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Tuesday, February 02, 2016

Superdrug Sheet Masks Review

Superdrug Sheet Masks Review

As many will know I am very much enamoured with the sheet mask trend (I do think slowly they will outgrow the phase stage and become a skincare staple), an almost novelty concept that hasn't fully gripped the UK just yet. As such home grown brands and offerings are fairly few and far between, particularly within the budget market. After a little search (a quick trawl of Google if I'm entirely honest) I discovered that Superdrug have not one but four in-house sheet mask offerings. I of course purchased all four to see if they could love up to my beloved Korean counterparts.

Superdrug Sheet Masks Review

In case you are new to sheet masks let me quickly explain. I'm guessing you will not be surprised to learn that a sheet mask is just that - a fabric, cut out, sheet that features nose, eyes and mouth openings that you place onto the face. From experience, most face masks of this type have a similar structure to a face wipe rather than a cotton wash cloth texture; don't let that admission put you off, on the skin they feel nothing short of wonderful: cooling, calming, relaxing and refreshing. Each mask is doused in serum to moisturise and generally care for the skin - think of sheet masks as an opportunity to deeply hydrate your skin without overwhelming. They can be used at any given time, due to the convenience and are ideal for frequent flyers or just a little down time in the evening.

Superdrug Sheet Masks Review
Superdrug Sheet Masks Review

Now that we have that out of the way, on to the review - rather than offering one mask to suit all needs, Superdrug have four varieties to treat different skin types, all of which come under the Superdrug Spa umbrella: Hydrating, Deep Cleansing, Purifying and Calming. The masks are fairly thin in texture and dripping wet in serum which surprisingly makes for easy application and comfort. All four are comfortable to wear and not overly prone to drips, I'm afraid that this is where my praise ends.

Superdrug Sheet Masks Review
Superdrug Sheet Masks Review

You see one of the first ingredients, if not the primary addition within all four masks is alcohol which results in the masks being a little drying and generally harsh. Typically speaking, the concept of a sheet mask is to nourish, calm and hydrate the skin - the Superdrug Spa versions don't really offer that. If anything after each use my skin felt a little overwhelmed, dry and tight - the opposite of the intended purpose. My other problem is that a sheet mask is not intended to cleanse the skin as you don't rinse the serum off the face after use, as such I can't really fathom the concept behind the Superdrug Spa Deep Cleansing Mask. 

As a huge fan of most of Superdrug's own brand products, it pains me to say that I don't rate the Superdrug Spa Sheet Masks at all. Yes they are affordable at just £1.29 each - on par with some of the best Korean/Asian Mask Sheets I have tried, which as such means you do naturally draw comparisons. Out of sheer convenience and loyalty to all things homegrown, I do wish that the Superdrug Spa Sheet Masks were better but they aren't and as such I won't be ditching my favourite Tony Moly masks any time soon. Sorry not sorry.

Superdrug Spa Sheet Masks £1.29 each via Superdrug - link.
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12 comments:

  1. Sheet mask is a pretty fast uses and quite easy to apply. But what I don't like about them is the sizing. Sometimes it just to big that it just slide off my face very easily. But I like the amount of serums they put in the packaging that sometimes I feel like wasting it so I always apply it on my face and my hands. Great post by the way!

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  2. Ahhh I thought these were going to be a great find, but such a shame that they didn't live up to expectations! x

    Charlotte / Colours & Carousels

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  3. I always get upset by superdrug face products. I had nosestrips and I really did hope that they will work, but they just sticked to my nose and when I removed it it really did nothing. I was so disappointed...

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    Victoria ♥

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  4. I saw these the other day (laughed, I laughed when I saw them) and as soon as I picked them up to see what was in them I dropped them straight away. Glad I didn't have to try them, tbh, I was tempted, but my skin would've probably broken out - so thanks for that. Sad to feel that they've missed the point of sheetmasks, if it's going to be peoples first experience because it's so accessible then urgh. Damnit.

    Fii | little miss fii | uk fashion & lifestyle

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  5. That's a real shame, I found I was allergic to their regular face masks too - so much redness & sore skin! I got sent a sheet mask by Orgaid on Amazon as a freebie & really enjoyed it; shame they're a bit expensive or I'd have bought more!

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  6. glad I read this review as I know if I had gone into superdrug and saw these I would have definitely picked them up! I have dry skin that gets irritated and tight so I would not have liked these at all! xx
    m0llylouise.com

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  7. I love sheet masks i use at least 2 a week and my favorite are My Beauty Diary masks and they are a taiwanese brand that i get off Yesstyle, but i have recently discovered a new brand that is well known in Taiwan called Maskingdom and their face masks are lovely, i managed to track down a website that sells them in the uk which is a bonus, since i wont need to wait as long for delivery. I get them off a website called TNBL.co.uk they also sell lots of nails stuff too!

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  8. Sheet masks are always a hit and miss. In Hong Kong sheet masks are pretty popular but most of the time I don't get along with them however I do love the hand and feet sheet masks, they really do work,maybe you should try a few if you can

    Nashia | MakeupandBeautyMayhem

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  9. I was so excited to read this post thinking that these masks would be good, but what a shame to discover they're not. I really want to pick up some more sheet masks, and was hoping that Superdrug would have some decent ones.

    Oh well... Back to the Korean brands it is. :P

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  10. That is such a shame! Superdrug have done so well with their other face masks range, but alcohol is a no no :( hopefully they reformulate them soon!
    Iqra | The Blushing Giraffe

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  11. I really need to try sheet masks asap.

    Mel | www.thegossipdarling.com

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