Whenever the seasons change, I always like to prep my skin for the climate changes that may happen. So I decided to browse through some of the FaceShop’s Real Nature masks to help purify and rejuvenate my skin for the summer months ahead. I tried their Kelp mask and Red Ginseng mask. They were both single sheet masks at $2 each. A pretty reasonable price, if I say so myself!
Out of the 2 masks, I preferred using the kelp mask a little bit more. It went on like an ordinary sheet mask easily and it didn’t have an overpowering smell (neither did the red ginseng mask). I used the excess serum in the mask packaging and applied it along my neck and other areas that were not getting as much coverage or areas I wanted to have a little bit more boost. I liked this mask over the other because I felt like it delivered on what it was supposed to do a lot more than the red ginseng mask. It made my skin feel very smooth, hydrated and fresh. In terms of the mask’s purifying qualities, I think it did a decent job but I would need to use the mask more to validate that claim.
Kelp as the key ingredient for this mask is supposed to help with drawing out impurities and is known to have anti-aging properties. Additionally according to livestrong.com, kelp extract is also a great source of folic acid and is helpful with thyroid. Overall, this power packed ingredient is good on our face and sometimes in our bodies! (Please consult with your doctors before using kelp extract supplements)
Red Ginseng Mask
The red ginseng mask was OK. The sheet mask has a brownish colour that almost matched my skin. It went on easily just like the kelp mask or other sheet masks. Like the kelp mask, I also applied the excess serum on my neck. To be completely honest, I didn’t see a huge improvement on my skin after using this mask. From my research about red ginseng masks, it is definitely skincare product that you need to keep using over a longer period of time to see the results. I might come back and try this mask again but as of right now, it’s a pass for me.
An update about the elf mist & set spray from my Top 5 Under $5 post:
The setting spray was a definitely a good buy! I tend to use more powder-based makeup (powder foundation, blushes, highlighters, etc.) and I really like that it kept my makeup intact despite of my long workdays. Though I can tell why others who have reviewed the product may not like the bottle that the solution comes in, it didn’t bother me too much. I just held it a little farther away from my face to avoid droplets.
I’m doing some testing and researching for my summer makeup, skincare and fashion faves and wanted to ask if you guys and gals have any recommendations? 🙂 Feel free to leave a comment below and share with us your suggestions!