My Beauty Diary – Collagen Firming Mask Intense Plumpness
The Beauty Diary line has many different types of masks. Each mask has certain ingredients meant to target various skin concerns. I choose the My Beauty Diary Collagen Firming Mask. This mask is meant to give the skin a plumping and firming effect. I purchased the mask from amazon for $10.14. It comes in a pack of 10 individually wrapped sheet masks. The masks are made in Taiwan. The entire package was cellophane wrapped. On the box, there are stickers of what I am assuming to be an approval seal of the Beauty Diary brand. The package itself and each mask has a full list of ingredients in english and also includes the expiration date.
For use, the directions recommend using the mask daily for maximum results. I think this mask is moisturizing and gives an immediate effect of a plump, hydrated, firm feel. When it is rinsed off later, the effects do not last.
One ingredient I had to research, is the Chondrus crispus known as Carrageenan. It is a red edible seaweed that has gelling and thickening properties. It is considered a vegetarian/vegan gelatin alternative mainly used in the food industry. My educated guess for the day, I previously searched for some DIY firming mask recipes, gelatin is used as the main ingredient. I attribute the short lived plumping effects of this mask to this vegan gel ingredient.
Overall, I will not purchase this particular set again because there are so many to try. I ended up adding these in gift bags around the holidays. Everyone loves a surprise sheet mask to sample.