Is there a better time of year to talk about masks than Halloween? Not that I need an excuse; if you’re a regular reader, you know about my undying love for masks of all kinds. I came across these sheet masks from major-league Korean brand Tony Moly recently, and didn’t think twice about about giving them a try.
I admit it, I’m a mask-aholic. Every time I see a new one, I at least think about trying it. I am not partial to high end or drugstore; I have favorites on both ends. And I have spoken before about my fondness for K-beauty products, so when I saw a few new masks from long-time company SkinFood (a brand that I haven’t tried), I thought I’d give them a whirl. The results were…well, just keep reading.
Ever have one of those shopping trips where you go in looking for a particular item, and end up leaving with something entirely different? Well, it happened to me the other day. I had spotted a new skin care set from a favorite brand of mine on the Sephora website, and decided to skip the shipping and go over to my location and pick it up. I live very close to my Sephora, and of course I love hitting up what I call the “Goodie Aisle” as well, that little trail of mini and travel items they tempt you with on your way to the cashier. So I went in and lo and behold, they didn’t have what I was looking for. Rats. But bless them, those girls are so eager to please over there, they handed me off to one of their seasoned skin care experts (thanks Terry!) and she showed me a few different options that could also make me happy. She did a great job and in the end I couldn’t resist picking up the Aqua Favorites Fair Set from Belif, a Korean skin care brand that doesn’t get a ton of hype. Since I have sensitive combination skin, I felt like maybe a focus on hydration couldn’t hurt.
How incredibly hyped up has Korean skincare been in the past few years? I’m sure Korean women are laughing their heads off at the rest of the world; they’ve been using incredible products for years, and now suddenly everyone else is going wild for their long-time favorites. And while the market of options for American consumers continues to grow, I decided to dip my toe into the giant pool that is Korean skincare and grab a few sheet masks to try out. I am a moderate supporter of sheet masks; they have their positive sides, however I (being an old-school kind of girl) enjoy the satisfaction of spreading a nice creamy or mud-based mask on my face by hand, and waiting for it to work its magic. But for all you gals – and guys – out there who maybe don’t have the time to put into it, or just don’t want to deal with the mess, sheet masks could be your BFFs.