Skin18 Level 6 SOC 3D Beauty Serum Face Mask Review


These SOC 3D Beauty Serum Face Masks from Skin18 have an interesting and unique shape and design.  They are formulated with moisturizing and conditioning serum.  There is a seam in the middle that can be stretched out to provide a better fit.  The eye holes are slightly small, good fit on the chin area, and there is plenty of essence to ensure the mask will stay on.  Unfortunately, there are no English translations for instructions or ingredients, so I just used them as I have in the past.  Face cleansed, dried, toned, and applied the sheet masks, wore them from 15-45 minutes.  I was able to find on a different website English translation of ingredients please click on that link for details.  Although, just looking at the ingredients, there isn’t that much difference between the different masks, and I’m not even sure if the “active ingredients” are actually in it.  Let’s mask!




According to the kmall website, the main ingredient for this essence is sticky snail mucin (chondroitin sulfate).  It reportedly boosts and helps skin elasticity.

This sheet mask provided a cooling, hydrating sensation.  After removal of the sheet mask, patting, and massaging the remainder of the essence, my face felt tightened, and appeared brighter.  My enlarged pores appeared smaller too.




This reportedly controls melanin production, prevents blemishes and freckles caused by sunburns.

This had the same cooling effect, but within 5 minutes of wearing the mask, slight itching was felt.  Face felt tightened afterward, slight redness appeared around the nose, cheek areas.  Enlarged pores appeared reduced in size.  Face continued to feel tacky even hours after sheet mask removal.




This mask claims to increase firmness, and smooth expression lines (frown and laugh lines) due to syn-ake, centella, extensin ingredients.

I felt the same cooling sensation when wearing the sheet mask, and same tightening feeling with tackiness afterward.  This also had a slight fragrance that was noticeable.

Rice Wine


This mask has active ingredients from 3 different ancient rice to nourish and firm skin.

Again, nothing different with this one.  Same cooling sensation while wearing the sheet mask and face felt tightened, and firm afterward.




The active ingredient is EGF Epidermal Growth Factor to promote cell regeneration, revitalize skin cells, repair damaged skin, and restore skin’s best condition.

This mask had more of a jelly-like essence consistency than the other masks in this line, has a slight fragrance that dissipated quickly, felt a cooling sensation while wearing as with the other masks.  Same tightened sensation and felt tacky hours afterward.

Overall, these masks are pretty good for hydrating and firming the face.  I really enjoyed the design shape of the masks with the seam in the middle.  Made the fit much more snug.   There isn’t one better than the other as they all had the same effect on me, except for the Lipidure which I had itching reaction to.  I’m not sure I enjoyed the tackiness on my face all day though.  Although, for those with dry skin, you might greatly benefit from the hydration these sheet masks provide.  Unfortunately, my normal/oily combination skin didn’t appreciate it as much.

Some tips for using sheet masks:

  • During summer months: Keep the unopened package in the refrigerator prior to use.
  • During winter months: Submerge the unopened package in a tub of hot water for 3 minutes prior to use.
  • Continue with your skin care regimen.
  • Leave on for longer periods, for improved results.

I would like to thank Skin18 for providing these sheet masks as part of their Skin18 Bloggers 1-10 Challenge.  They were provided free as part of the challenge.


Kleenex® Brand Facial Cleansing Collection Review


I received this wonderful new collection of Kleenex® Brand Facial Cleansing line free to review.  This review will be on the Facial Cleansing wipes, Eye Makeup removers, Daily Cleansing Cushions, and Exfoliating Cushions, I included the Shine Away Sheets, even though, I don’t think they part of the Facial Cleansing line.  They come in dispenser containers that are all refillable.

Facial Cleansing Wipes


Facial Cleansing Wipes

It has a nice fragrance with a very moist wipe.  It is an “exclusive combination of multi-layered, textured fabric and gentle cleanser, infused with a pro-vitamin complex.”  It is only a fair makeup remover, as it did leave evidence of transfer/smudge proof makeup like liquid eyeliners or liquid lipsticks with using only one wipe as directed.  Using a second wipe would probably help in completely removing smudge/transfer proof makeup.  This wipe didn’t leave my skin feeling stripped of oil, nor had dulling residues.  Even, if this did not completely remove all makeup, it is still a good option for makeup removal rather than sleeping with makeup on, which ages you 10 years when sleeping with makeup on for a month. If you wear regular makeup, that is not transfer proof, then this will work perfectly.  It is safe for all skin types, dermatologist tested, and is alcohol free. I give these 3.5 🍒🍒🍒.

Before and After using the Facial Cleansing wipe. There is still a little bit of transfer proof liquid lipstick left but pretty good at removal

Eye Makeup Removers

Eye Makeup Remover

Designed with an exclusive micro-fine fabric and oil-free eye makeup remover that is infused with a pro-vitamin complex, which leaves your skin free of oily residue.  I love the soft pillow-y cushioned shape for precise control around the eye area.  These pre-moistened removers is only a fair eye makeup remover as it does leave a bit of smudge/transfer proof eye makeup behind only using one remover pad as directed.  Using 2 remover pads would more than likely completely remove all eye makeup.  This was good for also removing water resistant mascara.  I had to use a bit of pressure to remove the eye makeup and a bit of rubbing/wiping more than I would want.  The eye area is sensitive and needs to be treated carefully as to not create any more wrinkles.  Perhaps, the pillows need to be saturated a bit more to prevent too much rubbing/wiping for the sensitive eye area.  This does have a fragrance that is not too cloying or strong, but may be strong for those sensitive to fragrances.  These are ophthalmologist  and dermatologist tested.  I give these 3.5 🍒🍒🍒.

