I had one mask I could play with and I had to make the best use of it. Naturally, I picked a day when I had a cake face on for 12 hours. Plus, I barely got four hours of sleep the night before. This was the perfect time I could think of to test it because I had puffy eyes, a bunch of fine lines from years of UV treatment for vitiligo, and heavy eye bags because I've recently gone off coffee and sugar. What is sleep? I don't know anymore.
I took out the Concentrated Ginseng Renewing Eye Serum Mask with great enthusiasm as I've never used a Sulwhasoo product before. I gasped at the packaging. It's as big as an Indian wedding invitation, which made me feel like royalty. After I tore through it, I found another glossy packet inside. The mask is inside that glossy packet. By then, I was slightly vexed by the amount of material that went into holding the mask, which felt wasteful.
When you get to the mask tray where the mask is resting, it immediately hits you — the strongest medicinal of scents. It's ginseng, which I absolutely love because it reminds me of good health. This is the most mess-free of masks I've ever come across. It has zero product spillage, and everything that needs to go on your skin, go on your skin.
Thirty minutes post-treatment, I smiled wide to evaluate my fine lines. I can't deny it, the reduction is practically instantaneous. Five hours of sleep later, I woke up to visibly tighter skin around the eye region, along with an Instagram message from Fiona Bennett saying I wore the mask the wrong way! Just think of the possibilities of even better skin around my eyes only if I'd worn the mask the right way…
Monica Selva De Roy