Lunar New Year Special: Good Fortune and Happiness from Masksheets - M Review 63
Lunar New Year is here! For a lot of people, that means festive ornaments, receiving red envelopes, and spending quality time with family. Even if you don’t personally celebrate this holiday, it’s a good time to look forward to bringing success and prosperity going into the new year. Part of this can be looking after your health and well-being, as well as your skin! So, for Lunar New Year, I will be reviewing some products that you can get a hold of and share with your loved ones.
During this time of the year, my skin has transitioned from being oily to being combination, so it has been feeling a lot drier from the cold weather. Innisfree’s Olive Real Serum isn’t anything new to the K-Beauty market, but it is an underdog amongst the brand’s numerous product lines. Olive oil isn’t just for cooking! If you have even drier skin than me and suffer from dry, dehydrated skin, you might have found a product to help you out.
This serum is super nourishing and delivers intensive moisture. The serum feels creamy, but it doesn’t feel heavy on the skin. Enriched with olive oil, it provides an ample amount of moisture that reinforces the skin’s barrier. Other ingredients like tocopherol, vitamin E, and oleic acid also replenishes the skin’s moisture level, increases the skin’s elasticity, and strengthens its barrier. So, if you’re looking for a highly nourishing serum to combat dehydrated skin, give this product a try!
This mask is another must-try for people dealing with dehydrated skin that can also translate to sagging or tired skin. The Flower Firming Mask is great in that it is an instant boost of hydration with skin tightening capabilities. The packaging is pretty and the scent is amazing if you like floral, rose scents. The sheet itself is fine and thin, but it locks in the essence well into my skin.
Infused with rose water, lavender flower extract, and cherry blossom extract, this mask is a floral powerhouse in that it leaves my skin feeling deeply hydrated. I noticed that it left a beautiful glow to the skin that lasted the next day. My skin also appeared a bit brighter and revitalized with luminosity. To my surprise, this mask also contains three types of hyaluronic acid, meaning 3x more hydration! This left my skin feeling plumped with moisture. I also noticed that the mask contains peptides, which work to promote collagen production. In that sense, it helps further plump the skin for a more elastic, resilient, and youthful appearance. I think this would be an awesome gift to treat yourself to or one of the women in your life!
Now, I know what you’re thinking. “Fragrance?! Nope, not for me.” Don’t be alarmed about the name because it can be very misleading to skincare junkies. There is actually no added fragrance in this sheet mask. Rather, the “fragrance” is more like aromatherapy, which is derived from the natural flower extracts in this mask that help brighten and hydrate your skin. The packaging is elegant and it is definitely a pleasant treat for someone that needs some relaxation from a stressful, tiring day.
The mask contains a variety of floral extracts such as agave americana, althaea rosea flower, geranium flower, and much more. They all contribute to the aromatherapy aspect about the mask. A lot of these floral ingredients, along with niacinamide, help brighten your complexion as well. So not only did I feel a relieving sense of hydration, but I also noticed my complexion looking more even and revitalized. So, I would recommend giving this mask a chance if you were initially taken aback by the name. It’s simply flower power!
If you’re looking to spoil someone with something a bit luxurious for the new year, I definitely recommend looking into Jayjun’s Vita Snow Capsule+. It’s a set that contains a skin brightening essence as well as 4 vitamin powder capsules. Essentially, you apply the essence first and then warm up the powder in your hands to apply on afterwards. However, I have also tried simply mixing the two parts in my hands and applying it at the same time. I haven’t noticed a difference when using these different methods. I used and finished this item within a span of 4 weeks, one powder capsule per week.
The essence itself contains vitamins, collagen, glycosaminoglycans, niacinamide, hyaluronic acid, peptides, and glycolic acid. These ingredients help to brighten, clarify, hydrate, and firm the skin. Such an all-around essence! The powder contains even more, highly-concentrated vitamins that help with toning dull skin for a brighter complexion. After trying out the set, I instantly noticed that my skin looked clearer and a lot more alive. It helped diminish the dark pigments from previous acne, and my skin looked a lot whiter. So this is how Snow White must feel like. I think this product is super inventive and something a bit different from other products out there. Despite the hefty price point, I think if you’re looking to splurge on something a bit more high-end for yourself or a relative, it is definitely going to be worth trying out!
Now. come to the dark side! Just kidding, but this has been probably one of my favorites of the bunch. I am a serum-fanatic and can probably collect serum after serum. So, I am always on the look-out for serums to troubleshoot my skin needs. I was instantly drawn to the color and design of the serum in its packaging. The black color comes from black iron oxide that ironically whitens and makes your skin brighter! This ingredient is perfectly safe and non-toxic, so you don’t have to worry if your skin is particularly sensitive like mine. I’ve been using it as a daily night serum, and I have to say that I am pleasantly surprised by the results of this product.
Aside from the iron oxide, this serum contains skin brightening agents like pearl extract, niacinamide and vitamin C derivatives that provide a revitalized and luminous complexion. It helped settle the redness around the perimeters of my face a lot, as well as the minor dark spots from previous acne. The serum also contains adenosine which helps with firming the skin to help treat premature aging and wrinkles, which is always a bonus since I have huge smile lines and minor wrinkles on the forehead. Surprisingly, it also contained two of my favorite soothing ingredients: centella asiatica and propolis extract. Both of these work amazing as anti-inflammatory agents that help calm my skin of irritation while doubling up on the anti-aging functions of this mask. So, if you know someone that would love a multi-functional serum, then I would recommend giving this guy a shot!
This concludes our Lunar New Year M-Review Special! I hope you guys enjoyed reading about these products and are open to trying them out. Most importantly, our team at Masksheets hope that this year will bring both you and your loved ones good fortune, and we will be here every step of the way to provide happiness through all your beauty needs!
Until the next one,