Happy Friday. Making up for being lazy last week, I’m going to discuss my first impressions of a sheet mask that is featured in my current project pan. I have quite a large sheet mask collection for someone who forgets to use them, so I included these in my project pan to help encourage me to work through at least a small portion of my collection.
As a brand, Dermactin-TS are a little tricky to get hold of, but I see them fairly consistently in my local TK Maxx, so that’s somewhere to check out. I’ve given my first impression of the lavender variant as well, so if you’re put off by the idea of olive, lavender may appeal more to you.
So this specific variant is the Olive Collagen Sheet Mask, which like the lavender, is a collagen focused sheet mask. So it aims to be moisturising and help bring some vibrancy back to tired looking skin.
I used this around the time that the seasons were shifting, which left me feeling tired, a bit sluggish and under the weather. I’m really happy to see the colder weather, but my immune system was definitely struggling to keep pace. So my skin is oily all year around, but the concentration of where my skin gets oily does shift throughout the year depending on the seasons, and how well I keep my skincare routine to work with it. My skin is also dehydrated which is a factor into the oiliness of my skin, and also contributes to my skin looking dull and tired.
So these sheet masks really appealed to me as pampering treatments for when my skin needs a quick and more intense boost. These take the place of my other moisturising night time skincare products, with the exception of my eye cream. However, I like to use under eye sheets when I use sheet masks as well.
First and foremost, the packaging for these aren’t particularly environmentally friendly as they are packaged in single-use plastic. However, I am looking into options for drop-off centres to avoid putting these in landfill. These come initially packaged in a card box in packs of 5, so that’s something to look for when looking for these on the shelves.
Like the lavender variant, these are split in to two halves: one for the top half of your face, and another for the bottom half. This is a really nice design choice as it makes it a lot easier to fit the sheet to your face.
As I have a relatively petite face, I typically fold the edges of the top half on itself to avoid soaking my hairline in serum. The sheet has slits around the edges to let you press and conform the mask to your face really nicely, which is another design choice I really like.
In terms of the serum, I found the olive variant was soaked in more serum than the lavender ones, but I’m not sure if it’s just down to the ones I bought. After letting these sit on my face for about 20-30 minutes, there’s still excess serum left on my skin and the sheet, which I’ll gently swipe over my face and neck. I’ll then massage the serum into my skin.
The serum has a cooling sensation particularly as the general temperature is dropping, so these are particularly refreshing in the summer when you want to sit and cool down. Even in the autumn as it here in the UK right now, it’s very refreshing at the end of the day and forces me to sit and collect myself before bed.
I had two of these sheet masks left, and both sessions that I used these left my skin feeling adequately moisturised. One of the things I really like about these sheets is that they adhere really nicely to my face, so if I need to look down to pick something up that I dropped, this isn’t going to fall off my face. So I can really let my mind rest as I don’t feel nervous that the sheet mask is gonna try and make an escape.
I’m not 100% sure if these are cruelty-free, so I don’t plan to repurchase them for the time being. But if you’re not looking for cruelty-free exclusive products and you’re looking for a pampering sheet mask, these are worth considering.
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