face mask friday

It is face mask Friday, another day at home and the perfect time for a little bit of skincare. Destress from the working from home / homeschooling and treat yourself to a pamper. Every Friday I try and review a different mask for you all. Share my own thoughts and opinions on the mask and hopefully give you a better chance of finding a mask you need. 

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This week’s mask is another by the brand Oh K! A brand I have used a handful of their skincare products. We are focusing on under our eyes particularly this week. Though I guess most of us are getting more sleep. There is a lot of stressful things and worries rolling around us. Our eyes are the most obvious thing to change to show we aren’t ourselves. 

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Oh K’s Chok Chok smoothing under eye mask with vitamin C and chamomile, is the mask I am trying today. The mask is meant to intensely hydrate under your eyes to reveal the perfect bright eyes. It is specially formulated to brighten and even out skin tone with vitamin C and soothe tiered eyes with the chamomile extracts. To soften and nourish whilst wearing the pearly iridescent patches. This mask is cruelty free and vegan friendly as well. 

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The packaging in its self is pretty simple. Oh K’s cute panda playing peekaboo over the top of the pack. A silver holographic shimmer to the backing as many of Oh K!’s products do. I love how the writing is detailed, asian, bold, capitals mainly. But what I love is the hand written style. Its stamp on the lower right side, letting us know it’s made in Korea. Like I said its pretty simple but straight to the point. Under eye mask printed in black with pink background. To make what the actual product is stand out. 

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All the details such as instructions are on the back. Things like ingredients and all the things brands have to have on show. To be honest I only pay attention to the instructions and application. Occasionally ingredients if they aren’t shouted out at me on the front. It is always important to look or/and read the instructions. Timing especially is key. The instructions are only in picture form on this mask. Though I love pictures its super handy to have both especially when its not clear to detail in picture. 

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Most masks often state to start with a clean, dry face. This is I think asking for a slightly wet face. Hence why I think ‘splash water on your face’ would be useful rather than what looks like water or something on your face. Timing to keep mask on is essential to read, because you want the full potential out of it right? A little longer than average for timings, this is a 20-30 minute leave on. 

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I have hay fever allergies and pretty much for all spring and summer. Its really bad so I get a lot of dark circles under my eyes but they are also sore and itchy. Underneath of your eyes shows all that is going on in life really. You can tell if someone is feeling rough by the way they look. Mine can be heavy and darker especially on a high pollen day. So I thought this could help me. 

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When I opened the pack, the two pear shaped gel masks were incased in a plastic box. Each had a layer on each side of protection paper on them. The instructions look like you took one side off placed on under eyes then removed the other layer. Sounds easy to do right? But the instruction is as I just said but in picture form. And the protective layers are plain. So which is the side to place on your face and which is the outside layer? I went with how I opened it but still not sure which. The gel like pads are really shimmery and holographic.

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To be fair that was all I had to do to apply them. Wash my face a little, the stick on under eye. Then I was free to do whatever I wanted for up to 30 minutes. You can get a lot done in half hour. House work, homeschool, work, chill out, cook the dinner you name it. There is nothing stopping you using face masks. Especially now when all you do is stay home. For me I just went and chilled on my bed. Watched a little youtube. 

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Now normally I lay or sit around for the time and let masks do what they have to do. But this one took 5 minutes if that to sting. Again I have hay fever so if its that that didn’t help or the fact I have fake tan on. I tried to sit it out a little and ignore it but it got too much after 10 minutes. I ended up taking them off and switching them over to the other side. Like I mentioned earlier I really don’t know which side was correct to use. It was a little less irritated but the irritation was still there, nearer to edge by my nose. 

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By 20 minutes if not a little early I was done with the mask. The stinging of the mask on my face was just too much. I’ve used Oh K! Before as a brand and this has never happened to me. Which is really odd. But anyway it happened. 

skincareAs soon as I took the mask off my face felt instantly relived and the stinging stopped. That is why I think it’s the mask that irritated me. And because I purposely didn’t apply my tanning lotion to my face until the morning after I used this. But it could be a combination of everything. Just really odd. 

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My eyes are a little less puffy other than that not a lot has changed. So the mask is definitely one I will not be buying again unfortunately. For me I can use the Anatomicals eye mask and get better results from it and it calms my hay fever eyes down as well. Which is a bonus and a relieve. 

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Something that causes me problems on top of my problems aren’t worth my money. Its reasonably priced but if you have sensitive skin like me, I would avoid this. Priced at £4.25, it’s a fairly average price. I just know and feel like there are so many better under eye masks than this, that caused irritation. 

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The only thing that was cool is the colouring of the gel pads. How shimmery and holographic they were. Even on my tanned skin. Other than that, this is not a very good under the eye mask for me. 

What is your go to mask at the minute?

Melanie Kate

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Hey! I am Mel, a fashion and lifestyle blogger from the UK.

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