Skin Republic are a multiple award winning skin care range combining the latest advances in skin care with natures restorative properties to create their range of sheet masks for different skin concerns. Skin Republic sheet masks are scientifically formulated and dermatologist tested, and are available to purchase from Superdrug, Amazon or Grafton’s Beauty and I’ve tried a couple of their face and foot masks previously here on my blog.
Skin Republic was founded on the belief that everyone has the right to beautiful looking skin and the commitment to quality that Skin Republic offer innovative products developed in South Korea, dubbed as the world’s new skin care super power by industry experts. From their range of face masks, I have three priced between £4.99 and £5.49.
Skin Republic Collagen Hydrogel Mask Sheet Mask £4.99
This is an hydrogel sheet mask which is infused with a moisture boosting serum which instantly hydrates for a smooth and more youthful appearance. It is nutrient packed with sea minerals nourishing and hydrating the skin whilst collagen and argan oil help reduce the visible signs of aging.
It’s a two piece mask which when removed from the foil packaging, you remove the thin tissue backing from the two pieces and place the gel mask onto the skin whilst the firm backing paper remains in place. Once the mask is in the right place on the face, you can then remove the backing paper and wear both pieces of the mask on the skin for 30-40 minutes and then discard the mask without rinsing the face.
Any excess serum on the skin or inside the foil packaging can be applied to the neck, hands and decolletage so there’s no unnecessary wastage. Skin Republic recommend using the mask twice a month due to the skin having a four week regeneration period but I found the one use to be very effective.
I like that the pouch contains 25g of product as there’s a lot of serum saturating the gel mask pieces, and also residual serum at the bottom of the pouch. If you have any mini travel size jars, I’d recommend decanting the remaining serum into one so you can use the serum within your skincare routine. I definitely noticed the mask left my skin feeling hydrated and plump, and I’d definitely repurchase when I next have a bad skin reaction as it was so soothing and hydrating.
Skin Republic Double Action Hyaluronic Acid + Collagen Face Mask Sheet £5.07
This is a two step mask with one sachet divided into two. The fruit acid exfoliant removes dry, dull skin and improves the absorption of the serum soaked sheet mask in step 2. The youth activating serum with a powerful anti-ageing formulation lifts, smooths and nourishes for a more youthful appearance. To use the mask you have to first cleanse the skin and then apply the peel in step 1 to the face by massaging gently for one minute, and then rinse off.
Then open step 2 and remove the sheet mask and unfold to place it onto the face and wear for 15-20 minutes. After the time is up remove the mask and again don’t rinse the face, but ensure you keep any residual serum in the Step 2 sachet for hands or neck. This was the mask I was most looking forward to trying from the three I have, but also the one I was most nervous about trying as my skin reacts so easily but I still couldn’t wait to try it.
The peel is easy to apply/massage to the skin, and it does make your skin ball up which I never know if it’s actually my dead skin cells or if it’s the product itself but once I’d rinsed it off my skin, my skin did feel amazing without even starting step 2. The sheet mask has a thick paper consistency with holes for the eyes, mouth and nose which is easy to apply.
I like that the eye holes were decent in size as I hate feeling claustrophobic in a tight face mask with super small eye holes. The mask stuck to my skin well for the 15 minutes and peeled off easily, and my skin felt amazing. It really did feel as if the first step removed my dead, dull skin cells and helped the serum to really absorb whilst wearing the mask – I can’t believe this mask is only £5, it’s brilliant.
Skin Republic Bubble Purifying + Charcoal Face Sheet Mask £5.49
This was the only mask from the three which I couldn’t try as my skin is super dry and dehydrated, and purifying masks just don’t work very well for my skin but it’s an interesting mask nonetheless. It’s a purifying bubble sheet mask made from activated charcoal, which when exposed to the air, the oxygenating mask begins to bubble and foam dives deep into the pores eliminating impurities. It also contains fruit acids to exfoliate dead skin cells for a bright, fresh and luminous complexion.
For this mask you have to rub the sachet for a few seconds before use to activate the bubbles, and open the sachet, remove the mask and place over the skin for 15-20 minutes. Whilst on the skin, the mask will begin to bubble and foam, and when the 20 minutes is over you remove the mask and massage in any remaining foam into the skin.
This sounds like such a fun mask for such a good price point, and I imagine it’d work really well for oily or combination skins if you want a really purifying, deep cleaning mask treatment. By rubbing the sachet, the black coloured mask will already have bubbles appearing and whilst on the skin, even more bubbles will appear to cover the mask in white foam. With this mask you do need to rinse post-mask, but it looks like a quick mask to do with instant results.
Have you ever tried anything from Skin Republic before? Which mask is your favourite from this trio?