Good afternoon my darlings and welcome to the Friday face mask. Today was a sheet mask kind of day. I love masks but somedays are not meant for the wash off kind of masks. This was one of those days. This was a sheet mask day. In fact it was a Cool Down Drop Kick kind of masking day.
That’s right is was time to try the Haruharu mask that came in one of my Facetory Boxes. For those who don’t know, Facetory is a sheet mask subscription. I absolutely love it because it lets me try all sorts of different sheet masks so I can build a list of those I want to re order. It also lets me reorder the ones I like. Sheet masks can pile up though, especially if you have any subscription boxes and Face Tory is super easy to pause. If you are drowning in masks you just press a button and skip the month. They have different numbers of subscriptions. I use the Four pack masking subscription as that is the right amount for me.
They also have other skin care products and non-sheet masks and you don’t actually have to be a member of the subscription service to order from them. Even if you don’t sign up for a subscription, I highly recommend signing up for their free newsletter. They’ll send you e-mails about deals that way. And every Monday they have a selection of masks reduced to a $1. The newsletter lets you know which ones. Some of my favorites have made the rotation list into the $1 Monday lists so I think it is well worth checking out.
The only issue I have with some of the masks is that most of the information is in Korean. I do not happen to be able to read Korean so sometimes I have to sort of guess as to what the mask is for. This one actually says soothing and Maqui berry in English. Hich would provide me with more information if I knew what a maqui berry was.
According to Healthline: Maqui berry (Aristotelia chilensis) is an exotic, dark-purple fruit that grows wild in South America. It’s mainly harvested by the native Mapuche Indians of Chile, who have used the leaves, stems and berries medicinally for thousands of years
When I took the mask out, it smells somewhat grape like. Beyond that the only other English on the package is Cool Down Drop Kick.
I will say the mask, right out of the package is quite juicy with serum. On the face it feels instantly cooling. The extra serum means that the mask sticks well to the face. Even though it felt oversaturated, no serum ran down my face once it was on. I did have to wipe off my hands, but the mask didn’t drip.
So mask in place I lay down closed my eyes and listened to my ipod. Today was actually a Beethoven kind of day. I know, surprise. But that was what appealed when I scrolled through my play lists. So I relaxed and I listened.
As I lay down, he mask almost felt like it was getting colder and colder. It was kind of fun, in an odd sort of way. After fifteen minutes I turned Beethoven off and returned to the bathroom. There was no noticeable drying of the mask. It appeared just as soaked as when I applied it. Once removed there was a lot of serum on my skin. I rubbed as much of it as I could into the skin but had to wipe some off in the end. Once my skin was patted dry, I have to say I really liked it. I felt super refreshed as though my skin just pounded back an energy drink. It was kind of nice actually. The skin felt soft and clean, but it was mostly the feeling of suddenly being wide awake that this mask provided. That is I think this masks strong suit. I didn’t feel terrible soothed, but I did feel invigorated. I feel ready to tackle the rest of my day. And so that is where I will be going now. Later I’ll return for the Friday Night Happy Hour post, but for now, I am going to finish out my workweek feeling energized and revived. I also think that this mask is going to go on my list of masks to reorder. I don’t think it is one I would use often, but I can definitely see the perks of keeping it around for occasional use.
The Curateur Subscription box has launched a new Welcome Box for you to try out the Subscription. The Welcome Box costs $25 (instead of the usual $99 of the full subscription box) It includes the best sellers and member favorites: Kat Burki Form Control Marine Collagen Gel (retails at $160), Carly Cushnie Grey Horizon Ombre Scarf (retails at $150), Anastasia Beverly Hills Liquid Glow (retails at $25), and Eddie Borgo Supra Link Necklace Gift With Purchase (retails at $350).
Those who sign up for the welcome box receive the same member benefits that seasonal members enjoy (you can find them listed on the website) and the box will roll into the normal seasonal subscription in Spring of 2021. I haven’t heard any spoilers from the Spring box but their past boxes look really amazing, so I’m sure the Spring one will be as well. The Welcome Boxes go on sale to day and I expect they will run out quickly.