WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW?
Sheet masking is hyped in K-beauty to achieve that glowy and glass-skin look. They can act as a hydration booster and is also able to soothe problematic skin.
FACE REPUBLIC is a Korean skincare brand that offers affordable sheet masks and came out with the FACE REPUBLIC SLEEPING BEAUTY FACE MASK. I didn’t find too much info about this brand but I know this is as good as other famous Korean brands. This sheet mask comes in 7 variants but I decided to purchase the Nourishing Snail Essence variant as I love snail so much and most snail based product did amazing job on my skin.
Soaked and packed in Snail Essence, this nourishes the skin and repairs damaged tissues. Snail is known to protect the skin from free-radicals and boost hydration.
SHEET MATERIAL & FITTINGS
I found no information about the material used by the brand but I think it is made from soft cotton material. It is not too thick and not too thin, just a nice thickness. The fitting is perfect fit for my small face. Look at the cutting on the nose, it assembles a real nose curve. No wonder it was named sleeping beauty mask, there are extras on the eye area to cover up your eye while sleeping. But please don’t sleep with your sheet mask on.
WATER, GLYCERIN, BUTYLENE GLYCOL, PROPYLENE GLYCOL, ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF EXTRACT, PORTULACA OLERACEA EXTRACT, SNAIL SECRETION FILTRATE, CARBOMER, ARGININE, SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS (JOJOBA) SEED OIL, BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA BUTTER), ALLANTOIN, BETAINE, SODIUM PCA, HAMAMELIS VIRGINIANA (WITCH HAZEL) WATER, SODIUM HYALURONATE, PHENOXYETHANOL, GLYCERYL STEARATE, CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE, POLYSORBATE 60, DISODIUM EDTA, DIPOTASSIUM GLYCYRRHIZATE, ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN, TOCOPHERYL ACETATE, HYDROXYETHYLCELLULOSE, FRAGRANCE
** I am pleased to see the main ingredients, Snail Secretion Filtrate is up high on the list.
I expected the essence to be thick and slimy as anything that contain snail secretion filtrate has to be in that consistency. But it is not. It has a light and a bit slippery texture. It also has a fragrance but still bearable. The essence is almost 90% soaked in the sheet and no dripping.
I was just done with my cycling activity and I felt that I need to treat my skin with a sheet masking session to soothe my skin after 1 hour exposure in the hot sun. I did wear sunscreen but I know that it won’t give me 100% protection. The weather is quite hot these days and also noticed that my skin feels a bit dull so I put on this sheet mask. The mask is so soothing and refreshing!
After a good 15 minutes, the sheet mask is still wet which means the sheet material was able to hold the essence in longer. I am quite amazed by this mask, it gave my skin adequate hydration and glow. I did notice that my skin feels a bit brighter. The essence is not sticky and adsorbs fast on my skin. A great mask for daytime masking.
Super love this mask as it gives amazing result. Absolutely would repurchase at its low price! I would love to try another variants as well.