Found these Dermal collagen masks recommended in one of the HG sheet mask threads and decided to take the plunge and order them off of Amazon. $11 for 16 masks and free Prime shipping~
I finally found some time to try my first one today so no reviews yet but I loved my little color wheel so I had to share. :)
Haha I was an international student with a huge debt so I would think twice even for a $20 product. These masks are very hydrating and refreshing, this is exactly what I needed after long sleepless nights spent doing project !
Hey there! I'm sorry you're going through a bad time, hopefully these reccomendations can help even a little! I think a sheet mask would be a great thing to try. There are these ones: Dermal Korea facial masks https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00BAM7F8C/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_B5TxAbTRMZ30Z They are hydrating and have these little flaps that you can flip over your closed eyes that would allow essence to be soaked in. Also they're just a pampering experience, you get to lay down and relax while your face soaks in things that are good for it. There are a ton of other sheet mask options on Amazon prime too! If you have any ingredient sensitivities then be sure to check that before you order! I also just reccomend a cool compress over your eyes. It helps the redness and inflammation go do a little then you can follow up with a sheet mask or a lighter toner/essence that sinks into your skin well. Just be careful of your eyes! Good luck!
I’ve been downvotes for this before but I really enjoy Sephora brand sheet masks. They’re constantly running a promo if you add 4 to your cart one is free so they’re only $4.50 each. I love the algae one the most. Green tea and rose are also nice.
I also bought this pack from amazon and really liked them Dermal Korea Collagen Essence Full Face Facial Mask Sheet, 16 Combo Pack https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00BAM7F8C/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_bRG1CbN3MS6HM
Since you live in the US, you can probably find the Hada Labo Tokyo line online in Walgreen's, Target, or eBay - it's just the US packaging of the Japanese brand, Hada Labo, and I see a lot of comments that recommend you getting their cleanser :) For Hada Labo Tokyo, it's called their Hydrating Facial Cleanser, and yeah, it's probably the best foaming cleanser I've tried that's also low pH and super affordable (I think it's like a little less than $7 on eBay, sold by Target). I'd also highly recommend getting a thin, hydrating layer before you seal it in with a moisturizer, a lot of people like the Hada Labo Gokujyun Lotion (US equivalent appears to be the Hada Labo Tokyo Replenishing Hydrator) or the Kikumasamune Sake Skin Lotion High Moisture. As for sheet masks, there's this listing on Amazon!
I just ordered these on amazon, they haven't arrived yet but you get 16 different masks for $9 and they have alright reviews, I'm excited to try
I'm not really sure. I get these off of Amazon
4 months postpartum and I'm finally getting my pregnancy acne under control thanks to hydrocolloid bandaids. My routine is daily PanOxyl wash and masks for moisturizing every couple days with copious use of hydrocolloid bandaids in between.
I have what I think is a stubborn closed comedone (pretty big one, no inflammation, on jawline and has been there for months). Sounds like chemical exfoliation is the way to go to get rid of it but does anyone have any product reccs? I was thinking maybe a salicylic acid spot treatment but what do you think?
Dermal Korea Collagen Essence sheet masks from Amazon. You get 16 masks for 11 dollars and they are just lovely. Some of the masks have brightening properties as well. They are an HG item for me. I have three friends hooked on them. They smell very nice (mild fragrance), there are multiple "flavors" in the pack, and are lots of fun to use. They're also non-comedogenic and very moisturizing. I've noticed great results with them.
I really like most Cerave products, but I will ONLY use the Acne.org cleanser. Out of all the cleansers I've tried, that's the only one that makes my acne better instead of worse. For reference, here's my routine:
Morning: wash face with water, apply cerave moisturizer, and cerave sunscreen if leaving the house. Apply cerave vitamin C serum and L'Oreal revitalift eye cream both under eyes (i suffer from dark circles).
Night time: Acne.Org cleanser. Stridex pads, green box with aloe. Acne.org Benzoyl peroxide (the ONLY benzoyl peroxide cream I'd EVER use). Olay Regenerist Retinol 24 (this iss gentle and calming, yet effective on my acne). I then apply cerave vitamin c serum under eyes again.
Additional: i use Acne.org's AHA treatment once or twice a week. Also, I use either Aztec secret Indian healing clay, Loreal pure clay (the dark one) or this: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00BAM7F8C/ref=cm_sw_r_apa_i_EMskFbNER51V4
Once or twice a week.
I know that's all a lot, and it's not cheap. But the really important ones in my opinion are the Cerave moisturizer, the acne.org cleanser, and the olay retinol. Also For you the acne.org benzoyl peroxide may be indispensable. The main takeaways i want to give you are: avoid any cleanser besides the acne.org, and switch to a gentle retinoid.
