I have to admit the only reason I picked this set up is because of how cute it is.
I am obsessed with Korean skincare products since reading The Little Book of Skincare by Charlotte Cho. Her book is worth the read even if you think you know everything about skincare. I have a new perspective on skincare and my beauty regimen after reading this book.
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My skin is mostly clear so I basically hit the jackpot. I do have some clogged pores on my nose, and I get a few pesky pimples on my jaw when that time of the month comes around.
About the Product
This mask contains hyaluronic acid, and according to WebMD some people apply it to the skin for healing wounds, burns, skin ulcers, and as a moisturizer. Some people also think that hyaluronic acid prevents wrinkles. Update July 7 2017 I use hyaluronic acid all the time now. I loved how well these sheet masks worked I decided to look for a moisturizer that contained hyaluronic acid too.
This mask is ultra-moisturizing, and has so much essence, which is the liquid the mask is soaked in. According to Soko Glam, you’ll see more results from essence than any other product because it treats skin on a cellular level. It is a very concentrated formula full of nutrients that leaves you skin feeling so moisturized afterwards. The essence is very watery, but absorbs so well into my skin. I use the essence that’s left over in the pack on my arms and legs.
Snail Secretion and Aloe are the sixth and seventh ingredients listed on the back. Yup, that’s right! These masks actually contain snail mucus. This product is listed as being 100% cruelty free, but I wanted to know how they collected the secretion. I contacted the company, and here’s what they had to say.
Thank you for the inquiry.
In order to achieve adhesive locomotion, or “crawl”, snails secrete pedal mucus. This pedal mucus is known as snail filtrate, which is infused into some of our skincare products due to its incredible age-defying benefits. No snails are harmed in the process, as the filtrate is collected through natural processes.
We strongly believe in animal cruelty-free products as much as we believe in enhancing beauty.
We hope that clarifies any confusion. Please let us know if you have any further questions or concerns.
The Crème Shop
As I was doing more research into Korean skincare products I found that a lot of the brands I wanted to test contain questionable ingredients. I followed up with The Crème Shop and I’m happy to report that all of their products are Parabens, Phthalates, Sulfates, and Microbeads free.
Review of The Creme Shop’s Penguin Sheet Masks
I’ve used four Penguin sheet masks in the past two weeks. Too much, probably. I think the recommendation is 1-2 times per week. I’ve noticed that each time I use this product my skin glows for long after I wash my face. The pores on the top of my nose have also become noticeably smaller, except for the ones on the side. I have a hard time getting this mask to rest on this part of my face, and I imagine my skin there isn’t able to absorb as much of the essence. But I do prefer the size of this sheet mask compared to other brands I’ve tried.
Granted I’ve only used this product for two weeks so I’m not sure about the long lasting effects this mask will have on my skin. I will continue to purchase products from this company because of the pleasant experience I’ve had. My skin is glowing and significantly softer than before. The sheet mask itself makes me laugh each time I look in the mirror. Definitely doesn’t look like the cute penguin on the box.