While in Singapore I love visiting Watson’s beauty supply store. I can spend a long time just browsing though the aisles. Now, I’m not all that much into make up if I have to be honest but I love skin care. Having youthful, smooth, wrinkle free skin is very important to me especially as I’ve entered my mid twenties! For these reasons I love trying out new face masks. In this post I will be reviewing Sexylook’s Disney Villains face mask collection. These masks are a limited edition repackaging following a successful Disney Princesses collection. Sexylook is a Taiwanese cosmetic brand specializing in skin care. They are mostly famous for their black masks. The masks feature: the stylish Cruella de Vil from 101 Dalmatians, the beautiful Evil Queen from Snow White ,and the Sassy Ursula from Little Mermaid. I’m a huge Disney fan so I just had to give them a try!
The packaging of most Sexylook products is amazing. This was one of the reasons why I ever even gave the brand a try in the first place. As I mentioned before my first encounter with the brand was in a Singaporean Watson’s. I spotted them in their neat black boxes and despite not knowing what each one does exactly I bought a whole bunch. Long story short I was hooked on the brand ever since. Just like most Sexylook product’s the Disney Villain series are also packaged into black boxes. Each box contains four individually packaged face masks. The front side of the packaging feature an illustration of their respected Disney ladies. The back contains instructions and ingredients list. Everything but the ingredients list (which is in English) is written in Chinese and Japanese but this shouldn’t cause too much trouble to any one.
All Sexylook’s black masks are are made out of pure cotton infused with carbon from obsidian hence their unique color. Obsidian has a PH level similar to that of our skin which helps to not only absorb all the goodness from the mask but also purifies our clogged pores and absorbed excess sebum. One of the things I love about Sexylook’s masks is that they are extremely moist (as you can see on the picture below) which makes them stick and stay neatly pressed against the skin without falling off or bubbling up. The interesting part about the way they are packaged is that despite how wet they look there is not actually a lot of liquid left in the package after you remove the mask. They also don’t drip a lot once put on the face which is wonderful. Like many cloth masks they have to be unwrapped first. There is no extra layer attached to the masks to help you do that ,which is not an issue in itself as those masks are very sturdy and hard to rip but I have red some complaints about it before so I thought it’s worth mentioning. The mask itself is usually quite big and should fit well on most faces.
I tried all the masks over the course of three days as to not influence their effects. Before putting on each masks I washed my face and toned it with witchhazel.
CRUELLA DE VIL – FIRMING
I tried Cruella’s mask on day one. The mask is supposed to be firming. It’s meant to delay and diminish the wrinkles on your face. The mask special ingredients: Asian horse oil and the active enzyme from a pumpkin are supposed to aid your anti-aging routine; something that despite not showing any signs of aging yet is starting to interest me more an more as I venture further into my twenties.
The mask was tingling and itching my face a little. At one point I was even a little worried that there might be something on the ingredients list I’m allergic to but I tried not to panic and in the end I stuck it out any way. (Not recommended by the way. Do not do this at home. I’m not a good role model ^.^”) After I took the mask off, luckily, I didn’t notice any allergic reaction. In fact my skin felt just fine. The sensation might have been down to the firming properties of the ingredients. My face did indeed feel noticeably firmer and slightly lifted. So it certainly did it’s job there. I can’t comment on it’s effect on fine lines as I do not have any yet. What I didn’t like about the mask is that my face felt as though there is an extra layer of product left on my face. It’s not a big deal and perhaps this is what makes the mask actually work but generally I prefer my face to feel fresh after a face mask. It’s not a deal breaker though. Especially since this is an anti-aging product.
