Disclaimer: These products were sent to me for review by BB Cosmetic. My opinions expressed in this blog post are 100% honest.
I have to admit that I’m fairly new to the skincare game. My personal stash is quite small and it doesn’t have a lot of variation (I have a lot of collagen masks but I’m finding that I don’t like those types of masks for my skin). So, when BB Cosmetic asked if I could review these masks from Elizavecca, I happily agreed. I was sent the Aqua White Water, Pore Solution, and Anti-Aging EGF sheet masks to try. For reference, I have combo/oily skin and, spoiler alert – none of these masks broke me out.
These sheet masks come together as 3 pieces. Each sheet mask comes with a cleanser, a sheet mask, and a serum/cream. Depending on which mask you choose to use, the order of the sheetmask and serum/cream may be different. The instructions are really straightforward and simple to understand and use.
The instructions are in Korean but again, the visuals are helpful and it’s super easy to use.
To be honest, I’ve never used masks like these before. I’ve incorporated masks into my skincare routine occassionally, however, with these it can make it a little tricky.
Sheetmask 1: Anti-Aging EGF
From the left to right is the cleanser (step 1) and the serum step (2). The cleanser will be the same across the board for all the sheetmasks – it feels really drying. I don’t have pH paper to test out the pH however, given how drying it is, it’s reminiscent of high pH cleansers I’ve used in the past. If you’re okay with that kind of cleanser, it’s pretty good.
It’s also good at removing residual makeup (which all cleansers should do). There’s no sticky film either when the cleanser is rinsed off. The serum absorbed really well into my skin. Since the cleanser was drying, the serum was very moisturizing.
The sheetmask is made out of a cellulose-type material and is semi-translucent. It adhered really well on my face and didn’t move. PSA: Keep sheetmasks in the fridge for a nice cooling effect! I did that and ummagawwdd~ it felt so good, especially with the crazy heat in San Diego. Is it Fall yet? TT^TT
Back to the sheetmask, it was super saturated with essence. There also was a fragrance but I couldn’t put my finger on it. I had this on for about ~30 minutes and there was still essence on my mask. I like it! Afterwards, I did have to rub in/pat in the essence on my face and it did absorb really well into my skin. My skin looked brighter and felt moisturized. My pores also looked smaller (but I found that effect to be the same with all the sheetmasks). In terms of anti-aging, it’s a meh. It takes time for anti-aging products to take effect, so I don’t expect the results to as soon as I remove the sheetmask.
Water, Glacial water, Dipropylene glycol, Glycerin, Niacinimide, Butylene glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Betaine, PEG-60 hydrogenated castor oil, Chlorphenesin, Jania Rubens extract, Hyaluronic acid, Maltooligosyl glucoside, C12-14 Hydroxyalkyl malitol ether, Polyglutamic acid, Fucose, Mineral water, Tocopheryl acetate, Salvia hispanica seed extract, Camellia sinensis leaf extract, Carbomer, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Potassium hydroxide, Adenosin, Disodium EDTA, Sodium hyaluronate, Fragrance, rh-Oligopeptide-1 (10ppm)
Sora at BB Cosmetic was also nice enough send me the English version of the ingredients off of Elizavecca’s official website so I went ahead a put that into cosDNA. *I assume the ingredients are for the sheetmask and not the serum/cream or cleanser.
The main selling point (I think) of this sheetmask is that it’s anti-aging and that it contains EGF (epidermal growth factor). This is supposed to promote cell regeneration at the cellular level. I don’t know much
(but I know I love you~ and that may be all I need to know~~~ Peabo Bryson? Anyone?) about EGF but I did find some articles that discuss what EGF is and its benefits on the skin. The amount of EGF in the essence of the sheetmask is 0.001%; which, I’m not sure if that’s enough to see an anti-aging effect. Perhaps after a couple, consistent uses but for an occassional sheetmask, I wouldn’t count on the effects to be so distinct after the first time.
Sheetmask 2: Aqua White Water
On the left, is the cleanser (Step 1) and the right is the cream (Step 3). The cream is thicker and feels like vaseline. It also felt tacky and took a while to absorb after I applied it. There was a slight fragrance, but again, I couldn’t pinpoint what it smelled like. To me, it was pleasant and not very heavy. I couldn’t smell it after I applied it either.
The sheetmask is made of the same material (cellulose) and was drenched with essence. As with the EGF mask, I still had essence on the sheetmask when I took this off. I wore this sheetmask for ~30 minutes and OMG the brightening effects of this sheetmask are so real. My skin definitely looked brighter and super moisturized. There was still a lot of essence, so I did have to rub/pat the extra into my skin. With the Step 3 cream, the moisturization almost felt too much for me. So, for my combo/oily skin, I would honestly use the sheetmask and skip the cream.
