We had our first snow in Tokyo last week, winter is definitely here.
It is sooo cold outside and our skin is suffering as well. I can feel it in the morning by the feel on my face, rather dry, especially around the mouth.
Luckily there are a variety of sheet masks on the Japanese market, including the Korean ones.
Today I will review one of the Lululun sheet masks, popular, not only among Japanese people, but also among the foreign tourists visiting Tokyo.
Lululun sheet mask concept
The concept of Lululun is affordable price and “Japanese quality” nourishing ingredients for your skin, for everyday use.
The packs include multiple masks. I bought the one that comes with 7 sheets for one week care. Among the many types of masks for different skin issues, I chose the pink one which is the balance moisture, the standard one I believe..
Lululun new formula, what changed?
The product was renewed in Nov. 2015 with improved usage values and formula.
Compared to the old version, the new one has been improved on the following points according to the manufacturer:
Better fit to the face
- by a better cover of the sensitive areas that need most care such as the eyes, next to the nose where pores are likely get large, and around the mouth.
- by an improved material: the new version is 30% thicker and uses 67% more microfibre to allow a soft and comfortable touch.
I agree on these points: The sheet is still thin which I always found a better fit to the face than thick sheets that tend to fall off the face unless you lay down for the whole posing time. Despite the fact it is thin, it still feels soft and pleasant on the face. Most of all, I really like the fact that my eyes, nose and especially mouth were covered enough. So for my face it really worked and I believe for other Asian faces, it would be a good fit, however I don’t know if we can say the same for western morphology.
Better formula for an enduring moisturising effect
On top of the hyaluronic acid and acacia honey, 8 new ingredients have been added: avocado extract, aloe vera leaf extract, coryza ceramide (which is supposed to be very close to the skin natural ceramide, therefore penetrates well into skin), bilberry leaf extract, ginseng root extract, mandarin orange peel extract, neem leaf extract, plantago major seed extract.
I applied the sheet directly after I double cleansed my face and left it for 15 min, the recommended time. The sheet wasn’t dry after the posing time yet, so I could pass the used sheet on the other parts of my body. My skin was well moisturised, with a little sticky touch. I pressed gently all over the face to help the beauty serum remained on the surface of the skin penetrate. I did my usual layering routine after that. When I woke up in the morning, my skin was still moisturised and soft. It stayed so during the day. However around the mouth, the severe dryness came back. I kept on using the sheet the following days, and after three days, my skin was back to normal!
I find any facial sheet actually does the difference when your skin is very dehydrated. So I wouldn’t say this product is outstanding compared to others, but its affordable price for everyday use, the very good fit on the face and its good moisturising job make this sheet a satisfactory product, that I would buy and use again!
And according to the article here, the Lululun masks are favoured by Japanese celebrities too!