First Impression + Review | Dermal Royal Jelly Collagen Essence Mask

 

We’re a few days into the week & it’s time to put on a mask & spa on!

Today I tried a new brand of sheet masks from Korea called Dermal & so this post is going to be all about my First Impressions/Review of the Dermal Royal Jelly Collagen Essence Mask

Dermal Royal Jelly Collagen Essence Mask

 

About the Brand:

“DERMAL is a popular brand with young people, because of its fine quality and moderate prices, nowadays has become Korea’s top-selling skin-care product and manufacturer, its natural ingredients, rich in fruit and herbal extracts with different effective in improving skin quality. Last but not least, Dermal granted Quality Awards in Korea, it is no doubt about quality standard.”

Dermal Royal Jelly Collagen Essence Mask Review

First things first, I really liked the packaging of these masks… very simple yet colourful & bright.

As you can see in the image, the mask has three specific benefits mentioned on it –

Nutrition – Moisturizing – Refining

 

Description

DERMAL ESSENCE MASK is a new essence mask which specially formulates cosmetics to penetrate highly concentrated active ingredients into the skin while keeping air out of the skin completely thus, it makes your tired skin moistened, elastic, clear and relieves your skin from stress.

 

Ingredients

Dermal Royal Jelly Collagen Essence Mask Ingredients

 

What it promises:

  • Contains Royal Jelly extract which is a complex of various kinds of micro elements such as protein, fat, carbohydrate, water & etc, thus , it provides nutrition to tired and troubled skin and keeps the skin always healthy and soft.
  • Vitamin E and Collagen- provides skin nutrition & makes it appear healthy and elastic.
  • Acts as a Mini Cleanup

 

Does it deliver? My thoughts?

Totally! I fell in LOVE with this mask.

The sheet mask was drenched in essence, but not the kinds that starts to drip all over you & make a mess. The essence on this mask was clear & thick in consistency.

The quality & texture of the mask is good – it’s thick, but very soft at the same time.

Dermal Royal Jelly Collagen Essence Sheet Mask

I think as for fit, this is probably the BEST fitting mask for me so far from the ones I’ve tried. As you can see in the pictures, the sheet has slits in various places for the mask to lay on your skin perfectly.

For once the eye & mouth holes on a mask were Perfect for my face! The corners of the eye holes lay just ‘right’ on my face so there was no discomfort or pokiness around the eyes.

The Dermal Royal Jelly Sheet Mask feels instantly cooling & soothing on the skin. I felt no irritation or itchiness the whole time I had this on.

Once my 25 minutes were up, I took the mask off and patted the excess essence on my skin….& my skin just drank it up!

I also love the fact that the essence is not sticky at all, so when you remove the sheet mask you won’t even feel any product sitting on your skin.

Dermal Royal Jelly Collagen Essence Mask Texture
Dermal Royal Jelly Collagen Essence Mask Texture

 

Now as for what I did NOT like about this sheet mask – the fragrance. Right when I opened the pack I could immediately smell the fragrance & to be honest not a natural, pleasant fragrance…this smelt quite like a nail polish.

It smells nothing like honey, so be prepared for that. The scent however goes away in 2 minutes or less, so it’s not a deal-breaker for me personally.

Rating– 4.5/5

 

Would I recommend this product?

Absolutely. I’m going to get my hands on plenty more of these Dermal Royal Jelly Collagen Essence Masks.

And last but not the least, here’s a totally embarrassing (read Scary!) picture of me with the mask on!

Dermal Royal Jelly Collagen Essence Mask Review

 

**Buy them HERE in India

 

*This was very kindly sent to me by  LeoMarshellImpex for reviewing, but my thoughts & opinions are honest as always. 

 

Read all about the different Sheet Masks I’ve used so far:

MOND’SUB Anti-wrinkle & Moisturizing Facial Sheet Mask

Purederm Age Defying Collagen Mask

Mond’sub Facial Sheet Masks

 

Please leave me recommendations of sheet masks that you use & love, because I’m always on the hunt for something new!

