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Dot & Key Vitamin C Concentrate Glow Reviving Serum Review Phots Price

Vitamin C has become an integral part of my skincare regime and I have been using one for the past 2 years. Recently I got a chance to test out Dot & Key Vitamin C Concentrate Glow Reviving Serum. I am going to share my experience with you all today.Dot & Key Vitamin C Concentrate Glow Reviving Serum Review Phots Price

According to the brand –

A concoction of potent ingredients, this vitamin C serum boosts collagen production, accelerates repair and smoothens expression lines.  With stable Vitamin C in a weightless, quick absorbing, water base formula, this serum actively illuminates the complexion, and eliminates dullness and dark spots by neutralizing free radicals. Infused with moisture magnet hyaluronic acid, this vitamin C serum for face provides intense hydration restoring skin’s plumpness. It contains no nasty chemicals, and is completely safe and gentle on skin. The result? A noticeably brighter, more radiant complexion, with signs of ageing and photo damage minimised. Add it to your beauty routine to make skin less fatigued and more luminous.Dot & Key Vitamin C Concentrate Glow Reviving Serum Review Phots Price _1

Dot & Key Vitamin C Concentrate Glow Reviving Serum Review

The serum comes in yellow plastic bottle with dropper. I love serums with droppers as you can control the amount you dispense each time. The serum is clear and quite thin in consistency. It smells nice and mild.

The serum has a water like formula that absorbs into the skin immediately leaving no sticks residue behind. I have used it continuously for two months and loved the brightening effect it leaves. Vitamin C is derived from kakadu plum with 12% concentration.

I used it everyday in the morning. Vitamin C is great for people who want brighter & glowing complexion. With regular use it also fades marks and blemishes. Vitamin C is also great for reducing lines and wrinkles. Dot & Key Vitamin C Concentrate has hyaluronic acid as well which is one of the most popular humectants and retains moisture in the skin.

My skin is quite dry and prone to dullness, Dot & Key Vitamin C Concentrate has kept it looking glowing and smooth. I had a few acne marks left on the sides of my cheeks and they have faded to a great extent. The key is to use it regularly without fail. This one bottle lasted me 2 months.

This is a vegan formula and free from parabens, sulphates, phthalates and other skin nasties.

Dot & Key Vitamin C Concentrate is priced at Rs 975, available online HERE 

Small Talk: Petitfee’s Chamomile & Agave Hydrogel Face Masks

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There are so many different kinds of masks out there formulated to suit different skin types and provide different benefits. Previously for Small Talk, we’ve reviewed Village 11 Factory’s 2-Step Sheet Masks and Dr. Jart’s Dermask Shaking Rubber Mask. This time around, we’re trying out Petitfee’s Chamomile & Agave Hydrogel Face Masks!

The Agave version is cooling while the Chamomile version brightens skin. Read on to see who’s on Team Agave and who’s on Team Chamomile.

Dianne: Hey Maureen, I saw that you tried Petitfee’s Chamomile & Agave eye masks! I’ve been meaning to try out the hydrogel sheet mask versions. Have you tried those ones yet?

Maureen: I tried the eye masks and they were great! Can’t wait to try the face masks 😍

Zoe: I love hydrogel masks, and my face is like SUPER DRYYYYYY right now 😭

Romy: I’m already obsessed with sheet masks but hydrogel masks are next level! And the colors of the Petitfee Hydrogel Face Masks look so cute!

Dianne: Yes!!! I tried hydrogel facial masks a LONG time ago and tbh I don’t really remember what they feel like!

Zoe: I only remember that it’s hard to make them stay on lol.

Dianne: Let’s get #sheetfaced 😂

Zoe: How was the fit? 

Dianne: It’s crazy! It fits like a second skin lmaooo

Romy: These masks fit perfectly for me as well! I applied the top one first before putting on the bottom one, and I was surprised that it didn’t fall off my face like other hydrogel masks I’ve tried before.

Zoe: Lol how did it fit your face that perfectly? Mine was loose.

Maureen: Mine also hugs perfectly.

Romy: Haha maybe your face is too small for the mask?

Dianne: :O This was the first time a mask fit so perfectly for me! Usually, it falls off to the side or down my chin, or it goes up to my hair!

Maureen: The chin area is a bit small for me, but I have a long chin.