Water, Glacial water, Dipropylene glycol, Niacinimide, Butylene glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Betaine, PEG-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Chlorphenesin, Jania Rubens Extract, Hyaluronic Acid, Maltooligosyl glucoside, C12-14 Hydroxyalkyl Maltitol Ether, Polyglutamic acid, Fucose, Mineral Water, Ascorbic acid, Tocopheryl acetate, Salvia hispanica seed exract, Camellia sinensis leaf extract, Carbomer, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Potassium hydroxude, Adenosin, Disodium EDTA, Sodium hyaluronate, Fragrance, Glutathione
cosDNA link: here
The ingredient of interest for this sheetmask is glutathione. /Sidenote: I now pronounce glutathione as glutassion
e because my Nutrition 302 professor pronounced it that way and the only way I could remember how antioxidants functioned/helped each other in the body was to pronounce it the way she did whenever she explained it./
Glutathione is an antioxidant in the body that helps prevent oxidative damage. Aside from it’s antioxidant properties, it is also known for its skin lightening capabilities. You may have seen lightening/whitening pills or creams advertised with glutathione as an ingredient.
EXTREMELY IMPORTANT PSA: Always, always, always do research on any product you plan on putting on your body/face. Especially if it has ingredients that may alter your skin (including chemical exfoliants).
Here is one article I found that goes over the 3 ways to glutathione is used (topically, orally, intravenously), as well as its effects/consequences by looking at different studies that were conducted. [LINK]. The information about glutathione is still controversial (mainly injecting it intravenously), especially about its longevity. For something that is occassional (like this sheetmask), the effects are temporary. I enjoyed using this sheetmask, but I would honestly use this when my skin looked dull + I’d use it without the cream.
Sheetmask 3: Pore Solution
On the left is the cleanser and the right is the Step 2 serum. The serum itself absorbed quickly into the skin. There was a slight alcohol-y scent but it quickly dissipated once I rubbed it on my face.
The sheetmask is very different from the cellulose masks. It is thicker, but still has a ton of essence. The sheetmask fit my face better than the other two sheetmasks, which I love. There’s still some pleating around the perimeter of my face but it’s not as significant as the Anti-Aging mask or the Aqua White mask. I wore this for around 30 minutes and, again like the other masks, there was still some essence on the mask and on my skin. The essence took some time to absorb – around 30 minutes after removing the sheetmask. My pores definitely looked smaller. The oil production afterwards, I’d say was slightly decreased but not significantly.
Water, Glacier water, Dipropylene glycol, Glycerin, Niacinimide, Butylene glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Betaine, PEG-60 Hydrogenated castor oil, Chlorphenesin, Jania Rubens extract, Hyaluronic acid, Maltooligosyl glucoside, C12-C14 hydroxyalkyl maltitol ether, Polyglutamic acid, Fucose, Mineral water, Tocopheryl acetate, Salvia hispanica seed extract, Camellia sinesis leaf extract, Carbomer, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Potassium hydroxide, Adenosin, Disoidum EDTA, Sodium hyaluronate, Charcoal powder, Fragrance, Swiftlet Nest extract (10000 ppm)
cosDNA link: here
The ingredient I was interested in was the swiftlet nest extract AKA that bird you saw on Nat Geo that uses their spit to make their bird’s nest on the inside of a cave. Because that’s what that bird does in its lifetime.
I couldn’t find much about bird’s nest extracts and it’s benefits on pores, however, I did find an article that discusses EGF-like properties in the extract [LINK]. In terms of its effectiveness as a sheetmask, it contains 1% bird’s nest extract, so I can’t say the amount is enough to contribute to a change in my appearance in my pores. The effects, as I’ve mentioned previously, are temporary. There may, however, be a noticeable difference with consistent use. Overall, the Pore Solution mask was my favorite, mainly because I liked the serum (quick dry time + it made my skin feel smooth) and I liked the sheetmask.
If I had to repurchase, I would repurchase the Pore Solution mask. I’d like to see if the bird’s nest extract would do something for my pores because it’s Pore City over here on my cheeks.
As a whole, the ingredients of the sheetmasks stayed relatively the same, I can only assume the amounts of the ~special ingredient~ made the biggest difference in terms of its effectiveness.
I hope you enjoyed reading my review of these 3-Step sheet masks. I really enjoyed using them. Thanks so much again to BB Cosmetic for sponsoring this review! If you’re interested I have a coupon code that will give you 8% off your order. /Sidenote: NOT AN AFFILIATE CODE./ Feel free to use it when you make your order at BB Cosmetic! It’s good until August 30th, so there’s plenty of time to browse the website 🙂
Thanks so much for reading!