Saturday, 15 November 2014

SKINCARE TIPS: DIFFERENCES BETWEEN BIO CELLULOSE MASK, SHEET MASK, HYDROGEL MASK, CLAY MASK, MUD MASK, SLEEPING MASK, CREAM MASK, HEATED UP MASK , PEELING MASK, JELLY MASK, CARBONATED MASK & MODELLING MASK?


I am glad that many have found the post about the differences on Asian skincare products helpful and I hope this post will be the same. Again, there are so many mask types coming to the point that I am not sure if I have all of it here. If there are some types not mentioned here, please do let me know so that I can just update myself or try them out.

Korean and Japanese called their mask as pack =)

DIFFERENCES BETWEEN BIO CELLULOSE MASK, SHEET MASK, HYDROGEL MASK, CLAY MASK, MUD MASK, SLEEPING MASK, CREAM MASK, HEATED UP MASK , PEELING MASK, JELLY MASK,  MODELLING MASKAND CARBONATED MASK?



Paper Sheet Mask

-made usually from paper (trees)
-the absorption rate is lower and much depends on the essence in the mask
-hard to move as the mask will just slide down
-some essence can even drip down from the face
-have to remove after 20 minutes or the paper will dry to the point that it will hurt the skin
-sold in form of sheet
Examples

A. by Bom Super Powder Baby Ultra Cool Leaf Mask
COSRX Holy Moly Snail Mask
MINON AMINO MOIST MASK 
DR MORITA VOLCANIC MUD WHITENING ESSENCE FACIAL MASK
L'HERBOFLORE BLACK CHERRY AND TRANEXAMIC ACID WHITENING EYE MASK L'herboflore rose water refining hydromask
KLAIRS Rich Moist Soothing Mask
DEOPROCE SNAIL MASK ,
SEPHORA JOB'S TEARS MASK (WHITENING&MOISTURISING) ,
BEAUTY CLINIC MEDIHEAL LEMON ADE MASK
THE FACE SHOP REAL NATURE MASK LEMON
THE FACE SHOP REAL NATURE RICE MASK
ETUDE HOUSE I NEED YOU TEA TREE MASK SHEET
MY SCHEMING HERBAL ANTI ACNE MASK
TIMELESS TRUTH INSTANTANEOUS BRIGHTENING COOLING MASK
TAIWAN MORRI /TAIWAN MORRI SAKURA/ SAKURA LOVE SERIES/ LOVE OF BEAUTY  美之戀/ 戀之系列



Hydrogel

-you could called this the sheet mask second generation
-absorption is better than paper sheet mask but lower than bio cellulose
-some type will just melt into the skin so you won’t have the ‘sheet’ to throw away
-sold in form of sheet
Examples

Dr.Althea Power Whitening Glutathione MaskL`HERBOFLORE HYALURONIC ACID MOISTURE ENERGY BIO CELLULOSE MASKBEAUTY CLINIC MEDIHEAL P.D.F DOUBLE ZONE EFFECT MASK (HYDROGEL MASK)
MASK HOUSE CELEBRITY SNAIL  GEL MASK
SHILLS MIRACLE LIFT FACIAL FIRMING MASK
MASK HOUSE DIAMOND V FIT MASK
MASK HOUSE CELEBRITY SNAIL EXTRACT




Bio Cellulose Mask
-Natural fermented Coconut Fiber.
-Used after cosmetics procedures in aesthetic clinic to cool down the skin.
-The moist absorption is 10 times better than normal paper sheet mask.
- The 3-Dimensional mesh density,no sticky feeling and no artificial adhesive added
-it ‘sticks’ to the face so that it won’t budge so it doesn’t constraint movement. So have to make sure of the face structure or else it won’t budge once it touch the skin.
-will not dry up even if you forget to remove it after 1 hour
- More expensive than the other sheets mask
-sold in form of sheet

LYCOZ BIO CELLULOSE MASK-WHY USE BIO CELLULOSE MASK

L`HERBOFLORE Hyaluronic Acid Moisture Energy Biocellulose Mask



Clay mask

- Usually made from few types of clay-bentonite,kaolin
- The Korean clay mask would generally be the white clay which are soft
- Harder to apply compare to mud mask
- Not suitable for dry skin but good for oily skin type
- Suck up all the oil on the face so it is good to clean the pores
- Sold in tube or jar
Examples
Always21 Nature's Recipe Jeju Volcanic Deep Pore Cleansing Clay Mask
VELIEVE WHITE CLAY MASK ,
FREEMAN FACIAL CLAY MASK MINT LEMON
FACE SHOP BABY FACE WASH OFF MASK PORE CARE
INNISFREE JEJU VOLCANIC PORE CLAY MASK