And if you’ve tried DERMAL before or wish to….please leave me a comment down below telling me all about your thoughts on it.  ❤

xoxo

MOND’SUB Anti-wrinkle & Moisturizing Facial Mask Review

 

“Invest in your skin. It is going to represent you for a very long time.”
-Linden Tyler

 

…Shall we then?! 🙂

As you know I’m diving into the glory of facial sheet masks currently….loving them and trying tons of different ones to understand what suits my skin the best.

Korean sheet masks are all the craze right now, but sadly for someone like me who lives in India, they’re not accessible very easily. When I first started to read more about why this trend caught on fire so quick, all I wanted was to get my hands on a sheet mask to see what the hype was about.

Don’t get me wrong…sheet masks are available on Amazon & eBay, but they’re so expensive (read overpriced) that someone who is just getting into them will probably not want to invest so much money in them…specially when you don’t know if or not it will even suit your skin.

Well, I did not!

Hours after searching online, I came across MOND’SUB on Amazon & was really intrigued.  The packaging looked amazing….the ingredient list was interesting & the variety was awesome. Sadly, when I Googled for reviews, only 1 came up… wth!

…So needless to say, I ordered a couple of Mond’sub Facial Sheet Masks. (See my first impressions of them HERE)

The first couple of sheet masks I used from them, I LOVED and luckily today I’m getting a chance to collaborate with the brand! I’m going to be reviewing each of their different varieties of sheet masks & sharing with you guys my honest thoughts/opinions on them.

Also, I have a coupon code you can use for 20% off on any of their sheet masks, so read till the end!)

So here’s the third variety I’ve tried from MOND’SUBThe Collagen Silk Mask Series

MOND'SUB Anti-wrinkle & Moisturizing Facial Sheet Mask

MOND’SUB Anti-wrinkle & Moisturizing Facial Sheet Mask

“Formulated with several plant extracted essences, this formula is specially designed for dry skin, mature or prematurely aging skin. The mask can promote skin’s metabolism, balance skin nutriments and water, replenish skin fully, nourish and hydrate skin, increase skin’s vigor, arouse loose and ageing skin, activate skin’s natural anti-ageing ability, keep skin smooth, elastic and moist, bring you a youthful and pleasant appearance.”

MOND'SUB Anti-wrinkle & Moisturizing Facial Sheet Mask Review

 

Ingredients & How to Use:

MOND'SUB Anti-wrinkle & Moisturizing Facial Sheet Mask Ingredients

 

What it promises:

  • Moisturizing , Rehydrating , Brightening & Smoothening
  • Accelerating Cell Renewal
  • Tightening, Lifting & Anti-Wrinkle

 

Does it deliver? My thoughts?

Yes, it does!

Let’s kick off with the good things about this mask:

The packaging is pretty & so girly!

When you open the pack, the sheet mask is folded neatly inside, drenched in essence.

There’s 3 layers in the packaging – so don’t be confused when you see it for the first time. The instructions on the back are all in English (*big thumbs up*) & it states clearly how to apply. (see the image above)

The mask is in-between a pearlised film & an outer blue fiber film, making sure that it stays safe & doesn’t rip as you’re trying to get it on your face.

MOND'SUB Anti-wrinkle & Moisturizing Facial Sheet Mask

Another great thing is that the sheet mask has no scent to it, so perfect for those of you who are sensitive to fragrance in skincare.

The sheet mask texture felt a bit different than the others, it was more porous (if that’s the right word) and held the essence pretty well, meaning at the end of 20 minutes when I removed the sheet mask, it still had a LOT of essence in it.

MOND'SUB Anti-wrinkle & Moisturizing Facial Sheet Mask Texture
MOND’SUB Anti-wrinkle & Moisturizing Facial Sheet Mask Texture

There’s not too much essence leftover in the packet after you’ve applied the mask and neither does the essence drip everywhere….it is pretty thick in consistency.

Lastly & most importantly, it really did feel like my skin was moisturised, brightened and lifted…I could honestly feel the difference in my skin.

MOND'SUB Anti-wrinkle & Moisturizing Facial Sheet Mask

Now moving on to what I didn’t quite like about this mask:

Like I’ve said before, my biggest complaint with this brand (so far) is that the eye & mouth slits are tiny! (see in the image above)

I really wish the eye & mouth holes were wider & bigger, because if you’re someone like me with big eyes, the sheet mask will poke you & feel uncomfortable.