Zoe: Oh my god, I was actually hoping it would be a little bigger. There were gaping holes around my nose and chin. 😂 Usually with face masks, I use the extended areas for my neck too, so they can really deliver a lifting effect.

Dianne: On closer inspection, I noticed that it had a gauze-like material in between the hydrogel. I think that’s what made it easily conform to the shape of the face~

Maureen: Yeah, it doesn’t slip.

Dianne: Did you like the texture of the masks?

Maureen: I sure do. I mean, I love all hydrogel masks.

Dianne: I thought it would be a lot more jelly-like, and that it would feel slimy because of all the essence in the packet.

Zoe: The essence was super silky.

Romy: These masks have such a smooth feel to them, and the essence was just the right amount so it wasn’t messy to put on.

Zoe: I rubbed the essence from the packet all over my body~~~ It literally softened my skin instantly, and it’s non-sticky omg!

Maureen: It also doesn’t drip.

Romy: Plus it doesn’t tear as easily!

Dianne: Exactly! I was surprised at how durable it was considering I’m hella clumsy.

Zoe: It sure feels more premium than regular hydrogel.

Maureen: I just hope they could use less plastic to make it more eco-friendly. Both pieces were layered between plastic sheets. Makes it easier to take them out tho.

Romy: I think that’s so they stay in shape in the packaging? But I agree, they should try to make it more eco-friendly.

Maureen: How long did you guys keep them on?

Dianne: I put them on for around 15 mins and I really felt the essence soak into my skin. Could’ve gone longer tho, the packet says it lasts around 20 mins.

Romy: Same here. I left them on for 15 minutes and there was still plenty of essence left after taking them off.

Zoe: Oops, for the Agave one, I left it on for like 40mins (by accident).

Romy: Wow, did it completely dry out?

Zoe: Surprisingly not lol. The finishing is the same as when I put the Chamomile one on for 20 mins 😂

Romy: How did your skin feel after applying the Agave version?

Zoe: I felt very soothed haha, and my face looked hydrated and plump but not super dewy like it’s supposed to after wearing a sheet mask.

Dianne: Yeah, I agree. With some masks, the essence feels super sticky afterwards and doesn’t dry very quickly. I always feel like the essence dissipates into the air instead of soaking into my skin. BUT for this one, the essence was lightweight and actually moisturized my skin!

Romy: It soothed my skin as well! I had a few blemishes that were super red and angry but after applying the Agave mask, my skin felt soothed and my acne looked less inflamed.

Maureen: I also like how it soothed my skin, especially after a day in the sun. My masks were half-flattened by the time I took them off, so all the moisture went into my skin!

Zoe: I love how with hydrogel masks, they actually shrink after use haha. I also really love the smell and color! Not sure what the scent is actually… reminds me of certain air fresheners in oceany scents XD

Dianne: Oh really? I honestly didn’t think it had a certain fragrance! 😆 I’m not very sensitive to scents and couldn’t really pinpoint what it was~

Maureen: I can’t remember the smell tbh, but is it just me, or do both masks have a minty feel?

Romy: Yeah, I can’t remember the smell either, but I remember they were both pleasant scents XD The Agave one left a slight cooling sensation while I was wearing it, but it felt really nice and not tingly!

Zoe: I find the Agave gave more of a tingling feel when I first tried it, whereas for Chamomile, it was more of a gentle coolness throughout (relieved)

Dianne: The Chamomile defos felt gentler on skin. I didn’t notice my complexion looking much brighter, but it did even out the areas where I got a bit sunburnt.

Romy: I was in total zen mode when I had the Chamomile mask on. It felt soothing and left my skin looking plumper, but it also didn’t leave my skin tone looking brighter.

Maureen: The brightening effect of the chamomile was more obvious when I tried the eye masks ­– they helped brighten my dark circles.

Romy: Perhaps you need to use it long term to really see the brightening effects?

Zoe: Hmm, brightening effect is always so hard to judge. But it sure made my skin glow nicely! Based on the finishing, I feel the masks are more suited to use before putting on makeup.

Romy: They definitely make it easier for you to apply your makeup, but I prefer using it in my nighttime routine.

Dianne: Yeah, I only ever wear sheet masks for my nighttime routine or when I wear particularly heavy makeup.

Zoe: I actually still need to apply a sleeping pack afterwards for my nighttime routine. I love the finishing, but it’s just not quite nourishing enough for my dry skin.

