Happy Friday! I want to talk about, finally, the remaining Dermactin-TS Lavender Collagen Sheet Masks that I have in my collection. I found these in packs of 5 in TK Maxx, and seem to be fairly regularly stocked there. These two remaining sachets are part of my Project Pan for October to December, so I’ve been especially motivated to finally talk about these.
So first and foremost, these are individually packaged in single-use plastic, which is part of why I want to work through them. At the moment, it’s really tricky to recycle these sachets everywhere, especially in my home county who don’t accept them. However, I plan to take these to a local TerraCycle drop-off point and see if they’ll take them off my hands to recycle them for me.
I’m not sure if this brand is cruelty-free. They’re a bit tricky to find information for, but these are a historic purchase of mine so that’s something to bear in mind.
With my other single sheet masks, these have sat in a drawer in my plastic acrylic display for a while, where they’re organised and kept together for me to reach to grab them. I’m very bad at remembering to use the sheet masks in my collection, but my aim is to use a sheet mask once a week. This is the routine I semi-enforced with these two sheet masks: so while is photographed unopened above, I have used both at the time of writing.
I typically use sheet masks at night time as a replacement for moisturising products in my night time routine. So instead of using the facial serums or oils I normally reach for, I’ll use a sheet mask for that step instead. I also like to use an under-eye patch at the same time for the ultimate pampering experience, and I find it helps me stop and relax for a while.
So the sheet mask itself is split into halves, horizontally. So the top half covers the forehead, nose and under-eye area. While the bottom half covers the chin, cheeks and just under the nose. Depending on your face shape, and the size of your face, these can overlap or sit fairly comfortably as separate halves.
In my case, these overlap a lot on my petite face shape, but I don’t mind this at all. What I found really interesting is that while there are cut-outs for the eyes, they still have folded portions of the mask so if you wanted to, you could fold them back over the eyelids if you want to use the opportunity to really stop, listen to some relaxing music and wind down. I don’t do this because I’m just too naturally jittery to manage it.
The sheet mask is drenched in a considerate amount of serum, and even after 20-30 minutes of sitting the mask on my face, there’s usually a reasonable amount of the serum leftover on the mask. I like to massage the sheet mask over my face and neck with the remaining serum to use up as much of the serum as possible.
From what I could tell, the sheet mask doesn’t really have a scent, although I have had issues with my sinuses being infected and sore thanks to allergies.
I found these were adequately moisturising for my skin, although because I only had 2 left, it’s hard to comment from a long-term perspective.
Overall, these are really nice sheet masks, and I don’t regret picking them up. I won’t be repurchasing them until I know for certain if they’re cruelty-free or not. But I will work through the remaining ones I have from the brand. It also feels really satisfying to know I’ve ticked off one of goals for my project pan, and sharing my experiences today feels great as well.
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