In my masking drawer there is a box where I keep my sheet masks. I will be honest, I prefer regular masks over sheet masks. Partially because of all the waste from packaging and partly because I don’t tend to use the same sheet mask consistently enough to see results, where as with a jar of mask there is generally enough product for multiple uses and there is a better chance of seeing results.
There are of course some sheet masks that I love. Occasionally there will be one that I love as much as the jarred masks, and you now how much I liver non-sheet masks.
A while back i made an effort to whittle down my sheet mask collection. i worked pretty hard at it and got the masks to a reasonable level (in other words the box could be closed). However there are several sheet masks that I would like to try out as well as a few that I tried and loved that I want to repurchase and I refuse to let myself purchase any sheet masks until I have cleared out the box.
Oh yes I gave myself an ultimatum. And so the Mid week masking with sheet mask returns. My goal is to clear them out before the Black Friday Sales go up. If I don’t manage to make it to that goal (which I might not, realistically) I want to make sure this box is empty by New Years so i can start fresh. Also because I can’t remember how long some of these masks have been in this box and I want to use them up.
I know, long intro, so let’s look at today’s sheet mask. It is the Ruby Recharge mind and Restore Skin Sheet mask from Vitamasques. I have tried masks from this brand before and they are usually pretty good. I can’t remember if i have tried the Ruby mask but my mind can always use a recharge.
Opening the packet the scent of rose washes over me. I know I should have been clued in by the red package and ruby name but recharge and restore aren’t words I associate with rose. I like some rose scents and dislike others. This one is okay but it is intensely rose. If you are not a fan of rose scented things then you are going to automatically want to avoid this mask. It is very rosy.
the mask is folded into a little square and it is very juicy. It is also made of a cotton type material that I both love and get annoyed by. I love the material because it feels soft against the skin and adheres to the contours of the face. It is a pleasure to wear actually. It is just a pain to unfold. The cloth wants to stick to itself and as soon as you get one edge unfolded another part will have gotten stuck. The best way I have found to deal with this material is to stretch out the main portion and put it on your face. Then when it is stuck to your face and more or less anchored into place you can work on unfolding the edges so you are covered.
It is the only way to put this mask on without spending a lot of time trying to get it unfolded. Once on my face I did have to wash my hands as there was serum all over them. The serum however wasn’t dripping from the mask as I feared. I have had some juicy masks do that on me before and I was glad not to face that again.
And then I sat for 15 minutes.
when I went to remove the mask, It hadn’t really dried at all. I peeled the wet cloth off, which was very easy and I threw it away. There was excess serum on my skin and I patted it in and there wasn’t too much.
My skin felt very hydrated and while the serum of the mask was somewhat sticky while it was damp, as it dried my skin wasn’t sticky at all. There is just that momentary wet stickiness to deal with. The rose scent lasted until the mask was removed and disposed of. I like the way my skin feels after this mask. Would I purchase this particular mask again? Probably not.
While it was a good mask, it wasn’t good enough to make me accept the heavy rose scent. I don’t mid rose but this was a lot of it ad it lingers. Anything that heavily perfumed makes me want to wash my face. which would make the mask pointless as I would be washing off the remaining masking goodness. I do like the serum, I like the cloth, I just can’t take the scent. As much as I probably wouldn’t repurchase this mask because of the scent, I would look into other Vitamasques masks because of the way it performed. I would just hope that they aren’t all rose scented and it is just the Ruby one.