Review: The Face Shop Soothing Jelly Mask

Daily Masking Review: The Face Shop Soothing Jelly Mask – Moisturizing 


I could not find this mask in local The Face Shop outlets. Guess it’s new and it attracted me to buy it from Gmarket to try out.

It claims that the calming, moisture-rich mask sheet soothes and comforts sensitized skin.

It is a water-filled jelly essence sheet mask that soothes skin with moisture as it contains aloe extract and hyaluronic acid. The large-capacity jelly essence is absorbed freshly without stickiness and provides a long lasting cooling sensation.

It is formulated without 10 addictives: 6 kinds of parabens (methylparaben, ethylparaben, isopropylparaben, propylparaben, isobutylparaben, paraben), propylene glycol, triethanolamine, tar color and mineral oil.


It creates mild and tender fluffy tightly skin with intensive moisturizing care. This vegetable mask sheet derived from 100% natural aloe fiber for soothing and comfortable skin care. It is also enriched with moisture ingredients, the mask calms the sensitive skin.

Main ingredients: : Lactobacillus / soybean fermentation extract, Panthenol, Cacao extract, Turmeric extract, Yeast / barley fermentation filtrate, Yeast / potato extract fermentation filtrate, Lactobacillus fermentation product, Aloe vera leaf extract, Sodium hyaluronate, Beta-glucan

How to use:

  1. After cleansing, adjust skin texture with a toner.
  2. Apply the mask sheet onto face evenly.
  3. Leave for 10~20 minutes, then remove the mask sheet and tap the remain essence for absorption.

I placed the mask for about 15 minutes after taking out from the packaging. There is a plastic netting which needs to be removed. The mask was brown in colour, which is most likely due to the soaking in the jelly essence.

I applied the remaining “jelly” onto my legs and they were cooling and moisturizing. The mask was moisturizing and soothing to my skin on my face. 

I love this mask as it is very afforable and moisturizing enough. I think this will be good for sunburnt skin!

Price: ₩8,000 (~S$10) for a box of 10s
Where to buy: gmarket Korea 
Rating: 4 out of 5
Repurchase: Yes
Country of origin: Korea

Posted in Beauty, Face Mask Reviews | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Review: Oriental Herbal Skincare Premium Mask Pack Wild Ginseng (Cleansing Type)

Daily Masking Review: Oriental Herbal Skincare Premium Mask Pack Wild Ginseng (Cleansing Type)

Wild ginseng (cultivated) extracts prevent greasiness due to sebum and turn into clear and bright skin by giving skin convergence and removing impurities.


I ordered this mask at about S$1 from SampleStore to try out since I love to try out Korean sheet masks. Register for free at SampleStore and get free samples too!

Product Information from SampleStore:
Herbal extracts contained in oriental herbal premium mask pack will make your skin healthy and resilient, supplying nutrition to rough and unbalanced skin.

Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) extract, active for soothing the skin, and various herbal effective components will relax and soothe irritated and tired skin.

This product is excellent for anti-freckles, skin-whitening, and anti-aging by the use of Chaga mushroom extract, Ginkgo leaf extract, Raspberry fruit extract, Oristract poria root extract.

Wild ginseng Extract will prevent the skin from glossing and soothe, eliminating body wastes and making the skin clear and clean. 

  • Rehmannia Chinensis Root Extract : Soothing/ Antioxidant effect
  • Ophiopogon Japonicus Root Extract : Skin dryness prevention/ Exfoliating/ Antibacterial effect/ Anti-inflammation
  • Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract : Soothing/ Antibacterial effect/ Skin-whitening/ Anti-inflammation
  • Wild ginseng Extract : Atopic dermatitis prevention/ Elasticity/ Skin trouble prevention

Ingredients: Water, Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, Propylene glycol, Niacinamide, Ethanol, Panax Ginseng Root Extract, Rehmannia Chinensis Root Extract, Ophiopogon Japonicus Root Extract, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Houttuynia Cordata Extract, Centella Asiatica Extract, Portulaca Oleracea Extract, Lactobacillus/ Soybean Ferment extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Betaine, Hydrolyzed Collagen, Panthenol, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Rosa Centifolia Flower Water, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) extract, Xanthan Gum, Carbomer, Triethanolamine, PEG-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Disodium EDTA, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Fragrance


How to use:

  1. After washing face, soothing the skin by using cosmetic water.
  2. Open up the pouch, take the sheet out of it and then carefully put the product on your face tightly.
  3. Remove the mask after around 10 to 20 minutes.
  4. Absorb the remaining contents by tapping it to penetrate into your skin.