Having said that, I usually always lay down, shut my eyes & relax for 20 minutes, so not a deal breaker. But if you really get bugged with something like that, I would suggest just cut them out bigger with scissors before applying.

The second not-so-great thing with this mask was that once I removed it, the essence leftover after patting my skin felt sticky. I have acne-prone skin & so anything sticky or tacky sitting on my skin really worries me. Needless to say, I washed my face after half an hour.

For those wondering if it broke me out- no it did not 🙂

Rating– 4/5

 

Would I recommend this product?

Yes, I would.

If you’re looking for a hydrating and firming sheet mask, grab this one!

 

Thanks to Wespro Corporation & Hair4Real, I have a 20% discount code for anyone who wishes to try their sheet masks.

Simply go to their WEBSITE or contact them directly to place an order. The 20% discount coupon code & contact details are mentioned below:

Coupon Code – ANKITA20

Contact number :
 022 24 4724 05    022 24 4724 09

 

Read all about the different Sheet Masks I’ve used so far:

Dermal Royal Jelly Collagen Essence Mask

Purederm Age Defying Collagen Mask

Mond’sub Facial Sheet Masks

 

Purederm Age Defying Collagen Mask Review

 

They say ‘Love the skin you’re in’….

… I say ‘Love‘ your skin first and you’re bound to fall in love with it…make sense???

Today I’d like to share with you my second experience with a brand of sheet masks called Purederm…but before I get into the details of that, here’s a little about the brand itself.

Purederm Skin Solutions claim – “Now you can get Korean professional-level treatments from the comfort of your home. Purederm products are some the highest quality imported skincare treatments. And these will cost you quite a bit less than your usual beauty products.

For pure and perfect skin, choose Purederm. You can rely on Purederm’s innovative range of patches and masks to clarify and perfect your appearance. Purederm has a range of Anti-Wrinkle, Age Defying and Spot Reducing products for the skin.”

Purederm has quite a few different varieties of facial sheet masks and the ones I choose are from their Skin Recovery range. Here’s a look at the variety I bought:

Purederm Skin Recovery Sheet Masks

Purederm Skin Recovery Sheet Masks
Purederm (L to R) – Age Defying Collagen Mask, Firming Lift Coenzyme Q10 Mask, Green Tea Collagen Mask

Today I’ll talk about the Age Defying Collagen Mask from Purederm.

Purederm Age Defying Collagen Mask

This came in a pack of 4 for Rs. 580/- …not bad when you read what the brand claims it will do!

“Blended with collagen, vitamin E, green tea extracts and tropical fruits to nourish your skin. Provides intense hydration to help reduce facial lines and signs of ageing. All-natural pulp cloth retains moisture helping pores to fully absorb Purederm’s beneficial ingredients. Effective for replenishing and nourishing.”

Purederm Skin Recovery Age Defying Collagen Mask
Purederm Skin Recovery Age Defying Collagen Mask

 

What it promises:

•Restore moisture & elasticity

•Diminish signs of ageing

•Clear complexion & make skin more youthful

Purederm Age Defying Collagen Mask
Purederm Age Defying Collagen Mask Ingredients & How to Use

 

Ingredients:
Aqua (water), glycerin, acacia Senegal extract, hydroxyethylcellulose,betaglucan, phyto collagen, hydrogenated castor oil, allantoin, camellia sinensis extract, mulberry root extract, alanine,proline, glycine, sorbitol, arginine, glutamic acid, panthenol, arbutin, cabbage rose water, papaya fruit extract, phenoxyethanol, disodium EDTA, methylparaben, parfum.

 

Does it deliver? My thoughts?

Well, errrr….almost.

I’ll explain right from the beginning. It was a pain to rip the packet open and for a moment I thought I was accidentally going to rip the mask in my attempts to open the ‘bottle’ shaped packaging. (*thumbs down*)

Once I did manage to get to the mask I noticed right away that there wasn’t a lot of essence in the packet, be that in the actual sheet mask or the essence leftover in the packaging.

