest.
Due to its jell like base essence does not evaporate from the mask as fast as it would in ordinary fabric sheet masks. I was curious and kept this mask on my face for about an hour and it still felt moist.
As I mentioned before, you won’t be able to find any residue from the essence in the package. Somehow it is all “impressed” into the base.
Once you apply the mask onto your face, it feels as if it is warming up and embracing your face. I guess this jell-like base heats up from my body heat and spreads evenly over the surface, making sure that no the whole face is covered with mask.
I know it sounds weird, but I can sure feel how masks’ ingredients “melt” into my skin layers. It is unusual feeling, but I really liked it.
And these masks did not leave that “sticky” feeling that many masks with hyaluronic acid leave on the skin surface.
I must say that regardless the mask I used, my mature skin literally felt is if it was loaded with moisture, looked way brighter and even firmer.
I really did not expect such an outstanding effect on my skin just from a sheet mask.
Because of extensive hydration, small wrinkles became way less visible and some of them even disappear.
The mask sets firmly to your skin and does not slide. I use it when I do my house choirs (like cooking or folding laundry). Just snap mask on and continue with whatever needs to be done at home.
I read that some people did not like the smell. The smell is indeed unusual, I cannot really describe it, but it is definitely not unpleasant and for sure won’t stop me from using these masks over and over again.
I would like to point that I personally would not recommend these masks for young skin. These masks are designed to restore mature tired skin and contain very potent ingredients. Such an amount of strong actives would be too much for young skin, that does not really need such an intensive treatment.
I also have doubts that girls in their 20s or early 30s will appreciate these masks just because their skin is elastic, bright and hydrated enough because of the age.
Unless young ladies have serious problem with sun damage spots or dehydration, there is no need for them to use these masks.
How to apply Active Seal Masks:
1. After cleansing, use your toner to soothe your skin
2. Take off mesh from upper sheet mask and apply evenly onto face, aligning with eyes
3. Remove the other mesh from a lower sheet mask and apply evenly onto face, centering around mouth
4. Make sure the upper and the lower sheet are overlapped around check area
5. Leave mask on for 10-20 min. Remove and discard both parts. Gently pat the remaining essence into the skin
6. Follow up with moisturizer or face cream
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· The brightening mask lightens up dull, uneven skin tone to reveal your natural glow and leaves it clear and bright
· High functioning Glutathione for skin brightening
People with dull skin tone and skin sun damage (dark or age spots) will benefit from this mask the most.
It contains Vitamin C which is a very powerful antioxidant. It speeds up cells turnover and this way brightens even the most stubborn age spots. It also boosts collagen production. It also soothes inflamed and irritated skin, promotes cells regeneration and glowing complexion.
Glutathione is a very strong lightening ingredient. It lightens your skin by lowering production of melanin. Melanin is responsible for color of your eyes, skin and hair. The more melanin you have, the darker your skin will appear.
This mask includes 9 plant extracts, some of which are
Lotus Water – lotus contains antioxidants, flavonoids, fatty acids, proteins, vitamins and minerals that are very beneficial for the skin. It purifies, soothes, and mildly exfoliates your skin while providing firming and tightening effects at the same time.
Chamomile flower extract – calming and soothing ingredient that reduces redness, irritation and inflammation of the skin.
Lavender flower extract – another anti-inflammatory, cleansing, balancing, and soothing ingredient of the mask. It is also a popular ingredient in the treatment of acne.
Rosemary leaf extract – anti-oxidant, protects skin from free radicals, lightens up age spots.
My impression of this mask
I felt some tingling on my skin once I applied the mask. It is absolutely normal and you should not be worried (unless tingling is unbearable). This tingling is due to high concentration of Vitamin C. This tingling sensation will disappear shortly after the application.
· The firming mask helps to reinforce resilience and improves skin elasticity from tired, sagging skin
· High functioning NP5 peptide for skin lifting
This mask is good for any skin type, but people with mature skin who are looking to tone up that sagging skin, will benefit the most from the product.
This mask contains 8 strong peptides and 9 different plant extracts which will give your skin strong tightening effect.
Why we should get excited when we see peptides in the skin care?
Because we really should get excited about them 🙂
Peptides are the ultimate anti-aging agent. They are responsible for triggering collagen production in our skin. Collagen is a crucial in keeping our skin firm, toned and strong. We are born with abundance of collagen, but as we age our body starts loosing collagen. So applying peptides on your skin will stimulate collagen production and will promote skin elasticity.
Also peptides rebuild outer layer of the skin that is a lipid barrier responsible for keeping moisture in the skin.
In addition to 8 peptides mask contains amazing plant extracts similar to the “pink” mask: chamomile, rosemary, and lavender.
My impression of this mask
The skin after this mask is noticeably lighter and the tone is more even. Skin also appears noticeably fresh and having a slight glow “inside” healthy skin. Hydrating effected lasted for about 2 days. Skin tone improved for sure and skin felt more toned. I cannot say anything about lifting effect. Honestly, I do not think that any sheet mask can visibly lift sagging skin. To me this mask is more a prevention treatment and won’t fix an existing problem. I have yet to find a skin care product that will really “lift up” sagging skin.
· The moisturizing mask delivers deep moisture for radian, deeply moisturized skin
· High functioning Triple Hyaluronic Acid for skin moisturizing
This mask is suitable for any skin type. Dehydrated, tired, dry, dull skin will benefit from this mask the most.
Also, if you have mature skin, you must hydrate your skin because with age we lose moisture from our skin. Dehydrated skin looks more wrinkly and dull
This mask is made with 3 different types of hyaluronic acid and 9 different plant extracts to ensure ultimate hydration and moisture delivery to your skin.
Hyaluronic acid is able to hold over 1,000 times its weight in water. That is why it is a must ingredient for all hydrating and moisturizing products.
Hyaluronic acid is a humectant meaning that it creates a protective layer on the surface of the skin and prevents water from escaping from our skin. That is why your skin feels sticky after you apply hyaluronic acid containing skin care products. Do not worry, this “sticky” film is breathable and will not clog your pores.
Additional hydrating ingredients of this mask include aloe leaf extract and lotus flower water. Mask also contains chamomile flower extract, lavender flower extract and rosemary leaf extract.
My impression of this mask
I bought this mask on purpose because my skin felt dry and dehydrated. So this mask really hit the spot. My skin felt and looked very plumped and hydrated. It felt as if every cell in my skin received much needed fluids.
I had this hydrating and brightening effect lasting for almost 2 days (which is not usually the case, in most cases all glowing effects disappear after few hours). The only mask that produced similar effect to my skin was Dr. Jart Rubber Mask Hydrating Lover. I felt as if I had hydrating facial at the salon.
This mask is my favorite out of all three, but only because it targeted my specific skin issue.
Overall, all three masks are wonderful and deliver amazing ingredients to any skin type and will target any skin concerns.
I must mention that I do not believe that you can establish an opinion about a sheet mask just from one application. Many masks have cumulative effect, meaning that benefits from the product will enhance with every following application.
That is why I always buy at least 5 masks so I can see results.
I would definitely recommend these masks to anyone and will definitely re-purchase them in the future.