I seem to have a lot of sheet masks. It feels like I have hundreds and hundreds of the things. Some have been gifts, some I’ve bought myself and they all live and appear to breed and multiple in a drawer. Don’t get me wrong, I do use them! But unlike a traditional mask you can’t always throw one on your face and go live your life. Subconsciously I feel like I should lie down when using these, and some full faced ones that maybe the case. BUT I find if you have the time they can be very handy for a skin pick me up, and I need a pick me up right now! So diving into my extensive stash, I’ve chosen Oh K!’s Clarifying Pink Fizz T-Zone Bubble Mask. I couldn’t tell you how much I paid for this because I can’t remember, but you can pick this up in general for between £5-£7.00.
Why did I choose this?
I know it seems quite gimmicky but I’m really loving masks that bubble and foam on the skin at the moment! I’ve always said skincare for me should be enjoyed and be beneficial. If I don’t enjoy using something then what’s the point? I don’t want it to be a hardship. And I now know I enjoy bubble masks. Since I haven’t used one from this brand before I decided to give it a whirl and see if it was any good. Hoping that not only would I enjoy it but it would hydrate my skin and make it look or/and feel better.
What is this designed to do?
This mask is designed to exfoliate the skin, make the skin appear to be be brighter and smoother. All done so gently that this mask could be used on a daily basis (not the same mask of course, this isn’t designed to reuse).
Although I’m not a lover of the colour pink, the fact this mask comes in a pink packet makes it look cute and eye catching. The image of bubbles all over the front signifies what this mask is supposed to do which is useful. And I like the fact it shows you on the front what the mask is supposed to look like and the area of the face it targets (honestly when I bought this I didn’t look at the picture so had no idea what area it was going to focus on).
How to use.
Cleanse the skin. While the mask is in the packet, activate it by spending 5 seconds rubbing it between the hands. Apply to the face for 10-15mins. Remove then rinse off.
How does it look?
Pale pink in colour and typical face skincare tissue mask in texture. This mask doesn’t cover the whole of the face, only the section that we think of when it comes to someone’s t zone. So this is the forehead and the nose. Think of a diagram of a uterus and it’s a similar shape to that! Strange but totally true, sorry.
I did as instructed which was give the packet a little rub. Once I took it out I could see little bubbles escaping from the top of the packaging. It made my heart brim with joy when I saw how soaked in solution this mask was when I pulled it out! It was almost dripping! Moist and full of hydration. I did wonder if I had rubbed it for long enough because there wasn’t too many bubbles on this at first BUT the magic happened when I popped this on my face…
It needed a little adjusting to sit ok but sit it did and it clung to my face independently and nicely. Slightly cooling, very moisturising in feel and very comfortable to wear. The bubbling didn’t take too long to kick in and I could hear a fizz and felt it under the mask. By the time I passed a mirror and looked at my reflection the pink mask was looking a little white. Fast forward 5 minutes later this was a mask foam and looked very 3D! All the way through using this I could hear it hissing quietly and fizzing away and I loved it!
Was there a fragrance? A delicate one that was nice to get a whiff off. Think of cherry and floral mixed together (not cherry blossom that’s a different scent altogether!). That’s what this fragrance made me think of. It wasn’t distracting because it wasn’t strong but it was very pleasant.
I wasn’t too sure if the packaging said this was to be washed off thanks to no instructions but little pictures present on it. Why would you wash it off after you take the mask off? Well I found out soon enough! I took it off, said goodbye sadly and threw it in the bin. I went to see if the remaining bubbles/foam would rub into my skin and they didn’t. What they left was a creamy looking film on my face with a similar feel and texture to a cream. At that point I KNEW it needed rinsing off so I did. My skin felt soft, clean, looked matt and overall this area felt refreshed. Slight confession here. When I saw I rubbed it all over my face! Then rinsed. Waste not want not, right?
It didn’t look massively different but the shine formed throughout the day was gone so matt skin was left. As mentioned, I did have that feeling of freshness, cleanness, a little smoothness and generally a little perk to the skin. But how much I enjoyed using this made me feel the experience was worth it.
The section of the mask that goes over the nose I think was too wide. I appreciate the fact that everyone has different sized facial features but this width meant it went too close to the corner of my eye for me. And there wasn’t really much I could do to change the position by moving the mask up or down because of it’s size and shape.
I loved using this! I enjoyed it from beginning to end. The shape of it was different and targeting a specific area which was good. Great if you have that as a concern and don’t need a full facial skincare mask. It was comfortable to wear and I walked around still living life. Full of hydration but it didn’t leave my skin oily, greasy or wet. And the bubbling action was EVERYTHING! So it’s a yes from me!
There is a point I would like to make about this product. I occasionally have a spot or two growing on particular areas such as the forehead, chin or cheek. My t-zone in my opinion is not a problem area so if it was I may find this mask showing more of a change to the skin. But I would still buy this again because of all the things mentioned above, but ideally not full price.
This is available from lots of online retailers. Best price I could find was £3.50 The Beauty Store, but I’ve never shopped from there so can’t comment on reliability, customer services and more importantly the trust factor. If in any doubt ASOS and Amazon sell this mask, but it is more expensive!