Crikey here we are at number 40 in this series, before I started blogging I barely used Face Masks and now I’ve tried 40 of them! Today I thought I’d pick something a bit different to the ones I’d been trying lately and use one of the ones I picked up in Malaysia (see honeymoon haul here!) – starting with the Oozoo Bear Black Space Sheet Mask.
When I was looking at Face Masks in the continent famed for doing sheet masks the best, I was overwhelmed. There were so many different types of sheet masks in every beauty store that I went for, and everything covering the super cheap all the way up to really expensive ones were available just about everywhere. I had no idea what to pick, what ones were any good and I’m not going to lie, I picked a few from Oozoo bear because they had cute bears on the front (and were on buy one get one 50% off so I picked a second naturally too).
I picked up the Oozoo Bear Black Space Sheet Mask which is their Pore Caring mask. I used this last Friday as my skin was just looking a bit lack lustre and has been quite problematic of late across the board, I’ve had breakouts (which thankfully seem to be settling back down), really bad oiliness, and a bite on my cheek that has created a huge healing area which is really dry and I’m pretty sure is going to take about year to fully heal, it may even scar. Add to that my pores have been looking quite enlarged and it seemed like the easiest of the list of problems would be the pore issue to sort out so I decided do find a mask in my collection to tackle that first.
I didn’t actually realise/pay attention to the fact that the ear of the bear actually held the serum, and needed manually popping into where the sheet was stored and rubbing the serum as well as possible to the sheet in the attaching compartment. It actually wasn’t as easy as you might think to get that serum to pop into the other package, and I was thinking it was going to burst out of every seam apart from the one which it was meant to. I was secretly hoping that the space pattern on the front might be printed onto the mask, but in fact they took the Black Space quite literally.
Creepy huh? The dogs did not like this at all. The texture of this mask was tissue and also felt quite textured, almost linty. Because the mask was so thick I found that the serum was just absorbed too quickly by the mask and even from the moment I put it on I felt like the mask was pretty dry, and it wasn’t long before I felt like the mask had dried out on my face and was starting to peel and sag at the corners. I definitely wasn’t able to leave it on for the full prescribed 15-20 minutes, it would have been off way before then.
My skin after removal my skin also felt a tad dryer, and whilst initially my skin did feel a bit tighter and my pores looked very very slightly better, I wore this Friday night, but by morning I wouldn’t have guessed that I had put one on at all.
Sadly being sucked in by the packaging did not pay off with these at all. The Oozoo Bear masks are a line by Korean brand – The Oozoo who specialise in face masks, most of which require some kind of mixing before (injection style ampules anyone?). It seems as if this is their budget line, and I’ve not actually been able to find these particular ones in stock in the UK, the other more premium ones are available exclusively at Selfrdiges and whilst I’m curious, I don’t know that I’d want to risk buying another from the brand again – I’ll at least hold of decision until I’ve tried the Illuminating one I bought alongside this.
Have you tried any crazy looking sheet masks?