Do Collagen Sheet Masks Really Work?

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This week I tested out TONYMOLY’s Collagen Mask Sheet for Mask Monday.  Before I begin, for the record, there are no affiliate links in this post nor was I given anything for free by anyone. All opinions are my own. This particular mask came in a variety pack that I had purchased on Amazon.

Why this piqued my interest: I saw all these amazing reviews online for this particular mask The ingredient “collagen” was what piqued my interest in this particular sheet mask. I wasn’t expecting dramatic results as I have little faith in topical collagen. According to WebMDcollagen is usually injected into the skin to fill wrinkles and smooth out any lines. 

What it is/does: Tony Moly’s Collagen Mask Sheet is a gentle, non-bleached cotton sheet mask that helps to instantly soothe skin. One-hundred percent soft cotton face sheets provide moisture and nutrition to damaged skin, soothe stressed skin, and give a rich glow to skin.

Price: $4.00 USD

My experience: As I had suspected, it didn’t live up to its hype. I left this sheet mask on for 30 minutes after a shower and wiped it off clean. When I woke up the next day all I noticed was that it basically moisturized my skin, like the average sheet mask does, but I didn’t see any effects of the collagen. This mask wasn’t as amazing as I was hoping for. This is just one collagen sheet mask though, maybe there are others out there that do work. If there are, drop me a line in the comments would love to test them out. Do you have any collagen sheet masks that work for you?

Mask Monday: TONYMOLY Propolis Mask Sheet

honey-1958464_1920I’ve recently hopped on the bandwagon of Korean sheet masks, but have always been a fan of Korean beauty products. I prefer sheet masks over other masks since they are easier to clean up, don’t clog up my drains with gunk, and I can more easily control where the product goes on. I’ve experimented with the TONYMOLY Propolis Mask Sheet on Amazon as it came in a variety pack I had purchased.

Why this piqued my interest: It contains propolis. According to britannica.com, propolis is what honeybees collect from buds of trees, for sealing cracks in the hive and for covering foreign objects in the hive that they cannot remove.

What it is/does: TONYMOLY Propolis Mask Sheet is a 100% cotton sheet mask that is meant to soothe skin. All you do is tear open the package and leave it on for 20-30 minutes and remove it.

Price: $4.00 USD

IMG_5047My experience: I went ahead and left it on my face for 30 minutes after showering before bed. I did not rinse it off with water instead I patted off excess residue. This mask, as I had suspected, did leave a sticky residue, but I did wake up with smooth, soft, supple skin. I also noticed that the nasolabial folds by my mouth had almost disappeared by morning after a long weekend out and about in the sun. This mask is not too bad for the price point, but I prefer other TONYMOLY masks over this one in particular.

3 Drugstore Anti-Aging Products That Actually Work

So I just hit the big 30, but people are always shocked when I tell them how old I actually am. However, I look younger now than I did when I was in my 20s and it boils down to proper skincare and routine maintenance. I discovered my first forehead wrinkle in my late 20s and noticed a few other types of wrinkles and prominent lines on my face that I hadn’t noticed before and fortunately I was able to get rid of these wrinkles and lines and you can too! (FYI: none of the links are affiliate links nor was I paid to review any of these products.)

After trying many products I finally found three affordable drugstore anti-aging products that actually worked on getting rid of the wrinkles instead of just temporarily hiding them.

PRODUCT: ROC RETINOL CORREXION DEEP WRINKLE SERUM The ROC RETINOL CORREXION DEEP WRINKLE SERUM

WHAT IT CLAIMS: It’s meant to help visibly reduce both fine lines and deep wrinkles. This product claims it takes approximately 12 weeks to reduce deep wrinkles, however, it worked for me in two weeks.

WHAT IT DID FOR ME: This was the one product that head on got rid of the noticeable wrinkle between my eyebrows within two weeks and didn’t cost me an arm and a leg. For some reason no other product worked on that specific part of my face.
I ended up buying this at Ulta, but you can find it at almost any drugstore including Target. This is seriously a miracle product.

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PRODUCT: L’OREAL REVITALIFT VOLUME FILLER CREAM

WHAT IT CLAIMS: This product is all about moisturizing your skin and creating skin volume. It’s meant for volumizing skin to restore its atural fullness & replenish moisture for a more youthful look.

WHAT IT DID FOR ME: First of all, I never considered buying this product until a beautician at Target recommended it to me. It did exactly what it said it would do, it firms/volumizes your skin and reduces any fine lines. It’s great to wear over night. I put it on at night and woke up with much more supple skin. My face definitely looked different when I woke up – it looked plumper. This is great if you’ve lost a lot of weight or have a dehydrated look due to a night out of retoxing.

 

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PRODUCT: THE BOOTS NO7 PROTECT & PERFECT INTENSE BEAUTY SERUM

WHAT IT CLAIMS: This product claims to visibly reduce deep lines and wrinkles in 4 weeks with an active peptide and patented antioxidant complex. It worked within a week for me.

WHAT IT DID FOR ME: The reason this product is my favorite is because it smoothed out the deep nasolabial folds (laugh lines around the mouth) on my face so they aren’t as prominent anymore. I didn’t think this was even possible until I used this product for two weeks.

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3 Relaxing Places to Enjoy Nature in Huntington Beach

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If you’re like me and like to enjoy nature at a leisurely pace and really like to just soak it in peacefully without the crowds or having to spend money, then this post is for you. The following are three of my favorite places to relax and enjoy nature in Huntington Beach.

  1. Huntington Beach Central Park is hands down my favorite place to go to for a walk after work during golden hour when I simply need to clear my mind and get some clean fresh air. My favorite thing to do at this park is to sit down at one of the park benches by the lake and just observe nature. This is my happy place. This park is a few hundred acres and contains all types of hidden gems from restaurants, lakes, exercise courses, and much more. This place has lots of free parking, especially by the central library. You’ll see all types of animals here from the basic squirrels, rabbits, ducklings, to Egyptian geese and occasionally the solitary egret. The park even has equestrian trails, which I still have yet to check out. img_5055
  2. Shipley Nature Center is actually located inside of Huntington Beach Central Park. There’s no fee to enter and parking is free. This nature center is tucked away into the park, but it was bigger and more intricate than I expected and definitely worth checking out. I took a self-guided tour as the trails are easy to follow with many interesting things to see along the way.img_5056
  3. The Secret Garden is a cute little escape tucked away in Central Park.  The garden has various flowers and there are always photographers taking pictures of the various flora and fauna during golden hour. I didn’t discover this park until I attended a Cherry Blossom Festival a few months ago despite all the times I had gone into the park before.img_5058