This anti-ageing face mask is worth splurging on

This anti-ageing face mask is worth splurging on

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Text: Renée Batchelor

Sulwhasoo brings the goodness of its Concentrated Ginseng formula into a convenient and innovative sheet mask

We have pretty strong feelings when it comes to sheet masks. Unlike those who go to Korea and buy them back in bulk, we always prefer quality over quantity. And Sulwhasoo sheet masks definitely deliver on the quality aspect. Hot on the heels of the First Care Activating Serum Mask, is the brand's first-ever anti-ageing cream mask. There are several key standouts with this mask. First, the cream texture is pretty light, despite the fact that it contains eight times more active ingredients that the range's Concentrated Ginseng Renewing Cream EX. When applied the cream formula feels quite weightless and absorbed almost instantly into our dry skin without leaving any sticky residue.

Sulwhasoo Concentrated Ginseng Mask

Another plus is the mask material itself. The anti-ageing concoction is encapsulated within the double-sheeted mask that comprises of an outer film (made of Gore-Tex to seal in the formula while allowing skin to breathe), and an inner microstructure sheet. The mask adheres perfectly to the contours of the face, but the dual sheet also helps the formula penetrate better. We can attest that after slapping this on for 20 minutes, the mask was practically dry, indicating that most of the cream had penetrated into our skin. Since it has two pieces, a top and bottom half, you can rest assured that the mask sits comfortably no matter the size of your face.

But finally, a sheet mask would be nothing without an almost instantaneous effect. We used this on a flight and despite the dry, cabin air, our skin felt bouncy and hydrated. Looking in the mirror immediately post-flight also revealed a complexion that looked fresher, more translucent and well-rested than we anticipated.

$148 for a box of five sheets. At Sulwhasoo stores and counters now