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Japanese Vitamin C Essence Masks from Kosé Cosmeport



If you think of Sheet Masks you think of pretty, individually wrapped masks with a sense of luxury; and sometimes a quirky animal face printed onto it. Sheet masks, which can be quite pricey, are a treat. Even the cheap ones costing £1 or £2 per mask can add up if you're using them regularly enough. Surely there has to be a better way?

This is where Kose Clear Turn Essence Face Mask comes in. It's a tub of 30 masks for about £12 and each mask is dispensed like a wet wipe. It's brilliant!

These masks aren't here to be stockpiled and kept for special occasions. They're here to be used. 


But are they any good?

Well? Sort of. Unlike their expensive counterparts these aren't the 'juiciest' of masks (you know what I mean) so you don't get a tonne of extra serum. 

You do get a quick boost of moisture but this isn't a mind blowing skin changing kind of moisture. This is the kind that just shows you have taken a little extra care with your routine. Plus you get the pleasure of sitting back and chilling out for ten to fifteen minutes which is just lovely. 


Does it actually bleach your skin?

No! Yes it's does have that scary "turn white" label and yes Vitamin C is useful for healing UV damage so theoretically it should be good to even out your skin tone but I don't think any of the ingredients are potent enough to actually change your colouring. 
That being said I have noticed reduced redness, however this could also be down to the improved routine itself rather than any bleaching ingredients. Asian skin care can often promote skin bleaching effects to a culture where lighter skin is seen as a benefit but I think this is a case where they're getting ripped off and our fair skin can rest safe in the knowledge that we won't turn translucent over night. 

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They are really pretty and amazingly easy to put on, with the help of a hairdryer and a bobby pin!
The only downside of these are I can see them peeling a little at some of the edges already, but I type all day in work so it's understandable. Though a mani for me can usualy tough it through a week under the same circumstances.
Pretty, no? x