Hey everyone! As promised in my “August Favourites” post, here comes my review for the new Garnier Moisture Bomb sheet masks! I was really excited when I found these at my local drugstore, as it is still quite difficult to find (reasonably priced) sheet masks in Germany and I’m still waiting for my Korean skincare order to arrive.
For around 2€ each, they offer five different types of sheet masks: Hydrating, Glow-Boosting, Mattifying, Soothing and Anti-Fatigue. They are all water-based and contain hyaluronic acid as well as additional ingredients to achieve the promised result. I recently tested all of them, usually in the evening after cleansing my face.
Glow-Boosting (sakura, pink packaging)
During the application: A very gentle and calming mask with a soft smell.
Next day: Despite it’s promise to make your skin glow, I had the impression that my face was a lot matter the next day. However, my skin felt a lot smoother and looked healthier!
Mattifying (green tea, green packaging)
During the application: This was probably the wettest mask, which is why it was a little bit difficult to handle. It also caused a slight tingling sensation.
Next day: I was actually impressed with this one, it definitely reduced the redness and dry spots.
Hydrating (Goji berry, light blue packaging)
During the application: The scent of this mask is amazing! After applying it, I immediately felt a tingling sensation on my skin, but it faded away after a couple of minutes.
Next day: Skin fells hydrated and looks fresh!
Anti-Fatigue (lavender, lavender packaging)
During the application: Very calming and relaxing scent, I really enjoyed this one. Also, big plus: I didn’t fell and tingling.
Next day: Dewy and plump skin, very effective!
Soothing (chamomile, rose packaging)
During the application: Surprisingly, this one really irritated my skin. I know that a “tingling sensation” usually means that the ingredients are working, but I always get a little panicky when the burning gets too intense. It’s also very sticky.
Next day: The little breakouts I had actually got worse…
My favourites were definitely “Anti-Fatigue” (lavender) and “Glow-Boosting” (sakura). As you know, I always check all my beauty products for micro plastic and hormonally active substances, and – bonus points! – those two are free of both! I already repurchased both of them 🙂
For those of you who have never used a sheet mask, here’s a quick tutorial
Cleanse your face thoroughly
Open the packaging and pull out the mask
Check which side you apply to your face – the Garnier masks come with a plastic backing that has to be removed after positioning the mask on your face
Adjust the cut-outs for your eyes, nose and mouth
Remove the plastic backing
Relax for 15 minutes (or scare you family because you look like Jason!)
Remove the mask from your face, pat in the remaining essence and apply the rest to your neck and shoulders
See you soon 🙂