We all have our guilty pleasures – bags, vices, that six-figure pair of shoes, a cartful of cosmetics and jewelleries.
Whatever that maybe – these guilty pleasures keep us sane, helps us relax and remains as our own dose of happy pill. In my case, my go-to mood booster is the so-called “Korean 10-step Face care process.” I get a kick out of all the cleansing, scrubbing, gentle messaging, slathering and the whole nine yards of Face care. The highlight for me is Always the part where I put on a Face mask; pop on to whatever Korean Variety show I a.m watching and just chill.
So, it’s not surprising that I have a ton of Face masks, of every variant, brand and sizes at home.
I collect them how a 10 year old would collect his trading cards. So I a.m excited when I was asked to review two new face mask variants from skin care brand Novelina.
I first tried the Co-Enzyme Anti-aging & Age Defying Mask and here are My thoughts:
- I Love that the smell is not too strong and not to cloying.
- After taking off the mask sheet, I noticed that the essence (composed of Algae extract, fish scale collagen, Allantoin, among others) were not too sticky.
- The mask did not dry out easily even after I left it on my Face for a long time.
- Mask is sturdier compared to other brands; material is a bit thicker compared to those sold by Innisfree and Face Shop — however…
I also find them too big.
And that’s my only problem with Novelina Face Masks – I don’t know what size they are based; but everytime I use it; I feel like a giant lumpia (spring roll) wrapper has been slapped on my face! The slot for the nose is too big; the slot for the mouth is on my chin and I keep on trying to adjust the holes that were supposed to be for my eyes!
But other than that, Novelina is a promising brand. I just tried the Deep Sea Collagen Mask and I love it. For one, it smelled better than the Co-Enzyme variant, and the essence is more watery, without any sticky residue.
Like always, I left the masks on for a good 10-15 minutes; washed it off with miscellar water and my Face felt immediately refreshed after. Skin also feels more supple and softer; just the perfect prep for the next skin care step. At this point, I would usually start massaging my go-to Laneige Face essence on my cheeks, forehead and crease line near the amount; moving on to the Eye essence before usually ending the whole thing with a slather of Nivea Face Creme.
Would I recommend the product?
If you’d like to add something new and different from your usual brands; you can give Novelina a try.
Both variants contain Collagen which is a known anti-aging Ingredient, while the glycerine component whitens, leading to fairer skin.
I a.m looking forward to trying this again – hopefully, by that Time, the size of the sheet masks have also been improved.