Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Review : Missha Red Ginseng Sheet Mask

Hi Girls~ I don't know if I mentioned this or not, but I am an avid mask user. I wear (or apply) masks probably 5-6 days a week at night and I strongly believe that it makes a huge difference to the skin. Whether if it's a sheet or a cream, I really do love them all. That being said, I was thinking of doing some reviews on the masks I recently tried out. What do you think? Do you like masks? Or are you not interested at all? Let me know in the comments :).
Anyways, enough rambling and let's get started with the review already! 

How to Use ? Wash face -> apply mask -> leave it for 15-20 mins -> remove -> lightly pat the leftovers so the essence will be fully absorbed
Scent ? Smells like red ginseng. I'll say that it's not for everyone, but some people like it.
Design ? This is not your normal flat sheet mask. When you unfold it, it becomes to this 3 dimensional object haha (contoured to fit the curves of the face like a real mask). At first I thought it was a genius idea, but it turns out that it's "too 3D" for my flat Asian face. Doesn't fit at all and it's very uncomfortable. 
Ingredients ? Water, glycerin, butylene glycol, carbomer, PEG-60 hydrogenated caster oil, hydroxyethylcellulose, triethanolamine, allantoin, red ginseng extract, aloe barbadesis leaf extract, sodium hylauronate, phenoxyethanol, disodium EDTA, methylparaben, 1,2-hexane dial, caprylyl glycol, illicium velum (anise) fruit extract, fragrance (parfum). Bunch of stuff that I don't know :/.
Pros ?
- Contains 350 mg of Korean red ginseng extract
- Affordable / Free at times
- Not tested on animals
- Poor design
- somewhat stiff (so you can't manipulate it according to your face shape)
- Hydrating, but didn't see any improvements on my skin
- dries out very quickly (you literally have to get rid of the mask after 15 mins)
Value ? $2-$4. I got mine for free as a sample.
Overall Rating ? 1/5.
Repurchase ? No. This mask is hydrating, but that's really it. For the same price I think you can get better ones. Sorry Missha!
That's how the mask looks like!! - Pic #2


  1. Hi Amy, I love masks too! Mine are typically the clay or similarly applied ones. I don't know much about sheet masks, so I look forward to your future reviews :)

  2. aw I would have expected a bit more from this mask.
    I was thinking of actually steeping a glass of
    red Korean ginseng tea, add some honey and soak
    it with a cotton mask... I'm sure it'll feel nice lol

  3. Will you please do review on other masks? What's your favorite mask? I want to know more about masks, I'm starting to apply mask quite often now but haven't found any benefit from them. I don't know whether my masks aren't good enough or anything else. Thanks love :)