You might have seen from my previous post about Korean beauty shop, Mask House that I’m rather fond of Korean beauty products. During my visit to the Newcastle Mask House store I went a little overboard with my purchases (or not, depending on your beauty junkie status!) and I’ve been reviewing them over the past few weeks to get a real feel for them.
Here’s how I got on…
White Tone Up Sleeping Mask, Innisfree at Mask House, £12.08
I can’t get enough of this. It’s one of my favourite treatments in my night time skin care regime. My first thought was how amazing this smelled! It has lovely fruity and floral notes which makes using this an absolute pleasure. It’s the perfect mid-week treat.
I was initially very surprised by the tiny white beads in it but I persevered…
This sleeping mask contains five active ingredients extracted from pure berries to make skin glow. Other ingredients include jeju green complex (made with green tea, tangerine, cactus, camellia leaves, and orchids). It’s also free from parabens and synthetic colourants.
I like to use this gel sleeping mask a few times a week as a little pick me up when my skin feels in need of a little TLC. It’s lovely to apply and because it absorbs into my skin within a matter of minutes it means I can put this on face and catch up on my beauty sleep straight away! It’s very easy to wash off in the morning. I’ll definitely be using this again!
Aqua Pump Intensive Moisturiser, Mask House, £11.99
During winter my skin can be an absolute nightmare to deal with. It can be dry and feel tight… so not attractive, right?! Hence why I was exited to try this intensive moisturising cream.
It smells very pleasant and has a lovely consistency. It’s made with yeast-derived ceramide 3, which allows the cream to penetrate deeply into skin. The beauty of this product is that it can be used as a moisturiser, make up base or a sleeping mask. I love using sleeping masks and because I was initially concerned it would be too heavy as a morning moisturiser, I tried it as a sleeping mask first.
I’m impressed at how this moisturised my combination and sensitive skin. Perhaps I was a tad overzealous with my first application (a common beauty junkie problem!) because my skin was a little red. The next time I used it (I applied less) I was pleased at the overall improvement. It’s perfect for days when my skin is starved of moisture.
Moistfull Collagen Skin Facial Freshener, Etude House at Mask House, £12.99
I love using facial toners. They instantly refresh your skin and leave it smooth and ready for make up. This is one of Etude House’s international bestsellers and I was very excited to try it!
It’s formulated with collagen and ceramide capsules for instant hydration (perfect for parched skin!). It also contains Baobab tree extract to help with lifting skin and making it brighter. It’s paraben-free too!
My skin feels super smooth after using this. It’s certainly a keeper!
Egg Pore Tightening Cooling Pack, Tony Moly at Mask House, £7.99
First of all, HOW CUTE IS THE PACKAGING OF THIS?! I’ll admit that’s what first drew me to it. I mean, let’s face it, something this adorable is just asking to be bought isn’t it? Anyway, back to the product…
To open it, just unscrew from the middle. The actual product is stored in the bottom half, which is quite wasteful considering the size of the top half of the egg. Still, it’s quirky packaging at its best.
After washing my face I apply a thin layer of this pack and let it dry. It’s a strange sensation as it cools my face. This is to tighten pores but if you like, you can use it across your whole face. It can be washed off with lukewarm water approximately 10-15 minutes later.
I love how this helps my skin. It tightens my pores and gets rids of any excess sebum on my oily t-zone. It’s gentle enough to use once or twice a week. With ingredients such as camellia flower extract and kaolin clay, it’s east to see why this is so good at smoothing skin. Definitely a repeat purchase!
Baking Powder Pore Cleansing Foam, Etude House at Mask House, £8.99
This has a lovely, subtle lemon scent. I’m usually very cautious about using exfoliating cleansing foams because I have sensitive skin that’s prone to redness but this one is very gentle.
Once I’ve taken my make up off with an oil cleanser (step one of my Korean beauty regime) I use this to clean my face thoroughly. Korean skin care is all about the double cleanse! This one gets to work straight away.
All I have to do is wet my face and apply a small amount to my hands. Once it’s lathered up, I apply the foam to my face and gently massage it in. It’s easy to remove it with warm water. Afterwards my skin feels instantly refreshed and my pores appear less noticeable. Fabulous!