Sheet Mask Showdown Vol. 3
It has been a hot minute since we've done one of these! I actually shot these waaayyyy back in April but because I had a job in cosmetics retail I was terrified of having a negative skin reaction so it took me quite a while to get around to finishing all the testing. I took notes when I tried each of these but I didn't give them a rating in my notes so now, months later for some of these, I'm having to try and interpret my notes to decide how much I liked each mask. I've explained this before on the blog but since it's been such a long time since I've done a skincare post I'll gloss over this once more here; dehydrated skin is lacking water and can effect all skin types, oily to dry, so for that you need something hydrating but for dry skin, which is lacking oil, you need something that is richer and more on the moisturizing/nourishing side (at least that's my understanding). I have pretty dry skin but technically I'm dry-combo since my nose can get quite oily on occasion and my forehead can show signs of dehydration - my fine lines look more intense when my skin is dehydrated. Moving forward just know that my perspective is that of someone with pretty dry skin that can get a little dehydrated so my needs and wants might be different from yours. I also wanted to explain my ranking system this time around since I've never done so before and though it might give you a better idea of what warrants a higher or lower rating from me;
☆ = I had a negative reaction and possibly had to remove early because it was irritating my skin so badly.
☆☆ = Zero benefits shown and possibly a minor negative reaction but nothing too bad or that lasted more than a day.
☆☆☆ = It's fine, skin looks okay, but it's not doing anything special for me beyond what my normal skincare routine does but there was no negative reaction.
☆☆☆☆ = This is some dang good stuff, skin looks much better with no negative reaction(s) but there's still minor room for improvement.
☆☆☆☆☆ = This is the best thing that has ever touched my skin and I look like an angel baby. Definitely no negative reaction but practically impossible to reach this level since I have incredibly high standards.
I also might take off half a star if something is overpriced or is only sold in multiples since those are negatives to me. There's also a bonus mask at the end that's not in the group photos because I purchased it way after the others but thought I'd still include it just for kicks and gigs. Let's get to it!
A few of these I bought from Anthropologie and Free People but if I found them cheaper elsewhere that is where I've linked to (to shop a mask click the image). It's quite funny, this time around the cheapest and the most expensive were the highest rated so that goes to show that it really doesn't matter how much money you spend and that you can find a good one regardless of your budget. From all the sheet masks I've tried thus far in my three Sheet Mask Showdowns the top three I would recommend, in no particular order, are:
I really like the Sulwhasoo mask but it's so expensive to buy the 10 pack and I have a hard time recommending a mask that you can't just purchase one of to try first and see if it works for your skin. Nonetheless, I hope you enjoyed the third installment of my Sheet Mask Showdown. There's definitely been a fair share of duds but the few good ones I've found made up for it. If you have any recommendations or if there's a mask you want me to try for the next round let me know, I'm always open to suggestions! I'm so sorry I didn't have a mid-week post last week but I will definitely have something this week so be sure to check back or follow me on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter to be the first to know when a new blog post goes live. ❤︎
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