Farm Stay Visible Difference Sheet Mask (Aloe)

If you’re familiar with sheet masks, then you know how easy and convenient they are. You apply it after cleansing, relax, read, watch your shows, and take it off after 10-30 minutes, or whenever they’re no longer moist – no washing necessary. They’re an inexpensive way to feel like you’re pampering yourself. In fact, I’m wearing one now as I write this! I have a splitting headache and it’s moments like this that sheet masks are made for!

fsReview: Farm Stay Visible Difference Mask Sheet Pack (Aloe)

2-5-star-rating (2.5/5 stars) It’s a soothing and cooling sheet mask that’s super affordable. It packs a lot of leftover product to spread over, however the mask itself is ill-fitting. The nose hole, in particular, is annoyingly suffocating – I’m constantly fiddling with it. Some of the other brands have a better fit, but it really isn’t a big deal since the mask is used for such a short time. One main concern is that it contains the ingredient methylparaben, which I didn’t notice until after I purchased it. There’s also an ever so slight tingling sensation when I initially put it on. If you have sensitive skin like I do, the alcohol content in it is noticeable, although it doesn’t irritate my skin at all and I do feel moisturized even hours after I take it off. Overall, it’s a decent sheet mask that does what it intends to do for cheap. However, there are better alternatives without having to worry about parabens.

Ingredients: Water, Butylene Glycol, Alcohol, Sodium Hyaluronate, Betaine, Arginine, Carbomer, PEG-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Phenoxyethanol, Methylparaben, Allantoin, Aloe Europaea (Aloe) Fruit Extract (0.05%), Disodium EDTA, Perfume

plusBeneficial ingredients: 1) Arginine functions as an antioxidant that helps build collagen production 2) Allantoin is an effective anti-irritant 3) Aloe or olive extract, either or, they’re both beneficial.

minusQuestionable ingredients: 1) Phenoxyethanol is a preservative that’s an alternative to parabens. It’s an irritant and an Italian study has determined as a contact allergen. 2) Methylparaben is linked to breast cancer, skin and eye damage (Source). 3) Disodium EDTA It’s arguably dodgy, but like many other ingredients, it’s only harmful in large doses (that far exceeds the amount found in this product).

arrowNote: The ingredient listed as “Aloe Europaea (Aloe) Fruit Extract (0.05%)” is either a misprint or an error in translation. Oloe Europaea is Olive and Aloe is Aloe Vera/Barbadensis.

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