Dianne: Team Agave or Team Chamomile?

Maureen: It’d be Agave for me just coz of the strange blue color XD

Dianne: Same here! Maybe it’s because of the weather, but I love how cooling it is after a long day of boiling under the sun!

Romy: Me too! I love how the Agave one cools my skin, so Agave wins for me! The cute bluish/purplish color is also another reason why I prefer it 💙

Dianne: Totally~ its color is so Insta-worthy!

Zoe: Despite the amazing color of the Agave one, I prefer Chamomile. Chamomile is like a holy grail for sensitive skin 😍 I have to say the slight tingling from the Agave put me off a teeny bit.

What Is Milia & How Do I Get Rid Of It?

If you have tiny white bumps around your eye and cheek area, chances are you have milia. Milia are keratin cysts that get trapped under the surface of skin and should *never* be popped at home. One way to effectively prevent and treat milia is by introducing a retinol into your skincare routine. Watch the video above to find out how.

Dot & Key Vitamin C Concentrate Glow Reviving Serum Review Phots Price

Vitamin C has become an integral part of my skincare regime and I have been using one for the past 2 years. Recently I got a chance to test out Dot & Key Vitamin C Concentrate Glow Reviving Serum. I am going to share my experience with you all today.Dot & Key Vitamin C Concentrate Glow Reviving Serum Review Phots Price

According to the brand –

A concoction of potent ingredients, this vitamin C serum boosts collagen production, accelerates repair and smoothens expression lines.  With stable Vitamin C in a weightless, quick absorbing, water base formula, this serum actively illuminates the complexion, and eliminates dullness and dark spots by neutralizing free radicals. Infused with moisture magnet hyaluronic acid, this vitamin C serum for face provides intense hydration restoring skin’s plumpness. It contains no nasty chemicals, and is completely safe and gentle on skin. The result? A noticeably brighter, more radiant complexion, with signs of ageing and photo damage minimised. Add it to your beauty routine to make skin less fatigued and more luminous.Dot & Key Vitamin C Concentrate Glow Reviving Serum Review Phots Price _1

Dot & Key Vitamin C Concentrate Glow Reviving Serum Review

The serum comes in yellow plastic bottle with dropper. I love serums with droppers as you can control the amount you dispense each time. The serum is clear and quite thin in consistency. It smells nice and mild.

The serum has a water like formula that absorbs into the skin immediately leaving no sticks residue behind. I have used it continuously for two months and loved the brightening effect it leaves. Vitamin C is derived from kakadu plum with 12% concentration.

I used it everyday in the morning. Vitamin C is great for people who want brighter & glowing complexion. With regular use it also fades marks and blemishes. Vitamin C is also great for reducing lines and wrinkles. Dot & Key Vitamin C Concentrate has hyaluronic acid as well which is one of the most popular humectants and retains moisture in the skin.

My skin is quite dry and prone to dullness, Dot & Key Vitamin C Concentrate has kept it looking glowing and smooth. I had a few acne marks left on the sides of my cheeks and they have faded to a great extent. The key is to use it regularly without fail. This one bottle lasted me 2 months.

This is a vegan formula and free from parabens, sulphates, phthalates and other skin nasties.

Dot & Key Vitamin C Concentrate is priced at Rs 975, available online HERE 

Small Talk: Petitfee’s Chamomile & Agave Hydrogel Face Masks

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There are so many different kinds of masks out there formulated to suit different skin types and provide different benefits. Previously for Small Talk, we’ve reviewed Village 11 Factory’s 2-Step Sheet Masks and Dr. Jart’s Dermask Shaking Rubber Mask. This time around, we’re trying out Petitfee’s Chamomile & Agave Hydrogel Face Masks!

The Agave version is cooling while the Chamomile version brightens skin. Read on to see who’s on Team Agave and who’s on Team Chamomile.

Dianne: Hey Maureen, I saw that you tried Petitfee’s Chamomile & Agave eye masks! I’ve been meaning to try out the hydrogel sheet mask versions. Have you tried those ones yet?

Maureen: I tried the eye masks and they were great! Can’t wait to try the face masks 😍

Zoe: I love hydrogel masks, and my face is like SUPER DRYYYYYY right now 😭

Romy: I’m already obsessed with sheet masks but hydrogel masks are next level! And the colors of the Petitfee Hydrogel Face Masks look so cute!