With my last sheet mask (Mond’sub Facial Sheet Mask), the mask was drenched in essence & I still had at least a tablespoon worth (if not more) of leftover essence in the packaging. Sadly, that was not the case with Purederm! 😦

The good part though with the Purederm Age Defying Collagen Mask was the fit.

Purederm Age Defying Collagen Mask
Purederm Age Defying Collagen Mask Fit & Texture

As you can see the mask has slits so that the sheet mask can really sit on your skin & let it absorb all the goodness from the essence.

The texture is somewhat like Tissue papery …thick and not easy to tear.

Purederm Age Defying Collagen Mask

The eyeholes were nice and wide, plus they have flaps so if you’d like to cover your eyelids while laying down, you can! (*thumbs up*)

Once on the skin, the mask sits well, but then again, within 5-8 minutes I felt that it started to dry out, which obviously means it is not rich in essence. (*another thumbs down*)

If we talk about the ‘feel’ of the essence itself, it is clear and has a very very faint fragrance (not bothersome whatsoever). My skin looked moisturised, hydrated and glowy, plus it din’t feel sticky or tacky at all once I removed the mask. (*BIG thumbs up*)

Rating- 2.5/5

I would have LOVED this mask if there was more product in the sheet, but oh well, not too bad after all. I will be using the ones left from this pack and also hope that the other 2 from this range will perhaps do better than this one….shall keep you posted… watch this space for more details!

 

Read all about the different Sheet Masks I’ve used so far:

Dermal Royal Jelly Collagen Essence Mask

MOND’SUB Anti-wrinkle & Moisturizing Facial Sheet Mask

Mond’sub Facial Sheet Masks

 

Much Love

xoxo

 

 

Mond’sub Facial Sheet Mask Review

One of the biggest trends right now are Facial Sheet Masks…also called the lazy girl’s facial aka best friend!

It’s not just the celebrities who are posting selfies after selfies of their faces adorned with sheet masks, it’s every other girl….and there is a very good reason as to why this trend has caught up so quickly.

I’ve never really been much into skincare, but lately I’ve felt like the years are finally catching up with me & I really need to start paying attention to my skin. As I browsed through the internet, I was repeatedly hit in the face with ads of how GREAT facial sheet masks were for your skin & why I should try them out.

After hours of contemplating I finally gave in & decided to give this trend a try. Online shopping is a HOT favourite of mine, so obviously I took to Amazon.in to help me out with my hunt for the perfect facial sheet mask. I came across a brand named Mond’sub, which really intrigued me, but sadly when I tried to Google reviews of this brand only ONE came up…One?!

mondsub-facial-sheet-masks
Mond’sub Facial Sheet Masks

The packaging looks amazing….the ingredient list is interesting and the variety is awesome…so needless to say, I ordered a couple of Mond’sub Facial Sheet Masks.

Without further rambling, let’s jump in ‘coz I’m so excited to share them with you!

So the first sheet mask I got was the Mond’sub Hyaluronic Acid Instant Cool Moisturizing & Brightening Facial Sheet Mask.

mondsub-hyaluronic-acid-instant-cool-moisturizing-brightening-facial-sheet-mask
Mond’sub Hyaluronic Acid Instant Cool Moisturizing & Brightening Sheet Mask

This came in a pack of 4 for Rs. 599/- (now priced 100 bucks cheaper!), which I thought was a decent price to pay. As you may know Hyaluronic Acid is amazing for skin and this mask really did live up to all my expectations.

mondsub-hyaluronic-acid-instant-cool-moisturizing-brightening-facial-sheet-mask-ingredients
Usage – Mond’sub Hyaluronic Acid Instant Cool Moisturizing & Brightening Sheet Mask

“With enough nutritious constituent essence, it penetrates into the skin bottom, helps the replenish the moisture inside and out, strengthens moisturizing ability for longer lasting. Makes skin bright, soft and tender with full youthful vigor.”

Ingredients -Mond'sub Hyaluronic Acid Instant Cool Moisturizing & Brightening Sheet Mask
Ingredients -Mond’sub Hyaluronic Acid Instant Cool Moisturizing & Brightening Sheet Mask

What it promises:

• Moisturizing , Rehydrating , Brightening & Smoothening

• Accelerating Cell Renewal

• Tightening, Lifting & Anti-Wrinkle

Does it deliver? My thoughts?

