A while ago, a friend was making a Sasa.com order and I decided to piggyback to help make up the amount needed for free shipping. My order (or maybe it was one of it… I forget! :P ) was a box of Face Q Ocean + Aloe sheet masks. I can’t even remember how much it was now – US$12+ for 10? There goes the old grey cells…
I’m about halfway through the box, before I realised that Hey! I haven’t told all of you about it! Its addictive you know, blogging. I am forever going places thinking “Ooh that might be a nice topic to talk about” or “Oh lookee! I think they’d like to read about THAT!” :)
So anyway, Face Q Sheet Masks. I’m probably one of the last in the world to know about these. I know I was with My Beauty Diary masks :P I have it on good authority (Kathi of Lotuspalace) that Face Q sheet masks and My Beauty Diary sheet masks are made by the same manufacturer and apparently due to the cuteness factor (and price – Face Q is cheaper than My Beauty Diary) it is now a top seller in Taiwan.
There are a few similarities. The sheet masks are packaged the same way – individual sheet masks folded with a sheet of glossy paper and they come in a few “flavours”. However, those were the only similarities I spotted. Here’s what I thought of the Face Q Ocean + Aloe Mask.
Everyone loves how adorable the cartoons on the packaging are. Sadly I’m in the minority. I’m not drawn to cute packaging. So cute or not, it would not affect my decision to make a purchase.
When I opened up the packet and pulled out the mask, something deep in me went “O.M.G” because it is WET! It is so wet it drips. All over my hands, pyjamas, etc. After the first time, I was a lot more careful when removing it from the foil pack.
However, I ran into problem #2 the sheet mask is too thin.
The sheet mask in Face Q is a paper mask that is soaked, and very thin. You can see it from the photo above. And because its thin and soaked, I never fail to tear it EVERYTIME I use it! You see, you have to unfold the mask (no mean feat – try unfolding a wet sheet of paper) and then remove the glossy paper from the mask, before putting the mask on your face. Now, try doing all that with a wet dripping mask and wet hands and tell me you won’t tear it. Gah!
As far as face fit goes, I find that Face Q is a bigger sheet mask because it does not fit as well as My Beauty Diary. The eye holes fit better, but the edges go right above my hair line and down past my chin. My recommendation is to lie down while you use this mask so you don’t drip :P
Because its so wet, I can leave it on quite long. About as long as it takes me to watch an episode of Bones on the telly before I discard it. I do like how my skin feels thereafter. It doesn’t feel incredibly soft or moisturized, but it does feel nice and cool as with all sheet masks. Unlike My Beauty Diary masks, the scent in this one isn’t as overwhelming so that’s one point in favour of this one.
Pros: Skin feels nice after using this mask, Not very pricey
Cons: Very wet, Very thin paper that tears very easily, Redundant packaging – glossy paper can be dispensed with
Here’s the ingredient list for those interested, and you can even read some of it if you can read Chinese.
Would I repurchase or try other “flavours”? I’m not sure. Whilst I like how my skin feels after using this mask, the hassle using it does put me off, and I don’t know if I really want to bother, for what is really, a temporary boost of moisture to the skin. I guess, if I do manage to find it on sale or at a good deal, I might pick up others, but I’m not in a hurry to.
Have you tried any Face Q sheet masks? Do you like them? I’ve only tried the Ocean + Aloe one. I also do not know if they are available locally in Malaysia so if anyone knows (not through sprees but in stores – online or physical) please let us know. :)
Face Q Sheet Masks are from Taiwan and mine was an online purchase at US$12+/box of 10 masks.
Local availability unknown. Available locally at Watson’s stores.