Review - Beauty Friends II Sheet Mask

Hi guys,

Before we start, I wanna say this is a sponsored post. I received the product mentioned in this review as a gift, to test it and to write my honest opinion about it. The fact that I was gifted this product, will not affect my opinion in any way! Read more about sponsoring here.


I don't know about you, but I'm exhausted! Travelling with my boyfriend isn't exactly relaxing on a poolside in a luxury hotel, you know? We've seen a lot, we walked a lot and we ate a lot! ;)

Budapest was a truly magic place, by the way, if you didn't visited the city already, you should definitely do so! 

Anyway, when I arrived back home, there was a package on my doorstep. Skin18, a webshop specialized in natural beauty and skincare, offers bloggers the chance to participate in their Skin 18 Challenge 1 - 100's reviews program, a program that provides bloggers and reviewers with free stuff to review. I received the Beauty Friends II Aroma Essence Mask Sheet Pack.






But before I tell you all about the 1 - 100's reviews program or the sheet mask I received, let me tell you a little bit more about Skin 18.



SKIN18 believes in skincare instead of makeup. Skincare products feed natural ingredients and nutrition to your skin while makeup is considered as a coverage. A lady may not have perfect features but still look charming with beautiful skin, imagine a young girl with smaller eyes and big nose will still look good at the age of 18. Founder of Skin18 concerns about her skin the most, and our mission here is to bring you products that will makes you look forever 18. It is the best to start your skincare as early as possible but there is never too late just like having exercise for a healthy body. SKIN18 is very picky on selecting the workable skin healthy products and inviting bloggers, users, clients, reporters to write reviews with testing products is one of the way - please feel free to join Skin18 and share your feelings about skincare. Ladies - it is time to spend your leisure time on yourself. Our guarantee is to ensure all products placed in our website is good for your skin.

Since they were young girls, Eugenie, the founder of Skin18, and her sister were told by their mother that skincare is one of the most important things that they will be aware of. Their mother is right, you know? They were born in a family where being obsessed about skincare is one of their typical habits and they grew up with the idea that make up isn't a major concern if you have healthy skin. After several years of using high end brands that were sold in big cities in Europe, the US and China, Eugenie switched to Korean skincare when she realized Korean brands are based on natural ingredients and innovative ideas and that you can buy effective Korean products for more reasonable prizes. Eugenie and her sister wanted to share this idea with the world, and around april 2015, Skin18 was born.


The base station of Skin18 can be found in Hong Kong and they have warehouses in China and the United States.


Back to our review! Like I said before, I was so lucky to receive the Beauty Friends II Aroma Essence Mask Sheet pack. A mask that helps to sooth the tired skin, making the skin soft and supple while it cleans and moisturizes.

I was thinking Beauty Friends II was the name of the brand, but now I learned these masks are from Vanedo, a Korean skincare Brand. Beauty Friends II just seems to be the name of this particular range of masks.



Beauty Friends II has a range of 22 different sheet masks, including, Lemon, Herb, Kiwi, Royal Jelly, Vitamin, Raspberry, Potato, Tomato, Pearl and Green Tea, and are all packed with natural ingredients. The Aroma variant, which contains aroma essential oil, known for the pleasant smell, contains the following ingredients too:


Water, Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, Dipropylene Glycol, Sodium Hyaluronate, Portulaca Oleracea Extract, Ethylhexylglycerin, Phenoxyethanol, Carbomer, Xanthan Gum, Triethanolamine, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract / Anthemis Nobilis Flower Extract / Mentha Piperita Root Extract, Flycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Prunus Armeriaca (Apricot) Fruit Extract, Glycine Max (Soybean) Seed Extract, Melpighia Glabra (Acerola) Fruit Extract


As you can see, the mask mainly contains natural extracts like apricot, licorice, mint and soy beans and I'm told they are vegan and cruelty - free. You can find this list on the back of the sachet too, together with an explanation of how to use the mask and some more information, like the fact you can cool of heat the mask too. I cooled mine, by the way, and it felt amazing! ;)






As you can see, the text is written in both Korean and English, so we, non - Korean people, can understand them too! How very convenient! ;)


Applying the mask is also very easy: 


1. Wash your face and sooth it with toning water.

2. Apply the mask for 20 to 30 minutes.
3. Remove the mask and don't rinse after removing it, let the excess moisture to be absorbed.

Like I mentioned before, you can use the mask heated or chilled, according to your preferences. To chill it, refrigerate the package until the desired temperature is achieved and to heat it, place the package in warm water (approximately 50°C) for 2 to 3 minutes, before you use it.


