Sheet masks, or paper masks, are essential skincare supplements for many Asian women. One of the more popular brands hails from Taiwan and it is, you guessed it, My Beauty Diary. Although they are not readily available in stores for many people living outside of Asia, you can purchase the masks online from sites like Sasa. Today I'll be reviewing one of their newest masks which is the Bird's Nest mask. I am offering one of these in my giveaway HERE so be sure to enter :)
Most Chinese people consider bird's nest to be a delicacy and they use it as a cooking ingredient in mostly soups. It has many supposed health benefits which includes radiant, healthy skin. Marketing aside, I was actually very pleased with the results of this mask!
For reference, I typically use a sheet mask after I splash my face with water and apply toner. I apply
A box contains 10 individually wrapped foil pouches and the packaging is really pretty. The box has a bit of shimmers in the cardboard and I like to reuse these boxes to store my masks, samples, etc.
Out of all the sheet masks I have tried (probably around ten different kinds so far), this one has the least powerful scent. There is a nice scent to this mask but it is really subtle and hardly noticeable. This is a plus for people who are sensitive to fragrance or just prefer no scent at all. Also, out of all the masks I have tried thus far, this mask hardly stung at all! Many sheet masks often sting my face after a few minutes of use and sometimes I just have to throw
The next morning I woke up with smooth, hydrated skin and my complexion was a bit brighter as well! This mask is supposed to be targeted to dry skin while I have combination oily skin. I like to use this when my skin is feeling a bit tight or dry in some areas. I think this mask is still suitable for those with oily skin though considering the essence is not oily or thick and my skin was not oily after using this product.
I was extremely pleased by the results of this mask because I experienced no irritation and I saw some results. I gave my mom a mask to try and she said she felt a bit of stinging so your experience may differ from mine. Sheet masks are skincare products and of course, everyone's skin is different! Something that works for me may not work for you and something that does not work for me, might work for you.
Not every My Beauty Diary mask is made equal. About a year ago I had purchased a box of the Japanese Cherry Blossom mask and my experience with that one was quite different. It had a very strong, but pleasant fragrance and it stung my face considerably. I cannot quite remember how much essence it had but overall I did not enjoy that one nearly as much. I will probably be repurchasing more of the Bird's Nest masks as well as some of the other versions I have yet to try!
Do any of you use sheet masks? If so, which are your favorites?