Hello and Welcome!
I hope that you’re doing well and are looking forward to this review. I’m unbelievably excited to get into a sheet mask review, I feel like it’s been ages since I’ve reviewed sheet masks and honestly I miss them!
Truthfully, I’ve had these masks for ages but I always have so many masks to be testing out that these just never seemed to make it to the front of the queue – until now.
Typically I tend to stick to Korean sheet masks. In the past I’ve reviewed PACKage sheet masks, E’Tude House sheet masks, A’PIEU Milk masks, and Innisfree sheet masks. The only brand of sheet mask that I’ve used that wasn’t a Korean brand was the Soap & Glory ones and honestly they were disappointing. So when I saw these in Boots, and saw that they were actually made in Korea, I was excited to give them a go.
I know what you might be thinking: you used to review so many Korean brands and now you don’t. I hear you, and I see that every day people are still reading my Korean reviews so I know that there’s an interest in them. Since going cruelty free I’ve been searching for Korean brands that are cruelty free, since all of the ones above sell into China. I’ve placed an order on Yes Style for masks from: Thank You Farmer, Beyond, and Purederm. So don’t worry, there are more Korean mask reviews coming, but for the time being I’m going to review these Boots ones.
Without further ado, let’s jump straight into it!
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Packaging: As you can see from the above photo, these masks come in a white packet with the main products in the mask large in the centre. They also have text over these ingredients with the brand name, the names of the main ingredients, and what the mask is supposed to do. Personally, the little bit of information on what the mask is designed to do on the front of the package is really useful to me for both when I’m choosing which mask I want to use, and for when I’m writing notes on how the mask performed.
Price: These masks retail for £2.50 at Boots, but currently (as of 09/04/18) they are on sale for £2.00. I do frequently see deals with these masks (such as 3 for 2), so you’re usually able to get them cheaper than the £2.50 that they retail for.
- Safflower & Peony – Luminous Youth
- Charcoal & Willow Bark – Cleansing and Purifying
- Lotus Flower & Tiger Lily – Radiance and Brightening
- Rooibos – Energising and Revitalising
- Super Hyaluronic – Moisturising and Nourishing
I bought the: Super Hyaluronic, Charcoal & Willow Bark, Lotus Flower & Tiger Lily and Safflower & Peony masks. I’m not sure why I bought 4/5 and didn’t purchase the Rooibos one but clearly something about it didn’t appeal to me when I was buying the masks. Either way, I’ll be reviewing the four masks I bought today.
On the Boots website, this mask is described with the following:
‘This specially formulated sheet mask is enriched with Super Hyaluron to help leave your skin moisturised and nourished. Leaves skin feeling moisturised for up to 12 hours.’
This mask I found to be particularly slimey and again pretty cold. I used this one after my reaction to the Arbonne RE9 Skincare range, so it did sting a little. However, I know that the stinging is down to my reaction to the Arbonne products as I always use products with hyaluronic acid in and never have any reactions.
Once I massaged in the remaining serum, it all went away pretty quickly and although my skin felt good I was worried that it would still be dry because there really wasn’t much serum. However, the next day my skin had absolutely no dryness at all so I was very happy with the results.
I’d definitely recommend this mask, and I will be purchasing it again!
Charcoal & Willow Bark
This mask has the following description on the Boots website:
‘This specially formulated sheet mask is enriched with Charcoal and Willow bark known to help cleanse and purify the skin. A skin care pick me up that will leave your skin feeling cleansed, purified and revitalised in just 15 minutes.’
This one doesn’t really smell like anything in particular. Also unlike some of the other ones, it has a clear serum. When I applied it, it felt very cooling but almost uncomfortably so – like when masks are so cold they feel like they’re stinging.
Once the product was rubbed in my skin looked slightly radiant. I wouldn’t say it felt purified or cleansed though (no more than it does with a regular cleanser that is). Also once the serum was massaged in, my face was left feeling pretty tacky which I’m not the biggest fan of.
This mask was okay but I wouldn’t say it was anything hugely special and I probably wouldn’t get this one again because I don’t think it did a tremendous amount and the stickiness that it left puts me off of it.
Lotus Flower & Tiger Lily
The description for this mask on the Boots website is as follows:
‘This specially formulated sheet mask is enriched with the floral extracts of Lotus Flower and Tiger Lily designed to help leave your skin shining with radiance and looking brighter. Formulated to help leave your skin looking and feeling brighter in just 15 minutes.’
I write down that this one smells like baby cream, it’s not really a scent that I’ve had in a face mask before. I don’t really have much to say about it, it wasn’t bad, but still a bit of an odd smell to have in a face mask.
I left this on for the time that the mask stated, before rubbing in the remaining serum. There wasn’t really that much left to massage in once I’d removed the mask which I did like. I really don’t like it when there’s loads of serum left on your face that you have to spend ages rubbing in.
They really didn’t lie when they said radiance. After the serum was absorbed my skin was really glowing. My face felt amazing and refreshed and was super soft to the touch. Additionally, there was absolutely no texture on my skin after using this mask. I’d highly recommend this one!
Safflower & Peony
Finally, the description for this mask from the boots website is:
‘This specially formulated sheet mask is enriched with the floral extract of Safflower and Peony to leave your skin looking and feeling younger. Formulated to help leave your skin feeling flawless, improve tone and texture. This floral infused sheet mask is a skin care pick me up.’
When I got this mask out of the packet there was so much product on the mask that it was dripping on the floor and when I put the mask on I had to bring the serum down onto my chest as well because there was so much excess.
This one I found to be very similar to the previous Lotus Flower & Tiger Lily one. It left my skin glowing and beautiful and I’d also use this one again
Overall, I think these Boots sheet masks are really really good! They’re definitely close to actual Korean brand masks which is really exciting. I think the price of these is fair. Although you can get some Korean masks cheaper (e.g. Innisfree), these are easier to get a hold of since you can get them in your local Boots, and you wouldn’t have to pay shipping. I’d definitely purchase them again, and I might try out the one that I didn’t get. I think my favourite one has got to be the Lotus Flower & Tiger Lily mask, but I also enjoyed the Super Hyaluronic, and the Safflower & Peony masks. The Lotus and the Safflower ones did perform similarly, however I would say that overall the Lotus one was better. So if you’re looking to just get one of the radiance masks, go with the Lotus mask over the Safflower one.
If you’d like to purchase any of these masks then you can do so at your local boots or online here.
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