Hell YES! My skin felt incredibly hydrated and the redness and acne bumps on my face seemed to have settled and calmed down. Incredible mask!

The sheet has a LOT of essence and even after you’ve used the mask there’s a lot of product inside the packet that you can use on your neck and arms.

The only negative (for me personally) is that the eye holes are tiny!

Rating– 5/5

The next one I tried was the Mond’sub Witch Hazel, Lavender & Q10 Facial Sheet Mask.

Mond'sub Witch Hazel, Lavender & Q10 Facial Sheet Mask
Mond’sub Witch Hazel, Lavender & Q10 Facial Sheet Mask

“This mask tones & refreshes the skin. By purifying the pores of the skin it helps to avoid pimples & acne caused by pore inflammation. It can promote the natural collagen production, give you a glowing look.”

Mond'sub Witch Hazel, Lavender & Q10 Facial Sheet Mask Ingredients
Mond’sub Witch Hazel, Lavender & Q10 Facial Sheet Mask Ingredients

What it promises:

  • Clean pores
  • Remove fatigue from face

Did it deliver? My thoughts?

Yes….but I didn’t find this as drenched in essence as compared to the Hyaluronic Acid one. There was also a lot less excess product left in the packet, so you can barely put it on your neck. Once again the eye holes are tiny 😦

But, the great part is, these masks don’t slide/slip off the face, so you can go about doing your daily chores.

Rating – 3/5

The other’s that I’ve bought but I am yet to try:

Mond’sub Tea Tree & Peptide Cleansing Facial Sheet Mask

Mond'sub Tea Tree & Peptide Cleansing Facial Sheet Mask
Mond’sub Tea Tree & Peptide Cleansing Facial Sheet Mask

“With the extract of tea tree and peptide, this mask can help nourish the skin, balance oil secretion and repair the problem skin to let you feel refreshed without any stickiness after using it.”

Mond'sub Tea Tree & Peptide Cleansing Facial Sheet Mask Ingredients
Mond’sub Tea Tree & Peptide Cleansing Facial Sheet Mask Ingredients

What it promises:

  • Balance oil secretion
  • Nourish skin
  • Help trigger collagen production
  • Repair damaged skin

 

The last sheet mask from Mond’sub that I have is the Mond’sub Aloe Vera + EGF Moisturizing & Antiwrinkle Facial Sheet Mask.

Mond'sub Aloe Vera + EGF Moisturizing & Antiwrinkle Facial Sheet MaskMond'sub Aloe Vera + EGF Moisturizing & Antiwrinkle Facial Sheet Mask
Mond’sub Aloe Vera + EGF Moisturizing & Antiwrinkle Facial Sheet Mask

“With the extract of aloe vera and EGF, this mask can soothe and heal your skin with a royal relaxation feeling. Meanwhile it can also help protect your skin from external damage.” 

Mond'sub Aloe Vera + EGF Moisturizing & Antiwrinkle Facial Sheet Mask Ingredients
Mond’sub Aloe Vera + EGF Moisturizing & Antiwrinkle Facial Sheet Mask Ingredients

What it promises:

  • Repair damaged skin
  • Promote healthy skin renewal
  • Stress relieving

That’s all for my first ever Mond’sub Sheet Mask Haul and mini-review….I’ve ordered a couple of more sheet masks from this brand and others as well….so watch this space for more info.

Also, if you use and love sheet masks, leave me comments & recommendations….would love to hear what else I must try 🙂

Read all about the different Sheet Masks I’ve used so far:

Dermal Royal Jelly Collagen Essence Mask

MOND’SUB Anti-wrinkle & Moisturizing Facial Sheet Mask

Purederm Age Defying Collagen Mask

 

Much love

xoxo

Mask of Magnaminty by LUSH (My Favourite Thing No. 2)

 

It’s that time of the year when everyone’s talking about ‘favourites’! And so, we are too ;P

 

This favourite of mine is something that’s for everyone out there…like literally EVERYONE! And for once I’m really excited because even the ‘men’ can relate to and actually USE this favourite…isn’t that a win-win!? 🙂

 

Let me explain… no this isn’t a ‘makeup’ favourite…instead, it’s a Skincare favourite 🙂

 

Skincare is something that people are increasingly becoming aware of and are interested in….be that someone in their 30’s or even as young as 14. What’s even more interesting is that men today are coming out of the shell and embracing skincare products more than ever before (I mean seriously, rugged IS sexy, but who doesn’t like a man who’s clean and well-groomed!?)