Dianne: Yes!!! I tried hydrogel facial masks a LONG time ago and tbh I don’t really remember what they feel like!

Zoe: I only remember that it’s hard to make them stay on lol.

Dianne: Let’s get #sheetfaced 😂

Zoe: How was the fit? 

Dianne: It’s crazy! It fits like a second skin lmaooo

Romy: These masks fit perfectly for me as well! I applied the top one first before putting on the bottom one, and I was surprised that it didn’t fall off my face like other hydrogel masks I’ve tried before.

Zoe: Lol how did it fit your face that perfectly? Mine was loose.

Maureen: Mine also hugs perfectly.

Romy: Haha maybe your face is too small for the mask?

Dianne: :O This was the first time a mask fit so perfectly for me! Usually, it falls off to the side or down my chin, or it goes up to my hair!

Maureen: The chin area is a bit small for me, but I have a long chin.

Zoe: Oh my god, I was actually hoping it would be a little bigger. There were gaping holes around my nose and chin. 😂 Usually with face masks, I use the extended areas for my neck too, so they can really deliver a lifting effect.

Dianne: On closer inspection, I noticed that it had a gauze-like material in between the hydrogel. I think that’s what made it easily conform to the shape of the face~

Maureen: Yeah, it doesn’t slip.

Dianne: Did you like the texture of the masks?

Maureen: I sure do. I mean, I love all hydrogel masks.

Dianne: I thought it would be a lot more jelly-like, and that it would feel slimy because of all the essence in the packet.

Zoe: The essence was super silky.

Romy: These masks have such a smooth feel to them, and the essence was just the right amount so it wasn’t messy to put on.

Zoe: I rubbed the essence from the packet all over my body~~~ It literally softened my skin instantly, and it’s non-sticky omg!

Maureen: It also doesn’t drip.

Romy: Plus it doesn’t tear as easily!

Dianne: Exactly! I was surprised at how durable it was considering I’m hella clumsy.

Zoe: It sure feels more premium than regular hydrogel.

Maureen: I just hope they could use less plastic to make it more eco-friendly. Both pieces were layered between plastic sheets. Makes it easier to take them out tho.

Romy: I think that’s so they stay in shape in the packaging? But I agree, they should try to make it more eco-friendly.

Maureen: How long did you guys keep them on?

Dianne: I put them on for around 15 mins and I really felt the essence soak into my skin. Could’ve gone longer tho, the packet says it lasts around 20 mins.

Romy: Same here. I left them on for 15 minutes and there was still plenty of essence left after taking them off.

Zoe: Oops, for the Agave one, I left it on for like 40mins (by accident).

Romy: Wow, did it completely dry out?

Zoe: Surprisingly not lol. The finishing is the same as when I put the Chamomile one on for 20 mins 😂

Romy: How did your skin feel after applying the Agave version?

Zoe: I felt very soothed haha, and my face looked hydrated and plump but not super dewy like it’s supposed to after wearing a sheet mask.

Dianne: Yeah, I agree. With some masks, the essence feels super sticky afterwards and doesn’t dry very quickly. I always feel like the essence dissipates into the air instead of soaking into my skin. BUT for this one, the essence was lightweight and actually moisturized my skin!

Romy: It soothed my skin as well! I had a few blemishes that were super red and angry but after applying the Agave mask, my skin felt soothed and my acne looked less inflamed.

Maureen: I also like how it soothed my skin, especially after a day in the sun. My masks were half-flattened by the time I took them off, so all the moisture went into my skin!

Zoe: I love how with hydrogel masks, they actually shrink after use haha. I also really love the smell and color! Not sure what the scent is actually… reminds me of certain air fresheners in oceany scents XD

Dianne: Oh really? I honestly didn’t think it had a certain fragrance! 😆 I’m not very sensitive to scents and couldn’t really pinpoint what it was~

Maureen: I can’t remember the smell tbh, but is it just me, or do both masks have a minty feel?

Romy: Yeah, I can’t remember the smell either, but I remember they were both pleasant scents XD The Agave one left a slight cooling sensation while I was wearing it, but it felt really nice and not tingly!

