When it comes to the best beauty products out there, I've learnt that the best way to find out is by try & error.
Or by a trusty reviewer but most don't have the balls to tell it as it is.
Which brings me to this little miracle in a packet.
Shopping in the beauty isle of a Korean beauty supply store can seriously confuse you.
Especially since 95% of the descriptions are in Korean.
Tip: When in doubt, get something that's a best seller. If people keeps buying them, there's a good chance that it really does work.
Another Tip: Don't bother asking the sales girls (or in my case, guys) unless they are known to give sound advice (But really, not all of them are bad). The thing is, they are pre-programmed to sell you stuff. Often times, stuff that isn't that good.. Ask other shoppers instead! You'll be surprised to see how much your fellow shoppers know. And you can bet that they will give you a frank opinion on a product.
So a Korean girl said "You should try this. Leaders. Very good".
She was cute. So I believed her. Mehehe.
I bought 3 packets of Leaders' Vita Bright Skin Renewal Sheet Mask.
A box of their hydro eye masks.
And also their Teatree Relaxing Facial Cleanser.
So here's my review on Leaders' Vita Bright Skin Renewal Sheet Mask:
It looked promising enough.
Even a person with ZERO comprehension of the Korean language could basically understand what it is and what it's for. So kudos for being somewhat accommodating to international buyers! (+points)
But I have no idea what's in it. (-points)
As you can see, the back of the packet explains the product in great detail. Never in my life had I wished so hard that I could read Korean.. (Since I bought this in Korea, it's not really fair for me to -points because of this).
I have never given such high praise on a product before.
So you can bet that this was REALLY good.
The first thing that I thought was interesting was the quality of the sheet mask itself. It was paper thin.
This is a good thing.
It maximizes the absorption of the serum (the serum is not wasted on the sheet itself), it fit snugly on my face (you can't even tell where the mask starts and ends!) and there was quite a lot of essence in the packet.
I ended up pouring the leftover essence bit by bit on the mask as it starts to absorb. Bliss!
When it's all dried, I took it off, did my little patting routine to get all the essence in my skin and I couldn't stop caressing my face!
It was so smooooooooooooooth!
My skin did not magically get a tone lighter or anything (let's be realistic here) but it did make my skin appear more luminous.
The redness from budding acne vanished and the next morning, the budding acne are GONE!
My only regret was that I only got 3 packets!!!
I would have given it a 4 if the price I bought it for in Korea is the same price it is sold here in Malaysia. I think I bought it for about RM 6 a pack. (Ps: This was also before the Malaysian currency dropped).
I'm happy to report that some major beauty retailers do sell them. I saw some in both Caring & Watsons, Sunway Pyramid. BUT it was selling for almost RM 9 a pack. Meh.
In my honest opinion, it's still a fair price to pay.
As I said before, an amazing product is worth the extra penny.
What's the point of buying 10 packs of slightly cheaper ones when 3 packs of these miracle packs gives you the same results right?
Yes. YES. YESSSSS!
In a heartbeat.
I adore this product.
Till next time my beauty junkies!