As I think back over my adventures and developing fascination with Asian beauty products (and Korean cosmetics in particular), I realized that my initial curiosity and interest began after learning about Korean face masks!
At first I thought they looked a bit unnecessary. Thinking that surely a Korean face mask couldn’t be so beneficial. The process warrants wearing a wet sheet on your face for 20 minutes. Then simply throwing it away- however, I was severely uninformed!
I gave them a try out of curiosity, and after the very first sheet mask I became a fervent convert. Becoming dedicated to wearing a sheet mask as often and as long as possible!
The results from the Dermal Korea Collagen Essence sheet mask are incredible. They deliver a super-charged boost of moisture and soothing in a short time. Over a period of use, they also improve the skin’s appearance, texture, and moisture levels.
Dermal Korea Collagen Essence Full Face Facial Mask Sheet hold a special place in my heart, both because they were the very first masks I ever tried and because they continue to prove their worth with each usage!
About Dermal Korea
Dermal Korea specializes in various types of Korean Face Mask. Perhaps due to a smaller focus on the international scene, they are not extremely well known worldwide. So I was glad to discover this “hidden” brand and their affordable and effective products.
About Korean Face Mask – Dermal Korea Collagen Essence Sheet Mask
This particular set of Dermal Korea Collagen Essence sheet masks contained 16 different variants themed around fresh fruits, vegetables, and flowers. All aimed to deliver moisture, soothing, and hydration to your facial skin. As the name suggests, collagen is present in each mask.
Collagen replenishes needed moisture and balances the skin’s moisture barrier. It is especially necessary in aging or damaged (irritated, sunburned or acne-prone) skin.
This particular set includes the variants Olive, Bamboo, Milk, Bee Venom, Acerola, Red Ginseng, Strawberry, Apricot, Wine, Cherry Blossoms, Pomegranate, Honey Grapefruit, Rose, Grape, Acai Berry, and Aqua.
As stated previously, Dermal Korea’s products are not widely available to consumers outside of East Asia. But thanks to the wide global market on Amazon, their sheet mask sets are easily purchased. With delivery to your door within days! I went with this option and enjoyed my masks only two days after ordering them.
The Dermal Korea Collagen Essence packaging is professional and attractive. Featuring a photo of the star ingredient on a matching foil packet. It has a complete ingredient list. With both Korean and English instructions- very helpful for those (like me!) who do not read Hangul.
The packets are a bit smaller than other typical sheet masks. I actually prefer this as it saves storage space while also slightly minimizing packaging waste.
A packet easily opens thanks to handy precut tabs. Inside reveals a thoroughly wet sheet mask made of a thick cotton material. This tends to hold more essence than thinner sheet masks.
The shape is typical and will fit some users better than others. This is due to the wide range of face shapes and sizes people possess. Personally, I found the fit to be a bit wide (extending onto my hairline on the sides of my face).
And also bit short (not covering my entire forehead). However, my particular face shape is pretty oblong, so no surprises there!
The eye area is not completely cut out. If desired you can fold over the eye “flap” to cover your closed eyelids. This is the first brand of sheet masks that I have discovered to do this and it’s quite a nice feature.
Exceptional for the times when I simply want to lay down in total peace and relax with a Dermal Korea Collagen Essence sheet mask. Of course, when there’s simply too much to do to, I fold the flaps under. This allows open eyes and functionality without any difficulties.
It has been suggested to use Dermal Korea Collagen Essence face mask 2 to 3 times a week. Though sometimes I find that my skin appreciates even more regular usage. After a week of sheet masking every day my skin has never been so soft and hydrated! Individual experience will give you the best idea of how often to use. Your skin will let you know when an extra boost of vitamins and soothing is needed.
It is recommended to squeeze the package a couple of times. This ensures that the essence is distributed evenly throughout the Dermal Korea Collagen Essence sheet mask before opening the packet. After opening, simply unfold the sheet mask and apply as evenly and smoothly as possible.
Make sure to a freshly cleansed and toned face. Wear the Dermal Korea Collagen Essence sheet mask for 15-20 minutes, or until it just begins to feel a bit less wet. Remove and pat in excess essence.
The Dermal Korea Collagen Essence Full Face Facial Sheet Mask are still typically wet enough that after about 20 minutes (depending on the climate of the room I am in!) I can rub them onto my neck, décolletage, and arms.
This allows me to get every last drop of essence goodness out of the Korean face mask. There is also quite a lot of essence left in the packets. Which I save to use for my next routine, making them even more economical.
Following up with a moisturizer or cream is recommended. This seals in the essence goodness and keeps it from evaporating off your face.
Dermal Korea Collagen Essence Face Mask Ingredients
The ingredients are where Korean face masks really shine. In examining the ingredient lists for these Korean face masks, the contents are pretty impressive. The typical list is short, containing
Water, Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, Special Ingredient Extract (rose water for the rose sheet mask, strawberry essence for the strawberry sheet mask, etc.), Hydrolyzed Collagen, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Portulaca Aleracea Extract, Beta-glucan, Panthenol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Polysorbate 80, Disodium Edta, Xanthan Gum, Methylparaben, Fragrance
I was especially pleased to see that the advertised ingredients are present so high on the list. This means that they make up a good percentage of the content. The addition of both collagen and Aloe Vera juice are known skin soothers and restoratives. These are ingredients I was pleased to find.