Today I’m writing about the Rainbow Beauty SOC 3D Snail Mask.
Whew! This mask’s name is a mouthful – although at first glance, I had no idea what it was called and the default was just “mystery snail mask”, hence the title of my post.
It’s moments like this where I really wish it were simple to just pick up Korean, Japanese and some Mandarin Chinese. Not very feasible at the moment, though.
I was pleasantly surprised by this mask, actually – I don’t know why, but if it’s a product from a company that I know nothing about and I can’t read anything on it, it makes me feel suspicious of it. Which is why I delayed trying it out for so long, but I regret that now.
Isn’t that a funny and unique aspect of sheet masks? If it were any other product, I’d stay away from it if I didn’t know the ingredients. With sheet masks, it’s a one-use product, so I throw all caution to the wind and throw it on my face without a second thought.
The packaging was kind of cute, it really reminded me of the Mizon Snail essence bottles. Before this mask, I had no idea what a “3D” mask was, and I was slightly anxious about it. I had no idea what to expect – but as I put it on, I realized how glorious it was:
NOW I understand – it’s called 3D because it is actually stitched or put together so that it naturally HUGS YOUR FACE. Oh. My. God. I loved this so much! I always have to be careful not to move my face for the first 5-10 minutes of wearing a regular sheet mask, because it is bound to move around or slide off my face – but with THIS mask, it HUGS your facial curves, and you don’t have to worry! You can see in the above pictures (hopefully) how it curves down around my chin there. You can see the middle crease that runs all the way from the top to the bottom of the mask – it ensures that it hugs the sides of your face, nose, chin, etc.
This “hugging of my face” also made it a no-brainer to apply as well – I unfolded it, and it was already in the shape of my face. Kind of like how a glove is already in the shape of your hand and fingers – you know?
So I just literally shoved my face INTO the mask, and it stayed there. It is a glove for my face. Oh my god.
And here are the BEFORE and AFTER pictures (I’m not an expert in photography or anything, please excuse the bad lighting):
The BEFORE pictures are before bed, and the AFTER pictures are the morning after.
It didn’t irritate my normal/dry skin, and I did feel like it was more moisturized the day after. My skin felt soft and smooth, and I do think it was one of the more moisturizing masks I’ve tried – maybe on par with the Etude House creamy essence ones that I like so much. BUT it wasn’t heavy or anything, like the Nature Republic Shea Butter ones. Those are no joke.
I would definitely recommend these to my friends and family, and hoard them if I ever found them again. I got this one as a “freebie” sample from Skin18 (that I’ve mentioned in previous posts), so I know I can get it from them at least!
Here’s my rating scale:
- ABSOLUTE FAIL. Would not repurchase.
- Meh. Not horrible, but not that good either.
- Hmmm. That’s interesting and I like it enough to use it all.
- Ooohhh. I definitely like this.
- WOW. This stuff is great! *.*
- I LOVE THIS. HOLY GRAIL STATUS!!
So in conclusion, this blind product testing was a success! Yay for living dangerous in AB! 😀 I rate this mask a 5/6 – great stuff!
Have you guys ever tried any 3D masks? Which ones would you recommend? I can’t wait to try out more!!