I feel for you, and I really hope you get better. <3
Thank you so much! I see all 3 of your recommendations on Amazon!
Side question. I see this one has over 6000 reviews:
Dermal Korea Collagen Essence Full Face Facial Mask Sheet, 16 Combo Pack https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00BAM7F8C/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_hk2MEbX92K85F
Are there any good?
I honestly am a big believer in face masks. I was suffering from dry skin and acne after moving, and they've helped me a lot. They don't have to be expensive either. I got a pack of 16 for $11 from Amazon.
After cleansing, just put one on for 15-20 minutes before bed. The directions say to put on toner beforehand, but they're referring to Korean "toner," not cleansing toner, so you can skip that part if you don't have it. After I'm done, I like to rub the mask with the leftover liquid on my lip area, neck, and elbows. You don't gotta, but... Just a suggestion. Oh yeah, and don't wash it off. You can put on moisturizer after you're done with the mask if you want. I don't.
I saw a major difference in my skin after a week of using them every other day. If not this, I hope you find something else that works for you. Good luck.
The kind I use -
Dermal Korea Collagen Essence Full Face Facial Mask Sheet, 16 Combo Pack https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00BAM7F8C/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_qA5gDbWCFS3FT
PS: Always do a spot test on your face first as with any new skincare product just in case <3
I use Dermal Korea for my "daily" masks. They were EXTREMELY well reviewed and you won't beat the price. My only complaint for them, since ordering for myself is that they are little small, but I have a large face (yay me ��). But I get 16 of them for 10.99 on Amazon. They're even cheaper if you buy more. That comes out to 68 cents a peice. Now, I do have other masks that I use on occasion but these are the ones that I use and not worry about breaking the bank and I really like them a lot. They are soooo saturated in essence too! Just dripping in it! I bathe in it! Lol. Dermal Korea Collagen Essence Full Face Facial Mask Sheet, 16 Combo Pack https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00BAM7F8C/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_cBTaDbN4V4YFP
These masks; I do one a week and they make my skin feel super nice. I'm not sure if they actually do much but they make me feel like I'm pampering myself.
I also love Cliniques take the day away cleansing balm right now, it really clears out my pores.
Thanks! Do you mean these? They look really attractive and are a great price, but I can't read Korean to understand the difference between them. They all say "Collagen Essence Mask". Is the only difference the addition of a single fragrance/fruit/flavor?
I use these I got on Amazon. I like them, but the fragrance can be a little strong on some of them. Watch out if you have super sensitive skin. I haven't had problems personally, but my skin is pretty resilient to fragrance.
I bought these on Amazon and have been working my way through them. They are so cheap and you'd think they'd be sketchy but they make my skin feel and look great!
I got this 16 multi pack (16 different types) for about $9. They feel a little sticky but I only do them at night and I def feel like they're good for moisture. I haven't tried them all, but I have different feelings about some of the ones I've tried. I'd say my favorite so far was the royal jelly. I loved how the green tea one smelled, and did not like the smell of the hyaluronate mask. I've considered ordering a pack of just the royal jelly ones, but then part of me also wants to just test every face mask out there before re-ordering anything. I have commitment issues. As far as use in a routine, I normally wash, use toner, then just go to the face mask. I'll wait like 1/2 after it's done (so it's less sticky) to apply the tretinoin, and I've found I don't need additional moisturizer when I use the mask.
I'm relatively new to AB, but I've been browsing Amazon and there are a few Combo Packs available there with some less than $1 per mask (link). I believe these are more on the basic end of sheet masks though.
Edit: Also, some are Prime eligible :)
Do you live near a Daiso? They sell boxes of 3 sheet masks for $1.50. They have CoQ10 masks and Collagen masks. There's also BB face masks 2 for $1.50. I was hesitant because of the cheap price, but they're pretty good for 50 and 75 cent sheet masks and they don't irritate my sensitive, acne-prone skin or give me breakouts.
