I’ve been using these My Beauty Diary sheet masks for a couple of weeks now so its time to share my thoughts on them. Picture shows the Skin79 BB Cream. That will come in a later post. Patience grasshopper! 😛
Overall view on My Beauty Diary Masks
The masks are a very good fit on my face. The only bit that might be too big are the eye holes which are HUGE. I feel a bit like a manga character – I almost expect myself to have HUGE limpid eyes. But I don’t so the eye holes are too big. The rest of the face fits like a glove.
There is a plastic sheet folded into the sheet mask which I find odd and waste of resources. No one can tear the mask by unfolding it carefully and its quite tough anyway. Do away with that useless plastic sheet.
The sheet mask was very wet but not dripping which is good. When I had the mask on my face, it did not dribble all over my hair and pillow. Whatever essence there is on the mask takes a very long time to dry too – I had the mask on my face for 1 hour while I watched telly.
Now onto the 3 “flavours” of masks that I had – Red Vine, Mixed Berry and Nano Platinum Colloid. Why are they called “flavours” and not “range” or “scent”?
Red Vine Mask
This was the first My Beauty Diary mask I tried and I was not quite sure what I was expecting. I used the Red Vine Mask because I had illusions of wine floating around my head. I actually thought it was Red WINE mask but instead it smells of a sweetish fruity scent. It strongly resembles the scent of the Passionfruit Gel Cleanser from The Body Shop but less sharp. I wasn’t too perturbed by the fragrance in this one and I had it on for nearly an hour!
The mask is supposed to “whitens, tightens skin and fights against oxidization. It is ideal for all skin types, especially loose and dull skin.” I had nicely hydrated skin that was super cool to the touch and even toned. Most sheet masks do this for me so I’m not especially thrilled. There was no discernable whitening or tightening of skin but you probably have to use it everyday for a few months to see any effect.
Mixed Berry Mask
Mixed Berry seems to be a popular choice so I was expecting something sweet but berry like. What I got was a smell like sweet bubblegum – the artificial smell of “berries” or what people in a lab think berries smell like! I managed to leave it long enough to reap the benefits but its not a scent I enjoy so I will not return to this.
This one is supposed to “protects skin from environmental aggression, correcting problems like uneven complexion, dullness and sagging. After use, skin becomes firm, bright and translucent.” After use, I found my skin was hydrated, cool and calm. There was nothing special about how it looked but oh the smell! Don’t ask me to use it everyday. I’d puke 😛
Platinum Nanocolloid Mask
This is a more expensive mask from My Beauty Diary, I believe. “It is enriched with Japanese Platinum Nanocolloid raw material, which performs anti-oxidant to prevent dry skin, dull skin and wrinkles. It also provides long-lasting and effective hydration for skin.”
Like all the other masks, this one left my skin hydrated, not irritated, cool and calm. Scent wise, it was less sweet and cloying. Much better! As for whether it offers long lasting and effective hydration for my skin, I’d say that after 1 use, my skin felt nice and plump but this effect is temporary. Like all skincare, you’d need to use it everyday for at least a month for there to be any long lasting effects and how many of us can afford that?
Is My Beauty Diary Mask worth the hype?
So after trying out this popular brand of sheet masks from Taiwan, do I think they are worth the hype? I’ll say yes – if you can handle the scents. It is quite strong and sweet in some “flavours” and more manageable in others.
Its affordable, and leaves the skin feeling moisturized – but don’t all sheet masks do that? This has the added benefit of being non sticky. I can’t quite see why the My Beauty Diary masks are all that popular except that if you get them from Taiwan or some trusted resellers, they can be affordable at about RM5+ or less a mask.
However, be warned of fakes in the market – only buy from authorized resellers and if you find it being sold at the “pasar malam” or its crazy cheap, its probably too good to be true. I always prefer to pay a little more for peace of mind by buying it from authorized resellers or places like Guardian Pharmacy where its sold in Malaysia. I got mine from Sasa online so I have no idea how much it is in Malaysia.
Pros: Affordable, Easy to use, Skin feels moisturized and plump after use, Sheet mask is a good fit for my face
Cons: Fragrance is too strong, Skin plumping effect is temporary, Plastic sheet folded into mask is a waste of resources
Would I repurchase? Yeah I probably would if I can get it at good prices. As I have noted, its quite inexpensive for a weekly treat and it works well enough to moisturize the skin even if the effects aren’t all that permanent. I like to leave the mask in the fridge for about 10 minutes before use. The cooling effect on the skin is great especially in our hot weather.
Next time, I’ll be sure to choose those that don’t smell so strongly of artificial sweetness – hear that Mixed Berry? You’re NOT in my list 😛
Your take on the My Beauty Diary masks? Do you like them? Hate them? Why? 🙂
My Beauty Diary Masks can be purchased online at Sasa.com as I did or at Guardian Pharmacies in Malaysia. If you are in other countries, look on www.beautydiary.com.tw/en/ for more locations where you can find these sheet masks