Full Ingridients List: Water, Propylene Glycol, Glycerin, Chondrus Crispus (Carrageenan), Citric Acid, Hydroxyethyl Ethylcellulose, Hydroxyethyl Urea, Niacinamide, Chlorophenesin, Peg-40 Hydrogenated Caster Oil, Phenoxyethanol, Dipotassium Glycyprhizate, Honey Extract, Butylene Glycol, Caprylyl Glycol, Edta’ne, Hexylene Glycol, Lava (Obsidian) Extract, Lactobacillus/Pumpkin Fruit Ferment Filtrate, Fregnance, Sodium Hyaluronata, Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate, Hydrolyzed Hyaluronic Acid, Horse Fat
EVIL QUEEN – BRIGHTENING
On day two I went with the Evil Queen. Evil Queen is probably one of my favorite Disney Villains. Snow White was the first classic Disney film I have seen as a child and I watched it on VHS plenty of times but no matter how many times I have seen it the scenes featuring the Evil Queen as well as Snow White’s escape through the forest at night always gave me the creeps. Evil Queen’s transformation into an old hag reminded me so much of the figure from Slavic mythology, Baba Yaga, which is the “boogeyman” for most kids ,who like me, grew up in Eastern Europe. Baba Yaga scared and fascinated me tremendously when I was young hence my strong liking for the Evil Queen as the villain.
Evil Queen might have lost the title of “the most beautiful of them all” to her step daughter – Snow White but she held the top position for pretty damn long; hence this mask is supposed to bring the best in our beauty. It contains apple extract (but not the poisonous kind ^.^”) and tranexamic acid for the brightening, clearing and revitalizing effect as well as hyaluronic acid for intense hydration (maybe if Evil Queen moisturized enough she wouldn’t have been knocked down in rankings by Snow White.) I have to say this was my favorite mask out of all three of them. It left my skin feeling very hydrated, dewy and fresh. I absolutely loved it! No downsides here. Good job, Evil Queen!
Full Ingridients List: Water, Propylene Glycol, Glycerin, Chondrus Crispus (Carrageenan), Citric Acid, Hydroxyethyl Ethylcellulose, Niacinamide, Chlorophenesin, Rosa Centifolia Flower Water, Sodium Methylparaben, Peg-40 Hydrogenated Caster Oil, Phenoxyethanol, Dipotassium Glycyprhizate, Tranexamic Acid, Butylene Glycol, Caprylyl Glycol, Edta’na, Hexylene Glycol, Lava (Obsidian) Extract, Gigawhite (achillea Millefolium Extract), Melissa Officinalis Flower/Leaf/ Stem Extract), Fregnance, Sodium Hyaluronata, Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate, Hydroxyethyl Urea, Hydrolyzed Hyaluronic Acid, Dl-Malic Acid.
URSULA – MOISTURAISING
Lastly, on the third day, I tried Ursula’s mask. Now, Urusula really has her “instagram”-make up nailed down; to create the perfect base for your make up it needs daily moisturizing. Ursula brings the “secret” ingredients from the bottom of the ocean to create this mask’s formula. This mask is supposed to treat dry skin with the help of marine collagen and the extract of gold algae. The masks promises to not only moisturize in the very moment but also retain this property long term. It also claims to help repair damaged skin.
I have to be honest, this mask just fell flat for me. It did definitely moisturize my skin but maybe because I am not suffering from dry skin at the moment I couldn’t unlock this one’s full potential. I do feel like this would be great for the winter time when my skin gets easily dry and patchy from the central heating and drastic temperature changes. For now it was just a relaxing moment with a face mask and nothing else.
Full Ingridients List: Water, Propylene Glycol, Glycerin, Chondrus Crispus (Carrageenan), Citric Acid, Hydroxyethyl Ethylcellulose, Niacinamide, Chlorophenesin, Peg-40 Hydrogenated Caster Oil, Hydrolyzed Pearl, Phenoxyethanol, Sea Salt, Dipotassium Glycyprhizate, Butylene Glycol, Caprylyl Glycol, Edta’ne, Hexylene Glycol, Lava (Obsidian) Extract, Methylparaben, Solluble Collagen, Fregnance, Sodium Hyaluronata, Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate, Hydroxyethyl Urea, Hydrolyzed Hyaluronic Acid, Undaria Pinnatifida Extract, Sk-Influx Ceramide (Carbomer, Ceramide Ap (6II), Ceramide EOP (1), Ceramide Np (3), Cholesterol, Phytosphingosine, Sodium Lauroyl Lactylate, Xanthan Gum), Squalane.
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