Mud mask
-made from Rhassoul mud or some are mixture of clay
-very easy to apply and cooling
-smelt like mud too
-generally better cleaning than clay mask
-suitable for dry skin type too
-comes in tube or jar
Examples
I'M FROM VOLCANIC MASK
CELLNIQUE ADVANCED BIO RENEWAL MASQUEMONTAGNE JEUNESSE DEAD SEA MINERAL MUD MASK
BORGHESE FANGO ACTIVE MUD FOR FACE AND BODY



Sleeping mask
-this is popularized by the Korean for their moisturizing effect
-easy to apply and sleep with it until the next morning
-good for cooling and moisturizing the face which tend to dry up at night
-generally smell nice
-suitable for all type of skin
-effect depends on the type of skin and ingredients
-sold in tube or jar

NEUTROGENA HYDRO BOOST NIGHT NIGHT PACK
SWISS LINE CELL SHOCK OVERNIGHT “V” MASK


Cream mask

-there are many categories ranging from honey, yogurt, tomatoes
-sold in packet or jar
-suitable for dry skin as it moisturize
-some might not like it as one can feel a film left on the skin
-need to wash off after a certain amount of time
-effect depends on the mixture of ingredients
-generally cheap and very affordable
Examples
MONTAGNE JEUNESSE CREAMY COCONUT MUD ,
CELLLABS QUTIE COAT
ZAMIAN GOLD CACAO MASK
MORITAYA TOFU YOGURT PACK
I'M FROM HONEY MASK
Gram Double Chemi Ban Ban Pack
Banish Pumpkin enzyme masque

Heated up mask
-cream mask that will heat up upon the contact of the face
-suitable for oily skin. Not suitable for sensitive skin
-need to use another sheet mask to cool down the face or the pores will be left huge
-generally cheap and affordable
-comes in packet
Examples
GARNIER PURE SELF HEATING SAUNA MASK



Jelly mask
-comes in form of jelly texture
-have to clean the jelly away following the instructed time or it would dried up
-cooling and clean the skin at the same time
-suitable for all type of skin
-sold in jars
CONI BEAUTY'S WHITENING BLACK JELLY MASK
Annie Way jelly mask
Naruko night gelly


Peeling mask

-comes in form of liquid then turn to some to peel off after drying up
-not suitable for sensitive skin and dry skin
-it is to clean the pores and some even remove the hairs from the skin
-can’t be use everyday
-some has alchohol
-sold in tube or packets
Examples
MONTAGNE JEUNESSE MANUKA HONEY PEEL OFF ,
MONTAGNE JEUNESSE ORANGE OIL &VITAMIN C PEEL OFF FACE MASQUE
MISTINE EGG WHITE PEEL OFF MASK


Carbonated mask

-this comes in many forms with carbonated water as the main ingredient
-cleaning the pores better
-one can feel the bubbles on the face
-brighten up the face
-not cheap
-sold in sheets and jars
Examples
CAOLION Blackhead O2 Bubble Pore Pack ,
TOSOWOONG V-Line Carboxy Pack



Modelling mask

-this is called rubber mask
-there are many different ingredients for different skin types
-give results like you are going for spa
-make your skin really soft
-suitable for sensitive skin

Examples
Ettang Modelling Take Out Cup Pack

Wash off Mask
-mask that one has to wash off
-there are many types of ingredients for this kind of mask
-some are made from herbal ingredients
-suitable for many kinds of skin so look into the ingredients
-has many type of properties such as cleansing, brightening and calming

Examples

KYL广源良 CHAMOMILE&GREEN BEANS POWDER 
EOSUNGCHO-FERMENTED KOREAN SKINCARE
Do check the ingredients in the masks as some certain things can cause sensitivity and redness. Ingredients such as synthetic fragrance, alcohol, silicone- dimethicone and even lemon or aloe vera can cause redness and breakouts.  Make sure to use luxewarm water to clean the skin after using mask such as mud, clay, cream and peeling mask to get rid of debris.

Also follow the instructions as many of the mask should not be left on the skin more than the instructed time or it will cause more harm than good.





I will try to update this from time to time.
Do forgive me or let me know if I had made any mistake in writing this as I wrote it base on my common experience in skincare and I haven't try all the brands and all the masks in the market yet XP.  Anyway, I hope that it will help to ease some questions about Asian skincare and in making choices for your skincare products.

Have a good day =)

updated 13/3/2016

The opinions expressed here are my own and honest as always.

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