When people are talking about sheet masks being around $1 per mask, they probably mean the popular ones like MBD, Tonymoly, The Face Shop, etc., that are close to $1 per mask on Amazon. Those and several others are available on websites like eBay and Amazon. There's this list of sellers on the sidebar if you want to try buying from a seller on eBay or a from a different website. Aside from eBay and Amazon, some more popular websites seem to be Jolse, KoreaDepart, RoseRoseShop, and TesterKorea (and I think they all have eBay and Amazon stores too). I personally get everything from Amazon because I'm impatient and I'm gifted Amazon gift cards regularly. Here's a list of some good ones that are available on Amazon from cheapest to most expensive (all less than $2):
Dermal - 16 masks for $9
The Face Shop - 15 masks for ~$14
Nature Republic - 10 masks for $10.27
Etude House "I Need You" masks - 15 masks for $15.24 (or $17.44 fulfilled by Amazon)
Innisfree "It's Real" masks - 15 masks for $16.59
Tonymoly "I'm Real" masks - 10 or 11 for ~$10-$11.50
My Beauty Diary (MBD) - AB favorite, 10 masks for ~$12, a few are $14 or $16
Pure Smile - 8 masks for $10.65
My Scheming Hot Spring and Snail - AB favorite, 10 masks for ~$15
Benton "Snail Bee" masks - 10 masks for $18 (closer to $2 per mask but they're too good not to mention)
I could be interested in some of the masks, but honestly I can buy most of them at retail cheaper. Dermal masks are 16 for $10.25 on Amazon and that was just the first hit, not even me shopping around. Similar prices for The Saem masks. Free shipping there too. Please let me know if the prices come down, and thanks!
What's your budget cap?
Sheet masks are super popular right now and affordable. If you want to spend more or less, look for other highly-rated sets by searching "sheet masks" on Amazon. They come in all sorts of cute packaging and sets. I personally like this one, but I haven't tried the most popular one linked above.
Ranked from most favorite to least favorite
Neutrogena Hydro Boost
Masque Bar Pretty Animalz
Slice Mask Sheet
Couldn't find any ingredients
Avatara Lip Mask
Shea Moisture Mud Mask
Other Sheet masks that I've used
Dermal Sheet Mask
Yes To Sheet Masks
That's it. Let me know if you've got more questions.
For reference, I have normal skin. Somewhere in the middle. Not extremely dry and not oily. I don't have severe acne but get occasional hormonal breakouts.
I usually use a face mask every other night, sometimes every night. It mostly depends on how tired I am or how gross my face feels.
It's from Amazon. I love it!
IMO I think your skin looks really good!!! Like your skin looks better than mine. The media makes us think healthy skin is supposed to be flawless and poreless but in reality, normal skin feels ok (not burning or itchy), looks hydrated, pores are OK, and has natural texture.
BUT, if you want to start a simple skincare routine (if you haven’t already), that’s something you can do too. It doesn’t mean your skin right now is bad (read the first paragraph again). Repeat after me, IT IS NOT ONLY FOR WOMEN!!! Guys can take care of their skin too! And it doesn’t have to be elaborate to work. Investing in yourself is a good thing, especially if it helps you feel better. It’s ok to self-care, whether it’s taking a day off to just sleep in and drink tea, re-visiting your favorite shows or books, taking care of your skin, or seeing a therapist, your body and mind go through a lot.
Skincare in particular can help with shaving irritations, fine lines, acne, redness, and environmental stressors (i.e. air pollution, smoke, UV rays... our skin can take a beating). An example of a routine could be a face wash, eye cream, and moisturizer. That’s where I would start. You can keep it as simple or as ~fancy~ as you want. As your skin goes through different things (such as stressful events, aging, hormones, and more), you can change your routine to adapt. For example, I’ve been wearing a lot of PPE for work so I’ve had to add a couple calming products because my skin is freaking out from the extra moisture and physical irritation.
Men’s skin is biologically different from women’s. It’s generally thicker with tougher texture, produces more oil, and has bigger hair follicles. It’s just how it is haha. I know there are skincare products specifically for men out there... popular brands include Clinique for Men, Kiehl’s, Bulldog... but feel free to experiment! Just because it doesn’t say “for men” doesn’t mean you can’t try it or it won’t work for you. A lot more men are using skincare than you think! It doesn’t have to be expensive either. Brands like The Ordinary, The Inkey List, La Roche-Posay, SheaMoisture, CeraVe, The Body Shop make things that aren’t expensive but work. If you’re looking for brands that are cruelty free/vegan or don’t use strong scents, there are plenty of them out there too.
You can use your hands to put product on your face. For cleansing/exfoliating, you can use a simple manual brush like this one, an electronic one like this or this, or a silicone one. Again, it’s totally up to you. You could start simple and just stick with your hands or add more over time.
someone also just posted a PSA on an Amazon deal where you can get 3 skincare products for the price of 2
Also - face masks are cheap and there are different types. You literally slap it on, lay down or relax while it does the work, then take/wash it off. Because you keep them on for 5-20 minutes (depending on the kind), it allows the ingredients to penetrate deeper and work better.
