Today I will be going through seven different Oka Sheet Masks. I have been trialing these over the past few weeks and I have now used all of them. I was going to talk about them individually on Instagram but I thought it would just be easier to combine it all together in one blog post.
These were all provided to me by the K-Beauty Expo for review purposes. Just a reminder that the Expo is next week from the 12-15th of October so if you are in Korea then I hope to see you there.
I absolutely love the packaging on these Oka sheet masks. They look so chic and the design team should definitely get props for a job well done. Each mask is designed to target a specific skin concern and they also wanted to be inclusive so have added one for men and one for kids.
First off there are a few things to say about the masks that apply to all of them. So I will go through that here first then below I will tell you a bit about each mask individually.
All of the mask sheets are made of the same material and they are all the same size except for the Shiny Kids one which is made for children so it’s a bit smaller. I though the Cool Guy one might be bigger as it is geared towards men but it’s the same size as all the others. The masks are made of 100% cellulose fiber from cotton seed which is supposed to be lightweight, good adhesion and able to hold lots of essence.
In general the mask sheets were okay, for my tastes they had to two problems you would have heard me go on about in the past. The eye holes are a bit small and it’s too thick under the nose. These are pretty minor issues but they annoy me and one them I think it was the Anti-Freckle one I got essence in my eye which was not pleasant. On the other hand I did think they had quite a good fit otherwise and were one of the best fits for my nose. I have a large nose so usually the nose flap bit is a bit small but these ones were good.
They all had a lot of essence; the masks were covered in it and there was usually about a teaspoon left in the packet. I also found that most of them were quite drippy. The essence tended to run down my neck a lot. Of course that’s good for your neck skin and all so it’s not too bad. The other think I noticed which I don’t think I have ever had was that with the ones that had the thinner essence I would get some up my nose, not right up but just at the entrance where it must have run down from the nose flap. It was a tad annoying.
This Boosting Moisture Up Sheet Mask has nice fresh smell. It wasn’t the best fit for me but it’s thin and the essence is quite slimy it can be smoothed and folded down to stick to the face easily enough. This one is supposed to be moisturizing and nourishing for your skin.
I left it on for about 30 minutes and it had hardly dried up much at all. My face was still quite damp when I removed the mask and I had to pat in the excess a bit.
I didn’t notice any great improvements to my skin but it did nothing bad either. My skin felt moisturized and that is the main thing. I would use it again but I probably wouldn’t go out of my way to find it or anything.
Ingredients: Water, Glycerin, Dipropylene Glycol, Biosaccharide Gum-1, Propanediol, 1,2-Hexanediol, Diglycerin, Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot) Fruit Oil, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Artemisia Vulgaris Extract, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Extract, Carbomber, Arginine, Allantoin, Octyldodeceth-16, disodium EDTA
This Diet My Freckles Sheet mask smelt kind of lemony which makes sense if it is going to do anything to fade your freckles. Looking at the ingredients that could be the Grapefruit Peel Oil. This mask is supposed to brighten and sooth your skin.
This is the one that I got a bit in my eye on application and it stung a lot. I also found that after a few minutes my cheek feels little pin pricks and itching. I was carefully monitoring it to see if my skin was going red as I was going to remove it but it settled down and I ended up living it for about 30 minutes.
I don’t have many freckles so can’t really attest to it helping with that. Otherwise it was okay but it left a lot of a residue on my skin. I left it for quite a while waiting for it to absorb but it never did and I did not like the feeling so in the end I just washed my face.
I would not use it again but then I would never have picked it for myself in the first place.
Ingredients: Water, Glycerin, Dipropylene Glycol, Biosaccharide Gum-1, Propanediol, 1,2-Hexanediol, Diglycerin, Niacinamide, Citrus Paradisi (Grapefruit) Peel Oil, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Extract, Artemisia Vulgaris Extract, Usnea Barbata (Lichen) Extract, Pulsatilla Koreana Extract, Zanthoxylum Piperitum Peel Extract, Rosa Centifolia Flower Water, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Aspalathus Linearis Extract, Carbomber, Arginine, Allantoin, Octyldodeceth-16, disodium EDTA
The Cheers To Anti-Wrinkle Sheet Mask has an interesting scent, I was not quite sure what it was but it was not offensive at all; maybe kind of herbal. Looking at the ingredients it must be the Rosemary.
The essence for this one was a bit thicker and milky than the others. It contains Adenosine which is good for wrinkles and also some nourishing ingredients such as avocado seed oil and royal jelly.
I liked this one and would use it again. I think it was one of my favorites and I do like to use ones that are good for wrinkles. I felt like this mask plumped up my skin and it felt very nourishing.
Ingredients: Water, Glycerin, Dipropylene Glycol, Biosaccharide Gum-1, Propanediol, 1,2-Hexanediol, Diglycerin, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Extract, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Hydrolyzed Collagen, Centella Asiatica Extract, Royal Jelly Extract, Rosa Centifolia Flower Water, Artemisia Vulgaris Extract, Octyldodeceth-16, Carbomber, Arginine, Allantoin, , Disodium EDTA, Adenosine
This is the Buckle Up The Pore Sheet Mask and is supposed to help tighten pores. As soon as I opened this one I knew it had tea tree in it. It had that unmistakable scent but it wasn’t overpowering. It also has witch hazel in which I am a big fan of. Some nice ingredients and ones you would expect in a pore sheet mask.
