Sunday, March 15, 2015

Weekend Masking: SK-II Facial Treatment Mask Review




No better time for pampering than the weekend, and no better way to do it than with an ultra expensive sheet mask. This has got to the most expensive sheet mask I have ever used!! It's $21 if you buy individually, and $168 + tax for a box of 10, eeps! If it wasn't for my best friend gifting this to me, I honestly would not have splurged this much on something I had not tried before.

I have used 5 sheets now...I'm sad half the box is gone!


 First off, the sheet is very BIG... with a bit too much excess material for my smaller facial frame. Unfortunately the eye shape/holes doesn't suit me well at all (too close together) and thus there's always a bit of mask touching the edge of one of my eyes no matter how I place it. It's not terrible but enough to be annoying. Although I should mention I have this problem with most other masks I've tried.

The sheet is also very thick, which isn't a problem in and of itself but again due to the excess for my face it moves around and lifts a fair bit, so I have to smooth it back down every couple of minutes. The product the mask is soaked in is gel-like and contains SK-II's signature Pitera compound (derived from sake fermentation, which is the supposedly magical anti-aging compound in all of SK-II's products).

When I use this I apply the mask after cleansing and drying my face. I leave it on for about 30 minutes, then massage my face and go right to sleep. Though the price is steep, I do have to admit this works better than any other mask I've tried (usually in the $2-5 range). My skin looks brighter, smoother, calmer (less red), and my pores...what pores?! Ok fine it's not magical, of course I still see pores, but way less. The effect lasts for about 2-3 days noticeably and then is sadly gone.


My frugal-ness also keeps the left over product from the sachet in a mini-jar, and it is enough for another 1-2 applications (without the mask). I never do this for the cheaper masks, as it's not worth the effort, but for close to $20 per mask/sachet thing, I think it is...




Overall, I love this product and what it does for my face...but I say it hesitantly because I hate that I love it... because the price is almost not justifiable. Also I do wish the mask itself wasn't so big or that the eye holes were further apart, but those are smaller issues. I hate to admit it but... in the end I will probably be saving up to repurchase this, sigh...

Have you tried the SK-II masks before? What's your favorite sheet mask?






6 comments:

  1. I have always wanted to try this but the steep price stops me every time. It is such a great idea to store up the excess serum for future uses. Maybe I will try this with the Sephora chic sale in April :)

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    1. The prices are also keeping me from trying other SK-II products! You're right, the April sale will be here soon enough though...

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  2. would love to try this it sounds so good, the price tag is a little out of my range though!

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    1. It is also out of my price range, I convince myself that saving some of the serum helps :) this friend always introduces me to things I have difficulty affording lol

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  3. Ouch at the price! But hey, at least you're seeing some results, right? Especially if it helps with pores. So I guess it's worth it! And what a great idea to store the leftover product! I'd totally do that, too! ;D

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    1. You're right, better than continuing to use something that doesn't even work and waste more money that way :) I guess it's true sometimes you get what you pay for!

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