I used mine chilled and it felt really good. It was a very hot day today, and although it's past midnight now, it still is 29°C inside my appartement, so I preferred the cool version, obviously! ;)


The sheet masks are coming in convenient sachet packages you can tear open on the upside. When you open the package, you'll see the sheet, covered in lotion. The scent coming out of it, smells heavenly, by the way. It's a kind of flowery, fruity and herbsy (is that even a word? Hahaha!) scent and it smelled really good. It has a really fresh scent you definitely will enjoy.




I asked my boyfriend to keep the package open while I made the above picture, so I could give you a good look on the inside of the package. Isn't he the kindest? ;)


And I thanked him by entering our living room looking like this:




Hahaha! :D


Sheet masks do look kinda goofy and silly while wearing them, to be honest, but hey, it's for a good cause, right? ;)


This was the very first time I ever tried a sheet mask (I was buzzing, I love to try new things!) and I must say I'm impressed by the ease such masks give. It's so easy to apply and to remove. No more massaging in oily or greasy creams, no more creams sticking to your face, fingers, the palm of your hand or your brush, no need to use a brush at all, no more rinsing after removing the mask, just tear open the package, get the sheet out, put it on your face, let it absorb into your skin, take the sheet of your face and throw it in your garbage can! So easy even a child could do it!


As for the fitting of the mask, that was okay. It was too big on my forehead, as you can see, and slightly large on my chin too, but it did fit alright on my eyes, mouth and the rest of my face. But in my opinion, you can't expect more from a mask that should be suitable for everyone, isn't it? 


The chilled mask felt really refreshing on my face, I truly enjoyed the chilled feeling and after removing it, my face was looking healthy and clean. It felt moisturized, energized, hydrated and fresh, just the way I like my face! ;) Lines were slighty reduced and my redness appearded to be less than usual.


After removing the mask from my face, I even used the sheet on my neck, torso, arms and feet! The mask was still wet after 30 minutes, so it's clear it really was dripping wet to begin with. But the wetness didn't really bothered me, actually, it didn't drip on my clothes or anything. 


I truly recommend this mask to everyone, so if you have the chance, go check it out for yourself!


The Beauty Friends II Aroma Essence Mask Sheet Pack will cost you $0,96 for 1 piece. The prize is almost to little to mention, right? ;)


When ordering at Skin 18, you can choose one of the multiple paying options, including credit card, Paypal and bank deposit. Western Union Worldwide Transfer is also one of the possibilities. Read more about payments here.


Skin18 ships worldwide. Free shipping is eligible in Vietnam, Hong Kong, South Korea, Singapore and the United States when you order for over $40USD. When you're living in another country, shipping is free for orders above $60USD. You can also opt for express shipping.

After ordering, you will get an email which contains all information and a tracking link. Delivery companies and more information about shipping, can be found here.

Unused and unopen items can be returned within 14 days. Skin18 always charges a 10% service charge so think before you return. More information about returning goods can be found here.


Skin18 also sells Skincare for men, by the way, so get your hubby and plan a pampering day for the both of you! ;)


If you're a blogger or a reviewer yourself, you can apply for the Skin 18 Challenge 1 - 100's reviews program too, just like me, and get free products to review. The requirements are the following: 


1. Have your own blogpage (this can be a new one too!)

2. Have accounts on a minimum of two Social Media platforms (including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Google+, Snapchat or Tumblr), with over 500 followers / fans over all platforms together (and if you don't have a blog or Social Media accounts, start creating and collecting fans now! ;))
3. Your blog must be related to skincare, beauty, reviews, lifestyle, travel or similar to those topics.

Here's what to do:


1. Go to Bloggers Pack, choose the product with the correct level (according to your status, when it's your first order, you will have level one. Your level can go up to level 100)

2. Select your product and choose "Add to cart"
3. When you're in the Shopping Cart page, find the box under "Special instruction for seller" and insert your bloglink and all Social Media links. Not just the name, but the full links! This is a really important step so don't forget this! If you're a level two reviewer or higher, also add your bloggers code (= first order number) in this box too.
4. Press "Check Out"
5. Log in or create an account.
6. Insert shipping information (make sure your adress is right!)
7. Select "Skin18 Challenge 1 - 100s reviews PMG (Free Shipping) as your shipping method.
8. Continue to "Payment" and select "Your order is free"
9. Press "Complete Order"
10. Sit back and wait for approval. If you're approved, Skin18 will send you an email with your ordering information and a tracking code as a confirmation of your approval and the delivery.

Read more about the Skin18 Challenge program here or check this page for more reviewer programs. Skin18 also have a Rewards Program and an Affliate program you can join.


Have you used one of the Beauty Friends II Sheets Masks yet? What's your opinion?


Thanks for reading and thanks to Skin 18 for giving me this opportunity!


Natje



Note: This is a sponsored post! I received the products in this review for free. Obviously this doesn't affect my opinion in any way and  this review is completely honest!  Check out my PR page for more about sponsoring please! 

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