#21DayMaskChallenge: Ceramidin™ Skin-Friendly Nanoskin Sheet Mask by Dr. Jart+

#21DayMaskChallenge: Ceramidin™ Skin-Friendly Nanoskin Sheet Mask by Dr. Jart+

          Hi, everyone!

          New York has been very “emotional” lately; it went up to 85 degrees last week, turned gray soon after, and now it’s raining. The constant change in temperature and humidity levels is confusing my skin. So I decided, first things first – let’s just focus on keeping my skin moisturized.

          Hence, our third #21DayMaskChallenge is featuring Ceramidin™ Skin-Friendly Nanoskin Sheet Mask by Dr. Jart+, a Korean brand founded by a dermatologist and entrepreneur. I have previously come across this sheet mask in Seoul, then in Taipei, and again on Sephora’s website. “Is it meant-to-be?” I thought to myself. Of course not, but it’s been described to be “ultra-moisturizing,” so I purchased 21 of them and started my 3-week relationship with it.

The Process

          I started using the sheet mask on May 3 and continued until May 23. Similar to my last mask challenge, I maintained a simple and consistent beauty routine during this period of time, in hopes to avoid interference with the results.

Once applied, I use my hand to smooth out the mask.

Once applied, I use my hand to smooth out the mask.

          In the morning, I would wash my face and put the sheet mask on for 15 to 20 minutes. Meanwhile, I worked on picking out my #ootd and made breakfast (and sometimes freak my husband out while I was at it). Right before removing the mask, I would use my knuckles to massage my face in a firm press-and-hold motion from my chin to my cheeks, and then on my forehead. Once I remove the mask, I would apply a moisturizer (read about our top picks for here). If I'm stepping out of the house, I would also put a sunscreen on.

          My routine in the evening is similar, except I would use a makeup remover before I wash my face, and go straight to a moisturizer before bedtime.

The Experience

The sheet mask is soaked in a white opaque cream. 

The sheet mask is soaked in a white opaque cream. 

          The sheet mask comes in individual packets. The first time I tore a packet open, cream squirted out — just imagine how much juice was packed inside! Rather than the clear serum that sheet masks are often soaked in, this product was “well-marinated” in a white moisturizing cream. Putting the mask on meant simultaneously hydrating my hands. Despite being so damp, however, the sheet mask was never dripping with cream or making a mess, which is awesome in my opinion. Plus, the cream was not oily, nor was it sticky.

          The sheet mask goes on easily, and I find it soothing having it on, actually. When I remove the mask, the sheet becomes a lot drier than when I first put it on. I suppose that means the cream has all been transferred to my skin? At least that’s where I hope it all went.

About the Product

          The sheet mask is made of natural, nanoskin fabric, which helps the skin absorb the ingredients better.

          It features ceramides as its main ingredient. Ceramide prevents moisture from evaporating, keeping moisture locked in, and strengthens sensitive skin structure. Other ingredients used in the mask include Aloe Vera leaf juice, which soothes and calms irritated skin and boosts hydration.  

The Result

          To put simply: I think my skin has drunk more water than I have during the 21 days. I could really see and feel the hydration level going up every week, and I love it!

          By the end of the first week, my skin was looking brighter, but still a little red. After another week, my skin looked clearer, despite having three spots on my forehead. And then after 21 days, I felt like my skin has gotten a healthy glow! Most importantly, my pores seemed to appear less apparent. Perhaps because my skin has been properly moisturized, my pores no longer need to be wide open, gasping for water. This to me, was the best outcome because open pores have been one of my top concerns.

Skin after 7 days.

Skin after 7 days.

Skin after 14 days. 

Skin after 14 days. 

Skin after 21 days.

Skin after 21 days.

          I would say, if you’re thinking of giving this mask a try — stop thinking, and just go for it! Especially if you have combination skin like me, I think it is formulated to offer that good balance.

Other Thoughts

          There was one day during the 3-week period that I flew from London to New York. That was the one time I felt like I had to remove the mask before 15 minutes was up because I could physically feel it drying out already. That was also the only time I decided to apply face oil on my cheeks, where it tends to the driest, and a moisturizer on the rest of my face. So if you’re thinking of bringing one mask with you on the plane, this probably isn't the best option.

The mask seems to crease my skin after being left on my skin for 15 - 20 minutes.

The mask seems to crease my skin after being left on my skin for 15 - 20 minutes.

          I found this interesting, but the mask actually creases my skin! See the vertical marks on the forehead in the photo? It was taken right after I took off the mask. But what does that mean?! 

          I hope you’ve enjoyed reading our third #21DayMaskChallenge post! If you have a sheet mask you’d like us to try, please feel free to leave a comment and let us know.

          Thank you for reading!

 

          P.S. Key To Radiance is not affiliated with any of the above-mentioned brands in any way.

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