Only P29 per sheet: The Kracie Hadabisei All-In-One Face Mask
Face masking junkies know how expensive the, erm, hobby can get. Sure, a 50 to 80-peso sheet mask doesn't sound like a lot of money, but considering that each mask is only good for a single use and if you like to mask more than once a week, the habit becomes quite expensive! That's why I recommend getting monthly mask packs instead. Getting 30+ sheets in one go saves you a lot more money in the long run, plus you get to mask every day or as often as you please.
The Kracie Hadabisei All-In-One Mask (P895 in Beauty Bar and online) is one of the few monthly packs available here in the PH. This Japanese brand has been around for a couple of years now and their All-In-One mask concept is not new, but they have two new variants released recently: the Moisturizing (for plump and glowing skin) and Brightening (for smooth and glowing skin).
Checking the ingredients list, you'll notice that they have the same base of water, dipropylene glycol (solvent), glycerin, alcohol, maltitol (skin conditioner), and hydrogenated castor oil. The rest are solvents, texture enhancers, preservative (methylparaben), and pH-adjuster (citric acid). These are all common and safe ingredients, but do note that once the ingredients list reaches the preservative part, it means that the ingredients that follow are less ~2% in concentration.
Again, this is common practice in skincare, and high concentrations of certain ingredients can get very, very expensive pretty fast. This is how Kracie can afford to sell you 31 sheet masks for about P29 each - the actives are less 2% of the formulation (give or take, I can't presume to know the exact formulation, I just have general knowledge about the recommended concentrations of certain ingredients).
The ingredients list diverges in both the Moisturizing and Brightening Mask after the base. The Moisturizing Mask features olive oil, collagen, and hyaluronic acid for the extra hydrating and plumping effect, while the Brightening Mask features Vitamin C, kiwi fruit extract, and lemon fruit extract for enhancing skin brightness. So do these masks work?
Both masks have the same effect of moisturizing and brightening my skin after ten minutes although I find that the Moisturizing mask has more of a richer/thicker essence on skin. Both formulations are fragrance-free, which means that you'll smell its natural scent; a bit sharp, but not unpleasant.
I like to use these masks at night or whenever I feel like my skin needs extra moisture in the morning. As promised, this is "all-in-one"; I can skip toner, moisturizer, and serum with this mask alone! Although I must say, I typically skip these products already whenever I'm using a good sheet mask.
These Kracie masks are made of paper. They dry out fast compared to cellulose masks, but 10 minutes is ample time to get the benefits.
Overall, I recommend the new Kracie Hadabisei All-In-One Masks to anyone who want a daily mask that can sub for a full routine. At P29 per piece, this is a nice deal! The ingredients list is okay, though don't expect to get high concentrations of the actives. That's fine though - it still makes for a great maintenance mask rather than a treatment mask. What do you think? Does this look like something you'd try?
You can find Kracie at Beauty Bar and at Beauty Box Corp's online store.
Photography by Samantha Gonzales