For this Mask Mondays, for once we don’t have a Korean sheet mask to evaluate. This time round we have a European mask by no other than Garnier. Garnier sheet masks are officially the most sold sheet masks within the UK – at first this statistic didn’t suprise me considering we don’t have many affordable sheet masks in the UK to chose from, but actually the quality of Garnier masks are improving each time they release a new version.
The only Garnier sheet mask I’ve ever repurchased more than once, is the original Hydro Bomb sheet mask. To me, the other varieties fell flat on originality and the “wow” factor. However I was pleasantly surprised by this milky tissue mask.
Let’s quickly go over the key info:
- This is a nourishing and restoring sheet mask for dry and uncomfortable skin.
- Formulated with Almond milk and Hylauronic Acid to create a milky texture which remains as lightweight as possible and can penetrate multiple layers of skin.
- Made from plant origin tissue (i.e. mg magic mask – a trademarked product of L’Oréal, made in China).
Full ingredients list:
AQUA / WATER, BUTYLENE GLYCOL, GLYCERIN, ETHYLHEXYL PALMITATE, PROPYLENE GLYCOL. DIPROPYLENE GLYCOL, AMMONIUM POLYACRYLOYLDIMETHYL TAURATE. CETEARETH-12, CETEARETH-20, CETEARYL ALCOHOL, DEHYDROACETIC ACID. DISODIUM EDTA GLYCERYL STEARATE, HYDROXYACETOPHENONE, PHENOXYETHANOL PRUNUS AMYGDALUS DULCIS SEED EXTRACT / SWEET ALMOND SEED EXTRACT SODIUM HYALURONATE, TOCOPHEROL XANTHAN GUM, PARFUM / FRAGRANCE (FL C246447)
The first point I want to make is that this sheet mask clearly has an picture of an avocado on the front of the packaging… But why? It doesn’t appear to contain any trace of avocado. Some would say this is a marketing technique considering how avocados are “trendy”. I’d say it’s a bit misleading. I actually picked up this mask thinking it had some avocado extracts as well at the almond milk and Hylauronic Acid. I think it would be nice to have avocado in this mask for a dose fatty acids/amino acids and it wouldn’t seem out of place. Anyway, I probably should have just read the ingredients before making the purchase.
My experience: In my opinion, I think it was a wise move for Garnier (under L’Oréal branding) to use the MG magic Mask plant origin tissue – it is much softer, more pliable and holds the serum much better than compared to the other tissue/fabric they have used for their other sheet masks. The serum itself didn’t disappoint either. The serum is as milky and nourishing as described on it’s packaging. Because the serum is creamy and not translucent it has a richer texture ideal for dry~very dry skin types, but it’s not oily at all; so combination and oily skin types which are inner dry could also benefit from using this once per week in between using sheet masks with lighter serums/ampoules.
Fit: 8.5/10, the fit wasn’t that bad. At least it wasn’t too disproportionate for my face. The tissue adhered to skin perfectly. The non-abrasive gauze type tissue helps it to latch onto skin effectively without moving too much.
Price point: 9/10… Well, it depends on the retailer. Some UK supermarkets and drugstores in the UK frequently sell this mask for only £1.95. However the full price is £3 for one sheet.
Repurchase?: Yes, I think this will be one of the only Garnier masks I would repurchase time and time again from now on.
Overall rating: 8.5/10, I marked it down a few points because it contains fragrance.
There is also a coconut milk version of these new Nurti Bomb Milky Tissue Masks. Have you tried either of them yet?