I received a bunch of sheet masks a while ago. It was the Leaders Clinic Clinie masks… and even before I managed to use them all and form a view, the name is now changed to Beauty Clinic Mediheal. I’m not sure what to make of that but I thought it should be mentioned, in case you were looking for the former and only found the latter.
To be honest, I have no idea how one reviews a sheet mask. I have just one of each and I just won’t be able to tell what the effects really are with prolonged use. So what I will do is just give you my initial impressions after using each one. I actually do enjoy using sheet masks. They are a quick and easy pick me up for your skin and are minimum fuss. I like carrying one or two with me when I travel – useful on the plane and/or in the hotel at the end of a long day.
I was given the opportunity to try 7 “flavours” of the Leaders Clinic Clinie (Beauty Clinic Mediheal) sheet masks from Korea, so here are my quick thoughts on each. If you have tried any, please feel free to share your thoughts in the comments too!
First a note on the packaging. These sheet masks come in rather large foil packets that hold only 1 mask in there. It is disposable and for 1 use only. In line with the name “clinic” each mask packaet has a medical theme to it, whether a drip, syringe, capsure etc. Quite eye catching, that’s for sure.
When you open the packet, you will find a tightly compacted rectangle which is the folded mask. The material is quite thin and it practically drips with essence so it is actually quite a bother to unfold. I found that although thin and translucent, the material does not tear that easily so even this klutz could unfold the mask without too much trouble.
In terms of size, I found that the masks was a bit of a “just right but not”. It fits my face – the eye holes, nose and mouth cut outs were exactly where my eyes, nose and mouth were. The sides fit almost to my hairline, but it was a bit too round. I thought I had a round face, but this mask made me think otherwise. So it fits… but not quite. Still, there is enough space for the mask to adhere onto my skin and due to the fact that the mask is so saturated with product, you can leave it on longer than normal before it starts to dry out.
Collagen Infusion Essential Mask – RM8.90
This mask is supposed to contain marine collagen, marine elastin and vitamin E to help strengthen the skin and make it stronger and more elastic. I found that this mask has a powdery floral scent that I wasn’t much of a fan of, and a bit of an oily feel to the touch. After removing from my skin, I again felt that oily feel on my skin. I was not too keen on this one.
Platinum V-Lift Essential Mask – RM8.90
This one is meant for firming and lifting of the skin. Perhaps with regular use, it may help but with just 1 use I did not notice any significant effect. The smell not not unpleasant and didn’t feel uncomfortable. I didn’t have much of an opinion on this one as you can probably tell, it wasn’t memorable.
Caviar Repairing Essential Mask – RM8.90
This one I liked! This mask is supposed to contain caviar, chitosan and with hazel water. Caviar? I doubt it to be honest. There was a very light floral scent that wasn’t cloying and after use, my skin felt smooth and plumped up without a sticky or oily feel. I liked it best and if I were to repurchase, this is the one I’d choose.
NMF Aquaringer Ampoule Mask – RM10.90
This one is supposed to be a “premier” version with ingredients to care for your pores and moisturize and purify your skin. The scent was lighter in this one, and after use, my skin did feel a little more plumped up and hydrated. Then again, most hydrating masks do the same. What I may be more inclined to get this particular one for is for long airplane travels. Because the mask is so saturated and does not dry out so quickly, it will last longer and be better for use on the plane. I’ve used one on board that dried up within 5 minutes of use. So not fun!
IPL Whitelux Essential Mask – RM10.90
As the name suggests, this one is for whitening. I didn’t think it any more special than a regular moisture mask and 1 use didn’t make my skin look any fairer or my freckles any less prominent. In that sense, I would prefer to just use a moisturizing sheet mask.
Tea Tree Healing Solution Essential Mask – RM8.90
Disliked this one. I don’t mind the scent of tea tree oil at all but when I used it, I had a weird oily film on my skin after use, and yet strangely, my skin felt dry. Oily yet dry and I specifically used this to see if it would help me with my spotty chin. Well, answer was no. Maybe because I disliked that oily feel so much, I washed my face thereafter.
Vita Whitebeam Essential Mask – RM8.90
Another whitening mask but this one has a vitamin C derivative and tocopherol (usually Vitamin E) and is meant for brighening and clearing the skin. I found that this one had a nice scent and that my skin felt nice after use. Not oily, and hydrated. Did it help with melanin? Well no. I only had 1 sheet and I don’t think it works unless you use it everyday for a month.
Leaders Clinic (or Beauty Clinic, I’m not sure which anymore) is a Korean brand of skincare that is supposed to be clinically developed and dermatologist tested. Personally, I did not face any problems using any of the masks – no breakouts or reactions. Certain ones were better for me than others.
Personally however, I would use a sheet mask mostly for purposes of instant hydrating of the skin. Its great before a big night out, when you are travelling, in a hotel room where the air is dry, or when your skin feels tight and dry. Because these ones take so long to dry out (I can leave them on for over half an hour while watching TV and it doesn’t even dry out then!) I would recommend them for use when travelling in an airplane because it would just help your skin feel better then.
In a nutshell
Leaders Clinic Clinie (Beauty Clinic Mediheal) sheet masks from Korea come in different flavours for different purposes. I would personally choose the ones meant for hydrating because I think they work quite well for that. My skin feels cool and hydrated after leaving these masks on for a while, and it is quite comfortable. The masks are very saturated so it is very wet and can be a bit messy when you first remove it and try to unfold it. However, it fits well on the skin and stays put.
Pros: Highly saturated sheet mask will last a long time each use, Certain ones are nice on the skin helping skin feel hydrated and plumped up, Skin feels cool after use, Cellulose sheet adheres well to the skin, Generally fits well although the shape is a little too round for my face, Affordable
Cons: Some masks left an oily film on my skin (Tea Tree Healing Solution and Collagen Infusion), Change in brand name is highly confusing
Who will like this: Anyone who likes using sheet masks
This brand is supposed to be popular in Korea and among Korean celebrities. Not being familiar with K-pop culture, I can’t verify that. I must say however, that I have not come across this and I can’t find a brand website either. Searches mostly turn up blog reviews. Locally, I don’t know if they are available in stores but they are sold online through Hansaegee Nature.
Have you tried any sheet masks from Leaders Clinic Clinie (Beauty Clinic Mediheal)? Which one do you like? I would quite happily repurchase the Caviar Repairing one but I could easily pass on the rest.
Leaders Clinic Clinie (Beauty Clinic Mediheal) sheet masks come in 7 variants Price: RM8.90 and RM10.90 Availability: Online at Hansaegee Nature