this was forever ☾
November 15, 2012

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Hey everyone ~ I’m going to be introducing a new brand of facial masks that are available for all my Toronto readers! Finally, a company that sells sheet masks in the Western market! You know how much I love sheet masks!

Maskeraide was founded in 2011 by Karyn, a Canadian Makeup Artist/Model turned Marketing and Social Media Maven and Michelle, a cosmetic and skin care addict from Korea. Michelle introduced Karyn to innovative and unique Asian beauty products including BB creams (which have recently become a huge hit among North American women) and Sheet Masks, which Karyn immediately fell in love with. She knew that her and Michelle had to introduce these little miracle masks to the North American market. Together, Karyn and Michelle spent endless hours creating MaskerAide, a line of serious yet fabulous hydrating facial sheet masks that help cure life’s little skin care mishaps.



Look how amazing the package is!! Even the envelope on the outside is hot pink! I love when a company that puts effort into their packaging. It makes everything look so chic and girly!


Once you open the package, all the sheet masks are nicely stacked inside the box. Here are the benefits of these sheet masks:

FUNCTIONAL DESIGN – Unlike liquid or clay masks, sheet masks are totally mess free! They are also convenient and very easy to use. And their small size makes them portable and great for travel.
BENEFICIAL COOLING EFFECTS – The cooling effect of the mask stimulates blood flow and relaxes facial muscles helping to release the signs of stress and fatigue.
ACTS AS AN INCUBATOR – The mask blocks the air from the skin enhancing the skin’s temperature which causes the pores to open and increases the skin’s metabolic rate. As well, it promotes sweat gland secretion increasing the oxygen content within the skin allowing for better absorption of vitamins and nutrients!
PROVIDES DEEP HYDRATION – The intense and quick surge of hydration from one mask plumps up the skin with needed moisture eliminating the signs of dehydration, dryness and aging. This results in perfectly soft and supple skin that radiates with health.
HOLDS & PROTECTS – The amazing material of our masks grabs a hold of our powerful ingredients and keeps them safe from external factors while on your skin.
ECO-FRIENDLY – Production plant emissions during the development of a sheet mask into the air from smokestacks and from waste water are significantly lower in comparison to many other masks that are on the market today.

Here are the sheet masks that are available from the company. All their masks are free of parabens, harsh dyes & pigments, mineral oils, artificial fragrances, benzophenone and glycerins.

All Nighter
Whether you were up all night studying or out all night partying, we’ve got you covered to face the long day ahead. Apply our ALL NIGHTER mask to awaken, refresh and replenish your skin. The cooling effects of the mask will help de-puff and awaken your eyes, while natural Peppermint Oil awakens your senses. Aloe, Argan Oil, Heartleaf (a powerful detoxifier), Honey, Super Fruit and Cactus Extracts work together to erase the signs of the previous night and get you “boardroom” ready!
Price: $4.99 CAD


Detox Diva
Gone are the days of using harsh scrubs and drying clays. Our DETOX DIVA mask (formulated with natural Geranium Oil, Seaweed and Green Tea Leaf Extracts) helps to minimize pores, absorb impurities and protect from toxins and free-radicals without removing your skin’s essential natural oils. Chinese Plum, Strawberry and Lemon Fruit Extracts go to work to gently exfoliate and lift dead skin cells revealing clear luminous skin, while Argan Oil and Honey keep your skin happy and hydrated.
Price: $4.99 CAD


I Don’t Wanna Grow Up
Go ahead, jump in the ‘Fountain of Youth’ and splash around! Who ever said you had to grow up anyway? I DON’T WANNA GROW UP is an intensive, multi-action mask that helps to prevent and combat the signs of aging while nourishing your skin. It provides deep hydration and delivers a healthy dose of age-defying ingredients including natural Ylang-Ylang Oil, Argan Oil, Vitamin E, Hydrolyzed Collagen and Elastin to help diminish fine lines and bring out your youthful glow.
Price: $4.99 CAD


Beauty Rest’ore
Everyday your skin loses essential moisture and nutrients. While you prepare for your beauty sleep, our super hydrating BEAUTY REST’ORE formula (infused with Argan Oil, Super Fruit Extracts, Green Algae and Vitamin E) goes to work to restore, regenerate and repair your skin leaving it silky, smooth and supple by morning. The cooling effect of the mask helps to relax facial muscles easing the signs of stress and fatigue, while natural Lavender Oil relaxes your body and mind. Sweet dreams!
Price: $4.99 CAD


Weather Warrior
Whether you’ve spent the day baking on the beach or skiing down the slopes, your skin has taken a beating. Exposure to damaging elements such as harmful UV rays, wind and extreme cold can leave your skin dry, flaky and screaming SOS! Caring for and moisturizing your skin after exposure to the elements is essential. Apply our WEATHER WARRIOR mask with Aloe, Green Tea, Witch Hazel and Argan Oil to help soothe, calm and heal your skin allowing it to breathe a sigh of relief.
Price: $4.99 CAD


Pre Party Prep
You may be ready for a night of partying and celebration, but is your face? Make sure you stand out from the crowd and start prepping your skin now! Create a perfect canvas for foundation application with PRE PARTY PREP’s silky, lightweight blend of natural Argan Oil, Orange Peel Oil, Super Fruit Extracts, Rice Extract and Honey to energize, hydrate, brighten and prime your skin for a flawless and velvety-smooth finish.
Price: $4.99 CAD

DIRECTIONS FOR USE
1. To prepare face for your at home facial, start by cleansing and toning your skin.
2. Tear open packet. Gently unfold mask and place on face. Adjust over eyes, nose and mouth for a perfect fit. Rub any excess serum into neck and chest.
3. Relax for 10-20 minutes. Remove mask and discard. Gently pat moisture into skin or give a quick rinse and lightly pat dry.
4. Use once per week. Can be used daily.

My Thoughts

These sheet masks are quite amazing! I have never tried a cream based serum mask before and I must say they are very moisturizing. I love them! Since the masks are free from artificial fragrances the smell is very natural and not over powering. They are also vegan friendly since they do not add any ingredients derived from animals. The price of each mask is not too bad either at $5 a piece. It won’t make that big of a hole in your wallet. Of course, it’s not as cheap as masks like Taiwanese My Beauty Diary or My Beauty Scheming (我的心機) at around $2 a piece. But it’s not as expensive as some of the masks from Lancome or SK-II. Maybe they will sell them in a set in future so it’ll be even more affordable.

I especially like using these masks just before I head out the door. They are great for keeping the skin smooth and soft for makeup application. So when I have extra time in the morning, I like to pop on one of these just before applying my foundation. It’s a excellent for prepping your skin. Plus, with the weather slowly becoming dryer and colder, I can’t help but use sheet masks on a daily basis because my skin is just drying out too quickly. The only complaint that I have about the masks is the fitting. They are definitely a little too big for my face in comparison to my regular sheet masks by My Beauty Diary.


See, even celebrities Jessica Simpson and Jamie Chung (Hangover 2, Sucker Punch) are getting into the trends of sheet masks!
digging sheet masks!

RATING
Product (4/5)
Cost (4/5)
Ease of Use (5/5)
Packaging (5/5)