Hydrate your life: Reviewing 5 popular hydrating face masks.

I don’t know about you, but my skin tends to be on the drier side and always gets worse in the winter. My current skin care routine has been working well to keep my skin hydrated, but sometimes the skin just needs a little extra…you know what I mean? So, last week I went to my local ULTA on the hunt for a hydrating face mask and picked up five, because who can just choose one? Below are my reviews of each face mask, but I would love to hear your opinions and recommendations!

 

Tony Moly ‘Master Lab Hyaluronic Acid’ Hydrating Mask

This was the first face mask of the week and I have to say my absolute favorite (although I still like some of the others). It is the only one that had very noticeable results. I’m not super knowledgeable about the formula, but I believe the reason for this is the addition of hyaluronic acid (HA). A base level description of HA is that it helps your skin absorb moisture more easily. I suggest doing your own research to learn more about it.

The evening I used this mask, my skin was particularly tired and sad looking. I left it on for 15 minutes with low expectations… but after using it my skin really felt and looked more plump and hydrated. Even my husband noticed! In addition to the overall results I found that it was cooling, but not so much that it gave me a headache. It also didn’t have a strong smell, which I really liked. Over the years I have noticed that I tend to break out more when I use skincare that has too much fragrance to it.

In the morning, my skin still looked more hydrated than usual and I noticed that my under-eyes seemed lighter. If you are looking for a hydrating mask that really shows results, this is the one I suggest. I also recommend adding a hyaluronic acid serum to your daily skincare routine, it has done wonders for my skin. I will talk about this more in an upcoming blog post so keep your eyes out for it.

 

Burt’s Bees Hydrating Sheet Mask with Clary Sage

There were so many things wrong with this face mask, I don’t even know where to begin. First of all, it was way too big for my face — which is more of an annoyance than anything. But the material also felt like a baby wipe and smelled like one too.

With regard to results… there were absolutely none (and the mask left a film on my face which was very sticky). I do not recommend this mask at all. Spend $2 more and get any Tony Moly face mask and you will be happier with your purchase. This is not to say that all Burt’s Bees products are bad. All brands are bound to have some duds and this just happens to be one of them.

 

I Dew Care ‘Keep Calm and Hydrate On’ Sheet Mask

Contrary to what I said above about fragrances, I have a soft spot for the smell of coconut, and this mask smelled like all of my coconut dreams. My initial reaction to this mask (beside it smelling amazing) is that it felt a lot more cooling than the first two masks. However, there were no noticeable results after 10 minutes of wearing it. Although, I have to say that my skin definitely smelled good and the mask not leave a film like the Burt’s Bees mask did.

 

Tony Moly ‘I’m Lavender’ Hydrating Sheet Mask

This was the only other mask that I had somewhat noticeable results with, though not as much as the Master Lab Hyaluronic Acid mask. And I’m sure you noticed, this one is from Tony Moly as well! In regard to scent, the lavender was not overwhelming which was really nice. I left it on for 20 minutes and afterward my skin felt soft and plump, but again not as much as the first mask. Also, this mask stuck on very well. If you do not want a hydrating mask with hyaluronic acid, I would go with this one since the results were more noticeable than the others.

SNP Hydrating Face Mask – Koala

Out of all the masks this one was the most fun to try and looked really silly (sadly it was right before bed and I didn’t snap a picture). I mean my husband could not stop laughing when I put this on! In regard to the results, I thought I noticed my skin looking a bit more hydrated than before (but it could also have been in my head). I will definitely buy more from this brand, mainly because of the fun animal faces. If you have tried any of the SNP animal sheet masks, which one do you like?

I hope you enjoyed this post! I had a fun time trying out these different masks. Please leave comment below if you would like to see similar posts or have requests for something you would like me to review!

 

Out of all the masks this one was the most fun to try and looked really silly (sadly it was right before bed and I didn’t snap a picture). I mean my husband could not stop laughing when I put this on! In regard to the results, I thought I noticed my skin looking a bit more hydrated than before (but it could also have been in my head). I will definitely buy more from this brand, mainly because of the fun animal faces. If you have tried any of the SNP animal sheet masks, which one do you like?

I hope you enjoyed this post! I had a fun time trying out these different masks. Please leave comment below if you would like to see similar posts or have requests for something you would like me to review!

Hydrating Sheet Mask – Koala • $5
I’m Real Lavender Sheet Mask • Tony Moly • $3.75
Burt’s Bees Hydrating Sheet Mask • Burt’s Bees • $3.29
Master Lab Hyaluronic Acid Mask Sheet • Tony Moly • $4

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