Friday, December 19, 2014

My Scheming L-Ascorbic Acid & Ellagic Acid Brightening Double Lifting Mask


The name of this face mask is so long I didn't feel the need to add more descriptive adjectives to the title of this review. I've been slowly trying to go through my sheet mask stash and using up the ones I have already before restocking on tried and true favorites. My Scheming is a Taiwanese sheet mask brand that is quite popular and I've had good experiences from other variations I've tried in the past. The L-Ascorbic Acid & Ellagic Acid Brightening Double Lifting Mask "brightens dull skin, leaving your skin fair and transparent" and also claims to help retain moisture. 

Before getting into the formula, I want to talk about the interesting shape of the mask itself. You can see on the front of the packaging that there are ear holes and a neck flap. The neck flap makes sense since neck skin is prone to aging but I can simply pat excess essence onto the area instead of struggling to get the awkward neck piece to stay on. The ear holes are really ridiculous and a waste of effort because the mask isn't wide enough for the hooks to reach behind my ears. I wouldn't want face mask serum to get behind my ears anyway.... The design of the mask tries too hard to be unique and falls flat. The cotton of the mask is not particularly soft and is rather stiff. It holds essence decently and does not dry out too quickly.


The serum is light and non-sticky with a very light scent which reminds me of tea. There is a decent amount of serum in the packet so I have enough to pat into the skin the next evening (I tend to do this with most sheet masks). The formula does not sting my skin whatsoever and absorbs easily into the skin. There is no film or feeling of something sitting on my face after using this which is very nice. I wouldn't say this is a particularly hydrating face mask. It calms my skin and makes my face feel smooth to the touch. I didn't find any noticeable brightening effects which was mildly disappointing. 

This isn't a bad mask by any means but not one that does anything particularly great. A pack of five of these masks goes for a little more than $7 on Sasa so it's a very affordable mask. The design of the sheet mask is gimmicky and not sensible but the formulation is nice for those with normal to oily skin, especially in the summer. I think this would be ideal to use in warmer weather due to the fresh-face feel it delivers without any trace of stickiness. 

What are your favorite sheet masks? Any great hydrating masks to recommend? I can see the bottom of my sheet mask stash so I'm definitely looking into purchasing some new brightening and hydrating masks soon!

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