I left it on for about 30 min and it was still damp when removed. I patted the extra in and it absorbed well.
I didn’t notice any big things happening to my pores but my skin felt refreshed and moisturized. So although I didn’t find anything spectacular I have nothing bad to say about it either; I would use it again.
Ingredients: Water, Glycerin, Dipropylene Glycol, Biosaccharide Gum-1, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Extract, Propanediol, Diglycerin, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil, Artemisia Vulgaris Extract, Honey Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Aspalathus Linearis Extract, Usnea Barbata (Lichen) Extract, Pulsatilla Koreana Extract, Zanthoxylum Piperitum Peel Extract, Octyldodeceth-16, Carbomber, Arginine, Allantoin, Disodium EDTA
The Pump the Brightening Up Sheet Mask is a whitening mask with Niacinamide. I thought it had a bit of a chemical smell to it which is the Lime Extract. I guess I just tend to associate citrus smells with cleaning products. It wasn’t too bad once it was on so it didn’t bother me.
I would generally not use this type of mask as I try to stay away from whitening products as much as I can. It’s hard here in Korea as many products have in included. So I didn’t mind trying it out.
It had a lot of essence and was quite messy; it dripped quite a bit and ran down my neck.. I left it on for about 30 minutes and my face was still very damp when I removed it. It took a good few minutes to pat in the excess. I didn’t really notice anything my skin felt hydrated but I didn’t notice any brightening. I don’t think it’s a bad one just not what I’m looking for.
Ingredients: Water, Glycerin, Dipropylene Glycol, Biosaccharide Gum-1, Niacinamide, Propanediol, 1,2-Hexanediol, Diglycerin, Citrus, Aurantifolia (Lime) Oil, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil. Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Morus Alba Bark Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Aspalathus Linearis Extract, Artemisia Vulgaris Extract, Octyldodeceth-16, Carbomber, Arginine, Allantoin, , Disodium EDTA, Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate
The Stay Cool Sheet Mask is targeted towards guys but I thought I would try it anyway so I could see if there were any differences. Really skin is skin so I figured the only thing different would be that it was a bit bigger. Alas I was wrong, the size of the mask was exactly the same as the other ones.
As soon as I opened it I could smell menthol – it is quite strong. I found the essence in this one very thin and it dripped a lot. I also got it in my nose a bit too as the essence was running everywhere.
Other than that it was quite a good mask. It felt cool and soothing which is what it claimed it was for. I like eucalyptus and menthol scents so it did not bother me too much but it was quite strong so if you don’t like that kind of scent then this would not be a good one for you. I would use it again maybe if it was not so drippy.
Ingredients: Water, Glycerin, Dipropylene Glycol, Biosaccharide Gum-1, Propanediol, 1,2-Hexanediol, Diglycerin, Eucalyptus Globulus Leaf Oil, Citrus Aurantium Beramia (Bergamot) Fruit Oil, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil. Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Extract, Beta-Glucan, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Aspalathus Linearis Extract, Centella Asiatica Extract, Octyldodeceth-16, Carbomber, Arginine, Allantoin, , Disodium EDTA, Menthol
This Filling With Pure Honey Sheet Mask is designed for children between the ages of 5-10 but again I figured I may as well try it to compare it with the other masks. This one was smaller but not really by much. It was a bit smaller around the eyes and mouth but still fit me and then it just didn’t reach right to the edges of my face. It wasn’t uncomfortable at all.
As soon as I opened the packet I could smell lavender. I was kind of expecting honey so was a bit disappointed. I’m not a huge fan of lavender, I don’t mind it but it’s not my favorite and I thought this was quite strong for a kids mask.
I actually liked this mask despite the smell which I felt was a little strong. It felt moisturizing and my skin felt nice and smooth and refreshed after using it. If they made it in adult size I would definitely use it again.
I’m not sure if I would let a kid of mine wear it especially not a young one. Maybe around 10 to 13 would be okay. I get why they are making kids ones as I have friends with kids who say they often want to do what mummy is doing. I think I would just get some of those DIY ones that you can buy and soak them in water for the kids to use.
Ingredients: Water, Glycerin, Dipropylene Glycol, Biosaccharide Gum-1, Propanediol, 1,2-Hexanediol, Diglycerin, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Honey Extract, Beta-Glucan, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Extract, Artemisia Vulgaris Extract, Centella Asiatica Extract, Octyldodeceth-16, Carbomber, Arginine, Allantoin, , Disodium EDTA,
Overall I mostly liked these masks. They have some good ingredients and I like that the list of ingredients is not that long for most of the masks. Many of the ingredients are natural oils and extracts as well. This makes me feel like it’s a bit safer for my skin than something that has a long list of chemicals.
There were some I would not use again but most of them would be good for general use and I do like the packaging. They retail for 3,000 won each so are an average price for a sheet mask. You can find them at http://www.oka-recipe.co.kr.