Here are some examples: sheet masks scrub mask Other types include clay, charcoal, mud, peel-off. And there are like a gazillion kinds meant to hydrate, soothe, clean pores, exfoliate, tighten, brighten, balance, help with wrinkles, etc.
It’s about finding what works for you and your skin :)
Hope this helps!
Edit: some typos, Amazon deal link, masks
The dermal korean face masks from Amazon are my favorite, they're around $10 for 16 of them and are incredibly moisturizing.
My skin is super sensitive and very combination. My T Zone is an oil slick while the rest of my face is pretty normal, if not a bit dry. I don't tend to have problems with acne except for the PMS breakout I get every time my period comes around.
Look into products that are more catered to sensitive skin rather than oil/acne. These products can be extremely irritating to sensitive skin and can end up making issues a lot worse.
I used to use a lot of scrubs for oil and acne and after a lot of hopping around trying different products I've found that products that cater to sensitive skin, or even dry skin, are so much better for me personally. Something that people with oily skin should consider is the possibility that using all of these products that strip the oil from the skin is actually making your face produce MORE oil. You know that dry, tight, itchy feeling you get after using a scrub or a mask? That's your skin after it's been dried out. It creates more oil to help with an damage that the overuse of these stripping products can cause.
Instead of using a scrub (which, even the gentler ones can be harsh) I stick to using a gentle gel cleanser with a wash cloth to gently exfoliate my skin.
The products I'm currently using and having good results with are as follows
Nutrogena Hydro Boost Gel Yes, this is a cleanser targeted at people with dry skin. Before you say NO WAY though, I urge you to try products from the opposite end of the skin spectrum to see if you may have an underlying issue of dry skin.
Pacifica Kale Detox Deep Cleansing Wash Pacifica is considered a more natural brand, you can find it in the organic/health food area of the grocery store. They have a lot of different cleansers but this is the only one I have tried. I like it because the scent is natural and pleasant and there is a nice lather when using with a wash cloth. This one is targeted at more oily skin, which means it is going to be a bit harsher.. so I tend to use this one sparingly, around my period when my skin is extra wonky.
Skyn Iceland Glacial Face Wash This is my main, every day cleanser. It is expensive. However, a little goes a long way and this is the best cleanser I have ever used. It lathers extremely well and leaves my skin feeling very clean but not to the point where it's stripped and irritated. The only downside is the smell. It kind of smells like a cheap bar soap but I believe the results I've gotten make that okay to deal with.
Alba Botanica Hawaiian Facial Scrub Yes, a scrub! This one is different though. For one it smells absolutely delicious..just like pineapples. And it is chocked full of great oils like vitamin e and jojoba. That's great because while it does still give your face a good exfoliating, it replenishes what your skin needs as well. Because it has so many good oils in it, you're going to feel them on your face after you use this scrub. It's going to feel weird, like it's not clean...but your skin will thank you when it's not a red irritated mess.
As far as masks go, anything clay or mud based is going to soak up ALL the oil from your face. It's what those types of masks are meant to do. It's not necessarily a bad thing, but it's IMPERATIVE to put that moisture back into your face after you use one of them. If I feel like my skin is extra gross or just needs a pick-me-up (once again usually around my period) I will give myself a little facial. I'll start by using the Kale wash to clean my face, followed by a clay mask. I have a lot of them, you can get them cheap from the store, I've never really felt a significant difference in any I've tried. Once it's dried, I'll take it off normally and dry my face. Then, I always ALWAYS follow a clay mask with a sheet mask. Sheet masks are literally DRIPPING with amazing serums for your face...after being purged of all the gross dirty oil, your skin will love being able to soak up some healthy, softening goodness. Look for ones that contain aloe or colligen. Right now I have a 16 pack that I got from Amazon and really really like them. There are a ton at Ulta, Sephora, etc. Experiment!
Has anyone tried these Dermal Korea masks? https://www.amazon.com/Dermal-Korea-Collagen-Essence-Facial/dp/B00BAM7F8C I'm looking for a super cheap mask so I can use everyday and was wondering if these were any good.
Thanks! Also I got some essence masks, do these count?
I'm looking for some cheap sheet masks that won't irritate my skin and that I can share with my younger (kid) sister. I've been using modeling masks every 2-3 weeks, but I'm trying to find something cheaper and less messy that I could use while studying.
I found some nice deals on Amazon, but I feel like they may be too good to be true and will do more dammage than not wearing a mask.
