Skin Republic Sheet Masks

 

Hi everyone! I know I only posted once last week, it’s because I got super sick after Monday so last week was pretty much of a write off for me, I’ve been meaning to post about the Skin Republic Sheet Masks for some time now but I wanted to make sure I tried them all first and in between try some of the other masks I had so I make a proper comparison. Considering that they are probably the first range of sheet masks we have available here in South Africa, it’s big deal. Not only because I often talk about sheet masks that I got from my overseas trips and they’re not accessible here in SA but also it’s a breakthrough in terms of introducing sheet masks into the beauty culture.

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What is Skin Republic?

Skin Republic basically offers a range of dermatologically tested skin care products and they specialise in sheet masks for the face, under eyes, neck and feet (yes! There are sheet masks for your feet!). The sheet masks are made in Korea, which is a big deal for me because all the masks I love are Korean face masks! 🙂 They have 13 products in their range in total, I haven’t tried all 13 but I have tried 4 of their face masks, which you can read about further in my review. You can purchase these masks from Edgars, Red Square, Dischem and Clicks stores and the prices vary depending on the mask itself but the starting price is R35.

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What are sheet masks?

If you haven’t seen me rave about them already, sheet masks are basically cotton or fibre sheets which have been pre-cut so to leave a gap for eyes, nose and mouth etc. It has been pre-cut so as to fit the contour of your face to make sure the product reaches all areas and also for sake of convenience as you can just remove the sheet when the time is up and massage the rest of the product remaining into your skin. As many of you know what a pain it is to use “smear on” face masks where you have to wash off afterwards and it takes a huge chunk your time applying it.

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How do you use them?

In order to get the best use out of these masks, I usually apply it just before I go to bed, after my shower and after I have toned my face. I don’t recommend applying moisturiser before you use the masks because the masks itself are very moisturising so for that night I usually use it as a replacement for my moisturiser. I then leave the mask on for 15-20min. After I remove the sheet, I massage the residue product into my face with my middle and ring finger, then I leave my face to “air dry” and wait for the product to fully absorb into my skin. For people who use it for the first time, if you’re not used to the feeling of having sticky residue on your face, you’re going to have such an urge to rinse it with water but DO NOT RINSE because leaving the formula to absorb into your skin overnight really makes the masks more effective.

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My thoughts on Skin Republic Sheet Masks?

I love them! The packaging is convenient and the product smells great. The biggest thing for me is the product that the sheet mask is soaked in itself, and I personally like a more thick and gooey formula because I have dry skin. I tried 4 different face masks from their range, which are the Brightening Vitamin C Face Mask, Stem Cell Plant Protein Face Mask, Epidermal Growth Factor + Collagen Face Mask and the CoQ10 + Caviar Face Mask. You can click on the links to find more information from their website on the masks I tried. My 2 favourites are definitely the Vitamin C and the Caviar Face Masks. The formulae in all the ones I tried are very consistent, some may be slightly thicker than others but overall they’re very consistent. They all smell very good, very subtle, refreshing scent. My skin felt more supple, smooth and soft the following day. These masks are very comparable to the Korean masks I bought in Hong Kong, the formulae, the effect and even the sheets themselves, which is amazing that we can get them here locally in South Africa now. I really cannot rave enough about these masks because as I have mentioned previously in my post dedicated to face masks (HERE), it is an essential to my beauty routine, it’s my holy grail and I really recommend using sheet masks to everyone. These masks are super hydrating, especially if you have dry skin but if used long enough, it helps with fine lines and gives your skin a youthful glow.

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With love…xxx

Beauty: The Face Mask Queen

Hi Everyone! Hope you’re having a great week so far! :)If you follow me on any social network platforms (i.e. Twitter and Instagram), I often speak about using face masks or my “face mask night”. Face masks are an essential to my beauty routine, it makes my skin smooth, supple and soft! I started using face masks just over 3 years ago and I really feel as if it’s a staple and I can’t live without it. I’m sure many of you have experimented with face masks or mud masks in the past. However, I’m not speaking mud masks or anything that’s held in a “tub” which you have to smear on your face and wash off after some time. I’m talking about face masks the Asian way where there’s a thin sheet covered with all the good gooey stuff in a thin packet. Each packet is one application and you leave the thin sheet on your face for about 15-20min and no rinsing off is necessary.

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These types of face masks are super popular in Asia because they’re easy to use, no mess and no rinsing off after. You simply remove the sheet and massage the product into your skin and voila! I normally do them at night before I sleep because it takes slightly longer for the product to completely absorb and if you’re looking to apply makeup and go somewhere, it may still leave a sticky residue.

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The purpose of face masks is to give your skin the nurtrient boost it needs every once in a while. Just like hair masks, they’re usually thicker than conditioner and packed with nutrients for your hair. Your hair will come out softer and shinier after a hair mask and equally your skin will be smoother and softer after a face mask. I received some face masks to try from Skin Republic and Cettua, which I a sure many of you have seen available locally. I’ve included some photos but I will do a full review a bit later after I’ve tried and tested all of the ones I have. 🙂

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A good face mask will always cater for people with sensitive skin. If you have dry and sensitive skin like I do, it shouldn’t sting or hurt when the product touches your face. I used to use the Vitamin E Face Mask by The Body Shop back in the day and although it’s for dry and sensitive skin, it would sting everytime I applied it to my dry areas, such as my nose and around my mouth. It was terrible! Although it did relieve me from dry skin temporarily, I did not ever go back to it!

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I’ve been rather experimental with face masks but I stick to the same type, which are the sheet masks. There are plenty different brands to choose from in Asia and the goods ones are generally Korean. A good face mask will give your face that boost which leaves your skin smooth and radiant. I’ve often given my face masks to others to try around me and I’ve always gotten back the same response: “I felt that my skin was more radiant in the morning!”

 

 

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I got the Faith in Face masks for Xmas last year from E’s sister. Totally in love with them! If you haven’t already started using face masks or it isn’t part of your routine yet, you should definitely give it a try! Look out for my reviews later of the sheet masks from Skin Republic and Cettua, which are currently the only brands available here in South Africa that I know of anyways. Thank you for reading!

With love…xxx