I received these two sheet masks from The Yeon in Flushing, Queens, as free samples when I made a purchase and I was really excited to use them because I love moisturizing masks. I had never heard of The Yeon before wandering into the store while experiencing Flushing for the first time and was thrilled to see they carry a whole bunch of other Asian brands in addition to their own products. These sheet masks are formulated for hydration, lifting and firming, and contain some fun ingredients like broccoli and cabbage leaf extracts.
I used both of these masks over the past couple of weeks. These have a thicker mask material and they fit my face alright. They’re a little too big for me but not absurdly so. The first mask I used gave me the slightest warming sensation but the second one didn’t, so I wouldn’t say they’re irritating or anything like that. Fragrance is last on the ingredients but I didn’t personally detect a scent.
The biggest thing is that once the mask is removed, the essence is very sticky. I can handle weird textures, but I know that this would probably bother a good number of people. I like to let the essence set on my skin for a little while (maybe 15 minutes) before adding additional skincare. Thankfully, the stickiness does go away once I add a cream on top and it’s completely comfortable after that.
I did find the mask plumping, hydrating, somewhat soothing, and maybe a little firming. It was enjoyable but not necessarily exceptional. The ingredients have some fun things in there, and I don’t think I’ve ever seen a skincare product with broccoli and cabbage extracts before. Panthenol (vitamin B5) is also on the list, which is a great ingredient for hydrating skin and slowing the aging process.
Ingredients: Water, Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, PEG/PPG-17/6 Copolymer , Alcohol, Trehalose, Citrus Paradisi (Grapefruit) Fruit Extract , Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/VP Copolymer, PEG-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Panthenol, Allantoin, Brassica Oleracea Italica (Broccoli) Extract , Brassica Oleracea Capitata (Cabbage) Leaf Extract, Honey Extract, Camellia Japonica Seed Oil, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Disodium EDTA, Phenoxyethanol, Fragrance
In general, I liked these fine but I wouldn’t say they’re a favorite and I wouldn’t seek them out in the future. That being said, they were certainly a fun free sample to receive.
It looks to me like these masks are really only available at The Yeon stores, as I can’t find an online retailer. The Yeon have locations in Korea, Hong Kong, and New York City – I see on their website that in addition to the Flushing location, there’s also a store in Manhattan Chinatown (well, maybe just outside of Chinatown … I’m still learning the Manhattan neighborhood boundaries), so I’ll have to check that out in the future.
Manhattan: 55 Division St., Manhattan NY 10008
Flushing: 136-62 39th Ave Flushing, NY 11354
They’re a fairly standard, low-investment option for a skincare treat at $2/each, so there’s definitely nothing wrong with giving them a shot if you have the chance. I’m still just starting out trying different sheet mask brands and I definitely still have a lot of brands on my wish list. I’d love to know – what are your favorite sheet masks?