Hello! I hope those of you on the east coast are staying safe and dry! I'm thankful that Sandy is bypassing us here in the Maritimes so the weather shouldn't be too bad though. My thoughts are with those affected.
I tried out MaskerAide's All Nighter sheet mask ($4.99 CAD each), which I received in October's Topbox. MaskerAide is a new Canadian brand whose masks are formulated here but made in Korea. They are eco-friendly, vegan, free of common skin irritants, and chock-full of vitamins and nutrients. There are currently six different masks available, focusing on different skincare need, which can be bought through their website (they ship internationally). They're also now available through the store on Topbox.ca!
Sheet masks are popular in parts of Asia and have been making their way to the West. MaskerAide explains:
You may be wondering what a sheet mask is. Well, it is a special type of facial mask made from a thin fiber sheet that is cut to contour to your face. The fiber mask is soaked in a highly concentrated serum that is infused with vitamins and nutrients. [x]
They look kind of crazy, and could probably double as part of a Halloween costume ("person-whose-skin-is-shedding"?) but they are effective!
I was happy to receive the All Nighter mask, as I have a tendency to stay up at ungodly hours of the night, which can take its toll on my skin. This type is described as:
Whether you were up all night studying or out all night partying, we’ve got you covered to face the long day ahead. Apply our ALL NIGHTER mask to awaken, refresh and replenish your skin. The cooling effects of the mask will help de-puff and awaken your eyes, while natural Peppermint Oil awakens your senses. Aloe, Argan Oil, Heartleaf (a powerful detoxifier), Honey, Super Fruit and Cactus Extracts work together to erase the signs of the previous night and get you “boardroom” ready! [x]
This mask is cold when first put on, but after the initial shock it's quite comfortable (think: cold showers). There's a nice peppermint scent that isn't overwhelming. The mask is easy to align with your eyes, nose, and mouth and it's drenched in serum (though not so much that it would drip everywhere). It's best to use this lying down though, and I love anything that tells me to relax for 20 minutes!
After removing, there was still serum left on my skin which can be left on or cleansed off. I opted to leave it on, and it took about 10-15 minutes to completely soak into the skin. Any leftover serum from the mask or packet can also be used to rub into your neck, chest, etc.
The mask was very moisturizing and I noticed over the course of the day my complexion was a lot brighter and more even. I actually looked like I was glowing! My dark circles were still there but there was no puffiness. I'm really impressed at how it made me look so much fresher, and yes, more awake. I recommend this to anyone looking for some early morning TLC and I'd like to try the other mask types too!
Have you tried any of MaskerAide's masks or any other type of sheet masks?
Product received in a previous Topbox, whose subscription I bought myself. All opinions are my own.