Zoe: I find the Agave gave more of a tingling feel when I first tried it, whereas for Chamomile, it was more of a gentle coolness throughout (relieved)

Dianne: The Chamomile defos felt gentler on skin. I didn’t notice my complexion looking much brighter, but it did even out the areas where I got a bit sunburnt.

Romy: I was in total zen mode when I had the Chamomile mask on. It felt soothing and left my skin looking plumper, but it also didn’t leave my skin tone looking brighter.

Maureen: The brightening effect of the chamomile was more obvious when I tried the eye masks ­– they helped brighten my dark circles.

Romy: Perhaps you need to use it long term to really see the brightening effects?

Zoe: Hmm, brightening effect is always so hard to judge. But it sure made my skin glow nicely! Based on the finishing, I feel the masks are more suited to use before putting on makeup.

Romy: They definitely make it easier for you to apply your makeup, but I prefer using it in my nighttime routine.

Dianne: Yeah, I only ever wear sheet masks for my nighttime routine or when I wear particularly heavy makeup.

Zoe: I actually still need to apply a sleeping pack afterwards for my nighttime routine. I love the finishing, but it’s just not quite nourishing enough for my dry skin.

Dianne: Team Agave or Team Chamomile?

Maureen: It’d be Agave for me just coz of the strange blue color XD

Dianne: Same here! Maybe it’s because of the weather, but I love how cooling it is after a long day of boiling under the sun!

Romy: Me too! I love how the Agave one cools my skin, so Agave wins for me! The cute bluish/purplish color is also another reason why I prefer it 💙

Dianne: Totally~ its color is so Insta-worthy!

Zoe: Despite the amazing color of the Agave one, I prefer Chamomile. Chamomile is like a holy grail for sensitive skin 😍 I have to say the slight tingling from the Agave put me off a teeny bit.

What Is Milia & How Do I Get Rid Of It?

If you have tiny white bumps around your eye and cheek area, chances are you have milia. Milia are keratin cysts that get trapped under the surface of skin and should *never* be popped at home. One way to effectively prevent and treat milia is by introducing a retinol into your skincare routine. Watch the video above to find out how.

Dot & Key Vitamin C Concentrate Glow Reviving Serum Review Phots Price

Vitamin C has become an integral part of my skincare regime and I have been using one for the past 2 years. Recently I got a chance to test out Dot & Key Vitamin C Concentrate Glow Reviving Serum. I am going to share my experience with you all today.Dot & Key Vitamin C Concentrate Glow Reviving Serum Review Phots Price

According to the brand –

A concoction of potent ingredients, this vitamin C serum boosts collagen production, accelerates repair and smoothens expression lines.  With stable Vitamin C in a weightless, quick absorbing, water base formula, this serum actively illuminates the complexion, and eliminates dullness and dark spots by neutralizing free radicals. Infused with moisture magnet hyaluronic acid, this vitamin C serum for face provides intense hydration restoring skin’s plumpness. It contains no nasty chemicals, and is completely safe and gentle on skin. The result? A noticeably brighter, more radiant complexion, with signs of ageing and photo damage minimised. Add it to your beauty routine to make skin less fatigued and more luminous.Dot & Key Vitamin C Concentrate Glow Reviving Serum Review Phots Price _1

Dot & Key Vitamin C Concentrate Glow Reviving Serum Review

The serum comes in yellow plastic bottle with dropper. I love serums with droppers as you can control the amount you dispense each time. The serum is clear and quite thin in consistency. It smells nice and mild.

The serum has a water like formula that absorbs into the skin immediately leaving no sticks residue behind. I have used it continuously for two months and loved the brightening effect it leaves. Vitamin C is derived from kakadu plum with 12% concentration.

I used it everyday in the morning. Vitamin C is great for people who want brighter & glowing complexion. With regular use it also fades marks and blemishes. Vitamin C is also great for reducing lines and wrinkles. Dot & Key Vitamin C Concentrate has hyaluronic acid as well which is one of the most popular humectants and retains moisture in the skin.

My skin is quite dry and prone to dullness, Dot & Key Vitamin C Concentrate has kept it looking glowing and smooth. I had a few acne marks left on the sides of my cheeks and they have faded to a great extent. The key is to use it regularly without fail. This one bottle lasted me 2 months.

This is a vegan formula and free from parabens, sulphates, phthalates and other skin nasties.

