Oh Missha how I love you. A mid-range Korean brand with a luxe feel and skincare AND makeup lines that really deliver? This is the brand.
I first knew about Missha when I became curious about snail creams back in San Francisco. I tried Missha’s Super Aqua Snail gel and that’s when I knew I was onto something special.
Then, earlier this year, I did a hardcore beauty bender in Seoul and found several Missha shops scattered on Myeongdong Street (the makeup district!). I picked up some snail cream, but didn’t go crazy since there were so many brands I hadn’t heard of but wanted to try.
Now, my new apartment in North Tokyo is only a few minutes from the train station, and there is a huge, gorgeous makeup department with Missha staring at me right when I get off the train. This might be a problem!
Anyway—I love their snail line and wanted to check out other options in their skincare, so I picked up a bunch of sheet masks to see what’s what.
I used the Pure Source Firming and Nourishing Mask in Caviar. (Caviar?) Yes Caviar. Here’s why:
- Caviar is super nourishing: it’s packed with vitamins A, D, B1, B2, B6
- It also contains amino acids such as glycine, lysine, histidine, arginine and asparagine.
All of these elements work together to deeply moisturize and speed up collagen production.
So I washed and toned, masked up, and laid down for 20 minutes. The first thing I noticed was that the mask wasn’t slimey-dripping with product—it was a nice cotton mask, but a tad on the dry side compared to others I use. But after I put it on I rubbed the product into my hands and immediately felt the difference. And zero stickiness.
Afterward my skin felt springy and tight and soft—a really nice pick me up after the super chilly nights here. Is it a life changer? No—but is it cheap enough and effective enough to do 1-2 times a week? Oh yes.
Oh and the clincher? EVERYTHING is on sale at the Missha US store (40% off!) so stock up now— they’re already inexpensive to begin with but now they’re bananas cheap! Happy shopping!