 

So without me rambling any further, let’s see what is today’s favourite…

 

Mask of Magnaminty by LUSH
‘Mask of Magnaminty’ by LUSH

Mask of Magnaminty Face and Body Mask by LUSH!

 

I have terribly sensitive and oily skin that’s prone to break outs and rashes, so it wasn’t a surprise that my love for makeup din’t go down too well with my dear skin (and it does remind me that every now & then!). On a recent trip with my dear hubby, we walked into a lush store and the lady there recommended I try out the Mask of Magnaminty when I told her i was looking for a face mask that would draw out the oil from my skin and help clear out spots.

 

I’ve used it for over a month now and am totally and absolutely in love with it!

 

 

Mask of Magnaminty Face and Body Mask
‘Mask of Magnaminty’ Face and Body Mask

Mask of Magnaminty is not face cleanser or exfoliant that can be used daily, it’s a face and body mask that cleanses from deep within. As the name suggests, it is a Peppermint (minty) mask and has China Clay in it that helps to draw out impurities from deep within your skin.

 

Mask of Magnaminty (Ingredients)
Mask of Magnaminty – Ingredients

 

 

The first time i used this mask i was surprised (in a good way) because it feels tingly when you apply it…somewhat like when you use a mouthwash! Haha! The scent is very fresh and natural (mint like, obviously!), but not overpowering or uncomfortable. If you’re someone who has acne marks on their face and feels that a deep clean of pores is what will help, then this is for you 🙂

 

Mask of Magnaminty (Texture)
Mask of Magnaminty – Texture

 

 

You can see here that the mask has a texture to it and that’s because it contains tons of aduki beans in it which helps to exfoliate and get rid of dry, flaky skin. There’s also vanilla absolute in the mask along with honey to help calm down redness in skin and soothe it.

 

Mask of Magnaminty (Aduki Beans)
Aduki Beans in Mask of Magnaminty

 

 

 

Because the texture is grainy, you’ll need to apply the Mask of Magnaminty very generously on your skin, or else you’ll end up with a patchy application. Leave it on for about 10-15 minutes and you’ll see how it pulls all the oils and dirt to the surface of the skin.

 

Mask of Magnaminty (How to Use)
Squeaky Clean Skin in Minutes!

 

 

I prefer and recommend that you use a flannel soaked in warm water to wash this mask as rubbing it off with your fingers might irritate your skin. Not to forget that the warm flannel will also help to open pores of the skin and clean out impurities better.

Lush Mask Of Magnaminty Review
Lush ‘Mask Of Magnaminty’ – Close-Up

 

 

 

Mask of Magnaminty for me is the ‘King of all face masks’, it is intense and at the same time soothing (definitely not abrasive or harsh). I highly recommend that you give it a try and see the results. I use this mask twice a week and can already see how much it’s helping my skin.

 

Mask of Magnaminty (Kinf of Masks)
The King of Masks!

 

 

Unlike some products from lush, you needn’t refrigerate this mask, but being a handmade product it does have an expiry date, so be aware of that and keep that in mind when you pick up a tub of this mask.

 

 

Lastly, I’ve said this before on my blog, but I’ll say it again…I despise animal testing & do NOT support brands or products that test on animals in any way…it’s a thought that boils my blood and makes me feel sick in the stomach.

Let's Fight Animal Testing - LUSH
Let’s Fight Animal Testing – Spread the Word

 

 

This is an attempt to spread the word that natural is definitely the way to go and for that reason too LUSH is a brand that is on the top of my list of favourites! If you too support ‘no animal testing’, please share this post & let’s help each other reach the people!

 

Let me know if you’ve tried the Mask of Magnaminty and what has been your experience with it…and also give me recommendations on what else i should try out next from their range!

 

Love you all! xoxo