I hate that my new favorite sheet mask is $7 a piece but I can’t quit it. MISSHA Time Revolution The First Treatment Essence Mask (available at Target!) works. So much so that I picked up the mist version, too.
The MISSHA Time Revolution The First Treatment Essence Mask is a dupe for the SK-II Facial Treatment Mask, and it comes in at a way cheaper price ($7 vs $17). Both feature Saccharomycopsis Ferment Filtrate, a fermented yeast, that leaves skin hydrated and plump. It provides long-term benefits too, like increased cell turnover, so with regular use you’ll see your skin tone even and brighten.
The MISSHA sheet mask comes in two pieces. The first covers your forehead and eyes, and the second covers the lower half of the face, curving under the jaw line and over a portion of the neck. It fits well, but I find the mouth hole a little small. It’s not cute—you’ll look like you’re recovering from full face surgery. Don’t laugh, eat, talk, or open your mouth at all or it will start to fall off. Definitely don’t look in the mirror, which will spawn said laughing and cause it to come off your face.
The sheet is thick, and full of essence, and stays wet the entire time. I leave it on for about 30 minutes, slightly longer than the recommended 20. I let the leftover essence soak in, and I put any extra down my neck and chest… and then sometimes all over my arms and legs.
The next morning, I swear my acne scars are plumper and less visible. Skin is hydrated but not oily, and you’ll be tempted to skip foundation for fear of covering up your new found glow. The mask doesn’t break me out, and any active pimples look less red and inflamed.
To keep the benefits going without throwing out $49 a week on sheet masks, I picked up MISSHA Time Revolution The First Treatment Essence Mist, which features the same active ingredients in a convenient spray bottle (it’s also available in an intensive, non-mist form). I don’t use it every day, but I will after a mask or if my face feels dry. It’s also a nice mid-day refresher over makeup.
With the essence mist, I don’t see the major plumping effect that I do with the sheet mask, but still it’s a nice, extremely light moisturizer for hot, heavy days. I like to think the ingredients are making my skin better on the cellular level and prepping me for a future of no wrinkles (fingers crossed). Since using the sheet mask and spray combo, I’ve experienced less breakouts, less dryness, and an overall I’ve been happier with the way my skin looks.
MISSHA Time Revolution The First Treatment Sheet Mask, $7 at Target
MISSHA Time Revolution The First Treatment Essence Mist, $35 at Target
SK-II Facial Treatment Mask, $17-$135 at Sephora