I placed the mask for 25 minutes. I could smell  ginseng when I opened the packaging. It doesn’t bother me although the smell was a little strong. In fact, it made feel like ginseng was being applied onto my face. 

The mask was cooling and soothing to my skin. It provides instant moisture to my face. I fell asleep while the mask was on my face. Luckily, I normally set alarm for my 25 minutes face mask time.

The remaining essence on the face is sufficient for me to apply on my neck. The remaining essence in the packaging goes to my legs. The skin on my legs felt smooth.

I would think it is worth buying this mask, considering the soothing and moisturizing effect.  The effect lasted. I love the ginseng smell. It smells natural and is much better than fragrance or perfume smell. Recommended!

Price: S$1
Where to buy: SampleStore (Register for free!)
Rating: 3.5 out of 5
Repurchase: Yes
Country of origin: Korea

Check out my other Oriental Herbal Skincare Premium Mask Packs.

  1. Changa Mushroom
  2. Shang Whang Mushroom
  3. Agaricus
  4. Silk Worm
Posted in Beauty, Face Mask Reviews | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Review: Oriental Herbal Skincare Premium Mask Pack Silk Worm (Whitening Type)

Daily Masking Review: Oriental Herbal Skincare Premium Mask Pack Silk Worm (Whitening Type)


I ordered this mask at about S$1 from SampleStore to try out since I love to try out Korean sheet masks. Register for free at SampleStore and get free samples too!

Product Information from SampleStore:

Herbal extracts contained in oriental herbal premium mask pack will make your skin healthy and resilient, supplying nutrition to rough and unbalanced skin.

Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) extract, active for soothing the skin, and various herbal effective components will relax and soothe irritated and tired skin.

This product is excellent for anti-freckles, skin-whitening, and anti-aging by the use of Chaga mushroom extract, Ginkgo leaf extract, Raspberry fruit extract, Oristract poria root extract.
The extracts of silkworm grown up on mulberry leaves and niacinamide will improve your skin bright and clean by eliminating the darkness as well as invigorate your skin.

  • Silkworm Cocoon extract : Skin-whitening / Moisturizing / Pores decline
  • Oristract Poria root extract : Antioxidant effect / Anti-wrinkles / Immunity improvement
  • Poria Cocos extract : Dry skin prevention / Itchy skin relief
  • Bletia Hyacinthina Bulb extract : Skin inflammation relief / Skin-whitening

Ingredients: Water, Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, Propylene glycol, Niacinamide, Ethanol, Silkworm extract, Morus Bombycis Leaf extract, Poria Cocos extract, Bletia Hyacinthina Bulb extract, Ampelopsis Japonica Root extract, Paeonia Albiflora Root extract, Atractyloides Japonica Rhizome extract, Lactobacillus/Soybean Ferment extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Betaine, Hydrolyzed Collagen, Panthenol, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Rosa Centifolia Flower Water, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) extract, Xanthan Gum, Carbomer, Triethanolamine, PEG-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Disodium EDTA, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Fragrance


How to use:

  1. After washing face, soothing the skin by using cosmetic water.
  2. Open up the pouch, take the sheet out of it and then carefully put the product on your face tightly.
  3. Remove the mask after around 10 to 20 minutes.
  4. Absorb the remaining contents by tapping it to penetrate into your skin.

I placed the mask for 25 minutes. There was a light TCM Herbal smell. It doesn’t bother me as the smell was not strong and was not awful at all. As least, it’s not some strong perfume or artificial smell. In fact, the smell was natural and quite nice to smell after a while.

It was cooling and soothing to my skin. It provides instant moisture to my face. However, I don’t see any immediate whitening effect. 

I would think it is worth buying this mask, considering the soothing and moisturizing effect.

Price: S$1
Where to buy: SampleStore (Register for free!)
Rating: 3.5 out of 5
Repurchase: Yes
Country of origin: Korea

Check out my other Oriental Herbal Skincare Premium Mask Packs.

  1. Changa Mushroom
  2. Shang Whang Mushroom
  3. Agaricus
Posted in Beauty, Face Mask Reviews | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment

Review: CLIV Max Hyaluronic Supreme Gold Foil Mask

Daily Masking Review: CLIV Max Hyaluronic Supreme Gold Foil Mask


This is a moisturizing 2 step gold foil mask which supplies intensive moisture for dry skin.

Step 1: Hyaluronic acid ampoule
Apply synergy ampoule before gold foil mask. Plant moisture ingredient quickly and gently deliver moisture.

Step 2: Gold foil mask
Foil ampoule prevent loss for skin deep absorption. The mask gives even fit on skin for moisture care. It is a sheet gold foil, inner sheet regular sheet double fabric. Gold foil ampoule for delicate absorption, regular sheet to prevent ampoule loss.