Dot & Key Vitamin C Concentrate is priced at Rs 975, available online HERE 

Small Talk: Petitfee’s Chamomile & Agave Hydrogel Face Masks

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There are so many different kinds of masks out there formulated to suit different skin types and provide different benefits. Previously for Small Talk, we’ve reviewed Village 11 Factory’s 2-Step Sheet Masks and Dr. Jart’s Dermask Shaking Rubber Mask. This time around, we’re trying out Petitfee’s Chamomile & Agave Hydrogel Face Masks!

The Agave version is cooling while the Chamomile version brightens skin. Read on to see who’s on Team Agave and who’s on Team Chamomile.

Dianne: Hey Maureen, I saw that you tried Petitfee’s Chamomile & Agave eye masks! I’ve been meaning to try out the hydrogel sheet mask versions. Have you tried those ones yet?

Maureen: I tried the eye masks and they were great! Can’t wait to try the face masks 😍

Zoe: I love hydrogel masks, and my face is like SUPER DRYYYYYY right now 😭

Romy: I’m already obsessed with sheet masks but hydrogel masks are next level! And the colors of the Petitfee Hydrogel Face Masks look so cute!

Dianne: Yes!!! I tried hydrogel facial masks a LONG time ago and tbh I don’t really remember what they feel like!

Zoe: I only remember that it’s hard to make them stay on lol.

Dianne: Let’s get #sheetfaced 😂

Zoe: How was the fit? 

Dianne: It’s crazy! It fits like a second skin lmaooo

Romy: These masks fit perfectly for me as well! I applied the top one first before putting on the bottom one, and I was surprised that it didn’t fall off my face like other hydrogel masks I’ve tried before.

Zoe: Lol how did it fit your face that perfectly? Mine was loose.

Maureen: Mine also hugs perfectly.

Romy: Haha maybe your face is too small for the mask?

Dianne: :O This was the first time a mask fit so perfectly for me! Usually, it falls off to the side or down my chin, or it goes up to my hair!

Maureen: The chin area is a bit small for me, but I have a long chin.

Zoe: Oh my god, I was actually hoping it would be a little bigger. There were gaping holes around my nose and chin. 😂 Usually with face masks, I use the extended areas for my neck too, so they can really deliver a lifting effect.

Dianne: On closer inspection, I noticed that it had a gauze-like material in between the hydrogel. I think that’s what made it easily conform to the shape of the face~

Maureen: Yeah, it doesn’t slip.

Dianne: Did you like the texture of the masks?

Maureen: I sure do. I mean, I love all hydrogel masks.

Dianne: I thought it would be a lot more jelly-like, and that it would feel slimy because of all the essence in the packet.

Zoe: The essence was super silky.

Romy: These masks have such a smooth feel to them, and the essence was just the right amount so it wasn’t messy to put on.

Zoe: I rubbed the essence from the packet all over my body~~~ It literally softened my skin instantly, and it’s non-sticky omg!

Maureen: It also doesn’t drip.

Romy: Plus it doesn’t tear as easily!

Dianne: Exactly! I was surprised at how durable it was considering I’m hella clumsy.

Zoe: It sure feels more premium than regular hydrogel.

Maureen: I just hope they could use less plastic to make it more eco-friendly. Both pieces were layered between plastic sheets. Makes it easier to take them out tho.

Romy: I think that’s so they stay in shape in the packaging? But I agree, they should try to make it more eco-friendly.

Maureen: How long did you guys keep them on?

Dianne: I put them on for around 15 mins and I really felt the essence soak into my skin. Could’ve gone longer tho, the packet says it lasts around 20 mins.

Romy: Same here. I left them on for 15 minutes and there was still plenty of essence left after taking them off.

Zoe: Oops, for the Agave one, I left it on for like 40mins (by accident).

Romy: Wow, did it completely dry out?

Zoe: Surprisingly not lol. The finishing is the same as when I put the Chamomile one on for 20 mins 😂

Romy: How did your skin feel after applying the Agave version?

Zoe: I felt very soothed haha, and my face looked hydrated and plump but not super dewy like it’s supposed to after wearing a sheet mask.

Dianne: Yeah, I agree. With some masks, the essence feels super sticky afterwards and doesn’t dry very quickly. I always feel like the essence dissipates into the air instead of soaking into my skin. BUT for this one, the essence was lightweight and actually moisturized my skin!

