Welcome the first Mask Mondays of 2021. Today I have a different type of sheet mask from the usual to discuss. As you can see from the heading of this post, we’ll be taking a look at the 𝐁𝐄𝐓𝐓𝐄𝐑𝐒𝐊𝐈𝐍 𝐏𝐫𝐞𝐦𝐢𝐮𝐦 𝐕𝐨𝐥𝐜𝐚𝐧𝐢𝐜 𝐀𝐬𝐡 𝟑𝐃 𝐒𝐡𝐞𝐞𝐭 𝐌𝐚𝐬𝐤. Betterskin is a Korean brand who began making sheet masks back in 2018, and whilst expanding globally released a deep cleansing foam also centred around volcanic ash.
About this mask
• Exfoliating sheet mask coated in volcanic ash from Jeju Island (S.Korea) and Kaolin.
• Provides dead skin cell exfoliation and reduces the size of enlarged pores.
• Described as a 40~50 minute skin treatment best for combination~oily skin types and congested pores.
Water, Kaolin, Butylene Glycol, Bentonite, Volcanic Ash, Polysorbate 80, Glycerin, 1,2-Hexanediol, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, Stearic Acid, Palmitic Acid, Xanthan Gum, Allantoin, Panthenol, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Morus Alba Leaf Extract, Silkworm Extract, Lactobacillus/Soybean Ferment Extract, Salix Alba (Willow) Bark Extract, Cinnamomum Cassia Bark Extract, Chamaecyparis Obtusa Leaf Extract, Origanum Vulgare Leaf Extract, Scutellaria Baicalensis Root Extract, Portulaca Oleracea Extract, Laminaria Japonica Extract, Saccharomyces Ferment Filtrate, Caprylyl Glycol, Illicium Verum (Anise) Fruit Extract, Tromethamine, Disodium EDTA, Fragrance
I have used similar products from Barulab and Bubu, both of which worked well for my skin type, so I had high expectations for this sheet mask. This is the type of mask which hardens snuggly whilst the clay works at unclogging pores and soaking up traces of excess sebum.
What makes this mask different from clay/volcanic ash masks which you spread on your face as opposed to laying a sheet mask on your face which is coated with the clay, is that it’s less drying. I feel like this is a result of less exposure to oxygen – the sheet acting as a filter, thus preventing full hardening of the clay.
I like how this mask is made with fermented extracts for skin conditioning, i.e. soybean ferment, lactobacillus & saccharomyces ferment. After the stated wear time it wasn’t difficult to rinse off the clay. My skin was left feeling softened and firmer. The light cooling sensation helped deter redness.
Fit: 8/10, it comes in two halves for a better fit. The fabric is a bit stretchy so you can manipulate it to hug your unique facial features.
Price point: 4/10. A box of just 3 masks costs 24,000₩/£16.20/$22.15.
Impact: 7/10. It certainly helps eliminate the sebum and dead skin cells which accumulate at the t-zone area. However, I wouldn’t say this is a go-to for regular pore care as it can’t be used often due to the price point and the way it doesn’t restore enough, if any, moisture.
Repurchase?: No. If these masks were available more affordably, yes.
Overall rating: 6.5/10