I love sheet masks. They’re soothing, relaxing, fun, and I feel like a Sheet Princess with one of these on. A lot of them are rather great for improving dumb skin and maintaining good skin, and there are a lot of great ones for low cost. I typically enjoy wearing the moisturizing types and leaving them on while I watch 1-hour-long shows like K-Dramas or Doctor Who. Most packages recommend 20-30 mins but I find that with moisturizing products there’s no harm in keeping them on longer and I just like going to my happy place as I watch a show in Sheet Princess mode.
That said. Ahem. I bought these masks for $1.50 each back in my Imomoko Haul. I selected them because they were very cheap, and there wasn’t a lot written about them online which made me want to try them. What I did see was generally favorable, indicating that they were probably decent for their price. They’re supposed to moisturize in a range, with Yuzu being least moisturizing and Aloe being the most moisturizing. I also learned that the Sizuku line from Bihada is a drugstore brand in Japan, and you can apparently also find them in 100 Yen shops (similar to dollar stores in the USA) so they’re a fun budget product. I bought four in total but today I am reviewing only the Aloe and Apple masks.
- They fit on my face great. I have a long nose, and these masks are made for women whose faces are different from my own so my usual tactic is to place the mask so the top of the eye-hole starts below my brow as it makes the nose fit just right (I’m careful not to get this stuff in my eyes). Plus, moisture brows! This technique worked without hassle and they fit well. Worth noting, they also have slits on the mask that can be used to adjust the mask to fit, and for me they worked also.
- They don’t smell weird. In fact, these two masks didn’t have a lot of fragrance (good news for sensitive people!).
- They didn’t totally suck. I felt like the moisture happened.
- I’m not neurotypical, and I don’t find these masks overstimulating, this might be good news depending on what triggers you. (For me, uncomfortable textures touching my face, bad smells, and stickiness are examples of my deal-breaking triggers.)
- They didn’t tear apart or become unwieldy mush. Some masks are delicate, thin, or stupid to deal with. These were totally hassle-free and didn’t have anything weird to deal with.
- Nothing special. I like My Beauty Diary brand masks better and the prices are similar. Heck, even some of my nightly face packs are better.
- No fancy gorgeous lovie smells. I don’t universally enjoy “fragrances” but most of the Asian cosmetics smell mild and nice which I enjoy. It’s not a major fault that it’s not there, but worth mentioning if someone likes that part about sheet masks too.
- There didn’t seem to be any difference between the two varieties I tried. From what I could tell the amount of moisture was identical.
Bottom line: They weren’t bad, just nothing special. I’m a picky person and I want anything I use to be MAXIMUM AWESOME if it’s a part of my routine that matters. For some people the fit matters a lot and so maybe you will want to get these masks. For me, skincare is my creepy obsession, so I won’t be repurchasing the Sizuku Apple or Aloe masks.