Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Etude House » I Need You! Sheet Masks: An Intro to Korean Mask Packs


안녕하세요! Hello! This post is dedicated to the skincare junky's most favorite can't-live-without-item: the Korean sheet mask! If you ever wonder how Koreans have such flawless skin then you best start stockpiling these babies right now...like, right now! Okay, I do not recommend hoarding, but having a few of these on hand at all times is sure to brighten your skin as well as your mood.

FLASH FACTS
Brand » Etude House
Product » I Need You! Sheet Masks
Size » 1 sheet, 23ml
Cost » $2 USD each
Website » www.etudehouse.com
Would I purchase again? » Absolutely!


Admittedly, the first time I ever put one of these on I did feel kind of silly. Not to mention, one glance in the mirror said I looked like a total creeper from some low budget indie horror flick. Nonetheless, sheet masks are amazing!! If you've ever seen a K-drama, then odds are you've seen the girls (guys, too!) wearing these at some point and that's because they are HUGE in Korea. Hey, Koreans take pride in their appearance and who can blame them?

Now some of you might be thinking, but what about other sheet masks? Well, of course there are tons of great mask packs out there from other parts of Asia. I actually have never tried a sheet mask that I didn't like, but so far Korean brands have always been my favorite. In particular, Skinfood, Etude House, and Mamonde would probably be my top brand choices for sheet masks, although the list is ever growing as I try out new ones.


Sheet masks contain an enormous variety of ingredients all meant for improving particular skin concerns. Red wine, gold, caviar, and even snail extract (actually very trendy right now) are some that I have tried that might make someone look twice, but I assure you they are wonderful! There are plenty of awesome natural ingredients that come from things other than simply fruits and plants. They are great for skin whitening, tightening, firming, brightening, moisturizing...and the list goes on. Each mask pack is different, so just pick which one is right for you. Personally, I like to have a variety.


In particular, the Etude House I Need You! mask sheets come in 7 different choices:

I Need You, Aloe! Mask Sheet: Essence mask contains moisturizing aloe to prevent acne and soothe skin.

I Need You, Green Tea! Mask Sheet: Essence mask contains green tea extract that soothes & comforts stressed and fatigued skin.

I Need You, Lemon! Mask Sheet: Essence mask contains lemon extract to brighten and clarify skin tone.

I Need You, Royal Jelly! Mask Sheet: Highly nutritional royal jelly restores skin health and soothes the skin after being damaged by pollution, debris and weather. It helps skin to maintain smoothness, softness and luminosity.

I Need You, Red Ginseng! Mask Sheet: 6-year-old red ginseng restores skin strength after being damaged by stress, pollution, debris and weather. It helps skin to maintain firmness and smoothness.

I Need You, Pomegranate! Mask Sheet: Essence mask contains pomegranate additives that nourish for a healthy complexion.

I Need You, Pearl Extract! Mask Sheet: Essence mask contains pearl extract that promotes natural skin glow.


Remember that when you're shopping for sheet masks, price is not an indication of quality! I've tried sheet masks that cost less than a dollar that were just as amazing as others that cost ten dollars each! Like I mentioned before, I've never tried a mask pack I don't like!

In general, most sheet masks are to be worn for about 15-30 mins. I've left them on longer before as they are ultra pampering. Some are clearly scented while others don't contain much of a smell. No matter what, my skin always feels much more relaxed, moisturized, and healthy after using these!

Creeper? Maybe. Happy skin? Absolutely! Lol
Beautiful Doki Doki's Tips: 

The best time to wear your sheet mask is just after using a peeling cream or gel like this one. Why?Your skin absorbs the mask essence better without all those dead skin cells in the way. However, while sheet masks can be worn every day, a peeling cream should only be used 2-3 times per week.

Place your sheet mask in the fridge for about twenty minutes before application if you want an extra cooling sensation!

Sheet masks are an ultra stress reducer! They are great for relaxing and extremely therapeutic!

Use any extra essence left in the packet and pat it onto your neck. It will help prevent wrinkles!


