I hate this sheet mask.
Okay, hate is a strong word but I really do hate this thing.
I found this product on clearance in December for $0.50 and thought well, why not? I love masks in general (from sheet masks to mud masks) and can’t hurt to try something new.
It hurt to try this one, literally.
Now, I know first-hand why it garnered such low ratings online!
Yes to Coconut Ultra Hydrating Paper Mask Review
- Name – Yes To Coconut Ultra Hydrating Paper Sheet Mask
- Price – $2.99
- Size – 1 count
- Where is it available? – Target, Ulta, CVS, Walmart, Amazon
- Tested on animals? – No
I got the one with Holiday packaging but it’s the same as this:
Product Description + Claims
“Yes To coconut ultra-hydrating paper mask will have you going coo coo for coconuts! The single-use Yes To coconut ultra-hydrating paper mask is rich in coconut extracts and ultra-hydrating for those times when your skin needs an extra dose of moisture and a tropical vacation.”
- 96% Natural
- Formulated without parabens, SLS and silicones
- Leaping Bunny certified
- Virgin coconut oil a tropical moisturizer
Ingredients: Water (Aqua), Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Leaf Juice, Glycerin Propanediol, Sorbitol, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Fruit Juice, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Water, Aleurites Moluccana (Kukui) Seed Extract, Hibiscus Sabdariffa Flower Extract, Morinda Citrifolia Fruit Extract, Musa Sapientum (Banana) Fruit Extract, Orchis Mascula Flower Extract, Psidium Guajava (Guava) Fruit Extract, Malus Domestica Fruit Cell Culture Extract, Honey, Allantoin, Lecithin, Algin, Galactoarabinan, Beta-Glucan, Heptyl Glucoside, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Xanthan Gum, Tetrasodium Glutamate, Diacetate, Caprylhydroxamic Acid, Sodium Hyaluronate, Sodium Hydroxide, Benzoic Acid, Sorbic Acid, Phenoxyethanol, Fragrance (Parfum), Coumarin
How to use
“Gently unfold mask and apply to clean skin. Adjust around eyes, nose and mouth, smoothing to fit the curves of your gorgeous face. Close eyes and relax for 10 minutes. Remove mask and dispose.”
First, let’s talk fragrance because that’s important especially those with allergies. The label states that it smells like pina colada – not quite. It does smell of coconut and fortunately it’s not an obnoxious scent. If you like coconut scents, you probably won’t mind this one. However, steer clear if you have allergies.
As the direction stated in the packaging, apply on clean skin. So, I put it on after I cleansed my face during my night time routine. I love that the sheet mask was saturated with product but wasn’t dripping wet or messy. The paper mask was easy to unfold and apply on my skin. The holes for my eyes and mouth were big enough. And despite having a huge face, the mask covered my whole face.
Next, I closed my eyes and imagined I was on a secluded beach in the northern part of Oahu – just following the direction thoroughly. Then as I was about to take a sip of my pina colada (still imagining), I started feeling this burning sensation.
BURNING SENSATION! – not imagining this for sure.
My initial reaction was maybe it was some kind of allergic reaction but that’s uncommon for me. So, I checked the package to see if it said anything about burning sensation and sure enough it said “Tingling? Yes! It’s working!”
Really? It’s working? Like how? If it meant to irritate my skin, it’s working alright.
This isn’t a tingling sensation but I suppose that’s subjective.
Here’s how I describe a tingling sensation. Have you ever tried a shampoo with peppermint? Or a peppermint lip balm? You feel a cooling, borderline stinging sensation. That’s tingling with no pain.
Now, a burning sensation is when you feel something HOT. Have you ever burned yourself in the kitchen? It’s like that but the burning feeling and pain increases slowly. It’s also comparable to getting a sunburn.
I immediately took it off and saw that my whole face was red! After washing off all product residue, my face felt better and went back to normal.
I don’t recommend this product to anyone!
Keep in mind that this is base on my own experience from a consumer’s point of view. Different people may have different reactions.
With that said, the burning sensation isn’t worth it. There are many ways to achieve hydration without pain. Try to look for face masks with hyaluronic acid and preferably fragrance-free to avoid any allergic reactions or develop any allergies. I prefer hydrating moisturizers more and use masks as supplements.
Most of the time, I use sheet masks because they’re fun and relaxing – burning sensations are neither fun nor relaxing.
Save your $2.99 (or $0.50 in my case), don’t buy this product. Try Tony Moly sheet masks or these K-Beauty sheet masks available at CVS starting at $1.29 or Hada Labo (their skincare line is legit awesome!)
Have you tried Yes To Coconut Ultra Hydrating Sheet Mask? Did you experience the same burning sensations? I would love to know if you have any favorite sheet masks.