MASK MONDAY: My Latest Skin Care Adventures


So, last week was pretty adventurous in terms of skin care, but then again - aint they all? First of all, I decided to warm up a sheet mask to see how it feels. Then I tried out nose strips for the first time, because for some reason I had never tried them before. Lastly, I also tried these Luke hydrogel eye patches. Although eye masks itself aren't new to me, I had never tried this particular brand before.


LomiLomi 7 Skin Scheduler Mask Acerola Recovery Mask

  • Description: This mask is highly enriched with acerola fruit extract and skin activators.
  • Recommended wearing time: 15-30 minutes.
  • Volume: 26ml.
Ingredients: Water, Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, Malpighia Glabra (Acerola) Fruit Extract (1%), Carbomer, Disodium EDTA, Alantoin, Betaine, Niacinamide, Morus Alba Bark Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Diethoxyethyl Succinate, Ceramide 3, Alcohol, Ginkgo Biloba Nut Extract, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Salvia Milaiorrhiza Root Extract, Schizandra Chinesis Fruit Extract, Coptic Japonica Root Extract, Rhus Semialata Gal Extract, Methylisothiazolinone, PEG-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Caprylhydroxamic Add, Caprylyl Glycol, Chlorphenesin, Ceteth-20, Steareth-20, Tocopheryl Acetate, Glyceryl Stearate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Neopentyl Glycol Dicaprate, Cetyl Ethylhexanoate, Triethanolamine, Phenoxyethanol, Fragrance. (View on CosDNA.)

So, I put an unopened packet of this mask in a bowl of warm water. It warmed up the mask and it didn't feel as cold as sheet masks usually do when you first put them on. So that was quite nice! It didn't stay warm for very long, though.

It had a strong sweet berry scent, which was a bit artificial, but not the worst scent I've come across. In general I like sweet scents, so it was ok.


The sheet itself was very thin, soft and adhered to my skin well. I swear I don't actually like posting these close-up no makeup sheet mask photos of myself, but it's a good way to show what each mask is like! This one also had eye patches, although I think some people also use them to cover their eyes?

It had a gel type of essence, but left a creamy finish. There was loads of extra essence it the packet too. I wore it for about 30 minutes, but the mask was still moist by then.

The aftermath

This mask was truly on a whole another level. My face was all "chok-chok" for a while (Korean term for plump and moist). I'm not sure if it's because I warmed it up, but the essence felt very creamy and took more time to absorb than I'm used to. This could be both good and bad depending on your preference, however I found it rather enjoyable, because it was very hydrating! My skin had been so dry lately, I'm not even sure why. (Could it possibly be because of a new shampoo??) So it felt nice to have creamy soft skin again. In general, I thought it was a good mask which I would definitely repurchase, although it is a bit on a pricier side.

Price & where to buy?
LomiLomi Skin Scheduler Masks are available at Skin18 for $3.50.


LUKE Lemon Tea Tree Nose Cleansing Strips

I didn't have much luck with these. Did I do something wrong? I did wet my nose, but maybe it was supposed to be... more wet? Unfortunately, I only had one of these strips to try, so I can't say much else. The scent of these was also somewhat odd. So in conclusion, I might give nose strips another go in the future, but I would probably get them from another brand. I'm also not sure if nose strips are the best way to address blackheads as a regular use of BHA would probably be more reasonable.

Price & where to buy?
LUKE Lemon Tea Tree Nose Cleansing Strips are available at Skin18 for $0,65/1pcs or $6/10pcs.


Luke Hydrogel Eye Patch for Eye Puffiness

Only 1 side of these was covered with hydrogel, so they actually felt pretty stiff and uncomfortable. Not the best eye patches I've tried, but they did deliver a noticeable cooling effect, so they probably do help with eye puffiness. However, you should use them with an eye cream, because they don't moisturize your eyes very well by itself.

Price & where to buy?
Luke Hydrogel Eye Patches are available at Skin18 for $1.40/1pcs or $12/10pcs.

Final thoughts

In conclusion, the star of this post was definitely the LomiLomi mask. It was so hydrating and different from any other mask I've tried so far.

However, Luke products didn't impress me much. I did some research and this brand is a part of some really big Korean company, you know the ones you usually see in kdramas, so I feel like they might not put that much thought into their cosmetics. Their eye patches were ok, but the nose strip didn't work for me at all.

Want to read more about sheet masks? Check out my previous mask mondays too! 
Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Skin18.com, all thoughts are my own.
 

4 comments

  1. you look gorgeous without makeup though ♥ should show off your natural face more often :) Love the sound of the mask, I like that it is so thin! Most of the mask sheets I have tried are all quite thick.

    K ♡ http://kayxcake.blogspot.co.nz

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    1. Aww thank you! I personally think I look like an alien, haha, but then again, most people prefer themselves with makeup I think. :D

      I've tried many of these "thin" masks lately and I think they feel really good and more comfortable! Unfortunately they seem to be more expensive too.

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  2. So good reviews, the first mask looks so good but I think it could be so much hydrating for my combinated skin > <

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    1. I'm glad to hear you like my reviews! :) But I have to agree, this mask might not be the best option for combination skin!

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