Japanese Skincare – SANA sheet masks

I was recently introduced to a new brand in my list. When the parcel reached me, I have colleagues telling me “Hey, this is one of the most famous brand in Japan!”

This famous brand is none other than SANA – https://www.facebook.com/Sana.Singapore. I have tried it for 2 weeks and I am loving how easy and instant the effect is. It keeps my skin moisturized and supple. Take a look at the picture below for evidence:

 

My most most most favourite product from them is their SANA NAMERAKAHONPO instant sheet mask!

Top: Anti-aging (Wrinkle) Moist Sheet Mask $24.90
Bottom: Moist Sheet Mask $23.90

Remember, nobody is too early for anti-aging. You can start using anti-aging products as early as mid twenties.

 

I have my reasons to why I love these mask sheets!

1. They are very easy to use and convenient. Take them out like some facial wipes and spread it around the face. So clean and neat!

2. The elasticity of the mask is 188% where other mask stands between 107% to 133% only.

3. They are very affordable and SASA Singapore is currently running a promotion on them where you can get the 2nd buy at 50% off! (So affordable that I stocked up a few packets myself for my mom and James)

 

 

The security seals make sure that the masks are clean. Don’t even put those opened ones on your skin. It’s the face we are talking about yo!!

 

 

When you open the masks, you can see all the goodness inside. Be very very amazed by the amount of essence you can find in each piece of mask.

It contains vegetable collagen, fermented liquor of soybean, Hyaluronic Acid and Derivative of Vitamin C.

As for the Anti-aging Sheet Mask, it contains Fermentated liquor of soybeanxRetinol. People have experienced anti-wrinkle efficacy effect after 4 weeks of application!

You can use them on a daily basis for 5 minutes before bed time, or before your usual make up routine.

 

 

Look at the dear boy enjoying himself. Soaking his face with the essence. But this was taken 10 minutes after the application so the mask was a little drying up already. I tend to mask a little longer than the time stated cause I am a typical Singaporean. Kiasuuuu. Lol

 

 

The Moist Sheet Mast can be found in all SASA, Tokyu Hands, BHG & John Little Stores while the Anti-aging Sheet Mask is new and currently only exclusive to SASA Singapore stores.

Check them out on their Facebook page or follow them on Instagram at @sanasgp for more awesome products ahead! 🙂

 

Deep Hydration for the Skin at Astique

MFP has kindly arranged for a pre-CNY facial for me at Astique Clinic by Dr. Matthew Yap.

Cold weather means flaky skin for the dehyrated skin. Hence, more hydration booster would be needed to keep the skin bouncy and radiant.

My last facial was also probably more than half a year ago, so why not!

Other than their in-house scrub, these were the products used that day – ESTHEMED, which are made in Korea. Well, we all know that Korea is the place for good skincare products!

I enjoy doing facial a lot because it is extremely comfortable, relaxing and at the same time, better skin. The benefits of this facial is to keep the face moisturized and dewy.

The first step is to remove all the makeup by cleansing and scrubbing the face. Scrubbing also remove dead skin cells from the surface, making sure that the skin is absorbing all the nutrients well.

Hydra B3 Spray was sprayed and massaged all over the face before the Hydra B5 Serum.

Following with the Hydra B6 Cream. Okay, I gotta admit, I had this thing for the cream and the masks that came after. They were too goooood! Read on to find out why.

I have read about the mask from Miyake and she commented that the masks actually work like fillers. YES, IT SURE DOES!.

The ASTIQUE Recovery Essence Mask improves elasticity and firmness of the skin, smoothens and softens skin texture, resulting in firmer and younger looking skin.

How?

It locks in moisture, boosting skin cell regeneration and causing skin to glow from within.

The  masks are also retailing at a box of 5 ($155). Definitely worth the money.

It is filled with essence. You can literally see it dripping. So instead of wasting the essence, the beautician rubbed a layer of the essence onto my face before placing the mask on.

Psst: I think I would apply it all over the arms and legs if I were home.

It was left on for a good 20 minutes.

No washing is needed after masking. You can massage the face gently until the essence is absorbed in – as recommended by the nurses/beauticians there 🙂

Take a look at the rest of the photos below at how dewy and bright my skin is! It only took me 60 minutes to see the results. I went out without foundation that day because I was so confident of how my skin was.

You know, whenever I go for facials, I was always told that my skin was rather dull. But not all places promised me results within a visit. But ASTIQUE proved me wrong, anything is possible.

Still rubbing all the good stuffs in….

Close up of the skin… Pictures don’t lie. Neither were they edited. It is as real as the mask and facial.

I was extremely happy with the overall results and this photo was taken right after the facial. Remember, no powder, only eyebrows and eyeliners were drawn.

Big hug for ASTIQUE!

Etude House I Need You A-Z Facial Masks

December is probably the coldest month of the year and this is also what causes our skin to be even drier and flakey.

Dry skin also meant rough skin. And all these could lead to a dull and old overall complexion.

Much thanks to My Fat Pocket and Etude House Singapore, I get to pamper my skin with the different masks from Etude House! Thumps up for the packaging again!

This collection is one of the cutest masks ever – I Need You! A-Z mask!

Yup yup, they have all the different alphabets! (Hint hint, Valentines’ Day is almost here soon). And it would be a really cute gift for your mom or girlfriends.

You can buy Mask I, ♥, U, or M, A, Y, B, E, L, I, N, E for meeeeee! HAHAHA.

For once, I wished my name was longer. LOL!

Etude House was really cuuuuuteeeeee. They sent me ♥ETUDE. Yes yes, I love Etude! 🙂

Behind the 5 Berry Complex are different masks like Elder Flower, Tea Tree, Unpolished Rice and Dandelion.

Like other masks, each mask serves a different effect.

5 Berry Complex – Antioxidant
Elder Flower – Soothing and Moisturizing
Tea Tree – Trouble Care
Unpolished Rice – Firming and Nourishing
Dandelion – Revitalizing

I like Tea Tree products a lot because it helps to solve issues like pimple outbreaks during period or stressful days and Elder Flower can help soothe and calm down the skin.

They are exactly what I needed most now because of my mini pimple outbreak at the forehead caused by monthly hormonal changes.

Without hesitation, I opened up the Elder Flower to soothe the skin.

Inside the foil is a bag of goodness and a paper mask big enough to cover my big face!

The Elder Flower mask contains Elder Flower Extract (Sambucus Nigra Flower Extract) knowned to be used in Europe’s folk remedies, soothing and moisturizing, irritated skin from the environment or stress, delivering comfortable and smooth skin.

I love to leave the mask on for 20 – 30 minutes before removing it but remember, your skin need to breath as well, so do not overwear it thinking that the longer you put, the more nutrients your skin can absorb!

I don’t like masks that leaves a sticky feeling after masking. If we were to wash the stickiness away, it would defeat the purpose of masking already right?

Good news is that the I Need You Masks from Etude House is totally  NON-STICKY at all! My skin also feel ultra smooth after the application. It just felt like my skin went for a facial skin rejuvenation!

Now, I can go out with more confidence when the skin troubles are well taken care of! 🙂

Hope I just gave you some ideas on Valentines, Birthday, or some random gifts as well as inputting new masks to your skincare routine!