Daily Cleansing Cushions

Left side Massaging pillows, Right side Purifying Scrubbing Dots

Double sided cushioned cleansing duo with massaging pillows on one side and purifying dots on the other.  These have water-activated cleansers inside the cushions.  You get a gentle scrub giving you soft, radiant skin.  The purifying dots get down to the pores which does more than what your fingers and cleanser can do.  The massaging pillows on the other side will gently lift dirt, and makeup giving you a beautiful cleansed, radiant face.  It is also gentle enough for use on our delicate eye area.  These daily cleansing cushions did leave my skin feeling smoother, and softer.  I enjoyed these cushions, though, there is still so much sudsy, cleanser left that I feel bad disposing of these after only 1 use.  I give these 4 🍒🍒🍒🍒.

Exfoliating Cushions


Left side is the Buffing and Right side is the Exfoliating

These exclusive dual-sided multi-layered fabrics have a blue scrubby texture side for massaging and exfoliating, and a white buffing texture side to smooth and polish skin.  The cleanser is activated when water is added to the blue scrubby textured side and cushions rubbed together with fingers to lather.  The lather is quite generously sudsy.  Using this left my skin smoother, and more polished as I was experiencing some dryness around my cheeks due to  weather changes.  These are great for all skin types and is dermatologist tested.  As with the entire facial cleansing line, these do have the same fragrance, but they are not very strong or over powering.  I give these 4 🍒🍒🍒🍒.

Shine Away Sheets


These are pretty good at blotting oiliness around my T-zone.  Just blot on the un-printed side and these will combat the shininess and oiliness.  I was pleasantly surprised that Kleenex® Brand has shine away sheets.  I give these 4 🍒🍒🍒🍒.

These products are available online at and Amazon.  I would like to thank @forestann and @kleenexfacialcleansing for providing me these samples and the opportunity to try these out.


DIY Spot Concealer Recipe

Today’s Beauty Tip Tuesday is a Do It Yourself  Spot Concealer Recipe.  When you run out of your concealer.  You can use this in a pinch.


DIY Spot Concealer Recipe:

Mix your moisturizer with 1-2 drops of liquid foundation.  This can work as a tinted moisturizer, good for blemishes, and uneven skin tone.

Here’s a BONUS: Spot Treatment Concealer

You can make it thicker by evaporating the water.  Place a teaspoon of foundation in small container, place in fridge uncovered.  Leave for 2-3 days.  This thicker formula increases pigment concentration, perfect for spot treatments on acne scars.

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Animal Cutie Mask Packs Review from Skin18

These animal cutie masks that I received from are indeed very cute.  I received the Whitening Aqua – Panda, Relaxing Charcoal & Aloe – Monkey, Anti-Wrinkle Collagen – Tiger, and Anti-Aging – Horse.  Besides the cuteness factor, I will be commenting on the fit as well as the effectiveness of the masks.  Overall, the fit of these masks are a bit small.  The eye holes are small, and it doesn’t reach to the hairline or edge of chin.  Because of the cute animal prints on the masks, this made the masks a little tough to smooth flatly on the face.  There is plenty of essence that these masks stay on the face with no problems and won’t slip off.  As with sheet masks.  Directions are to wash face cleanly, use toner before mask application, and leave mask on for the recommended time.

Whitening Aqua – Panda

Notable ingredients is hyaluronic acid to retain moisture for dry skin.  I did not detect a strong fragrance.  The mask provided a cool sensation.  Afterward, my face did feel hydrated, tightened, brightened but left my face feeling slightly tacky.

Relaxing Charcoal & Aloe – Monkey


Notable ingredients are Charcoal & Aloe for soothing and whitening.  No strong fragrance detected on this mask.  Cooling sensation while wearing the mask, and left my face feeling plump and hydrated.

Anti-Wrinkle Collagen – Tiger


PhotoGrid_1506656274186Notable ingredients are collagen extract to promote elasticity, as well as replenish moisture and refresh dry, sagging skin.  Also felt a cooling sensation while wearing the mask.  Face felt tightened and pores appeared smaller afterward.

Anti-Aging Horse Oil – Horse

Notable ingredients include horse oil to improve wrinkles and skin elasticity.  I did notice a subtle fragrance that dissipates quickly.  I did experience a cooling sensation while wearing the mask as well as a bit of itchiness around the chin area within 5 minutes of wearing, but it wasn’t too irritating that I had to remove it before the allotted time.  The mask left my skin tightened with a more luminous appearance.

These masks do come with a warning to avoid use if one has blemishes, pimples, irritated or sunburned skin, as these may get even more aggravated, due to itchiness, redness, or even cause the face to get swollen.  One time use of these masks would not be an accurate representation of the efficacy of the claims, and therefore, I cannot comment whether the anti-aging, anti-wrinkle claims have merit.  I can only comment that the ingredients in the masks may help with those claims.

I would like to thank Skin18USA for the opportunity to be a part of their Skin18Challenge Blogger’s program.  You can find them on Instagram here, and their website.  They should still be accepting applications for this bloggers program.


Dry Brushing

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Happy #BeautyTipTuesday
Let’s discuss dry brushing. Using natural bristled brush before showering. Start at feet/hands, brush, rubbing dry skin in upward or circular motions toward the heart. Benefits are good exfoliation and increase circulation, which leads to temporary plumping effect and vibrant skin boost, while temporary improvement in the appearance of cellulite is anecdotal (no conclusive scientific evidence), and there may not be any detoxing benefits that include stimulating the lymphatic system. It is worth trying right? Because, the skin may develop micro tears from the brushing, it is important to use natural bristled brushes, and not brush too hard.
Have you tried dry brushing?