Romy: It soothed my skin as well! I had a few blemishes that were super red and angry but after applying the Agave mask, my skin felt soothed and my acne looked less inflamed.

Maureen: I also like how it soothed my skin, especially after a day in the sun. My masks were half-flattened by the time I took them off, so all the moisture went into my skin!

Zoe: I love how with hydrogel masks, they actually shrink after use haha. I also really love the smell and color! Not sure what the scent is actually… reminds me of certain air fresheners in oceany scents XD

Dianne: Oh really? I honestly didn’t think it had a certain fragrance! 😆 I’m not very sensitive to scents and couldn’t really pinpoint what it was~

Maureen: I can’t remember the smell tbh, but is it just me, or do both masks have a minty feel?

Romy: Yeah, I can’t remember the smell either, but I remember they were both pleasant scents XD The Agave one left a slight cooling sensation while I was wearing it, but it felt really nice and not tingly!

Zoe: I find the Agave gave more of a tingling feel when I first tried it, whereas for Chamomile, it was more of a gentle coolness throughout (relieved)

Dianne: The Chamomile defos felt gentler on skin. I didn’t notice my complexion looking much brighter, but it did even out the areas where I got a bit sunburnt.

Romy: I was in total zen mode when I had the Chamomile mask on. It felt soothing and left my skin looking plumper, but it also didn’t leave my skin tone looking brighter.

Maureen: The brightening effect of the chamomile was more obvious when I tried the eye masks ­– they helped brighten my dark circles.

Romy: Perhaps you need to use it long term to really see the brightening effects?

Zoe: Hmm, brightening effect is always so hard to judge. But it sure made my skin glow nicely! Based on the finishing, I feel the masks are more suited to use before putting on makeup.

Romy: They definitely make it easier for you to apply your makeup, but I prefer using it in my nighttime routine.

Dianne: Yeah, I only ever wear sheet masks for my nighttime routine or when I wear particularly heavy makeup.

Zoe: I actually still need to apply a sleeping pack afterwards for my nighttime routine. I love the finishing, but it’s just not quite nourishing enough for my dry skin.

Dianne: Team Agave or Team Chamomile?

Maureen: It’d be Agave for me just coz of the strange blue color XD

Dianne: Same here! Maybe it’s because of the weather, but I love how cooling it is after a long day of boiling under the sun!

Romy: Me too! I love how the Agave one cools my skin, so Agave wins for me! The cute bluish/purplish color is also another reason why I prefer it 💙

Dianne: Totally~ its color is so Insta-worthy!

Zoe: Despite the amazing color of the Agave one, I prefer Chamomile. Chamomile is like a holy grail for sensitive skin 😍 I have to say the slight tingling from the Agave put me off a teeny bit.

Our Picks: The Best Korean Face Masks

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Doing a face mask session at least once a week is a must, so if you haven’t made weekly masking a part of your skin care routine, it’s time to change that! Face masks can do wonders for your skin. All you have to do is look for the right one to tackle your skin concerns.

Do you need a deep cleansing mask to save you from blemishes and congested skin? Or a mask that gives you an extra boost of hydration when your skin feels dry and flaky? With so many choices, which type of mask do you go for? 

We’ve rounded up the best Korean face masks for every skin concern. Find out which one belongs in your mask collection: 

For a deep cleanse 

Every skin type needs a deep cleansing mask but oily skin types will benefit the most from this type of mask. There are a few variations to pick from, including charcoal, clay and egg masks. Charcoal and clay masks are perfect for oily skin as they help unclog and draw out dirt from congested pores, as well as absorb excess oil. Egg masks help improve the appearance of pores and get rid of blackheads and whiteheads.

W.Lab’s Sebum Out Peel Off Pack is perfect for skin that feels dull and congested. This peel off face mask is formulated with natural ingredients such as charcoal powder, Jeju volcanic cluster, lemon and tangerine peel oil, wintergreen extract, green tea powder and fermented soybean that help remove blackheads and absorb excess sebum. 

One of the most sought-after volcanic clay masks is innisfree’s Super Volcanic Pore Clay Mask 2X. This miracle worker contains volcanic cluster capsules that draw out toxins and impurities to detoxify skin, and revitalizes skin by minimizing the appearance of pores and refining skin texture. 