Major Ingredients: Hyaluronic acid, eucalyptus leaf, gold, fermented rice, green tea callus culture extract


How to use:

  1. After toner place step 1 ampoule onto face.
  2. Pull out step 2 mask, face foil outward and upper mask and lower mask onto eye areas for fit.
  3. Remove mask after 10 minutes, pat excess essence for absorption. 


Step 1 ampoule is a thick gel that has dual function of whitening and anti-wrinkle. It’s an ampoule for intensive moisturizing to sensitive skin that contains Camellia Sinensis Callus Culture Extract, Sodium Hyalurate and various plant based moisturizing ingredients.

I felt like a thick layer of gel covering my face before I place the mask on it.


Gold foil mask prevents active components from evaporating to maximize the efficacy.

I bought it at Korea Depart Beauty Haul at great price (US$5 for 5 masks) to try out as I have been seeing many foil masks recently. Gold is definitely good for the skin. However, I realized that the gold foil is only at one side and was to be placed facing outwards. The inner sheet was a thick sheet mask. But it did feel like the gold foil was preventing evaporation as the mask was still wet after 10 minutes. My face was still wet with the gel and mask essence. I massaged the remaining essence onto my face.

Mask is moisturizing and the effect lasted even after mask was removed. Skin felt smooth. However, I’m a lazy person to have a 2 step mask.

Price: US$6.30
Where to buy: Korea Depart
Rating: 3.5 out of 5
Repurchase: No as it is too expensive.
Country of origin: Korea

Posted in Beauty, Face Mask Reviews | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Review: INSbyN AC Calming System Mask

Daily Masking Review: INSbyN AC Calming System Mask

I bought this mask at Korea Depart Beauty Haul for US$2 (3 masks). The coconut on the packaging attracted me!

INSbyN System Mask Set consists of 6 types of masks:

  1. Calming
  2. Hydrating
  3. Moisturizing
  4. Brightening
  5. Lifting
  6. Pore Care

The mask contains fermented coconul oil (CCE) which can be extracted only 30 % by fermenting coconut milk. Fermented coconut oil strengthens the skin barrier and contains caprylic acid and lauric acid to enhance antibacterial and immunity.

The mask quickly soothes sensitive skin and provides rich moisture to make your skin smooth and resilient.

  • Wave pattern long fiber sheet with soft silk touch perfectly adheres to the skin.
  • Obtained KAA Atopy Safety Mark
  • Alcohol 0%

This mask provides moisture and nourishment to sensitive skin with a lot of sebum, soothes and calms skin for clear skin.

Main ingredients: Aloe extract, tea tree extract, green tea extract, CCE (fermented coconut oil)

LHS: Before placing mask. RHS: After removal of mask

I placed the mask for almost 20 minutes. It soothes my skin as you can see from the before and after photo above. The redness on my face was greatly reduced.

The calming mask soothes and calms my skin. It was cooling when it was placed on my face. The moisturizing effect lasted after removal of mask. Skin felt nourished.

I love this mask!

Price: US$2.71
Where to buy: Korea Depart
Rating: 4.5 out of 5
Repurchase: Yes
Country of origin: Korea

Posted in Beauty, Face Mask Reviews | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Review: The Face Shop Character Mask – Cow


Daily Masking Review: The Face Shop Character Mask – Cow (Nourishing)

The elasticity-nourishing character mask makes the tender skin look bright and elastic, making the skin look younger with nourishing colostrum.

Dermatologist tested and formula without 6 addictives (Sulfate, Talc, Mineral Oil, Quaternium, Polyacrylamide, Paraffin).

Triple Solution Essence contains Colostrum, Hyaluronic Acid and Collagen.


I placed the mask for 15 minutes. It has a very nice scent. Kind of a pity that my children didn’t get to see this cow mask.


I think I look like an opera singer instead of a cow. Haha!


Buying a character mask has 2 functions as mentioned in my previous character mask review:

  1. Amuse others around you
  2. Taking selfie to post it

Check out my other The Face Shop character masks reviews:

  1. Pig
  2. Monkey
  3. Puppy

The moisturizing effect is good but it doesn’t last long after removal of mask. The smell is nice but I am unsure if it smell of milk. I don’t see any younger looking skin immediately. 

The essence has high viscosity. I applied the remaining essence in the packet to both my legs and they felt smooth.

Overall, the mask is ok.

Price: S$4.90
Where to buy: The Face Shop outlets
Rating: 2.5 out of 5
Repurchase: No, unless on sale
Country of origin: Korea

Posted in Beauty, Face Mask Reviews | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Review: It’s Skin Pure Moisture Mask Sheet

Daily Masking Review: It’s Skin Pure Moisture Mask Sheet

I got this mask free when I made a minimum purchase at it’s skin outlet in December 2016. This mask was not for sale but given free with a minimum purchase.


