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.
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.