Thanks for reading, have a lovely day!

xo,


23 comments:

  1. Ooo, thanks for the intro - I really appreciate your tips! I'll definitely use a peeling/exfoliator before my masks at night, thanks! *__*

    Would you like to follow each other on GFC/Bloglovin? Junniku blog [Click!]
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    1. Hi June! Following now! Hope you follow back and thanks for saying hi! The exfoliators really help! \(^▽^@)ノ

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  2. Wow,sounds very good...I really like your blog.^^
    Maybe follow each other on bloglovin?
    Let me know follow you then back.
    LOvely greets Nessa

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    1. Hi Nessa :) Thanks for your comment! It means a lot to me! I'm following you now on gfc and bloglovin, hope you follow back! xoxo

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  3. Wow ;) Looks like a good product!

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    1. Yes! I'm kind of obsessed with sheet masks! Lol they are awesome. Thanks for reading :)

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  4. Nice post!!! would you like to follow each other with GFC and Bloglovin?
    Besos, desde España, Marcela♥

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    1. Hola Marcela! Siguiendo ahora! Su blog me da la oportunidad de practicar mi español! Lol hope you follow back and thanks for stopping by! :) xo

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    2. Gracias preciosa, te sigo por GFC y Bloglovin! me encanta que practiques español conmigo...
      Buen fin de semana!!! y manténte en contacto!!!
      Besos♥

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  5. Thank you so much for the follow.^^
    Follow you back on bloglovin and gfc,too.
    Do you also follow me on gfc?
    Lovely greets

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    1. Hi ^__^ yes I follow you on both! gfc & bloglovin! <3

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  6. The masks looks so beautiful altogether! :)
    I've been wanting to try the Royal Jelly for a while now... but I just can't seem to find a place with reasonable price, yet.
    Thank you so much for you review. I love your blog so much! It's all neat and pretty! Those big wordings can easy capture reader's attention!

    Follow? Check✓

    P.S Please feel free to check out my blog at www.19and.blogspot.com :)
    If you enjoy reading my blog, please do follow me for more reviews!

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    1. Hi ^__^ Thank you so much for the kind words! I was totally smiling when I read your comment! I got all seven of these masks on Amazon for around $10 from seller A-Poly. They always give me a ton a free samples and have fast shipping so I like them lol not sure if anywhere else has them cheaper.

      I am now following your blog! I'm always excited to meet fellow bloggers and I love your pictures! Can't wait to read more on your blog! Thanks for stopping by. xo ♡^▽^♡

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    2. And that was supposed to say a ton of* free samples lol

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  7. Ah! The masks are so addicting! Green tea, aloe, and ginseng are my favorite!
    Wa the price is so expensive la O.O like 2 USD each? Here you can get 1 - 1.50 USD each, and if you lucky and found good seller, it's really possible to get like 0.90 USD each XD plus free sample :D (note you must buy lot of it :D) ^^

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    1. I know lol I'm kind of obsessed with sheet masks!! They feel so relaxing! ^^ I wish they were only 50 cents lol but still better than some masks that are like $5 each O___O

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  8. i love etude house mask <3
    etude house always have a good products
    can we follow each other?)
    i'll follow back after that
    www.miharujulie.com

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    1. Hi Miharu!! I love your name and your blog is super cute!! o(^▽^)o following you now! And yes, I love Etude House...it's definitely one of my favorite brands <3

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  9. If you haven't tried them already, you should try My Beauty Diary's sheet masks. They're a brand from Taiwan, and I really like their masks more than the Korean ones I've tried. The Strawberry Yogurt one is really nice. I like the Etude House masks, but I feel like they're shaped funny. I always have to fight with the eye holes.

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    1. Haha I have noticed that some of the Etude House masks are indeed a weird shape so I would agree. I've heard of the My Beauty Diary brand, but I have yet to try it. I'll definitely put them on my list. Thanks so much for the tip!! ヽ(´ー`)ノ

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  10. Do they really work as how they claim? I am tempted to buy these masks though.

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    1. Yes these do work!! I mean you're not going to take off the mask and suddenly have completely flawless skin, but they do help a lot. The differences are usually subtle, but definitely noticeable. It also depends on how long you use these masks and how often. That really goes for any sheet masks tho! Thanks for reading! ^^ xo

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  11. I love using sheet mask everyday but some says that its only to be use once or twice a week..is it true?

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