Another great deep cleansing mask is an egg mask. SKINFOOD’s Egg White Pore Mask not only helps unclog pores but applying this at least once a week will leave your skin feeling tighter and plumper. Fans of marshmallows will also enjoy the soft and fluffy texture of this mask!

 

For more hydration

Having hydrated skin is vital, especially now that fall is here and the cold weather leave your skin feeling drier than usual. If you have dry skin and you’re having trouble dealing with dry, flaky spots on your face, then a hydrating face mask may just be the solution to your skin problems. 

When looking for a moisturizing face mask, look for the ingredients honey and milk. These ingredients are extremely soothing and can deeply hydrate your dry and dehydrated skin. 

If you’re looking for a face mask that nourishes skin and tightens pores, you can’t go wrong with I’m From’s Honey Mask. This wash-off mask is formulated with 38.7% natural honey from Mountain Jiri of Korea and also contains bee venom, propolis, and oils from macadamias, jojoba seeds, hazelnuts and sunflower seeds. All these nourishing ingredients will leave your pores feeling tighter, and your skin feeling hydrated and soft. 

Treat your skin extra special with the Premium Goat Milk Mask Pack from RiRe. This moisture-boosting mask is formulated with goat milk, which not only gives you softer, smoother and more hydrated skin, but also offers anti-aging benefits. With consistent use, you can expect an improvement in the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Since it comes in the form of a sheet mask, you can use it anytime, anywhere – particularly if you’re traveling. 

 

For a smoother complexion

We’re all told to exfoliate at least twice a week to get rid of dead skin cells to help reveal a smoother complexion. If you’re the type that often forgets to exfoliate at least a few times every week, then it’s time you incorporate an exfoliating mask into your skin care routine. 

The ingredient black sugar is a popular exfoliating ingredient in Korean skincare, and one mask that’s a must-try is SKINFOOD’s Black Sugar Mask Wash Off. This black sugar mask gently exfoliates skin with a self-heating formula that opens up clogged pores, allowing skin to fully absorb all the mask’s minerals and vitamins. You can also give their Black Sugar Strawberry Mask Wash Off a try if you want to opt for a soothing strawberry-scented mask that smells oh-so-good yet also gently sloughs off grime, leaving your skin feeling softer than ever.

 

For a brighter complexion

Does your skin lack radiance? Or does your complexion look dull? These are signs that you need to look for a brightening face mask

Brightening masks like COSRX’s Ultimate Nourishing Rice Overnight Spa Mask won’t leave you disappointed. This sleeping mask brightens and nourishes your skin, leaving you with glowing and plump skin the next morning — all thanks to 65% rice extract, its star ingredient. For a rinse-off mask option, give MIZON’s Enjoy Fresh On Time Revital Lime Mask a go for brighter-looking skin! 

 

For anti-aging benefits 

If your main skin concern is to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and improve your skin’s elasticity, a good anti-aging face mask is one that contains ginseng in its ingredients list. Ginseng is a powerful antioxidant that improves skin’s elasticity and protects it from free radicals. 

The best anti-aging face mask to try is Secret Key’s Starting Treatment Essential Mask. It’s packed with rich galactomyces ferment filtrate, which is known to reduce the appearance of fine lines, brighten skin, improve skin’s texture, and restore skin elasticity. The combination of aloe vera leaf juice and cucumber extract found in this face mask also promotes soothing benefits, leaving skin feeling balanced and revitalized. 

 

For sensitive skin

Those with sensitive skin should search for face masks infused with ingredients like tea tree oil, mugwort, and aloe vera. These gentle ingredients help soothe skin and reduce inflammation so even acne-prone skin types can use masks that contain these active ingredients

Mugwort is a trendy beauty ingredient that’s been popping up frequently in Korean skin care. Mugwort-based products are beneficial for those with dry, sensitive or aging skin as mugwort soothes dry and irritated skin and is gentle enough for sensitive and blemish-prone skin. 

Incorporate Bonajour’s Mugwort Cream Calming Mask into your skin care routine and you can expect your skin to feel cleaner, calmer and more hydrated. Packed with three kinds of mugwort extracts along with 7 organic ingredients, this mugwort mask soothes any skin flare-ups so those with sensitive skin won’t have to worry about any unwanted skin reactions.

Have you found your holy grail face mask yet? Let us know your go-to masks in the comments below!

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