Hey everyone! I'm almost out of sheet masks and I don't get paid again til next Friday so I'm looking for a cheap option to get tonight just to hold me over until next payday haha. My skin is dry and I live in a very dry desert (temperatures are 100F/37C+ now) so I want masks that will be good for moisturizing. I've been using Skinfood's Beauty Berry recently and I love it, but I can't seem to find it on Amazon so I'm looking for other options. Out of these four, which do y'all recommend?: one two three four
Amazon but definitely compare by price-per-mask when buying in bulk.
You're welcome. Yeah, I think you have the right idea with the sheet masks. You can get cheap ones in bulk on amazon like this or this. Because I'm cheap and my face loves all sheet masks, I never spend more than a dollar on masks lol! It keeps it affordable so that you can use them daily if you want.
The TCFS Pack does not smell like pumpkin, but I have no idea how to pin down the scent. Almost lemony, but not? It smells good, I can say that! It's not too strong, so it shouldn't be bothersome.
For a cream moisturizer, I really loved the Holika Holika Skin & Good Cera Super Cream. It was oily and lovely and left my face so hydrated. However, I had to break up with it because it was breaking me out. :_( For a luxury option, the Freeset Donkey Milk 3D Moisture Cream is an excellent night cream. Its $45, but you may want to look into it, no judgement. The Guerrison 9 Complex Cream is also popular.
For cleansers, again, I'll emphasize low pH. There's lots of options like CeraVe cleanser, Tooswoong Enzyme Powder Wash, Neutrogena Oil-Free Acne Wash, Cosrx Low pH Good Morning Gel Cleanser, etc. etc.
Sleeping packs have tons of options too. The Laneige Water Sleeping Pack is a popular choice. You can check the Holy Grail Thread for suggestions on any step in your routine.
I don't like working for free and most people on this sub appear to be greedy fuccbois with their time and thoughts and only want to pimp out their own shit and want to run "businesses" that have them be a middleman removed from the fray of doing any physical labor at all but I'll tell you one thing about your site. In a site about facial masks and skin rejuvenation you chose an awful picture as the central header image on the front page. The lightning is poor and makes the bags under her eyes very pronounced.
Ok, two things. "Goal digger" may or may not be found as offensive. Your country's humor might differ, make sure to test the copy with at least some people in your target demographic before deciding to keep it.
Okay, third thing. Your facial masks are fucking 15 dollars each. Australian dollars or whatever the fuck sure, but they're still 15 dollars each.
A 2-second search reveals the following. Your product cannot compete with the competition based on the current merits you present. There needs to be another angle.
This shit has caviar. CAVIAR.
These list the ingredients and the ingredients listed aren't vague and unclear like your claimed "all-natural, planted-based ingredients with NO mineral oils, talcums, PG, animal ingredients, artificial pigments or GMO."
Sephora. Fucking sephora. Can you compete with a brand like them without something else to offer?
Of course the Walmart of the internet is going to have them for less than a buck a pack.
I don't know what gets chicks in Australia hot and bothered about face care, and there is a ton of anti-asian racism based on anecdotes from a lot of Australian friends but at least across the ocean Koreans are regarded as a leader in this area. And if they're already selling what you are, which is probably just some rebranded shit you're trying to upsell, then I have no idea what the fuck is going to help you in the long run. You would need one of two things. Positive endorsements from people with large social circles, positive endorsements from people with even larger social circles (aka celebs), some sort of social or environmental angle, or some combination of all that.
Oh, and you can't even begin to claim the environmental angle if you're shipping just 2 at a time, unless they're complete morons. Which luckily for many in this sub, tons of people happen to be just that.
Snooping, even with good intentions, is not a good idea. What's your budget and time frame?
How about a basket of cosmetics/skin care items? (Must include sheet masks. Almost every drama set in modern times includes at least one scene of someone doing skin care treatment. Just do a search for "sheet masks" or "Korean facial masks". I've found a couple of them at local stores but there's a better selection online.)
Or a Korean recipe cookbook? That would go nicely with the dinner at a Korean restaurant that /u/MidnightBlueDragon suggested.
Carve or buy a dojang (name stamp). She will have seen these used a lot.
I got this for my sister, and she's had a relatively pleasant experience.
They are one time use, but I’ve noticed enough difference from them to justify the price for 1 or two times a week! I’ve grown so attached that I actually subscribe to a Monthly box of masks through FACETORY. It’s about $20 (including shipping) for 7 masks that are typically priced 3-$6 at drugstores. It’s a fun way to experiment with tons of different masks and keeps me from impulse buying $50 of masks a month!
If you’re looking for something cheaper, These are a great and inexpensive way to dip your toe into sheet masking. Dermal Korea Collagen Essence Full Face Facial Mask Sheet, 16 Combo Pack https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00BAM7F8C/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_KVV2Cb5SN8Q3G