I told myself I would never fall victim to the small bottles, brushes and palettes that follow you down the checkout line at Sephora. Today I did…and I’m not mad about it.
The reason I have been on a long hiatus from this blog is because I started a job in HR Sales. While I enjoy my work it can be summed up in one word…STRESS. This stress has an effect on my skin and has left it looking dull and lifeless. My ever growing caffeine addiction also does not help my sad and sleepy skin.
I have never tried a paper mask and did not truly believe they worked. These filo dough like masks are very popular in countries like Korea where women are known for a flawless complexion. Beauty buffs consider this a ritual that is perfect for those with dry skin or skin in need of a little brightening.
Sephora claims that their Pomegranate mask is meant to help your skin look more energized and less fatigued. When I first opened the packaging the mask felt a bit slimy and goopy. After it took a bit of work to unfold the mask, I placed in on my face and immediately felt a cooling sensation. I prefer a cooling as opposed to a warming sensation when it comes to face products so I LOVED how it felt.
The only downside so far is that the mask slides around your face and is not a one size fits all mask. Definitely wear a headband or wrap your hair in a towel to prevent the mask from getting in your hair.
Overall, I really enjoyed this mask! While I do think that this is a great introduction to paper masks, I would love to explore the masks that are popular in countries where they an important part of a beauty regimen. The mask does not have a pomegranate smell which I preferred and left my skin feeling very soft. I would definitely recommend this mask for anyone who needs to give tired skin an extra boost or someone who wants to soothe skin after traveling.