I’m always on the look out for new sheet masks because I’m very particular about them. I absolutely hate any kind of sticky residue and I don’t like overpowering scents so the masks have to be of a very high quality (by my own standards!) for it to pique my interest. I very recently discovered the Simple Water Boost Hydrating Sheet Mask in my local Superdrug. Truthfully, it was the words ‘Made in Korea’ that made me stop and pay attention and think ‘if there ever was a perfect sheet mask for me, surely this would be it?’
The offer on at the time of purchase was buy one get one free (wtf??) so I grabbed a couple and made my way to the counter.
It’s taken me a while to get on board with sheet masks. It’s taken hearing all about the science of them before I gave them a chance. Best of all though, I realised that it gives me an excuse to just take time out for myself where I can do absolutely nothing but relax.
Seriously guys, working over a laptop is not possible for fear of it dripping and slipping on to the keyboard; so instead I have no choice but to lie down and…breathe.
The packaging of the Simple Water Boost Hydrating Sheet Mask is cute. I actually prefer it to the usual white or clear packaging that other Simple products have. The front states that the mask has minerals and plant extracts and no artificial perfume, colours or harsh chemicals “that can upset your skin”. There’s also that logo in the top right that states the mask is made in Korea. All in all, it sounds pretty promising.
On the back of the mask, Simple boast that this mask is
“the perfect antidote to fight the 5 early signs of dehydrated skin: dryness, dullness, dry dehydration lines, tightness, and roughness.”
Let’s take a little look at the ingredients: The first is water, which is never a bad thing! Next is glycerin a humectant (i.e helps with retaining or preserving moisture), which is amazing for dry skin. Butylene Glycol and Betaine both of which are also humectants. There are also lots of plant extracts and oils but none of which jump out as alarming.
It actually looks very hydrating and I can’t wait to get stuck in.
As with all sheet masks, it is drenched in serum and made to be worn on freshly cleansed skin for about 15 minutes.
After a shower I took out the mask and spread it across my face. There is a slight, faint herbal/medicinal smell but all in all it’s nothing overpowering.
15 minutes passed and I decided to leave it on for an extra 15 – as is the ritual for most people ha.
After carefully taking the mask off my skin after time was up, I can confirm that my face felt SO refreshed. I massaged the residue of the mask into my skin and waited a further 20 minutes for it to fully soak in. I was a little bit worried that my skin would be left sticky but it’s definitely not the case. The smell has fully evaporated and I was left with fresh, dewy but most importantly, hydrated skin.
The Simple Hydrating Sheet Mask can be found in Superdrug or bought online here. They’re priced at £3.49 which is in no way cheap really but it’s fab for a self care treat.
Pro Tip – The masks are often much cheaper to buy in Tesco!
Would I recommend it? If you have dehydrated and sensitive skin this is the one sheet mask I would recommend for you. It’s stripped down ingredients give you all of the benefits of the best selling sheet masks on the market today.
Would I buy it again? 100% yes.