It’s Skin Pure Moisture Mask Sheet helps to provide moisture and sufficient nutrition with Glacier Water of Alaska and hyaluronic acid. It gives hydration on the skin, and makes the skin balanced. 

How to use:

  1. Cleanse and dry face thoroughly.
  2. Open pouch, unfold mask and place it on your face.
  3. Wear the mask for 15-20 minutes and peel off gently from the edges.

Mask quality is thin but usable. The mask provides instant moisture to my skin. No smell and no irritation. I think this mask serves its purpose in moisturizing the skin. 

However, price is unknown as it was sold in the shops when I got in free in last December. I would think it’s worth to buy this mask if it is less than S$1.

Price: Unknown
Where to buy: it’s skin outlets
Rating: 3 out of 5
Repurchase: Most likely
Country of origin: Korea

Posted in Beauty, Face Mask Reviews | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Review: My Beauty Diary Black Obsidian Moisturizing Black Mask

My Beauty Diary is one of my favourite face mask brands.

Tonight’s Daily Masking Review: My Beauty Diary Black Obsidian Moisturizing Black Mask

This mask is for moisturizing and brightening.


This mask has a unique 3D Hyaluronic acid structure that locks moisture into the skin to replenish and retain hydration. Mask material was infused with essential essences that provides the perfect fit that conforms to your facial contours and neck, delivering instant nourishment to dry skin. 

Products are free of paraben preservatives, alcohol, mineral oils, pigments and fluorescent agents.


How to use:

  1. After cleansing and toning, place the mask over the face. 
  2. Remove after 15-20 minutes. 
  3. Gently massage any remaining essence into skin with fingertips until fully absorbed. No rinsing is necessary. 
  4. Apply lotion/cream as usual to seal the nourishment.


The black mask covers not only the face but below the chin and a small part of the neck. Seriously, I can’t stand the smell of the mask. There was a strong smell when I took the mask out of the packaging. I could still smell the mask when it was on my face and it irritated my nose. I coughed a number of times because of the irritation. I have sensitive nose. I guess the fragrance it contained was too strong for me.

The mask was moisturizing and there was no irritation to my skin. The pro of this mask is that it extends to cover the area below our chins as that is the area we neglected the most when we take care of our face. The mask quality was also of good quality.

Moisturizing effect is good. However, I really don’t like the smell of it. I could still smell it even after the mask was removed and it caused irritation to my throat.

Price: S$10.90 for a box of 5s
Where to buy: Major pharmacies
Rating: 2.5 out of 5
Repurchase: No
Country of origin: Taiwan

Posted in Beauty, Face Mask Reviews | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Review: The Saem Natural Blueberry Mask Sheet

Daily Masking Review: the SAEM Natural Blueberry Mask Sheet


Mask sheet contains blueberry extract that protects skin age. It makes dull skin look young and moisturizes the skin.

Ingredients: Blueberry extract(1,000ppm)


How to use  

  1. After washing your face, adjust skin texture with toner.
  2. Open the pouch and pull out the sheet. Put it to fit to around the eyes and nose to all over face tightly.
  3. Remove the mask after 20 – 25 minutes and pat the remainder essence for absorption. Be careful when you spread the sheet not to be torn.

I love the sweet blueberry smell when I took the mask out from the packaging. The essence was milky purple in colour and I applied the remaining essence on my legs as usual.

The mask was cooling and moisturizing while on my face. No irritation and I really love the sweet blueberry smell. 

Affordable sweet smelling mask.

Price: ₩1,000 (~S$1.22)
Where to buy: gmarket Korea
Rating: 3 out of 5
Repurchase: Yes
Country of origin: Korea

Posted in Beauty, Face Mask Reviews | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Petit Bateau 4-Days Warehouse Sale

Petit Bateau are well known for their children’s wear collections and its good quality.

Petit Bateau is named after the nursery rhyme ‘Maman les p’tits bateaux qui vont sur l’eau ont-ils des jambes?’. Which has been sung for generations in France.

In 1918, Etienne Valton – the son of Petit Bateau founder Pierre Valton – was inspired by this nursery rhyme to cut the legs off long johns worn at the time. The classic cotton pants we know today were born!

Up to 70% off Petit Bateau 4-Days Warehouse Sale at The Substation from 6-9 July 2017, 10.30am to 6.30pm. Hurry up before the sizes run out!


The Substation is located at 45 Armenian Street Singapore 179936.

Posted in Deals, Parenthood | Leave a comment