Remember how I told you that I only recently figured out what a sheet mask was? Well, between then and now I’ve turned into some sort of sheet mask fiend.  I tried one, and then another, and then another—now, I find myself masking once, sometimes twice, a day! Then, the Face Shop had a buy 10 get 5 free sale and I went crazy. I bought every single type of mask they had. Every. Single. Type. Now I’m up to my butt in sheet masks, so what do I do? Review them all, that’s what!

The Face Shop MasCream Sheet Moisture

Product information:

From the Face Shop website: 

First mask sheet with cream that feels like applying a whole jar of cream. The dense microfiber rich in cream adheres closely to the skin, providing soothing comfort. Delivers rich moisture to dry and flaky skin with a cream containing hyaluronic acid and elderflower.

The Face Shop MasCream Sheet Moisture

Ingredients:

WATER/EAU, PROPANEDIOL, PEG/PPG-17/6 COPOLYMER, PANTHENOL, BETAINE, BUTYLENE GLYCOL, PEG-40 HYDROGENATED CASTOR OIL, ACRYLATES/C10-30 ALKYL ACRYLTAE CROSSPOLYMER, GLYCERIN, POTASSIUM HYDROXIDE, DIPOTASSIUM GLYCRRHIZATE, ALLANTOIN, SAMBUCUS NIGRA FLOWER WATER, CAPRYLHYDROXAMIC ACID, ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN, DISODIUM EDTA, 1,2-HEXANEDIOL, PHASEOLUS RADIATUS SEED EXTRACT, SODIUM HYALURONATE, PHENOXYETHANOL, BETA-GLUCAN, CITRIC ACID, POTASSIUM SORBATE, SODIUM BENZOATE, BETULA PLATYPHYLLA JAPONICA BARK EXTRACT, RUMEX CRISPUS ROOT EXTRACT, PARFUM/FRAGRANCE

You can view the CosDNA analysis here.

Ingredient Spotlight:

Sambucus nigra (Elderberry) Flower Water: Elderberry is credited as an emollient especially beneficial in treating dry skin. It also acts as an antioxidant and anti-inflammatory, and its fruit is high in vitamin C.

The Face Shop MasCream Sheet Moisture

Assessment:

Appearance: The Face Shop MasCream Sheet comes in a tear open pouch. The mask is covered in a thick clear essence.  It has a pleasant floral scent.

Essence: Holy essence, Batman! This mask sheet (sorry, mascream) comes with a whopping amount of essence. When the mask is removed from the pouch, it leaves behind enough to cover your face, neck, and arms.

Fit: The fit of this mask is much better than the regular The Face Shop Real Nature sheet masks.  I don’t know if it’s the cut of the mask itself or the creamy essence, but it adhered better to my face and I didn’t have to make any cuts.  Plus, it has staying power.  I ran down a flight of stairs and answered the door (looking like a serial killer I might add, sorry Canada Post lady!) and the mask stayed put.

Effect: It’s moisturizing! And I mean moisturizing. When 30 minutes was up, I pulled this mask off my face and patted in the remaining cream essence. Then, I smoothed the leftovers from the pouch onto my neck and arms. The cream didn’t feel sticky or tacky. It left my skin feeling plump, soft, and supple. Seriously, I used this mask around suppertime and the next morning my skin still felt moisturized and soft.  Here are the before and after pics:

The Face Shop MasCream Sheet Moisture

Before the MasCream sheet.

MasCream After

After the MasCream sheet.

Conclusion:

 I enjoyed using this mask, and I thought that the cream essence was a nice idea for dry skin like mine. It certainly made my skin soft and supple, and the effected lasted a long time. At $5 per sheet, however, I think I’ll be saving mine for special occasions.

TL;DR:

  • moisturizing
  • did I mention moisturizing?
  • makes skin soft and supple
  • expensive at $5 per sheet
  • good fit

Score: 4.5/5 

Where to buy: The Face Shop

 

References:

Cosmetic Ingredient Dictionary A – Z: Cosmetics Cop Expert Advice. (n.d.). Retrieved 28 February 2015, from http://www.paulaschoice.com/cosmetic-ingredient-dictionary/

Michalun, M. V., & Dinardo, J. C. (2015). Milady Skin Care and Cosmetic Ingredients Dictionary (4th ed.). Clifton Park, NY, USA: Cengage Learning.

Winter, R. (2009). A consumer’s dictionary of cosmetic ingredients: complete information about the harmful and desirable ingredients found in cosmetics and cosmeceuticals. United States: Three Rivers Press.

 

Edited November 19, 2015 for formatting