If you’ve been following this blog you know that I have a small obsession with Korean beauty products. Memebox sent me a pack of Brightening Polatam Sheet Masks to try out, and spoiler alert, this was one of the most hydrating masks I’ve ever tried! The Polatam sheet mask collection was made by Korean actress and former KPop star, Park Tam Hee, and these masks boast thick and highly concentrated serum from Korean oak tree sap. I tried the water gel extra force brightening mask which contains licorice extract, olive leaf extracts, and ceramides which help to brighten and hydrate the skin.
The first thing I noticed was the mask was DRENCHED with super thick serum; it was dripping! I had already washed my face with fresh soy face cleaner, and I laid the sheet mask on top of my face, trying to line it up properly. There was a lot of extra mask on the sides, which usually happens to me. I also have narrow set eyes so the eyeholes were kind of wide (to be expected; anyone who has sat at the microscope with me during dermpath knows that I have Cyclops-like eyes). I left the mask on for 15 minutes and then removed it, patting the excess serum onto my face neck and hands.
I can’t say much about the brightening effects from the extracts or the ceramides, but I can say that this mask is deeply hydrating. I woke up this morning with a very well moisturized face despite having the heater on all night. I was looking up the price and was a little dismayed to find that this mask was sold for $6 per sheet, which in my opinion, is pricey. I’m not sure how much Memebox will be selling these for!
Overall, I would purchase the mask again for its hydrating properties but only if it’s at an attractive price point.
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